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Aging & Adult Services
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Caregiver Resources

If you are caring for a loved one, there are many resources available to help you provide care, gather information and support you as a caregiver.

Alexandria Adult Day Services Center

The Adult Day Services Center serves adults age 55 or older who need supervision during the day due to dementia, medical conditions or mental health needs.  The program is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am until 5:30pm, and transportation to the program is available.  Daily activities include a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack; therapeutic recreation activities; medical monitoring and medication administration in a safe and secure environment.

The Center gives caregivers peace of mind knowing that their loved one is in a safe and caring environment and that their needs are being monitored and met by compassionate, professional staff.  The Center’s experienced staff can provide information and referral to caregivers about other community services. 

Caregivers are encouraged to attend the monthly support group the first Wednesday of every month.

For more information, call the Center Director, Darrell Wesley, at 703-746-5676

Northern Virginia Ombudsman Program

Alexandria participates in the Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which is operated through the Fairfax County Office of Aging.  How can an Ombudsman help caregivers?  An Ombudsman can: 

  • Advocate for improving the quality of life for persons receiving long-term care services
  • Resolve complaints against long-term care providers through counseling, negotiation and investigation
  • Provide information about long-term care providers to help consumers make an informed decision
  • Visit residents of long-term care facilities on a weekly basis through our volunteer program

For more information, call 703-324-5861, TTY 703-449-1186 or vist:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ltcombudsman

City of Alexandria Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse

Services are available to residents of the City of Alexandria, inclusing seniors.  To schedule an appointment, call 703-746-3400 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.  Ask to speak with an intake worker.  The intake worker will assist you in scheduling an appointment.

Hearing-impaired persons may call the TTY line at 703-746-3440.

Or visit their website 

Transportation Services 

Related Links: 

            Alzheimer’s Association

            Virginia Alzheimer’s Commission’s AlzPossible Initiative

            ElderCare Link 

            Veterans Administration

            National Family Caregivers Association 

            Senior Services of Alexandria 

 

 

2525 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
703.746.5700
Fax: 703.746.5974

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.