When it comes to assisted living, Maryland is a great place to start your search.
Maryland is a transition state in several ways, making it an attractive retirement destination. The state falls in the middle of the country’s Northeast, Southern, and Midwestern regions, and its culture combines elements of them all. This is part of why Maryland earned the nickname “America in Miniature.” With the Appalachian Mountains passing through the far western part of the state, and the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coastlines in the east, Maryland’s geographical features give residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities — even in a small state. Annapolis and Baltimore are also home to many historic Colonial sites, and Washington, D.C. sits on Maryland’s southern border.
Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 690 assisted living facilities in Maryland.
The median monthly cost of assisted living in Maryland is about $5,500.
Assisted living communities are regulated by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Public access to assisted living records and violations history in Maryland is rated as exceptional. You can use the state’s facility locator to research the violation history of an assisted living community.
In Maryland, an assisted living community, or assisted living program, is a residential- or facility-based program that provides housing and supportive services, supervision, personalized assistance, health-related services, or a combination that meets the needs of residents who are unable to perform — or who need assistance in performing — activities of daily living (ADLs) in a way that promotes optimum dignity and independence for the residents. ADLs include but are not limited to: bathing, dressing, eating, walking, physical transfer, giving medications, or helping residents give themselves medications.
Overall, the cost of living in Maryland is considered to be less affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
About 16% of Maryland’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Maryland leaned liberal.
Because of elevation changes and surrounding bodies of water, Maryland’s climate varies depending on the area of the state. Overall, the state has four distinct seasons including warm summers and cold winters. In the far western, more mountainous Allegheny region of the state, the climate is classified as humid continental, which means temperatures are slightly lower throughout the year. The climate in the middle region of the state is slightly warmer with an oceanic climate. In the humid subtropical climate of Maryland’s eastern region, which borders Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, temperatures and humidity are higher than the rest of the state.