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.
There are more than 210 nursing homes in Maryland. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of Maryland nursing homes to help you find the community that fits your needs and budget.
The median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in Maryland is about $10,000, according to Genworth.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that regulates and provides ratings for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. CMS offers guidance to state Medicaid services regarding rules for facilities that are Medicaid-certified. Medicare provides a national nursing home website to view the audit and licensing history of Medicare-approved nursing homes.
Each state regulates senior living communities differently, but you can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Maryland.
Maryland 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.
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.