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As you begin your search for the best assisted living facility for your loved one in Silver Spring, MD, you are likely to have a series of questions. How much does assisted living cost? What is the best way to pay for it? How do I know I am helping my loved one find the best place for his or her needs? Our goal at A Place for Mom is to provide you with helpful information for your search.

Silver Spring is named for a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840. The community borders Washington, D.C. and has a population of about 80,000. Among other things, the area is known for its lively mix of festivals that celebrate music, film and ethnic heritage.

A Place for Mom partners with over 50 assisted living centers in our network in Silver Spring. As the nation’s largest free senior care referral service, we are committed to helping you in your search for a facility for your family member.

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Senior housing types near Silver Spring, MD

  • Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    Sunrise of Chevy Chase

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Silver Spring

    Sunrise of Silver Spring

    11621 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (33)
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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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  • Dulce Hogar

    Dulce Hogar

    11814 Pittson Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    Our community, Dulce Hogar, is designed as a friendly home environment for your loved ones. We are located in the Holiday Park section of Silver Spring MD, near the senior center. Our caring staff provides three delicious and nutritious meals daily as well as snacks between meals, plus laundry,...

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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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  • 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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  • The Landing at Silver Spring

    The Landing at Silver Spring

    13908 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • The Angels Garden

    The Angels Garden

    14017 Breeze Hill Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Angels Garden are small private Assisted Living Residences uniquely able to deal with the special needs of seniors, or individuals with physical impairments.The homes are owned and operated by an experienced registered nurse. The staff is carefully chosen for their professional abilities...

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  • Atrium Stonecrest Home

    Atrium Stonecrest Home

    2305 Falling Creek Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • AlfredHouse II

    AlfredHouse II

    4 Broomall Ct, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Since 1992, AlfredHouse ElderCare has been providing a nurturing environment to its residents. The eight beautiful facilities are nestled in the Rockville and Silver Spring areas.  Not only are there daily activities for the residents to enjoy, but also scheduled outings to theater performances,...

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  • Avonlea Ridge Assisted Living

    Avonlea Ridge Assisted Living

    13206 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (6)
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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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  • Bright Side Assisted Living

    Bright Side Assisted Living

    2804 Blazer Court, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • An An Assisted Living

    An An Assisted Living

    2612 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Summerwood Garden Assisted Living

    12705 Summerwood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Aspenwood Senior Living Community

    Aspenwood Senior Living Community

    14400 Homecrest Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Aspenwood Senior Living Community, a Five Star Senior Living community! Well-established in Montgomery County since 1989, this neighborhood setting is convenient to shopping and medical services. Our Independent and Assisted Living apartments are not part of a high rise, further fostering...

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  • Atrium Active Home

    Atrium Active Home

    2701 Martello Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    >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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  • Montgomery Eldercare at Eastway

    Montgomery Eldercare at Eastway

    15016 Eastway Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD AS RATED BY FAMILIES. WE HAVE BEEN RATED DEFICIENCY FREE BY THE STATE AND COUNTY INSPECTIONS.

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  • Embrasse Moi Assisted Living

    Embrasse Moi Assisted Living

    1701 Maydale Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Bedford Court

    Bedford Court

    3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (38)
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    Bedford Court is a vibrant, independent full-service community 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 and service. The community is ideal for seniors who desire...

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  • Wellness Touch Care

    Wellness Touch Care

    15911 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Jeya Assisted Living Facility

    307 East University Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Jeya Assisted Living Facility is located in Silver Spring, MD, which serves Montgomery County. This residential care home is situated in the fourth most populated region of Maryland. This area of the state is a beautiful place to live and while the city itself is smaller than some, it is near enough...

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  • J'Rose Assisted Living Facility I

    808 E Franklin Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    J'Rose Assisted Living Facility I is a residential care home located in the tranquil Silver Spring City, MD in Montgomery County. Our picturesque community is located in a clean, safe, friendly, and upscale neighborhood. We are short distance from the main road. Our community strives to offer...

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  • Apple Blossoms Assisted Living

    1013 Cresthaven Drive Always call after sending re, Silver Spring, MD 20903
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Apple Blossoms Assisted Living is a place where seniors can enjoy their golden years in a quiet neighborhood with no signs of an institutional complex. We believe you family should be treated like our family and work hard to make every resident feel like a member...

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  • Bliss Villa Elder Care II

    1025 Cresthaven Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20903
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Bliss Villa Elder Care II is a residential care home that resides in Montgomery County in the wonderful city of Silver Spring, MD. This area is known for its scenery and great activities that are available to its residents. For the seniors that are looking for a bit of retail therapy, they will be...

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  • Advantage Assisted Living

    12508 Eastbourne Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Advantage Assisted Living is a senior care home that is located in the unincorporated city of Silver Spring, MD and in Montgomery county. Silver Spring is local to the large green parks of Forest Glen Park and Rock Creek Park. The group home setting is just a short walk to the King Recreational Park...

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  • Bliss Villa Elder Care I

    1105 Eastbourne Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (2)
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    As a premier senior care home in Silver Springs, Montgomery County, MD, Bliss Villa Elder Care I is renowned for providing first class intermediate assistance for the seniors in, Bethesda, Barnesville, Beallsville, Brookeville, Boyd's, and Chevy Chase. The serene home group setting will also allow...

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  • La Famila III

    1210 Downs Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    La Famila III is a senior living community providing Alzheimer's and Assisted Living care in Silver Spring, MD. If you have been looking for a friendly senior care facility for your loved one in the 20904 zip code, look no further. We are conveniently located a short distance from Holy Cross...

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  • Quality Springs Assisted Living

    13200 Locksley Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Ideally located in Maryland's Montgomery County, the unincorporated community of Silver Spring is home to residential care home Quality Springs Assisted Living. Silver Springs has a population of 76,000 people and is within easy driving distance to Washington, D.C. Silver Spring boasts a variety of...

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  • Clifton Woods

    13408 Clifton Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In 1995, we started Cedar Creek because we saw a big gap in assisted living choices for people with dementia. We strongly believe people with memory loss feel safer and more secure in small homes like the ones they've lived in all their lives. At our homes in Montgomery County, our residents live...

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  • Rejuvenation

    13201 Partridge Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Rejuvenation Rejuvenation is located in Silver Spring, MD and serves Montgomery County. This residential care home lies within an old city with access to major businesses. It is a peaceful, tranquil city to live in, but it also holds an enviable shopping district and plenty of other entertainment...

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  • Sylva Villas Assisted Living Facility

    2816 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Sylva Villas Assisted Living Facility is located in Silver Spring, MD in Montgomery County. Our residential care home provides you with support in an area that is beautiful and great to call home. Those who spend time as guests of Silver Spring and those who choose to make the area their own...

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  • Layhill Manor

    2845 Blue Spruce Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (4)
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    Layhill Manor Layhill Manor is located in Silver Spring, MD in Montgomery County. This residential care home provides the assistance that you are seeking in an area that is beautiful and great to call home. Those who spend time in Silver Spring as guests or as residents appreciate all that it has to...

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  • Jeya Assisted Living

    13104 Bellevue Street, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Some decisions are harder than others, when it comes to the decision as to what you should do for an aging parent, grandparent or sibling it is never easy. At Jeya's Assisted Living Facility, you can feel confident that your loved one will be well taken care of. Jeya's Assisted Living Facility is...

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  • J'Rose Assisted Living Facility II

    14109 Burning Bush Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The J'Rose Assisted Living Facility II is a senior care home located in Montgomery County in Silver Spring MD. This area is known for its natural beauty and the inviting atmosphere it has to offer. In the Silver Spring area, you will be able to find a variety of things to do, such as going to the...

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  • Homecrest Assisted Living

    2857 Cairncross Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Homecrest Assisted Living is one of Springfield, Maryland prominent assisted living facility. We pride ourselves on caring for your loved one as if they were one of our own family members. The care our patients is our number one priority. Our staff is highly trained to care for your loved one with...

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  • Clayton Comfort Care

    2500 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Clayton Comfort Care offers top of the line senior care services, as dedicated and professional staff is trained and equipped to care for senior citizens who can manage in an independent living situation, as well as those who are in need of assisted living care. The facility also specializes in...

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  • Senior Healthcare, Inc. - Trudie's Home

    428 Northwest Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901
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  • Nu-Life Assisted Living

    12810 Teaberry, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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  • The Angels Garden #3

    3200 Bustleton Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20606
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  • Montgomery Eldercare at Orchard

    1106 Orchard Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (2)
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  • Dynamic Nurturing Services

    14421 Gunstock Court, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Kensington Park Senior Living

    Kensington Park Senior Living

    3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Maple Heights Senior Living

    Maple Heights Senior Living

    5100 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
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    At Maple Heights Senior Living, you will find it’s all about choice. Whether you are in search of a more independent lifestyle with a variety of optional services, or a full complement of Assisted Living, Maple Heights will offer the best of both worlds within our community. Not only will we provide...

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  • Ingleside at Rock Creek

    Ingleside at Rock Creek

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

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  • Chevy Chase House

    Chevy Chase House

    5420 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (1)
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    Experience luxury at Meridian Senior Living’s newly remodeled Chevy Chase House, the place where assisted living meets the style and comfort of a contemporary residence in the heart of Washington, DC. The Chevy Chase House was thoughtfully redesigned by an award-winning design firm to incorporate...

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Assisted Living in Silver Spring

What Is Assisted Living?

When a person can no longer perform many of the activities of daily living, such as bathing, toileting, moving from place to place and dressing, he or she often seeks out assisted living. This long-term care option provides more assistance than would be found in an independent living center. There is typically a staff of workers who cook meals, check in on residents, take care of maintenance and perform other functions to make life more enjoyable for the residents.

Meals are provided for all residents, usually in a pleasant setting where people can talk and relax. The dining atmosphere is restaurant style and often offers a choice of food options at each meal. In most facilities, a mix of activities is offered to residents, such as gardening, trivia games, exercise programs and movie nights. At some facilities, complimentary transportation is provided for social outings and for medical visits.

There are many senior living options in the U.S. According to the National Investment Center’s Investment guide, there are more than 6300 assisted living communities located throughout the nation. These communities are a part of nearly every city and town in the U.S. and Canada. They are overseen by the states, which set standards for licensing and typically conduct inspections every one to two years.

What Is Senior Living Like in Silver Spring?

Silver Spring is an urban area, located just a few miles from Washington D.C. It is the home to several large music festivals, with the Silver Spring Jazz festival held in September attracting top talent. A large film festival is held each June and features activities and showings of new documentaries. Other attractions in the town include the following:

  • Wheaton Regional Park
  • AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center
  • Silver Spring Civic Center
  • Sligo Creek Park

Each facility will have a different mix of activities, lodging choices, level of care capabilities, staffing and atmosphere. In some centers, your loved one may be able to bring a pet such as a small dog or a cat. Each community has its own policies, so it’s something to look into.

What Services Are Available

As a community, assisted living facilities offer a mix of services to residents. This may include an on-site beautician, a visiting podiatrist or a complimentary computer. Some of the most commonly offered services include the following:

  • Cable television
  • Indoor and outdoor common areas
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Resident parking
  • Transportation for grocery shopping
  • Check-ins on residents

To make sure the facility you are interested in has the right mix of services, be sure to contact them directly. A Senior Living Advisor with A Place for Mom can help you with contact information for individual centers.

Assisted Living Inspection and Ratings in Silver Spring

Assisted living communities are not regulated by the federal government, so you must contact the state licensing agency to learn about the standards for senior living. Maryland provides a lot of information to aid consumers in their search of senior living options. It is one of only a few states that list the pricing of assisted living communities online. Here is some more information about Maryland licensing standards:

  • Its website for researching assisted living centers is easy to use
  • Information on facilities with less than 10 residents are not available online
  • Maryland’s Guide to Consumer Long Term Care has a listing of providor information
  • Inspections are required every 15 months

The state also updates its information frequently, so consumers should feel reasonably confident they are getting current information. The state also posts surveys, violations, complaints and inspection results online and this information is usually updated every 90 days.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Silver Spring?

The cost of an assisted living facility can be an important factor for most families. Expenses vary from facility to facility, from state to state, and from location to location. A Place for Mom has put together a Senior Living Cost Index Tool which used information from families moving into senior living between 2012 and 2018. This interactive tool, free of charge, enables families to see the base costs of a stay in an area they are interested in. The cost planner provides information on monthly costs in the following areas:

  • Senior apartments
  • Independent living
  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

It also provides information on state averages for each category. Using this tool it’s easy to see that Silver Spring expenses are just a little above average for Maryland. The basic monthly rate for Silver Spring is $4,530, just $54 above the state average. Independent living comes in at $3,014 a month, while memory care comes in at $5,981 a month. Memory care is a higher level of care since residents may not be able to care for themselves and require more assistance from staff as well as more medical attention.

What to Look For When Touring Assisted Living Facilities

One important part of your search for the right facility will be a tour of at least one senior community, and possibly several. When you think you have found a facility that may be right for your loved one you should schedule a visit. Make sure to prepare for the visit and do your research. You should spend at least a couple of hours at the visit, ask lots of questions and meet with the building manager or executive team.

Here are some questions to keep in mind as you visit a facility. Do you like the overall appearance of the facility? Did you receive a warm greeting from the staff? Do the residents seem happy and do they socialize with one another? Do the staff members behave in a professional manner? Is the building clean and uncluttered and does it appear safe for your loved one? Is there medical staff available?

It’s a good idea to eat a meal at the facility and to spend time watching a social activity. You will also want to ask a lot of questions. Here are some sample questions to ask to gain specific information.

  • What is your staff-to-resident ratio?
  • Is there a nurse on staff 24/7?
  • What types of rooms are available?
  • What is the cost breakdown of a stay?
  • Is there a wait list for the facility?
  • What additional services are available if the needs of a resident change?

It is not uncommon to tour several assisted living facilities to find the right one. If possible, bring other family members and your loved on the tour. A Place for Mom Advisor can help you in setting up your tours. They can also offer tips on getting the most out of your visits.

What Are ADLs and IADLs

Becoming familiar with some of the terminology of senior living can be a help to you and your family member. The terms Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living are valuable terms for describing the overall health and functional status of seniors. Just as importantly, they are an assessment tool for both family members and healthcare professionals to help decide if a move into an assisted living center is appropriate.

ADLs include six skills needed to live an independent life. These skills are as follows:

  1. The ability to bathe and shower
  2. The complete control of bowel and bladder functions
  3. The ability to dress oneself in appropriate clothing
  4. The facility to move from place to place and get in and out of bed and chairs
  5. The ability to feed oneself
  6. The ability to get on and off the toilet and clean oneself adequately

When a person has trouble with these basic skills, it may be time to consider an assisted living arrangement. IADLs refer to more complex activities. These activities include cleaning and housekeeping, managing money, preparing meals, shopping and driving. They are a good indication of a person’s overall health and mental capability. Both the impairment of ADLs and IADLs can represent a decline in a person’s overall health.

How Can I Afford/Pay for Assisted Living?

While some families have the financial resources to pay for long-term care, others find this a challenging issue. It’s important to understand that several resources exist to help you and your loved one in paying for an assisted living stay. Also, when compared to home health care, a nursing home stay or even maintaining a home, assisted living expenses may be more reasonable than many people think.

There are a number of steps you can take to beat the high cost of assisted living. First, do some research and learn about the costs in your area. Second, be careful about your choice, as moving in and out of facilities can be expensive. Third, consider a location that may be less expensive. Fourth, try to reduce the level of care needed.

As for financial resources, many families use several income streams to pay for a stay. These sources include the following:

  • Long-term care insurance
  • Income from pensions, social security and savings
  • Home equity
  • Life insurance policy payouts
  • Benefits from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
  • Family resources

A Place for Mom can be helpful in learning where costs are lowest for assisted living in your geographical area. This can be part of an effective strategy for providing peace of mind for families.

How Do I Make the Right Choice?

You want to make the best choice for your loved one and A Place for Mom can help you in several ways. You have access to one of our Senior Living Advisors, a valuable resource to help you learn about facilities in your area. They can provide contact information and help you schedule a tour of a promising center. Our services are always free of charge to you.

For support in making the right choice, contact A Place for Mom today. You will get a dedicated advisor and a hand-picked list of communities to match your needs.