Catonsville is a small, charming community situated along Baltimore’s western border. It has 44,701 residents, over 18% of whom are aged 65 or older. Catonsville’s commitment to accommodating seniors coupled with the state’s tax-friendly policies make it an attractive destination for budget-conscious retirees. The community’s pleasant weather, good air and water quality and plentiful social opportunities add to its appeal.
Assisted living facilities provide room and board along with personal care, housekeeping and social activities. Assisted living can be an ideal alternative for older adults who can no longer remain independent at home but don’t require the 24-hour specialized support provided in a nursing home. In Catonsville, seniors pay an average of $5,000 per month for assisted living services, which is on par with Maryland’s state average.
This guide introduces seniors and their loved ones to assisted living in Catonsville. It includes cost comparisons with nearby cities and different types of senior care, the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in the community and some of the free or low-cost resources available to older residents.