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Average starting price $5,446/month
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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Washington, DC
Tribute at One Loudoun in Ashburn, VA
5.0

[name removed] with connection program has made a great improvement in [name removed] attitude and outlook on life. She now participates in activities and meets new people and enjoys being here. Thanks for all you do to make her life better.

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The Charleston Senior Community (AZ) in Waldorf, MD
4.3

Everyone down there has been extremely helpful. Everyone is pleasant. The food is outstanding. They have a lot of activities. But the care is the most important thing. And everyone really takes care of my loved one, a heck of a lot better than I was able to do. They're doing a good job with the Covid situation, checking people in and being on top of everything. I would highly recommend them.

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Integrity Esther's Place at Harford in Baltimore, MD
4.8

From the first day of admittance, until his final passing, Esther's Place delivered excellent care for my 96 yr old Brother in law who suffered from Alzheimers & other medical issues. The high level of competence, caring & attention all within a great budget.. I highly recommend Esther's Place to anyone looking to have their loved one cared for in a loving atmosphere..

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Chevy Chase House

5420 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Originally built in the 1910s, Chevy Chase House was transformed into Luxury Senior Living by Meridian. The community was invigorated after completion of a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018. An award-winning design firm incorporated all possible modern amenities while preserving the...

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Day trips and outings
4.0(12 reviews)

This is a good and smaller community with a good location. The people are good and friendly. They have a fresh rotating men...

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Ingleside at Rock Creek

3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

With more than a century ofservice and sophistication, Ingleside at Rock Creek is the preferred address for Washington, D.C. retirement.There’s no setting quite like ours: 14 acres of wooded paths and flourishing gardens, bordering Rock Creek Park. In an elite Northwest Washington, D.C....

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Cats allowed
2.4(8 reviews)
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Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD 21076

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Friendship is located in beautiful Hanover, Maryland, and is considered the 'top-referred' assistant living facility in the area. We are known for our ability to provide effective and compassionate care for seniors of all care levels. Staff members possess unique skills and...

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Day trips and outings
4.6(85 reviews)

They were very easy and friendly to work with at this community. The staff were very nice and attentive and they really seeme...

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Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, located in Leesburg, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing...

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Day trips and outings
4.8(67 reviews)

Looking for places for my Father In Law who had a stroke. The staff were nice and it seems like a fantastic place for him

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Aarondale Community

6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Aarondale Community, located in Springfield, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.8(63 reviews)

The staff were friendly and answered all of the questions that I came with. The layout of the facility was the drawback for u...

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Bedford Court, a CCRC

3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Bedford Court is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with one of the lowest Entrance Fee that is 100% refundable. Located within walking distance of the Leisure World shopping center. Our community offers you a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.3(54 reviews)

A really nice community. They are located close to shopping and doctors' offices. The community is very neat and clean and ...

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Sunrise of Frederick

990 Waterford Drive, Frederick, MD 21702

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise of Frederick is an assisted living community in Frederick, Maryland, located just blocks from The Golden Mile (Route 40 west). Sunrise of Frederick is nestled in a suburban, convenient setting. We pride ourselves in our experience in Frederick County with nearly 15 years serving seniors...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.3(56 reviews)

Sunrise of Frederick has been great. Things started off a little rocky, but it’s only getting better. The staff is very hel...

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Sunrise of Severna Park

43 West Mckinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Our beautiful, 10 acre campus is conveniently located within walking distance of the Severna Park Community Center, the public library, Woods Memorial Church and many other popular shops and restaurants. Our community consists of an independent living, assisted living and a specialized...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.1(49 reviews)

It's expensive, but you get what you pay for. And it's less expensive than 24-hour home care. It's a nice, clean environmen...

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Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg

5308 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.6(25 reviews)

This was a beautiful community with nice staff. The community wouldn't allow food or beverage in the resident's rooms.

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Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22309

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Spring Hills Mount Vernon, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.3(93 reviews)

I have no regrets at all with placing my loved one here . Her apartment is clean and she is clean and the community is very b...

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Atrium Village

4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Located on almost 8 wooded acres just off Lakeside Boulevard on Atrium Court in Owings Mills, Maryland, you will find Atrium Village; a retirement community where you can choose from a wide array of lifestyle options. Designed for those who want companionship and amenities with a hospitality...

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3.9(72 reviews)

They follow CDC guidelines. The people are amazing. They are all friendly. They are all genuine and helpful. You know they wa...

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Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg

3500 Meekins Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg is a premiere assisted living and memory care community located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg is located an hour south of Washington D.C., offering residents easy access to the world-famous landmarks of our nation's capital. Our residents...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.0(71 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour and the director was very nice and honest with us. However for our loved one it just was not...

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The Fountains at Washington House

5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Welcome to Alexandria's number-one continuing care RENTAL community! Located near Washington DC, The Fountains at Washington House offers nine (9) floor plans in both assisted and independent living in a boutique-hotel style environment. Our community provides independent living, assisted living...

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Day trips and outings
4.0(65 reviews)

I thought The Fountains at Washington House was lovely. The sales person was lovely. The facility was lovely. Unfortunate ...

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Arbor Terrace Senior Living

9885 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, MD 20706

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Arbor Terrace Senior Living is an assisted living community conveniently located on Greenbelt Road. We bring a new level of modern senior living with stress-free warmth, charm and comfort to assisted living and memory care. We are an active, vibrant residence that's complete with unsurpassed...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.1(59 reviews)

Overall it's been a great experience. My family was very concerned about placing our loved one, especially because she didn'...

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Morningside House of Laurel

7700 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Laurel is an assisted living community located in Laurel, Maryland in Prince George's County and home to just over 25,000 people. Laurel is a quiet town close to Baltimore and D.C. and residents will be able to take trips to shows, events and concerts. Residents will also be...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
3.9(61 reviews)

I really liked what I heard when talking to this facility, but I was not able to afford it.

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Sunrise of Montgomery Village

19310 Club House Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20886

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The moment you walk through our door, you'll feel at home. From our warm, inviting fireplace to our cozy, family-like atmosphere, Sunrise at Montgomery Village is a step above the typical senior residence. For the past fifteen years, our caring and experienced staff has been helping seniors live...

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4.5(52 reviews)

This is a place to consider for your loved ones who need long term care. The staff are very responsive to any requests the f...

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Vitality Living Arlington

3821 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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As one of the premier assisted living and memory care communities in the Washington, D.C., area, we are conveniently located in the heart of Arlington, Va., an upscale area consistently ranked among the wealthiest counties in the United States. We’re close to casual and fine dining...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
3.9(58 reviews)

It's a very friendly atmosphere if your loved needs a lot of extra support, I suggest hiring a private duty aide to assist. I...

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Tranquillity at Fredericktowne

6441 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD 21703

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Conveniently located right off of Interstate 70 and Route 15 in Frederick, Tranquility possesses breathtaking views of both the Catoctin and Sugarloaf mountains. The beautifully landscaped grounds include flower and vegetable gardens maintained by our own residents. Our walking path around our...

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4.3(50 reviews)

I chose Tranquility at Fredericktowne because after visiting many other facilities, the staff here were very hands on and mor...

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Sunrise of Pikesville

3800 Old Court Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

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$X,XXX+ monthly
17
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.3(48 reviews)

I didn't care for the rooms.

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Lorien Encore

11150 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Welcome to Encore at Turf ValleyEncore at Turf Valley offers caring support for those who require day to day assistance. Encore can provide the right amount of support while allowing your loved one to maintain as much independence as possible.Encore offers several assisted living floor plans,...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.3(48 reviews)

They basically deliver what they claim they would deliver. I think they are pretty up-front with everything. There are no h...

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Charter Senior Living Towson

6451 N Charles St, Towson, MD 21212

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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At Charter Senior Living of Towson you will enjoy the warmth of home, the comfort of family and the convenience of exceptional service. Our Assisted Living promotes choice, dignity, privacy, independence and individuality, but more importantly, our community means vibrant, engaging and fun...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
4.0(49 reviews)

We like the fact it is a smaller scale community so you are able to get to know the nurses and care givers much easier. Every...

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Sunrise of Countryside

45800 Jona Drive, Sterling, VA 20165

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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Activity Director
Day trips and outings
3.8(48 reviews)

This was a fabulous community but my loved one is very quiet and would not have used all of the benefits that they had. And f...

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Tribute at One Loudoun

20335 Savin Hill Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Come To Live Here. We’ve taken the blueprint for traditional senior living and put it right where it belongs—the trash can. It wasn’t hard. Traditional senior living communities stink.With Tribute at One Loudoun, we redefined everything – starting with the terms. We don’t call older adults...

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4.6(42 reviews)

I just find that the staff goes above and beyond in every scenario to take care of my father. [name removed] is the person th...

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia is located in the planned city of Columbia, Maryland, a city nationally ranked as one of the 10 Best Places to Live by MONEY, CNN, and FORBES. Against the perfect blend of parks, walking paths, and abundant shopping, Brighton Gardens of Columbia offers a beautifully...

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Activity Director
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4.1(46 reviews)

Quick response, able to help immediately, very friendly.

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Paramount Senior Living at Manassas

8341 Barrett Dr, Manassas, VA 20109

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Paramount Senior Living at Manassas is a premiere assisted living community in Manassas, Virginia. Our campus, which is set on six acres, is just a short drive from Washington D.C. and near downtown Manassas, a local shopping mall and an abundance of restaurants. Manassas is a quiet and peaceful...

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3.9(50 reviews)

I have already recommended the community to others. It may take time for your loved one to adjust to a new place. However, ...

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Cost of assisted living in Washington, DC

The average cost of senior living in Washington is $5,446 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include North Bethesda, MD with an average of $4,000 per month.

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Senior activities

In Washington, D.C., seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Washington, D.C., seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is well-known for its robust public transportation system, and within city limits, it’s possible to get by without driving. In some neighborhoods, you might be able to accomplish daily tasks without needing a vehicle at all. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the Metro, which consists of a rail and subway system and a bus system, both of which offer transportation throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The rail system runs from around 5 am to 11 pm, and the bus often continues later, with many routes in operation past midnight. Discounted fares are offered to seniors ages 65 and older. The D.C. area also has plenty of options for taxis and rideshare services.

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Health care

The Washington, D.C. area is home to many world-class medical facilities. Some of the top facilities in the area include Inova Fairfax Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Senior activities

Considered one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Washington, D.C. has no shortage of exciting activities and historic sites. Popular locations such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial are always worth visiting. Another thing the city is known for is its world-famous museums — and there are plenty. Perhaps none are more celebrated than the Smithsonian museums, including the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum. The city is also home to several senior centers that offer a wide range of social, exercise, and educational programs. Popular area senior centers include the Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center and the Hayes Senior Wellness Center.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Assisted Living in Washington, DC

Assisted living communities are a popular option for senior living in Washington DC. An assisted living community consists of apartment-style housing and provides opportunities for socialization in a safe, supervised environment with personalized support. Often provided are scheduled leisurely outings, and assistance with transportation and appointments. In some cases, communities may offer skilled nursing services and dementia or memory care. Staff is present 24 hours a day and is available to assist with the activities of daily living, or ADLs

Assisted living communities are an ideal choice for seniors who would like to continue to live an independent life, but might benefit from the safety and security of living with peers in a supervised environment.

Cost of Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, DC

The average monthly cost of assisted living is as follows:

  • Mean cost city proper: $7,500
  • Median cost city proper: $7,000
  • Mean cost metro area: $5,700
  • Median cost metro area: $5,300

Public assistance is available through the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (EPD) Medicaid Waiver program. The District of Columbia Department of Health licenses and certifies this type of city for the District of Columbia.

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in D.C. tends to be more expensive than most other U.S. cities. The cost-of-living-index is rated 50 points higher than the national average and the grocery index is rated 15 points higher than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale where 100 is equivalent to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
150 115 88 $1,955 19.1% $536,000 $83,000 May apply to estates valued over a specific amount.

Local Hospitals

The Washington, DC area is home to many world class medical communities. Some of the top communities in the area are:

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Rated the number one hospital in the DC region by U.S. News & World Report, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the flagship community of the Inova Fairfax family of five hospitals in the area. The hospital is a 923-bed community and a Level 1 Trauma Center, and specializes in a variety of procedures including oncology and cardiac surgery.
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital – A non-profit acute care hospital, MedStar Georgetown is a teaching and research hospital which focuses on many different areas of care. The hospital was recently ranked highly in the fields of geriatrics, hip replacement, and cancer care as well as seven other fields by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center – Washington, DC’s busiest and largest hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 912-bed medical center with a comprehensive list of care specialties. The hospital is highly ranked nationally in the fields of cardiology and heart surgery.

Weather and Climate

Washington D.C. has a humid subtropical climate according to the Koppen Climate Classification Guide. The average humidity level for Washington, D.C. is roughly 67%. Humidity levels are highest during the month of September at about 71%. Humid subtropical regions are generally characterized by hot, humid summers and cold winters, although the colder seasons in DC are usually somewhat milder than those in the Northeast.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 89°F (July) 63°F (June) 37°F 48°F (December) 25°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
53.1 (Moderate) 73.4 in the month of July (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
4” 5” (June) 13.7” Hurricanes, floods, and rare moderate earthquake

Demographics and Values

As America’s capital city, politics are a central component to the lives of many in Washington, DC. Much of the city is often bustling with government officials and employees, and the cultural landscape is shaped by their presence. Political beliefs of most city residents tend to lean left-of-center, although outside the city proper, preferences are more varied.

The city is also known as the home of a great number of colleges and has a visible presence of students. Much of the region’s economy is centered around its government offices and adjacent industries, such as legal and lobbying firms, and the surrounding neighborhoods are home to several Fortune 500 companies.

Another main source of economy for the region is tourism – Washington, DC is a major tourist destination for visitors from all over the country and the world, interested in learning the history of our country, observing the countless national landmarks, and visiting the many museums that DC is famous for.

2016 Presidential Election in the District of Columbia

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
90.9% 4.1% 5.0%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
6,216,589 702,455 4,382 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.010%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22.2% 8.8% 5.0% 3.1%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
17.6% 56.6% 32.8%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
4.4% 46.4% 11.3% 0.6% 0.1% 37.1% 2.8%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
100,227 42.8 10.1

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9.8% 11.7% 17.4% 4.4% 5%

Washington, D.C. is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Considered one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Washington, DC has no shortage of interesting activities to partake in. Staples such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial are always worth a visit. Another thing the city is known for is its world-famous museums — and there are plenty. Perhaps none are more celebrated than the Smithsonian museums, including the following:

  • The National Museum of American History
  • The National Museum of the American Indian
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • The National Air and Space Museum
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • The National Museum of Natural History

Their collections cover a spectrum of interest and history, and as an added bonus, the museums offer free admission, allowing everyone to enjoy them. If weather permits, one can take a trip outside to visit the Smithsonian Gardens, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the National Zoo, all operating without an admission fee as well. One could feasibly spend days or even weeks enjoying the sights of the city barely spending a dime!

Speaking of the outdoors, Washington, DC’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is an event not to be missed. Honoring the gift of Japanese cherry trees from Tokyo City’s Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912, the festival begins yearly around mid-March and often draws over 700,000 people to view the spring bloom of the cherry blossoms and partake in the many scheduled events, including an adjacent kite festival, art exhibits, and celebrations of Japanese culture and history.

Transportation

The Washington, DC metropolitan area is well-known for its robust public transportation system, and within city limits it’s definitely possible to get by without having to drive. In some neighborhoods you might be able to accomplish daily tasks without needing a vehicle at all. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the Metro, which consists of a rail and subway system as well as a bus system, both of which offer transportation throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The rail system runs from around 5am to 11pm, and the bus often continues later, with many routes in operation past midnight. Discounted fares are offered to seniors ages 65 and older. The DC area also has plenty of options for taxis and rideshare services.

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Heatherwood Community, Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community and Aarondale Community are the top rated assisted living facilities near Washington, District of Columbia. See full list of communities.

There are 276 assisted living facilities near Washington, District of Columbia. See the full list.

The best assisted living facilities near you in Washington, District of Columbia are Morningside House of Friendship, Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, and Aarondale Community. These assisted living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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