Stafford is located near Washington, DC, in Northern Virginia near the historic site of Fredericksburg, a pivotal battle location in the U. S. Civil War. 1 in 10 of Stafford’s residents are seniors aged 65 and older, and they will find a variety of things to do, such as taking in a play at the Riverside Center for Performing Arts or fishing and trail walking at Abel Reservoir Park

Seniors who enjoy making new connections will find other social adults at the Rowser Senior Citizen Center, open to all those 55 and older in Stafford County. This organization offers lunches, special events and hobby groups, as well as common rooms for casual conversation. A temperate climate, ready access to the nation’s capital and plenty of things to do make Stafford an attractive choice for seniors to age in place. 

To help seniors preserve their independence, home health care aides and homemaker services can facilitate aging in place. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care 2018 Survey, the average hourly cost for these services is $22.50 per hour for homemaker assistance and $23.38 for home health care. This is higher than the national average for these services, at $21 and $22, respectively. Seniors in Stafford can estimate spending between $4,290 to $4,458 per month for home care services. 

Note: Home health care cost data was not available for Stafford, so data for the closest city, Washington, D.C., was used here. 

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Visiting Angels – Fredericksburg, VA

1952 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

I love what she does for him. She takes real good care of him. Debra is wonderful. They have given us one caregiver and it has been so great.
I love what she does for him. She takes real good care of him. Debra is wonderful. They have given us one caregiver and it has been so great.

Care Advantage – Fredericksburg

10653 Spotsylvania Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408

They suggest things so that I can do better to help my husband when they are not there. They ask us what we need and they come to get the job done.
They suggest things so that I can do better to help my husband when they are not there. They ask us what we need and they come to get the job done.

2017

Home Instead Senior Care – Fredericksburg, VA

107 Olde Greenwich Dr, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408

I am very pleased with the care provided by Home Instead. The carer is pleasant and professional, knowledgeable of the needs of Alzheimer’s patients. I would recommend HI to anyone looking g for home … (read more)
I am very pleased with the care provided by Home Instead. The carer is pleasant and professional, knowledgeable of the needs of Alzheimer’s patients. I would recommend HI to anyone looking g for home … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Stafford, VA

2124 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 203, Stafford, VA, 22554

I’m the only one that takes care of him, aside from Right at Home. They come in when I need them to and it relieves me for a while. They’re reliable.
I’m the only one that takes care of him, aside from Right at Home. They come in when I need them to and it relieves me for a while. They’re reliable.

IncrediCare – Woodbridge, VA

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

I can’t think of what they could do to improve. I get the attention I need.
I can’t think of what they could do to improve. I get the attention I need.

Essential Home Care, LLC

8814 Copper Leaf Way , Fairfax, VA, 22039

Essential Home Care LLC is a licensed, insured, and bonded minority/veterans owned business that Serves and Supports Local Communities in Northern Virginia specifically at Fairfax county, Arlington co … (read more)
Essential Home Care LLC is a licensed, insured, and bonded minority/veterans owned business that Serves and Supports Local Communities in Northern Virginia specifically at Fairfax county, Arlington co … (read more)

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)

All Secured Home Health Service

8401 Maryland Drive, Suite C2, Richmond, VA, 23294

All Secured Home Health Services has been awesome in their care for my mon. We are very grateful that she is there. They go above and beyond when caring for their patients. Management and staff are wo … (read more)
All Secured Home Health Services has been awesome in their care for my mon. We are very grateful that she is there. They go above and beyond when caring for their patients. Management and staff are wo … (read more)

Ready 2 Serve Home Health Care LLC

5680 King Centre Drive, #602, Alexandria, VA, 22315


KB Healthcare Services

462 Herndon Pkwy STE 206, Herndon, VA, 20170

Everyone wants to stay in their own home, but the dangers of living alone are many. Seniors living alone are at risk of suffering from anxiety and depression, malnutrition, accidental overdoses, falls … (read more)
Everyone wants to stay in their own home, but the dangers of living alone are many. Seniors living alone are at risk of suffering from anxiety and depression, malnutrition, accidental overdoses, falls … (read more)

2020, 2021

BrightStar Care Fredericksburg / Springfield

501 Prince Anne St, , Suite 201, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

They have very good communication. So far, they have been very easy to work with.
They have very good communication. So far, they have been very easy to work with.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)

Comfort Keepers

304 Westwood office park, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

The caregiver is very knowledgeable about providing care to someone who is bedridden and provides excellent care. He is dependable…has arrived on time every day for past 12 months and flexible if r … (read more)
The caregiver is very knowledgeable about providing care to someone who is bedridden and provides excellent care. He is dependable…has arrived on time every day for past 12 months and flexible if r … (read more)

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)

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)

Comfort Home Care Services

2066 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, VA, 22554

I love the lady who owns Comfort Home Care Services and also the caregiver that came in. She was a really good match to us. She was just so cute and so nice. It was a comfort to have her around. The o … (read more)
I love the lady who owns Comfort Home Care Services and also the caregiver that came in. She was a really good match to us. She was just so cute and so nice. It was a comfort to have her around. The o … (read more)

Abien Home Care Inc

14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy #410, Woodbridge, VA, 22191

Abien is one of the best companies i’ve been to. The owner Elenour treats and cares for every patient and employee as family. She makes sure the best service is provided for all clients at all times.
Abien is one of the best companies i’ve been to. The owner Elenour treats and cares for every patient and employee as family. She makes sure the best service is provided for all clients at all times.

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)

One on One Care

300 Garrisonville Road Suite 101, Stafford, VA, 22554

One on One Care is by far the BEST agency I have ever used for my mother’s care. They placed an exceptional caregiver who has worked with my mom now for two years. They always have back up caregivers … (read more)
One on One Care is by far the BEST agency I have ever used for my mother’s care. They placed an exceptional caregiver who has worked with my mom now for two years. They always have back up caregivers … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Charlottesville, VA

103 South Pantops Dr, Suite 205, Charlottesville, VA, 22911


Stafford 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 Stafford:

Stafford County Energy Assistance Program

Address: 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: (540) 658-8600

This program, which offers financial assistance to help with heating and cooling, has three different options for families in need and seniors on a limited income. The cooling assistance program helps with energy bills and repairs to cooling units, while the fuel assistance program helps those heating their homes in the winter. For emergencies, the county also has a crisis assistance program that includes helping with utility deposits. 

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

Address: 3631 Lee Hill Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone: (540) 371-7666

A larger food pantry, Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank serves the Fredericksburg and Stafford County area, including the community of Stafford. The food pantry will supplement those receiving food stamps, including the elderly on a limited income. For seniors who wish to volunteer, this organization also has volunteer opportunities. In addition to offering food boxes at the main center, the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank also connects seniors to smaller food banks closer to home.

Central Virginia Housing Coalition

Address: 208 Hudgins Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Phone: (540) 604-9943

Seniors who need access to handicapped-accessible housing or rent assistance may benefit from this organization. It serves the Stafford County area, along with other counties in the region. For those who meet certain income guidelines, the agency will connect seniors to resources for rent assistance, HUD vouchers for housing units, utility assistance or foreclosure prevention. The CVHC also has a limited number of rental properties available, both multi-family units and smaller cottages. 

Fredericksburg Salvation Army

Address: 821 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Phone: (540)373-3431

The nearest large Salvation Army center for seniors assistance is in Fredericksburg, but the programs are open to those who live in Stafford County as well. There is a Thrift Store where seniors can purchase low-priced clothing and household goods. Caseworkers are on-site, connecting seniors to resources and government benefits that they may be eligible for, including health care. The Salvation Army can also help with bill pay assistance, including utilities, and help seniors with transportation needs. For those elderly that are willing and capable, there are also volunteer efforts and social opportunities. 

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.