65 Assisted Living Communities near Baltimore

In the Baltimore area, we found 30 Assisted Living Properties you might love. Also, there are 5 Independent Living Communities, and 22 Memory Care Communities..

Brookdale Towson

$4,885/month
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6451 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Brookdale Towson offers a beautiful Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care community for seniors. Our loving family redefines life for re

Brightview White Marsh

$3,480/month
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8100 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Roland Park Place

$5,490/month
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830 West 40th Street, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Respite Care
(RPP) is the only full-service, accredited nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Baltimore City and a leader in aging services for older a

Springwell Senior Living Community

$3,900/month
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2211 West Rogers Avenue, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care

Tudor Heights

$3,000/month
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7218 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek

$3,000/month
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1813 Old Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Symphony Manor

$4,650/month Not Yet Rated
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4301 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care  ·  Hospice Agency

Lamplight Inn of Baltimore

$1,590/month Not Yet Rated
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3855 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
<p>Lamplight Inn of Baltimore is a 120-bed assisted living community located in Baltimore, MD. Communities this size typically offer 1-bedroom apartme

Keswick Memory Care

$5,100/month
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700 W. 40th Street, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Park

$2,250/month
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5833 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care

St. John's Community

$750/month Not Yet Rated
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16 South Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care

Serenity Manor

$1,800/month Not Yet Rated
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1802 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care

Esther's Place, Inc

$1,290/month
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2926 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care

New Life Healthy Living Llc

$3,780/month
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7600 Clays Lane, Baltimore, MD
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Evergreen Valley Assisted Living

$2,010/month
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3009 Evergreen Avenue, Baltimore, MD
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Assisted Living  ·  Board and Care Home  ·  Respite Care

What is Assisted Living?

When you or your loved one reach a point where you need some daily assistance but wish to retain an independent lifestyle, it may be time to consider an assisted living facility (ALF). These communities offer seniors housing, meals and around-the-clock assistance with nonmedical care. ALFs help residents with the activities of daily living (ADLs) and provide independent plans for each resident.

The Maryland Health Care Commission licenses and regulates assisted living facilities in Baltimore and the rest of the state. The Commission conducts inspections on a regular schedule or to investigate complaints to make sure every facility adheres to the health and safety standards set by the Commission.

What Services are Available in Assisted Living in Baltimore?

Services available in assisted living communities in Baltimore can vary by size and location; however, here are some general services available at most assisted living facilities:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Continence issues
  • Personal grooming and hygiene
  • Eating and nutrition
  • Toileting
  • Transfers and movement assistance

Getting Ready to Move to Assisted Living in Baltimore

Preparing to move to an assisted living facility for yourself or a loved one can be a busy time. Writing out a checklist helps you stay focused on the goal.

First, make sure that you or your loved one is up-to-date with medical, dental and other appointments in the weeks leading up to the move. It's important to plan ahead and make a doctor's appointment because the staff at the assisted living facility needs a medical assessment when you or your loved one move into the community. The staff requires this information to ensure the facility is able to meet your or your loved one's unique needs.

Here are a few other things to keep in mind for the transition:

  • Visit the new apartment to take measurements and double-check what can and can't fit into it.
  • List out large furniture you or your loved one would like to bring, such as a sofa or bed, and make arrangements for a moving van, if necessary.
  • Collect items that you or your loved one want close by you, such as pictures, decorations and artwork, and give remaining sentimental items to family members who might appreciate them.
  • Sell or donate tools, appliances, antiques and other leftover items from home.
  • Determine how to dispose of larger assets, such as a home, car or RV and put the money aside to help pay for the assisted living facility.

If you're making decisions for a loved one, involve them as much as possible in each step and make sure they understand what's happening.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Baltimore?

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Baltimore is $4,250, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

It costs an average of $3,750 a month to live in assisted living in the U.S. according to Genworth, but Baltimore prices are quite a bit higher. However, Baltimore compares favorably with the monthly average cost in Maryland at $4,673.

The cost of assisted living varies from location to location and facility to facility. If you choose a community with no-frills service, you're likely to pay less than if you select a facility with luxurious appointments and many amenities. It's important to understand the different types of communities from basic to top-of-the-line options. Monthly fees are the main consideration, but remember that community service fees and other costs can impact the total cost per month.

Our local Seniorly Partner Agents often have the ability to negotiate monthly rent and fees on your behalf at many of the communities you might be interested in. This is a free service to you. To connect to a Seniorly Partner Agent email us now at ask@seniorly.com or call (855) 866-4515.

What's the Difference Between Assisted Living vs. Other Senior Care Types?

The difference between assisted living and other types of senior care is that assisted living sits between independent living and skilled nursing facilities, sometimes called nursing homes. There are many types of care facilities for seniors to choose from. Ultimately, your selection should take into account your health and personal abilities and needs. Learn more about the other care types, below:

  • Independent living facilities: These communities provide residents with multi-room private apartments. They are perfect for aging citizens in great physical condition who need minimal assistance.
  • Skilled nursing facilities: For seniors in need of constant nursing care and 24-hour access to medical assistance, a skilled nursing facility may be the best choice. These communities have around-the-clock staffing by a licensed nurse and other care professionals.
  • Hospice care facilities: When a senior requires end-of-life care for a chronic illness, such as cancer, a Hospice care facility is likely to be the ideal option.

Helpful Websites for Assisted Living in Baltimore

There are many websites and apps that help Baltimore seniors in assisted living access helpful services quickly. These include transportation, pet services and fitness options for aging citizens. Here are just a few that are available in the city:

  • Lyft: Seniors who need a ride can't always wait for a facility's transportation service. Lyft ride-sharing service provides as-needed access to transportation through a mobile application you download to your smartphone.
  • Puppy Love Dog Groomers - This local dog grooming company can pick up your pet for baths or pampered grooming. This is great if your facilities allow pets and you need some help keeping them looking and smelling awesome.
  • Senior Meetups in Baltimore - The Meetup website hosts local clubs and organizations, including those with an emphasis on seniors. Join a book club or stay up-to-date on your favorite pastime while socializing with other seniors in the area.

Resources for Caregivers in Baltimore

Becoming a caregiver demands so much on a physical and emotional level that it's easy to put aside personal needs. Fortunately, you aren't alone, and there are many places to turn to for help and support, including the following:

Government Resources for Seniors in Baltimore

There are some great government resources committed to assisting seniors looking for services available in Baltimore. Here are three of the many organizations dedicated to helping aging citizens:

Baltimore Demographics

Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland as well as the state capital. It's home to 611,648 people, 12.3 percent of whom are 65 or older.

Baltimore Weather

Baltimore's weather provides four seasons of varying weather, perfect for seniors who like to see the seasons change. January average temperatures dip to a moderate 37 degrees, but balmy summer highs average 82 degrees in sunny July.

Transportation in and Around Baltimore

Popular among tourists and locals alike, the Charm City Circulator provides free daily bus service to Baltimore's most popular areas. The Maryland Transit Administration runs the BaltimoreLink bus service with senior discounts available.

Fun Facts About Baltimore

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Baltimore, where he wrote his famously chilling short stories. In fact, Poe coined the term "short story." According to the questionable word of psychic poet Lizzie Doten, Poe wrote a series of poems, channeled through Doten, long after he died. In honor of Poe's short story of the same name, Baltimore dubbed its football franchise the Ravens.

Senior history buffs can visit Fort McHenry to commemorate the famous battle there during the War of 1812. During the naval battle in Baltimore Inner Harbor, Francis Scott Key received the inspiration to write the Star-spangled Banner poem, which was later set to music as the national anthem.

Seniors touring this historic city can find a series of historical markers for famous places that now have other functions. Although Baltimore receives moderate rainfall, it was home to the Beehler Umbrella Factory, the first in America.

Baltimore Hospital Information

There are several large hospitals in the city, including the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center, both nationally ranked medical facilities.

Assisted Living Community Ratings, Inspection Reports and User Reviews for Baltimore

Finding the appropriate assisted living facility for your needs involves quite a bit of research. To help you on your quest, the Maryland Department of Health provides detailed information on the facilities that you're considering. They also investigate complaints, with the help of Maryland Long-Term Care Ombudsmen.

Finding the community that suits you or your loved one the best might mean turning to social media. Facebook and Google searches can yield valuable information, and Yelp has helpful reviews for Baltimore assisted living communities. The Seniorly website offers detailed reviews for 65 assisted living facilities and around Baltimore.

What Questions Should I Ask When Touring Assisted Living Facilities in Baltimore?

Here are the top 10 questions you should ask when looking for an assisted living community in Baltimore:

  1. What training and certification do all the staff have? What refresher training do they receive each year?
  2. Are staff available 24/7 to aid residents with personal care, including bathing, dressing and eating?
  3. What furnishings are provided in each resident's private living space? May residents bring their own furniture? Are they able to decorate their own rooms or apartments as they please?
  4. Do residents have TVs in their rooms? Is cable or satellite service provided, and  
  5. is it included in the overall fee? What about internet access?
  6. How is food prepared? Are organic ingredients used? If your loved one has dietary restrictions (gluten-free, kosher, lactose intolerant, for example.), can the kitchen meet them?
  7. Can your loved one bring their pet with them? If so, what kind of pet care services are available, and what is the charge? Are there community pets?
  8. What regular or special activities are hosted by the assisted living community? What efforts are taken to encourage residents to participate?
  9. Does each resident have a written plan of care? Who prepares it? How often and under what circumstances is it changed?
  10. What services and amenities incur extra fees?

Visit or bring your loved one to visit several assisted living facilities. After taking a tour, try to visit at different times to make sure the facility meets your needs. During the tour, you might get a chance to try the food and share time with current residents. This is a great way to find out what your or your loved one's mealtime and day might look like at the facility. Refer to this guide for a comprehensive list of questions that can help you narrow down your search.