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About 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.

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About 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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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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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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About 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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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Residential care homes in Washington may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Washington care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Washington, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

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Always Caring

9534 Angelina Circle, Columbia, MD 21045

4.0
(6 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Always caring is a residential care home located in the beautiful city of Columbia Maryland, in County. The community is located in close proximity to high ranking health care providers such as the Howard County General Hospital. Our close collaboration with this hospital is re-assuring to...

Augustine Palm House Assisted Living

5756 Augustine Ave., Elkridge, MD 21075

5.0
(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Located in the historic portion of Elkridge, Augustine Palm House Assisted Living is a well built, cozy home on a quiet street. Our thoughtfully selected room designs and amenities render a homely environment that is therapeutic and resident focused. Opened in 2019, we are a level 3 licensed...

Glory House Assisted Living

4404 Maine Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207

3.3
(4 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Advantage Assisted Living

12508 Eastbourne Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20904

3.8
(6 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

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...

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Assisted Living of Potomac

11901 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

3.8
(6 reviews)

Private, 1 Bed

Assisted Living of Potomac is a senior care home that is located in the affluent city of Potomac, MD and in Montgomery county. Potomac gets its name for its close location to the famous Potomac River. It is also home to Bear Island. The group home setting is just a short walk to Watts Branch Park...

April Bloom Assisted Living

5037 Durham East, Columbia, MD 21044

4.0
(4 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

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...

In Loving Hands

8402 Lucille Court, Fort Washington, MD 20744

3.5
(6 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio

At In Loving Hands Assisted Living Facility, our mission is to provide quality care in a home like environment. All residents will be treated with respect and dignity. When individuals can no longer live independently, we are an option to consider. We are able to assist with all levels of care....

Rockville Comfort Care, LLC

1920 Valley Stream Drive, Rockville, MD 20851

3.9
(4 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

New Life Assisted Living I

6901 Scarlet Oak Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075

4.3
(5 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio, 1 Bed

In the quiet unincorporated town of Elkridge, Maryland in Howard County is the New Life Assisted Living I residential care home. Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Baltimore, this rural community is surrounded by parks. To the northwest is Rockburn Branch Park and Belmont Manor and...

Avalon House of Hardwood Lane

1518 Hardwood Lane, McLean, VA 22101

4.3
(3 reviews)

Private, Studio

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...

Avalon House on Cawdor Court

8103 Cawdor Court, McLean, VA 22102

3.2
(5 reviews)

Private, Studio

Avalon House on Cawdor Court is a state of the art assisted living facility located in Mclean, Virginia. We are driven by our servant oriented policy to always have our residents as top priority. Not only do we strive to make our facility as accommodating as it should be, but we also want you to...

Cridge Home Care Assisted Living

3802 Viser Court, Bowie, MD 20715

4.1
(5 reviews)

1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Cridge Home Care Assisted Living is located in Bowie, MD in Prince George's County. This residential care home gives you the support that you need each day in an area that is a great place to call home. When you spend time in Bowie you will enjoy checking out Allen Pond Park and all that it...

Bryant Woods Manor Memory Care and Assisted Living

10461 Waterfowl Terrrace, Columbia, MD 21044

5.0
(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio

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...

Berkshire Hills Assisted Living

8023 McDonogh Place, Pikesville, MD 21208

5.0
(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

At Berkshire Hills Assisted Living Facility we offer our residents a modern facility in suites that are designed to bring the essence of home to a personal space.Our staff are trained, professional and passionate about the care and quality of living we provide.We believe in giving our residents...

Avalon House on Woodacre Drive

1505 Woodacre Drive, McLean, VA 22101

3.8
(4 reviews)

Private, 1 Bed

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...

Oak Street Retreat

6602 Oak Street, Cheverly, MD 20785

4.0
(5 reviews)

1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Oak Street Retreat is a quaint senior care home located in Cheverly, Maryland, which is in Prince George's County, conveniently located 1 mile from the Washington D.C. border. There are various parks and recreational areas in Cheverly, which was once mostly farmland. The annual Cheverly Day...

Riderville

13205 Clarington Court, Laurel, MD 20708

4.9
(4 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

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...

Springtime Home V

12506 Chalford Ln, Bowie, MD 20715

3.9
(5 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio

Springtime Home V is located in the beautiful and safe community of Bowie, Maryland. This assisted living facility provides help to the elderly who can no longer complete daily tasks on their own such as preparation of meals, bathing, or getting dressed. The staff will also take care of other...

Home Eldercare

10704 Orchard Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

3.8
(5 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

Home Elder Care is a residential care home located in the historic Fairfax, VA. Time travel in the city's guided walking tour hosted by the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. Collect a souvenir or two at the gift shop to commemorate your travels, and showcase it to family and friends while...

Springtime Home IV

804 Cypress Point Circle, Mitchellville, MD 20721

4.5
(4 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio

At Springtime Home IV, senior citizens looking for assisted living in Mitchellville, MD will find the highest level of Alzheimer's care offered in the state. Families and friends of elderly persons also will receive all the resources they need to help them understand how the aging brain works. We...

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Cost of care homes in Washington, DC

The average cost of senior living in Washington is $3,582 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Capitol Heights, MD with an average of $2,150 per month.

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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Learn more about other types of senior living in Washington, District of Columbia

Care Homes in Washington, DC

Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Washington, DC

The cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right residential care home in Washington, D.C. for you or your loved one.

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Cost of Living

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

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

Local Hospitals

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

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

Weather and Climate

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

Seasonal Temperatures

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

Air Quality

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

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

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

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

Demographics and Values

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

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

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

2016 Presidential Election in the District of Columbia

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

Population Statistics

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

Age

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

Highest Level of Education

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

Race & Ethnicity

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

Crime

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

Miscellaneous

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

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

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

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

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

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

Transportation

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

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Avalon House on Laburnum Street, Tender Care Group Home and J'Rose Assisted Living Facility I are the top rated care homes near Washington, District of Columbia. See full list of communities.

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