Fairfax Area Resources for Caregivers of Older Adults
Concerns: My relative . . .
- is moving to Fairfax County and needs help.
- is having difficulty groceery shopping.
- seems to be getting more forgetful and/or confused.
- has dementia or other disability and cannot live alone.
- has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
- is isolated and lonely.
- is unsure of their medical coverage.
- may become unable to make health-related and financial decisions.
- needs more assistance and I am having to take more time off from work.
- takes a lot of my time and I need help.
- is physically frail and falls.
- is at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
- lives out of the area, and I need information on services there.
|Concern: My relative...||What Is Needed||Resources||Phone|
|is moving to Fairfax County and needs help.||Information and assistance||Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Information Line||703-324-7948|
|is having difficulty grocery shopping.||
(some grocery stores deliver - check yellow pages or grocery store Web sites)
|MetroAccess (Americans with Disabilities Act Paratransit)||301-562-5361|
|Seniors-on-the-Go! (Fairfax County Department of Transportation) taxi vouchers||703-324-1172|
|Senior Express (assisted transportation)||703-324-7694|
|Community Volunteer Drivers||703-222-0880|
|Prepared meals||Meals on Wheels||703-324-7948|
|Volunteer shopper||Volunteer Services||703-324-5406|
|seems to be getting more forgetful and/or confused.||Assessment and evaluation||Consult with primary physician|
|Case management assessment||703-324-7948|
|has dementia or other disability and cannot live alone.||
Information about home care
Assessment and coordination of care
|Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Information Line||703-324-7948|
|Apply for Long-Term Care Medicaid||Fairfax County Department of Family Services - Self Sufficiency Division||
|Housing options||Guide to Retirement Living Source Book||703-324-7948|
|Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman||703-324-5861|
|has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.||Pain management||Hospice of your choice (consult with physician or look for Hospice in Yellow Pages)|
|Home care||Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Information Line||703-324-7948|
|Emotional support and spiritual support||Fairfax County Community Mental Health, Grief Program||703-866-2119|
|Family grief counseling||Haven of Northern Virginia||703-941-7000|
|is unsure of their medical coverage.||Coverage information||Medicare||1-800-444-4606|
|VICAP (Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program)||703-324-5851|
|is isolated and lonely.||Companionship and socialization||Senior Centers||703-324-7948 or 703-324-5544|
|Volunteer visits or telephone calls (Fairfax Area Agency on Aging)||703-324-7948|
Older Adult Services
(opportunities in programs such as: Friendship, Senior; Meals on Wheels; Long-Term Care Ombudsman; Pets on Wheels; Telephone Reassurance; VICAP [Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program]; and Volunteer Home Services for Seniors)
|RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)||703-549-1607|
|may become unable to make health-related and financial decisions.||
Legal Advance Directives
|Legal Services of Northern Virginia||866-534-5243|
|Potomac Legal Aid||866-534-5243|
|Fairfax Lawyer Referral and Information Service||703-246-3780|
|needs more assistance and I am having to take more time off from work.||Home care services||Home care packet (Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Information Line||703-324-8948|
|Evaluation and care planning||
Disability and Caregiver Resources Information Line
Ask about case management assessment
|Adult Day Care||Adult Day Health Care for Older Adults (Fairfax County Health Department)|
|Private adult day care|
|Caregiver support groups||
Caregiver Support Group list
Check Golden Gazette and local newspapers
|Seniors-on-the-Go! and Taxi Access taxi vouchers||703-324-1172|
|Senior Express assisted transportation||703-324-7694|
|Community-based volunteer groups||703-222-0880|
|takes a lot of my time and I need help.||Respite||Bathing and Respite Program||703-324-7948|
|Home Care Packet||703-324-7948|
|Case Management Assessment||Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Information Line||703-324-7948|
|Private Case Managers www.caremanager.org|
|Information and Support||
Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Series
|is physically frail and falls.||Physical examination||Schedule with primary physician|
|Occupational therapy assessment||Consult with physician for orders|
|Case management assessment and evaluation||Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Information Line||703-324-7948|
|Emergency alert system||Call Fairfax Area Agency on Aging for private resources||703-324-7948|
|is at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation.||Report to Adult Protective Services||Adult Protective Services||703-324-7450|
|lives out of the area, and I need information on services there.||Eldercare Locator — nationwide||1-800-677-1116|
SeniorNavigator Web site — Virginia
Web Sites for Resources
- Older Adult Services
- Department of Family Services
- Fairfax County Department of Transportation
- Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov
- Golden Gazette Online
- Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Disability Resources and News www.fairfaxcounty.gov/email/lists