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

I liked that everyone was really nice and helpful. The impact was very positive. I also needed someone to come in and bathe her, and they came in to do that.
I liked that everyone was really nice and helpful. The impact was very positive. I also needed someone to come in and bathe her, and they came in to do that.

2019

Ready Hands

5568 General Washington Dr., Alexandria, VA, 22312

They provide coverage on a day-to-day basis to make things more comfortable for me. We would certainly recommend them. We speak very highly of the woman who works with us. Sometimes there’s some conf … (read more)
They provide coverage on a day-to-day basis to make things more comfortable for me. We would certainly recommend them. We speak very highly of the woman who works with us. Sometimes there’s some conf … (read more)

2019

Homewatch Caregivers of Loudoun

2 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 430, Sterling, VA, 20165

The caregiver we have now takes care of my loved one in the morning. The services are different depending on the caregiver, but it gives me the freedom to some things for myself.
The caregiver we have now takes care of my loved one in the morning. The services are different depending on the caregiver, but it gives me the freedom to some things for myself.

2019, 2020

Griswold Home Care NoVA West

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

They were there and made him as comfortable as could be. They are responsive and have good quality of personnel.
They were there and made him as comfortable as could be. They are responsive and have good quality of personnel.

2017, 2018

Home Instead Senior Care – Manassas, VA

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

We are exceptionally pleased with the outstanding support by our Home Health aides.
We are exceptionally pleased with the outstanding support by our Home Health aides.

IncrediCare – Fairfax, VA

3607 Chain Bridge Road, Suite D, Fairfax, VA, 22030

IncrediCare has very good caregivers and they really look out after people. The services I received from IncrediCare were helpful because the caregiver I had was very good with my dogs and took them o … (read more)
IncrediCare has very good caregivers and they really look out after people. The services I received from IncrediCare were helpful because the caregiver I had was very good with my dogs and took them o … (read more)

HomeCare.com

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


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.

Mint Home Care Providers LLC

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

Mint Home Care found just the right people to care for my husband. Even when our needs changed regarding time needed, they were able to fill in the gaps. I was very happy with all of the people who ca … (read more)
Mint Home Care found just the right people to care for my husband. Even when our needs changed regarding time needed, they were able to fill in the gaps. I was very happy with all of the people who ca … (read more)

ElderOptions Senior Care LLC – Fairfax, VA

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

ElderOptions is by far one of the best home health care services in the area. The owners are reliable and available whenever you need them, and treat everyone like family. I really don’t know what … (read more)
ElderOptions is by far one of the best home health care services in the area. The owners are reliable and available whenever you need them, and treat everyone like family. I really don’t know what … (read more)

At Home Health Care LLC

13800 Rockland Villages Dr, Herndon, VA, 20171

We are your Neighborhood Home Care Agency. We are proud to have been serving our community for years. We love to help you take care of Mum and dad, so you can have time to do the things you been wanti … (read more)
We are your Neighborhood Home Care Agency. We are proud to have been serving our community for years. We love to help you take care of Mum and dad, so you can have time to do the things you been wanti … (read more)

Qualis Home Health Services – Woodbridge, VA

3174 Golansky Blvd Suite 201, Woodbridge, VA, 22192

This company is beyond amazing and for one main reason- Dr.Green. She was very supportive and understanding and seriously did the most to help my family out in a extremely difficult time. Both my mo … (read more)
This company is beyond amazing and for one main reason- Dr.Green. She was very supportive and understanding and seriously did the most to help my family out in a extremely difficult time. Both my mo … (read more)

Trinity Home Care Services – Woodbridge, VA

3102 Golansky Blvd Suite 201, Woodbridge, VA, 22192

Trinity Home Care services was great with my grandmother. She loved her aid and vice versa. The aide took great care of her and it showed. My grandmother looked clean and was fed properly. The head of … (read more)
Trinity Home Care services was great with my grandmother. She loved her aid and vice versa. The aide took great care of her and it showed. My grandmother looked clean and was fed properly. The head of … (read more)

Paragon Home Care

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

We couldn’t manage without the services! They are helping my mom after she fell and broke a hip. I just recommended them to my cousin. The office staff is kind and understanding.
We couldn’t manage without the services! They are helping my mom after she fell and broke a hip. I just recommended them to my cousin. The office staff is kind and understanding.

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


All Secured Home Health Service

7777 Loeesburg , Falls Church, VA, 22043


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

Visiting Angels – Prince William County

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

They would get her out of bed and make meals for her. They are professional and caring.
They would get her out of bed and make meals for her. They are professional and caring.

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.

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.