Welcome to Aging in Place.  This portion of the web site is primarily for those members who desire to remain in their homes for as long as possible.  Although there are alternatives to aging in place, they are included in summary as well.  Our attempt here is to assemble helpful advice and links to locations which should ease the efforts in finding service providers that seniors may need as they age.  There is a lot of help from government agencies, nonprofit organizations and vendors to make the search easier.  The information has been consolidated below.  Scroll down to find a topic of interest and Ctrl-Click on the subject to view the resources.

LLI provides this information without recommendations so you may select vendors you choose.  The selection and contracting is your responsibility.

We are very interested in your opinion of this web site and your experience with any of the vendors you choose.  Please email your comments or questions to LLInova.AiP@gmail.com.

The data base is in 3 sections:

WEB SITES. 3

Fairfax County, Commission on Aging. 3

Retirement Living Source Book   www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com.. 3

Senior Navigator. 3

Five Star Rated Home Repair Contractors. 4

AARP Web Site. 4

OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS. 4

Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS). 4

Household Chores – Inside. 5

Home Care for Maryland, Virginia and DC. 5

Home Instead. 5

Paragon Home Care. 6

Home Advisor. 6

Household Chores – Outside. 6

Computer/SmartPhone/IT help. 7

Smart Again! – Kyla Lupo. 7

Check-in Program.. 7

CareRing, 7

ALTERNATIVES TO AGING IN PLACE. 8

Villages. 8

Washington Area Village Exchange (WAVE). 8

Active Adult Communities. 8

Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). 9

Assisted Living Communities. 9

Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities. 9

 


 

WEB SITES

The best place to start is reviewing other web sites.  They are professional maintained and easy to search.

Fairfax County, Commission on Aging, www.FairfaxCounty.gov/OlderAdults

This Web sites provides, first and foremost, a phone number to call for information and assistance for issues with the web site, aging, disability and caregivers.  Fairfax County has many services including

Adult Day Care

Aging Transportation

Care Management

Home Repair

In-Home Care

And many more

Retirement Living Source Book   www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com

This web site provides information on Aging in place as well as help in finding other places to live including

Government and industry resources

Legal and Financial help

Health care and Providing House Calls

Finding a community to live in

 

Senior Navigator, www.seniornavigator.org

This web site is sponsored by the state of Virginia providing information on

At home assistance with Caregivers

Adult day care centers

Home modifications for safe living

In home assistance

Transportation

and references to

Assisted Living Facilities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Nursing Facilities

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia

 


 

Five Star Rated Home Repair Contractors, www.fivestarrated.com

This web site has 41 categories of services for your home. 

The services are Five Star Rated by Home Service Repairs, an independent research firm, identifying top-rated, premier local home service companies through a comprehensive evaluation that home owners can trust.

 

AARP Web Site              www.aarp.org

The AARP web site contains a lot of information, but is often difficult to find information you want.  Below are two parts of the web site that may be of interest.

www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

Provides advice on giving and receiving home care and help with finding care givers.  Also provides help in finding housing for seniors.

www.aarp.org/livable-communities

Provides advice on modifications to your home to make it safer and healthier.  Also here you may order the free Home Fit Guide.

OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS

LLI has added these service providers to augment the web site information.

Safe and Healthy Homes

Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS)

Description - National Association of Home Builders

CAPS stands for Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. It is a construction credential that has builders, architects, remodelers, designers and even occupational therapists buzzing. Far beyond using universal design ideas, aging-in-place (a.k.a independent living) principles are sweeping changes designed to custom-fit your home to you and your family as time goes by. CAPS design takes your current and future circumstances into consideration. CAPS design principles focus on elegant, aesthetically enriching, barrier-free environments. These are changes that can actually increase the value of your home, according to some realtors.

This website is oriented to builders although there is helpful information on remodeling your home and help in finding a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist.

Contact - 

Phone (800) 368-5242

Web site – nahb.org/caps

Areas served

                Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington

Cost

Reviews

 

Household Chores – Inside

 

Home Care for Maryland, Virginia and DC. 

Description -

All of our Care Advisors have years of experience working hand in hand with families to help them select the best care options.  Let them assist you during your free assessment.  HomeCare.com does not employ or recommend any care provider. HomeCare.com provides technology and tools to help families and Caregivers connect with each other. Each individual is solely responsible for selecting a care provider or care seeker and complying with local and federal laws in connection with a business relationship.  Home Care has an app for your smart phone to keep track of the services provided.  Reports available include:  Daily Care Reports – Show you exactly what work was completed,  GPS Check in and Check out – Verifies your caregiver arrived on time and validates hours worked.  Care Groups – Allow all of your family members to say up to date on care delivered.

Contact –

Web site – home care.com

Phone - 800-974-3458

            Fax: 571-565-3416

Address - 7925 Jones Branch Drive 
   Suite 2200
   McLean, VA 22102

 

Areas served

Cost

Reviews

 

 

Household Chores – Inside

Home Instead

Description –

Home Instead​®​​​​ offers an individualized approach to keep seniors safe and sound at home, instead of anywhere else.  If your family recognizes the value of aging in place as we do, you’ve come to the right place. Home Instead® CAREGiversSM provide compassionate and reliable home care services help keep seniors safe and independent wherever they call home. ​ From personal care services to hospice care support and many care needs in between, our local Home Instead Senior Care offices offer a broad range of services that can be tailored to meet your family’s unique needs and preferences. While the tasks of each service might differ, the goal for all types of care remains the same: To enhance the lives of seniors and their families. 

Conditions like dementia or arthritis may come with unique care challenges, but you can lean on us to help you face those challenges. Our specialized training programs equip Home Instead CAREGivers to help seniors cope with their condition while maximizing their capabilities. Home Instead Senior Care services can help meet a variety of care needs related to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, arthritis, Parkinson’s, diabetes, depression, and other conditions. 

Contact - 

Phone – (800) 640-3914 to find nearest office

                  (707) 533-7368 for a free consultation

Web site –   www.homeinstead.com/Arlington-va


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Areas served – Fairfax South, Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington and others.

Cost -    Hourly rates vary by location.  Check the web site.

Reviews

 

Household Chores – Inside

Paragon Home Care 

Description – Trusted care at home.  Personal Care Service include Live ins, meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry, companion and respite care, transportation services.  Licensed and bonded.

Contact -  703 942-8950

Areas served

Cost

Reviews

Household Chores – Inside

Home Advisor

Helps you find a contractor near your home from a list of many types of services.  Price estimates and scheduling of the work may be done at this web site.

 

Household Chores – Outside

See also Five Star Rated Home Repair Contractors, www.fivestarrated.com for contractors recommended for Handyman Services, Lawncare, Painting, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing, Tree Sevices and more.

 


 

Computer/SmartPhone/IT help

Smart Again! – Kyla Lupo

Description -

Kyla Lupo’s business, Smart Again!, teaches technology to all levels of LLI members and the general public.  She has regular courses on iPhones and iPads for both beginners and advanced users.  She has expertise in all types of technology including the personal computer, photography and connectivity.  The courses she offers in the LLI course catalogue are free to all LLI members. She offers individual in home teaching and help with most technology, for a fee. Kyla specializes in technology that is Apple based and connecting all your devices. You can contact her directly by email at kyla@smartagaintutor.com or by phone at (571) 357-4022.

LLI Aging in Place will only provide names and contacts for services and does not make recommendations.  It is your responsibility to contact her and arrange for services.  We will appreciate knowing about your experience with Kyla Lupo.  Do you recommend the service to other LLI members?

Contact -  Kyla Lupo

    Phone – (571) 357-4022

    Email – kyla@smartagaintutor.com

               

Areas served

Cost

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Check-in Program

CareRing,

Description

CareRing is a FREE program developed for Fairfax County residents providing daily telephone calls to help individuals who are living alone, aged, disabled or chronically ill to maintain their independence and keep connected to community.  Each day CareRing calls clients for an informal and friendly chat about:

General well being, Eating regularly, Remembering appointments, Taking medications, Emotional well-being, Anything else needed

If this is the service you desire, you can receive an application from their web site at:

prsinc.org/crisislink/service/careering

Print the application, fill in the form and mail it to:

CareRing

601 S Carlin Springs Road

Arlington, VA 22204

Or FAX the application to 703 516-6766

Or email the application to mhavers@prsinc.org

 

The application allows you to identify yourself, friends that CareRing can contact if they are unable to reach you and when and how often you would like to be called.

 

LLI Aging in Place will only provide names and contacts for services needed.  It is your responsibility to contact them and register.  We will appreciate knowing about your experience with CareRing.  Do you recommend the service to other LLI members?  Send email to rickdaniels63@gmail.com.

Contact - 

Web site - prsinc.org/crisislink/service/careering

Email - mhavers@prsinc.org

FAX – (703) 516-6766

Areas served

Cost

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ALTERNATIVES TO AGING IN PLACE

At some point one may decide remaining at home is too difficult.  There are many options of living choices.

Moving to or forming a “Village”

Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Moving to an Assisted Living Facility

Moving to an Extended Care Facility or Nursing Home

 

Villages

 Village to Village Network.   www.VtVnetwork.org

Discusses how the Village concept is defined and functions.

Washington Area Village Exchange (WAVE)

 http://wavevillages.org/

Contains a directory of 58 villages in the Washington metropolitan area, 14 of which are in Virginia.  Go to the web site to find the full listing and then go to the village of interest.

Active Adult Communities

Residential communities for active older adults free of worries and troubles of home maintenance.  Most independent living communities do not offer health care services although residents have the option of purchasing home health care services from outside providers.  Go to www.retirementlivingsource book.com to review the specifics.

 

Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Communities offering a comprehensive, lifetime range of care from independent living to nursing care.  Costs and levels of care vary widely, and most communities require new residents to be healthy and independent.  The Retirement Living Source Book discusses these communities in general and specific communities around the metro area.  Go to www.retirementlivingsource book.com to review the specifics.

Assisted Living Communities

Housing for those who cannot live independently but do not need skilled nursing care.  Level of assistance varies among facilities.  Go to www.retirementlivingsource book.com to review the specifics.

Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities

Facilities staffed by health care professionals under the direction of a physician.  Designed for individuals who need 24-hour skilled nursing care on a regular basis.  Go to www.retirementlivingsource book.com to review the specifics.  Medicare has a web site comparing nursing facilities close to you location and rates each according to various criteria.  Go to www.Medicare.gov.NursingHomeCompare/search.html.