A Family Tie started because as an Executive Director of Assisted Living communities for 24+ years, I found that families are truly struggling to find the best option for their loved ones. It is hard to know where to start, what questions to ask and how do I communicate with my loved one's new home.

A Family Tie helps guide people and take some of the stress away during a difficult time. Our experience and expertise will help you and your family make a choice that fits your care, social and financial needs and having the peace of mind knowing someone is here to support me.

Cost Structure

A Family Tie is a NO COST service to seniors and their families.

Whether you need in-home care or want to move to a community, we know what is available.  Our Team understands the challenges faced by families an we can help you make an informed decision.

Upcoming Events

July 21, 2018 - Loudoun Area Agency on Aging " 12 pm - 1:30 pm 

Speaking on "Overcoming Caregiver Guilt" With Kristen Murphy - Murphy Geriatric Consulting. 

August 4, 2018 - Caregiver College

10 am - 11:30 am Arden Courts Kensington, Kensington, MD.

Speaking on "Success with Activities of Daily Living (ADL'S)"



1. Peggy Breda is amazing! We called her on a Wednesday and had a placement for our mother for respite care that same week! The assisted living care community that she placed us in has wonderful staff and a very comfortable environment. She is the best in this industry, by far, and we are so grateful to have found her. 

We have been trying to find a safe and suitable place for my mother (who suffers from dementia) for months and continued to have our applications rejected. Peggy not only helped us in a state of emergency, she has continued to help us find the best permanent care that will both fit our mother's medical and financial needs. Our only regret is that we didn't call her sooner!

Gina S. (daughter)


2. We were looking for an alternative assisted living facility for my mother because the place where she had been living was becoming prohibitively expensive (costs had more than doubled since she moved in). I paid two consultants to help me understand the alternatives and got a list of places to visit from each. During one of these visits that didn’t work out, I was referred to Peggy and A Family Tie. This was a totally different experience than I had with the other consultants (even not considering that it involved no cost to us!). Before we even met, Peggy visited two candidate facilities nearby and met with the care managers to discuss my mom’s situation. After our meeting she also met with my mom on several occasions, once bringing the manager of one of the facilities that she identified (and where Mom now lives). I probably would not have found this place without Peggy’s help (it was not mentioned by either of my paid consultants even though it is fairly nearby). It was clear that Peggy is very knowledgeable about the assisted living facilities in the area.

Peggy also assisted in the move which I was dreading because Mom had become very attached to some of the staff members at the old place. She stayed with Mom for nearly the whole day which really made the move go smoothly.

Mom loves the new place (which happens to cost roughly half of what we were previously paying). Peggy has stopped to see her several times to check up on her. It is evident that she cares very deeply about the people she is working with. I cannot recommend Peggy more highly!

Edward L. (son)


3. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Peggy Breda, president of “A Family Tie”.

In my search for an assisted living facility for my brother, I was directed to many facilities and many organizations on the web, but I had to be the one finding each home and had to assess the suitability of each one.

Peggy helped to weed out all those that were inappropriate and selected those that would be my best choices. She set up several meetings and tours. Working with my input as to my brother’s needs, she helped me find the ideal living situation for him. I am forever grateful!

Brenda D. (sister)


4. Placing a parent into an assisted living or nursing home, essentially anyplace other than where they would prefer to be, is one of the most difficult changes life offers. It raises many emotions and struggles for everyone involved. Working with Peggy makes this major life transition as easy as one can hope. Because of her extensive experience in the care of the elderly population and her connections with the surrounding communities, your worries will be greatly lessened. Not only can she connect with the appropriate agencies, she can also help guide you through this major change with her caring voice, genuine compassion, and most important, her vast experience and knowledge. I can’t recommend this company enough to help guide you through these inevitable changes.

Karen M. (Daughter)

What is NEW at A Family Tie?

A Family Tie has added a new 

Family's Care Program.  

Many times making a change involves much more than finding a place to live.  If families need extra support during their loved ones transition or to help you ensure that care needs are being met, A Family Tie now offers help with ensuring you and your loved ones new home are working together.  

Ask us how our Family's Care Program works!