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If you’re looking for assisted living in Washington, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Washington or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Washington.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Washington for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 281 assisted living facilities in the Washington area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

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Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, DC

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Assisted Living

Average starting price $5,471/month
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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Washington, DC
Forest Hills of DC in Washington, DC
4.6

My sister has lived at Forest Hills in the Health Care Center for a while. Before the pandemic, they had wonderful activities as well as great nursing care. In the pandemic they have done an incredible job to keep everyone safe, to figure out ways to have safe activities and/or virtual or safe visitation zones (following CDC guidelines). The staff is working under challenging circumstances and they continue to be kind, patient and deliver high quality care. We are so very grateful my sister can live in such a great facility.

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Chevy Chase House in Washington, DC
5.0

This is a good and smaller community with a good location. The people are good and friendly. They have a fresh rotating menu for the residents. Some of the activities available are bridge, walks, exercises, talks, field trips, and more for the residents to participate in.

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Sunrise of Alexandria
3.7

The staff there are excellent. My loved one does not like the meals I do feel like they could be improved. They do have some activities and I feel like they could do more. I know that covid has restricted this some but I still do feel that there could be more done. It is also a little pricey.

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Chevy Chase House

5420 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015 | 4.6 miles from Washington center

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Originally built in the 1910s, Chevy Chase House was transformed into Luxury Senior Living by Meridian. The community was invigorated after completion of a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018. An award-winning design firm incorporated all possible modern amenities while preserving the...

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3.8(13 reviews)

This is great if you want someone close to DC with a good price and good size. My loved one really enjoys the staff as well as our family.

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Ingleside at Rock Creek

3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015 | 4.0 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

With more than a century ofservice 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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2.4(8 reviews)

One of the things a appreciate most at Ingleside is the cosmopolitan atmosphere: The majority of residents has lived overseas for an extended period of time, and usually in various countries all over the...

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Heatherwood Community

9642 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015 | 16.6 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Heatherwood Community, located in Burke, offers Independent Living and Assisted Living. 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 providing exceptional care for senior adults.

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4.8(85 reviews)

Very friendly staff that works with the individual and family members to ensure a smooth transition. From the front desk personnel to the Director of Services, everyone provided their support to welcome the...

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Aarondale Community

6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151 | 11.5 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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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4.8(65 reviews)

If you're looking for a place that is small and family-like, this is a good choice. There are very few residents, and everybody on staff seems to know my mom and her needs. Mom's apartment is pretty basic...

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Paul Spring Community

7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307 | 10.7 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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...

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4.7(75 reviews)

Paul Spring Retirement Community in Alexandria is the best-assisted living in the area! It is like a mini Ritz Carlton. [name removed] is THE BEST OF THE BEST!! [name removed] treats the residents as...

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Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD 21076 | 24.7 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Friendship is located in beautiful Hanover, Maryland, and is considered the 'top-referred' assistant living facility in the area. We are known for our ability to provide effective and compassionate care for seniors of all care levels. Staff members possess unique skills and...

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4.6(87 reviews)

I just finished three weeks of respite care at Morningside. It was a great opportunity to recover from a bad knee infection. The caregivers were very sweet and attentive. I got daily help with washing and...

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Sunrise of Severna Park

43 West Mckinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146 | 27.8 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Our beautiful, 10 acre campus is conveniently located within walking distance of the Severna Park Community Center, the public library, Woods Memorial Church and many other popular shops and restaurants. Our community consists of an independent living, assisted living and a specialized...

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Day trips and outings
4.1(50 reviews)

They seem to be taking good care of my loved one. Although they said they would help him if we wanted to get outside, and it seems like they're not doing as much as I think they could be in that area. ...

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Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176 | 26.9 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, located in Leesburg, 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 providing...

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4.8(70 reviews)

This community is located right behind INOVA and is in a great location for loved ones. Coast came in average from the other I called. The community relation director was very informative and was very quick...

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Bedford Court, a CCRC

3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906 | 13.6 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Bedford Court is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with one of the lowest Entrance Fee that is 100% refundable. Located within walking distance of the Leisure World shopping center. Our community offers you a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality...

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4.3(54 reviews)

A really nice community. They are located close to shopping and doctors' offices. The community is very neat and clean and the staff is very friendly. The food is amazing and I would recommend this...

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The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community

7820 Baltusrol Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155 | 35.5 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The Wellington at lake Manassas Community, located in Gainesville, 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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4.9(97 reviews)

There is no doctor on staff. Some of the staff members are right on top of things. There are always some type of activity going on for the residents to participate in, if they choose to. I would...

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Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg

5308 River Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 | 50.0 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.7(26 reviews)

I advise families of patients with dementia to carefully keep track of dentures and hearing aids and things like that. Because Spring Arbor is not doing a good job of that for us. And that could be our...

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Sunrise of Frederick

990 Waterford Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 | 41.8 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise of Frederick is an assisted living community in Frederick, Maryland, located just blocks from The Golden Mile (Route 40 west). Sunrise of Frederick is nestled in a suburban, convenient setting. We pride ourselves in our experience in Frederick County with nearly 15 years serving seniors...

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Day trips and outings
4.4(58 reviews)

Our loved one has only been there for a few months now but our experience so far has been great we could not be happier. The place itself is set up very nicely to where it is nice and easy for families to...

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Spring Arbor of Crofton

1495 Riedel Rd, Crofton, MD 21114 | 19.3 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(16 reviews)

It's a very caring communit. They take time to learn, residents habits, likes and dislikes. They communicate very well with family. I am very pleased wiht the facility and staff. They are very welcoming to...

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Waltonwood Ashburn

44141 Russell Branch Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147 | 26.6 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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4.8(8 reviews)

We really like that they encourage dogs here, it has been really nice for our loved one to be back with the dog. There are so many residents here with pets, and the dog park is great. The community feels...

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HarborChase of Prince William Commons

14080 Central Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22193 | 25.7 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Nestled in the upscale Prince William Commons neighborhood, one of Woodbridge’s most vibrant and dynamic areas, HarborChase of Prince William Commons Assisted Living and Memory Care community is a place where you can take a deep breath and relax in an atmosphere of refined elegance and unmatched...

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4.4(23 reviews)

HarborChase has been ideal. Its been totally reassuring and given me an amazing peace of mind. I'm an only child and my dad passed away, so I feel like my mom is my responsibility. To getting me in with the...

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Atria Manresa

85 Manresa Road, Annapolis, MD 21409 | 29.1 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Atria Manresa is a friendly, welcoming community where you'll take advantage of a diverse social calendar that builds new interests and maintains old ones. Visit with family and friends in one of the many luxurious rooms of this restored mansion. Or, take a stroll along the banks of the Severn...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.3(33 reviews)

We loved the community and experience with the staff. All the residents were very happy, and kind to each other. The food was amazing! I would go and live there if I needed to. It is a beautiful campus...

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Pacifica Senior Living Sterling

46555 Harry Byrd Hwy, Sterling, VA 20164 | 21.4 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Great news! Pacifica Senior Living has set roots in beautiful Northern Virginia. Voted the "Best Senior Living in the Nation in 2020". Pacifica found this hidden gem of property nestled in Sterling, Virginia moments away from culinary delights around the world, shopping, farmer's markets, the...

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3.7(41 reviews)

Our initial experience was great. The move in was smooth, the staff were wonderful and the grounds are beautiful. It has been quite adequate for our loved ones needs. There has been a change in ownership in...

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Vitality Living Arlington

3821 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203 | 5.2 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.0(64 reviews)

The people were very nice and the community itself was very clean. We did feel like it was worth our money and we would recommend this community to other families based on our experience but it is not like a...

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045 | 20.6 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia is located in the planned city of Columbia, Maryland, a city nationally ranked as one of the 10 Best Places to Live by MONEY, CNN, and FORBES. Against the perfect blend of parks, walking paths, and abundant shopping, Brighton Gardens of Columbia offers a beautifully...

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4.1(49 reviews)

Overall the whole environment is good. The staff is very friendly, and they keep the residents busy. The community might need some updating, as far as the rooms are concerned; but other than that it's very...

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Regency Park Assisted Living Facility

730 Maryland Rte 3 South, Gambrills, MD 21054 | 20.4 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

We would love to welcome you to Regency Park Senior Living Community. Located on Rt. 3 South we are less than two miles from Crofton’s popular shopping and dining area. Our one level home is easy for residents to maneuver when joining friends for meals, going to an activity, or resting by the...

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4.2(17 reviews)

This was the first community that I looked at. It was very nice and this was the second choice it was just hard to get in and out of due to the location. They also did not offer transportation for Dr....

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Sunrise of Annapolis

800 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 | 26.5 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.2(42 reviews)

They are doing a wonderful job. Anytime I have made a request or asked a question the staff have been able to respond quickly. They have been able to accommodate my loved one allow them to eat in their...

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Kensington Park Senior Living

3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895 | 7.9 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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4.5(32 reviews)

This is a great place to live. Everyone is friendly. The food is wonderful and all the staff are wonderful to work with. I've had wonderful experiences during my short stay so far. There is a full...

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Fox Hill

8300 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 | 9.1 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise at Fox Hill is Sunrise Senior Living's premier community! With easy access to Washington, DC and northern Virginia, our residents and families love our location which is just minutes from downtown Bethesda's exciting shops, restaurants and cultural activities. Fox Hill Assisted Living...

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4.2(13 reviews)

people have been very friendly. Services are great. We go out 2-3 times a month and I enjoy off campus visits. Entertainment is so good to go off campus. I am really happy to be here. I have good friends to...

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Sunrise of Pikesville

3800 Old Court Road, Pikesville, MD 21208 | 35.8 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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4.3(50 reviews)

The administrative support is not the best. I have had difficulties with the billing department, and having phone calls returned related to my mothers care. I realize they are understaffed, but I think they...

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Spring Arbor of Severna Park

345 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146 | 27.7 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Spring Arbor of Severna Park is an assisted living community located in Severna Park, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County and home to about 38,000 people. Severna Park is a beautiful town on the water and close to the D.C. area, as well as Baltimore and Annapolis. Residents can take trips and group...

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4.5(21 reviews)

The treated us amazingly the short amount of time that we were here. It is a wonderful place and anytime my father had any problems at all the would call me right away. They got him to the hospital when he...

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Cost of assisted living in Washington, DC

The average cost of senior living in Washington is 5,471 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Falls Church, VA with an average of 4,440 per month.

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In Washington, D.C., seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Washington, D.C., seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is well-known for its robust public transportation system, and within city limits, it’s possible to get by without driving. In some neighborhoods, you might be able to accomplish daily tasks without needing a vehicle at all. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the Metro, which consists of a rail and subway system and a bus system, both of which offer transportation throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The rail system runs from around 5 am to 11 pm, and the bus often continues later, with many routes in operation past midnight. Discounted fares are offered to seniors ages 65 and older. The D.C. area also has plenty of options for taxis and rideshare services.

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Health care

The Washington, D.C. area is home to many world-class medical facilities. Some of the top facilities in the area include Inova Fairfax Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Senior activities

Considered one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Washington, D.C. has no shortage of exciting activities and historic sites. Popular locations such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial are always worth visiting. Another thing the city is known for is its world-famous museums — and there are plenty. Perhaps none are more celebrated than the Smithsonian museums, including the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum. The city is also home to several senior centers that offer a wide range of social, exercise, and educational programs. Popular area senior centers include the Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center and the Hayes Senior Wellness Center.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Assisted Living in Washington, DC

Assisted living communities are a popular option for senior living in Washington DC. An assisted living community consists of apartment-style housing and provides opportunities for socialization in a safe, supervised environment with personalized support. Often provided are scheduled leisurely outings, and assistance with transportation and appointments. In some cases, communities may offer skilled nursing services and dementia or memory care. Staff is present 24 hours a day and is available to assist with the activities of daily living, or ADLs

Assisted living communities are an ideal choice for seniors who would like to continue to live an independent life, but might benefit from the safety and security of living with peers in a supervised environment.

Cost of Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, DC

The average monthly cost of assisted living is as follows:

  • Mean cost city proper: $7,500
  • Median cost city proper: $7,000
  • Mean cost metro area: $5,700
  • Median cost metro area: $5,300

Public assistance is available through the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (EPD) Medicaid Waiver program. The District of Columbia Department of Health licenses and certifies this type of city for the District of Columbia.

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in D.C. tends to be more expensive than most other U.S. cities. The cost-of-living-index is rated 50 points higher than the national average and the grocery index is rated 15 points higher than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale where 100 is equivalent to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
150 115 88 $1,955 19.1% $536,000 $83,000 May apply to estates valued over a specific amount.

Local Hospitals

The Washington, DC area is home to many world class medical communities. Some of the top communities in the area are:

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Rated the number one hospital in the DC region by U.S. News & World Report, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the flagship community of the Inova Fairfax family of five hospitals in the area. The hospital is a 923-bed community and a Level 1 Trauma Center, and specializes in a variety of procedures including oncology and cardiac surgery.
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital – A non-profit acute care hospital, MedStar Georgetown is a teaching and research hospital which focuses on many different areas of care. The hospital was recently ranked highly in the fields of geriatrics, hip replacement, and cancer care as well as seven other fields by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center – Washington, DC’s busiest and largest hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 912-bed medical center with a comprehensive list of care specialties. The hospital is highly ranked nationally in the fields of cardiology and heart surgery.

Weather and Climate

Washington D.C. has a humid subtropical climate according to the Koppen Climate Classification Guide. The average humidity level for Washington, D.C. is roughly 67%. Humidity levels are highest during the month of September at about 71%. Humid subtropical regions are generally characterized by hot, humid summers and cold winters, although the colder seasons in DC are usually somewhat milder than those in the Northeast.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 89°F (July) 63°F (June) 37°F 48°F (December) 25°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
53.1 (Moderate) 73.4 in the month of July (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
4” 5” (June) 13.7” Hurricanes, floods, and rare moderate earthquake

Demographics and Values

As America’s capital city, politics are a central component to the lives of many in Washington, DC. Much of the city is often bustling with government officials and employees, and the cultural landscape is shaped by their presence. Political beliefs of most city residents tend to lean left-of-center, although outside the city proper, preferences are more varied.

The city is also known as the home of a great number of colleges and has a visible presence of students. Much of the region’s economy is centered around its government offices and adjacent industries, such as legal and lobbying firms, and the surrounding neighborhoods are home to several Fortune 500 companies.

Another main source of economy for the region is tourism – Washington, DC is a major tourist destination for visitors from all over the country and the world, interested in learning the history of our country, observing the countless national landmarks, and visiting the many museums that DC is famous for.

2016 Presidential Election in the District of Columbia

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
90.9% 4.1% 5.0%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
6,216,589 702,455 4,382 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.010%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22.2% 8.8% 5.0% 3.1%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
17.6% 56.6% 32.8%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
4.4% 46.4% 11.3% 0.6% 0.1% 37.1% 2.8%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
100,227 42.8 10.1

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9.8% 11.7% 17.4% 4.4% 5%

Washington, D.C. is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Considered one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Washington, DC has no shortage of interesting activities to partake in. Staples such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial are always worth a visit. Another thing the city is known for is its world-famous museums — and there are plenty. Perhaps none are more celebrated than the Smithsonian museums, including the following:

  • The National Museum of American History
  • The National Museum of the American Indian
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • The National Air and Space Museum
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • The National Museum of Natural History

Their collections cover a spectrum of interest and history, and as an added bonus, the museums offer free admission, allowing everyone to enjoy them. If weather permits, one can take a trip outside to visit the Smithsonian Gardens, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the National Zoo, all operating without an admission fee as well. One could feasibly spend days or even weeks enjoying the sights of the city barely spending a dime!

Speaking of the outdoors, Washington, DC’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is an event not to be missed. Honoring the gift of Japanese cherry trees from Tokyo City’s Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912, the festival begins yearly around mid-March and often draws over 700,000 people to view the spring bloom of the cherry blossoms and partake in the many scheduled events, including an adjacent kite festival, art exhibits, and celebrations of Japanese culture and history.

Transportation

The Washington, DC metropolitan area is well-known for its robust public transportation system, and within city limits it’s definitely possible to get by without having to drive. In some neighborhoods you might be able to accomplish daily tasks without needing a vehicle at all. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the Metro, which consists of a rail and subway system as well as a bus system, both of which offer transportation throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The rail system runs from around 5am to 11pm, and the bus often continues later, with many routes in operation past midnight. Discounted fares are offered to seniors ages 65 and older. The DC area also has plenty of options for taxis and rideshare services.

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