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Kensington FAQ

Do you have a question about The Kensington Falls Church? Read on to see some of our most commonly asked questions, with answers, or please contact us for additional assistance.


1. What kind of senior care do you offer?

We offer care beyond what most other traditional assisted living communities can deliver. Our enhanced care model includes a full spectrum of clinical support, delivered by a diverse team of best-in-class professionals, such as licensed nurses on-site around the clock, primary care managers and a network of area specialists. Medication/diabetes management includes injections; frail seniors are welcome; and residents do not need to move out if needs and preferences change.

2. What kind of memory support do you offer?

We offer two levels of memory care, which enables us to support seniors with any degree of memory loss. Each tier addresses challenges unique to specific phases of disease progression. Connections is for residents coping with early to middle stages of loss, and Haven is for residents experiencing later stages. Both are secured environments, which provide 24-hour security that prevents unsafe wandering. Compassionate care managers and other staff strive to preserve the highest quality of life for each resident. Programs and activities focus on strengths, maximize comfort and relieve anxiety. Also, ongoing support is available for families to help anticipate change and manage fallout.

3. Who owns The Kensington Falls Church?Group photo of Kensington Senior Living's founders and owners.

We are privately owned by small group of career-long senior living professionals who comprise Fountain Square Development and Kensington Senior Living. Our leadership dreamed of developing a community where they would want their own parents to live, if needed. So they did—in Maryland, New York, California and now, in Virginia.


4. What are the requirements to move-in?

Residents do not need to will their home and assets to us before they move in. They can keep what’s precious to them wherever they choose to keep it. We lease suites on a month-to-month basis for whatever length of time wanted or needed.

5. Can couples live together at The Kensington?

We happily accommodate couples. When only one half of a couple needs care, or when one needs assisted living but the other requires memory care, we offer support that meets the needs unique to each individual.

Group of care managers and resident playing with dog.6. Do you allow pets?

We are pet-friendly. Medical and scientific studies show that pets are significant contributors to emotional health and wellness. Our teams have observed their positive impact firsthand, and simply love having them around. Residents may bring small pets to live with them. We require a minimal deposit.


7. Is assisted living tax deductible?

In many cases, payments made to live in an assisted living community are tax deductible. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the cost of maintenance of personal care services that are required by an individual who is either 1) unable to perform at least two activities of daily living or 2) who suffers from severe cognitive impairment and requires supervision to protect self and others from threats to health and safety, may be tax deductible if such services are provided pursuant to a plan of care prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner. A letter from a physician prescribing a plan of care and possibly meeting other conditions could be required. Consult a financial professional for advice.

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