Aging in Place Data Base
As of 12/2/2018
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. Since 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 Click on the subject to view the resources.
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The data base is in 3 sections:
The best place to start is reviewing other web sites. They are professional maintained and easy to search.
Fairfax County, Commission on Aging
Web site 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
And many more
Fourteen (14) Fairfax Senior Centers are recreation centers for adults ages 50 and over. Hundreds of active older adults from around the county have become registered members of the county's network of Senior Centers to pursue hobbies, fitness goals, special interests (such as art, music, and technology), friendships and enjoy a wide variety of activities with their peers. Center programs and activities are as diverse as the needs and interests of the communities they serve.
Meals and transportation options are also available (eligibility and fees apply - please contact the Senior Center near you for details).
The Senior Centers are listed below. Check here for each Center operating hours.
Bailey's Senior Center
Address: 5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-820-2131, TTY 711
Herndon Senior Center
Address: 873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703-464-6200, TTY 711
Hollin Hills Senior Center
Address: 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
Phone: 703-765-4573, TTY 711
James Lee Senior Center
Address: 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-534-3387, TTY 711
Kingstowne Center for Active Adults
Address: 6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315
Phone: 703-339-7676, TTY 711
Lewinsville Senior Center (temporarily relocated to Lewinsville Retirement
Address: 1515 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-442-9075, TTY 711
Lincolnia Senior Center
Address: 4710 North Chambliss Street, Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-914-0330, TTY 711
Little River Glen Senior Center
Address: 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax, VA 22032
Phone: 703-503-8703, TTY 711
Lorton Senior Center
Address: 7722 Gunston Plaza, Lorton, VA 22079
Phone:703-550-7195, TTY 711
Pimmit Hills SeniorCenter
Address: 7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: 703-734-3338, TTY 711
Providence Senior Center
Address: 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
Phone: 703-865-0520, TTY 711
South County Senior Center
Address: 8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 325, Alexandria, VA 22309
Phone: 703-704-6216, TTY 711
Sully Senior Center
Address: 14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703-322-4475, TTY 711
Wakefield Senior Center (at Audrey Moore RECenter)
Address: 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-321-3000, TTY 711
Retirement Living Source Book
Web site www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com
This web site provides information on Aging in place as well as help in finding other places to live
Government and industry resources
Legal and Financial help
Health care and Providing House Calls
Finding a community to live in
The Retirement Living Source Book, published quarterly, is available free of charge. Log on to their web site and click on FREE Copies to order one.
Senior Safety Reviews
Web site www.seniorsafetyreviews.com
Senior Safety Reviews examines multiple vendors of various categories of products that help you stay safe. They are not affiliated with any manufacturer and provide unbiased advice.
Aging Life Care Web Site www.midatlanticgcm.org
Medical Alert Systems
Walk in Bath Tubs
Hearing Aid Amplifiers
Safe Bathroom Design for Seniors
Aging Life Care
Web Site www.midatlanticgcm.org
A Geriatric Care Manager specializes in assisting older people and their families with long-term care arrangements. We can help you meet the challenges of long distance care giving, put together a comprehensive plan for present or future needs, provide extra assistance for relocation, or monitor your relative during your vacation.
Web site 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
and references to
Assisted Living Facilities
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Alzheimer's disease and Dementia
Five Star Rated Home Repair Contractors
Web site 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.
Web site www.homeadvisor.com
Search for contractors for all repair/remodeling or construction close to your zip code.
AARP Web Site
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.
Provides advice on giving and receiving home care and help with finding care givers. Also provides help in finding housing for seniors.
Provides advice on modifications to your home to make it safer and healthier. Also here you may order the free Home Fit Guide.
Power of Attorney
Web site www.formswift.com/power-of-attorney#guide
This Web site provides up-to-date and user friendly guidance in the five types of Power of Attorneys and why you should have one. It provides free down loadable Power of Attorneys for your use. FormSwift is not a lawyer or legal firm but does provide legal advice.
Web site www.bankrate.com/
Through home modifications, seniors can not only increase the safety of their current home but also maintain their independence as well. Our resource provides financing options for these modifications, which could help seniors and their families avoid the potential higher costs associated with a long-term nursing home or retirement facility.
Bankrate.com is the trusted source of financial rates and home mortgage data for outlets such as USA Today, The New York Times, and CNBC. Hundreds of top publications rely on Bankrate, as well. Outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, CNBC and Bloomberg depend on Bankrate as the trusted source of financial rates and information.
To help you make their home modifications affordable, the Bankrate's article, "How to Finance Aging in Place Renovations: A Fully Accessible Guide".
Senior Driver Web Sites
Peruse the following websites to learn how to improve your driving as you age.
· http://www.nvrides.org/ -- NV Rides is a network of service providers aiming to enhance and improve volunteer driving programs throughout Northern Virginia
· Various Arlington County transportation options: https://aging-disability.arlingtonva.us/resources/transportation/
· http://seniordriving.aaa.com/ - AAA's website focusing on "helping the senior driver in your life" make informed decisions on driving continuation or cessation. Includes skills assessment module and tips on features to look for when buying a car.
· http://www.aarpdriversafety.org/ - AARP online driver safety course
· https://goo.gl/rjU76g --AARP driving resource center
· https://goo.gl/TX6ChH --Consumers Reports guide to buying a car for older drivers
· CarFit - www.car-fit.org CarFit is an educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP, and AOTA that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them. Learn how to sign up for the program in your area.
· My Car Does What? -- www.mycardoeswhat.org Educational site that explains new safety features on cars
· www.granddriver.net-- Virginia's website for senior drivers
· www.roadwiserx.com -- look up your medications to learn how they may affect driving
· www.thehartford.com/alzheimers/ -- This is a booklet on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and how such degenerative diseases affect older person's ability to drive. Also includes a "contract" for the elderly person to complete with his/her family on driving.
· American Occupational Therapy www.aota.org - Description, background, and registration information on the American Occupational Therapy Association's Older Driver Screening and Evaluation online course.
· Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully - www.nhtsa.dot.gov This is a booklet created by NHTSA that outlines the physical effects of aging, as well as tips on coping with them so that you remain a safe driver as long as you can
· National Institute on Aging's "Age Page" - www.nia.nih.gov Age page from the National Institute on Aging provides statistics, information on senior driving, and links to other resources on aging.
· University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Enhanced Driving Decisions Workbook - https://goo.gl/kcv7Cz Online, anonymous screening tool that probes health concerns you may be experiencing that could affect safe driving.
https://goo.gl/RriVnp Older driver information from the Insurance Institute for Highway
Best Pick Reports Web site www.bestpickreports.com
Best Pick Reports
Web site www.bestpickreports.com
Contains a complete home care resources for top local companies. There are 49 categories of services with multiple carefully researched qualified professional contractors accessed by your zip code. The website also lets you order their free publication.
Other general interest Web Sites
A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
Elderly Care House Design for Our Old Age
Budget-Friendly Smart Home Accommodations for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs
Nutritional Needs for Seniors
The 7 Worst Senior Exercises, and What to Do Instead
10 Dating Safety Tips for Senior Women
Healing After a Lifetime of Struggling with Addiction: The Senior's Guide to Reconnecting with Adult Children
The Elderly and Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
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, and 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
Areas served Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington
M. Quinn Designs
We are a full service design source providing a thorough analysis of your project needs. We meet you initially in your residence to evaluate and develop a plan for your project. Our caring process developed over 30 years of practice is sensitive to accommodating the many needs and preferences we all have. You decide what level of service meets your budget and individual needs. In developing your Beautiful Accessible Environment, we can coordinate the entire process from analysis to design, installation and packing you for the move!
Medical Alert Systems
Web site www.seniorsafetyreviews.com/comparisons/medical-alert-systems-comparison/
Senior Safety Reviews tested over two dozen systems and provides a chart comparing performance, prices and features of eight of the most popular and top performing systems in the United States.
Walk-in-bathtubs Web site www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/walk-in-bathtubs
Web site www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/walk-in-bathtubs
Consumer Affairs has reviewed many walk-in-bath tubs for use by people with restricted movement. This web site reviews the most popular tubs and explains the various features available. By entering your zip code, the site will locate walk-in-bathtub companies near you.
Fall Prevention Tool Kit
Web Sites below. Click on the title to be connected to the Web Site. Review each of them to get practical information about fall prevention. This tool kit was put together by Judy Baker, a librarian at Senior Caregiver Alliance.
Dementia and Alzheimer's
Web site www.alz.org
national site - information on Alzheimer's disease and dementia symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, care and support resources.
The Alzheimer's Association was founded by Jerome H. Stone with the help of several family members in Chicago, Illinois and incorporated in April 10, 1980 as the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Founded: April 10, 1980
Purpose: Eliminate Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Reach out to us for help . . .
Insight Memory Care
In keeping with our mission, Insight Memory Care Center strives to provide a comprehensive spectrum of care, support and education to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments throughout the course of the disease process. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, our programs are open to anyone in the DC metro area, and our caregiving resources are used across the country.
How Seniors Can Sleep Better
Web site purple.com/blog/senior-sleep-guide
Sleep is crucial to maintaining mental and physical health, but as we age, more factors come into play that may prevent us from getting a proper night’s rest. With that in mind, we’ve created a brand new guide detailing tips and tricks to get a better night’s sleep. Whether you are taking care of an elderly loved one, or just in need of more shut-eye yourself, this piece offers practical advice in a way that isn’t a total snoozefest to read – I really think you will enjoy it!
Household Chores - Inside
Home Care for Maryland, Virginia and DC
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.
Address 7925 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
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.
Phone - (800) 640-3914 to find nearest office
(707) 533-7368 for a free consultation
Areas served - Fairfax South, Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington and others.
Cost - Hourly rates vary by location. Check the web site.
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. Thirty categories of Licensed and bonded contractors.
Contact 703 942-8950
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.comfor contractors recommended for Handyman Services, Lawn care, Painting, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing, Tree Services and more.
Web site www.comfortkeepers.com/home/care-services
We understand that the demands of daily living are often moving targets. No two situations are ever alike. Comfort Keepers creates custom home service plans to meet your family’s needs. Our caregivers receive rigorous training geared to enrich lives and form strong bonds. At all our locations, these trustworthy relationships are the standard of care.
Home Elevators and Lifts
When you find it difficult to manage stairs there are several vendors who provide inside or outside elevators and lifts and others who provide chair lifts for stairways. The following are vendors that may be helpful in solving these problems.
Find A Stair Lift
This web site doesn't say much other than they think they will find you the best stair lift tailored to your needs at a lower price. Stair case may be indoors or outdoors, multi-level, any configuration. The following are their FAQ. Give it a try.
Find-A-Stairlift verifies the quality of each stairlift company and finds you the best partner possible. This ensures maximum certainty and time and money savings.
Why not buying directly at the company?
Stairlift Companies will sell you what they have on offer. We make sure to find you specifically the supplier that matches your requirements.
Will the stairlift be more expensive when buying via Find-A-Stairlift?
No. Our service is financed through the marketing budgets of the stairlift suppliers. This means a 100% free service for you.
Are there any hidden fees when using the service of Find-A-Stairlift?
No. Our service is completely free of charge - including any advisory!
What happens with my contact details?
Find-A-Stairlift only passes your contact details to the selected stairlift supplier.
Are there any obligations arising from providing my address?
No - the service provided by Find-A-Stairlift is completely free of charge and non-binding.
Top of the line vendor for elevators, indoors or outdoors, in all sizes and door openings on various sides of the elevator and stair lifts for your stairways.
Discount Mobility Plus
Provides outside, not enclosed lifts for wheel chair access with ramps on the lifts for easy access. Their prices start at $3,495.
Provides internal elevators, stair lifts, wheel chair lifts and dumb waiters.
Provides outside enclosed lifts.
Provides inside and outside open and enclosed elevators
Stiltz Home Elevators
Stiltz Home Elevators offer you a simple and easy way of moving safely and quickly between the floors of your home with our unique residential elevator. Considered a practical and attractive alternative to a stair lift, a Stiltz Home Elevator keeps you living independently in the home you love without the need to move. Unlike traditional home lifts, Stiltz Home Elevators are freestanding and require no hydraulics or supporting walls. The shaft-less lifts travel 'through the floor' on self-supporting dual rails and include all the safety features you would expect from a product - even during a power outage - which has been engineered to the highest standards. Our residential elevators provide homeowners with a great way of 'future-proofing' their house and can add value to your home.
Easy Climber Elevator
Interior elevators that "fit anywhere" at affordable prices.
In addition to stair lifts Medical House offers manual wheel chairs, scooters and power chairs lift chairs and other mobility products.
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:
Print the application, fill in the form and mail it to:
10455 White Granite Drive
Oakton, VA 22124
Or FAX the application to 703 448-3723
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital Caring Web Site www.capitalcaring.org
Phone – 703-516-6769
FAX - (703) 448-3723
Web Site www.capitalcaring.org
To improve care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and public advocacy.
To be recognized as a Center of Excellence in providing and catalyzing world class advanced illness care.
ALTERNATIVES TO AGING IN PLACE
At some point one may decide remaining at home is too difficult. There are many options of living
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
Assistance with downsizing, moving and disposal/sale of your possessions can be helped by professionals such as
Retirement Living Information Center
Web site www.retirementliving.com
This web site is a comprehensive source of information which covers the entire United States with guidance on best places to retire in each of the Senior Living Options, including Aging in Place. Also a discussion on Retirement Planning finance options and needs with solutions. There are also 36 Buyers Guides covering many retirement considerations, including finance issues, health issues, assistance items such as electric wheelchairs, walk-in tubs, stair lifts adjustable beds and activities for seniors including RVs and tours.
Web site www.caringtransitionsNOVA.com
This web site is full of information which will help with the transition from your current to your next
home. Review the web site and/ or call
Terry Kern at (571) 441-0996 office
(703) 627-0556 mobile
Located at 11912 Bennett Road Oak Hill, VA 20171
Village to Village Network
Discusses how the Village concept is defined and functions.
Washington Area Village Exchange (WAVE)
Web site www.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.
At Home in Alexandria (AHA)
At Home in Alexandria (AHA) is a nonprofit organization that provides practical, social and emotional support to our Alexandria neighbors ages 55+. We're a membership organization, which means you pay an annual membership fee that, in turn, entitles you to request services from AHA for an entire year.
These services include transportation, errands, technical support, light maintenance, organizing and decluttering, short-term pet or lawn care, and much more. AHA membership is ideal for the person who is still independent, yet could sometimes use a little help to feel confident and safe in their home. We like to consider ourselves a "one-stop shop" for our members-not only for direct support from our trained volunteers, but also when they need referrals for community services or industry experts.
Independent Living Communities
Web site www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com
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. Be sure to contact the Community for the latest information and prices.
|Aarondale Retirement Community||www.rui.net/aarondale/||Springfield||703-813-1800|
|Annie B. Rose House||www.anniebrosehouse.com||Alexandria||703-548-4946|
|Arbor Terrace of Herndon||www.arborcompany.com/locations/virginia/herndon||Herndon||703-956-6311|
|Burke Lake Gardens||www.apartments.com/burke-lake-gardens-burke-va/0w510x0/||Burke||703-644-0061|
|Claridge House Alexandria||www.apartments.com/claridge-house-of-alexandria-alexandria-va/ce5v4eg/||Alexandria||703-823-5444|
|Claridge House I||www.apartments.com/claridge-house-arlington-va/kgglk59/||Arlington||703-521-9100|
|The Fairfax||www.sunriseseniorliving.com/communities/the-fairfax/overview.aspx||Fort Belvoir||703-799-1200|
|Forest Glen at Sully Station||www.apartmentfinder.com/Virginia/Centreville-Apartments/Forest-Glen-Senior-Apartments-nkjwelp||Centerville||703-802-9501|
|Fountains at Washington House, The||washingtonhouse.watermarkcommunities.com||Alexandria||703-291-0188|
|Goodwin House – Bailey's Crossroads||www.goodwinhouse.org/goodwin-house-baileys-crossroads/||Falls Church||703-578-7125|
|Hermitage of Northern Virginia||www.hermitagenova.org||Alexandria||703-797-3800|
|Hinter's Park at Cherrydale||www.huntersparkapts.com/||Arlington||703-892-4330|
|Paul Spring Retirement Community||www.rui.net/paul-spring/||Alexandria||703-536-4344|
|Sunrise at Bluemont Park||www.sunriseseniorliving.com/communities/sunrise-at-bluemont-park/overview.aspx||Arlington||703-536-1060|
|Vinson Hall for Military families||www.vinsonhall.org||McLean||703-536-4344|
|Westminster at Lake Ridge||www.wlrva.org/||Lake Ridge||703-496-3400|
Assisted Living Communities
Housing for those who cannot live independently but do not need skilled nursing care. Level of assistance varies among facilities.
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. Medicare has a web site comparing nursing facilities close to you location and rates each according to various criteria.