49 Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, DC
With an average cost of $6,466 in Washington, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 43 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 13 facilities in Washington.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, DC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Washington
For retirees who love history, arts and culture and other areas of interest such as architecture, entertainment and politics, the iconic city of Washington, D.C., takes seniors in the center of all the action. The U.S. Capital is home to 12 assisted living residences alongside world-renowned national landmarks, and there 36 other facilities in nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Washington
- Washington, D.C., is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- Due to expensive housing, the overall cost of living in Washington, D.C., is 39% higher than the national average. However, utilities and healthcare are slightly more affordable than the U.S. averages, and groceries and medicines are tax-exempt.
- The abundance and diversity arts and culture offerings in Washington, D.C., keeps seniors entertained and revitalized. Aside from free visits to Smithsonian Institute museums and free live events at the National Mall, in various foreign embassies and other national landmarks, there are plenty of theater venues and theater companies that showcase spectacular live performances including ballet, plays, musicals and concerts.
- The Washington, D.C., area is home to world-class medical facilities including MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, George Washington University Hospital and Howard University Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The rates of violent and property crimes in Washington, D.C., are substantially higher than the U.S. averages, making the area among the top 100 dangerous cities in the country. For the peace of mind of seniors and their loved ones, taking security factors into consideration is crucial when choosing an assisted living facility.
- Washington, D.C., has an array of community resources for seniors including Iona Senior Services, an organization that supports older adults and their families and caregivers through helpline, adult day health, care management and wellness services as well as six senior centers.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Washington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Washington start around $6,466 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 Washington
Through the Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities (EPD) Waiver program of the District of Columbia Department of Aging and Community Living, financial coverage on assisted living costs are offered to Medicaid-eligible seniors in Washington, D.C.
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 Washington
Washington 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 Washington, please visit our Assisted Living in District Of Columbia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Washington
Washington-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