Greenway is a very small, rural community in Central Virginia, just a few miles north of Appomattox, where the Civil War ended. Nelson County is home to 15,000 people, 27% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. Much of daily life in Greenway takes place at home since the area lacks markets or large commercial facilities. The entire strip of the James River where Greenway is located is heavily forested, which makes for popular hunting and hiking visits from tourists between spring and fall. Seniors in Greenway can enjoy long walks in nearly pristine wilderness, or lazy raft rides down the James to nearby Gladstone. The James River State Park to the south of town is also good for senior-friendly horseback riding adventures.

Seniors who live in Greenway can expect to pay an average of $3,956 a month for homemaker services. Home health aides in Nelson County cost an average of $3,995, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This works out to $20.75 and $20.95 an hour for these services, respectively. Across the nation, seniors pay monthly averages of $4,004 and $4,195 for these services, or $21 and $22 an hour.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Greenway, so data for the closest city, Lynchburg, was used.

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

2018, 2019, 2020

Home Helpers of Northern Virginia – Sterling, VA

21430 Cedar Drive, Suite 222, Sterling, VA, 20164

They were here and assisted me when I needed it. They were very professional and caring.
They were here and assisted me when I needed it. They were very professional and caring.

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 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

They have saved him from falling and getting hurt. They send high-quality caregivers.
They have saved him from falling and getting hurt. They send high-quality caregivers.

Home Instead Senior Care – Herndon, VA

208 Elden St, Suite 200, Leesburg, VA, 20176

Outside of two or three incidents with office personnel not passing on cancelled or rescheduled days leading to aides showing up at the house, the overall care of the aides has been very good and the … (read more)
Outside of two or three incidents with office personnel not passing on cancelled or rescheduled days leading to aides showing up at the house, the overall care of the aides has been very good and the … (read more)

ADVANCED SENIOR CARE SVCS

23491 ALDIE MANOR TERRACE, Ashburn, VA, 20148


Mirena Home Care LLC

45514 Cambers Trail Terrace , Sterling, VA, 20164


SYNERGY HomeCare of Arlington

2111 Wilson Blvd., Ste 700, Arlington, VA, 22201

They get them out of the house. I like the aide that we have.
They get them out of the house. I like the aide that we have.

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.

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)

Options For Senior America Corp – Northern Virginia

7700 Leesburg Pike, , Falls Church, VA, 22030

I saw Options for Senior America ad in the Catholic Herald newspaper. We called a few agencies but Nicole, the manager of Options, was very personable. The care providers are awesome and specifically … (read more)
I saw Options for Senior America ad in the Catholic Herald newspaper. We called a few agencies but Nicole, the manager of Options, was very personable. The care providers are awesome and specifically … (read more)

Dalecare Home Health

7406 Alban Station Court, Ste. A106, Springfield, VA, 22150

The care provided is exceptional. The ladies are kind and caring. They tend to my needs and even anticipate my needs or wants. They treat me with respect. You won’t find a better service for elder car … (read more)
The care provided is exceptional. The ladies are kind and caring. They tend to my needs and even anticipate my needs or wants. They treat me with respect. You won’t find a better service for elder car … (read more)

Medical Professionals On Call

10875 Main Street, Suite 112, Fairfax, VA, 22030

my friend highly recommended. after shoulder surgery they provided excellent in home care
my friend highly recommended. after shoulder surgery they provided excellent in home care

Thrive at Home, Inc

10301 Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA, 22030

I have someone from the Thrive At Home agency come in for four hours a week. The caregiver is very good. It’s a young man from Jamaica and he’s perfect for my husband. He has just passed the test to g … (read more)
I have someone from the Thrive At Home agency come in for four hours a week. The caregiver is very good. It’s a young man from Jamaica and he’s perfect for my husband. He has just passed the test to g … (read more)

OurKare | Senior Care Services

13800 Coppermine Rd,, Herndon, VA, 20171

OurKare is very insightful and helpful company. They have been excellent, warm, helpful and comforting to work with The caregiver has been excellent. I would recommend them very highly.
OurKare is very insightful and helpful company. They have been excellent, warm, helpful and comforting to work with The caregiver has been excellent. I would recommend them very highly.

Premium Home Health Care LLC

3022 Javier Rd # 152, Fairfax, VA, 22031

My husband had been to several agencies, only Premium Home Care provided the best care he has now. I am very happy we found Premium Home Health Care!
My husband had been to several agencies, only Premium Home Care provided the best care he has now. I am very happy we found Premium Home Health Care!

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)

Greenway 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 Greenway:

Department of Family Services Community Support Unit

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

The Department of Family Services operates the Community Support Unit to help seniors with limited income in Greenway who would like to live independently at home. The CSU program offers multiple services to seniors through local partners to help establish a safe and comfortable home environment for aging citizens. Services the state pays for include:

  • Companion, chore and homemaker services
  • Adult foster care and adult day care at nearby facilities
  • Nutritional assistance, including home-delivered meals

  • Medical and mental health assessments for seniors moving into assisted living facilities or nursing facilities, or those who are already admitted

VirginiaSAVES Green Community Program

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

VirginiaSAVES subsidizes homeowners in Greenway who wish to convert or upgrade their homes to be more energy-efficient. Covered services are provided by local builders, who may install solar panels and alternative fuel systems, smart thermostats and other efficiency HVAC systems and upgraded insulation to better manage home energy. Seniors who own their own homes may apply online through the state main office or request an application by phone in Nelson County.

Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA)

Address: 8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Lovingston, VA 22949
Phone: (434) 260-8772

The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) operates multiple senior programs in Nelson County, including many directed toward independent living for seniors in Greenway. Programs include medical and dental screenings, medical and mental health evaluations, food support and community events that bring local seniors together in social settings. 

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.