Assisted Living in Maryland
The AgingCare.com Assisted Living Directory features consumer reviews, photos and descriptions of services offered by each facility in Maryland in order to help you find the right accommodations and care for your loved one. AgingCare’s average customer rating for communities in Maryland is 4.1 stars based on 1,064 consumer reviews.
There are over 1,093 assisted living facilities to choose from in Maryland. The average cost for assisted living in Maryland is $3,900 per month, which is above the national average of $3,892 per month.
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Information and Resources for Assisted Living in Maryland
|Maryland facilities listed in the AgingCare.com Assisted Living Directory||1,093|
|Assisted Living Regulating Body||Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality, Assisted Living Unit|
|% of Population with Alzheimer's||12%|
How Do You Pay For Assisted Living in Maryland?
Care in a Maryland assisted living community is typically paid for by a resident’s private funds (e.g. savings, 401(k), pension, Social Security, etc.) or long-term care insurance. However, Maryland residents can also apply for the Senior Assisted Group Home Subsidy Program (also known as the Assisted Living Subsidy), an initiative that provides state funds to people who can’t afford to pay for assisted living out of their own pocket, and are therefore considering going on Medicaid and entering a nursing home.
Maryland residents who live in or have been assessed as needing to live in an assisted living facility can apply for the subsidy. In order to qualify, an applicant must be 62 or older, have a monthly income less than 60 percent of the state median ($2,739 for an individual or $3,581 couple), and have no more than $11,000 for an individual or $14,000 for a couple in countable assets. If an older adult qualifies for the subsidy, they will receive a monthly stipend to put towards assisted living care, based on their individual needs and the county they’re living in. The cap on this assistance amount is currently $650.
Some older Marylanders can also use Medicaid to pay for Care in a Maryland assisted living facility, via the Medical Assistance Personal Care (MAPC) program. The MAPC program offers monetary assistance for people who need help with ADLs, either in their own home, or in an assisted living community. In order to qualify, an applicant must be 50 or older, have been assessed as needing a nursing home level of care and have no more than $2,130 in monthly income and $2,000 in countable assets.
Maryland Assisted Living Licensing Regulations
|Department Charged with Licensing and Inspections||Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality, Assisted Living Unit|
|Publicly Available Inspection Report Cards|
|Required Employee Screening|
|Frequency of Inspections|
|Upon Initial Licensing|
|Various Intervals Depending on Facility Performance|
|Following a Complaint|