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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Fairfax area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 44 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 12 hours researching assisted living communities in Fairfax
  • Read more than 90 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Fairfax is $6,000, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,850 and the national average of $4,051.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Fairfax, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 44 communities in the Fairfax area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Fairfax area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Braddock Glen
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Hospice
Not Listed
Braddock Glen offers convenience for families and residents alike, both through its location near the Capital Beltway and its family engagement application. The family engagement app allows loved ones to see how residents are doing on a daily basis, making it easy to see if any changes need to be made in a resident's treatment plan. Staff members are on-site 24 hours a day and ready to assist residents with daily tasks, including dressing, bathing and medication reminders. Cats and dogs are both welcome on the property, and residents have the opportunity to engage in several activities, including musical therapy, fitness classes and game nights. Residents enjoy three meals daily, prepared on-site and served restaurant-style, with fresh ingredients emphasized whenever possible.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents are pleased at how convenient it is for visitors to come to the property, with one stating, "Great location from the Beltway, easy to visit." Loved ones praised the staff's attention to detail, with one saying, "The staff seems very nice and friendly. They did a nice assessment of my uncle in deciding that he is a good candidate."
4.03 out of 5 stars
(41) Reviews
4027 Olley Ln., Fairfax, VA 22032
Hermitage Northern Virginia
Sunrise at Bluemont Park
Sunrise at Fair Oaks
Sunrise at George Mason
Sunrise at Reston Town Center
Sunrise of Arlington
Sunrise of Hunter Mill
Sunrise of Springfield
The Gardens at Fair Oaks

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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