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  • Morningside House of Laurel

    Morningside House of Laurel

    7700 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
    (52)
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    Morningside House of Laurel is an assisted living community located in Laurel, Maryland in Prince George's County and home to just over 25,000 people. Laurel is a quiet town close to Baltimore and D.C. and residents will be able to take trips to shows, events and concerts. Residents will also be...

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  • Sand Cherry Manor

    Sand Cherry Manor

    8367 Sand Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20723
    (3)
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  • Shanti Home II

    6500 Old Sandy Spring Rd, Laurel, MD 20707
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    Since Shanti Home II only caters to a small number of residents (dependent upon the facility) it is able to provide the environment of a real home. This living community can offer care for various health care conditions, while providing a pleasant assisted living facility environment. Located in...

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  • Shanti Home

    6410 Old Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD 20707
    (2)
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    Shanti Home Shanti Home is located in Laurel, MD in Prince George's County. Our residential care home gives you care each day in a location that is located on the Patuxent River. This area offers natural beauty as well as things to do. Those spending time in Laurel enjoy checking out National...

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  • Shanti Home III

    6406 Old Sandy Spring Rd, Laurel, MD 20707
    (4)
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    Shanti Home III Shanti Home III is located in Laurel, MD in Prince George's County. Our residential care home is here for you and ready to provide you with the help that you need in a location that is beautiful and special. Laurel is set on the Patuxent River, and it provides residents and guests...

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  • Morningstar

    13311 Santa Anita Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
    (2)
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    Morningstar is a residential care home located in Sparks, Nevada, dedicated to creation of an ideal home, the care home is a place where you can be totally carefree. It is easily accessible given the good transportation network. Nevada is always a buzz of activities and you will never miss something...

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  • Riderville

    13205 Clarington Court, Laurel, MD 20708
    (3)
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    Riderville is a residential care home located in Laurel, MD, which serves Prince George's County. Laurel is located hAssisted Living way between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, so it gives visiting relatives and friends plenty of entertainment options in either direction. The town itself is very...

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  • St. Teresa's Residence

    11805 Basswood Drive, Laurel, MD 20708
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    St. Teresa's Residence is located in Laurel, MD in Prince George's County. This residential care home provides you with the care that you need in an area that is quiet and beautiful. Those who spend time in Laurel enjoy all that is offered there including the area's natural beauty and the...

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  • Cosze Health

    15709 Bradford Dr, Laurel, MD 20707
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  • Sunny Shores

    11607 Admiral Ct, Laurel, MD 20708
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  • Arbor Terrace Fulton

    Arbor Terrace Fulton

    11584 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759
    (1)
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    Arbor Terrace Fulton looks at senior living differently. That’s because we believe no matter where you are in life, you deserve to pursue your passions, maintain meaningful relationships, and live every day to its fullest. With our state-of-the-art senior living and memory care community designed...

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  • Amazing Care I

    Amazing Care I

    15721 Allnutt Ln, Burtonsville, MD 20866
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    The facility is on a two plus acre property. This gives the residence the opportunity to be amidst nature which is vital for a healthy body and sound mind. The two plus acres takes your mind off the aches and pains of life, the stress and pressure of life. The two plus acres assists you to take a...

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  • Summerwood Garden Assisted Living

    12705 Summerwood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (1)
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    We offer a wellness program that blends medical and social models. We enhance the life of our residents by providing wellness programs, a variety of activities, socialization and personal care services. We specialize in the care of residents with diabetes and Alzheimer's as well as other types of...

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  • Total Assisted Living Home

    Total Assisted Living Home

    12026 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759
    (4)
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    Newly Renovated and Affordable at its best!!!     It is our policy to admit and provide care for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, handicap, age, sex, marital status, religion or sexual preference. Eligibility for admission is based on Physician's recommendation...

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  • Atrium Active Home

    Atrium Active Home

    2701 Martello Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (9)
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    >The Atrium Active Home is located in Silver Springs, Maryland and is designed to give seniors the ability to live a comfortable, independent life, all without having to worry about the staff or individuals working on site. The assisted living and personal care services offered by Atrium Active...

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  • Agape Assisted Living Home

    Agape Assisted Living Home

    12404 Tampico Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    Owned and operated by a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in rehabilitation care. Our home was created according to the vision of a geriatric nurse who wanted to combine the best aspects of small homes and large facilites: the loving personal attention and nurturing of a small home...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Columbia

    Brighton Gardens of Columbia

    7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045
    (34)
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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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  • 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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  • Atrium Stonecrest Home

    Atrium Stonecrest Home

    2305 Falling Creek Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (1)
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    Atrium Stonecrest Home is located in a beautiful treelined neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland. It offers assisted living to only eight residents at a time; such individual care is unprecedented in the industry. With a licensed and professional staff, including a physician and registered nurse,...

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  • Clarksville Assisted Living

    Clarksville Assisted Living

    7246 Guilford Road, Clarksville, MD 21029
    (5)
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    We are passionately committed to making a difference in people's lives by offering high quality and supportive services for our seniors in a loving environment. We help them maintain their independence and exercise choice as they live a stress-fee life. Our staff has more than 15 years of experience...

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  • Sunrise of Columbia

    Sunrise of Columbia

    6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044
    (27)
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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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  • Harmony Hall

    Harmony Hall

    6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
    (14)
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    Harmony Hall has been a landmark in Howard County for over a quarter of a century. With a focus on quality care, socialization, and independence, our philosophy encourages our residents to age in place. Our visionary, diverse campus offers access to 24/7 nursing and caregiving support, on-site...

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  • Wellness Touch Care

    Wellness Touch Care

    15911 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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    We are unique at Wellness Touch Care because we appreciate our resident in a special way - acknowledging our senior adults entering a new stage in their lives. Serving families in: Montgomery County, MD - Howard County, MD - Frederick County, MD - Prince George's County, MD - Fairfax County, VA ...

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  • Embrasse Moi Assisted Living

    Embrasse Moi Assisted Living

    1701 Maydale Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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    What is unique about our community is the fact that it is owned and operated by a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience in senior care. Improving and maintaining mobility is our specialty. If your loved one has declined in walking, standing, getting out of bed, or other activities of...

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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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  • 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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  • Montgomery Eldercare at Beaumont

    Montgomery Eldercare at Beaumont

    517 Beaumont Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    Our mission is to promote independence and dignity for residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. This commitment is reflected in the design of our community, and through the specialized program of care we provide. Our community is built on a foundation of dedication and deep...

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  • Hands & Hearts Assisted Living Silver Springs

    Hands & Hearts Assisted Living Silver Springs

    12501 Summer Wood Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    HANDS&HEART assisted living silver spring Community we are devoted to meeting the unique needs of each resident through a variety of senior care living options AT HANDS & HEART silver spring ALLOWS SENIORS TO REMAIN INDEPENDENT IN A PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED AND CAREFULLY DESIGNED COMMUNITY SETTING....

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  • Montgomery Eldercare at Eastway

    Montgomery Eldercare at Eastway

    15016 Eastway Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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    2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD AS RATED BY FAMILIES. WE HAVE BEEN RATED DEFICIENCY FREE BY THE STATE AND COUNTY INSPECTIONS.

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  • The Landing at Silver Spring

    The Landing at Silver Spring

    13908 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (1)
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    The Landing of Silver Spring offers assisted living and memory care services to meet a wide range of senior needs while always exceeding expectations. At The Landing of Silver Spring, you’ll find that our programs are a little more entertaining, our food is a little better, our staff is a little...

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  • April Bloom Assisted Living

    April Bloom Assisted Living

    5037 Durham East, Columbia, MD 21044
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    April Bloom Assisted Living is conveniently located in central Howard County, MD in the quiet, upscale Beaverbrook community. We provide affordable quality sheltered senior care in an assisted living environment with qualified staff 24/7, offering stimulating activities. The accommodating meals...

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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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  • 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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  • Bryant Woods Manor

    Bryant Woods Manor

    10461 Waterfowl Terrrace, Columbia, MD 21044
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    Bryant Woods Assisted Living offers short & long term care to residents living in the Columbia Maryland and Baltimore, DC Maryland Metro area. We provide a loving home environment with 24-hour care for one affordable monthly rate. We respect the dignity of our residents and strive to provide ongoing...

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  • HeartHomes at Piney Orchard

    HeartHomes at Piney Orchard

    8735 Piney Orchard Pkwy, Odenton, MD 21113
    (11)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Holiday Care Services, Inc

    Holiday Care Services, Inc

    8102 River Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715
    (1)
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    Holiday care Services is a locally owned assisted facility located in the peaceful and vibrate neighborhood of Bowie, Maryland. This beautifully decorated assisted living home has the capacity to comfortably accommodate five residents. All of the home features allow residents to easily move or be...

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  • Good Samaritan Assisted Living

    Good Samaritan Assisted Living

    707 Kerwin Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (4)
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    Good Samaritan Assisted Living is located in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The comprehensive service and amenities are specially designed to promote well-being and personal satisfaction in all areas of a resident's life: physical, emotional, social and recreational.  This approach to service...

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  • Morningside House of Ellicott City

    Morningside House of Ellicott City

    5330 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (19)
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    Morningside House is a leading Assisted Living & Alzheimer's care provider proudly serving seniors and their families in our Baltimore/Washington area residences. Our communities offer the perfect mix of personal care and hospitality tailored to meet the individual needs of our residents. Our...

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  • An An Assisted Living

    An An Assisted Living

    2612 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (4)
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    Welcome to An-An Assisted Living! We are located at 2612 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906. Our mission is to provide high quality, safe, and personal care towards our beloved residents. In An-An’s community, we will live together, fight illnesses together and enjoy our lives together. Our...

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  • Caring Well at Aquarius

    Caring Well at Aquarius

    3016 Aquaris Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    CARING WELL AT AQUARIUS Where we provide you the care, security, comfort, and close affinity you're looking for. Owned and managed by Carolyn Pasking, Caring Well has been serving the Silver Spring community for over 10 years! Nurse Carolyn offers 20+ years of nursing experience. Having served as a...

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  • Silver Spring Assisted Living

    Silver Spring Assisted Living

    13828 Bethpage Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    At Silver Spring Assisted Living, great care begins with attention. Our stair-free residence accommodates 5 residents in 3 private rooms, 1 companion/shared room for 2, in a delightful dining setting, an expanded living/activity room, a long with a compassionate staff. We provide care that to...

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  • Bright Side Assisted Living

    Bright Side Assisted Living

    2804 Blazer Court, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    Bright Side is a level III provider managed by a Registered Nurse. Our facility is in a quiet and peaceful cul-de-sac in Silver Spring, Maryland and is conveniently located 1.5 miles away from MD-200 Exit 10- Layhill Rd. We created a safe, relaxing, pleasant, and comfortable home-environment for...

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  • Miracle Hands Care Services Assisted Living

    Miracle Hands Care Services Assisted Living

    5705 Misty Drive, Lanham, MD 20706
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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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  • Shangri-La

    4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (23)
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    Set in a beautiful 2 acre green estate in Ellicott City, Shangri-La was designed for the ultimate living experience. Our 45 apartment community provides residents with the finest services and amenities in a family-oriented, supportive environment. Our care staff is compassionate, friendly, and...

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  • Morningside House of Friendship

    Morningside House of Friendship

    7548 Old Telegraph Road, Hanover, MD 21076
    (37)
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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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  • Brookdale Olney

    Brookdale Olney

    2611 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832
    (43)
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    Join us at our upscale assisted living community also offering Alzheimer’s and dementia care services in charming Olney, Md., just 20 miles from our nation’s capital in a rural location surrounded by verdant trees. Your fine living includes well-appointed, cozy common areas, a spacious apartment,...

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Assisted Living in Laurel, MD

Laurel assisted living homes provide supervision, community-style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs). These communities promote independence among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. The median monthly cost of assisted living in Laurel is about $4,726 within the city proper. Meanwhile, the median cost in the state of Maryland is around $4,673. Seniors who desire an independent setting, but also a strong support system and the comfort of some daily assistance, would adjust well to assisted living in Laurel.

Cost of Living in Laurel, MD

Located halfway between Washington and Baltimore, Laurel’s cost of living is significantly pricier than many other cities. However, compared to the rest of the state, Laurel’s cost could be considered reasonable. The city does not make the list of the most expensive cities in Maryland. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
139 105 $1,792 22.7% spend over 30% of their income on rent $239,627 $72,726 The top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $5 million. The top inheritance tax rate is 10% with no exemption threshold.

Local Medical Providers

The Laurel region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Peninsula Regional Health System - This 289-bed facility holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare services. The hospital has been specifically recognized for joint care and primary stroke treatment.
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center - With 385 beds, this hospital’s specialties include cancer care, vascular treatment, and mental health services. It also has an Institute of Healthy Aging (IHA), which empowers seniors to implement their best health practices. Physicians collaborate with seniors to design preventative care plans, assist with mobility needs, and find support for those struggling with serious illnesses.
  • Medstar Union Memorial Hospital - This 192-bed hospital is often ranked among the best medical facilities in the nation. Specific accolades recognize the health center’s treatment programs for cardiology, strokes, spine disorders, and orthopedics.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Laurel, MD is considered humid subtropical – residents can expect hot summers and mild winters. On average, the humidity level for Laurel is about 65%. This number often peaks in September at around 67% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 90°F (July) 62°F (July) 37°F 50°F (December) 25°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
44 (Good) 64 in July (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 6” (May) 13”

Demographics and Values

Laurel, MD leans heavily liberal politically. An overwhelming majority of the city’s residents have voted for Democratic candidates in the last five presidential elections. The region’s economy is led by industries such as healthcare, public administration, and technology. Top employers include ASRC Federal, Laurel Regional Hospital, and Coastal Sunbelt Produce.

Laurel, MD demographics indicate that Black residents make up the largest racial group in the city. Many Black entrepreneurs contribute to the city’s thriving small business scene. The city celebrates contributions of the community through The African Art Museum of Maryland, which exhibits African culture, history, and works of art. The museum regularly hosts socials, jazz concerts, and other events. Laurel, MD also recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Prince George County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
88.13% 8.4% 3.46%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
9,331,587 25,906 2,077 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of 0.28% since 2010

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
35 20% 9% 3% 2%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
21% 43% 18%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
7.1% 51.0% 15.9% 0.4% 0.0% 23.6% 3.7%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
1,044 36 6

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 78% 8% 8% 4% 7%

Laurel is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the LGBTQ+ community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry. The city has an active and exciting LGBTQ-bar scene, as well as a pride parade. Despite Laurel’s accepting attitude toward the LGBTQ+ community, most area groups and organizations meet in bigger nearby cities, like Baltimore and D.C. However, it’s only a 30-minute commute from this affirming suburb to these two LGBTQ+ hubs.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Entertainment in Laurel pales in comparison to larger surrounding cities, but the prominent suburb still has plenty to offer in the way of history and nature. Laurel was the first city to dedicate a museum to national intelligence and security, the National Cryptologic Museum. The institution sheds light on machines, techniques, and discoveries often unknown to the general public. The Laurel Historical Society, housed in a restored 19th-century home, promotes the city’s history through exhibits and events. Admission is free.

Laurel, MD has 19 park sites, including a state park – Scott’s Cove Recreation Area. Hikers, fishers, birdwatchers, and general wildlife enthusiasts will appreciate the city’s many lakes and well-preserved, natural terrain.

Transportation

Often designated as a commuter city, Laurel, MD residents can easily access reliable and wide-spanning public transportation services. The city has a bus and train system, each with several regular routes running every day of the week. The area bus system, Metrobus, which serves cities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, is the sixth most-utilized bus system in the country, serving 11,500 bus stops. Three programs – MetroAccess, Call-a-Cab, and Call-a-Bus – offer direct, door-to-door transit services for seniors and people with disabilities. Seniors, disabled people, and Medicare card-holders are also offered reduced fares for city transportation services.

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