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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Salisbury 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 Salisbury, MD 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 Salisbury or another care type is right for you. Browse 10 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Salisbury.

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Atria Salisbury

1110 Healthway Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804

(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Salisbury offers peaceful charm and a friendly atmosphere with all the comforts of home. Take a getaway with new friends to the beaches of Ocean City and Rehoboth, or participate in one of our many on-site activities. Atria Salisbury is situated in historic Salisbury, Maryland, near the...

Lakeside Assisted Living At Mallard Landing

1109 S Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804

(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lakeside Assisted Living at Mallard Landing is a well established retirement community centrally located in Salisbury, Maryland. We can provide you or your loved one with a worry-free lifestyle while not sacrificing privacy or independence.  Our spacious apartments and variety of...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Salisbury

611 Tressler Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801

(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sterling Care Harbor Point is an assisted living and memory care community located in the city of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland. Our exquisite community is well placed in the region on the head of Wicomico River. The river offers many sights to see and activities to engage in. Thus,...

Milford Place

500 S DuPont Blvd, Milford, DE 19963

(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Milford Place is an Enlivant Senior Living community located in Milford Delaware. We offer senior living services to residents in the southern Delaware area and beyond. Known as the Gateway to Southern Delaware, Milford has a premiere location within 20 minutes of popular Delaware beaches like...

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Gull Creek Senior Living Community

1 Meadow Street, Berlin, MD 21811

(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Discover a senior living community with a family atmosphere and small town ambiance. Gull Creek offers residents and their families a relaxed environment and a variety of retirement lifestyle offerings on a rental basis; Assisted Living apartments to a safe and secure Memory Care...

Homestead Manor

410 Colonial Dr, Denton, MD 21629

(9 reviews)

1 Bed, Semi-Private

For over 30 years Homestead Manor Assisted Living has proudly served the elderly of Caroline and surrounding counties. Our residents find comfort in our family like atmosphere created by our loving and compassionate staff. Our residents receive peace of mind knowing that the staff is available to...

Commonwealth Senior Living at the Eastern Shore

23610 North St, Onancock, VA 23417

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Commonwealth Senior Living at the Eastern Shore has long been the area’spremier choice for retirement living for over 50 years. Our residents livecomfortably in the historic village of Onancock in their choice of a studio or one-bedroom suites. Residents enjoy three levels of care within the same...

Arcadia of Denton

701 S. 5th Street, Denton, MD 21629

(6 reviews)


Arcadia of Denton is a 16 unit Assisted Living facility located in the heart of Caroline County. With it's friendly home-like atmosphere it will certainly be a place that you can call home.

Arcadia of Denton II

609 Daffin Ln, Denton, MD 21629

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Queenstown Landing

120 Shoreway Dr, Queenstown, MD 21658

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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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
Complete guide to nursing homes

Salisbury, Maryland

Nursing Homes

A nursing home provides residence to at least two individuals who are not related by marriage or by blood to the administrator. A nursing home community offers its residents 24-hour care by registered nurses. These nurses provide specialized care for those who are unable to adequately take care of their needs.

Nursing homes are a convenient and comfortable living choice for persons 65 years or older, however nursing homes will usually persons 55 and older which is uncommon for other senior care types. The most frequent mental disease effecting nursing home residents is dementia, which can hinder their and their sense of familiarity, decision making capabilities, and memory recall. Many residents tend to be bachelors or widows with less social support, and almost half of nursing home residents are over the age of 85. Many residents of nursing homes may have behavioral problems. These can consist of verbal outbursts, a tendency to wander, or resisting assistance. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to to manage your money, get information on services and fees, form or participate in resident groups, and be treated with respect. Types of care services and amenities provided at nursing homes might include adult day health care (which offers nursing and therapy) , home care (like cooking, cleaning, or help with other daily activities), social and recreational activities, and friendly visitor programs.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, particularly those who live with chronic illness or those needing long-term treatment, access to medical communities is a significant component while determining which care home is right for them. The top hospitals in Salisbury include Peninsula Regional Medical Center. In total, there is one hospital located in Salisbury which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be the major influence when selecting what care option is best for you or your loved one. Salisbury has a cost of living index of 91.6 and a cost-of-groceries index of around 105.3. Index scores are founded on a scale where 100 is the average and anything lower than 100 is cheaper than the average amount. The sales tax in Salisbury is 6.00%.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

Climate and weather, especially humidity and air quality, is a big factor in determining which city is the right fit for your loved one. Salisbury has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average humidity rating for Salisbury is around 72%. Humidity ratings reach their peak during the month of September at roughly 74%. On average, the air quality index rating in Salisbury is about 41.4. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating is at its max in June at about 50.5. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. During the summer months, Salisbury is around 77F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 63F during June. The summer high is at around 90F during the month of July. In the wintertime, the average temp in Salisbury falls to roughly 41F. The peak winter temperature gets to approximately 54F during the month of December. The lowest winter temperature gets to around 27 F in the month of January. Monthly, Salisbury gets approximately 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally falls in August with an average of 7 inches during the month. Salisbury experiences on average 7.10 inches of snow.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Salisbury 28.1% have a college degree, 11.1% have a graduate degree, and 29.1% have a high-school diploma. In Salisbury, 6.3% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Salisbury is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. During the previous presidential election, 42.4% voted Democrat, 52.2% voted Republican, and 5.4% voted for a third party candidate in Wicomico county. Out of the total city population, 53.3% are female and 46.7% are male. The median age of Salisbury is 28 years old. In Salisbury, 20.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 7.9% are over the age of 60, 4.4% are over the age of 70, and 3.4% are over the age of 80. Demographically, Salisbury is 1.4% other or not specified, 39.3% black, 52.8% white, 3.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 6.4% Hispanic, 2.5% mixed race, and 0.4% Native American. Salisbury has a population density of 924 people per square mile. The current population of Salisbury is growing at a rate of 0.006%. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Salisbury 13.3% are Methodists, 12.1% practice another Christian faith, and 4.8% practice Catholicism. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Salisbury, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.3% practice Islam. In Salisbury, 61.5% are nonbelievers. In terms of crime, Salisbury has 10.6 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 58.3 property crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total population of Salisbury, 65.9% participate in the labor force, 10.1% have some form of disability, 9.5% do not have health insurance, and 5.9% are widowed.

State Information

An overview of Maryland

The quality of life enjoyed by the average Maryland citizen is ranked 6th nation-wide. Additionally, Maryland is ranked 8th by healthcare standards. The state of Maryland has 59 hospitals and 98 health centers, providing care to a population of 6,060,598. The three highest ranked hospitals in Maryland are Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. In terms of resources, Maryland has a cost of living index of 131.3, a grocery index rating of 108.5, and a housing index rating of 184.5. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. Based on natural beauty, Maryland ranks 25th in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

During the latest presidential election, 34% voted for the Republican candidate while 60% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Maryland ranks 7th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Maryland, 31% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,336 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-18%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. In Maryland there are 218 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

During the winter, the average temperature in Maryland drops to around 35F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 51F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Maryland is around 74F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Maryland is 40.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 49.4 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Maryland is around 3.69 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.55 inches. The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 70%. While residents of Maryland mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maryland can include floods and hurricanes.

Wildlife to be found in Maryland

The state of Maryland has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of early blue violet, wild rose, yellow poplar, and Virginia creeper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the rabbits and hares, the loons, the albatrosses, or the toothed whales. The state animal of Maryland is the sperm whale.

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.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Maryland

Homestead Manor, Commonwealth Senior Living at Salisbury and Atria Salisbury are the top rated nursing homes near Salisbury, Maryland. See full list of communities.

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