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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Chevy Chase, MD for 2024

Situated just northeast of Washington, D.C., in Montgomery County, Chevy Chase and surrounding suburbs offer seniors 102 assisted living options. On average, these communities charge $5,948 per month in Chevy Chase, which is significantly higher than the state's $4,900 norm and the nation's $4,500 average.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chevy Chase

Maryland's Department of Health regulates assisted living communities in Chevy Chase and other cities statewide through its Office of Health Care Quality. The office licenses providers to offer residential care, and seniors can report any complaints or issues with their long-term care directly to the agency.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chevy Chase

  • Chevy Chase sits within Montgomery County, a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The county's AARP action plan includes commitments to improve civic participation and communication technologies for seniors. Montgomery County's score of 61 on the Livability Index places it within the top half of the country's livability rankings, just shy of the highest score of 68.
  • Elder Index ranks the average living experiences of seniors in Chevy Chase at 32% higher than the national norm. However, Maryland doesn't tax Social Security income and offers a pension exclusion of up to $34,300 for seniors to help reduce overall expenses.
  • Chevy Chase experiences only a few days of snowfall throughout the year, with at least one day in January and February, on average. However, the region experiences frequent rain, mainly throughout the warmer months from May to August, where 10 to 12 rainy days occur each month. Still, the region's weather remains mild overall, with few freezing or overly hot days annually.
  • Chevy Chase surpasses 40% of U.S. cities in safety, according to Neighborhood Scout data. The city presents a low risk of violent crime, with only a 1 in 1,437 chance of experiencing such an incident in Chevy Chase, compared to a 1 in 253 chance statewide. Additionally, property crimes occur infrequently in Chevy Chase, where there's a 1 in 85 chance of this type of crime vs. a 1 in 63 chance throughout Maryland.
  • Montgomery County tops health rankings throughout Maryland. The state already ranks 8th in the nation, highlighting the excellent health care services available to seniors. Johns Hopkins Hospital — one of the nation's most highly regarded medical facilities — is within driving distance of Chevy Chase. The hospital holds awards in many specialties, including gastrointestinal surgeries, stroke care, spinal surgeries and pulmonary care.
  • Montgomery County's extensive bus network includes over 100 routes, allowing seniors who don't drive to move freely throughout Chevy Chase and other cities.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Chevy Chase

Assisted living communities charge $5,948 per month in Chevy Chase.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The $5,948 cost of assisted living in Chevy Chase means seniors pay $1,048 more in the city than Maryland's average and $1,448 more than the national norm. Overall, care costs substantially more in Chevy Chase than in other cities in Maryland. Baltimore — one of the closest alternatives — has $1,198 cheaper care than Chevy Chase. Assisted living also costs about 11.8% less in Cumberland and 22.2% less in Hagerstown. This type of care is $968 cheaper in Salisbury than in Chevy Chase.

Chevy Chase

$5,948

Maryland

$4,900

US

$4,500

Baltimore

$4,750

Cumberland

$5,248

Hagerstown

$4,630

Salisbury

$4,980

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living costs $5,948 per month, but other aged care options exist in Chevy Chase. Home care provides similar nonmedical help while saving seniors $609 a month. Adult day care costs $3,666 less than assisted living. However, this care best suits seniors who require only a few hours of support daily. Retirees who need more intensive support and nursing might consider home health care, which costs $609 less than assisted living. Nursing homes offer the highest level of care, including 24-hour skilled nursing and medical treatments, but a semi-private room in a nursing home costs $5,519 more than assisted living.

In-Home Care

$5,339

Home Health Care

$5,339

Adult Day Health Care

$2,282

Assisted Living Facility

$5,948

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,467

Note: Data for Chevy Chase was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Washington, D.C., was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Chevy Chase

Eligible seniors who need some financial assistance to pay for assisted living may be able to take advantage of government programs that include Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) and Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE), both of which are administered by Medicaid.

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

Financial Assistance in Maryland

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 Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase, please visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Maryland

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

I visited Five Star Premier Residences. I had a phone call from the chef who prepares the dining room food inviting me to come over anytime and talk to him about my nutritional needs, my special...

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darol

Other

Review of Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

I am writting this review to forwarn families do not bring your parents to this place its horrible! Nothing works, especially the elevators. These elderly. people are paying alot of money to get...

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Reid M.

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

My mother is in Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase. It’s absolutely the nicest retirement community I’ve ever seen. They cater to everyone’s needs. It is very nice. People are very...

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