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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Annandale, VA for 2024

Annandale is a city in Fairfax County, Virginia, located a mere 20-minute drive from the nation’s capital. The city has several state-of-the-art hospitals, and the county operates an array of services and benefits geared toward its growing senior community. Older adults aged 65 and older represent nearly 14% of the city’s 43,000 residents. Annandale has many places of interest seniors can visit, such as the historic Wakefield Chapel and the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center

Assisted living is suitable for seniors who don’t need constant care but still require a bit of help with daily tasks such as housekeeping and dressing. These communities offer a range of amenities, including meals, social events and educational programs. Some facilities have on-site beauty salons, libraries and a restaurant. According to data from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly price in the city is $6,000, which is $1,150 higher than the statewide average. 

This page covers some relevant information about assisted living in Annandale along with drawbacks and benefits for seniors in the city. We’ve also put together a list of free resources that can help older adults.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Annandale

The state of Virginia doesn’t consider assisted living communities as medical sites, so these types of facilities in Annandale are regulated and overseen by the state’s Department of Social Services. The department manages the laws assisted living communities in the area must abide by.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Annandale

  • The city has 299 medical professionals per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the U.S. median of 210. Additionally, older residents in Annandale have easy access to many quality hospitals, including Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Virginia Hospital Center. 

  • Due to its proximity to the nation’s capital, the cost of living in Annandale is among the highest in the state. However, seniors in the city may be eligible for one of the many senior tax breaks offered by Fairfax County. 

  • In terms of crime, Annandale’s rates are a lot lower than the national average for violent crimes, making it a safe city to retire in. While the area’s property crime rates are slightly above the national rates, assisted living facilities usually offer safe and secured living areas for residents. 

  • Older adults in Fairfax County are entitled to several discounted or free transportation options, such as Fastran and The Transportation Options Programs and Services. Additionally, the Shepherd Center in Annandale offers a free volunteer senior ride service to residents aged 55 and older. 
  • Temperatures in Annandale generally vary between 24 degrees in winter and 84 degrees in summer. The city receives an average of 21 inches of snow yearly and 117 rainy days. However, springs and summers in the city are pleasant with low humidity.

Paying for Assisted Living in Annandale

Seniors in Annandale pay around $6,000 each month for assisted living. Costs in the city are well above both the corresponding state and national medians of $4,850 and $4,300, respectively. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Annandale is much more expensive than in cities such as Staunton and Winchester. In Charlottesville, assisted living prices are in a similar price bracket, and in Harrisonburg, the median cost is $286 above that of Annandale. 

Annandale

$6,000

Virginia

$4,850

The United States

$4,300

Charlottesville

$5,893

Staunton

$4,850

Harrisonburg

$6,286

Winchester

$4,304

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who would prefer to receive care in the comfort of their own homes could do so by opting for home care or home health care, which cost $4,601 and $4,767, respectively. Another less expensive option in the city is adult day health care at a median price of $1,744 per month. The costliest type of senior care in the city is provided in nursing homes, where the average monthly rates for both private and semiprivate rooms are nearly double the cost of assisted living. 

Home Care

$4,601

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,744

Assisted Living Facility

$6,000

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,726

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$13,059

Note: Data for Annandale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Washington D.C., was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Annandale

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

Seniors living in Annandale may qualify for aid through the Auxiliary Grant Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the 1915 (c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program.

Paying for Assisted Living in Virginia

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 Annandale

Older adults in Annandale have access to many free and low-cost resources, most being managed by local nonprofits and the county government. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most useful ones. 

ResourceContactService
James Lee Senior Center(703) 534-3387The James Lee Senior Center in Annandale is overseen by Fairfax County and serves residents aged 50 and older. Members can take part in many recreational activities, such as art, fitness and IT classes. The county charges a small annual fee for membership on a sliding scale based on income.
Fairfax County Services for Older Adults(703) 324–7948Fairfax County operates an Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resource line that acts as the first point of contact between older adults and services in the area. The county manages many programs for seniors, such as referrals to other relevant agencies, Medicare counseling and assistance with understanding long-term care options.
Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(703) 324-5861This program serves older residents in Annandale who are either looking into moving to an assisted living community or are already living in one. The ombudsman can help residents know their rights and assist with mediating concerns and complaints.
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Northern Virginia(703) 246-3460RSVP provides seniors aged 55 and over the opportunity to continue serving their communities as they age. The program matches volunteers with local nonprofits based on experience and interests. Volunteer Fairfax is the nonprofit organization that oversees this AmeriCorps program.
Virginia Department of Veterans Services(703) 359-1210Seniors who served in the country’s military can get in touch with the Veterans Services office for help in navigating the process of claiming the pensions and benefits they are entitled to. Veterans can either walk in or make an appointment with their nearest office in Fairfax, which operates Monday to Friday during office hours.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Annandale

Annandale-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Virginia

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Lynne F

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brightview Woodburn

Coming from another AL facility in the area a year ago, I was hoping that there was a greater level of care and concern for my mother at Brightview. I have NOT been disappointed! Although mom...

Provider response

Hi Lynne - Our caring and compassionate associates are the foundation of Brightview Woodburn. Thank you for recognizing their efforts!

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warmth

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brightview Woodburn

I was a little concerned about my mom moving from a condo to a studio but it has turned out to be just perfect! There is room for a seating area and her bed. The large window lets in lots of light....

Provider response

We are glad your loved one feels at home at Brightview Woodburn! Thank you for trusting us as your senior living partner.

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Donna

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brightview Woodburn

My mother is in Brightview Woodburn. It's been very positive so far. We've been very pleased with the staff that we've dealt with. The facility is brand new and very nice. They have a gym and a...

Provider response

Hi Donna - We are glad your mom feels at home at Brightview Woodburn! Thank you for trusting us as your senior living partner.

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