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

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 are helpful about going out shopping and helping me clean around the house. I like that they are efficient.
They are helpful about going out shopping and helping me clean around the house. I like that they are efficient.

2019, 2020

Griswold Home Care NoVA West

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

They were very helpful. They helped him with toileting and transferring. The owner was the biggest plus. She was very on the ball, very responsive, very enthusiastic. The caregivers are very good as … (read more)
They were very helpful. They helped him with toileting and transferring. The owner was the biggest plus. She was very on the ball, very responsive, very enthusiastic. The caregivers are very good as … (read more)

2017, 2018

Home Instead Senior Care – Manassas, VA

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

Our caregiver always arrives on time and ready to work. She gets along very well with Mr. Hill and keeps him engaged in conversation. He looks forward to their time together.
Our caregiver always arrives on time and ready to work. She gets along very well with Mr. Hill and keeps him engaged in conversation. He looks forward to their time together.

IncrediCare

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)

Home Instead Senior Care – Annandale, VA

7058 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA, 22003

I worked with Home Instead when my mom was diagnosed with ALS. They were great with her. Now my dad has Alzheimer’s. I was very grateful to know that Home Instead Senior Care would be there to help … (read more)
I worked with Home Instead when my mom was diagnosed with ALS. They were great with her. Now my dad has Alzheimer’s. I was very grateful to know that Home Instead Senior Care would be there to help … (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.

Mint Home Care Providers LLC

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

Mint offers in home care for my mother. They are very responsive and caring and I trust them with my parents.
Mint offers in home care for my mother. They are very responsive and caring and I trust them with my parents.

Paragon Home Care

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

Her illness didn’t allow the client to fully appreciate the services. They could send better qualified caregivers. Some of them wouldn’t do certain things that we asked.
Her illness didn’t allow the client to fully appreciate the services. They could send better qualified caregivers. Some of them wouldn’t do certain things that we asked.

Best Health Care Services, Llc

9306 A Old Keen Mill Rd, Burke, VA, 22015

We are using Best Health Care Services for my wife’s rehabilitation. They are providing the services of a physical therapist and an occupational therapist. The PT comes three times a week for 45 minut … (read more)
We are using Best Health Care Services for my wife’s rehabilitation. They are providing the services of a physical therapist and an occupational therapist. The PT comes three times a week for 45 minut … (read more)

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)

Synergy HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria, Virginia

2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA, 22201

I really depends on the person that comes. They need to hire people that are more compassionate and empathetic. They need people who are action oriented. Several of their reps come over and sit on the … (read more)
I really depends on the person that comes. They need to hire people that are more compassionate and empathetic. They need people who are action oriented. Several of their reps come over and sit on the … (read more)

2019, 2020

Visiting Angels – Prince William County

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

It helped with his overall comfort. I couldn’t support him because of my spine problem. They did everything for him. I thought they were wonderful. They always checked up to make sure everything was … (read more)
It helped with his overall comfort. I couldn’t support him because of my spine problem. They did everything for him. I thought they were wonderful. They always checked up to make sure everything was … (read more)

2020

BrightStar Care Fredericksburg

10401 Courthouse Road Suite D, Spotsylvania, VA, 22553

She scheduled it so when I came home from work, there she was to help me! She asked me when would be the best time for her to come, whereas other ones gave me a time frame they could come. The nurse … (read more)
She scheduled it so when I came home from work, there she was to help me! She asked me when would be the best time for her to come, whereas other ones gave me a time frame they could come. The nurse … (read more)

2019, 2020

Lifematters

7531 Leesburg PikeSuite 101, Falls Church, VA, 22043

They gave me a lot of freedom. They are very responsive and the care they send out is very good.
They gave me a lot of freedom. They are very responsive and the care they send out is very good.

Comfort Keepers Home Care

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

We used Comfort Keepers in the past for my mom on an as-needed basis. It was great. I would use them again in the future. They provided home health aide and CNA type services for my mother. It was per … (read more)
We used Comfort Keepers in the past for my mom on an as-needed basis. It was great. I would use them again in the future. They provided home health aide and CNA type services for my mother. It was per … (read more)

HomeCare.com

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


Homewatch CareGivers of Fairfax

3919 Old Lee Highway, 82A, Fairfax, VA, 22030

With regards to my mother, Hazel D., I wanted to take this opportunity as a past client of yours to thank Homewatch Caregivers and to give my thoughts. Mrs. Day was my mother and their client from Au … (read more)
With regards to my mother, Hazel D., I wanted to take this opportunity as a past client of yours to thank Homewatch Caregivers and to give my thoughts. Mrs. Day was my mother and their client from Au … (read more)

Home Well Senior Care – Virginia

417 W Broad St, Ste 201, Falls Church, VA, 22046

Hi Thomas, My family had planned a Decmber trip to New York which seemed to be in jeopardy because of my release from the hospital. Upon leaving the hospital, after 2 emergency surgeries, I contacted … (read more)
Hi Thomas, My family had planned a Decmber trip to New York which seemed to be in jeopardy because of my release from the hospital. Upon leaving the hospital, after 2 emergency surgeries, I contacted … (read more)

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.