The town of Clifton occupies a large patch of wooded parkland between the Civil War national monuments of Manassas to the west, and the more populous residential suburb of Fairfax Station in Fairfax County to the east. Less than 300 people live in Clifton, and though only 4% of the population is over age 65, half of the town’s residents are aged 54 and over. Seniors in Clifton have easy access to shopping in the surrounding areas, as well as visits to historic Civil War battlefields like Manassas and the historic chapel on Main St. and Chapel Rd. Seniors can get around the region at a discount on any Washington Metro bus or light rail. Discounts for seniors in Clifton do not require a transit ID, and scheduled routes with ADA-compliant vehicles connect throughout the Washington, D.C. area every weekday.

Homemaker services in Clifton cost seniors an average of $4,004 a month, or $20.75 an hour, on average, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Seniors in Clifton pay an average of $4,242 a month for home health aides, which works out to $20.95 an hour. These figures are somewhat more/less than national rates. Nationally, seniors pay an average of $4,004 a month for homemaker services and $4,195 a month for home health aides. This is equivalent to $21 and $22 an hour, respectively.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Clifton, so data for the closest city, Baltimore, MD, was used.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Clifton area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Clifton, VA

Right at Home Northern Virginia

8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr., Suite 320, Fairfax, VA, 22031

My mother doesn’t need much done, but the services help with those few needs. The caregiver we have now my mother really likes. Right at Home is easy to work with.
My mother doesn’t need much done, but the services help with those few needs. The caregiver we have now my mother really likes. Right at Home is easy to work with.

2019

Ready Hands

5568 General Washington Dr., Alexandria, VA, 22312

I want Stephen not to be bored, so they show interact with him more. They should treat him like a grown up. They need to have better communication with us. We have had to train the caregivers ourselv … (read more)
I want Stephen not to be bored, so they show interact with him more. They should treat him like a grown up. They need to have better communication with us. We have had to train the caregivers ourselv … (read more)

2019, 2021

Homewatch Caregivers of Loudoun

2 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 550 , Sterling, VA, 20165

They are there for me every day and check up on me. They take me to appointments and visit with me. They do what we hired them to do and do what I ask of them.
They are there for me every day and check up on me. They take me to appointments and visit with me. They do what we hired them to do and do what I ask of them.

2019, 2020, 2021

Griswold Home Care NoVA West

5723-A Centre Square Drive, Centreville, VA, 20120

They’ve made my life easier by giving me an opportunity to get away and not to worry. I’m able to go on a little road trip with my daughter and granddaughter. I would tell a friend that they’re all … (read more)
They’ve made my life easier by giving me an opportunity to get away and not to worry. I’m able to go on a little road trip with my daughter and granddaughter. I would tell a friend that they’re all … (read more)

Life Matters – Falls Church

7531 Leesburg Pike # 101 , Falls Church, VA, 22043

Lifematters has become the first choice for home care, offering a curated and innovative experience to make the best of every day. <p></p> With a team of professional caregivers and nurses, and an o … (read more)
Lifematters has become the first choice for home care, offering a curated and innovative experience to make the best of every day. <p></p> With a team of professional caregivers and nurses, and an o … (read more)

2017, 2018

Home Instead – Manassas, VA

9309 Center St, Suite 104, Manassas, VA, 20110

Home Instead takes care of my WWII Veteran father. The aides ensure his personal needs are safely met which allows him to comfortably remain in my home surrounded by family.
Home Instead takes care of my WWII Veteran father. The aides ensure his personal needs are safely met which allows him to comfortably remain in my home surrounded by family.

IncrediCare – Woodbridge, VA

4893 Prince William Pkwy Suite 202, Woodbridge, VA, 22192

They anticipate what I would do myself. They are timely and attentive.
They anticipate what I would do myself. They are timely and attentive.

Paragon Home Care

1515 Chain Bridge Rd # 136 , Mclean, VA, 22101

I don’t know what I would do without them. I’m very likely to recommend them. I like that they know what they’re doing.
I don’t know what I would do without them. I’m very likely to recommend them. I like that they know what they’re doing.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

Caregivers don’t show up and you are not told. Calls to their customer assistance line are forwarded to a answering service and it hours to hear from homecare.com,if at all. They then tell you they wi … (read more)
Caregivers don’t show up and you are not told. Calls to their customer assistance line are forwarded to a answering service and it hours to hear from homecare.com,if at all. They then tell you they wi … (read more)

Mint Home Care Providers LLC

4015 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 36, Fairfax, VA, 22030

Mint is a veteran owned, independent home care agency that believes in a client- centered care approach with affordable options and flexible scheduling features. Here is what we mean by client-cente … (read more)
Mint is a veteran owned, independent home care agency that believes in a client- centered care approach with affordable options and flexible scheduling features. Here is what we mean by client-cente … (read more)

ElderOptions Senior Care LLC – Fairfax, VA

12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite 310 , Fairfax, VA, 22033

We found a home care agency for my mother. It’s ElderOptions. They’re very good. They went over and beyond to try to work with me and accommodate what my needs were. So far, we have had really good su … (read more)
We found a home care agency for my mother. It’s ElderOptions. They’re very good. They went over and beyond to try to work with me and accommodate what my needs were. So far, we have had really good su … (read more)

2015

Attenda Home Care, LLC

1900 Campus Commons Drive #100, Reston, VA, 20191

The caregiver that was assigned to my Mom is outstanding. She takes the best care of my mom when she is here. I never worry when we go out while she is here because I know she is in good hands.
The caregiver that was assigned to my Mom is outstanding. She takes the best care of my mom when she is here. I never worry when we go out while she is here because I know she is in good hands.

Horizon Health Care Services LLC

13843 Delaney Rd , Woodbridge, VA, 22193

Mission, Values, Goals <p></p> Our Mission is to partner with clients, their families and our program sponsors to provide quality personal care delivered in a compassionate and professional manner b … (read more)
Mission, Values, Goals <p></p> Our Mission is to partner with clients, their families and our program sponsors to provide quality personal care delivered in a compassionate and professional manner b … (read more)

Elite Eldercare Nova

2331 Mill Road Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314

We love the personable care Elite provides our family! They always pick up their phone! Elite Eldercare Nova is Godsend!
We love the personable care Elite provides our family! They always pick up their phone! Elite Eldercare Nova is Godsend!

ADVANCED SENIOR CARE SVCS

23491 ALDIE MANOR TERRACE, Ashburn, VA, 20148


Home Care Assistance – Fairfax, VA

3903-Q Fair Ridge, Fairfax, VA, 22033

The current caregiver is very good, but there shouldn’t be such a significant drop off in the quality of service. It should be more consistent. The reason I rate them lower is because there seems to … (read more)
The current caregiver is very good, but there shouldn’t be such a significant drop off in the quality of service. It should be more consistent. The reason I rate them lower is because there seems to … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Visiting Angels – Prince William County

9161 Liberia Avenue , Suite #203, Manassas, VA, 20110

They cared for Dad and they did a couple of overnights to help the family sleep easier. I loved that the caregiver was very knowledgeable and helped us to prepare in any way.
They cared for Dad and they did a couple of overnights to help the family sleep easier. I loved that the caregiver was very knowledgeable and helped us to prepare in any way.

2020

BrightStar Care of Fairfax

10530 Warwick Ave, Fairfax, VA, 22032

Even if they’re there for a specific task, they should keep their eyes open for signs of any potential issues as a whole. I would like them to improve their communication with the family.
Even if they’re there for a specific task, they should keep their eyes open for signs of any potential issues as a whole. I would like them to improve their communication with the family.

Thrive at Home, Inc

10301 Democracy Lane Suite 200B, Fairfax, VA, 22030

They are good at fulfilling our requests. They communicate very well. They send professional caregivers.
They are good at fulfilling our requests. They communicate very well. They send professional caregivers.

2021

Comfort Keepers Home Care

10721 Main Street, Suite 304, Suite 304, Fairfax, VA, 22030

I worked with Comfort Keepers for my mother for over a year. We had a hands-down excellent experience with them. We hired them as in-home care from 11 a.m. until after dinner. The caregiver would come … (read more)
I worked with Comfort Keepers for my mother for over a year. We had a hands-down excellent experience with them. We hired them as in-home care from 11 a.m. until after dinner. The caregiver would come … (read more)

Clifton Home Care Resources

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Clifton:

Assisted Community Residential Services (ACRS)

Address: 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (703) 383-8500

Seniors in Clifton have access to Fairfax County’s Assisted Community Residential Services (ACRS) program to help them remain safely in their own homes. ACRS pays many of the costs of care for seniors in Clifton who need caregiver support or home health assistance. The program also helps caregivers pay for adult day care and respite care.

Department of Family Services Community Support Unit

Address: 801 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (703) 777-0353

The Virginia Department of Family Services pays for many of the expenses seniors incur while living at home in Clifton. State funds flow through the department’s Community Support Unit (CSU) to provide services on a local level, including:

  • Companion services, homemaker services and help with household chores
  • Adult foster care
  • Adult day care at local facilities
  • Nutritional support and meals delivered at home

VirginiaSAVES Green Community Program

Address: 411 E. Franklin #203, Richmond, VA, 23219
Phone: (804) 344-5484

Seniors in Clifton can get help paying for weatherization and other efficiency upgrades to their homes through the VirginiaSAVES rebate program. This program pays Clifton seniors a rebate for repairing or upgrading their home’s insulation or HVAC controls. VirginiaSAVES also offers rebates for solar installation and alternative energy optimization.

Fairfax Taxi Voucher Program

Address: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Phone: (703) 222-9764

Clifton seniors have several options for local senior-friendly transportation. ADA-compliant vehicles operate under Taxi Assist, Dial-a-Ride and Seniors-on-the-Go! and enable access to local points of interest, as well as transportation for seniors and caregivers to and from medical appointments. Seniors can request transit membership through Fairfax County offices.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.