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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Carroll County, MD for 2024

Nestled in Northern Maryland and surrounded by woodland trails, Carroll County is a great retirement choice for seniors looking for a quaint countryside lifestyle. While most of the area is

Seniors in Carroll County have a choice among over 28 assisted living communities, at an average monthly cost of $5,000. Prices for each facility can fluctuate based on services, amenities and location.

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Paying for Assisted Living in Carroll County

As Carroll County borders Baltimore County, it’s likely that it shares its average monthly price of $5,000 for assisted living, per the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. The median cost for assisted living in Carroll County is the same as the state’s and $700 above the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Because Carroll County is also on the border with Pennsylvania, it may be useful to compare the costs of assisted living there with cities across state lines. In Gettysburg and York, Pennsylvania, the respective assisted living median costs of $3,443 and $4,260 are notably lower than in Carroll County. 

Within Maryland and west of Carroll County, in areas including Hagerstown ($4,500) and Cumberland ($4,665), assisted living prices are more affordable. However, in the southeastern city of Salisbury, assisted living costs $500 more per month than in Carroll County. On the other side of the state, in the southwestern town of California, assisted living is $1,200 more expensive than in Carroll County. The county may not be the most affordable place in the state for assisted living, but the average cost is equivalent to the Maryland median price. Additionally, the area is an attractive retirement destination thanks to its array of senior-friendly recreational options, programs and cultural amenities.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Carroll County

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.

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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 Carroll County

Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Carroll County(410) 386-3800Carroll County’s Maryland Access Point is managed by the Bureau of Aging and Disabilities and is the first point of contact between seniors and countywide programs. Seniors can contact MAP for information and referrals to services such as insurance counseling, financial help for assisted living and contact with local senior centers.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Carroll County(410) 386-3600The county’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program can help seniors and their caregivers locate a suitable assisted living facility, investigate resident complaints and mediate conflicts. Volunteers with the program advocate on behalf of seniors and inspect assisted living communities and other facilities to ensure they meet statewide care standards. 
Maryland Legal Aid Midwestern Maryland Office(301) 694-7414Seniors in Carroll County can get in touch with the Midwestern Maryland Office for pro bono legal services and advice. Lawyers with the program offer telephone and in-person consultations and in some cases, free representation. Older adults can get advice on civil matters including family law, living wills and financial benefits. 
The Consumer Guide to Long-Term Care(410) 764-3460The Consumer Guide to Long-Term Care is a free directory put together by the state’s Health Care Commission. Older adults can receive advice about assisted living communities in Carroll County, find out what their long-term care options are and obtain advice on financial assistance. 
Living Healthy, Living Well in Carroll County(410) 386-3818This countywide program provides a series of online classes and materials for seniors. Workshops include classes on managing chronic illness, preventing falls and managing pain. Additionally, older adults can receive several helpful tool kits in the mail. The classes are usually available on a rotating schedule, and participants need to sign up in advance.
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs(410) 260-3838The state’s VA department offers many services to older adults who served in the military. VA representatives can help veteran seniors identify and apply for state and federal military pensions and compensation. Additional services include veterans’ health care and referral to local VA centers. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Carroll County

Carroll County-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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Review of The Terraces at Westminster

We went to The Terraces at Westminster. For my mother-in-law, it was overkill. Everybody there was a lot older and more disabled than she was, so it was overkill for her. It was a nice place. When...

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Review of The Terraces at Westminster

We liked The Terraces at Westminster. It's a clean and professional facility. There are a lot of meal options. The physical therapist is there five days a week. They have activities every day. Even...

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Review of Brightview Westminster Ridge

My mom is currently in Brightview Westminster Ridge. It is extremely clean. It is well-maintained, bright, and airy. There is stuff all over, and the food is fantastic. We are very pleased with it....

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Hi Julie - Thank you for your kind review. We value every member of our Brightview Westminster Ridge family!

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