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

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

Homewatch Caregivers of Loudoun

2 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 430, Sterling, VA, 20165

It makes things a lot easier in terms of my wife getting the care and it allows me to pay attention to other things. They are very responsive and their staff is very professional.
It makes things a lot easier in terms of my wife getting the care and it allows me to pay attention to other things. They are very responsive and their staff is very professional.

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

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)

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.

Allegiance Home Care

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

Noelia was excellent to work with. She provided excellent caregivers. There was never a question that our needs would be met.
Noelia was excellent to work with. She provided excellent caregivers. There was never a question that our needs would be met.

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)

Blossom Home Health Care

46179 Westlake Dr suite 330 rm, Sterling, VA, 20165

This agency provides in home care for my mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. The caregivers are smart and reliable. I also appreciate the genuine concern they show for my mother’s well-being and the … (read more)
This agency provides in home care for my mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. The caregivers are smart and reliable. I also appreciate the genuine concern they show for my mother’s well-being and the … (read more)

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!

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)

Paragon Home Care

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

They help her with daily activities and getting up and getting dressed. They have a positive attitude. They found very qualified caregivers to help her.
They help her with daily activities and getting up and getting dressed. They have a positive attitude. They found very qualified caregivers to help her.

ADVANCED SENIOR CARE SVCS

23491 ALDIE MANOR TERRACE, Ashburn, VA, 20148


Always Best Care of Fairfax

530 B Huntmar Park Drive, Suite D, Herndon, VA, 20170


Graceful Care Inc

22648 Glenn Dr, Sterling, VA, 20164


FirstLight Home Care – Fairfax

3949 Pender Drive Suite 230, Fairfax, VA, 22030


Qualis Home Health Services – Woodbridge, VA

3174 Golansky Blvd Suite 201, Woodbridge, VA, 22192


Synergy HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria, Virginia

2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA, 22201

I’m happy to have someone here twice a day because it makes me a little less anxious. I’ve experienced a lot of different people because it was hard for them to provide a steady person. I never had … (read more)
I’m happy to have someone here twice a day because it makes me a little less anxious. I’ve experienced a lot of different people because it was hard for them to provide a steady person. I never had … (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.

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.

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.