Merrifield is a residential suburban community in the western reaches of Arlington, not far from the National Cemetery visited by 3 million tourists a year, but also relatively close to the open farm country of Fairfax County. As one of the communities that ring the southern suburbs of Washington, D.C., Merrifield is home to many government workers and their families. The surrounding area is rich with historic Civil War sites and national monuments, as well as the Jefferson District public golf course across I-495.

Just over 15,000 people live in Merrifield, nearly 10% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. Seniors in Merrifield can get out to run errands, visit with others or explore the surrounding parks and monuments at a discount through Seniors-On-the-Go! and other public transit services.

Homemaker services can help Merrifield seniors remain comfortably at home for an average monthly cost of $4,004. Home health aide services average $4,242 a month in the area, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Similar services have very similar prices nationwide. Nationally, seniors pay an average of $4,004 a month for homemaker services and $4,195 a month for help from a home health aide. Monthly price points are all based on 44 hours of care per week.

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

Right at Home Northern Virginia

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

They help by being there to help him and taking him to therapy and interact well together. I like the agency finding us a caregiver that matched our needs.
They help by being there to help him and taking him to therapy and interact well together. I like the agency finding us a caregiver that matched our needs.

2022

Paragon Home Care

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

The agency provided me with a companion. I like this agency because the caregiver was trained well.
The agency provided me with a companion. I like this agency because the caregiver was trained well.

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)

2022

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)

2015

Attenda Home Care, LLC

1900 Campus Commons Drive #100, Reston, VA, 20191

Attenda’s care givers were very patient to a very stubborn client who was set in her ways. Were more like friends after 3 years of care-giving. Recommend them!!!
Attenda’s care givers were very patient to a very stubborn client who was set in her ways. Were more like friends after 3 years of care-giving. Recommend them!!!

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)

LoveWatch T.L.C. Home Care

9020-F Lorton Station Blvd., Suite 114, Lorton, VA, 22079

Mission Statement <p></p> At LoveWatch T.L.C. our promise is to be always timely, loving, and committed in providing the best support and care to our clients. <p></p> • Timely- The right care at … (read more)
Mission Statement <p></p> At LoveWatch T.L.C. our promise is to be always timely, loving, and committed in providing the best support and care to our clients. <p></p> • Timely- The right care at … (read more)

ADVANCED SENIOR CARE SVCS

23491 ALDIE MANOR TERRACE, Ashburn, VA, 20148


FirstLight Home Care – Fairfax

3949 Pender Drive Suite 230, Fairfax, VA, 22030


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)

Merry Home Healthcare LLC

6000 Stevenson Ave, Suite – G , Alexandria, VA, 22304

Merry Home Health Care is non-medical home care, providing care to families throughout Northern Virginia Our caregivers are well screened professionals with a lot of home care Experience, our care … (read more)
Merry Home Health Care is non-medical home care, providing care to families throughout Northern Virginia Our caregivers are well screened professionals with a lot of home care Experience, our care … (read more)

HomeWell Care Services – Sterling, VA

45662 Terminal Dr. Ste 200, Sterling, VA, 20166

HomeWell provides personalized home care solutions. Our flexible in-home care services can be tailored to meet the needs of any situation. From short-term adult care services to full-time live-in c … (read more)
HomeWell provides personalized home care solutions. Our flexible in-home care services can be tailored to meet the needs of any situation. From short-term adult care services to full-time live-in c … (read more)

Thrive at Home, Inc

10301 Democracy Lane Suite 200B, Fairfax, VA, 22030

They are flexible and willing to do whatever is necessary to help. They are very easy to work with and they really show a great deal of concern with your needs.
They are flexible and willing to do whatever is necessary to help. They are very easy to work with and they really show a great deal of concern with your needs.

Life Matters – Falls Church

7531 Leesburg Pike # 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.

2021

Comfort Keepers Home Care

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

I worked with Comfort Keepers for my mother for over a year. We had a hands-down excellent experience with them. We hired them as in-home care from 11 a.m. until after dinner. The caregiver would come … (read more)
I worked with Comfort Keepers for my mother for over a year. We had a hands-down excellent experience with them. We hired them as in-home care from 11 a.m. until after dinner. The caregiver would come … (read more)

Allied Home Care – Alexandria, VA

4900 Leesburg Pike, Suite 214, Alexandria, VA, 22302

Allied Health has been providing caregivers for my father. They have been most helpful.
Allied Health has been providing caregivers for my father. They have been most helpful.

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)

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)

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)

SmithLife Homecare

1801 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD, 20852

I hired SmithLife Homecare for my husband in Washington DC. His caregiver arrived on time, helped him in and out of car, took him to his Drs. appts when we needed them too. The caregivers were kind a … (read more)
I hired SmithLife Homecare for my husband in Washington DC. His caregiver arrived on time, helped him in and out of car, took him to his Drs. appts when we needed them too. The caregivers were kind a … (read more)

Merrifield 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 Merrifield:

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

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

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board provides long-term support for Merrifield seniors with mental or physical disabilities through the Assisted Community Residential Services (ACRS), which is open to Fairfax County residents who need personal assistance at home. Services are also available for loved ones, such as respite care and community support groups.

VirginiaSAVES Green Community Program

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

VirginiaSAVES provides voucher and rebate support for Merrifield seniors who own their own homes and meet income criteria to upgrade or install energy-efficient systems in their homes. Funds are issued at the state level, which arrive as reimbursement for work done by local contractors. Covered upgrades include solar panels and alternative fuel systems, upgrades to windows, doors and insulation, and certain HVAC projects, such as the installation of smart thermostats.

Department of Family Services Community Support Unit

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

Seniors in Merrifield who live independently may need help with various activities of daily living (ADLs). The Virginia Department of Family Services pays for many of the services seniors need to remain safely in their homes with the help of local service providers. CSU funds support, among other services:

  • Companion, chore and homemaker help in the home
  • Adult foster care at a local facility
  • Adult day care at a local facility
  • Nutritional assistance, including meals delivered at home
  • Medical and mental health assessments for seniors moving into assisted living facilities and nursing facilities

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.