Fairfax Station is a residential community bordered by the dense woods of Northern Virginia on one side, and the urban bustle of Alexandria on the other. Fairfax Station was originally a rail stop on the road to Manassas, where seniors still visit the historic Civil War battlefield. A short day trip in the area on the Washington Area Metro, which offers peak discounts for seniors with Medicare cards and government IDs, connects seniors to the national capital and Arlington National Cemetery. Over 18% of Fairfax Station’s 12,000 residents are seniors aged 65 and over, though the town’s median age is nearly a decade higher than the rest of the state, 47 versus 38 years, due to the region’s senior federal workers and retired veterans.

Seniors in Fairfax Station pay an average of $4,004 a month, for homemaker services, which comes out to $20.75 an hour, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Home health aides cost an average of $4,242 a month, or $20.95 an hour. National rates are close to the prices seniors pay in Fairfax Station. The national average for homemaker services is $4,004 a month, while home health aides average $4,195 a month. These rates are equivalent to $20.75 and $22 an hour, respectively.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Fairfax Station, 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 Fairfax Station 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 Fairfax Station, VA

Right at Home Northern Virginia

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

They take care of my husband so I don’t have to be his full-time caregiver. I know they’re aware of his needs and they’re helpful in things that I can’t do all the time. They take the stress off of me … (read more)
They take care of my husband so I don’t have to be his full-time caregiver. I know they’re aware of his needs and they’re helpful in things that I can’t do all the time. They take the stress off of me … (read more)

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, 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.

Paragon Home Care

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

The second time around it has been better because they found the specific type of caregiver I needed. I like that they are very responsive. They have worked with special requests for my family member … (read more)
The second time around it has been better because they found the specific type of caregiver I needed. I like that they are very responsive. They have worked with special requests for my family member … (read more)

IncrediCare – Fairfax, VA

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

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

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)

Home Instead – Annandale, VA

7058 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA, 22003

Home Instead provides a companion in the house who comes twice a week for 4 hours each time. He is here to help me get around the house safely, to bring my lunch and medications at noon and to provid … (read more)
Home Instead provides a companion in the house who comes twice a week for 4 hours each time. He is here to help me get around the house safely, to bring my lunch and medications at noon and to provid … (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)

Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC

3600 Pointe Center Ct. Suite 180 , Dumfries, VA, 22026

Welcome to Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC <p></p> Home Care Agency In Dumfries, VA <p></p> At Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC, we are committed to the service of others. <p></p> As a home c … (read more)
Welcome to Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC <p></p> Home Care Agency In Dumfries, VA <p></p> At Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC, we are committed to the service of others. <p></p> As a home c … (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


Options for Senior America

11350 Random Hills RD Suite # 800, Fairfax, VA, 22030

OPTIONS CORP is dedicated to helping senior adults cope with the expediencies of daily life. We do that in the comfort and safety of our care recipient’s homes. We provide distant or busy families wit … (read more)
OPTIONS CORP is dedicated to helping senior adults cope with the expediencies of daily life. We do that in the comfort and safety of our care recipient’s homes. We provide distant or busy families wit … (read more)

Heart Beat Home Care

5680 King Centre Drive, Suite 653 , Alexandria, VA, 22315

Mission <p></p> Providing dedicated home care services to our cherished patients and championing their quality of life. <p></p> Why Heartbeat? <p></p> <li>Guaranteed 24 to 48-hour home visit upo … (read more)
Mission <p></p> Providing dedicated home care services to our cherished patients and championing their quality of life. <p></p> Why Heartbeat? <p></p> <li>Guaranteed 24 to 48-hour home visit upo … (read more)

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)

2020, 2021

BrightStar Care Fredericksburg, VA

112 Juliad Ct Suite #109, Suite 201, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406

They were able to provide us 24 hour care. They helped her stay clean. They are dependable.
They were able to provide us 24 hour care. They helped her stay clean. They are dependable.

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:

Homeless Prevention Program (HPP)

Address: 600 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 371-7000

The 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)

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

Seniors 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

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

The 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

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

Seniors 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

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

Fairfax 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.


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.