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The Jefferson

(866) 827-3953

900 N Taylor St, Arlington, VA


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Continued Care Community
  • Senior Community
  • In-Home Care
  • Short Term Care: Respite
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Hospice

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

09/27/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

If you want to have your parent neglected, then by all means, put them in the alzheimer's wing of The Jefferson.

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

The Jefferson is a small, for profit, nursing home with 31 beds based in Arlington, VA. At last check, the facility had 23 residents indicating that it is 74% occupied which is less than average within the state of Virginia. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for The Jefferson, was 5 stars. Only 16% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Virginia. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 4 stars to 5 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for The Jefferson with other senior care providers in Virginia. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is higher than average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is higher than average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is higher than average. The most recent health inspection was on 02/24/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

Description of The Jefferson in Arlington, VA

Number of Beds : 31

The Jefferson, located in Arlington, Virginia provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Continued Care Community, Senior Community, In-Home Care, Short Term Care: Respite, Alzheimer's Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Hospice. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran's Benefits. The Jefferson has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. The Jefferson has a very good hospital, Virginia Hospital Center Arlington, located nearby, which scored a 87 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The The Jefferson's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (22203) in Virginia, where The Jefferson is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for The Jefferson can be found here.

The Jefferson is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, The Jefferson is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, The Jefferson is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, The Jefferson is an in-home care provider. In Home care could be either medical ("skilled") or non-medical ("custodial") support services delivered at the home of the senior. "skilled" service providers who usually provide various medical care needs and "custodial" care providers who provide services for daily living such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation but may also extend to assistance with transportation, paying bills, making appointments, and simply being there to provide companionship and emotional support. Home Care services are generally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are sometimes paid for directly by the client or through a variety of public and private funding sources such as Medicare and/or Medicaid. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for in home care.

Also, The Jefferson facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Also, The Jefferson care provider provides hospice care. Hospice care is an infusion of home care and facility care provided to benefit terminally ill patients and support their families through their tough times.

Also, The Jefferson is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Just one block from the Ballston Common Mall and the Metro in Arlington, Virginia, The Jefferson is a condominium retirement community making a lasting impression in senior living.  From its dramatic architecture to its lovely living room, dining room and common areas, The Jefferson offers comfort and elegance.  Our residents are proud to have family and friends visit, and often invite guests to lunch or dinner, especially to our Sunday champagne brunch.  Our proximity to the nation's capital allows The Jefferson's residents to enjoy a variety of intellectual, cultural and social activities - inside and outside the community. Sunrise is built on a commitment to our residents and their families. We believe no two people are alike, so the services and attention we provide should never be exactly the same. Thats also why we offer a variety of lifestyle, service and care options. By providing these choices, we not only offer solutions for today, but we provide the security of knowing that there are options for tomorrow. At Sunrise, we recognize that diet is one of the most important aspects of a seniors life. All of our communities serve three, delicious and well-balanced meals daily. Plus snacks are always available throughout the day. Sunrise Independent Living is for seniors who want to maintain their rich and rewarding life without the responsibilities of running a household. Here, youre given independence and options. We offer a choice of apartment floor plans, restaurant-style dining, housekeeping services, exercise and wellness programs, and much more. Its ideal if youre an active senior who wants to focus on the things you enjoy most in life, but yet have assistance available should you need it.


Parking & Transportation
  • Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
  • Underground Parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Concierge
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Room(s)
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Sauna/Whirlpool
  • Swimming Pool
  • TV/Media Room
  • Bistro/Cafe
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Games Room
  • Newspaper Delivery
  • Notary Service
  • Patio/Courtyard
Housing Options
  • Studio or Efficiency Apartment
  • 1-Bedroom Apartment
  • Private Bedroom with Private Bath
  • Private Bedroom with Shared Bath
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Hook Up
  • Full-Service Kitchen
  • Private Telephone Line
  • Walk-In Shower
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
Dining Options
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Family Style
  • Buffet Style
  • Room Service as Needed
  • Catering
  • Open Pantry
  • Optional Meal Plans
  • Private Dining Room
  • Ethnic Meals
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher Meals
  • Low Sugar
  • Low Sodium
  • Vegetarian
  • 24 Hour Controlled Access
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Hits, Kicks, or Acts Physically Aggressive
  • Yells, Curses, or Acts Verbally Aggressive
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
  • Paces or Rummages Habitually
  • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
  • Wanders
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Monitor Vitals
  • Mental Illness
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Visually Impaired
  • Deaf
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
  • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Adult Day Care
  • Audiology
  • Dental Care
  • Eye Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Support Groups for Patients
  • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers
Memory Care Services
  • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
  • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
  • Specialty Trained Staff
  • Safe Wandering Areas
  • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
  • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
  • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
  • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
  • Dementia Stage 1
  • Dementia Stage 2
  • Dementia Stage 3
  • Dementia Stage 4
  • Dementia Stage 5
  • Dementia Stage 6
  • Dementia Stage 7
  • In a Dedicated Wing or Care Unit

Demographic Profile for Arlington, VA,22203


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
38.3 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

43% Above
Cost of Food
2% Below
3% Below
1% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
29.4 / 100
Water Quality
40 / 100
Superfund Sites
100 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes
Owned and Operated By
Sunrise Senior Living
Founders: Paul and Terry Klaassen
Established: 1981