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Aging and Disability Services : Aging & Disability : Arlington, Virginia




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Aging and Disability Services About
En Español Aging & Disability
Agency On Aging
The primary goal of the Aging and Disability Services programs is to promote the maximum Nursing Case
level of independent living for older adults and persons over 22 with intellectual and Management
developmental disabilities. Services are oriented toward providing the support needed for
persons to remain safely in the community and to prevent unnecessary or premature RAFT
institutional placements. Behavioral Healthcare

Customer Service Center -             703-...       Children & Family


This program makes the assessment of, and designs the service plan for, individuals 60 Economic
years of age and older who because of their age, frailty, medical condition, or living situation Independence
are at risk of institutionalization in a hospital, nursing home, or shelter. Services are initiated Public Health
to support and stabilize their living situations and to prevent or avoid abuse, neglect, or
exploitation. FAQ
The Customer Service Center also plays an important part in preventing or
stopping abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals who are unable to protect Maps & Directions
themselves. This responsibility, often called "Adult Protective Services," uses
social workers investigate reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation and initiate ON THIS PAGE
protective services. To make a report after-hours, call the State Hotline at
            1-888-832-3858       .
Customer Service Center
Arlington Agency on Aging
Arlington Agency on Aging -             703-...              
Social Services for Seniors
The goal of the Agency on Aging is to promote the maximum level of independence of and Persons With
persons 60 years of age and older by providing a range of varied services. The Agency is Disabilities
one of a national network of over 670 Area Agencies on Aging established by the federal
Older Americans Act to ensure that older people live as an integral part of society in dignity RELATED RESOURCES
and with access to programs and services that meet their needs and preferences. The
Personal Advocate Service enables older persons to gain access to the services they need Aging and Disability
with assistance from volunteer advocates who are recruited and trained to provide this Services
assistance. You can find out more information at our web site. Department of Human
Social Services for Seniors and Adults With Disabilities -             703-...              
3033 Wilson Blvd., 7th
The program goal is to prevent premature institutionalization of persons who are frail, older, Floor
or have disabilities. An array of services is provided to enable persons to remain safely in Arlington, VA 22201
their home as long as possible. When staying at home is no longer feasible, social workers
assist in finding the least restrictive setting that will meet the client's needs. Main Number - Customer
Service Center:
Senior Adult Mental Health Services -             703-...              

The primary goal of the program is to promote or enhance independent living of persons 65
TTY:             703-...       from
years of age and older through the stabilization of their mental illness or emotional

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
disturbance. The program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to psychiatric treatment and
            703-22...       for 24-
includes comprehensive assessments, medication services, psychotherapy, case coordination,

hour emergency
outreach, and consultation. Home-based services are available.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.
Telephone:             703-...      

TTY:                       703-...      


RAFT is a team of three mental health therapists, a nurse practitioner, a psychiatrist, and a
psychologist providing mental health treatment at one assisted living facility and one nursing Employment Resources for
home facility, for the Northern Virginia Region.  RAFT conducts onsite training to facility staff Seniors and Persons with
and provides after hours consultation to facilities.  RAFT serves Northern Virginia individuals Physical Disabilities
with mental illness, age 65 and over, who are ready for discharge from a state psychiatric Transportation Resources[6/12/2009 8:35:38 AM]

Aging and Disability Services : Aging & Disability : Arlington, Virginia

hospital and provides geriatric mental health services needed to maintain stability in the for Seniors and Persons
community, and prevent a return to the state hospital.  RAFT also allows Northern Virginia with Physical Disabilities
elders with severe mental illness to be diverted from a state hospitalization stay, by being Commission on Aging
placed at one of the RAFT sites. Pharmacy Connection (44K
PDF format)
Volunteer Guardianship Program -             703-...      
Disability Resource Guide

Volunteers serve as court appointed guardians, conservators, representative payees and bill
(291K PDF format)
payers for adults who are limited in their inability to manage their personal and financial
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affairs and who have no one else to help. 
Arlington Senior Adults
Personal Advocate Program -             703-...              
Aging and Disability
Volunteers assist Arlington residents 60 and older (and their families or other caregivers) in Related Links
identifying and accessing community resources, making sense of medical bills and
Medicare/Medicaid statements or long term care insurance policies, or finding options that
help meet unforeseen needs that arise. 

Nursing Case Management -             703-...      


The Nursing Case Management unit supports and empowers individuals and families to
achieve and maintain an optimal level of health and well being in the community through
home visits to older adults who have disabilities or who have multiple chronic illnesses, and
live in their own homes. The program impacts the community at large by maximizing
knowledge of health care issues. Services are designed to prevent unnecessary emergency
room visits, hospitalizations, and premature institutional placement. Physician's referral is

Visit Nursing Case Management for more information.

Financial Assistance

Housing Grants (Rent Relief) -             703-228-1350               

This locally funded program assists eligible low-income households comprised of

seniors or persons with disabilities, or working families with minor children, with
their rental costs to maintain them in the community and prevent homelessness.
Real Estate Tax Relief  -             703-228-1350       

Eligible older adults and homeowners with disabilities may be deferred or exempted
from paying real estate taxes. Download and print the application.
Food Stamps/Medicaid/TANF -             703-228-1350               

Homeowner Grants -             703-228-1350       


Madison Adult Day Health Care Center at Walter Reed Community Center -

This program seeks to enable impaired senior adults to maintain their maximum level of
independence and to remain in the community as long as possible by providing a day health
program in a protected environment. Services offered include health care monitoring, nursing
care and support, personal care, therapeutic recreation, special therapies, nutritional
guidance, lunch, snacks, and support for family breakfast and caregivers. Learn more>>

Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services -             703-...              

The goal of the program is to promote maximum independence of eligible Arlington County
residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and to assist them and their families
in accessing and maintaining appropriate services which will enable them to participate and
remain safely in the community. Among the services are assistance to eligible persons in
finding suitable residential and vocational placements.

Office For Persons With Physical Disabilities -             703-...       Voice/TTY        

The goal of the Office is to promote maximum independence for persons with disabilities by
providing technical assistance for the removal of barriers, thereby enabling persons to have
access to County programs, services, and facilities. The Office has the lead responsibility of
ensuring that the County government complies with Federal and State disability mandates
including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Senior Centers With Meals

The following senior centers provide half-day programs that offer physical and mental
stimulation for older adults in need of a supportive environment, but not a protected health
setting. Activities include specially designed exercises, group discussions, counseling
services, health education and screening, and recreation programs. These two centers
provide a hot, noontime meal that meets one-third of the daily nutritional requirement.[6/12/2009 8:35:38 AM]

Aging and Disability Services : Aging & Disability : Arlington, Virginia

Walter Reed Senior Center

Walter Reed Center Drive
Langston Brown Senior Center
5722 Lee Highway
Arlington Mill Senior Center at Fairlington Center
3308 S. Stafford St.

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Last Modified: June 11, 2009