Reston, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., was recently ranked 29th on Money Magazine’s list of the best places to live in America. The city’s green spaces contribute to its high ranking; Reston has numerous parks, lakes and golf courses. There are also more than 50 miles of pathways that were purposely designed to ensure most residents would not have to walk more than a half-mile to get to any village center. 

Reston offers numerous opportunities for dining and shopping, and for arts and culture opportunities, residents can take the Metrorail to downtown Washington. Seniors who decide to age in place here will be in good company: nearly 15% of the city’s approximately 58,400 residents are seniors. 

Compared to national average prices, Reston’s senior home care agencies are relatively expensive. The U.S. average cost of homemaker services is $4,004 per month, while in Reston, seniors pay an average of $4,290 per month —both for 44 hours of care per week. Home health aides are also pricier in Reston ($4,458) than the national average ($4,195), notes Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey.

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

Right at Home Northern Virginia

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

It’s been wonderful to be able to get out of the house without having to worry about my husband I like how responsive they are and are interested in matching a caregiver with my need
It’s been wonderful to be able to get out of the house without having to worry about my husband I like how responsive they are and are interested in matching a caregiver with my need

2019, 2021

Homewatch Caregivers of Loudoun

2 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 550 , Sterling, VA, 20165

They could maybe make it a little affordable. They could make the one-hour rate cheaper than the two-hour rate. They were very cooperative and willing to work with me.
They could maybe make it a little affordable. They could make the one-hour rate cheaper than the two-hour rate. They were very cooperative and willing to work with me.

Paragon Home Care

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

The agency is helpful by keeping me alive and more joyful. The more I have dealt with them the more happy I am to be alive. I like that they have good people who are well trained, professional, welc … (read more)
The agency is helpful by keeping me alive and more joyful. The more I have dealt with them the more happy I am to be alive. I like that they have good people who are well trained, professional, welc … (read more)

Life Matters – Falls Church

7531 Leesburg Pike # 101 , Falls Church, VA, 22043

Lifematters has become the first choice for home care, offering a curated and innovative experience to make the best of every day. <p></p> With a team of professional caregivers and nurses, and an o … (read more)
Lifematters has become the first choice for home care, offering a curated and innovative experience to make the best of every day. <p></p> With a team of professional caregivers and nurses, and an o … (read more)

IncrediCare – Fairfax, VA

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

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

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)

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)

Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC

3600 Pointe Center Ct. Suite 180 , Dumfries, VA, 22026

Welcome to Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC <p></p> Home Care Agency In Dumfries, VA <p></p> At Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC, we are committed to the service of others. <p></p> As a home c … (read more)
Welcome to Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC <p></p> Home Care Agency In Dumfries, VA <p></p> At Live With A Purpose Home Care LLC, we are committed to the service of others. <p></p> As a home c … (read more)

Home Instead – Herndon, VA

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

They take my hubby to the grocery store , the bank, and medical appointments. Staff is courteous and arrives on time. The agency is on call 24/7 and always takes care of our needs.
They take my hubby to the grocery store , the bank, and medical appointments. Staff is courteous and arrives on time. The agency is on call 24/7 and always takes care of our needs.

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!

Allegiance Home Care

20 Pidgeon Hill Dr. Ste 208, Aldie, VA, 20165

Very disappointed in this company We tried them for months They would promise and promise and never come thru with what they promised they could do for us We had some very specific needs that we … (read more)
Very disappointed in this company We tried them for months They would promise and promise and never come thru with what they promised they could do for us We had some very specific needs that we … (read more)

ADVANCED SENIOR CARE SVCS

23491 ALDIE MANOR TERRACE, Ashburn, VA, 20148


Graceful Care Inc

22648 Glenn Dr, Sterling, VA, 20164


FirstLight Home Care – Fairfax

3949 Pender Drive Suite 230, Fairfax, VA, 22030


Talem Home Care & Placement Services

22648 Glenn Dr Suite 304 , Sterling, VA, 20164

Talem Home Care provides in-home non-medical care to help you or your loved one remain safe and healthy with the provision of personal care services. We also offer services that assist in finding alte … (read more)
Talem Home Care provides in-home non-medical care to help you or your loved one remain safe and healthy with the provision of personal care services. We also offer services that assist in finding alte … (read more)

Thrive at Home, Inc

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

It was wonderful. They were great. I had been off work and had to take perosnal leave to take care of my dad. I hadn’t slept for three weeks. When they were there I was able to get some sleep. They w … (read more)
It was wonderful. They were great. I had been off work and had to take perosnal leave to take care of my dad. I hadn’t slept for three weeks. When they were there I was able to get some sleep. They w … (read more)

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.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Home Helpers of Northern Virginia – Sterling, VA

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

They can try to be a little more understanding of the way he does things. I like that they provide great quality of care.
They can try to be a little more understanding of the way he does things. I like that they provide great quality of care.

Reston 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 Reston:

Herndon-Reston FISH Inc.

Address: 1141 Elden St. Ste. 200, Herndon, VA 20170 
Phone: (571) 267-2977

This non-profit organization provides emergency financial assistance to low-income residents of Herndon and Reston. Seniors can receive help with rent, utilities and other urgent bills, and this assistance can help them remain in their own homes. This funding is paid directly to landlords, utility companies and other providers. Seniors who are interested in this program need a referral from a Fairfax County social worker. 

Homeless Prevention Program 

Address: 10455 White Granite Dr., Ste. 100, Oakton, VA 22124
Phone: (571) 748-2500

This program is offered by Northern Virginia Family Service, a non-profit organization that serves low-income people in Fairfax County. Seniors who are facing housing crises can receive grants to stay in their homes. These grants may be used for utilities, rent and security deposits. To receive assistance from this program, seniors need to get a referral from Coordinated Services Planning

Cornerstones 

Address: 11150 Sunset Hills Rd., Ste. 210, Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (571) 323-9555

A nonprofit organization, Cornerstones offers a few programs that may be useful for seniors. The organization delivers fresh food and non-perishable items to food-insecure seniors. It also offers utility bill relief assistance in the form of one payment per season; this payment is limited to the amount needed to keep or restore service. Another program is foreclosure prevention counseling. This can help seniors avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes. Cornerstones’ clients must be referred by Coordinated Services Planning.

Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels Program 

Address: 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA 22035
Phone: (703) 324-5409

Seniors who aren’t able to prepare their own meals can receive home-delivered meals through the Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels program. The service operates on weekdays, and depending on seniors’ addresses, they can receive food deliveries daily or three times a week. Vegetarian and Vietnamese meals are available. Seniors may be asked to contribute toward the cost of the meals. 

Energy Assistance 

Address: 11484 Washington Plaza W., 4th Fl., Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 324-4328

The Department of Family Services offers an Energy Assistance program that may help seniors pay for heating and cooling costs. Seniors can receive assistance with heating costs, furnace installation charges, connection fees and other costs associated with heating their homes. Cooling costs, including the purchase and repair of air conditioning units, may also be provided. 

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.