Baltimore City is home to approximately 593,000 people. Home to John Hopkins University, one of the top 10 universities in the country, Baltimore is also a city of parks and quiet residential neighborhoods that attract seniors. Lutherville-Timonium, Woodstock and Pikesville are great examples of the city’s more gentrified locations on the outskirts. However, there are also pleasant neighborhoods closer to the city center, such as Hampden and Mount Vernon.
Baltimore City’s many assisted living communities provide seniors with the care services they need, such as cleaning their rooms, while not infringing on their independence. They’re also safe spaces, with 24-hour supervision and security. Costs in Baltimore City, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, average $5,000 per month. This equals the state average, although it’s $700 more than the national average.
This guide covers assisted living costs in Maryland, which vary between cities. It also explores the advantages and disadvantages of living in Baltimore City and lists some of the resources that can make assisted living more affordable.