While people aged 65 or over make up only 7.7% of the population in Lorton, this small community south of Washington, D.C., has a lot to offer local seniors. Active seniors are often found in Lorton’s numerous parks, trails and golf courses, and the Lorton Community Action Center provides assistance for older adults in need. Public transit by rail to Fredericksburg and Washington D.C. is available at the Lorton VRE Station.

There are many home care agencies in the Lorton area who can help local seniors age in place. According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, these agencies charge an average of $4,290 per month for in-home care and $4,458 per month for home health care. The average hourly cost for in-home care in Lorton is $22.50. These costs are above average compared to the national median of $22 per hour for home health care and $21 per hour for in-home care. 

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Lorton, so data for the closest city, Washington, D.C., was used.

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

I had one caregiver that was very passive and would leave earlier than she was supposed to. I like the caregivers.
I had one caregiver that was very passive and would leave earlier than she was supposed to. I like the caregivers.

2019, 2020

Griswold Home Care NoVA West

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

They were there and made him as comfortable as could be. They are responsive and have good quality of personnel.
They were there and made him as comfortable as could be. They are responsive and have good quality of personnel.

2017, 2018

Home Instead Senior Care – Manassas, VA

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

We are exceptionally pleased with the outstanding support by our Home Health aides.
We are exceptionally pleased with the outstanding support by our Home Health aides.

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)

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.

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)

Trinity Home Care Services – Woodbridge, VA

3102 Golansky Blvd Suite 201, Woodbridge, VA, 22192

Trinity Home Care services was great with my grandmother. She loved her aid and vice versa. The aide took great care of her and it showed. My grandmother looked clean and was fed properly. The head of … (read more)
Trinity Home Care services was great with my grandmother. She loved her aid and vice versa. The aide took great care of her and it showed. My grandmother looked clean and was fed properly. The head of … (read more)

Paragon Home Care

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

I like that they keep the house clean. I like the people. We have used them several different times for different reasons and all the people we had we liked.
I like that they keep the house clean. I like the people. We have used them several different times for different reasons and all the people we had we liked.

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


FirstLight Home Care of Springfield

9020-F LORTON STATION BLVD, SUITE 109, Lorton, VA, 22079


All Secured Home Health Service

7777 Loeesburg , Falls Church, VA, 22043


Mirena Home Care LLC

45514 Cambers Trail Terrace , Sterling, VA, 20164


2019, 2020

Visiting Angels – Prince William County

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

They help me with a bath and getting ready and cleaning up after me. I am pleased with the service and I am glad that they are able to support us. We were in a bind when the pandemic started and they … (read more)
They help me with a bath and getting ready and cleaning up after me. I am pleased with the service and I am glad that they are able to support us. We were in a bind when the pandemic started and they … (read more)

2020

BrightStar Care Fredericksburg / Springfield

112 Juliad Ct., Suite 109, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406

They come in on time. Everything they have done so far has been alright with me, I have no complaints. They always do their job. They have everything and do everything when they come. Everything that … (read more)
They come in on time. Everything they have done so far has been alright with me, I have no complaints. They always do their job. They have everything and do everything when they come. Everything that … (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.

Lorton 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 Lorton:

Cooling Assistance and Fan Care

Address: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708, Fairfax, VA 22035
Phone: (703) 449-8689

This summer program offers free fans for low-income residents of Fairfax County who are age 60 and over and need a way to cool off. Once a resident receives a fan, it’s theirs to keep. The county also offers assistance with repairing air conditioners and other parts of cooling systems. 

Home Energy Solutions

Address: 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (434) 227-4666

The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is a non-profit community-based organization that provides seniors in Lorton with home energy solutions. They help homeowners find the best matches for projects like weatherization, solar power and energy assessments. Seniors can contact LEAP by phone, email, mail or social media. Services are priced according to each senior’s needs and income. 

Home Repair for the Elderly

Address: 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22030-6039
Phone: (703) 246-5100

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development offers a program that helps moderate and low-income seniors in Lorton with home modifications. At no charge, they provide a week’s worth of labor from a crew and up to $500 for materials. This crew makes sure that the elderly resident can live comfortably and safely in their own home. They can perform everything from door replacements to railing installation. If an emergency like a roof leak or broken heater occurs, expedited service is available. 

Lorton Community Action Center Emergency Assistance Program

Address: 9504 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079
Phone: (703) 339-5161

Provided by the Lorton Community Action Center, this emergency assistance program can help low-income seniors pay for housing, utility bills and other living expenses when all other options have been exhausted. The program offers one-on-one assistance to help seniors get through hard times. They also provide guidance for locating other resources. 

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.