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The Fairfax

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9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway
Fort Belvoir , VA 22060-2703
(866) 592-8327
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The Fairfax offers senior care in Fairfax county and is operated by Sunrise Senior Living, LLC and has a current rating of 10/10 based on 6 Review(s) by Senior Living users . The Fairfax is listed as a for-profit corporation.

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Name: The Fairfax
Address: 9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway
Location: Fort Belvoir , VA 22060-2703
County: Fairfax
Phone: (703) 799-1200
FAX: (703) 781-2448
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At Sunrise Senior Living, we believe where you live is more than just an address – it’s a place for comfort, freedom, and happiness. And you’ll enjoy just that at The Fairfax, one of Northern Virginia’s finest href="">retirement homes and senior Independent Living communities. Established in 1989 by the non-profit Army Retirement Residence Foundation-Potomac (ARRF-P), The Fairfax is a unique military retirement community that serves retired officers and their spouses from the U.S. Uniformed Services, CIA, FBI, Foreign Service and other Federal Agencies as well as the parents of active and retired military personnel and civilians.

The Fairfax offers a maintenance-free lifestyle where you can relax and leave the chores to us. Whether you enjoy the order of a well-organized day, complete with delicious meals and a vibrant social calendar, or living at your own tempo, you’ll always feel at home at The Fairfax. Located near Fort Belvoir, The Fairfax is a short drive from downtown Washington, D.C. and the Potomac River. This senior living community is situated on a peaceful oasis at Belvoir Woods and is close to several of Virginia’s renowned attractions, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plantation, creating a residential experience unparalleled by other retirement homes.


At this Independent Living community, you’ll choose your new home from a variety of floor plan styles, including spacious one, two and three bedroom apartment homes, and two and three bedroom cottages. The Fairfax’s daily amenities, fitness program, restaurant-style dining and housekeeping, create a higher standard for military retirement community living that allow our residents to enjoy a relaxed and cozy lifestyle.

The Fairfax also offers you peace of mind if a health issue arises. We provide Independent and Assisted Living, Short-Term Stay and Memory Care plans. As a resident at The Fairfax, you’ll be secure in knowing you have the option to modify your living arrangement, or Assisted Living Care Plan, to suit your specific needs at any given time.

Independent Living at The Fairfax is the perfect option for seniors who want to lead an active, fulfilling life without the concerns of home ownership. The Fairfax’s outstanding amenities and maintenance-free living in a comfortable setting provide residents with an endless amount of free time to enjoy doing the things they love to do. Come in for a tour to find out why every day at The Fairfax feels like a vacation and experience the senior living amenities firsthand:



  • Private dining room for family or guests
  • Social, educational and recreational programs
  • Fitness center
  • Heated indoor swimming pool with locker rooms
  • Health spa with whirlpool
  • Tennis courts
  • Putting green
  • Fitness and Nature Trails
  • 7-Acre lake for fishing
  • Activities room, library, auditorium, arts and crafts room, game room, computer room and woodworking shops
  • Community garden plots for growing your own flowers and vegetables
  • Country Store Café for casual dining
  • Convenient, well-lighted parking
  • Covered parking available
  • In-house catering
  • Clinic
  • Guest rooms


The Fairfax offers assisted living to seniors. Assisted living is a service for people who need help with the activities of daily living (ADLs). Assisted living facilities are special facilities that span the gap between independent living communties and nursing homes.

Residents in an assisted living facilty like The Fairfax typically lead an active lifestyle but need help with some basic daily needs. Assisted living facilities offer services like assistance with medication, mobility, meal preparation, eating, bathing, dressing and housekeeping.

Typically assisted living facilities like The Fairfax require private pay in most cases. Assisted living is typcally not covered by Medicare and Medicaid but there are some exceptions. The typical cost for assisted living is about $2800 per month (U.S. average) for the basic program. Most facilities offer additional services at an additional cost. Please call (888) 527-6778 for assistance with this service.

The Fairfax offer skilled nursing services to seniors. Most nursing homes or skilled nursing facilties have skilled nursing aides available 24 hours a day. Nursing homes fall in between hospice care and assisted living on the care spectrum. Unlike a hospice that deals with patients that have terminal health complications, many skilled nursing facilities like The Fairfax are focused on maintaining or improving the health of the residents.

In general, Medicare/Medicaid doesn't cover long-term stays (over 100 days) in nursing homes like The Fairfax and they generally like to see patients discharged as soon as possible. Medicare does cover some skilled nursing and rehabilitative care after a hospital stay. Please call (888) 527-6778 for assistance with this service.

The Fairfax offers Alzheimer's and dementia care service for seniors. Dementia care centers like The Fairfax are typically designed more for the safety of the residents than the standard of living. Since Dementia patients become easily disoriented, many facilities have very simple single floor plans and minimal decoration. Most outdoor areas are sealed off and access to the entire facility may be controlled using a security system. Please call (888) 527-6778 for assistance with this service.

In general, Alzheimer's And dementia care centers like The Fairfax are focused on protecting seniors and extending their lives. As the residents get older and loose more of their mental capabilities, the task of keeping seniors safe gets more difficult. Many services like The Fairfax offer special program to help slow the progression of the disease.

The Fairfax offers short-term respite care to seniors. This service may include rehabilitation or special care to help seniors with short-term health or emotional needs. Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers.

The Fairfax supports residents in Fairfax county and the surrounding areas. The Fairfax is owned and operated by Sunrise Senior Living, LLC.

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