Housing Facilities in Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison & Rappahannock Counties, Virginia / Click on blue boxes to expand.
The following resources are meant to be of help in searching for housing options, but in no way represent any bias or opinion on the part of Aging Together, and Aging Together in no way supports any one organization over another. It is the responsibility of the person seeking housing to fully investigate and research any of the facilities listed herein. Aging Together assumes no responsibility for any alleged or real damage, abuse, neglect or any other negative impact suffered as a result of using facilities or services listed here or anywhere on this website.
Facility search sites
The following is a list of aggregate search sites that gather and list different types of housing facilities (and other resources and services), typically by zip code. Some allow you to compare listings, and others have rating systems.
Access Virginia https://accessva.org/ Accessva.org provides a way for Virginians with disabilities to find an affordable, accessible place to live. Accessva.org also provides a variety of other information including information on accessible housing resources, and interactive map of Virginia Centers for Independent Living (CIL's).
Community Resource Finder https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ Search here for housing and in-home care options. Enter your zip code for facilities and services near where you live. Community Resource Finder is a partnership program of the Alzehimer's Association and AARP.
Medicare.gov https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/ Find and compare nursing homes, hospitals, doctors & clinicians, health care services, hospice organizations, inpatient rehab facilities, long term care hospitals, dialysis facilities, & other providers near you. Medicare.gov has a nursing home rating system based on performance on health inspections, staffing and quality of resident care measurses.
Leaflin Lane Elder Housing Aprartments (low income) 540-829-7396 Provides very-low-income elderly with options that allow them to live independently. Tenants must meet the very-low-income guidelines established by HUD, and head-of-house must be at least 62 years old. Call for information.
Lea Haven, LLC 540-829-7396 436 Hinsons Ford Lane, Amissville Private small residential care home catering to older aduts.
Shared housing refers to the idea that a homeowner might have space to rent or share on their own property. (Note: This is not a space for individuals to advertise rentals, but for programs that meet the needs of older adults.)
Rapp at Home Shared Housing Program www.rappathome.net 540-937-HOME (4663) Members of Rapp at Home with extra space in their homes, or an accessory dwelling unit, may advertise their desire to share or rent the space on Rapp at Home's website. Members and non-members in the community can respond to the advertisement.
Centers for medicaid and medicare guide to choosing a nursing home or other long term care support
Click on the button to see the guidebook from Centers for Medicaid & Medicare. This 44 page booklet has detailed info on how to choose a nursing home, other long-term care options, how to pay for care, definitions, and more.
Serves all 5 counties. The Long Term Care Ombudsman The Program is mandated to receive, investigate, and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of persons in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Advocates for older persons receiving long term care services, whether the care is provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or through community-based services to assist persons still living at home. They provide older adults, their families and the public with information, advocacy, and assistance to help resolve care problems. Ombudsmen, both paid staff and volunteers, provide help and a voice for those that are not heard or unable to speak for themselves.
For more detailed info about the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program click the tab on the Caregivers Page.
Long-term care facilities must support family members by allowing them to form a Family Council with other family members, and by providing space to do so. Find out more information about family councils and how they can provide support for both residents and their caregivers.
"The Consumer Voice is the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. We are a primary source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual."
Mindful planning of activities is extremely important for long term care facilities as it helps relieve the burden of social isolation for residents who are prone to boredom and loneliness without guidance. Music is especially helpful as it lightens moods, enhances memories and quality of life, and offers effortless participation. When looking for a long term care facility, don't forget to ask about activities.
Article: What to Ask about Music Access When Selecting a Care Home for Your Loved One
From Right to Music: "Research confirms that people living in care settings are more likely to thrive when they regularly listen to and engage with their favorite music. The music we love can shift our moods, make us happier, even prompt us to sing or dance. So, when your loved one needs to transition to assisted living or a nursing home, access to beloved music will be key to their quality of life throughout the days, months, or years in their new home." Continue reading the article by clicking the blue button.
Assisted Living is a type of long term care housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care, but are still able to maintain a level of independence. Living spaces can be individual rooms, apartments, or shared quarters. The facilities generally provide a home-like setting and are physically designed to promote the resident's independence. Services are offered to assist residents with daily living. The services offered by assisted living communities vary from facility to facility. Services often include:
One to three meals a day
Monitoring of medication
Personal care, including dressing and bathing
Housekeeping and laundry
24-hour emergency care
Some medical services
Social and recreational activities
Some information shared from webmd.com.
Independent Living Community
Communities with housing arrangements designed exclusively for older adults, generally those aged 55 and over who need little or no assistance with activities of daily living. They do not offer medical or nursing staff. They typically offer meal plans, social activities, housekeeping and yard maintenance, as well as transportation options.
Memory care is a form of senior living that provides intensive, specialized care for people with memory issues. Many assisted living facilities and nursing homes have special care units designed specifically for those living with dementia.
Skilled nursing care is a high level of medical care that must be provided by or under the direct supervision of licensed health professionals, such as registered nurses (RNs) and occupational therapists. Skilled care may be offered on a short term basis for rehabilition needs brought on by an illness or injury. It can also be required for long term care if someone needs a high level of medical care over an extended time period due to illness or chronic conditions. Examples of skilled nursing services include wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, catheter care, physical therapy, and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment. In order to be covered by public or private health insurance, skilled nursing care must be ordered by a doctor.