Historic Stephenson, Virginia, is a small town located in the northern Shenandoah Valley and is just 5 miles from the West Virginia border. The town has a population of 2,381, and nearly one in five inhabitants is aged 62 or older. Residents have easy access to I-81, and the local climate is moderately pleasant with summer highs in the upper 80s and winter lows in the 20s. Another senior-friendly feature is the area’s low crime rate, which is less than half the national average.

Residential care is a practical alternative for many seniors who wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes. According to the Genworth 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of homemaker services in Stephenson is $3,953 per month, which is 8% below the national average of $4,290. The cost of home health aides is also slightly below the national average at $4,286 versus $4,385. Average costs across the state run $4,195 for homemaker services and $4,382 for home health aides, almost on par with national averages.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Stephenson, so data for the closest city, Winchester, was used instead.

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

2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Right at Home Winchester, VA

1844 Valley Ave, Winchester, VA, 22601

Right At Home took care of my dad while he was in Hospice Care for 13 months, and for many months before that when the Parkinson’s Disease progressed. The caregivers have always provided the best car … (read more)
Right At Home took care of my dad while he was in Hospice Care for 13 months, and for many months before that when the Parkinson’s Disease progressed. The caregivers have always provided the best car … (read more)

2021

Home Instead – Winchester, VA

1400 Amherst St, Winchester, VA, 22601

Kenia is a great companion. We go out to eat, laugh, talk, and do yard work. I have a great time. She spoils me.
Kenia is a great companion. We go out to eat, laugh, talk, and do yard work. I have a great time. She spoils me.

2018, 2020

FirstLight HomeCare Northwest Virginia

3343 Valley Pike, Unit 700 , Winchester, VA, 22602

We got FirstLight Home Care Northwest for my mother before she passed away. We really liked a couple of the caregivers, but the other ones weren’t that great. We felt comfortable talking to them so we … (read more)
We got FirstLight Home Care Northwest for my mother before she passed away. We really liked a couple of the caregivers, but the other ones weren’t that great. We felt comfortable talking to them so we … (read more)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Front Royal

1105 N. Royal Avenue, Suite #2, Front Royal, VA, 22630

They did not do any of the things that I asked of them. I don’t feel like they had any benefit to the client other than transportation.
They did not do any of the things that I asked of them. I don’t feel like they had any benefit to the client other than transportation.

HomeCare.com

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

I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)

Horizon Health Care Services LLC

13843 Delaney Rd , Woodbridge, VA, 22193

I cannot say enough amazing things about Horizon Health Care Services and the tenderness and professionalism they have shown toward my mother. Last year my mother began declining mentally and physical … (read more)
I cannot say enough amazing things about Horizon Health Care Services and the tenderness and professionalism they have shown toward my mother. Last year my mother began declining mentally and physical … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Charlottesville, VA

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


Five Star Home Health Care

2270 Valor Dr , Winchester, VA, 22601


Caring Arms at Home, LLC

1900 Reston Metro Plaza Suite 650 , Reston, VA, 20190

Mission Statement <p></p> To promote and provide quality care to our community by demonstrating honestly, integrity, and love. This process will follow us throughout, every visit with a client, fami … (read more)
Mission Statement <p></p> To promote and provide quality care to our community by demonstrating honestly, integrity, and love. This process will follow us throughout, every visit with a client, fami … (read more)

Stephenson 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 Stephenson:

Residential Repair & Renovation Services

Address: 207 Mosby Ln., Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: (540) 635-7141

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging helps homeowners in Stephenson, Frederick County and surrounding areas complete home repairs and modifications. This program covers interior and exterior improvements that make applicants’ primary residences safer or more accessible.

Emergency Home Repair, Northern Virginia

Address: 214 Fort Collier Rd., Ste 3., Winchester, VA 22603
Phone: (540) 665-0200

Community Housing Partners offers emergency home repairs to low-income homeowners in Stephenson and the surrounding communities. This program covers critical structural repairs and work related to electrical, plumbing and structural systems. Volunteers will also work with family members to install wheelchair ramps and accessibility modifications.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 207 Mosby Ln., Front Royal VA 22630
Phone: (540) 635-7141

Stephenson residents who are aged 60 or older and are unable to prepare their own food may receive delivered meals through the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. This program serves homebound individuals who are aged, disabled, live in rural areas or subsist on a limited income. Meals are also available to the applicant’s spouse.

In-Home Services

Address: 207 Mosby Ln., Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: (540) 635-7141

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging coordinates in-home services for local residents who need help with activities of daily living. Clients receive personalized care plans that address needs related to eating, bathing, dressing or personal hygiene, and the organization connects residents to local service providers.

Our Place Respite Centers

Address: 207 Mosby Ln., Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: (540) 635-7141

This community-based program provides daily respite care and social activities designed for residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Daily events include crafts, balloon volleyball and games. Services are available on a sliding scale of $10 to $25 per day, including meals.

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.

Checklist for determining the need for in-home care


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.

Talking with family and others about a loved one's needs