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Our Services:

Our Services Defined:

A person-centered approach to helping you find the best fit for your situation at NO COST!

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Our Difference:

Count on experienced senior housing professionals to guide you through the process

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Everything you wanted to know about our services!

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How A Family Tie can help you:

We are your personal senior service consultants


When facing an important life changing decision, you don’t need to do it alone. Lean on A Family Tie to help you navigate senior living with ease. With over 50 years of local senior housing experience, we’ve helped hundreds of seniors and their families find AND transition to a lifestyle option that matches their unique needs at NO COST! 

A Family Tie has created a PERSON-CENTERED approach to helping you find the best fit for your situation:

  • We meet you where you are
  • Carefully assess your needs and preferences (medical, social, geographical and financial)
  • Schedule and tour housing and lifestyle options
  • Consult and guide throughout the discovery process
  • Provide support on transition/move-in day as needed/requested
  • We stay with you post transition for 30 days to insure a happy adjustment

With every step, we are there for our clients, from the selection process through the transition. 


Why Work with A Family Tie?

Our expertise in senior housing is unparalleled

 A Family Tie is a locally based organization made up of partners who have not only dealt with finding help for aging family members, but who have worked for decades in the Senior Living Industry. Our work has taken us into hundreds of communities, providing us with invaluable insight into the culture and strengths of each. Having been on both sides of the table, as a family and staff member, we know what questions to ask and how to assess a good fit for your short AND long-term needs.

Why work with us:

  •  We offer our senior living expertise at NO COST to you
  • Our personalized approach means we are with you every step of the way; even beyond the transition
  • We want to insure you make the right choice the first time around
  • As life-long senior living professionals, our heart is in what we do


Introducing . . . . . . . . . . . the Family's Care Program

More than just senior navigation

Family's Care is a fee-for-service advocacy program.  Allow us to support you beyond the transition by insuring your loved one's needs are being met. Whether you live out of town or struggle in the gap between caring for aging parents and growing children, we are here to support you by offering our services in many ways with:  

  • On-going friendly visits 
  • Community care plan review input
  • Communication support between community and family
  • Service delivery advocacy
    • and so much more . . .

We are happy to create a customized plan to meet your needs.  Contact us for more information at 240-778-9920.

Frequently Asked Questions:


What is A Family Tie and what makes you different?

A Family Tie was started by an experienced senior living executive director with over 25 years in the industry.  She believes that families need true guidance in navigating senior housing.  Our team is here to listen and provide support in finding the senior living option that best meets every individual's unique needs and preferences.

Do I need to call around to communities?

There is no need for you to call around.  A Family Tie is here to do all the busy leg work for you!  We meet with you and your family to determine what you are looking for.  Following this personalized assessment, we match communities to your needs and desires and assist you throughout the discovery process. 

Does Medicare cover the cost of Assisted Living?

Medicare does not cover the costs associated with a senior living community.  Home Care, independent living, assisted living and dementia care are all private pay.  Long term care insurance can cover some, if not all the costs of assisted Living and dementia care - depending on your policy.

The good news is, Medicare does cover the short term rehabilitation needs after a qualifying incident.

What is the difference between Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing Care?

Assisted Living provides support for those who need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, medication management, and more in a residential setting.

Skilled Nursing Care is a medically focused model which provides clinical support for more complex needs such as ventilators, feeding tubes, intravenous medications, wound care and more.

How do you get paid if this is a NO COST service for my family?

A Family Tie partners with senior living communities in DC, MD and VA.  They compensate us when those we serve either move into their community or contract with them for their services.

What market does A Family Tie serve?

As a locally based company, A Family Tie serves all of Northern Virginia, Frederick & Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington DC.