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Brandywine Living At Alexandria

5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304

Based on 22 reviews

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Services and Housing Options

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $5,852
One Bedroom
Estimated $7,663
Two Bedroom
Estimated $9,679
For Pricing & Availability
(800) 780-8101
To Reach a Resident
(703) 337-3621

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Brandywine Living At Alexandria Description

The right assisted living facility can be a great way to revitalize your life – it just takes the right place and, more importantly, the right people. Here are three things that make Brandywine the perfect senior living choice for residents: 2. We have a highly trained and caring staff who go above and beyond to meet each resident's individual needs. 3. Our convenient location makes it easy for residents to stay connected with family and friends, while also having access to all the best Philadelphia has to offer! This luxurious community features 116 suites spread across 6 stories, with top-of-the-line amenities like a Movie Theater, Pub, Therapy Pool, and Dining Room with restaurant-style dining. The best of both worlds awaits residents here, with the elegance of a supportive community and friends, as well as the convenience and variety of a vibrant retail neighborhood.

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $5,852
  • Average City Price: $3,483
  • Average State Price: $3,483
  • Average National Price: $3,545
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 2 out of 11 communities in Alexandria
  • Ranking in State: 124 out of 400 communities in VA
  • Parent Organization

    Brandywine Living At Alexandria is a member of a larger group of communities called Brandywine Living

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    Our Senior Living Advisors are free and can guide you through the process of finding a new home. They can walk through the different options in your area as well as listen to your needs to make sure you find the right fit.

    Brandywine Living At Alexandria offers an abundance of amenities for its residents. They can enjoy the indoor pool, movie theater, beauty salon and wifi access. There is also a tap room and private dining room for special occasions. The complex is surrounded by gorgeous courtyards and beautiful common areas, each private suite also includes 24 hour licensed nurses on-site, all-day dining and all utilities including basic cable. Safety and emergency response systems are in every suite as well as comprehensive social, cultural and recreational activities (Escapades...for Life!).

    Brandywine Living At Alexandria offers luxurious services to its residents, including private suites with safety and emergency response systems, all-day dining and utilities (including basic cable), comprehensive social cultural and recreational activities (Escapades...for Life!), weekly housekeeping services, 24 hour licensed nurses on site, and coordination/scheduling of medical appointments.


    24/7 nursing

    supportive care

    personal care

    health and wellness

    24 hour licensed nurses on-site

    coordination and scheduling of medical appointments

    health monitoring

    post-acute care

    medication administration


    wellness programming

    tap room

    social, cultural, and recreational activities

    activities program


    fine dining

    restaurant-style dining

    all-day dining

    dining experience


    private dining room

    fresh ingredients


    supportive services

    scheduled transportation

    weekly housekeeping, including basic towel and bed linen services

    room service

    concierge services


    private suite with bath


    wifi access

    indoor pool

    gorgeous courtyards

    on-site generator

    all utilities including basic cable


    safety & emergency response systems in every suite

    beautiful common areas

    movie theater

    beauty salon

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    Employee Reviews for Brandywine Living in Alexandria, Virginia

    3.57 out of 5 stars. Based on 7 reviews

    Overall, employees who have worked for Brandywine Living in the Alexandria, VA area generally have positive things to say about the experience. Many enjoy working with the elderly residents and find them to be like family. However, employees also report that management has changed for the worse and that there is a lack of communication from senior leadership. They also report that the job pay is low for the amount of work that is expected and that there is a lack of performance appraisals. Additionally, employees note that the building is in pristine condition but that there is a high turnover rate and that expectations are high.

    Employee Reviews for Brandywine Living

    3.76 out of 5 stars. Based on 575 reviews

    Listen to your employees, be more understanding of the workload and the amount of staff needed to provide the best care for the residents. Provide better communication between management and employees.

    Healthcare Nearby


    Inova Alexandria Hospital
    1.5 miles away
    Dominion Hospital
    4.6 miles away
    Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
    5.3 miles away
    Ballston urgent care
    5.4 miles away
    Virginia Hospital Center
    5.6 miles away


    CVS Pharmacy
    0.4 miles away
    1.1 miles away
    Rite Aid
    1.5 miles away
    1.6 miles away
    Giant Pharmacy
    2.4 miles away


    0.3 miles away
    Fairlington Dental
    2.6 miles away
    Kingstowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
    2.6 miles away
    Telegraph Dentists
    2.7 miles away
    NOVA Smile Dental
    3.1 miles away

    Essentials Nearby

    None Found

    Bus Stations

    S Van Dorn St + Edsall Rd
    0.2 miles away
    500 S Van Dorn St
    0.3 miles away
    505 S Van Dorn St
    0.3 miles away
    Van Dorn Plaza
    0.3 miles away
    S Van Dorn St+S Pickett St
    0.3 miles away


    Nazret Market
    0.3 miles away
    0.3 miles away
    Tsedey Abeba International
    0.3 miles away
    BJ's Wholesale Club
    0.4 miles away
    Harris Teeter
    0.9 miles away


    TD Bank
    0.4 miles away
    0.4 miles away
    United Bank
    0.5 miles away
    American Crypto ATM
    0.6 miles away
    Wells Fargo
    1.0 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    Places of Worship

    Concordia United Church of Christ and Rectory
    7.7 miles away
    Central Presbyterian Church
    9.8 miles away
    Saint Mary of Sorrows Historic Catholic Church
    10.7 miles away
    Crossover Church
    14.4 miles away


    Armistead L. Boothe Park
    0.0 miles away
    Cameron Station Linear Park
    0.2 miles away
    Ben Brenman Park
    0.6 miles away
    James Marx All Veterans Park
    0.7 miles away
    Patrick Henry
    0.7 miles away


    Former Landmark Mall
    0.5 miles away
    Landmark Mall
    0.6 miles away
    Shoppes of Foxchase
    0.9 miles away
    Alexandria Commons
    2.2 miles away
    Mount Vernon Village Center
    4.3 miles away


    Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center (AS)
    2.4 miles away
    Signature Theatre
    3.1 miles away
    Newton W Edwards Amphitheater
    3.1 miles away
    Springbank Arts Building
    3.9 miles away
    Del Ray Artisans
    4.0 miles away


    Taste of Asia
    0.2 miles away
    Fat City Kitchen
    0.3 miles away
    0.3 miles away
    Savio's Italian Restaurant
    0.3 miles away
    El Tipico
    0.3 miles away


  • High Temperature: 84°F
  • Low Temperature: 37°F
  • Average Temperature: 61.4°F
  • Day Breakdown: 151 days of rain, 13 days of snow and 200 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 2.4 inches a year
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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 9 total reviews from across the web
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 5 total reviews from across the web
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 1 total reviews from across the web
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 6 total reviews from across the web
    Eileen D.

    5.0 rating

    Brandywine Living is amazing and we couldn't be happier. The environment that Brandywine creates makes all the residents feel independent and confident but at the same time medical services are in place to keep them safe and not at risk. The staff is so professional and polished as well as being very approachable and responsive. The minute you walk in the door you will be impressed!  We wish we could give it more than 5 STARS

    Angela Anderson

    5.0 rating

    Fantastic staff and beautiful facility. We can not be more pleased.

    John Harris

    5.0 rating

    Josh Morin

    1.0 rating

    Disrespectful staff

    Devon Williams

    5.0 rating

    Today makes 1 month since we moved Mom into this BEAUTIFUL community. They go above and beyond to make us feel comfortable, feel heard, and accommodating our requests. If you're looking for a senior community defiantly take a look here you won't regret it!

    Leah J.

    2.0 rating

    There are some wonderful people who work here and have the ability to think independently, critical thinking, are proactive, and think through situations.  Then there are some well-intentioned and competent if they only had leadership, guidance, better management to show them what above-average service and care is, then so many things would not be done inadequately. Communication channels with various departments are inadequate.

    Kendall M.

    5.0 rating

    Amazing living facility! I can't wait to grow old and live here just like my parents do!

    Elizabeth Felton

    1.0 rating

    I’m a relative of a resident and after spending years working in facilities I’m frankly disturbed by the stories I hear from this facility.Don't try to learn staff names as the turnover rate has to be nearing 100%.Care managers yell at other staff even when family is visiting and my relative has told me countless times they (care managers) scream at her demanding her to get out of bed or pick up things when she's no longer able to move/function as independently as she used to. Last time I spoke to my relative she said she's been alone for hours and that she's been waiting for my call for days...why? Because it is nearly impossible to get ahold of the residents as there doesn't appear to be anybody there advocating for them.I’ve called countless times over the last year due to limited visits and getting the ED or wellness director to call back is nearly impossible.Each resident has a pendant to call for help (which they mentioned to my other relative multiple times in the tour) but my relative said she’s pressed it for numerous hours before staff came to check on her.I suggest corporate takes a long hard look at this facility and does a thorough review given that residents are paying thousands upon thousands for "quality care," and not receiving it."When you call Brandywine home, you and your family will have the security and peace of mind in knowing our commitment to quality and to customer service is at the heart of everything we do." ... my family and I hope this statement becomes true before we're forced to relocate our relative.

    M Ayers

    4.0 rating

    Brandywine is a beautiful facility and for the most part the staff is wonderful and they are nice compassionate people. The food was wonderful and there were many choices for the residents. It sometimes could take a while to actually place your order and receive your food though which I know many of the residents were frustrated with. My dad moved in when there were less than 40 residents and I will say that for the most part we were really satisfied with his care. Nothing is perfect and of course not all personalities mesh but I was pretty pleased and more importantly, he seemed to be happy. My dad had cancer and took a downward turn pretty quick and at first he had Palliative care through Capital Caring and that seemed to work in association with Brandywine. Having the Brandywine doctor proved to be challenging ( for my family anyway) due to her only being there one day a week and it being so challenging to get her on the phone, but in all fairness she had many many patients spread all around town along with patients at their normal offices. Now here is my reason for only giving three stars. My dad was released from the hospital on a Monday and thank the lord we had started hospice care with the help of Capital Caring ( whom by the way are fantastic) and we had no idea his time left was so short. By Friday morning it was clear things were bad and I immediately notified the hospice nurse and she ordered all medications and oxygen to make what time he had left more comfortable. He got two rounds of the medications which were given every 3 hours and then there was a shift change and all the hospice meds were misplaced. After they were finally found I had to leave my dad and beg the nurse to come every single time he needed his medication because they did not come to administer them. Those three hour intervals turns into five hours a few times before he would get his medication. To say I was upset is an understatement. And this is when there were 40 residents. No where near being even slightly full given how many rooms there are. It was heartbreaking that my fathers last two days were not peaceful and that he was not made comfortable. I spoke with them after his passing and honestly I did not feel like they understood this. All I wanted was for my dad to pass not in pain and to have the care he deserved. It is not cheap to have a loved one there,and to me it was devastating the care he received in those final two days. I wanted to add that up until his last days, of course there were a few things that were annoying but I was very happy especially compared to other facilities he had been in ( for rehab after hospital stays) and I would still recommend Brandywine for a loved one. I would have my mom there if needed. I changed my review to 4 stars from 3 because given the amenities and the wonderful staff I felt it was deserved. As with any senior care, family involvement is essential

    Harvey Press

    5.0 rating

    One of the main reasons I buy Mercedes vehicles is the expectation of superior service and interaction with personnel at the dealership. I recently had my GLC300 picked up for service and a Virginia State Safety Inspection by Mercedes Benz of Alexandia. I can't rave enough about Zack and the ease of scheduling the entire experience from making the initial appointment, updating me about the progress of the work and scheduling the return of my vehicle. Every aspect of the was performed with attention to Corona Virus precautions. Everything was done to mitigate my concerns about potential spread of the virus. The service was done when promised and every schedule was meet. My vehicle was returned in immaculate condition. As usual, the work was done perfectly. Even the process to pay was completed with full concern for the spread of the virus. Mercedes Benz of Alexandria fulfills my expectation of Mercedes quality.

    Andrew Leone

    3.0 rating

    Allison Remsen

    5.0 rating

    Brandywine is a beautiful community that takes excellent care of the residents and brings peace of mind to their families. The facility is beautiful and the scheduled activities keep the residents on the go and involved. The wellness team offers excellent and caring support and is tuned in to the residents' needs. The staff is truly the best - making the residents feel safe, engaged and at home.

    Lynn Evans

    5.0 rating

    Our family is most grateful to all the wonderful people that work at Brandywine. The attentiveness, skilled backgrounds of all members of staff to just the kindest actions and words expressed to our family member living at Brandywine is so appreciated each and everyday.

    Rebekah Pearson

    5.0 rating

    Steve Waller

    5.0 rating

    E Baisley

    5.0 rating

    Brandywine Living is amazing and we couldn't be happier. The environment that Brandywine creates makes all the residents feel independent and confident but at the same time medical services are in place to keep them safe and not at risk. The staff is so professional and polished as well as being very approachable and responsive. The minute you walk in the door you will be impressed! We wish we could give it more than 5 STARS

    Memuna Kawa

    5.0 rating

    Francisca Yus

    5.0 rating

    Meaza Abera

    5.0 rating

    Abudu Fuseina Delight

    5.0 rating

    The home where life is BEAUTIFUL

    Alexandra Johnson

    5.0 rating

    Old Dominion Home Care is excited to work with Brandywine Living community. The level of senior care and beauty of the community is just what Alexandria needs!

    Pavilion Medical

    5.0 rating

    This community will be a game changer for the city of Alexandria.

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