48 Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, DC
There are 48 Assisted Living Facilities in the Washington area, with 13 in Washington and 35 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Washington is $5,941 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Arlington with an average starting cost of $4,760.
To help you with your search, browse the 260 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Washington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Washington 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Chevy Chase with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Washington find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Washington, call (855) 863-8283.
13 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, DC
35 Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, DC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in District Of Columbia
Washington, D.C., our nation's capital, is a place where seniors are not likely to get bored. Seniors are bound to find something of interest in this bustling town be it monuments and memorials, diverse and eclectic neighborhoods, free museums or a vibrant arts district. Seniors make up 12 percent of the population in Washington D.C. where there are 12 assisted living communities, with at least 6 more close by in Virginia and Maryland. The Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration licenses two types of assisted living facilities in Washington, D.C., termed "assisted living residences" and "community residence facilities."
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in District Of Columbia
- The weather in D.C. provides a reasonably comfortable experience. Washington ranks 58 out of 100 on the Sperling’s Comfort Index, with the U.S. average coming in at 54 out of 100. The city receives 203 sunny days yearly, just below the nationwide average of 205 days. Factors to consider in D.C. include the number of days with high humidity and high temperatures.
- A huge reason to live in D.C. is the city’s arts and culture scene. Many museums are free, and there are diverse festivals, shopping opportunities and cultural events. The Smithsonian museums alone include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Postal Museum and the National Museum of African Art, among many others.
- D.C. is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership is committed to maximizing what the city has to offer for residents as they age.
- The air quality in D.C. could be risky for some senior citizens. While the air gets a “B” grade for 24-hour particle pollution, it gets an “F,” meaning unhealthy, for ozone. However, almost 40 percent of U.S. residents live in areas where ozone pollution is unhealthy.
- The cost of living here is noticeably higher than the national average, to the tune of 39 percent. Much of that is attributable to housing, as it costs 147 percent more in D.C. than the national average. Assisted living does tend to be pricier here than in many other places.
- Washington has a robust public transportation system with buses and subways. People 65 and older can get the Senior SmarTrip® Card for discounted rides.
Paying for Assisted Living in District Of Columbia
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in District of Columbia
Assisted Living costs in Washington start around $5,941 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Washington and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in District Of Columbia
The D.C. Housing Authority opened an affordable assisted living facility in 2014, and the D.C. Office on Aging provides many services for seniors, including helping them find a facility that meets their needs and budget. Staffers should also be able to tell you about any new financial assistance programs.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in District Of Columbia page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in District Of Columbia page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in District Of Columbia
District Of Columbia and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in District Of Columbia, please visit our Assisted Living in District Of Columbia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in District Of Columbia
District Of Columbia-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in District Of Columbia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in District Of Columbia page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Washington
Review of Chevy Chase House
Chevy Chase House was very good, but they didn't do any skilled nursing activity at all. The living atmosphere was very good, and it's a very nice building. They had a fitness center where they cou... Read more
Review of Chevy Chase House
My mother moved into Chevy Chase House. Its clean, modern looking, and the staff is very friendly. The dining area is clean, and the staff is attentive. They had a wine tasting activity, a Christm... Read more
Review of Forest Hills of DC
Forest Hills of DC looked old and the aesthetics were not appealing. The staff wanted us to sign over the house. The rooms were nice and the dining room was fine. It seemed like theyre doing fine. Read more