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Discover Washington, D.C., and see what spending the golden years in that nation’s capital might be like. Whether you choose to live amongst one of the 131 neighborhoods inside the city proper or look for something a little further flung, a little more rural, there are a range of assisted living facility types from which to choose. While there are four distinct seasons in the region, you’ll find that comfortable living is perennial. There’s something for everyone in Washington, D.C.
Assisted living communities can provide the peace of mind that comes from not worrying about home maintenance, chores, or errands, as well as help with personal care like grooming, eating, and other activities of daily living (ADLs) seniors might have trouble with. Keep in mind as you start your search for assisted living facilities that some cities (particularly those where the cost of living is high) will be more expensive than others.
We strive to provide you with the best cost data available: when we can, we provide Seniorly data on the cost of senior living communities. If we don’t have that data, we default to Genworth, who has been tracking the cost of care for 17 years in the US. Genworth’s median cost of assisted living facilities in Washington, D.C.is $5,948 per month. There will be at least some variation within Washington, D.C.’s assisted living community costs, as each might provide slightly different types of specialized care, or be located in more or less crowded or desirable neighborhoods.
Assisted living isn’t the right option for everyone, however, and with terms like “retirement home” and “nursing home” clouding your search, knowing what is most appropriate can be difficult. For example, if your loved one requires nursing care, or has diagnosed Alzheimer's or dementia that has progressed to a certain point, a skilled nursing facility, in-home care, or memory care community may be more appropriate. Conversely, those who don’t require day-to-day assistance with ADLs may find independent living more comfortable. Our local advisors can provide expert advice on what you can afford and whether or not your city of interest is right for your needs and budget.
When people research assisted living facilities in Washington, D.C., they tend to explore options in nearby areas as well. In the case of Washington, D.C., that includes Arlington, VA; and Baltimore and Ocean City in Maryland. We've provided their pricing here.
Compared to other cities in the region, Washington, D.C.’s overall cost of living is on the higher end. While Baltimore and Ocean City are nearer the national average, Washington, D.C.’s cost of living index is 152.1, where the US national average is 100. This is due to much higher-than-average housing and transportation costs.
Washington, D.C., residents can explore these state and local resources for information about eligibility for certain types of benefits and how they might apply to accessing assisted living facilities.
With Seniorly’s help, you’re sure to find your ideal assisted living facility match in Washington, D.C.