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Assisted Living

Cost of Assisted Living in Maryland

The State of Maryland defines assisted living as a residence that provides housing and supportive services, including supervision, personal assistance and healthcare, to adults who need help with the basic activities of daily living.  Maryland assisted living facilities are licensed to provide up to three levels of care: Level I-low, Level II-moderate and Level III-high.  The lowest level of assisted living care includes assistance with personal chores such as bathing an/or dressing for elder residents, who are otherwise in good physical and mental health.  The highest level of care provides full assistance with all activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming and eating, memory care services for residents with dementia, and professional management of medications.  

The average cost of Assisted Living in Maryland is $3,400 per month.  Cost range from $1,000.00 to $7,600.00 per month depending on location and other factors.  Most Maryland residents pay for assisted living using their own personal savings or those of a family member.  Medicare, the government's health plan for adults age 65 and older, does not cover the cost of assisted living care.  Some public assistance is available however Medicaid.  Medicaid offers financial assistance to seniors with limited income and assists who reside in selected assisted living facilities between 4 and 16 residents.  The average cost for assisted living in Maryland is $3,400.00


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Source: Glenworth:2013