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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 366 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 Alexandria City, Arlington or Bethesda.

Nursing Homes Facilities near Washington, DC

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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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Chevy Chase House in Washington, DC
5.0

This is a good and smaller community with a good location. The people are good and friendly. They have a fresh rotating menu for the residents. Some of the activities available are bridge, walks, exercises, talks, field trips, and more for the residents to participate in.

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Forest Side in Washington, DC
4.7

Moved my husband with Alzheimer's here about a month ago. He is adjusting quiet well and the staff has done an excellent job of communicating with me. They pay a lot of attention to him and have got him taking part in activities. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Chevy Chase House

5420 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015 | 4.1 miles from Washington center

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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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3.8(13 reviews)

This is great if you want someone close to DC with a good price and good size. My loved one really enjoys the staff as well as our family.

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Ingleside at Rock Creek

3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015 | 3.6 miles from Washington center

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With more than a century ofservice 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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2.4(8 reviews)

One of the things a appreciate most at Ingleside is the cosmopolitan atmosphere: The majority of residents has lived overseas for an extended period of time, and usually in various countries all over the...

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Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD 21076 | 25.8 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Friendship is located in beautiful Hanover, Maryland, and is considered the 'top-referred' assistant living facility in the area. We are known for our ability to provide effective and compassionate care for seniors of all care levels. Staff members possess unique skills and...

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4.6(86 reviews)

I just finished three weeks of respite care at Morningside. It was a great opportunity to recover from a bad knee infection. The caregivers were very sweet and attentive. I got daily help with washing and...

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Heatherwood Community

9642 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015 | 15.4 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Heatherwood Community, located in Burke, offers Independent Living and Assisted Living. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for senior adults.

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4.8(83 reviews)

Very friendly staff that works with the individual and family members to ensure a smooth transition. From the front desk personnel to the Director of Services, everyone provided their support to welcome the...

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Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176 | 25.9 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, located in Leesburg, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing...

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4.8(68 reviews)

Ashleigh at Lansdowne is a beautiful community with stunning features that for deeper than it’s initial beauty. The staff are friendly, kind, and approachable. The activities, programs, and menu are out of...

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Aarondale Community

6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151 | 10.3 miles from Washington center

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Aarondale Community, located in Springfield, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for...

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4.8(65 reviews)

If you're looking for a place that is small and family-like, this is a good choice. There are very few residents, and everybody on staff seems to know my mom and her needs. Mom's apartment is pretty basic...

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Bedford Court, a CCRC

3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906 | 13.6 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Bedford Court is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with one of the lowest Entrance Fee that is 100% refundable. 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...

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4.3(54 reviews)

A really nice community. They are located close to shopping and doctors' offices. The community is very neat and clean and the staff is very friendly. The food is amazing and I would recommend this...

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Sunrise of Frederick

990 Waterford Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 | 41.3 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise of Frederick is an assisted living community in Frederick, Maryland, located just blocks from The Golden Mile (Route 40 west). Sunrise of Frederick is nestled in a suburban, convenient setting. We pride ourselves in our experience in Frederick County with nearly 15 years serving seniors...

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4.3(56 reviews)

Sunrise of Frederick has been great. Things started off a little rocky, but it’s only getting better. The staff is very helpful. [name removed], the manager is fabulous. She listens to what you have to...

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Sunrise of Severna Park

43 West Mckinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146 | 29.0 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Our beautiful, 10 acre campus is conveniently located within walking distance of the Severna Park Community Center, the public library, Woods Memorial Church and many other popular shops and restaurants. Our community consists of an independent living, assisted living and a specialized...

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4.1(50 reviews)

They seem to be taking good care of my loved one. Although they said they would help him if we wanted to get outside, and it seems like they're not doing as much as I think they could be in that area. ...

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Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg

5308 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 | 49.1 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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4.7(26 reviews)

I advise families of patients with dementia to carefully keep track of dentures and hearing aids and things like that. Because Spring Arbor is not doing a good job of that for us. And that could be our...

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Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22309 | 12.3 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Spring Hills Mount Vernon, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...

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4.3(94 reviews)

I’m very happy we ran across Spring Hills. This is never an easy decision to put a senior loved one in a retirement home. I immediately had a good feeling about Spring Hills. So far it’s been great! I’m very...

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Atrium Village

4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117 | 36.5 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Located on almost 8 wooded acres just off Lakeside Boulevard on Atrium Court in Owings Mills, Maryland, you will find Atrium Village; a retirement community where you can choose from a wide array of lifestyle options. Designed for those who want companionship and amenities with a hospitality...

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3.9(73 reviews)

They follow CDC guidelines. The people are amazing. They are all friendly. They are all genuine and helpful. You know they want to help you. Between the activities, the food, it's just a really good place...

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Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg

3500 Meekins Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 | 49.7 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg is a premiere assisted living and memory care community located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg is located an hour south of Washington D.C., offering residents easy access to the world-famous landmarks of our nation's capital. Our residents...

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4.0(73 reviews)

Our experience with Paramount Senior Living has been really good so far, the director [name removed] has really helped us with the financial side of things when it comes to insurance. The nurses just pamper...

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The Fountains at Washington House

5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311 | 6.3 miles from 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(65 reviews)

I would highly recommend the community to others for their loved ones. My loved one likes it here. The food is enjoyed by them. The community is small enough for my loved one to make friends quickly.

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Arbor Terrace Senior Living

9885 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, MD 20706 | 12.3 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Arbor Terrace Senior Living is an assisted living community conveniently located on Greenbelt Road. We bring a new level of modern senior living with stress-free warmth, charm and comfort to assisted living and memory care. We are an active, vibrant residence that's complete with unsurpassed...

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4.1(60 reviews)

The people are very very friendly and have been phenomenal. The building is brand new and gorgeous. My loved one has been very happy with the food and loves her room. This a place where my loved one has been...

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Morningside House At Satyr Hill

8800 Old Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 | 43.1 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House at Satyr Hill is an assisted living community located in Parkville, Maryland in Baltimore County and home to just over 30,000 people. Residents will be able to enjoy quiet, park-like settings while still being close to area shops, malls, restaurants, movies, museums and sporting...

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3.9(62 reviews)

My mom has been there for about six months and has really been enjoyed meeting new people.. she has been provided great care and all the people that work there are very friendly. I am very impressed with the...

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Morningside House of Laurel

7700 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707 | 15.7 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Laurel is an assisted living community located in Laurel, Maryland in Prince George's County and home to just over 25,000 people. Laurel is a quiet town close to Baltimore and D.C. and residents will be able to take trips to shows, events and concerts. Residents will also be...

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3.9(61 reviews)

Some of the other communities may have fancier food, but this community had good food overall. Everyone was very responsive to my needs. I would tell people to check out the site, because the sites...

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Sunrise of Montgomery Village

19310 Club House Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20886 | 20.3 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The moment you walk through our door, you'll feel at home. From our warm, inviting fireplace to our cozy, family-like atmosphere, Sunrise at Montgomery Village is a step above the typical senior residence. For the past fifteen years, our caring and experienced staff has been helping seniors live...

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4.5(53 reviews)

We're very happy with Sunrise of Montgomery Village so far. The staff are receptive and friendly and have been helpful in making the transition. The facility physically could be a little better but is good...

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Vitality Living Arlington

3821 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203 | 3.9 miles from 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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3.9(60 reviews)

They have very caring staff here. I believe they could be a little more heavy on staffing; however, this is probably wide spread in this industry. I think there is some turn over of staff as well. The...

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Sunrise of Pikesville

3800 Old Court Road, Pikesville, MD 21208 | 36.6 miles from 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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4.3(49 reviews)

With memory care, some of the staff needs more education and training on how to deal with people with dementia. They're task oriented - they let the people with dementia rule them around rather than...

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Tranquillity at Fredericktowne

6441 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD 21703 | 40.3 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Conveniently located right off of Interstate 70 and Route 15 in Frederick, Tranquility possesses breathtaking views of both the Catoctin and Sugarloaf mountains. The beautifully landscaped grounds include flower and vegetable gardens maintained by our own residents. Our walking path around our...

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4.3(50 reviews)

The saleswoman, whoever did the tour was fantastic. They staff are pretty amazing. They are straight forward in pricing and expectations. They want what is best for the resident as well as the loved ones...

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Lorien Encore

11150 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042 | 28.2 miles from Washington center

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Welcome to Encore at Turf ValleyEncore at Turf Valley offers caring support for those who require day to day assistance. Encore can provide the right amount of support while allowing your loved one to maintain as much independence as possible.Encore offers several assisted living floor plans,...

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4.3(48 reviews)

They basically deliver what they claim they would deliver. I think they are pretty up-front with everything. There are no hidden fees or costs that I was unprepared for. As reflected with the ratings I...

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Sunrise of Countryside

45800 Jona Drive, Sterling, VA 20165 | 22.0 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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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3.8(49 reviews)

I researched several places and found Sunrise at Countryside to be the best fit. It offers many activities, it has a lovely setting. You can sit inside or out. The staff is terrific. I'm sure it can be...

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Charter Senior Living Towson

6451 N Charles St, Towson, MD 21212 | 39.7 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Charter Senior Living of Towson you will enjoy the warmth of home, the comfort of family and the convenience of exceptional service. Our Assisted Living promotes choice, dignity, privacy, independence and individuality, but more importantly, our community means vibrant, engaging and fun...

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4.0(49 reviews)

We like the fact it is a smaller scale community so you are able to get to know the nurses and care givers much easier. Everybody was super friendly and we do believe our loved one received the best care...

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045 | 21.4 miles from Washington center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia is located in the planned city of Columbia, Maryland, a city nationally ranked as one of the 10 Best Places to Live by MONEY, CNN, and FORBES. Against the perfect blend of parks, walking paths, and abundant shopping, Brighton Gardens of Columbia offers a beautifully...

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4.1(47 reviews)

If your person (like my loved one), is really picky about everything, then I recommend that you try to get somebody to come in to give more one-on-one care - and that would apply to ANY facility you choose. ...

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

Cost of Nursing Homes in Washington, DC

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Washington, D.C. nursing home is about $12,440, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the District of Columbia is around $10,646, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, Washington, D.C. offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right 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.

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

Frequently asked questions

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

There are 366 nursing homes near Washington, District of Columbia. See the full list.

The best nursing home facilities near you in Washington, District of Columbia are Morningside House of Friendship, Heatherwood Community, and Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community. These nursing home communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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