Senior Care Management Services is now a part of the Independent You family! We are excited to welcome Kathleen Allen to the Independent You team.


About Us

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Award-Winning Services to Help Older Adults Remain Independent

When you need to find care at home for someone you love, there are a number of criteria to consider. Most importantly, you need someone you can trust to provide high quality care.

At Independent You, we understand the challenges that are inherent with selecting just the right care provider. Our award-winning care management and home care services have been meeting the care needs of families throughout Northern Virginia since 2010.

We work hard to earn and retain your trust, and always go the extra mile to ensure your expectations are not just met, but exceeded.

Customized Care Solutions

We provide high quality, RN-supervised, home care and care management services so that older adults are able to lead dignified and independent lives in the comfort and safety of their own homes. 

Each person’s individual needs are carefully assessed, understood, and met by our qualified, trustworthy, and compassionate team.

Our goal is to enrich the lives of the seniors that we serve through customized care solutions designed to meet needs now and in the future. 

We achieve this by hiring a team that brings a variety of skills and training in a number of fields, including:

Additionally, our team includes:

Whether you’re seeking assistance for yourself, a family member, or a friend, our client-centered care management and home care services can be customized to meet a variety of needs. We offer a complimentary in-home consultation and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about how we can help you reach your goals.

Our Founders

MaryBeth Crosson

Mary Beth Crosson

Founder & CEO

The idea for Independent You started back in 2008, shortly after Mary Beth’s grandmother passed away. She had lived independently in her home until she was 92 years old, but after a fall resulting in a broken hip, she had to be moved into a nursing home. It was extremely difficult for her to move from a home that she had been living in for over 50 years. Mary Beth would take her out for lunch or ice cream, to the doctor, dentist, or drug store, or simply for a stroll around the nursing home grounds. Mary Beth found joy in seeing her grandmother’s happiness on these outings. She now finds joy in helping seniors continue to live enriching lives in the homes they love.

A lifelong resident of the Northern Virginia area, Mary Beth is married with two children, and enjoys volunteering in her spare time in a variety of capacities. Just some of her volunteer roles include the Lighthouse for the Blind, Meals on Wheels, and in a variety of roles at her children’s school. Independent You allows her to fulfill her passion for nurturing others – seniors, their families, and care staff alike.

Joanne McCarty

Joanne S. McCarty

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Clinical Services

Joanne knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse, as both of her parents were involved in the medical field. She graduated from Adelphi University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and completed classes towards a Masters in Nursing Administration at New York University (NYU). While living in NYC, Joanne worked at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in a telemetry/cardiac step-down unit as a staff nurse and Nurse Manager.

After Joanne and her husband relocated to Fairfax, Virginia, Joanne became the Nurse Manager of the Post Coronary Care Unit (PCCU) at George Washington University Hospital, where she assisted in the merging of two units to form the Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit. Realizing that home healthcare was the wave of the future, Joanne then became the Managing Director of Firstat Nursing Services (a pediatric homecare agency). While raising her children, Joanne served as a substitute nurse at her children’s school to keep her nursing passion alive.

Joanne has been with Independent You since 2013, bringing her dedication to nursing to her position as the Executive Director. She is involved in the national association for Aging Life Care Professionals as the local NOVA unit co-chair and serves on the Mid-Atlantic Board and Membership Committee.

In her spare time, Joanne enjoys traveling, walking, and spending time with friends and family.

Professional Affiliations

In order to provide you with the highest level of care, we’re active members of the following national aging care and professional organizations:

Award-Winning Care

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Independent You is pleased to receive the Caring Star 2022 designation, a recognition of service excellence, highlighting the top-rated home care agencies in the United States. To qualify, agencies must receive 10 or more consumer reviews on with an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, in addition to other criteria.

Independent You is proud to be recognized for providing high quality care that promotes independence for clients and peace of mind for families.

Best of Home Care Leader in Experience 2022
Best of Home Care Provider of Choice 2023
Best of Home Care Employer of Choice 2022

Independent You is honored to have earned The Best of Home Care Leader in Experience award in 2022 from Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm. The Leader in Experience award is the highest attainable designation and is based on outstanding client and caregiver satisfaction ratings.

Independent You has also earned a Best of Home Care Provider of Choice award for four years running – 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020. This award is based on client satisfaction ratings collected from telephone interviews and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality care and services for clients and families.

Additionally, we earned the 2022 Best of Home Care Employer of Choice award for the second year in a row, which demonstrates our commitment to establishing a work environment that empowers each member of our team to feel confident and supported in their roles. Providers that receive these awards are in the top percentile nationally and show a consistent commitment to customer and employee experience.

Best of Fairfax 2020 Award

Highlighting our ongoing commitment to service excellence, Independent You is honored to have been selected for the Best of Fairfax Award in the Home Health Care category by the Fairfax Award Program for six consecutive years, 2015 – 2021.

The Fairfax Award Program annually identifies and recognizes companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. Independent You is thrilled to receive this local recognition of our ongoing commitment to helping older adults throughout Northern Virginia.

Mission Statement

We do this by providing high quality, client-centered and affordable Home Care and Care Management services to our clients so that they are able to lead dignified and independent lives in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Their individual needs are carefully assessed, understood and met through the selective assignment of qualified, trustworthy and compassionate personnel.

Our Vision

To establish Independent You as the preferred provider of Home Care and Care Management known for outstanding customer service and high moral values in the geographical areas we serve and to be the employer of choice in our community.


Contact Us Today to Learn More!

We’d love the opportunity to talk with you to learn about the challenges you’re facing and to offer a personalized solution. Contact us at (703) 999-3006 to request a free in-home consultation today!