The state of Maryland falls in the middle of the country’s Northeast, Southern, and Midwestern regions, and its culture combines elements of them all. This is part of why Maryland earned the nickname “America in Miniature.” With the Appalachian Mountains passing through the far western part of the state, and the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coastlines in the east, Maryland’s geographical features give residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities — even in a small state. Annapolis and Baltimore are also home to many historic Colonial sites, and Washington, D.C. sits on Maryland’s southern border. Maryland is a transition state in several ways, which helps make it an attractive retirement destination.
Currently, Maryland has more than 30 home care agencies that provide home health aides for seniors who live alone at home. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of home care services in Maryland to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.
The median monthly cost of home care in Maryland is about $4,600, according to Genworth.
Each state regulates senior living care differently. Because home care providers offer similar services to assisted living, states may regulate home care within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Maryland.
In Maryland, home care — or in-home care — is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.
Overall, the cost of living in Maryland is considered to be less affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
About 16% of Maryland’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Maryland leaned liberal.
Because of elevation changes and surrounding bodies of water, Maryland’s climate varies depending on the area of the state. Overall, the state has four distinct seasons including warm summers and cold winters. In the far western, more mountainous Allegheny region of the state, the climate is classified as humid continental, which means temperatures are slightly lower throughout the year. The climate in the middle region of the state is slightly warmer with an oceanic climate. In the humid subtropical climate of Maryland’s eastern region, which borders Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, temperatures and humidity are higher than the rest of the state.