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The 10 Best Home Care Agencies for Seniors in Fairfax Station, VA for 2024

Last Updated: June 5, 2024 - Caring.com offers a free service to help families find senior care and authentic reviews to help you in your decision. On average in Fairfax Station, VA, residents and their loved ones rate In Home Care agencies across the 81 options below.

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Paying for Home Care in Fairfax Station, VA

The Cost of Home Care in Fairfax Station, VA

Home care in Fairfax Station costs $380 more per month than the national average and $570 more than Virginia’s state median. Prices in this area run higher than those in most cities throughout the state as well, including Winchester in the state’s northernmost tip. Home care costs also surpass figures in nearby cities across the Maryland border.

Fairfax Station

$5,339

Virginia

$4,767

The United States

$4,957

Winchester

$4,671

Baltimore, MD

$4,957

California Area, MD

$4,576

Hagerstown, MD

$5,148

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Fairfax Station, VA

Fairfax Station’s average home care rates fall around the middle when compared to other senior living options. This type of arrangement is $610 less than assisted living but $5,520 less than nursing home accommodations. Older people can receive light medical assistance, such as medicine administration and physical, speech or occupational therapy, with a home health aide for the same average cost as in-home care.

Home Care

$5,339

Home Health Aide

$5,339

Adult Day Care

$2,282

Assisted Living

$5,948

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,467

Note: Data for Fairfax Station was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Washington, DC, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Fairfax Station, VA

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-term care insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Fairfax Station 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 Fairfax Station:

ResourceContactAddressService
Homeless Prevention Program (HPP)(804) 371-7000600 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) helps seniors in Fairfax Station avoid housing insecurity by offering free counseling and professional advice for senior homeowners. The program also offers emergency rent or mortgage assistance, moving costs and deposit assistance for seniors with qualifying income and asset limits. Funds are issued from the state to Fairfax County directly, and seniors can apply through county offices by phone or online.
Assisted Community Residential Services (ACRS)(703) 383-85008221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031Seniors who would prefer to remain in their own homes in Fairfax Station can get caregiver support through Fairfax County’s Assisted Community Residential Services (ACRS) program. Seniors enrolled in the ACRS program can get no-cost caregiver assistance and referrals for professional medical and mental health evaluations prior to admission to residential care. Caregiver services include respite care and community support groups, as well as adult daycare for some seniors.
Department of Family Services Community Support Unit(703) 777-0353801 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219The Virginia Department of Family Services Community Support Unit (CSU) helps Fairfax Station seniors stay comfortably at home with the help they need by paying many of the costs associated with home care. Covered services include companion and homemaker support, adult foster care and adult day care and nutritional support with home-delivered meals.
VirginiaSAVES Green Community Program(804) 344-5484411 E. Franklin #203, Richmond, VA, 23219Seniors in Fairfax Station who need help upgrading their homes or weatherizing a house they live in may be eligible for reimbursement and other incentives through the VirginiaSAVES program. VirginiaSAVES pays rebates to help manage the cost seniors in Fairfax Station face when installing new HVAC controls or insulation, repairing a roof or installing solar panels. The program also pays some of the costs of converting to alternative energy sources. Work is done by local contractors. Income and asset limits apply for seniors joining the program.
Fairfax Taxi Voucher Program(703) 222-976412011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035Fairfax Station seniors qualify for discount travel on three local transportation services, Taxi Assist, Dial-a-Ride and Seniors-on-the-Go! These carriers offer half-fare and ADA-compliant transportation to enrolled seniors, as well as free ride-alongs for a single caregiver.

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.

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Checklist for determining the need for in-home care
Checklist for determining the need for in-home care

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.

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Checklist for determining the need for home care
Checklist for determining the need for home care

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