76 Assisted Living Facilities in Baltimore City, MD
Brookdale Towson6451 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
Stella Maris Inc Home Hlth Age2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD
Evergreen Valley Assisted Living3009 Evergreen Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Serenity Garden Manor2311 Roslyn Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Heavenly Grace Assisted Living #23201 Windsor Avenue, Baltimore, MD
The Millennium on Kitmore1419 Kitmore Road, Baltimore, MD
Heartfelt Care Providers LLC3505 Windsor Mill Road, Baltimore, MD
J.L. Care Enterprises601 Aldershot Road, Baltimore, MD
Sterling Hospitality- Kosher Assisted Living7015 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Golden View Assisted Living4407 Frankfort Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Roland Park Place830 West 40Th Street, Baltimore, MD
Lamplight Inn of Baltimore By Priority Life Care3855 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD
New Horizons Assisted Living Facility2726 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD
Charm City Care Ii, Llc2521 Mosher Street, Baltimore, MD
Lin'S Loving Care Iii4215 Bayonne Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Rosemarie Manor - Ashburton3809 Belle Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Newton Manor Assisted Living2424 W Rogers Ave, Baltimore, MD
Symphony Manor4301 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Springwell Senior Living Community2211 West Rogers Ave, Baltimore, MD
Esther’s Place at the Park2926 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD
At A Glance
There are 76 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Baltimore City is $3,212 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Baltimore City
Baltimore, Maryland, is a lively port city that connects to the Chesapeake Bay from the famed Inner Harbor. As the largest city in the state, Baltimore is home to a sizeable, diverse population of nearly 615,000 people. About 13 percent of the population is 65 years or older. Seniors can choose from a wide variety of local housing accommodations, as Baltimore features 103 assisted living facilities.
In Baltimore and throughout the state, assisted living programs (ALPs) are regulated by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. These programs provide three levels of care based on the individual's needs, and the facilities range in size from large apartment complexes to small houses.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Baltimore City
- The Baltimore area is home to world-class medical facilities, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Baltimore County received an F from the American Lung Association for ozone pollution, which can endanger the health of seniors and those with respiratory conditions. The American Lung Association also ranked number 17 in the greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington region on the list of Most Polluted Cities in the nation.
- The overall cost of living in Baltimore is 10 percent lower than the national average and 27 percent lower than the Maryland average, mostly due to the city's low housing prices. Groceries, utilities and transportation cost more in Baltimore than the national average, so seniors may not save on everyday costs by retiring to the area.
- Baltimore ranked number 11 on NeighborhoodScout's Top 100 list of Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. The odds of experiencing a violent crime or property crime in Baltimore are 1 in 15, meaning the area is not necessarily safe for seniors.
- Baltimore offers numerous attractions for seniors to enjoy arts and culture, including the National Aquarium, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, historic ships on the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Fort McHenry National Monument.
- Free transportation is available on the Charm City Circulator buses, which stop along fixed routes throughout Baltimore. Additional bus and rail services are provided by the Maryland Transit Administration, which offers reduced fares for seniors. For sightseeing along the Inner Harbor, seniors can travel by Water Taxi.
Paying for Assisted Living in Baltimore City
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Assisted Living costs in Baltimore City start around $3,212 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 Baltimore City 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 Baltimore City
Seniors with Medicaid in Maryland may be eligible for the Community Options Waiver, which provides financial coverage for assisted living. Another option is the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Maryland 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 Maryland page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Baltimore City
Baltimore City 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Baltimore City
Baltimore City-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page for more information about these laws.