Great Falls Assisted Living - Herndon, VA

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Exceptional care for Loved ones with Dementia

We were very blessed to have had our dad at Great Falls Assisted Living. The building and outdoor space is expanisve and perfectly designed with 4 neghborhoods and big walking areas for loved ones with dementia. The nursing care is exceptional and available to families and residents 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Activities run throughout the day to help promote memory, physical activity and happiness of each and every community member. Most importantly is the care, comfort and love provided by each and every staff member. It is clear that those working their have passion and concern for their work that far exceeds job requirements. There are many newer places with the latest electronics; but Great Falls has the most experienced loving staff providing exceptional attention to each and every one of the residents in their community.

Amy DePreker

Local Representative

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you are happy with our positive partnership. Our dedicated associates will be pleased to learn of your high praise. We know this is not an easy decision for families, but we hope that you sharing your positive experience helps another family make a positive change for their loved one. Thank you, once again, for your kind words! We appreciate you and your dad.

Review of Great Falls Assisted

I could not be more pleased with the community. We are so lucky to have had my father in a place with such loving and caring staff. They really do make a difference.

Great Dementia Care

Great Falls Assisted Living provides a lovely environment indoors and out.

The four neighborhoods offer a family setting. The residents and visitors can co-mingle. They can become friends with each other.

The two private gardens are an oasis. Families and friends can visit with each other.

The outdoor area offers walkways around three sides of the building with sitting areas. The landscaping is attractive as well.My husband has loved these areas. He told me that I found him a really nice place.

The majority of the staff is very loving and caring. Most the staff is open to suggestions and accepting of criticism.

Excellent Care

GFAL is an excellent, high quality memory care facility with a dedicated professional staff. My father lived there for over five years and was very well cared for every day. I would highly recommend Great Falls for your loved one suffering from dementia.

Dementia Care at its Best

Great Falls has amazing staff. They honestly do care about the residents and what their needs are. They are constantly on top of what is new and what will help better the lives of not only their residents but the staff as well. The care along with the activities will better the life of any dementia resident. They truly know Dementia.

Safe and Happy

Upon the sudden death of my mother, my main focus in life was to find an appropriate facility to place my 90 year old father who was suffering from dementia. My goal was to find a facility that (1) met my requirements and standards, and (2) provided an environment where my dad would be safe and happy.

The Great Falls Assisted Living (GFAL) facility in Herndon, VA, became the answer to my prayers. My family and I are so grateful to have found such is a warm, loving and home-like environment in which to place our father. The staff is outstanding; consistently demonstrating loving care and respect for all residents. The facility is beautiful inside and out and well maintained. GFAL provides a daily activities program that is fun, entertaining, as well as physically, spiritually, and mentally stimulating. Any time I have any issues or concerns, they are quickly addressed by leadership and the staff. All the staff, (leadership, CNAs, nursing staff, activities staff, cooking staff, and maintenance staff), interact with residents on a daily basis with dedication, smiling faces, kindness, respect, and a sense of family.

Thank you GFAL for keeping my dad safe and happy.

The Great Falls team is the best!

I have been very pleased with the care my family member has received at Great Falls Assisted Living. The entire team is caring and concerned about each resident and their family. The facility is spacious and homelike, providing safety and a wide range of activities. I used to feel like I was on my own after years of caregiving but I have a team with me now.

A really nice place

Beautiful and very new facility designed especially for dementia residents. Lots of space for residents to walk around and explore, including all enclosed outdoor area. Also plenty of cozy community and sitting areas throughout.

Family and visitors are always welcome. There are many activities for the residents and families and a support system for family members. Staff is very caring and welcoming to the residents and families.

very friendly staff

The staff is great! They are all so friendly and caring . The management team is a delight to work with! They care for all the residents with such passion. Residents have private rooms within four "neighborhoods". With each "neighborhood" having its own dinning area, staffs on duty, and living room area. They also have various activities throughout the day such as book club, singing and dancing, bingo, trivia, arts and crafts, zumba, and birthday/holiday celebrations to name a few. The activities team is great at coming up with unique and fun activities for the residents to participate in. We have loved they way they care for our loved one so far.


Having toured this community and interacting with both management,staff and residents,I was completely bowled over by how wonderful the atmosphere was.The residents looked clean, happy and well cared for, the staff were so pleasant to be around, I was very impressed with the activities dept, everyone was happy and engaged, the grounds are a great bonus for the residents to walk around while still being kept safe and secure.A community that definitely stands out from the rest. On a final note I got to meet the whole management team who really were like one big happy family answering all questions and offering to help where they could .AMAZING PLACE

stay and observe.

Sorry to say that there is a lack of care of the Dimentia patients. Dangerous behaviors are tolerated and brushed off as if they are used to it. Doors are locked and staff can not find keys...scary fire hazard. On a positive note...great activities and beautiful grounds.

Worst experience

This place is terrible always a shortage of staffs family members feel obligated to helping out.


There are good spaces for them to wander around if their patient likes to wander – and never get out – with lots of little doors to go through, but still be secure. The food looks good. Our loved one eats well. There is enough parking – there is a church right next door for overflow parking. There are nice wide hallways, more windows. The handrails are molding… but it is built out so it doesn’t look ‘hospital-y’.

Nice place

Family-oriented place. Great outdoor area. Friendly and helpful staff. We like it so far.

Memory Care at its Best!

I believe this community is one of a kind by the staff and care they give to each resident. Not only are they focused solely on memory care residents but they are focused on helping the families that are involved in the process and lives of the memory care residents. If you are looking for a community for your loved one with memory loss...look no further. You will not be disappointed.

A huge ripoff and quite a few lies.

My husband was scheduled to move in and when I took exception to the fact that he would be eating in the same dining room as two women who were screaming at the top of their lungs, I asked if there other rooms available, and they said yes but were unwilling to show me the other room. They then me that I would have to be there to see the other room the next day, which I could not do due to a very lengthy dentist appt. in DC, at which point they told me to come on Wednesday and pick up his things or they were going to put them outside the building and would be responsible for them They have $17,000 of our money and have not returned any of it, after telling me they would and were sending me a checking the next day.

Excellent programs, middle of the spe...

Excellent programs, middle of the spectrum, very clean.

New place. Nice. Not fully staffed ...

New place. Nice. Not fully staffed yet. Rooms were VERY small. Nice outdoor area for the patients to walk.

Visited on with director. Long visit,...

Visited on with director. Long visit, very nice place. Didn't actually visit lived-in areas, only unoccupied areas. Neighborhood has central bathroom/shower (no private showers), and central dine-in areas. Very nice grounds inside courtyards. Director is very experienced, well versed in memory care issues and concerns--really good resource, very personable.

From the Community

Great Falls Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia. Herndon, which is located on the outskirts of Washington D.C., and offers a variety of events and celebrations throughout the year. Music lovers will enjoy Friday Night Live!, a series of free concerts that takes place during the summer months. The Herndon Festival is a four-day festival that features live entertainment, delicious food and fireworks. History enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Herndon Depot Museum, which is located on the site of Captain Mosby’s raid on Herndon Station. The city is also home to golf courses, art galleries and unique shops. With a variety of amenities to appeal to people of all ages and interests, Herndon is an exciting place to both visit and live.

Great Falls Assisted Living is a memory care community that offers outstanding care and support for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Our welcoming, secure community offers state-of-the-art services that are designed to enhance quality of life and cognition. Our team of experienced caregivers is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer companionship and assistance with daily living activities.

In addition to providing care for the seniors in our community, we offer a broad range of amenities, including:

A town center that features a community area, an apothecary and a hair salon
Enclosed outdoor courtyards that allow residents to safely explore our beautiful gardens, walking paths and seating areas
Montessori-based activities designed to provide physical and mental stimulation
3 chef-prepared and dietician-approved meals served each day
At Great Falls Assisted Living, our residents enjoy companionship, enrichment and an outstanding quality of life.