5 Assisted Living Facilities near Berlin, MD

1 Assisted Living Facility in Berlin, MD

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Gull Creek Senior Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Meadow Street, Berlin, MD 21811
"Everyone from the staff to dining room is so friendly and helpful. It truly is a loving community where everybody knows your name. " More

4 Assisted Living Facilities near Berlin, MD

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Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island

Provides: Assisted Living
21111 Arrington Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
"My mother-in-law lives at Brandywine Fenwick. She is always commenting on how there is always something to do there and how kind and caring the staff are. We are delighted that she is being taken..." More

Catered Living of Ocean Pines

Provides: Assisted Living
1135 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811
"Catered Living of Ocean Pines was nice. It was more of a community arrangement versus a senior citizen home. It used to be a 55 and over, and they're transitioning over to senior care and I like..." More

Chesapeake Manor Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7054 Bent Pine Road, Willards, MD 21874

Lee'S Almost Home, Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
10117 Keyser Point Road, Ocean City, MD 21842

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Berlin

    In the small town of Berlin, Maryland, located on the peninsula of Delmarva,  assisted living communities are commonly referred to as "assisted living residences" or ALRs. Within Berlin, there is one ALR and with an additional four in neighboring communities, such as Ocean City, and just across the Delaware state line in Selbyville. Room and board and varying levels of personal care and activities are provided to aging seniors at the assisted living communities. ALRs in Berlin and surrounding Maryland areas are regulated by the Maryland Department of Health and supported by the Health Facilities of Maryland.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Berlin

    • The property crime rate for Berlin is 8 percent higher than the national average, and the violent crime rate is ten percent higher than the national average. This could be a deterrent for seniors who are looking for the comfort of a low crime rate.

    • The cost of living in Berlin is 7.2 percent higher than the national average with the cost of housing being the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. The considerably higher cost of housing may be a consideration for seniors when deciding on assisted living.

    • Voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2014, Berlin, Maryland is home to the Berlin Arts and Entertainment organization, which hosts a monthly art stroll. The Berlin Arts and Entertainment district is considered a vibrant cultural hub, which gives seniors plenty of activities to enjoy.

    • The weather in Berlin is moderate for the United States. Although the rainfall is slightly above average for the nation, Berlin is a great place to enjoy outdoor recreational activities year-round. Located close to the Atlantic Ocean, Berlin may be appealing to seniors who enjoy the beach.

    • Berlin residents who are 65 or older can take advantage of an additional personal exemption of $1,000. Additionally, seniors may qualify for a pension exclusion that increases each year and social security benefits are not subject to Maryland state tax, leaving more money in your assisted living budget.

    • Berlin is home to world-class medical facilities, including, Atlantic General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Berlin

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Maryland

    $4,250.00 Delmar
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,911.00 Salisbury

    Assisted Living costs in Berlin start around $0 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 Berlin 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 Berlin

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Maryland page.

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    Eligible seniors in the Berlin area can apply for a Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy, which provides financial assistance for assisted living in small group homes which are licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 4 through 16 residents. 

    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 Berlin

    Berlin 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 Berlin, please visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Berlin

    Berlin-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Berlin

    • Review of Gull Creek Senior Living Community

      Everyone from the staff to dining room is so friendly and helpful. It truly is a loving community where everybody knows your name. Read more

      HappyFamily837
    • Review of Gull Creek Senior Living Community

      We visited 5 assisted living facilities in lower Delaware and Maryland. Gull Creek was the first one we visited and our choice for my parents who are 82 and 84. My parents live in a large, bright... Read more

      Chris583366
    • Review of Gull Creek Senior Living Community

      Gull Creek had no room available, but the people that I dealt with were very helpful and very nice. It was a very nice facility. They were very supportive. I liked that it was closer and a little c... Read more

      Joyce107907650
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