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Photo of Sunrise of Connecticut Ave
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My loved one was previously a resident at Sunrise of Connecticut Ave and the overall experience was great. My limited experience with the staff was great. Communication with the family was good. I would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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The entire staff was extremely professional, kind and hospitable. This applies to everyone from the receptionist, admissions team, housekeepers and care providers. They were very patient with me and my...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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My mom loves the food and the activities. It is so nice that she can get physical therapy and occupational therapy in her apartment. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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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We chose this community because they were a newer facility, the location, as well as during the on site visit, the staff members were accommodating. The room sizes are nice and adequate, they have different...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Thank you Forestside Memory Care for providing my Mom with the attentive care she needed during her final stages of Alzheimer's. The staff and services provided here are the best in the area. A Place For Mom...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Our mother, who has dementia and requires 24-hour care, has been a resident for more than 3 years. The staff are like family members to her and we have found it to be a comfortable fit. Other than a bit...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Avalon House on Woodacre Drive is one of many residential assisted living Avalon Homes located in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Specializing in residents with Alzheimer's and other types of memory loss difficulties, the Woodacre Drive residence is conveniently situated west of George Washington...
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We had our mother there for about seven years. All the staff took incredible care of her, we felt incredibly safe to have her there. We could not have been happier with this whole establishment, and all the...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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The words "Thank you" do not do justice for what the owner and the administrator have done for me and my family but, especially for me. They held my hand every step of the way, responded quickly to my calls...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Avalon House Of Hardwood Lane offers internationally recognized levels of care and comfortable living in an environment of world-class, well-designed accommodations. With support services that are unmatched, Avalon House provides attentive, loving, individualized levels of assistance while...
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My husband has been at Avalon House on Oakview Drive since [date removed]. The staff is very caring and attentive to my husband, and always welcoming when my daughter and I visit. I can tell that the staff...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Avalon House on Oakview Drive is an assisted living facility located on Oakview Drive in McLean, Virginia. While we specialize in providing help for older residents, we also offer some memory care services for those suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia because we want the families of those...
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My mom turned 101 today. When I arrived with offerings of a cake, flowers, card and balloon it was dwarfed by what Avalon House was laying out to celebrate! Expect no less - the team at High Street have...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Avalon House on High Street is an assisted living facility located in Falls Church, Virginia. At Avalon House we recognize the importance of balancing a warm, homelike environment with comprehensive medical care. When your loved one is no longer able to live at home, the decision to seek out an...
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Photo of Fox Hill
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The Foxhill staff, in assisted living, is very attentive and helpful. We appreciate all they are doing to help her adjust. It's a comfort knowing my sister is cared for in a safe, very nice environment.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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Sunrise provides excellent care for my dad. He has a comfortable space to live in. He has privacy when he needs it and extra help and therapy (PT and OT) available. The staff is kind and friendly. And the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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It's close only a little more than a mile away, which is important. I'm living in how much driving I'm doing and right now. I managed to get to see her about three times a week. I visited the place before...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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Mom moved to Arden Courts in Mar 2023 from an assisted living in NC. The difference in her is dramatic. Previously, she was anxious and frightened. Here, she is relaxed and cheerful. She has friends, a new...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Arden Courts A ProMedica Memory Care Community in Kensington's primary focus is to provide care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. To visualize Arden Courts A ProMedica Memory Care Community in Kensington, picture four single level houses all connected by...
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I think all 7 categories meet the mark, but they should, since this an upscale facility and more costly than others. The staff is terrific. My wife has difficult Lewy body dementia and the facility does...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Vitality Living is a wonderful community! My father moved several hundred miles to live here and everyone along this journey has made it seamless and very welcoming. Care support has been attentive,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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My husband has resided at the Avalon House on Woodland Drive for nearly 3 months now. His health is poor but his care is wonderful. All the care team are both loving and skilled. He is always kept...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Avalon House on Woodland Drive is an Alzheimer's Care provider located in the independent city of Falls Church, Virginia. We are known for providing dedicated memory care programs as well as following the philosophy of aging in place. Our intent is to provide senior citizens with the comfort and...
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My mother has been in the Memory Care unit for two years. The staff is attentive and lovingly cares for her. [name removed] massages her hands and does her nails. The nursing staff knows her and tracks...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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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The Jefferson may not be for everybody but it's perfect for me. Food and activities are wonderful. Location near my daughter and great medical facilities. Plus it's a condo I own (renting was not appealing)...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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My brother is currently a resident at Sunrise of Silver Spring and most everything has been great, except for the cost. Sunrise increased my brother's bill to $[removed] per month. We really appreciate all...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Mom loves it there & the amenities & staff are all great. The proof is in my comments...She had been there for a year & my family visits weekly & has always found all amenities in order & the staff to be...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Five Star Senior Living, founded in 2001, is a trusted name in senior care with over 200 facilities and communities in 33 states. The standards that we have set inspire us to exceed what is expected — becoming a valued member of our community, striving to surpass every standard, and keeping...
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I discovered Brighton Gardens when faced with an emergency need for immediate respite care for my mother who has moderately severe dementia. The sales and administrative teams worked with me to facilitate...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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My family’s experience with Sunrise of McLean Village has been exceptional. The facility is great and the staff are caring and passionate about helping take care of the residents. Credit goes to [name...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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No place is perfect I'm sure. But I can honestly say that in spite of transitions of leadership posts, in most major areas in the community, including executive directors; ongoing renovations to meet RUI...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Alexandria's number-one continuing care RENTAL community!Located near Washington DC, Elancé at Alexandria offers ten (10) floor plans in both assisted and independent living in a boutique-hotel style environment. Our community provides independent living, assisted living, and...
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As someone who has entrusted my mother's care to Artis Memory Care Facility, I can confidently say it's been a life-changing decision. Transitioning her to a memory care wasn't easy for our family. However,...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
For personalized memory care services, you are in great hands with Artis of Potomac. The Artis Way empowers residents with their own individual preferences and passions as we ensure that your care is personalized and adaptive to your loved one’s uniqueness. From our purpose-built interiors...
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Cost of assisted living in Washington, DC

The average cost of senior living in Washington is $7,955 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Park View, DC with an average of $7,701 per month.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Washington, DC vs. nearby cities

Washington, DC
$7,955/mo
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Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Washington, DC vs. national average

Washington, DC
$7,955/mo
U.S. national average
$4,630/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Washington vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$7,955/mo
$10,909/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Washington, DC by room type

Semi-Private
$4,978/mo
Private
$5,059/mo
Studio
$6,883/mo
1 Bedroom
$7,316/mo
2 Bedroom
$8,485/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$5,500/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Washington over time

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Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

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Sunrise of Fair Oaks VA in Fairfax, VA

5.0
My parents current live at Fair oaks and for the last couple of months I have seen them flourish. The activities are always fun and right up my parents alley! The food by Chef [name removed] is delicious. [name removed] was extremely helpful with getting my parents settled in their new place. ...
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Tall Oaks Assisted Living in Reston, VA

4.3
Tall Oaks has been a good experience for us overall. Some staff is ok, some are fantastic. Overall we feel like our loved one is well cared for. We chose them because it seemed like the best fit.

Sunrise at Countryside in Sterling, VA

4.3
Everybody is very helpful and attentive to my needs. The staff come and check making sure I am okay. I haven't participated in activities yet since I'm still getting myself acclimated to my new environment. So far i am very happy and satisfied with my new place.

Washington review score based on 263 family reviews

8.9
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This proprietary review score is based on 263 reviews of 93 Washington assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Washington review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Washington review score compared against nearby cities

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Washington, DC93 facilities
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Review subcategories for Washington assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 263 reviews of 93 Washington assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Washington resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Washington, DC averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.7
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
4.6
Care services
4.4
4.2
Staff
4.7
4.5
Meals & dining
4.4
4.1
Activities
4.1
4.0
Value for cost*
4.4
4.1
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
*Learn more about cost details

Washington assisted living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Washington assisted living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Washington, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Washington assisted living

Assisted living communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of assisted living partners in Washington that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Washington, DCNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
60.2%
51.5%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
59.1%
32.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
90.3%
98.9%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
98.9%
99.3%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
69.9%
56.1%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
20.4%
29.5%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
93.5%
99.1%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
59.1%
47.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
64.5%
52.9%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Washington assisted living

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Washington Assisted Living partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Washington, DCNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
71%
50.4%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
34.4%
31.5%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
64.5%
40.5%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
17.2%
13.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Washington assisted living

Assisted living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Washington partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Washington, DCNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
36.6%
26.2%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
46.2%
39%
No sugar
No sugar
46.2%
36%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
50.5%
34.3%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
20.4%
12.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Washington assisted living

Our assisted living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Washington communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Washington, DCNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
31.2%
30.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
35.5%
41%
Room service
Room service
34.4%
34.8%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
23.7%
17.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Washington assisted living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered assisted living communities in Washington offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Washington, DCNational
Activity director
Activity director
40.9%
44.9%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
25.8%
30.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
25.8%
29.2%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
48.4%
48.9%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
51.6%
47.9%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
52.7%
51.6%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
33.3%
40%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
31.2%
33.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
34.4%
36.4%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
40.9%
45.4%
Live performances
Live performances
44.1%
45.7%
Dances
Dances
25.8%
28.5%
Fitness center
Fitness center
23.7%
23.6%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
41.9%
44.6%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

State regulations for assisted living in Washington

Safety is a primary concern when seniors and their families look for assisted living. Each state has its own laws and inspection processes to ensure seniors reside in a safe environment. Learning about District Of Columbia assisted living regulations will help you understand how assisted living communities in Washington protect seniors.

Learn about District Of Columbia Assisted Living regulations

Research services for seniors in Washington, DC

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

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.

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.

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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