Assisted Living in Alexandria
Spring Hills Mount Vernon3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA
Sunrise of Alexandria3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA
Hermitage in Northern Virginia5000 Fairbanks Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Macklin Court9417 Macklin Court, Alexandria, VA
Sunrise at Mount Vernon8033 Holland Road, Alexandria, VA
Emilia Assisted Living Home5501 Brookland Rd, Alexandria, VA
The Fountains at Washington House5100 Fillmore Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Paul Spring Assisted Living and Retirement Community7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA
Brandywine Living at Alexandria5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA
Goodwin House Alexandria4800 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA
At A Glance
There are 67 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Alexandria is $4,355 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Alexandria
For seniors looking for big-city amenities in a small-town environment, Alexandria might be the place to call home. This suburb of Washington D.C. is less than 20 minutes from the nation's capital. As a result, seniors can enjoy the arts, culture and history of D.C., as well as its expansive public transportation network.
Seniors can choose from 12 assisted living facilities in Alexandria. Thanks to its location near Washington D.C., Alexandria features another 51 ALFs located nearby. The Virginia Department of Social Services regulates and licenses assisted living facilities in Alexandria, along with the rest of the state. Facilities licensed for assisted living care provide personal and health care services for its residents.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Alexandria
- Alexandria offers seniors all four seasons, with cold winters, warm springs, hot summers and cool falls. In January, average highs range in the 40s, while they rise to the upper 80s in the summer. In addition, Alexandria sees 40 inches of rain a year.
- Seniors can expect to pay more to live in Alexandria. The city's cost of living is about 44 percent higher than the national average. As a result, assisted living costs are also higher.
Social security income is exempt from taxation in Virginia, which leaves more money in seniors' pockets to put toward assisted living costs.
- There's no shortage of public transportation in Alexandria. Seniors can ride buses operated by the city's DASH system or the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's MetroBus. In addition, seniors can use the wheelchair-accessible Fairfax Connector or DC's Metrorail.
- Alexandria is safer than 35 percent of U.S. cities. Both violent crime and property crime rates are are lower than the Virginia and national median.
- The Alexandria area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Alexandria Health Care System and Inova Alexandria Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Alexandria
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Alexandria start around $4,355 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Alexandria and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Alexandria
Eligible Virginia seniors can reduce their assisted living costs by applying for a state program. The Virginia Department of Social Services Auxiliary Grant Program provides supplemental income to seniors who meet financial and/or disability requirements. This need-based program can offer a monthly allowance to seniors who qualify.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Alexandria
Alexandria and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Alexandria
Alexandria-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page for more information about these laws.