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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Hermitage Northern Virginia is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Accreditation signifies that an organization is committed to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons served. Fewer than 15% of the communities in the United States have earned CARF accreditation. Learn more about our accreditations.

Absolutely not! Many continuing care retirement communities require a large amount of money to be paid as an entrance fee upon move-in. At Hermitage Northern Virginia, only a small non-refundable community fee of $6,000 is required upon move-in.

No. At Hermitage Northern Virginia, your apartment is your home and you are not required to move simply because the size of the household changed.

No. Hermitage Northern Virginia is a non-denominational retirement community, which means all are welcome. Residency is based upon qualification for the desired apartment through financial and level of services assessment.

Hermitage Northern Virginia requires that all incoming residents carry medical insurance. If you are a Medicare beneficiary, it will help defray costs associated with physician visits, hospital stays, therapy and lab services, etc. Medicare and supplemental insurance is very complex, but we are pleased to assist you in understanding how these rules can work for you and the ones you love. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Yes, there are some forms but we are happy to help you fill them out. At Hermitage NOVA, we also include a financial and actuarial review for many reasons. Most importantly, we want to be sure that residents can live as they choose and that they will have the resources available they will need in the future if they are blessed with longevity.

Hermitage Northern Virginia is part of Pinnacle Living, a not-for-profit organization with a mission that is very important to us. We form a lifetime relationship with our residents and make a commitment to provide assistance to those who, through no fault of their own, may become unable to meet the financial responsibilities of their residence or care. As with many relationships, this one is based on mutual responsibility – in reviewing your financial information and actuarial projections, we can better assure that the plan to call our community home is right for everyone involved.

Our Samaritan Program provides peace of mind to residents who have outlived their financial resources. We are committed to an established policy to provide assistance to those who, through no fault of their own, become unable to meet the full cost of our services. This has been an integral part of who we are since our founding in 1948.

We welcome your cats, dogs (up to about 50 lbs.), birds, or fish to join you at our community, as long as you are able to provide all their care independently without the assistance of others.


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