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UVA Caton Merchant House

Assisted living – with the comforts of home

On your first visit to UVA Caton Merchant House Assisted Living, located on a beautifully-landscaped estate in historic Old Town Manassas, Virginia, you’ll feel like you’ve come home. Offering assisted living, Caton Merchant House offers the conveniences and comforts of home with a personalized level of care and assistance suited to your needs. This is a peaceful place to make friends, stay active – and enjoy life.

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Peace of mind and care you can trust

All of our staff members are licensed or certified and are committed to keeping you or your loved one well cared-for and safe. Our residents find comfort in our low staff-to-resident ratio and a low staff turnover.

Care that’s personalized to your needs

Caton Merchant House also offers many levels of care and support in a home-like environment. Our services and amenities include:

  • Three delicious meals and satisfying snacks daily
  • 24-hour staff availability and security monitoring
  • Social spaces, activity rooms, fireplace area, sun porches, and gardens
  • Daily educational and social activities led by full-time recreation staff
  • Opportunities to help care for plants, gardens, birds and fish
  • On-site hair salon and barber shop
  • Medical office for health screenings, physical exams, and simple procedures as well as monthly visits by a podiatrist and geriatric specialist

We also offer short-term respite care for stays between five and thirty days – great for families going on vacation who do not want to leave their loved one alone. For more information on respite care, please call 703-335-8400.

If you need additional help, we will tailor a care plan just for you that can include different levels of assistance with medications, bathing, dressing, toileting, safety monitoring, and diet.

Your choice of floor plans

Residents are “at home” in their own apartments at Caton Merchant House, where you can select from four different floor plans:

  • Studio apartment: about 300 square feet with great-room appeal
  • Alcove apartment: about 400 square feet in an L-shaped design
  • One-bedroom apartment: about 500 square feet with living area and bedroom
  • Semi-private apartment: an option for those who would like to share an apartment

Each apartment has a kitchenette, large closet space, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning units, and a large bathroom with accommodating safety shower. Room fees include weekly housekeeping, personal linen and laundry services, utilities, cable TV hookup, telephone service and two emergency call cords. You can personalize your apartment as you wish and pets are welcome.

Want more information about admissions?

Please call our admissions office at 703-335-8400 to arrange a visit, guided tour and complimentary lunch. 

Thank you for your interest in UVA Caton Merchant House Assisted Living. We look forward to seeing you soon. Take an online tour of our facilities. Click on a small image to enlarge it.


“Staff is caring and friendly.”
“I’ve been here almost a year now, and I have found Caton Merchant House a very positive and enriching experience.”
- Resident
“I feel very much at home and this helps my daily life.”
“I am so grateful for CM House and the extremely caring staff. They go above and beyond to make sure my loved one is safe, clean, stimulated, and happy. Thank you so very much!”
-Family Member
“Great staff! Very home-like environment.”
-Family Member
“Wonderful, caring staff and residents.”
-Family Member
“The whole staff is friendly, courteous and caring. I am a RN and I have been so impressed by everyone at this facility. They love my mother, and it shows.”
-Family Member
“Caring and professional staff. Thanks for all you do!”
-Family Member
“Our loved one is getting great care.”
-Family Member
“I think you all do a great job and all work well together.”
-Family Member
“My mom feels at home at Caton Merchant.”
-Family Member
“Caton Merchant is a wonderful place! Wouldn’t change a thing. Every staff member is wonderful!”
-Family Member
“Very caring, professional staff. Very responsible.”
-Family Member
“The people and the staff are fantastic and attentive. I fully trust their care for my mother.”
-Family Member
“The staff takes exceptional care of my wife. She loves them and the felling is returned. I am thankful for her outstanding care.”
-Family Member
“Huge thank you to all the staff for the awesome job they have done, always, but particularly during the pandemic!”
-Family Member
“So grateful for their flexibility and commitment!”
-Family Member
“Excellent facility. Excellent staff!”
-Family Member
“The staff at CMH is OUTSTANDING! We always feel welcome and know our mom is getting the BEST care possible.”
-Family Member