26 Memory Care Facilities near Fairfax, VA
Also serving communities of Oakton.
There are 26 Memory Care Facilities in the Fairfax area, with 5 in Fairfax and 21 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Fairfax is $7,016 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Vienna with an average starting cost of $6,325.
To help you with your search, browse the 36 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fairfax. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fairfax 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Annandale with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Fairfax, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Fairfax, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fairfax
Fairfax is located along the Potomac River, just south of Maryland, in the state of Virginia, where it's estimated that 140,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. To support its local seniors, which comprise over 15 percent of the city's 24,000-person population, the area offers a variety of programs and services as well as nearly three dozen memory care facilities for those with dementia. Three memory care facilities are located in the city proper, and families who are looking for more options will find an additional 28 nearby.
In Fairfax, memory care facilities are officially known as "Special Care Units," or SCUs. SCUs may occupy their own dedicated building, or they may be located within a secured wing of an assisted living facility. Both types of memory care facilities are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
- The overall cost of living in Fairfax is 55 percent higher than the Virginia average and nearly 70 percent higher than the nationwide average. This is mainly due to the high cost of real estate, which may impact how much seniors pay for room and board in local memory care facilities. Healthcare expenses are about 5 percent lower than both state and national averages, which may help offset the higher living expenses.
- Fairfax residents experience hot summers, where highs reach into the upper-80s, and cold winters with lows in the mid-20s. It is partly cloudy year round, and the region gets some form of precipitation on an average of 76 days annually. Because of its varied climate, Fairfax may be well-suited for seniors who enjoy experiencing all four seasons.
- Virginia seniors are not taxed on income they receive from Social Security, and income from retirement accounts is deductible up to $12,000. This may allow seniors to put more money into their memory care budget.
- The Fairfax area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Medical Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Fairfax
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fairfax start around $7,016 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fairfax 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 Memory Care in Fairfax
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Virginia page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Fairfax
Fairfax and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Fairfax, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fairfax
Fairfax-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Virginia page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Fairfax, VA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fairfax
Review of Almost Home Senior Care
Outstanding owners and excellent staff members. They can customize the services for your love one and they care. Read more
Review of Sunrise of Fair Oaks VA
SAD! I recently visited a relative at Sunrise of Fair Oaks in the Memory Unit and I was sicken by the way they treat the elderly-without a voice. Shoving food in their mouths, wiping their faces so... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Fair Oaks VA
I have first hand experience with Sunrise of Fair Oaks and I DO NOT recommend placing your loved one at this facility. My dad had a Horrible experience at this facility. I warn all prospective fam... Read more