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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Arlington, VA

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Arlington is one of the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, and as such it has some of the richest history in the nation. The National Cemetery is located in Arlington, on the site of Robert E. Lee’s prewar plantation. Home to the Pentagon and several other government offices, Arlington’s population of 207,000 people has a large surplus of federal workers and service members. Just over 10% of the area’s residents are seniors aged 65 and over, although many retired veterans can be found volunteering at the war memorials in Arlington, and active seniors hike, jog and bike the hilly green trails around town.

Virginia can be very affordable for seniors who choose to live in the Commonwealth. The state does not tax Social Security at all, and retirement benefits are eligible for up to a $12,000 deduction on the state’s income tax. While the overall cost of living in Arlington is nearly 70% above the national average, seniors in the region can expect to pay up to 3% less for health care and some other common expenses.

Assisted living in Arlington costs an average of $11,800 a month, according to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey. This is one of the highest rates in the nation, putting it well above both the average cost in the Commonwealth of Virginia, $4,800, and the national median of $4,051 for similar services.

Note: Information for Arlington was not available, so data for the nearest city, Washington, DC, was used instead.

Find your ideal place to live on our list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Arlington.

Brookdale Arlington

Brookdale Arlington keeps residents safe with 24-hour security monitoring and a rapid response team. Each of the spacious rooms at Brookdale has an emergency call system and keypad entry for security. Wi-Fi is available throughout the campus, which includes a fitness center, outpatient medical clinic, full-service beauty salon and general store where must-have personal goods can be found. Residents can arrange off-site trips through the complimentary concierge service, or book a trip with the community's scheduled transportation service. Site amenities include a lending library, theater and an arts and crafts studio where art classes are regularly held for residents. In the evenings, residents can relax in the fireside lounge or share a game of billiards in the parlor.

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Sunrise of Arlington VA

Staff at Sunrise of Arlington VA are on duty 24 hours a day and can assist residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and personal care. Daily physical fitness, mental health and life enrichment classes are scheduled in the common areas, which also include a library and media room for community movie nights. A beauty parlor looks after residents' hair and nail needs, while meals are prepared in the home-style kitchen and served in the spacious restaurant-style dining room. Snacks are also available for residents throughout the day. Sunrise staff schedules regular lessons and senior living classes for residents that cover a variety of aging-related issues, from dementia to finances.

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Sunrise at Bluemont Park

Sunrise at Bluemont Park maintains a 24-hour staff of certified caregivers who can look after residents' needs night and day. Personal care services include help managing medication, including preparation and pharmacy services, as well as assistance with activities of daily living. Residents can participate in a number of shared-interest clubs, with the common rooms in the building at their disposal. Groups at Bluemont Park include fitness, arts and crafts and social clubs, as well as lifelong learning groups that meet in the community library. Staff assist with scheduling group outings and shopping trips in town, as well as resident and family meetings in the common rooms downstairs.

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The Jefferson

The Jefferson offers luxurious senior living in a resort-style assisted living environment. Residents' off-site needs are seen to by the front desk concierge, and complimentary transportation is available for those who need a ride to medical and shopping trips in Arlington and the surrounding communities. An on-site wellness center offers modern fitness equipment, and professional personal fitness trainers help residents get the most out of workouts. Religious services are held in the on-site chapel, while conscientious staff provides 24-hour care that includes help with activities of daily living and medication preparation and administration supervision. Emergency call systems in every room help keep residents safe, while social, educational and recreation activities help keep seniors engaged and active with the community.

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Culpepper Garden

Culpepper Garden offers comfortable assisted living for seniors aged 62 and over, with a personalized service plan that gets regular updates from residents' physicians and family members. The certified caregiving staff at Culpepper Garden provides close supervision for residents with limited mobility, as well as assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and discreet personal care. Medication management and preparation consistent with residents' care plans is also available. Community amenities are all-inclusive and include a library with modern computers, free Wi-Fi throughout the property and community rooms where a full-time activities director schedules between five and eight events and group sessions a day. 

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Sunrise of Springfield

The certified caregiver staff at Sunrise of Springfield looks after residents' routine and emergency needs, including activities of daily living, and a licensed nurse is on staff in case medical needs arise for any of the residents. Daily physical fitness classes are held in the community rooms, as are creative, social and educational events that residents and their loved ones are invited to attend together. Sunrise of Springfield residents often join common-interest clubs, and the community encourages participation in social activities both on and off site. The kitchen staff prepares three meals a day from a flexible menu crafted with input from dietitians and nutritionists. Special meals are available for residents with unique medical and cultural needs, and snacks are available from the kitchen throughout the day. 

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Sunrise of Alexandria

Sunrise of Alexandria has certified staff caregivers available 24 hours a day, at relatively low staff-to-resident ratios for close personal support. Caregivers provide help with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing, as well as daily physical fitness, creative, social and learning opportunities in the community's shared common areas. The kitchen staff prepares up to three nutritionally balanced meals a day, with snacks available from the open dining hall all day long. Residents of Sunrise of Alexandria get to participate in the administration of the community through scheduled resident and family meetings, and regular social and educational events are open to both residents and their loved ones alike.

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Grand Oaks Assisted Living

Grand Oaks Assisted Living is conveniently located on the grounds of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, just across the Potomac River from Arlington. Residents in this medically oriented facility receive 24-hour nursing care and respectful hands-on assistance with activities of daily living. Residents may participate in the renowned Johns Hopkins Wellness Program for rehab, and they have access to Sibley Memorial Hospital’s emergency, aquatic and restorative care services, as well as its proprietary Legacy Therapy rehabilitation services. The exterior of the community features secure and peaceful open-air courtyards where ambulatory residents may stroll and rest in the sun. Rooms at Grand Oaks are large and offer views of the surrounding cityscape, and each contains numerous safety features, such as grab bars and call buttons.

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Hermitage in Northern Virginia

Hermitage in Northern Virginia has a spacious penthouse meeting room for residents and families to visit, which also hosts community events and lifelong learning lectures arranged by the staff. Regular stage performances and music shows are held in the multipurpose auditorium , and residents may invite a guest to the restaurant-style dining room for chef-inspired meals. Common areas at Hermitage include cozy solarium lounges on each floor, where residents can enjoy each others' company over coffee or a game of billiards or cards. The arts and crafts studio is available for use by the community's artists, as well as for classes with those who aspire to art as a hobby. Residents have 24-hour access to the on-site fitness room, computer lab and chapel.

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Tysons Woods Assisted Living

Tysons Woods Assisted Living offers eight spacious private suites in two homelike residential buildings. Each suite has a private bathroom and is protected by a security and high-tech entry control system. Community staff is available to help residents with activities of daily living 24 hours a day, and the exceptionally low ratio of one staff member to four residents ensures ample individual support and care. The low staff turnover and personal attention each senior gets encourage proactive care based on residents' known health needs. All caregivers are trained in dementia care, and all staff members are LPNs, CNAs or medical technicians. The community's administrator lives on the property and can respond to emergencies at any time.

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