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Senior housing types near Cheltenham, MD

  • Prince of Peace IV

    10428 Terraco Dr, Cheltenham, MD 20623
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  • In Loving Hands

    In Loving Hands

    8402 Lucille Court, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    (5)
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    At In Loving Hands Assisted Living Facility, our mission is to provide quality care in a home like environment. All residents will be treated with respect and dignity. When individuals can no longer live independently, we are an option to consider. We are able to assist with all levels of care. In...

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  • Rose's Place

    Rose's Place

    11311 Sherrington Ct, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
    (2)
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    Company: Labeled the 'Bed and Breakfast of Assisted Living', Rose's Place's mission is to provide supportive, consistent care in a holistic approach, centered on each resident's unique needs. Rose's Place Incorporated was established in June 1997 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland by Rosemary Garrett a...

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  • Morningside House of St Charles

    Morningside House of St Charles

    70 Village Street, Waldorf, MD 20602
    (28)
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    The Morningside House of Saint Charles, located in Waldorf, Maryland welcomes you. Our premier apartment-style accommodations allow every resident to be in control of their lives, even while we offer a variety of care services designed to meet every need. We believe that a sense of independence and...

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  • Annette's Place

    5118 Marlin Court, Waldorf, MD 20603
    (1)
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    Annette's Place is located near a mall, shopping centers, parks and recreation centers. The facility is licensed to provide services to five clients. The facility has an appearance and atmosphere to make loved ones feel warm,safe, secure, comfortable, as if they were in their own surroundings. As...

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  • Paul Spring Community

    Paul Spring Community

    7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307
    (23)
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    Paul Spring Community, located in the Mt. Vernon community of Alexandria, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of...

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  • Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    8033 Holland Drive, Alexandria, VA 22306
    (19)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Spring Hills Mount Vernon

    Spring Hills Mount Vernon

    3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22309
    (78)
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    At Spring Hills Mount Vernon, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...

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  • Sunrise of Alexandria

    Sunrise of Alexandria

    3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
    (20)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Miracle Hands Care Services Assisted Living

    Miracle Hands Care Services Assisted Living

    5705 Misty Drive, Lanham, MD 20706
    (2)
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    Miracle Hands Care Services LLC has been in business for 5 years, we opened up in 2012. All of our staff combined have over 20 years of senior care experience, and the owner is a LPN(Licensed Practical Nurse) over 18 years of health are experience. We are the best in the industry. We care for our...

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  • The Residences at Thomas Circle

    The Residences at Thomas Circle

    1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
    (12)
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    More than a great place to live, The Residences at Thomas Circle is a neighborhood within a neighborhood – where seniors can live life their way. LIFE AT ITS FINEST In the heart of downtown DC, just blocks from the White House and a short walk to museums and monuments, you will find seniors enjoying...

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  • Home Away From Home, LLC

    4002 Ingraham St, Hyattsville, MD 20781
    (5)
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    We know how difficult a decision it is to entrust your loved one to an assisted living home, rest assured that taking care of your loved one is our number one concern.  We provide a safe, caring, loving, and nurturing environment for our residents.  We are waiting to welcome you...

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  • Ameristar Assisted Living

    Ameristar Assisted Living

    2900 Tarragon Lane, Bowie, MD 20715
    (1)
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    The mythological land of Avalon was a magical place where everyone lived in peace and harmony. Well, our Avalon is the same home, we welcome all guests and visitors to see what makes our residence different from the rest. Having served the needs of the elderly for almost 20 years, Avalon has taken...

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  • Caring Hearts Assisted Living I

    Caring Hearts Assisted Living I

    2707 Spindle Lane, Bowie, MD 20715
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    Caring Hearts is owned and operated by a Registered Nurse that is designed to provide quality loving care. Our Assisted living services provide residents with the care they need in an environment which provides one or a combination of the following: assistance with activities of daily living,...

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  • Elder Estates, LLC

    Elder Estates, LLC

    6409 85th Ave, New Carrollton, MD 20784
    (17)
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    Elder Estates, LLC is located in New Carrollton, MD in Prince George's County. This residential care home provides the care that you are seeking in a setting that is twelve miles east of Washington, D.C.. Those who spend time in the New Carrollton are will enjoy visiting New Carrollton Park and...

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  • Brandywine Living at Alexandria

    Brandywine Living at Alexandria

    5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304
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    An Outstanding Location Located next to Cameron Station and just minutes from historic Old Town, Brandywine Living at Alexandria provides a convenient location for seniors to reside close to their children, grandchildren, and friends, while remaining in the community they love. This 116-suite,...

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  • Arbor Terrace Senior Living

    Arbor Terrace Senior Living

    9885 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, MD 20706
    (49)
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    Arbor Terrace Senior Living is an assisted living community conveniently located on Greenbelt Road. We bring a new level of modern senior living with stress-free warmth, charm and comfort to assisted living and memory care. We are an active, vibrant residence that's complete with unsurpassed...

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  • Brookdale Arlington

    Brookdale Arlington

    3821 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203
    (44)
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    As one of the premier assisted living and memory care communities in the Washington, D.C., area, we are conveniently located in the heart of Arlington, Va., an upscale area consistently ranked among the wealthiest counties in the United States. We’re close to casual and fine dining establishments,...

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  • The Jefferson

    The Jefferson

    900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA 22203
    (21)
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    Welcome to The Jefferson, where ownership and a unique approach to active aging are conveniently located at The Gateway to Arlington Virginia, just minutes away from Washington, DC. The Jefferson has skillfully combined independence, luxury,services and amenities with the security of home ownership...

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  • HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie

    HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie

    7600 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD 20715
    (9)
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    Welcome to HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie, a Five Star Senior Living community! In our beautiful, home-like setting, conveniently located between Baltimore,Annapolis,and Washington,D.C., with easy access from major freeways and nestled in front of a golf course, you find private studio suites,...

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  • Maple Heights Senior Living

    Maple Heights Senior Living

    5100 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
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    At Maple Heights Senior Living, you will find that we give options to Senior Living. Whether you are in search of a more independent lifestyle with a variety of optional services, or a full complement of Assisted Living/Memory Care, Maple Heights offers the best of both worlds within our community....

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  • Sunrise of Springfield

    Sunrise of Springfield

    6541 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150
    (22)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    5900 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205
    (23)
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    Our 35 year mission at Sunrise Senior Living has been to champion the quality of life for all seniors. Our approach is simple; resident centered care. This approach helps seniors live the life they want to live by providing options to meet their individual needs and wishes. Sunrise offers a variety...

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  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    2000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
    (11)
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    Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...

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  • The Fairfax a CCRC

    The Fairfax a CCRC

    9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
    (17)
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    The Fairfax is a continuing care retirement community conveniently located near Fort Belvoir, VA and is the perfect option for individuals over the age of 55 looking to enjoy and active, fulfilling life with none of worries of home-ownership. Meals, housekeeping and maintenance are included in the...

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  • Aarondale Community

    Aarondale Community

    6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151
    (14)
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    Aarondale Community, located in Springfield, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for...

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  • Forest Side

    Forest Side

    2701 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (1)
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    Forest Side Assisted Living, a Forest Hills of DC Community, is the newest residence in the District specializing in the care of individuals with memory loss. The home is arranged in small intimate neighborhoods where individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other cognitive impairments are cared...

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  • Ingleside at Rock Creek

    Ingleside at Rock Creek

    3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (7)
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    With more than a century of service and sophistication, Ingleside at Rock Creek is the preferred address for Washington, D.C. retirement. There’s no setting quite like ours: 14 acres of wooded paths and flourishing gardens, bordering Rock Creek Park. In an elite Northwest Washington, D.C....

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  • Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

    Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

    5111 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
    (6)
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    Located in the heart of Washington, DC, Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue has been serving the Nation's Capital with quality assisted living and memory care programs since 2003. We are conveniently located near public transportation, restaurants, museums and shopping. Our tenured leadership team has...

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  • Arden Courts of Annandale

    Arden Courts of Annandale

    7104 Braddock Rd, Annandale, VA 22003
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    For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...

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  • Grand Oaks

    Grand Oaks

    5901 MacArthur Boulevard Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
    (21)
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    Grand Oaks is located on the campus of Sibley Memorial Hospital. It is close to Georgetown, Bethesda and just minutes from the Potomac River and the Virginia Suburbs. Our residents feel inspired in their spacious, light filled apartments, dine in elegance with delicious meals and remain active with...

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  • Sunrise of Falls Church

    Sunrise of Falls Church

    330 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (19)
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    Located just minutes from historic downtown Falls Church and only a few miles from the national capital, our setting is convenient for families living throughout Fairfax and Arlington counties and beyond. Sunrise of Falls Church is nestled in the heart of the scenic City of Falls Church, just a few...

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  • Brighton Gardens at Friendship Heights

    Brighton Gardens at Friendship Heights

    5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (8)
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    Brighton Gardens provides personal care in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. A separate Special Care Center for residents with Alzheimer's or other memory related disorders...

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  • Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    2201 Colston Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    At Sunrise of Chevy Chase, conveniently located adjacent to Washington, DC, in Maryland’s Montgomery County, we provide a safe, comfortable living environment and excellent care delivered by an experienced, compassionate team of caregivers. Our beautiful community, nestled in a desirable...

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  • Somerford Place Alzheimer's Assisted Living Annapolis

    Somerford Place Alzheimer's Assisted Living Annapolis

    2717 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (6)
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    Somerford Place is the result of extensive research into the needs of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Our specially designed building is nestled behind historic Annapolis oak trees, and is secure, supportive and feels like home. Our staff strives to offer quality...

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  • Cresthaven

    1020 Cresthaven Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20903
    (4)
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    Cresthaven is a small, female only senior care home located in the unincorporated area of Silver Spring, Maryland, which is located in Montgomery County. Silver Spring is a bustling business hub adorned with many parks and recreation areas, including sections of Rock Creek Park, which is well known...

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  • Hillhaven Assisted Living

    Hillhaven Assisted Living

    3210 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783
    (6)
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    Welcome to Hillhaven, where compassion and healing come together. The Malin Family has worked to create a homelike environment for our residents since 1978. Our professional team members are committed to each resident's quality of life. Residents and their families also share the satisfaction that...

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  • Harmony at Spring Hill

    Harmony at Spring Hill

    8350 Mountain Larkspur Drive, Lorton, VA 22079
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    Located thirty minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Harmony at Spring Hill provides accommodations for residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well-landscaped campus. The campus is ideally located in Lorton,...

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  • Regency Park Assisted Living Facility

    Regency Park Assisted Living Facility

    730 Maryland Rte 3 South, Gambrills, MD 21054
    (10)
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    Regency Park Assisted Living Regency Park is a friendly assisted living community located in Gambrills, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Located just moments away from popular shopping and dining, residents enjoy weekly planned outings around town. Our community grounds are well-maintained and every...

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  • Sunrise of Bethesda

    Sunrise of Bethesda

    4925 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
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    At Sunrise of Bethesda, located northwest of Washington, DC, in Montgomery County, our residents receive the highest level of care inside our community while enjoying access to some of the nation's premiere hospitals, located just minutes away. Our beautiful community offers assisted living and...

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  • Sunrise of Silver Spring

    Sunrise of Silver Spring

    11621 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (34)
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    Welcome to Sunrise of Silver Spring, an assisted living community in Silver Spring, Maryland, just minutes from Route 495 and just off Route 29, north on New Hampshire Avenue. Sunrise of Silver Spring sits in a beautifully landscaped setting in a residential neighborhood, adjacent to the White Oak...

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  • HeartHomes at Bay Ridge

    HeartHomes at Bay Ridge

    3023 Arundel On the Bay Road # A, Annapolis, MD 21403
    (21)
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    We pride ourselves on personalized, professional care that comforts each of our residents as family members in his or her home. Each resident is cared for based on his or her needs and the personal desires he or she requests. We offer options and choices to suit your individual needs and are...

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  • Kensington Park Senior Living

    Kensington Park Senior Living

    3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895
    (25)
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    At Kensington Park Retirement Community, our services and setting are as unique as the residents we serve. Whether you are seeking Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Alzheimer's/ Memory Care, Kensington Park is designed to provide an encouraging and comprehensive continuum of services. ...

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  • Sunrise of Annapolis

    Sunrise of Annapolis

    800 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (29)
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    Sunrise of Annapolis is conveniently located on Bestgate Road in Annapolis, close to Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis Mall and scenic historic Annapolis. We pride ourselves in having a truly caring staff that has served our seniors for many years and have been awarded the 'Best Assisted Living...

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  • Arden Courts of Silver Spring

    Arden Courts of Silver Spring

    2505 Musgrove Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (4)
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    Arden Courts of Silver Spring is a unique assisted living community that was built over 25 years ago and was designed exclusively for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia's. Our community is the second community to be built out of the 50+ Arden’s in the United States. We are...

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  • AlfredHouse Andrus

    AlfredHouse Andrus

    10910 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20852
    (3)
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    Avalon Assisted Living Facilities Avalon Assisted Living Facilities is a residential care home for seniors located in Bethesda, Maryland in Montgomery County. Bethesda is a thriving community just Northwest of Washington D.C., so you can share in the joy of all the historical, cultural, and...

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  • Able Plus Assisted Living

    Able Plus Assisted Living

    13317 Sherwood Forrest Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    Able Plus Assisted Living was established in March 2016. It is owned and managed by a registered dietitian in partnership with a registered nurse with over 30 years of combined senior care experience in the state of Maryland.Our community is located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood in Silver...

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  • Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel NOW OPEN

    Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel NOW OPEN

    2535 Evergreen Road, Gambrills, MD 21113
    (5)
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    Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel offers assisted living and dementia care in Gambrills, Maryland. We honor individuality and celebrate each person’s unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe and caring...

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  • Westminster at Lake Ridge a CCRC

    Westminster at Lake Ridge a CCRC

    12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
    (4)
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    Westminster at Lake Ridge is an assisted living community located in Lake Ridge, VA. Lake Ridge is located in Prince William County and is home to 41,000 people. Lake Ridge is a small city with shops and stores, where residents can enjoy getting out for exercise, going to pay bills, going out to...

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  • Avonlea Ridge Assisted Living

    Avonlea Ridge Assisted Living

    13206 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (7)
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    WHILE MILLIONS OF SENIORS EACH YEAR ARE FACED WITH THE DIFFICULT DECISION OF HAVING TO MOVE FROM THEIR HOMES DUE TO INABILITY TO FULLY CARE FOR THEMSELVES, AVONLEA RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING IS PROUD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THEM A HOME AWAY FROM HOME. OPEN IN MARCH 2014, AVONLEA RIDGE IS A 5-BED ASSISTED...

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Cheltenham, Maryland

Memory Care

Memory care services administer help to people who need specialized cognitive support. Staff must undergo memory-care specific training and a staff member must be available for assistance 24 hours-a-day. Basic services offered in memory care may include: social programs and activities, 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, comfortable private or semi-private rooms, and housekeeping and laundry service. Organized activities are offered by staff members trained explicitly on caring for seniors with memory impairments. Seniors reside in shared apartments or private rooms. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $10,494 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $10,038 . Maryland has a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene certifies this community type.

Demographics and Values

Cheltenham has a population density of 458 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of Maryland

The natural beauty of Maryland is ranked 25th in the nation. The state of Maryland has 59 hospitals and 98 health centers, providing care to a population of 6,060,598. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. In terms of personal well-being, Maryland ranks 8th in healthcare and 6th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Maryland has a cost of living index of 131.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 108.5 and a housing index rating of 184.5.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religion, 31% of Maryland residents attend religious services among the 5,336 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-18%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. In Maryland there are 218 masonic lodges. The state of Maryland ranks 7th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Maryland, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. In the last presidential election 60% of Maryland residents voted Democrat and 34% voted Republican.

State-wide weather information

The average air quality index rating in Maryland is 40.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 49.4 AQI. Maryland experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 70% in the month of September. On average, the state receives 3.69 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.55 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Maryland drops to around 35F. The average high winter temperature is around 51F in the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 74F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. While residents of Maryland mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maryland can include floods and hurricanes.

Wildlife to be found in Maryland

The state of Maryland has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of black gum, Virginia creeper, wild rose, and shortleaf and loblolly pines. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the shearwaters and petrels, the albatrosses, the rabbits and hares, or the loons. The state animal of Maryland is the sperm whale.