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.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Annandale, VA

Pines View Residence, Llc

4005 Lake Boulevard, Annandale, VA, 22003


Beverly Assisted Living

7816 Trammell Rd, Annandale, VA, 22003


Brightview Woodburn

3450 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA, 22003

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 cannot r … (read more)
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 cannot r … (read more)

Leewood Adult Daycare Center

7120 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA, 22003

My mother goes to Leewood for respite. I have nothing but good things to say about them! They take care of my mom, she loves being with them. She’s always happy to see everyone and her friends! She pa … (read more)
My mother goes to Leewood for respite. I have nothing but good things to say about them! They take care of my mom, she loves being with them. She’s always happy to see everyone and her friends! She pa … (read more)

2013, 2016, 2017

Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA, 22309

Spring Hills Mount Vernon is nestled between Vernon Heights Park and the Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia. Residents and visitors alike praise Spring Hills for being a spacious, clean and brig … (read more)
Spring Hills Mount Vernon is nestled between Vernon Heights Park and the Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia. Residents and visitors alike praise Spring Hills for being a spacious, clean and brig … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of Springfield

6541 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA, 22150

My father-in-law is very happy at Sunrise of Springfield. We felt welcome. The minute we walked into the facility, we were greeted by the director. They had a sign welcoming us for the tour that was d … (read more)
My father-in-law is very happy at Sunrise of Springfield. We felt welcome. The minute we walked into the facility, we were greeted by the director. They had a sign welcoming us for the tour that was d … (read more)

Vitality Living Arlington

3821 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, 22203

I got to tour Vitality Living Arlington. It’s more geared to someone who can move around and be mobile, and that place isn’t a fit for our needs. It was a great place. It’s clean, and I thoroughly enj … (read more)
I got to tour Vitality Living Arlington. It’s more geared to someone who can move around and be mobile, and that place isn’t a fit for our needs. It was a great place. It’s clean, and I thoroughly enj … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Sunrise of Alexandria

3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304

Sunrise of Alexandria is located in Alexandria, Virginia, next to Highway 236, supermarkets, Port City Brewing Company and shopping centers. The facility offers shopping trips, sightseeing tours and v … (read more)
Sunrise of Alexandria is located in Alexandria, Virginia, next to Highway 236, supermarkets, Port City Brewing Company and shopping centers. The facility offers shopping trips, sightseeing tours and v … (read more)

The Fairfax

9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060

The Fairfax is probably the Cadillac of the system. It has a campus environment and excellent food. There is a great bunch of people. It is a military retirement place, so everybody has the same backg … (read more)
The Fairfax is probably the Cadillac of the system. It has a campus environment and excellent food. There is a great bunch of people. It is a military retirement place, so everybody has the same backg … (read more)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

Sunrise of Arlington VA

2000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22207

This is one of the first – if not the first – Sunrise ever built. Therefore, rooms are a bit smaller than newer homes. But this is also a part of the charm in that it is smaller. At 92 mom would get l … (read more)
This is one of the first – if not the first – Sunrise ever built. Therefore, rooms are a bit smaller than newer homes. But this is also a part of the charm in that it is smaller. At 92 mom would get l … (read more)

Sunrise at Bluemont Park

5920 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22205

The tour at Sunrise at Bluemont Park was very good. The physical appearance was very nice. The people are friendly. The residents like it there very much. The surrounding environment is very nice, and … (read more)
The tour at Sunrise at Bluemont Park was very good. The physical appearance was very nice. The people are friendly. The residents like it there very much. The surrounding environment is very nice, and … (read more)

2014, 2015

Braddock Glen

4027 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA, 22032

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Braddock Glen is on Oiley Lane near Inova Fairfax Hospital and the intersection of Interstate 495 and State Highway 236. Relatives compliment the staff for being pleasant … (read more)
Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Braddock Glen is on Oiley Lane near Inova Fairfax Hospital and the intersection of Interstate 495 and State Highway 236. Relatives compliment the staff for being pleasant … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Hunter Mill

2863 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA, 22124

Sunrise of Hunter Mill is located in Oakton, Virginia, just minutes from Oakton Community Park and Oakton Shopping Center. Family members commend the clean, tidy Victorian-style building. Residents ca … (read more)
Sunrise of Hunter Mill is located in Oakton, Virginia, just minutes from Oakton Community Park and Oakton Shopping Center. Family members commend the clean, tidy Victorian-style building. Residents ca … (read more)

Hermitage in Northern Virginia

5000 Fairbanks Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22311

Hermitage in Northern Virginia, located in Alexandria, Virginia, was founded in 1962 by Virginia United Methodist Homes. Residents appreciate musical and theatrical performances, religious services, b … (read more)
Hermitage in Northern Virginia, located in Alexandria, Virginia, was founded in 1962 by Virginia United Methodist Homes. Residents appreciate musical and theatrical performances, religious services, b … (read more)

Grand Oaks Assisted Living

5901 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC, 20016

Grand Oaks Assisted Living is situated in Washington, D.C., just southeast of Turkey Run Park. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s menu, which includes hot sandwiches, soups and salads as appetiz … (read more)
Grand Oaks Assisted Living is situated in Washington, D.C., just southeast of Turkey Run Park. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s menu, which includes hot sandwiches, soups and salads as appetiz … (read more)

Sunrise of Fair Oaks VA

3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033

Sunrise of Fair Oaks is located in Fairfax, Virginia, and offers assisted living options and memory care for seniors. Residents and visitors give high marks to this senior living community for a beaut … (read more)
Sunrise of Fair Oaks is located in Fairfax, Virginia, and offers assisted living options and memory care for seniors. Residents and visitors give high marks to this senior living community for a beaut … (read more)

The Jefferson

900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA, 22203

The Jefferson doesn’t tell you the cost upfront. The staff is very friendly, and it’s a really nice place. I was not expecting them to say that we’ll be paying $10,000 a month. They’re very expensive, … (read more)
The Jefferson doesn’t tell you the cost upfront. The staff is very friendly, and it’s a really nice place. I was not expecting them to say that we’ll be paying $10,000 a month. They’re very expensive, … (read more)

Rembrandt Assisted Living

6669 Gouthier Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042

My mom will be moving into Rembrandt Assisted Living. The facility was bright, clean, and very roomy. It felt like a home that my mother would be comfortable in. They are brand new, so they only had a … (read more)
My mom will be moving into Rembrandt Assisted Living. The facility was bright, clean, and very roomy. It felt like a home that my mother would be comfortable in. They are brand new, so they only had a … (read more)

Greenbrier Assisted Living

8204 Madrillon Estates Dr, Vienna, VA, 22182

Greenbrier Assisted Living was a single-family home that has been fitted for senior living, and it was very clean and very nice on the inside. The woman that I spoke to was also very nice. They’ve got … (read more)
Greenbrier Assisted Living was a single-family home that has been fitted for senior living, and it was very clean and very nice on the inside. The woman that I spoke to was also very nice. They’ve got … (read more)

Almost Home Senior Care

8945 Little River Trpk., Fairfax, VA, 22031

Jenny and Paul run a wonderful 3 residence group home in Fairfax. Jenny is a licensed geriatric nurse and meticulous about the processes and people assigned to take care of Mom. Flor is the caregive … (read more)
Jenny and Paul run a wonderful 3 residence group home in Fairfax. Jenny is a licensed geriatric nurse and meticulous about the processes and people assigned to take care of Mom. Flor is the caregive … (read more)

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. 

$6000

Annandale

$4850

Virginia

$4300

The United States

$5893

Charlottesville

$4850

Staunton

$6286

Harrisonburg

$4304

Winchester

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. 

$4601

Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1744

Adult Day Health Care

$6000

Assisted Living Facility

$11726

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13059

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

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. 

Resource

Contact 

Service

(703) 534-3387

The 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. 

(703) 324–7948

Fairfax 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. 

(703) 324-5861

This 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. 

(703) 246-3460

RSVP 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. 

(703) 359-1210

Seniors 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