26 Memory Care Facilities in Fairfax County, VA
The average cost of memory care in Fairfax County is $6,549 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Arlington County with an average starting cost of $4,941.
To help you with your search, browse the 38 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fairfax County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fairfax County 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Arlington County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Fairfax County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Fairfax County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Fairfax County, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fairfax County
There are 1.1 million residents living in Fairfax County, Virginia and more than 13 percent of its population is made up of seniors aged 65 and older. Many seniors in the area require specialized care for dementia-related disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, which affects about 150,000 seniors in the state.
There are 18 memory care facilities in Fairfax County that provide supportive services and residential care to seniors with dementia. In Virginia, these facilities are officially classified as assisted living facilities and are subject to similar rules and regulations as those that provide basic assisted living services to seniors. The Virginia Department of Social Services is responsible for monitoring all assisted living facilities in the state.
- According to the American Lung Association, Fairfax County's air quality has been given a passing grade. However, the area does have high levels of ozone pollution, which can result in adverse health effects for seniors, especially those who have respiratory or cardiovascular health conditions.
- The Fairfax County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Inova Fairfax Hospital and Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Fairfax County is more than 70 percent higher than in the average U.S. city. As a result, families can expect the cost of memory care in the area to be higher as well and those on a budget may wish to consider facilities in less expensive parts of the state.
- The weather in Fairfax County is reasonably mild throughout the year. In the summertime, the average high temperature is only 85 degrees while in January, the coldest month of the year, the average low is a comfortable 25 degrees. This means that seniors living in memory care facilities the area may have more opportunities to spend supervised time outdoors.
Paying for Memory Care in Fairfax County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fairfax County start around $6,594 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fairfax County 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 County
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 County
Fairfax County 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 County, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fairfax County
Fairfax County-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Fairfax County
Review of Arden Courts of Fair Oaks
My dad has moved into Arden Courts of Fair Oaks. This place only does memory care. They're fantastic. He progressed very quickly. We had decided on this place, but the staff was able to move him in... Read more
Review of Spring Hills Mount Vernon
My mom is at Spring Hills Mount Vernon for memory care. So far, they have been a very caring community. My mother loves it there and we're glad we made the choice. We got one of the larger rooms fo... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Springfield
I went to Sunrise of Springfield. The people were nice. I really like that place. It stuck with me because the staff calls every now and then, and that's good too. It's important that they follow u... Read more