The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Bushwood, MD for 2023
Also serving communities of Charlotte Hall.
There are 4 Assisted Living Facilities in the Bushwood area, with 3 in Bushwood and 1 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Bushwood. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Bushwood 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Bushwood, MD
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bushwood
The small, unincorporated community of Bushwood is located in the southern region of Maryland in St. Mary's County, which has a senior community that accounts for over 10% of its population of 105,000 people. Bushwood is home to Ocean Hall, a historic house believed to have been built in 1703.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses three types of assisted living facilities, including Level I, Level II or Level III facilities. These facilities may also be referred to as Assisted Living Programs. There are four assisted living facilities in Bushwood, including three in the city proper and one in Charlotte Hall.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bushwood
- While the overall cost of living in Bushwood is about 10% higher than the U.S. average, it's about 15% below the state average, which may make it a good option for seniors with limited assisted living budgets.
- Bushwood has a relatively low crime rate, which may appeal to seniors who enjoy being out alone in the community. On a 100-point scale, the community's violent crime rate is half the national average at 11.3, and the property crime rate is about 13 points lower than the national average of 21.9.
Summers in Bushwood are hotter than in the average Maryland city with highs near 90 degrees, but humidity levels are fairly low throughout the year. Winter lows are in the mid-20s, and the city receives an average of 14 inches of snow annually. Seniors who prefer to avoid these temperature extremes may want to find out what types of indoor activities are available at their assisted living facilities throughout the year.
- The Bushwood area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Leonardtown.
- Social Security income is tax-exempt in Maryland, but disbursements from private pensions are fully taxed. Public pensions and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts are taxed, but seniors may claim deductions to lessen the tax burden.
- On a scale of 1 to 100, air quality in Bushwood is ranked at 73, which is 15 points higher than the national average. This may benefit seniors with respiratory conditions.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Bushwood
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Bushwood 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 Bushwood 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 Bushwood
Bushwood seniors who meet eligibility guidelines and reside in Level II or Level III assisted living facilities may have services covered under the Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Options waiver program. The state's Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy program may also provide coverage for some personal care services.
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 Bushwood
Bushwood 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 Bushwood, please visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bushwood
Bushwood-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bushwood
Review of Taylor Farm
Taylor Farm was the most affordable facility out of the places we looked at, and it had the best care. My dad has been there a couple of weeks now. He gets 24/7 care and they do everything like med... Read more