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Cost of Maryland Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Maryland is $3,900 per month.

The monthly base rate for Maryland assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Maryland is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Maryland. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$3,500
Pennsylvania$3,555
U.S.$3,600
Maryland$3,900
Virginia$3,933
Delaware$5,745
Washington D.C.$7,838

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Maryland Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Maryland require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Maryland may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Maryland. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Maryland. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Maryland probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Maryland - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Maryland?
    Maryland will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Maryland requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Maryland.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Maryland for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Maryland Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dhmh.maryland.gov.

Helpful Maryland Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Maryland? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Maryland licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality
dhmh.maryland.gov
(410) 402-8201
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Maryland? Your local Maryland long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Maryland Department of Aging -Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
mdoa.state.md.us
Local: (410) 767-1100
Tollfree: (800) 243-3425
Are you aware of all the Maryland health-based programs available to you? Your Maryland Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
dhmh.maryland.gov
Local: (410) 767-6860
Tollfree: (877) 402-8219
Tollfree TDD: (800) 735-2258
Are you familiar with the Maryland Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Maryland AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Maryland regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Maryland AAA below:

Garrett County Community Action- Area Agency on Aging
Oakland, MD
(301) 334-9431
Allegany County Area Agency on Aging
Cumberland, MD
(301) 777-5970
Washington County Commission on Aging (Maryland Access Point)
Hagerstown, MD
(301) 790-0275
Frederick County Department of Aging
Frederick, MD
(301) 600-1605
Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities
Westminster, MD
(410) 386-3800
Baltimore County Department of Aging
Towson, MD
(410) 887-2594
Baltimore City Health Department Office of Aging and CARE Services
Baltimore, MD
(410) 396-4932
Harford County Office on Aging
Bel Air, MD
(410) 638-3025
Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging
Rockville, MD
(240) 777-3000
Office on Aging and Independence
Columbia, MD
(410) 313-1234
Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities
Annapolis, MD
(410) 222-4464
Prince George's County Department of Family Services- Area Agency on Aging
Camp Springs, MD
(301) 265-8450
Calvert County Office on Aging
Prince Frederick, MD
(410) 535-4606
Charles County Department of Community Services
Port Tobacco, MD
(301) 934-0109
St. Mary's County Department of Aging & Human Services
Leonardtown, MD
(301) 475-4200
Upper Shore Aging, Inc.
Chestertown, MD
(410) 778-6000
Queen Anne's County Department of Aging
Centreville, MD
(410) 758-0848
Maintaining Active Citizen
Salisbury, MD
(410) 742-0505
Cecil County Department of Community Services
Elkton, MD
(410) 996-8435

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