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Frequently asked questions, and answers.

We understand choosing a senior living community is a big decision. To guide you, we’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our community. Of course, we’re always available to answer your questions — call us anytime at .

Independent Living

Who can live at Vinson Hall?

Independent Living residences at Vinson Hall Retirement Community are open to commissioned military officers of all branches of service and their immediate family members and to all federal employees from any agency who have achieved a level of GS-14 or higher. Occasionally, special exceptions are made for individuals with a strong connection to our military or government.

I am still very active. Why should I get on the list now?

Many of our residents are very active, maintaining full schedules. Some volunteer with local organizations and many travel extensively. Living at VHRC allows you to engage in all the activities you love without the worry of home upkeep. In addition, prior to moving into VHRC, we invite you to join our Waitlist Signature Program, which allows you to enjoy VHRC’s amenities before you move in. Click here to read more.

What do the fees cover?

Monthly fees support the operational costs of the community. The entry fees covers capital improvements at Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

If I get on the list now, what happens when my name comes up and I am not ready to move?

You will indicate on your application when you would like to move to Vinson Hall Retirement Community. However, if the time is not right when your name comes up, just tell us and we will go on to the next person on the list. There is no penalty to you.

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Which entry fee is better?

Two entry fees are offered to give flexibility to residents. Everyone’s financial situation is unique. To help determine which entry fee is better for you, we encourage you to talk with your financial advisor.

What happens when I need assisted living or nursing?

The primary advantage of moving into a Life Plan Community is having higher levels of living and services available to you. Vinson Hall residents are given preference for any openings for assisted living or nursing at Arleigh Burke Pavilion or The Sylvestery.

If my spouse transfers into Arleigh Burke or The Sylvestery, must I move to a smaller apartment?

No, it is your choice to remain in your apartment. Or you may wish to move to a smaller apartment, you will have the first opportunity to do so.

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Assisted Living

Who can live at Arleigh Burke Pavilion assisted living?

Arleigh Burke Pavilion assisted living is open to all community members. No military affiliation is required. Preference for open suites will be given to residents currently residing in Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

What do the fees cover?

Arleigh Burke Pavilion assisted living has bundled pricing, which means all the services are wrapped into one cost. There are no hidden costs or fees. The monthly fee covers the fully furnished private suite with a full bath, three meals per day plus snacks, personal care, FiOS TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, linen service, housekeeping, activities, and medication management. Medicare and supplemental insurance do not pay for assisted living services. Most long-term care insurance policies will cover a portion of the daily rate.

What services are available at an additional cost?

Arleigh Burke Pavilion assisted living has its own beauty salon, which is fee for service. Outings off campus to a restaurant or museum would be an additional cost. Residents are also able to have Medicare B therapy and hospice support.

What happens if my loved one needs nursing care or rehabilitative care?

Arleigh Burke Pavilion provides nursing care and in-patient rehabilitative care. As a resident of Arleigh Burke assisted living, your loved one would have priority access to these services.

What is the difference between memory care and assisted living?

The Sylvestery is a secure, licensed assisted living community that specializes in providing care and support to those dealing with a diagnosis of dementia. Residents living in a memory care community must have a diagnosis of a serious cognitive impairment. All staff members have additional training to care for and communicate with residents who have dementia. Assisted living residences, like Arleigh Burke Pavilion assisted living, primarily support individuals who need help with their daily living activities (bathing, dressing, toileting) and their instrumental activities of daily living (housekeeping, meal preparation, medication management).

What is the difference between assisted living and nursing care?

Residents in nursing care typically need support with all activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, eating). Residents in assisted living can perform a few daily living activities on their own.

Can my loved one receive hospice services at Arleigh Burke Pavilion assisted living?

Yes, hospice can care for residents at any location within Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

What is respite care?

Respite care is a temporary stay in a community while a primary caregiver is away on vacation, recovering from a health concern, or simply needs caregiving relief. When suites are available, Arleigh Burke Pavilion can offer respite stays. A minimum stay of 30 days is required.

Can you describe the admission process?

The first step in the admission process is to complete and submit the application form and application fee. We can provide this to you — please call us at 703-538-2975, or fill out the form on this page. Once your application has been approved, other documentation is needed, which includes:
 

  • A health check and physical form completed by your doctor
  • A TB screen
  • A medication and diagnosis listing
  • An interview with our clinical manager
  • Payment of the community fee
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Skilled Nursing

Who can live at Arleigh Burke Pavilion?

Arleigh Burke Pavilion skilled nursing is open to all community members. No military affiliation is required. Preference for open suites will be given to residents currently residing in Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

What do the fees cover?

Arleigh Burke Pavilion skilled nursing has bundled pricing, which means all the services are wrapped into one cost. There are no hidden costs or fees. The monthly fee covers the fully furnished private suite, three meals per day plus snacks, personal care, FiOS TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, linen service, housekeeping, activities, and medication management. Medicare will pay for a qualified stay. Most long-term care insurance policies will cover a portion of the daily rate.

What services are available at an additional cost?

Arleigh Burke Pavilion has its own beauty salon, which is fee for service. Outings off campus to a restaurant or a museum would be an additional cost. Residents are also able to have Medicare B therapy and hospice support.

What is the difference between assisted living and nursing care?

Residents in nursing care typically need support with all daily living activities (bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, eating). Residents in assisted living can perform a few daily living activities on their own.

Can my loved one receive hospice services at Arleigh Burke Pavilion Skilled Nursing?

Yes, hospice can care for residents at any location within Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

What is respite care?

Respite care is a temporary stay in a community while a primary caregiver is away on vacation, recovering from a health concern, or simply needs relief from the daily demands of providing care. When suites are available, Arleigh Burke Pavilion can offer respite stays. A minimum stay of 30 days is required.

Can you describe the admission process?

The first step in the admission process is to complete and submit the application form and application fee. We can provide this to you — please call us at 703-538-2974, or fill out the form on this page. Once your application has been approved, our admissions counselor will be in touch regarding next steps.

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Memory Care

Who can live at The Sylvestery?

The Sylvestery is open to all community members. No military affiliation is required. Preference for open suites will be given to residents currently residing in Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

What do the fees cover?

The Sylvestery has tiered pricing, which means there’s a base rate and then, based on the physical care needs of your loved one, the monthly fee is adjusted. The monthly fee covers the following:

  • A fully furnished private suite with a full bath
  • Three meals per day plus snacks
  • Personal care supplies and personal hygiene products
  • FiOS TV
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Personal laundry
  • Linen service
  • Housekeeping
  • Activities
  • Medication management

Medicare and supplemental insurance do not pay for assisted living services. Most long-term care insurance policies will cover a portion of the daily rate.

What services are available at an additional cost?

The Sylvestery has its own beauty salon, which is fee for service. Residents are also able to have Medicare B therapy and hospice support. Off-campus outings to a restaurant or museum would be an additional cost.

What happens if my loved one needs nursing care or rehabilitative care?

Arleigh Burke Pavilion provides nursing care and inpatient rehabilitative care. As a resident of The Sylvestery, your loved one will have priority access to these services.

What is the difference between memory care and assisted living?

The Sylvestery is a secure, licensed assisted living community that specializes in providing care and support to those dealing with a diagnosis of dementia. Residents living in a memory care community must have a diagnosis of a serious cognitive impairment. All staff members have additional training to care for and communicate with residents who have dementia. Assisted living residences, like Arleigh Burke Pavilion assisted living, primarily support individuals who need help with their daily living activities (bathing, dressing, toileting) and their instrumental activities of daily living (housekeeping, meal preparation, medication management).

What is the difference between memory care and nursing care?

Residents in nursing care typically need support with all daily living activities (bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, eating). Residents in memory care can perform a few daily living activities on their own.

Can my loved one receive hospice services at The Sylvestery?

Yes, hospice can care for residents at any location within Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

What is respite care?

Respite care is a temporary stay in a community while a primary caregiver is away on vacation, recovering from a health concern, or simply needs caregiving relief. When suites are available, The Sylvestery can offer respite stays. A minimum stay of 30 days is required.

Can you please describe the admission process?

The first step in the admission process is to complete and submit the application form and application fee. We can provide this to you — please call us at 703-538-2975, or fill out the form on this page. Once your application has been approved, other documentation is needed, which includes:
 

  • A health check and physical form completed by your doctor
  • A TB screen
  • Completion of the serious cognitive impairment form
  • A medication and diagnosis listing
  • A interview with our clinical manager
  • Payment of the community fee
Download Application
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