3 Assisted Living Facilities in Fairfax City, VA
The average cost of assisted living in Fairfax City is $6,165 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Fairfax County with an average starting cost of $5,391.
To help you with your search, browse the 11 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fairfax City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fairfax City 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Fairfax County with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fairfax City
Fairfax, which is situated along the Potomac River in Virginia, is a historically rich city that was first settled by Europeans in the early 1700s. In spite of its expansion since its early days, the city's 25,000 residents can still enjoy its small-town feel at the Old Town Square, where concerts and entertainment events are held throughout the year.
Roughly 14% of Fairfax's population are aged 65 and over, and those who no longer wish to live at home may choose to reside in one of the region's 42 assisted living facilities. Of these facilities, five are located within Fairfax proper and the other 37 are in nearby cities. These facilities are governed by the Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fairfax City
- In Virginia, Social Security retirement benefits are not taxed, and other types of retirement income are deductible up to $12,000 for those aged 65 and over. The state's property and sales tax rates are also low, which may leave more money in the budget for assisted living in Fairfax.
- The Fairfax area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Fairfax has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Fairfax County Commission on Aging, an organization that advocates for the needs of older adults in the Fairfax region and coordinates community services and projects to enrich local seniors' lives, as well as two senior centers.
- The Fairfax County Department of Transportation provides several public transportation options in Fairfax, including Metrobus and Metrorail routes, which are operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Seniors age 65 and over are eligible to ride for a reduced fare.
- On the BestPlaces Comfort Index, Fairfax ranks 7.3 out of 10, making it one of the most comfortable cities in the state. Year-round temperatures range between 24 degrees and 86 degrees. This city may be well-suited to seniors who enjoy experiencing four distinct seasons.
- Fairfax is a fairly expensive place to live with a cost of living that exceeds the state average by over 50% and the national average by more than 69%. This is primarily due to the high cost of housing in the area, which may drive up the cost of assisted living. This may be a consideration for seniors with limited means.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fairfax City
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Assisted Living costs in Fairfax City start around $6,165 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 Fairfax City 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 Fairfax City
Low-income seniors in Fairfax may have some assisted living services covered through Virginia's Auxiliary Grant.
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 Fairfax City
Fairfax City 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 Fairfax City, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fairfax City
Fairfax City-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fairfax City
Review of Sunrise of George Mason
I didn’t care for Sunrise of George Mason because I didn’t get any attention. The lady who showed me around was nice, but I was not impressed with the place. It was very old, small, and didn't have... Read more
Review of Gardens at Fair Oaks
My husband is at the Gardens at Fair Oaks, and I do not like it. Although the place is tastefully decorated with lovely things and clean, the staff in the memory care unit are not well trained. Som... Read more
Review of Sunrise of George Mason
Sunrise of George Mason was fine. It was in a nice location. My visit was very good. I only spoke with one person, but she was very helpful. The rooms/apartments were clean, but they were very small. Read more