The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Arlington, VA for 2023
There are 58 Assisted Living Facilities in the Arlington area, with 5 in Arlington and 53 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Arlington is $5,315 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,735. Cheaper rated regions include Springfield with an average starting cost of 5,280.
To help you with your search, browse the 356 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Arlington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Arlington 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Falls Church with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in Arlington find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Arlington, call (855) 948-3865.
Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Arlington, Virginia
Sunrise of Arlington VA
2000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22207
"Sunrise of Arlington is a very small facility, so my dad can navigate the whole thing very easily. The staff is fantastic. They are very friendly. They're very professional. They knew us and they knew my dad instantly. We were very, very pleased w..."READ MORE
Sunrise at Bluemont Park
5920 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22205
"I liked Sunrise at Bluemont Park. They had more outdoor areas than the others, but I didn't feel that my parents are going to be using that because they were both incapable of moving themselves around. The layout was nice, the facility was nice, a..."READ MORE
900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA, 22203
"The Jefferson was gorgeous. The staff was fantastic. We visited it a couple of times, so we had more interactions with the staff. The person who was giving us the tour was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. We also got to talk with other member..."READ MORE
4435 North Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA, 22203
"My uncle was accepted to assisted living at Culpepper Gardens during COVID. He was in his 90's and the management team and staff have been the kindest, most caring group you will ever find. The team goes above and beyond to make the family and ..."READ MORE
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 displayed at the concierge desk. We had toured s..."READ MORE
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Sunrise of Alexandria
3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304
"I toured Sunrise of Alexandria. It was great. I was very pleased with however they maintained it. It seemed to exceed my expectations for me. The refreshed rooms were much brighter. I would want to rent one of those for my mother more than the 'or..."READ MORE
Chevy Chase House
5420 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC, 20015
"We toured Chevy Chase House Assisted Living. The person who toured me was terrific. The units were nice. The building itself is quite old. Even though the units that they've renovated looked terrific. When you walk in, the atmosphere is 'this is a..."READ MORE
Grand Oaks Assisted Living
5901 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC, 20016
"Grand Oaks Assisted Living looked attractive. The apartments, although small, were very nicely done. The staff was very friendly. They showed me some of the community activity areas that looked attractive, too. It was inviting and upscale. The sal..."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 couple of people there who were out. Everythin..."READ MORE
Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue
5111 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC, 20008
"Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue was beautiful. The grounds are not extensive, but they're very beautifully landscaped. There were lots of nice places outside. The rooms were small though. The staff who assisted me was very friendly and knowledgeable..."READ MORE
Sunrise of McLean
8315 Turning Leaf Lane, Mclean, VA, 22102
"I went to Sunrise of McLean and toured the place. The friendliness of the staff was good. The rooms were nice and they were centrally located with fire extinguishers marked and so on (I worry about fires all the time). I only met the people mostly..."READ MORE
Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights
5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
"The whole family is extremely pleased with the care that our mother is receiving at Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights. They do a great job, and they keep me informed very regularly of her health and of how she is doing in the residence. Becau..."READ MORE
The Residences at Thomas Circle
1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20005
"The Residences at Thomas Circle was overall fair, but I don't think the clinical services were as comprehensive or coordinated. I think the living, social environment, and activities were fine. My mom stayed in both the rehab and the assisted livi..."READ MORE
2030 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA, 22043
"My 86 year old mother was at Chesterbrook Residences for 9 month before she died peacefully in her sleep from heart problems. She loved Chesterbrook Residences, her apartment, the people there who became her friends and the many diverse activitie..."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 6 or 8 rooms and they all looked well taken ca..."READ MORE
Emilia Assisted Living Home of Ashlawn
6533 Ashlawn Ct, Springfield, VA, 22150
"Very grateful to have been referred to this wonderful facility. My mother resided here for three years. I never had to worry about her surroundings or care. Everyone there is treated like family. After three years at Sunrise, finding this place ..."READ MORE
Paragon Assisted Living – Potomac House Falls Church Community
3236 Locker Street, Falls Church, VA, 22042
"I found the Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities for my father. It's a group home. He moved in and he loves it -- the best place he's ever lived. This was perfect for him. The staff is great, my father feels very special there, it's v..."READ MORE
Abrams Assisted Living
1320 Main Drive NW, Washington, DC, 20012
"I moved to Abrams Assisted Living. The nurses check on you from time to time. They serve three meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and two snacks today. They offer exercise, bingo, tie-dye, and stuff like that. The room sizes are very good...."READ MORE
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Arlington
Arlington, Virginia is an urban county located just five miles of Washington, D.C., and is home to the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery. It is one of the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country, with 65-year-olds and above comprising about 9.8 percent of the total county population. Five assisted living facilities within the county and 58 in nearby areas serve the needs of this group. ALFs in Arlington and the rest of the state are regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Arlington
- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrobus and Metrorail services provide access to most areas of Arlington. The Arlington Transit also offers bus services for cross-county routes and connections to the Metrorail. Both the WMATA and ART offer fare discounts to seniors, and both services provide easily accessible ramps and wheelchair-friendly buses.
- Summer temperatures in Arlington can average as high as 88 degrees, which is above the comfort range of 70 to 80 degrees. This warm, humid condition may be unpleasant for seniors who enjoy outdoor trips and activities.
- The cost of living in Arlington is relatively high at 192, way above the U.S. average of 100 and Virginia’s 114. Healthcare, however, is 92, a little below the state’s 102, translating into slightly more affordable health services for seniors.
- The American Lung Association ranks the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington area 17th in terms of ozone pollution. Arlington is classified as unhealthy and very unhealthy in terms of ozone and particle pollution, respectively. This poses a serious health consideration for seniors with respiratory problems.
- Virginia, which includes Arlington, is a retirement-tax-friendly state, providing seniors with substantial savings. Social Security retirement benefits are not taxed, and up to $12,000 is deductible from pension income and retirement account withdrawals.
- The Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs has an AC 55+ Travel Program that offers special bus trips to various activities and sites, including live theater and concerts, museums, sporting events, casinos, shops and restaurants. These are supervised by trained volunteers and provide social interaction among the county’s senior residents.
Paying for Assisted Living in Arlington
Assisted Living costs in Arlington start around $4,545 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 Arlington 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.
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arlington
The Virginia Department of Social Services offers Auxiliary Grants to seniors in Arlington and the rest of the state. This is an income supplement for persons receiving the Supplemental Security Income and certain aged or disabled persons residing in licensed ALFs or approved adult foster care homes. The AG program is 80 percent state funded and 20 percent locally funded.
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 Arlington
Arlington 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.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Arlington, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Arlington
Arlington-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.