Located close to Washington, D.C., Fairfax County is home to 1.1 million people, making it the most populous county in the state. Approximately 14% of that population is aged 65 and older, and seniors enjoy a large number of local services to help them stay healthy and comfortable. In the county seat, Fairfax, there are 16 assisted living communities to choose from. This area is also home to the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, which is ranked 12th in the state for geriatric care. Fairfax County’s close proximity to the nation’s capital means the Smithsonian museum campus is just minutes away.

Elderly adults in Fairfax County who need additional support may choose to reside in an assisted living community. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey estimates the cost of care in this area at $6,000 a month. Though this is much higher than the national average of $4,300 and the state average of $4,850, many seniors prefer to live near the happenings of the D.C. metro area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Fairfax County, VA

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 mom and I toured Sunrise of Springfield. They showed us a model suite and she liked it. It was roomy and looked comfortable. The lady was telling us about the meals that are offered and we talked w … (read more)
My mom and I toured Sunrise of Springfield. They showed us a model suite and she liked it. It was roomy and looked comfortable. The lady was telling us about the meals that are offered and we talked w … (read more)

2013, 2015

Sunrise at Reston Town Center

1778 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA, 20190

Sunrise at Reston Town Center was the most expensive out of all the places my mother had been. Their executive director was the most involved, really good, and caring, but they’re the highest priced, … (read more)
Sunrise at Reston Town Center was the most expensive out of all the places my mother had been. Their executive director was the most involved, really good, and caring, but they’re the highest priced, … (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)

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)

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)

Harmony at Chantilly

2980 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA, 20171

Harmony at Chantilly is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care facility. It’s a place that I knew my mom could settle in and become familiar with. If she needed more assistance, there … (read more)
Harmony at Chantilly is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care facility. It’s a place that I knew my mom could settle in and become familiar with. If she needed more assistance, there … (read more)

2015

Tysons Woods Assisted Living

2248 Central Ave, Vienna, VA, 22182

Tysons Woods Assisted Living is near Interstate 66, Electric Avenue and Briarcliff Avenue in Vienna, Virginia. Visitors say the helpful staff is accommodating and the facility’s grounds are beautiful. … (read more)
Tysons Woods Assisted Living is near Interstate 66, Electric Avenue and Briarcliff Avenue in Vienna, Virginia. Visitors say the helpful staff is accommodating and the facility’s grounds are beautiful. … (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)

2016

Sunrise at Mount Vernon

8033 Holland Road, Alexandria, VA, 22306

Sunrise at Mount Vernon is located in Alexandria, Virginia, near George Washington Memorial Parkway, several medical centers, shopping outlets, historic parks and recreational attractions. Visitors an … (read more)
Sunrise at Mount Vernon is located in Alexandria, Virginia, near George Washington Memorial Parkway, several medical centers, shopping outlets, historic parks and recreational attractions. Visitors an … (read more)

Tall Oaks Assisted Living LC

12052 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA, 20190

My mother has moved into Tall Oaks at Reston Assisted Living. It’s very good. The staff is very nice. They’re great. The only downside is it’s a rather older facility and the things inside it. They ha … (read more)
My mother has moved into Tall Oaks at Reston Assisted Living. It’s very good. The staff is very nice. They’re great. The only downside is it’s a rather older facility and the things inside it. They ha … (read more)

Harmony at Spring Hill

8350 Mountain Larkspur Drive, Lorton, VA, 22079

We selected Harmony at Spring Hill for Mom. It’s about equal distance from my brother and myself. He lives in Fairfax, I live in Kingstown, so it’s very accessible. They’ve got a gated entryway, so th … (read more)
We selected Harmony at Spring Hill for Mom. It’s about equal distance from my brother and myself. He lives in Fairfax, I live in Kingstown, so it’s very accessible. They’ve got a gated entryway, so th … (read more)

2015

Sunrise of McLean

8315 Turning Leaf Lane, Mclean, VA, 22102

Nestled in a neighborhood 15 minutes from Washington D.C., Sunrise of McLean is in McLean, Virginia, close to Tysons Galleria Shopping Mall and the Virginia Hospital Center. Residents’ family members … (read more)
Nestled in a neighborhood 15 minutes from Washington D.C., Sunrise of McLean is in McLean, Virginia, close to Tysons Galleria Shopping Mall and the Virginia Hospital Center. Residents’ family members … (read more)

Sunrise at Silas Burke House

9619 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA, 22015

My tour at Sunrise at Silas Burke House was pretty thorough. I had a sit-down briefing before we had a chance to do a walk around the place. It looks immaculate. In my understanding, it’s only four ye … (read more)
My tour at Sunrise at Silas Burke House was pretty thorough. I had a sit-down briefing before we had a chance to do a walk around the place. It looks immaculate. In my understanding, it’s only four ye … (read more)

Greenbrier Assisted Living

8204 Madrillon Estates Dr, Vienna, VA, 22182

My mother moved to Greenbrier after suffering a kidney failure, and leaving her home of 20 years to live near me. I can’t say enough about the people who work there! They are truly the most caring a … (read more)
My mother moved to Greenbrier after suffering a kidney failure, and leaving her home of 20 years to live near me. I can’t say enough about the people who work there! They are truly the most caring a … (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. Af … (read more)
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. Af … (read more)

Macklin Court

9417 Macklin Court, Alexandria, VA, 22309

Macklin Court is located in Alexandria, Virginia near Ferry Landing Road, Grist Mill Park and the Washington Metro Philharmonic. Relatives appreciate the elegant, well-kept home and long-term staff wh … (read more)
Macklin Court is located in Alexandria, Virginia near Ferry Landing Road, Grist Mill Park and the Washington Metro Philharmonic. Relatives appreciate the elegant, well-kept home and long-term staff wh … (read more)

Hunters Woods at Trails Edge

2222 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA, 20191

The community is beautiful! Like no other I have toured and at this point I have seen 6 others. They thought of everything and the food was so good! I was there during an event and the residents ev … (read more)
The community is beautiful! Like no other I have toured and at this point I have seen 6 others. They thought of everything and the food was so good! I was there during an event and the residents ev … (read more)

Sunrise of Fairfax – Opening October 2021!

9207 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA, 22031

Sunrise of Fairfax is located in western Fairfax, Virginia, near Arlington Boulevard and minutes from Fairfax Circle Shopping Center and the Army Navy Country Club. Visitors and residents appreciate t … (read more)
Sunrise of Fairfax is located in western Fairfax, Virginia, near Arlington Boulevard and minutes from Fairfax Circle Shopping Center and the Army Navy Country Club. Visitors and residents appreciate t … (read more)

Paying for Assisted Living in Fairfax County

Because Fairfax County is part of the Washington, D.C. metro area, the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey combines the county’s costs for care with the nation’s capital. In Fairfax County, seniors pay an average of $6,000 a month for assisted living care. This is a high average, especially when compared to the national average of $4,300. It is also $1,200 more than the state’s average of $4,850.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Throughout the state of Virginia, costs for care vary quite a bit. While the Fairfax County area has one of the highest averages at $6,000 a month, Harrisonburg is even higher at $6,286. Charlottesville is also close to the Fairfax County average, but about $107 less at $5,893 a month. The most affordable community for assisted living care in Virginia is Richmond, which averages $3,645 a month. In Virginia Beach, seniors pay an average of $4,365, while in Blacksburg on the southwest side of the state, the average drops to just $4,000. Many cities are close to the state’s average. In fact, in Staunton, assisted living costs the same as the state average, $4,850, while in Lynchburg, the cost is just a little more at $4,939.

$6000

Fairfax County/Washington, D.C.

$4850

Virginia

$4300

The United States

$6286

Harrisonburg

$5893

Charlottesville

$4939

Lynchburg

$4850

Staunton

$4365

Virginia Beach

$4000

Blacksburg

$3645

Richmond

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fairfax County

Eligible seniors over the age of 65 may file an application for financial assistance for assisted living in Fairfax County and the rest of Virginia via the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Medicaid Waiver.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fairfax County

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 County

ResourceContact Service
Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program(703) 324-7948VICAP provides unbiased counseling to seniors who need Medicare coverage to help them understand their options. Through VICAP, seniors can verify that they are utilizing all of the Medicare resources available to them to help pay for medical care and assisted living costs. The service can also connect seniors to Medicare-participating physicians.
Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman(703) 324-5861The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman program offers advocacy services to seniors in Fairfax County who are in assisted living facilities. If seniors or their families suspect neglect or abuse, the Ombudsman will investigate the complaint and inform the senior and family members of their rights.
MetroAccess(202) 962-2700MetroAccess is a shared-ride, door-to-door paratransit service for Fairfax County residents who have disabilities that make it impossible to use traditional bus or rail service. The service is available for any trip within a ¾ mile radius of Metrobus and Metrorail service areas. Seniors aged 65 and older can apply for a Reduced Fare SmarTrip Photo ID card that allows them to ride MetroAccess and other Metrobus and Metrorail transit options at a reduced price.
Fairfax County Transportation Options Program(703) 222-9764Fairfax County seniors who need rides outside of the Metrobus and Metrorail service areas can use the Transportation Options Program. TOPS provides discounts to seniors who need taxi service, ride-sharing or other rides around town. This program is available to seniors aged 50 or over who make $50,000 or less per household a year or who are MetroAccess registered users.
Fairfax Veterans Benefits Office(703) 359-1210Seniors in Fairfax County who served in the U.S. military may be eligible for veterans’ services. The Fairfax Benefits Office helps connect these seniors to those services. Veterans can visit the office during the week for walk-in services or make an appointment to ensure they’re getting the benefits they earned through their military service.
Fairfax County Senior Centers(703) 820-2131Fairfax County operates a number of Senior Centers that provide adults aged 50 and older with a place to connect with other members of the community, pursue interests and hobbies and get access to senior-friendly services. Transportation to these senior centers from an assisted living community is provided when needed.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fairfax County

Fairfax-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 Fairfax County