Fredericksburg, Virginia, is located along the Rappahannock River Valley, an area that is rich in U.S. Civil War history and the home of the Fredericksburg  and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Seniors who are history buffs may enjoy spending time here. For those who simply like being outdoors, the Old Mill Park offers shady walking trails along the river. Fredericksburg is considered part of the Baltimore-Washington DC metropolitan area and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Shopping, dining and entertainment in the Fredericksburg Historic District is one of the biggest attractions for the city. The Central Park Shopping District, one of the largest along the East Coast, offers many choices for seniors to buy things, window shop or mall walk. With about 1 in 10 Fredericksburg residents  aged 65 and older, it’s common to see many seniors out and about. The area itself is in a temperate climate and offers many attractions for seniors wishing to age in place. 

Aging in place, spending their golden years at home and in familiar surroundings, is a popular option for Fredericksburg seniors. For those who may need a little extra help, home health care and homemaker services can help the elderly retain their independence. The cost of these, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care 2018 Survey, averages $22.50 per hour for homemaker assistance and $23.38 for home health care, a little higher than the national average, which is $21 and $22, respectively. Fredericksburg seniors can anticipate spending about $4,290 to $4,458 per month for home assistance. 

Note: Home health care cost data was not available for Fredericksburg, so data for the closest city, Washington, D.C., was used here. 

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg, VA

2019, 2020, 2021

Visiting Angels – Fredericksburg, VA

1952 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

They do some housework and clean up her room. They could maybe make the price a little bit lower, but other than that, I think they’ve been doing pretty well.
They do some housework and clean up her room. They could maybe make the price a little bit lower, but other than that, I think they’ve been doing pretty well.

2017

Home Instead Senior Care – Fredericksburg, VA

107 Olde Greenwich Dr, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408

I am very pleased with the care provided by Home Instead. The carer is pleasant and professional, knowledgeable of the needs of Alzheimer’s patients. I would recommend HI to anyone looking g for home … (read more)
I am very pleased with the care provided by Home Instead. The carer is pleasant and professional, knowledgeable of the needs of Alzheimer’s patients. I would recommend HI to anyone looking g for home … (read more)

Care Advantage – Fredericksburg

10653 Spotsylvania Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408

The personal interaction with my mom was great. I like that there was always good communication all around. The services were very reliable.
The personal interaction with my mom was great. I like that there was always good communication all around. The services were very reliable.

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Stafford, VA

2124 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 203, Stafford, VA, 22554

They help with a lot of things. They do his laundry and make his bed. I have been pleased with every single person that they send. They always come and are always on time.
They help with a lot of things. They do his laundry and make his bed. I have been pleased with every single person that they send. They always come and are always on time.

IncrediCare – Woodbridge, VA

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

I can’t think of what they could do to improve. I get the attention I need.
I can’t think of what they could do to improve. I get the attention I need.

Essential Home Care, LLC

8814 Copper Leaf Way , Fairfax, VA, 22039

Essential Home Care LLC is a licensed, insured, and bonded minority/veterans owned business that Serves and Supports Local Communities in Northern Virginia specifically at Fairfax county, Arlington co … (read more)
Essential Home Care LLC is a licensed, insured, and bonded minority/veterans owned business that Serves and Supports Local Communities in Northern Virginia specifically at Fairfax county, Arlington co … (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)

All Secured Home Health Service

8401 Maryland Drive, Suite C2, Richmond, VA, 23294

All Secured Home Health Services has been awesome in their care for my mon. We are very grateful that she is there. They go above and beyond when caring for their patients. Management and staff are wo … (read more)
All Secured Home Health Services has been awesome in their care for my mon. We are very grateful that she is there. They go above and beyond when caring for their patients. Management and staff are wo … (read more)

Right at Home St. Charles

3200 Crain Hwy, Ste 101, Waldorf, MD, 20603

Right Home seemed like a good fit however they did not provide services as requested. In 3 months had over 4 providers, no one could come when it rained and there was no backup in y area (Chesapeake … (read more)
Right Home seemed like a good fit however they did not provide services as requested. In 3 months had over 4 providers, no one could come when it rained and there was no backup in y area (Chesapeake … (read more)

ADVANCED SENIOR CARE SVCS

23491 ALDIE MANOR TERRACE, Ashburn, VA, 20148


Magnolia Home Care LLC

2217 Princess Anne St Suite 219-1B , Fredericksburg, VA, 22401


KB Healthcare Services

462 Herndon Pkwy STE 206, Herndon, VA, 20170

Everyone wants to stay in their own home, but the dangers of living alone are many. Seniors living alone are at risk of suffering from anxiety and depression, malnutrition, accidental overdoses, falls … (read more)
Everyone wants to stay in their own home, but the dangers of living alone are many. Seniors living alone are at risk of suffering from anxiety and depression, malnutrition, accidental overdoses, falls … (read more)

2020, 2021

BrightStar Care Fredericksburg / Springfield

501 Prince Anne St, , Suite 201, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

They provide necessary care. I like some of the caregivers.
They provide necessary care. I like some of the caregivers.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)

Comfort Keepers

304 Westwood office park, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

The caregiver is very knowledgeable about providing care to someone who is bedridden and provides excellent care. He is dependable…has arrived on time every day for past 12 months and flexible if r … (read more)
The caregiver is very knowledgeable about providing care to someone who is bedridden and provides excellent care. He is dependable…has arrived on time every day for past 12 months and flexible if r … (read more)

Home Touch Home Care LLC

308 Tree Line Dr, Fredericksburg, VA, 22405

The past 7 months has been great with the services Home Touch Home Care LLC is providing for my mom. Brenda is very professional and cares for my mom like her own. They promptly respond to calls, … (read more)
The past 7 months has been great with the services Home Touch Home Care LLC is providing for my mom. Brenda is very professional and cares for my mom like her own. They promptly respond to calls, … (read more)

Home Caregivers – Fairfax, VA

8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 600, Fairfax, VA, 22031

Robin, from Home Caregivers LLC is very professional and invests time in getting to know her clients. She wants to ensure that her caregivers can provide excellent care. We have used Home Caregivers f … (read more)
Robin, from Home Caregivers LLC is very professional and invests time in getting to know her clients. She wants to ensure that her caregivers can provide excellent care. We have used Home Caregivers f … (read more)

Advantage Home Health Care

8001 Sandalwood Ln, #301, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

I am extremely happy to say this agency is simmply the best agency in town.
I am extremely happy to say this agency is simmply the best agency in town.

AAA Home Care – Alexandria, VA

4609 PINECREST OFFICE PARK DRIVE, Alexandria, VA, 22312

Very responsive to act. They make sure that you have the best health care and that you’re comfortable. When there’s a problem you can call at ANY time of the day and the call to action is immediat … (read more)
Very responsive to act. They make sure that you have the best health care and that you’re comfortable. When there’s a problem you can call at ANY time of the day and the call to action is immediat … (read more)

A Brighter Day Home Care

10617 Jones Street Suite 301A, Fairfax, VA, 22030

We are using Brighter Day Home Care for my mother-in-law for almost a year now. We started in October last year but then she had few weeks off because she was from the hospital, then started off again … (read more)
We are using Brighter Day Home Care for my mother-in-law for almost a year now. We started in October last year but then she had few weeks off because she was from the hospital, then started off again … (read more)

Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg:

Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging

Address: 460 Lendall Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone: (540) 371-3375

Formerly known as the Rappahannock Agency on Aging, this comprehensive, state-funded agency offers many different programs for seniors. The senior resource directory connects the elderly with programs in their area for a food pantry, medical support and other federally funded programs to help with financial need. For those who are able and willing, the agency has volunteer opportunities. The Senior Cafe program encourages socialization with different planned events for seniors to have lunch and meet new friends. The Mobility Options feature helps those who need transportation find affordable options. 

Spotsylvania Senior Center

Address: Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Phone: (540) 507-7564

This community center offers the elderly a chance to engage in favorite hobbies or games, attend planned events like dances or simply socialize casually. It’s funded through the Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Department and is open to all those 55 and older. There are also opportunities to volunteer and staff on hand to help seniors who may be facing isolation. 

Rebuilding Together Fredericksburg

Address: P.O. Box 41280, Fredericksburg, VA 22404 
Phone: (540) 373-9087

This is a local non-profit agency that repairs and revitalizes houses in the Fredericksburg community, focusing on helping those in need, including older adults. Services include winterization, emergency repairs and general maintenance for those who need it. For the elderly, retrofitting for increased mobility and accessibility is also provided. This is an income-based program, with eligibility determined under the HUD guidelines for income caps. 

Fredericksburg Salvation Army

Address: 821 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Phone: (540)373-3431

The Salvation Army provides seniors with low-cost clothing and household gods in the Thrift Store. Other programs offered include access to food pantries and volunteer opportunities for those who are capable. The Salvation Army has caseworkers that can help connect seniors to resources and opportunities for socialization to help prevent isolation.  There are income-based programs available for those who need help with rent, utilities and other bills. 

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.