5 Assisted Living Facilities near Berlin, MD

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Berlin, MD

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Gull Creek Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Meadow Street, Berlin, MD 21811
"My dad moved into Gull Creek Senior living last summer and I couldn’t be happier. The staff is TOP NOTCH! They take great care of my dad and all residents there. Now instead of living 150 miles..." More

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Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island

Provides: Assisted Living
21111 Arrington Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
"My mom moved into Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island. I chose it because it was only 10 minutes from my house. So it's very convenient for me to see my mom. It was very clean. The people were very..." More

Chesapeake Manor Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7054 Bent Pine Road, Willards, MD 21874
"I had a very good experience with my visit to Chesapeake Manor Assisted Living. The staff was very professional. The facility was very clean and professional, very caring, and warm. It was just..." More

The Woodlands of Ocean Pines

Provides: Assisted Living
1135 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811
"What I like the most about The Woodlands of Ocean Pines is that the front desk is very friendly and the activities that they have seem to be great. My relative lives in the assisted living and the..." More

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

    $5,125.00 Berlin
    $5,000.00 Delmar
    $4,833.00 Milford
    $4,150.00 Salisbury
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Berlin start around $5,125 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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    Assisted Living near Berlin, MD

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Berlin

    • Review of Gull Creek Senior Living

      We went to Gull Creek Senior Living and my friend loved it except for the bathroom. It could not accommodate two people and her husband needs help with bathing, so that was a drawback. The bedroom ... Read more

    • Review of Gull Creek Senior Living

      I went to Gull Creek Senior Living. It was very nice, the people were very nice as well. It was not as well maintained as the other place I went to. So I even said those doors need to be painted. T... Read more

    • Review of Gull Creek Senior Living

      I went to look at Gull Creek Senior Living. They were very friendly. It was a nice location and seemed like a very nice place. I know someone who's there, and they seem to like it very much. I just... Read more

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