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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Washington nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Washington, DC may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Washington or another care type is right for you. Browse 106 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Washington.

We are also serving Nursing Homes facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Park View, Waterfront and Shaw.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Arlington, Alexandria or Park View.

Nursing Homes Facilities near Washington, DC

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Last Updated: 10/5/22
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The Charleston Senior Community (AZ) in Waldorf, MD
4.3

Everyone down there has been extremely helpful. Everyone is pleasant. The food is outstanding. They have a lot of activities. But the care is the most important thing. And everyone really takes care of my loved one, a heck of a lot better than I was able to do. They're doing a good job with the Covid situation, checking people in and being on top of everything. I would highly recommend them.

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Forest Hills of DC in Washington, DC
4.6

My sister has lived at Forest Hills in the Health Care Center for a while. Before the pandemic, they had wonderful activities as well as great nursing care. In the pandemic they have done an incredible job to keep everyone safe, to figure out ways to have safe activities and/or virtual or safe visitation zones (following CDC guidelines). The staff is working under challenging circumstances and they continue to be kind, patient and deliver high quality care. We are so very grateful my sister can live in such a great facility.

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Ingleside at King Farm, a CCRC in Rockville, MD
2.9

Overall my mothers happy. Communication was tough at the beginning but has gotten better. They set up covid shots for the residence and made that really easy. The community is neat and clean and the staff is very friendly. I would recommend this community to others.

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Forest Hills of DC

4901 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 | 4.4 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living

Inclusive Senior Living... Essential care and support for life Formerly known as the Methodist Home of DC, Forest Hills holds a tradition of excellence for over 125 years. Throughout our history, our focus has always been on people -- our residents and our staff who, together, make our community...

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4.2(10 reviews)

Forest Hills of DC is the Little Engine that Could. It is lovely because it is small and intimate and everyone knows each other. The staff works very hard to keep things running well and to make sure there...

Chevy Chase House

5420 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015 | 5.1 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Originally built in the 1910s, Chevy Chase House was transformed into Luxury Senior Living by Meridian. The community was invigorated after completion of a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018. An award-winning design firm incorporated all possible modern amenities while preserving the...

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3.9(16 reviews)

Overall it has been a very good experience from the sales process to moving in. The community is consistent in taking care of the medication management for my loved one. It would be nice to have more...

The Residences at Thomas Circle

1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005 | (< 1 mile)from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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More than a great place to live, The Residences at Thomas Circle is a neighborhood within a neighborhood – where seniors can live life their way.LIFE AT ITS FINEST In the heart of downtown DC, just blocks from the White House and a short walk to museums and monuments, you will find seniors...

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4.1(18 reviews)

I was very pleased with the overall place. I am seriously thinking about this being my final home. It is near family members. I am happy overall with all the potential here and keeping me involved in what's...

Sunrise of Connecticut Ave

5111 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008 | 4.7 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Located in the heart of Washington, DC, Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue has been serving the Nation's Capital with quality assisted living and memory care programs since 2003. We are conveniently located near public transportation, restaurants, museums and shopping. Our tenured leadership team has...

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4.5(11 reviews)

I have been here for a few years now and have made a lot of friends. The staff members are very nice and quite responsive when I need something. I would recommend Sunrise of Connecticut Ave to other families

Maple Heights Senior Living

5100 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011 | 3.3 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Maple Heights Senior Living, you will find that we give options to Senior Living. Whether you are in search of a more independent lifestyle with a variety of optional services, or a full complement of Assisted Living/Memory Care, Maple Heights offers the best of both worlds within our...

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5.0(1 review)

We chose this community because they were a newer facility, the location, as well as during the on site visit, the staff members were accommodating. The room sizes are nice and adequate, they have different...

Forest Side

2701 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015 | 4.5 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Memory Care

Forest Side Assisted Living, a Forest Hills of DC Community, is the newest residence in the District specializing in the care of individuals with memory loss. The home is arranged in small intimate neighborhoods where individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other cognitive impairments are...

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5.0(2 reviews)

Thank you Forestside Memory Care for providing my Mom with the attentive care she needed during her final stages of Alzheimer's. The staff and services provided here are the best in the area. A Place For Mom...

Vitality Living Arlington

3821 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203 | 5 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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As one of the premier assisted living and memory care communities in the Washington, D.C., area, we are conveniently located in the heart of Arlington, Va., an upscale area consistently ranked among the wealthiest counties in the United States. We’re close to casual and fine dining...

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4.0(65 reviews)

The people were very nice and the community itself was very clean. We did feel like it was worth our money and we would recommend this community to other families based on our experience but it is not like a...

Kensington Park Senior Living

3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895 | 8.4 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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4.5(32 reviews)

This is a great place to live. Everyone is friendly. The food is wonderful and all the staff are wonderful to work with. I've had wonderful experiences during my short stay so far. There is a full...

Fox Hill

8300 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 | 9.4 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise at Fox Hill is Sunrise Senior Living's premier community! With easy access to Washington, DC and northern Virginia, our residents and families love our location which is just minutes from downtown Bethesda's exciting shops, restaurants and cultural activities. Fox Hill Assisted Living...

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4.2(13 reviews)

people have been very friendly. Services are great. We go out 2-3 times a month and I enjoy off campus visits. Entertainment is so good to go off campus. I am really happy to be here. I have good friends to...

Sunrise of Bethesda

4925 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814 | 7.6 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Sunrise of Bethesda, located northwest of Washington, DC, in Montgomery County, our residents receive the highest level of care inside our community while enjoying access to some of the nation's premiere hospitals, located just minutes away.Our beautiful community offers assisted living and...

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4.4(8 reviews)

The communication from the community is good but you also need to let them know what your expectations are and be open to their feedback. I would recommend this community to others based on our experience.

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Silverado Alexandria

2807 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302 | 6.8 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Memory Care

Located within a mile of Old Town Alexandria just off of King Street, Silverado Alexandria is more than just assisted living. It is a specialized memory care community dedicated to enriching life for the memory impaired.Many families shared the peace of mind they experienced when they finally...

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Day trips and outings
5.0(3 reviews)

The community is willing to accommodate with dietary restrictions. There were always some type of activities going on for the residents to choose from. [name removed] was very empathetic, helpful,...

Arden Courts of Kensington

4301 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 | 9.4 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Memory Care

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primary focus is to provide care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. To visualize Arden Courts Kensington, picture four single level houses all connected by indoor and outdoor walkways and courtyards. The houses offer a homey atmosphere that immediately make...

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Day trips and outings
4.7(10 reviews)

The staff is very friendly and the facility is easy to get around in. They have a nice garden and a nice area to spend time outside. They have had a good covid plan and have done a great job keeping the...

Sunrise of Silver Spring

11621 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 9.9 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Day trips and outings
4.4(40 reviews)

I visited a number of places when looking for a place for my husband; and Sunrise of Silver Spring was the most welcoming. they've created an environment that feels like - "if you can't be at home, Sunrise...

Brandywine Living at Alexandria

5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304 | 8.3 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

An Outstanding LocationLocated next to Cameron Station and just minutes from historic Old Town, Brandywine Living at Alexandria provides a convenient location for seniors to reside close to their children, grandchildren, and friends, while remaining in the community they love.This 116-suite,...

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Day trips and outings
4.2(9 reviews)

I think the warmth and caring exhibited by the staff is what sticks out the most about Brandywine Living. The reflections unit is the one for memory care. They have 6 floors, 4 for assisted living and 2 for...

Sunrise of Arlington VA

2000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207 | 5.7 milesfrom Washington center

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Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...

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Day trips and outings
4.0(18 reviews)

The community has been personable, accommodating, and my loved one is happy here. The staff are very friendly, caring, and helpful. The communication with the staff is good, and they will respond to emails...

The Fountains at Washington House

5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311 | 7 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Welcome to Alexandria's number-one continuing care RENTAL community! Located near Washington DC, The Fountains at Washington House offers nine (9) floor plans in both assisted and independent living in a boutique-hotel style environment. Our community provides independent living, assisted living...

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4.0(66 reviews)

We are pleased and mom is happy. The value for what we need for my mother's expectations are being met. We are sorry the rehabilitation services will be going and [name removed] left, but we are pleased with...

Sunrise of Alexandria

3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 | 7.8 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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3.5(30 reviews)

This facility is good for assisted living, but I wouldn't recommend memory care. It's very clean and always smells nice. The food was good quality and had a good variety. The financial structure is...

Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

8100 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 | 6.9 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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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Day trips and outings
4.2(23 reviews)

The activities are starting to open back up, so what they have right now has been really enjoyable. I do believe they are doing the best that they can given the circumstances.

Sunrise of Old Town Alexandria

400 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314 | 7.5 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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4.2(5 reviews)

We went with Sunrise of Old Town Alexandria because it was a brand new facility and I feel that the caliber quality of staff in a brand new facility rends to be at a higher level so that appealed to me. It...

Sunrise of Bluemont Park

5900 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205 | 6.7 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Our 35 year mission at Sunrise Senior Living has been to champion the quality of life for all seniors. Our approach is simple; resident centered care. This approach helps seniors live the life they want to live by providing options to meet their individual needs and wishes. Sunrise offers a...

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Day trips and outings
3.8(31 reviews)

I would advise others to be sure to ask about resident happiness and satisfaction. I suggest you to eat a meal or two at the facility. And that you investigate the many different Sunrise facilities in this...

Sunrise of Chevy Chase

2201 Colston Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 6.4 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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4.3(3 reviews)

The community is very neat and clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. They do a great job taking care of my loved one and the food and activities are great also. I would recommend this community to...

Independence Court of Hyattsville

5821 Queens Chapel Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 | 5 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Independence Court of Hyattsville is an elegant assisted living home that is available to residents who are looking for a peaceful place to live. This community offers its residents access to the historic city of Hyattsville, MD. Guests of the residents of this community will find that they have...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.7(28 reviews)

It is something to consider, the staff is very nice and they do very best to make it very accommodating and answer all questions in timely manner.

Hillhaven Assisted Living

3210 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783 | 9.6 milesfrom Washington center

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Welcome to Hillhaven - A Legacy of Excellence!As a member of the Meridian Senior Living family, you can expect more from senior living at Hillhaven, located in Adelphi, Maryland, just outside of DC in Prince George's County. Find comfort in knowing that you or your loved one's needs will be taken...

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Beauty Salon
4.3(12 reviews)

This is a place I would go to for myself. The value, the service, and the affordability has been superb here. The price per month has been a flat rate for us, and this was a big plus over the other...

Sunrise of Falls Church

330 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 | 8.3 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Located just minutes from historic downtown Falls Church and only a few miles from the national capital, our setting is convenient for families living throughout Fairfax and Arlington counties and beyond. Sunrise of Falls Church is nestled in the heart of the scenic City of Falls Church, just a...

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Day trips and outings
3.7(26 reviews)

It's great. It's a very warm, welcoming community that feels like a family. During the pandemic, they're very careful about who comes in. They still allow visitors - they just take our temperature, have...

Modena Reserve at Kensington

10540 Metropolitan Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 | 9.1 milesfrom Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Day trips and outings
5.0(2 reviews)

I made the right move and I would recommend for others to join me at this community. They also have actives for the residents like movies, bingo, cards, scrabble and more for the residents to do to stay busy...

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Research services for seniors in Washington, District of Columbia

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In Washington, D.C., seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Washington, D.C., seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is well-known for its robust public transportation system, and within city limits, it’s possible to get by without driving. 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 and a bus system, both of which offer transportation throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The rail system runs from around 5 am to 11 pm, and the bus often continues later, with many routes in operation past midnight. Discounted fares are offered to seniors ages 65 and older. The D.C. area also has plenty of options for taxis and rideshare services.

Health care

The Washington, D.C. area is home to many world-class medical facilities. Some of the top facilities in the area include Inova Fairfax Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Senior activities

Considered one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Washington, D.C. has no shortage of exciting activities and historic sites. Popular locations such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial are always worth visiting. 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 National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum. The city is also home to several senior centers that offer a wide range of social, exercise, and educational programs. Popular area senior centers include the Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center and the Hayes Senior Wellness Center.

What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes
Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction. :D

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Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, Heatherwood Community and Spring Arbor of Crofton are the top rated nursing homes near Washington, District of Columbia. See full list of communities.

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