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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Bowie, MD for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Bowie, MD below include 137 Assisted Living facilities with 1752 reviews. On average in Bowie, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.34 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bowie

The Assisted Living Unit is a unit within the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Health Care Quality. It oversees the licensing and regulation of assisted living facilities in Maryland and investigates complaints.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bowie

  • Seniors in Bowie have access to excellent medical facilities in the city in case of emergency or illness. As the city is located close to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., seniors can also access first-class medical facilities with geriatric specializations, such as Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Social Security retirement benefits are exempt from taxation in Maryland. Other retirement income is taxed; however, there is a deduction for people aged 65 and older on income from public pensions and retirement plans. There are also no city or state sales taxes in Maryland, so the most Bowie residents pay is 6%, which can assist senior budgets. 
  • The American Lung Association gives Prince George’s County a mixed score for air quality, with an F for ozone pollution and an A grade for particle pollution. Seniors in Bowie can enjoy fresh air free from particle pollution, but those with lung conditions may wish to discuss any concerns with their doctor. 
  • In Bowie, both violent crime and property crime occur at rates lower than the state average. In addition, Bowie’s crime rate is lower than average when compared to cities of a similar size, which can help seniors feel safe in the community. 
  • Bowie’s overall cost of living is more than 28% higher than the national average and also higher than the Maryland average. Despite this, healthcare costs are lower than average, which can help budget-conscious seniors, and Maryland has a number of programs designed to help older adults pay for assisted living.
  • The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides public transport services to Bowie. Routes run through the city and county and can also connect residents to the rest of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Seniors pay a reduced fare for transit services and can access the paratransit service, MetroAccess, if they have difficulty using regular services.

Paying for Assisted Living in Bowie, MD

When trying to decide how to pay for assisted living, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, Caring.com has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of assisted living in Bowie and 34 other cities in Maryland.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Assisted Living in Bowie, MD

Inflation will have a significant impact on the cost of assisted living in Bowie and nationwide. Between 2022 and 2024, the average cost of assisted living is projected to increase by 18% nationwide, and by a similar amount in Bowie. Across Maryland, prices rise by 11.7%; however, most major cities, including Pikesville, Denton and Forest Hill can expect to see increases close to the national average inflation rate of around 18%. Families considering their long-term care options may find it useful to research local prices and take the effects of inflation into account when planning ahead.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
Bowie$5,527$6,055$6,521
U.S. Average$4,070$4,459$4,802
Maryland$4,613$5,091$5,153
Pikesville$3,928$4,303$4,634
Denton$5,271$5,775$6,219
Forest Hill$5,844$6,403$6,896

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $5,000 per month, Bowie is among the more affordable cities for assisted living in Maryland. In Salisbury, seniors pay $5,500 per month, and in California, the cost rises to $6,200. In nearby Washington, D.C., assisted living averages $6,000. Hagerstown has the most affordable assisted living in Maryland, with seniors paying $4,500 monthly, $500 less than those in Bowie.

Bowie

$5,000

Maryland

$5,000

The United States

$4,300

California

$6,200

Hagerstown

$4,500

Salisbury

$5,500

Washington, D.C.

$6,000

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

Different types of senior living will vary in cost based on the services and supervision available. Assisted living includes aid with activities of daily living, and averages $6,055. Memory care communities that provide additional support and dementia care services charge slightly more, at $6,655 per month. Seniors who are looking for accessible accommodations with minimal support could save money by choosing an independent living community, with average fees of $2,268.

Assisted Living

$6,055

Memory Care

$6,655

Independent Living

$2,268

Note: Data for Bowie was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Baltimore, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bowie

Seniors in the Maryland area may be eligible for assistance with funding from the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy program

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bowie

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 and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Bowie,MD

There are many resources in Bowie,MD that assist seniors in their retirement. Caring.com has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s Maryland state page.

Area Agency on Aging

Retirees can find support and advice on various senior-related issues from their local Area Agency on Aging. The agency provides advice on topics such as financial assistance programs, in-home care and long-term care planning. It also connects seniors and caregivers with community-based resources.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Prince George's County Department of Family Services301-265-8450Maryland's Area Agencies on Aging are nonprofit organizations that support the needs of older adults, their families and caregivers across the state. They offer a range of services and programs that promote independent living and help enhance seniors' quality of life. AAAs provide personalized care planning, home-based services, transportation assistance and meal programs. They also offer information and referral services, benefits counseling and caregiver support. Through Maryland's AAAs, seniors can access the resources they need to age with dignity.

Financial Assistance for Senior Care

Bowie seniors wishing to remain in their own homes can find financial assistance from several local resources. These programs and organizations help retirees cover the cost of services such as home care, property modifications and utilities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Prince George's County Long-Term Care Programs301-265-8450Prince George's County provides a number of long-term care programs for seniors. The Senior Assisted Living Subsidy provides funding for low-income seniors who require financial assistance to move to an assisted living facility. The Senior Care Program provides at-home assistance for seniors who are at risk of nursing home placement due to their care needs. Services provided by the program include home-delivered meals, respite care, financial help for medications, personal care, adult day care and emergency response systems.

Food Assistance Programs

Local organizations help ensure elderly citizens have a balanced diet and receive essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. Through nutrition programs, congregate meals, home-delivered meals and food pantries, these programs help Bowie seniors afford the nutritious food they need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
St. Pius X Church Sharing Pantry301-262-2141Low-income seniors in Maryland who are able to leave their homes have many options for free and affordable food. Food pantries and banks throughout the state provide free produce, grains and other staples, and many have no eligibility requirements

Many organizations offer free or low-cost legal services to Bowie seniors. Older adults can access advice on issues such as estate planning, living wills and power of attorney. Some firms also act as long-term care ombudsmen, advocating for the rights of seniors in senior living communities.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Maryland Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)301-265-8483Prince George's County provides a number of long-term care programs for seniors. The Senior Assisted Living Subsidy provides funding for low-income seniors who require financial assistance to move to an assisted living facility. The Senior Care Program provides at-home assistance for seniors who are at risk of nursing home placement due to their care needs. Services provided by the program include home-delivered meals, respite care, financial help for medications, personal care, adult day care and emergency response systems.

Home Repair and Modifications

Seniors and those with disabilities can access a variety of local resources to help them pay for home repairs and modifications. Programs in Bowie have different eligibility criteria and often assist retirees by providing grants or loans.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Maryland Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) - Lanham855-583-8976The MWAP helps Bowie homeowners modify their homes with energy-efficient upgrades that lower electric bills while bolstering home safety and improving quality of life. These upgrades may include installing new lighting, water heaters and insulation. There are income requirements, but all Marylanders who receive SSI are automatically eligible to participate.

Senior Centers

Senior centers in Bowie bring together residents through recreational activities and events. Many also offer advice and support on senior issues, run wellness and nutrition programs, and connect older adults with other resources in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Senior Activity Centers301-699-2255As part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, several Senior Activity Centers offer a gathering place for seniors aged 60 and older. The six centers located in Riverdale, MD, provide outings, field trips, classes, special events and meals for eligible seniors. Residents of Prince George and Montgomery counties can join for free by obtaining a senior ID card. Nonresidents can participate for a small fee. In addition, seniors must need minimal assistance to participate.
Bowie Senior Center301-809-2300Bowie Senior Center is a gathering place for the city's adults aged 55 and over. It has a range of programs that help seniors stay active, including educational classes, clubs and day trips. Seniors wishing to stay healthy can use the fitness room, join one of the many exercise classes or attend a seminar about healthy lifestyles. In addition, the Senior Center provides information about a range of topics concerning seniors, can refer people to other resources and has a nutrition program.

Tax Assistance

Seniors can apply for tax assistance from several Bowie resources. Elderly residents and those with disabilities could be eligible for tax exemptions on medical expenses, reductions on property tax and other tax assistance programs.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Prince George's County Senior Property Tax Credit301-952-3700Prince George's County senior residents may be eligible for a property tax credit that reduces their property taxes by 20%. To qualify, they must be at least aged 65 and have owned the property for at least a decade. The tax credit may be used on properties with values of up to $500,000.

Transportation Assistance

Assistance is available for seniors unable to access or use private transportation. These community resources help elderly and disabled residents make journeys in and around Bowie, allowing them to run errands and attend appointments in the local area.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
City of Bowie Transportation Services301-809-2324City of Bowie Senior Transportation Services is a curb-to-curb service for older adults and those with disabilities who need help getting around town. It prioritizes trips for medical appointments, senior center activities, shopping and senior clubs. The service has a lift-equipped bus and van for wheelchair-bound individuals and is available for adults aged 55 and older. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Riders must pay $1 each way for rides.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bowie

Bowie-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bowie

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