Assisted Living at The Kensington Falls Church

Exceptional Assisted Living

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale

Assisted Living at The Kensington Falls Church

Welcome to The Kensington Falls Church, an enhanced assisted living and memory care community located in downtown Falls Church, Virginia.

We have a passion for excellence in enriching the lives of our residents and their families, especially in caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The Kensington is designed to be a home for seniors looking for high-scale assisted living and memory care communities located in desirable cities. The founders and owners designed each community to be a place where they could see their own parents living. 

We cherish the fact that every single day, we get the chance to contribute care, attention, and friendship to our residents. No need is too great or too small. 

Kensington Senior Living can adapt to change and accommodate a variety of individual needs, while also offering a full spectrum of clinical support for all levels of care, and truly allow all of our residents to “age in place.” This happens in just one community, even when their health care needs change or increase.

If you have questions about the care our team at The Kensington Falls Church can provide, please don’t wait to get in touch with us.

Why Choose Assisted Living at The Kensington Falls Church?

The Kensington Falls Church stands out as a leading assisted and memory care community that goes above and beyond what other traditional assisted living communities can offer. 

The Kensington Falls Church is located in the heart of Falls Church, in scenic Northern Virginia. Known for its urban village community, Falls Church is an ideal city for senior living, with 14 parks, a busy city event calendar, and plenty of shops to keep our residents entertained. 

Residents have access to a number of wonderful amenities within the community. These include life enrichment activities to foster friendship and engagement, professional dining services, and on-site rehabilitation and wellness programs. 

Our partnership with Genesis Rehab allows us to provide a multitude of on-site rehabilitation services, including speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. 

We employ a professionally trained dining team who creates meals that are flavorful, nutritious, and beautifully plated. Our weekly menu selections are diverse and our staff can accommodate special dietary needs or preferences.

At The Kensington, we like having our residents around, so we’ve made space in our family for them and theirs – in our hearts and at our table. With complimentary meals for friends and families at all times, we invite you to slow down, strengthen bonds and make memories at the Kensington.

At The Kensington Falls Church, we will never refuse any residents because of their changing health needs. We gladly accept all residents into our community and can adapt our care services to all care levels, even if needs change.

The Kensington believes in family and is committed to keeping them intact, even if lifestyle and care requirements differ. We welcome couples to make our home their home- together!

Pets are also welcome at The Kensington and become part of our family. We recognize their importance as more than companions, but also as important contributors to the emotional health of our residents.

Testimonial from a Kensington loved one:

“Moving my father to The Kensington is the best decision we ever made. I felt like Goldilocks when I looked at other living facilities. Every place I visited was ‘too much’ or ‘not enough,’ but when I walked into The Kensington, it felt ‘just right.’

The staff are skilled and compassionate, and they treat everyone like family. The decor makes it feel like a hotel or an upscale apartment community. The food is excellent. My family likes The Kensington so much that my cousin has even started volunteering there for her high school community service project.

I’m decades away from retirement, but I’m already thinking about how I can move to The Kensington.”

– Joan O., Daughter of Resident

Curious about what others have to say about The Kensington? Check out what our Kensington families are saying in more testimonials.

Falls Church Community Resources

One of the qualities that set The Kensington apart is the availability of programs, both at The Kensington and in the Falls Church area.

Here are just a few of the programs The Kensington offers:

  • Parkinson’s Communications Club – provided weekly, and led by our linguist and speech-language pathologist. The program is offered in partnership with the Parkinson’s Foundation.
  • Parkinson’s Energized Fitness – led by our rehabilitation partners, Genesis Rehab.
  • Caregiver Connect – a monthly program hosted by our aging and dementia specialist.
  • Family Support Group – Held monthly for our residents’ families.

The Benefits of Aging in Place in Assisted Living – For Loved Ones and Their Families

Aging in place allows seniors to live a longer, healthier, happier, and more independent life than if they were living at home alone. Our community is uniquely suited to adapt to all care levels. This means we can continue caring for our residents, even if their healthcare needs drastically change. 

The Kensington is an enhanced assisted living residence (EALR), which allows us to provide a higher continuum of healthcare than traditional assisted living communities can offer. Because of this license, we can allow all of our residents to age in place in just one community, without ever needing to transfer to another community because of changing health needs.

Check out our suite floor plans. Want to take a virtual look? Take a 360-degree virtual tour or check out our photo Lookbook.

Seniors living at home can become isolated, leading to depression or worsening health. However, seniors who move into assisted living are entering a socially rich atmosphere, complete with on-site healthcare services, including rehabilitation, which can improve their mobility, mood, and overall health. 

As seniors age, their healthcare needs begin to change, however, The Kensington is uniquely equipped to provide high acuity care to our residents who need it most. This includes:

  • Hoyer Lift to support safer transfers
  • Catheters
  • Wound care
  • Insulin injections
  • Specialized diets, including pureed, for easier swallowing
  • Assistance due to movement disorders

In addition to the specialized assistance for high acuity residents, all our residents have access to:

  • Full-time RN who coordinates our residents’ nursing and medical care
  • A staff of licensed nurses on-site 24/7
  • A Physician’s office on-site, with regular office hours
  • A fitness center and rehabilitation services on-site
  • Medication administration handled by Licensed Nurses
  • Daily life enrichment activities, from morning until evening
  • Monthly health and wellness assessments
  • Individualized care plans, tailored to personal wants and physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual needs
  • Restaurant-style, all-day dining with complimentary meals for friends and family

The Kensington also provides full-time Assisted Living Activities Coordinators, who work with a team to develop a vibrant calendar of activities and events, seven days a week, morning until evening, plus additional activities staff who supervise and individually participate with residents.

Helping Family Members Transition into Assisted Living 

Moving a loved one into an assisted living community is one of the most challenging decisions for a family to make. It’s important to be proactive in finding a residence that will be a good fit before a severe event compels the urgency to seek a higher level of care.

When choosing the right assisted living community for your loved one, make sure the front desk staff is friendly and cheerful. Observe staff and resident interactions to make sure they’re being kind. Ensure the building is clean and odor-free.

Questions to ask about assisted living you’re considering include: 

  • What is the caregiver-to-resident ratio? 
  • Is there assistance 24 hours a day?
  • Which specialized diets are accommodated?
  • What training and credentials has the staff received?
  • Is there a registered nurse on staff?
  • Is the staff trained in handling dementia? 
  • Can your loved one truly age in place? 
  • Are there any circumstances where your loved one would have to leave the community?
  • Is hospice care available and which accessibility accommodations are there?
  • Can the staff accommodate late-stage Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Is there a separate memory care unit or community on-site?
  • What therapies and rehabilitation are on-site?
  • Is transportation provided for doctor’s appointments and other activities?

Those considering The Kensington Falls Church may have some of these same questions for us. We’re more than happy to provide your family with answers and give you peace of mind that your loved one is in capable hands. 

Frequently Asked Questions About The Kensington Falls Church

Is The Kensington a buy-in?

Not at all. At The Kensington, you pay a Community Fee and the monthly fee.

Do I have to sign a lease?

Yes, but it’s not a long-term contract. Instead, suites are leased on a month-to-month basis, with only a 30-day notice required to vacate.

Are residents allowed to have pets?

Absolutely! Pets become part of our family at The Kensington. We recognize their importance as more than companions, but also as important contributors to the emotional health of our residents. Our team can even help support the care of the animal if needed.

Is there any oversight or regulation of Assisted Living communities in Virginia?

Yes. Assisted Living communities in Virginia are regulated by the Department of Social Services, and they must be licensed for the types of care or services they provide. This regulation addresses areas such as staffing levels and training, medication administration, types of care given, and many other health and safety policies.

Is financial support information and assistance available?

Financial support is available from a number of sources. Long-term care insurance is available, which can pay all or a portion of their stay. 

The US Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance program also offers benefits for veterans and surviving spouses, of up to $2,000 per month or more while residing at The Kensington. 

Individual life insurance policies may provide living benefits that can contribute to assisted living support. And there are also certain tax benefits that may be available to either you or your loved one.

For more answers, visit our FAQ page

Our Promise at The Kensington Falls Church

We believe in our Promiseto love and care for your family as we do our own

Our community offers beautiful surroundings that look and feel like home. But we also provide services to help your loved one feel even more at home, with lush outdoor terraces and patios, a full-service salon, transportation, and a concierge service.

Often a fall, illness, or injury can affect a resident’s overall health, which is why we offer on-site rehabilitation services to all of our residents to help them recover quicker.

Request More Information from The Kensington Falls Church

The move to an assisted living community is a significant life decision for a loved one and the family. This is why The Kensington Promise is so important.

We believe in teamwork in caring for loved ones and their families in this time of increasing need for assisted care.

The Kensington Falls Church works continually to sustain a COVID-safe environment and complies with the latest recommendations and requirements issued by the CDC and our local Department of Health.

Contact us today to see if The Kensington Falls Church is the right assisted living community for your loved one. 

If you have questions about the care our team at The Kensington Falls Church can provide, please don’t wait to get in touch with us.
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