Grand Oaks

5901 MacArthur Boulevard Northwest, Washington, DC 20016

About the community

Grand Oaks is located on the campus of Sibley Memorial Hospital. It is close to Georgetown, Bethesda and just minutes from the Potomac River and the Virginia Suburbs.

Our residents feel inspired in their spacious, light filled apartments, dine in elegance with delicious meals and remain active with weekly exercise classes and fun-filled outings.

At Grand Oaks, our well-educated staff, supported by the Johns Hopkins Care Clinic, will provide personalized care if additional assistance is needed. Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day and many resources of Sibley Memorial Hospital are close at hand.

At Grand Oaks, freedom from everyday tasks enables you to enjoy life to the fullest.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at Grand Oaks

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Movie or theater room


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi

Reviews of Grand Oaks


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September 16, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Highly recommend!

Grand Oaks is a little more expensive, but this community is absolutely excellent. The care services they provided were outstanding. Our loved one didn't always participate in the activities, but they had bingo and movie nights. There was always something the residents could do. The food at this community was excellent, our family really loved eating there and would get excited to go visit. If someone asked, we would absolutely recommend this community.

July 22, 2019
ALRFamilyMember - Loved one of resident/client
Beware of Grand Oaks in DC -- the beauty is only skin deep

Over five years at Grand Oaks has been acceptable only because of so many warm and wonderful residents. Management is insensitive, lies, breaks the law, discriminates, and seems to only care about making a big profit at the expense of the residents. The Sibley enabler for the avoid spending to make profits has been very public about the 30% profits for this "not-for-profit" ALR. [removed] Read the annual Department of Health Licensure Surveys and get the real story on medication errors, vermin, bugs, and more at [removed] for Grand Oaks - and all other DC ALRs. At Grand Oaks proves that beauty may only be skin deep.

July 22, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Great location; lovely facilities; proximate connection with [name removed] is helpful; pricey option make it unattainable for those on a budget.

February 18, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Insincere, Unresponsive, Lying, Cheating - Great Food.

This is a beautiful building located in a lovely neighborhood, however everything about this place is about $$$. Pricing starts with $10,000/month and they negotiate downwards depending on who you know. The staff are unresponsive and will say anything to get you to sign a contract and then leave you until family arrives at which time, they will put on a beautiful show. Insincere, unresponsive, lying, cheating, staff. On the plus side, the food is great and the apartments are nice.

July 16, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

We found my relative on the floor, alone for who knows how long, after a fall. What would have happened if we didn't live nearby and check on her?

January 5, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
One of my top choices!!

This community was one of my top choices out of all the different tours we had taken. All of the staff where very welcoming and kind to my loved one and I during our visit. I liked the wide floor plan they had and how open everything was in the building. i would recommend this place to anyone looking into retirement for there loved one.

June 7, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

Moved my husband here recently. They have been so wonderful and helpful. Thank you.

June 3, 2016
DAVID - Resident/client

During my three month respite stay at Grand Oaks, I was treated with respect; genuine care for my well-being and my complete recovery; and warmth and friendliness that was sincere and very much appreciated by me. The Grand Oaks staff was, without exception, courteous and willing to help when I needed it. From nursing to physical therapy; recreational activities; restaurant and maintenance employees and all administrative personnel, the competence and service were of the highest levels and I now consider many of the people I met during my three month stay as friends. The surroundings at Grand Oaks are first rate, The apartments are well laid out and furnished. I was particularly impressed with the cleanliness of facilities across the board, from private accommodations to all common areas. In fact, the public spaces--with comfy wing chairs and sofas to a roaring fireplace--made me feel more like I was at a first-class lodge in Williamsburg than a senior living residence in the Washington metro area. And the food at every meal, beginning with a hearty breakfast to a balanced and carefully prepared dinner ( with a myriad choices at all three meals! ) was delicious and truly "first class"--I'm living proof of that. . .I put on more than twenty pounds during my three month respite stay. I've already been back a few times to visit my friends, both staff and residents, and I will give Grand Oaks my highest personal recommendation. And if I ever have the need for short term care or long-term recovery, I wouldn't hesitate to consider Grand Oaks as my first resource of choice. David Washington, D.C.

June 3, 2016
Thomas - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Excellent care and wonderful facility

My father relocated to DC ( from NJ) in October 2014. He has resided there continuously since then. Previously, he was in an independent care facility with private duty 18 hours a day. He hated having someone sitting there with him all day. His experience at Grand Oaks has been wonderful. The staff are friendly, helpful, responsive and caring. My father requires assistance with all ADLs - except feeding. He is the highest level of care. The cost is much less than he paid for the private duty and he loves both the privacy and the socialization. He engages in many of the activities and enjoys the dining room. I visit at least three times a week - sometimes when the staff are not expecting me. At all times, he has been clean, comfortable and often engages in activities. As with any facility, there have been some small concerns and all of these were resolved quickly and effortlessly in a day or two. I have found both Laurie and Diane to be thoughtful, helpful and responsive. It may seem like this review is "too good to be true" but I am a primary care physician and I know that my father has received wonderful care. He has had multiple strokes and speech is difficult but he is always listened to and treated with the greatest respect. His apartment is bright, clean and fully ADA accessible. From our family's perspective - Grand Oaks is a real value - in terms of care, comfort, personal service, activities and simply providing a caring safe environment for my father . Thomas

April 9, 2016
Dr. Gregory F. T. Winn - Resident/client
Grand Oaks Review

I am pleased to take this opportunity to write an enthusiastic letter of endorsement based on my experience at Grand Oaks. While my stay has not been lengthy (two months between surgical operations) it has given me sufficient time to know that this is an excellent facility of the highest quality. They have been there for me during trying times including helping me with urgent assistance as I had several relapses which required my short term re-hospitalization. I don't know how they do it, but everyone on the staff knew who I was from the first day. The facilities are clean and upscale, the nursing and support staff on top of their game, and all of the support personnel including the dining room staff supportive and cheerful. I do not know if some day I shall return here for the long haul, but I am sure that would not be a mistake. Thank you Grand Oaks for a job well done!

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