Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500
TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,
Director

Family Services Program Directory: Older Adults

Operating Status for Department of Family Services (DFS) Programs and Services – Skip the Trip and Get Assistance from a Distance Online or By Phone

Skip the Trip - Continue to Receive Assistance from a Distance Online or By Phone

DFS cares about the safety and well-being of individuals and families and we are still here for you. Although most of our services are not being provided in-person at this time, we continue to offer services online and by phone.

Skip the trip! Learn more about DFS' Assistance from a Distance – a variety of services available to you without having to leave the safety of your home.

Children, Youth and Families

  • Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Parent Support Line, Kinship Navigation Line
  • Parenting Tips, Videos and Podcasts
  • Virtual Classes and Support

Older Adults

  • Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources
  • Meals on Wheels

People with Disabilities

  • Services and Resources for People with Disabilities

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

  • Domestic and Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline
  • Advocacy Services
  • Hospital Accompaniment
  • Teletherapy

Self-Sufficiency - Medical and Financial Benefits; Career/Employment and Training Services

  • Apply Online for SNAP, Medicaid and more!
  • Ways to Turn in Your Documents
  • Other Ways to Receive Help
  • Career/Employment Services

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Adult Protective Services 
Protects older adults and incapacitated adults from abuse, neglect or exploitation. 
703-324-7450, TTY 711

Assisted Living and Nursing Home Placement  
Provides assistance with ADLs, IADLs, medication administration and supervision. 
703-324-7948, TTY 711

Auxiliary Grants
Provides a supplemental check to resource- and income-eligible adults residing in licensed assisted living facilities or approved adult foster care homes. 
703-324-7622, TTY 711

Chronic Disease/Illness Self-Management  
Workshops about managing chronic diseases/illnesses. 
703-324-5489, TTY 711

ElderLink
In-home assessments for older adult services. 
703-324-5374, TTY 711

Family Caregiver Support
Services/resources to family caregivers of older adults, adults with disabilities, and grandparents/other adults 55+ raising a relative’s child(ren) in their home. 
703-324-7948, TTY 711

Lincolnia Senior Residences 
Multiple services include assisted living, independent apartments, senior center and adult day health center. 
703-324-7948, TTY 711

Meals on Wheels
Provides meals to homebound adults age 60+ or adults with disabilities. 
703-324-5409, TTY 711

Medicaid - Adults
Help with medical care for low-income elderly, blind and disabled individuals; pregnant women, needy children and their caretakers; and refugees first entering the U.S. 
703-324-7500, TTY 711

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Advocates for people receiving long-term care services to ensure the highest quality of life and care. 
703-324-5861, TTY 711

Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP)
Free, unbiased, confidential counseling and assistance for people with Medicare. 
703-324-5851, TTY 711

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