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Old 08-12-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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We're looking for a home-like environment for my dad who is 85 years old and disabled after strokes. I've not been able to find any such homes in Northern VA, while there seems quite a few such options in MD, e.g. JK House Of Grace (Home) in Rockville, Gabriel Home in Silver Spring.

I would appreciate any advice on where and how to locate the homes for caring for disabled seniors in Northern Virginia!
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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Sorry, can't help you with specifics. You probably have done these searches already but in case you haven't, here's the link for Virginia Dept of Aging for looking for services,
https://www.vda.virginia.gov/findservicesintro.asp or specifically for Fairfax County, if you are looking there is Fairfax County Services for Older Adults*- Fairfax County, Virginia. Good luck.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Sorry, can't help you with specifics. You probably have done these searches already but in case you haven't, here's the link for Virginia Dept of Aging for looking for services,
https://www.vda.virginia.gov/findservicesintro.asp or specifically for Fairfax County, if you are looking there is Fairfax County Services for Older Adults*- Fairfax County, Virginia. Good luck.
Thanks for sending the links! As helpful as they are in providing resources and service providers, they don't have a list of group homes or residential care homes as these are privately-owned businesses.

We are unable to find any in Northern Virginia.

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:03 PM
 
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Thanks for sending the links! As helpful as they are in providing resources and service providers, they don't have a list of group homes or residential care homes as these are privately-owned businesses.

We are unable to find any in Northern Virginia.
Have you tried call8ng the places in MD and asking them if they know of VA places?
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Have you tried call8ng the places in MD and asking them if they know of VA places?
I asked around and have found some places in Northern Virginia. However, they are several times more expensive than their MD counterpart due to the extra regulations in VA. For instance, licensed doctor/nurses are a requirement for such businesses in VA, while it's not a requirement in MD as long as the seniors under their care don't have diagnosed medical conditions.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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I asked around and have found some places in Northern Virginia. However, they are several times more expensive than their MD counterpart due to the extra regulations in VA. For instance, licensed doctor/nurses are a requirement for such businesses in VA, while it's not a requirement in MD as long as the seniors under their care don't have diagnosed medical conditions.
Then, that is probably your answer. If you want it in VA, you will pay a lot more. Otherwise, you can get it in MD.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:32 AM
 
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You may already know this, but whatever place you choose in VA or MD, check around for reviews on the Internet or with friends or family with elders having such care. If it is doable for you, an in person visit can be helpful. One place I visited for an elderly relative upon entering found multiple people in wheelchairs around the front desk not being attended to, not a good sign. Sad to say, most of the mid-range priced facilities here in the suburban and urban areas that typically accepts Medicare, some of the nursing help was lacking, either from 1st hand experience or learning from those of close friends with elders in these facilities. If your travel permits, overall care in more rural facilities on average tends to be better, caring, and more attentive.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Here is a list of Assisted Living facilities in Fairfax County.

513 Assisted Living Communities in Fairfax County, VA - SeniorHousingNet.com
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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One place I visited for an elderly relative upon entering found multiple people in wheelchairs around the front desk not being attended to, not a good sign.
Unless you find a place with one-on-one care 24 hours a day (which is cost prohibitive for most folks) this is unavoidable. Even the best of facilities will have people sitting alone in wheelchairs at times.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Sad to say, most of the mid-range priced facilities here in the suburban and urban areas that typically accepts Medicare, some of the nursing help was lacking, either from 1st hand experience or learning from those of close friends with elders in these facilities. If your travel permits, overall care in more rural facilities on average tends to be better, caring, and more attentive.
Agreed. Therefore, we prefer privately owned businesses instead of the facilities (that accept Medicare or Medicaid).

Although I prefer a place close to home, I'm open to rural areas that offer better care and are more affordable.
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