Clinton lies along the Potomac River, which provides a beautiful backdrop for seniors in the community. It’s an unincorporated city in Prince George’s County that’s home to over 38,700 residents, including more than 6,200 seniors aged 65 or older. Because it’s between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, seniors find lots to do that only requires a short trip. Due to its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, the cost of living is higher but the climate is warmer than most other places in the state.

Assisted living is a residential environment that provides aging adults with housing, personalized supportive care and health-related services. The goal is to provide supportive care while promoting dignity and independence in a homelike setting. The average cost of assisted living in Clinton is $6,000, which is higher than both the state and national averages.

This guide covers various aspects of assisted living in Clinton, such as the average cost of assisted living in Clinton compared to other Maryland cities and compared to other types of senior care. It also discusses benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Clinton and several free local resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Clinton, MD

Majestic Assisted Living Home

12025 Birchview Drive, Clinton, MD, 20735

Majestic Assisted Living Home has the best care I’ve ever encountered. They truly love their residents and I’m incredibly grateful to host my grandpa at their residence. He’s full of laughter an … (read more)
Majestic Assisted Living Home has the best care I’ve ever encountered. They truly love their residents and I’m incredibly grateful to host my grandpa at their residence. He’s full of laughter an … (read more)

Northview Assisted Living Facility

8607 North Drive, Clinton, MD, 20735

We were looking for an assisted living home for our elderly aunt. The owner of Northview Assisted Living gave our family a very inclusive tour of the home (where she lives). We were impressed with t … (read more)
We were looking for an assisted living home for our elderly aunt. The owner of Northview Assisted Living gave our family a very inclusive tour of the home (where she lives). We were impressed with t … (read more)

Jobean Assisted Living

9608 Geena Nicole Drive, Clinton, MD, 20735

If you have searched for an affordable place I’m sure you have left some of them in despair believing that you would never find a decent place that didn’t feel crowded, over priced, and depressing. Th … (read more)
If you have searched for an affordable place I’m sure you have left some of them in despair believing that you would never find a decent place that didn’t feel crowded, over priced, and depressing. Th … (read more)

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Bradford Oaks

7520 Surratts Rd, Clinton, MD, 20735

the staff there is rude no they seem to spend more time trying to figure out who needs to do what instead of taking care of business at hand they wait forever to answer call button friend was having h … (read more)
the staff there is rude no they seem to spend more time trying to figure out who needs to do what instead of taking care of business at hand they wait forever to answer call button friend was having h … (read more)

Fine Living Care Iii

8513 Pinta Street, Clinton, MD, 20735



Cheltenham Oaks Assisted Living Llc

9603 Allerton Terrace, Clinton, MD, 20735


2013, 2016, 2017

Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA, 22309

Spring Hills Mount Vernon is nestled between Vernon Heights Park and the Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia. Residents and visitors alike praise Spring Hills for being a spacious, clean and brig … (read more)
Spring Hills Mount Vernon is nestled between Vernon Heights Park and the Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia. Residents and visitors alike praise Spring Hills for being a spacious, clean and brig … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Sunrise of Alexandria

3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304

Sunrise of Alexandria is located in Alexandria, Virginia, next to Highway 236, supermarkets, Port City Brewing Company and shopping centers. The facility offers shopping trips, sightseeing tours and v … (read more)
Sunrise of Alexandria is located in Alexandria, Virginia, next to Highway 236, supermarkets, Port City Brewing Company and shopping centers. The facility offers shopping trips, sightseeing tours and v … (read more)

The Charleston Senior Community

45 St Patricks Drive, Waldorf, MD, 20603

My friend will be moving into The Charleston Senior Community. She likes it and is comfortable with it. It seems to be a bit more affordable. The staff members were very responsive, warm, welcoming, a … (read more)
My friend will be moving into The Charleston Senior Community. She likes it and is comfortable with it. It seems to be a bit more affordable. The staff members were very responsive, warm, welcoming, a … (read more)

Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community

11665 Doolittle Drive, Waldorf, MD, 20602

Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community looked like a nice place. The people there were nice, knowledgeable and friendly. It looked like a fairly new community. There was transportation to and from. The … (read more)
Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community looked like a nice place. The people there were nice, knowledgeable and friendly. It looked like a fairly new community. There was transportation to and from. The … (read more)

Henson Creek Assisted Living

5075 Temple Hills Road, Temple Hills, MD, 20748

My tour at Henson Creek Assisted Living was ok. It was nice but kind of dark since it’s an older building. I wasn’t impressed with the facility. The staff that gave the tour was very pleasant and very … (read more)
My tour at Henson Creek Assisted Living was ok. It was nice but kind of dark since it’s an older building. I wasn’t impressed with the facility. The staff that gave the tour was very pleasant and very … (read more)

2016

Sunrise at Mount Vernon

8033 Holland Road, Alexandria, VA, 22306

Sunrise at Mount Vernon is located in Alexandria, Virginia, near George Washington Memorial Parkway, several medical centers, shopping outlets, historic parks and recreational attractions. Visitors an … (read more)
Sunrise at Mount Vernon is located in Alexandria, Virginia, near George Washington Memorial Parkway, several medical centers, shopping outlets, historic parks and recreational attractions. Visitors an … (read more)

The Residences at Thomas Circle

1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20005

The Residences at Thomas Circle is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., just east of Rock Creek Parkway. Guests speak highly of outings to magic shows, museums and cultural events. Residents are … (read more)
The Residences at Thomas Circle is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., just east of Rock Creek Parkway. Guests speak highly of outings to magic shows, museums and cultural events. Residents are … (read more)

Morningside House of St. Charles

70 Village St., Waldorf, MD, 20602

My mother who is 80 years old was recently admitted to Morningside. I must say that after less than a week, we see positive changes in her. She is not as lonely; she can have her privacy in her suit … (read more)
My mother who is 80 years old was recently admitted to Morningside. I must say that after less than a week, we see positive changes in her. She is not as lonely; she can have her privacy in her suit … (read more)

Prince of Peace I

213 Surrey Circle Drive, Fort Washington, MD, 20744

Prince of Peace I was OK, but it wasn’t exactly the type of setting that we were looking for. I didn’t see many amenities or activities. The owner has a room for five, but she has four right now. It’s … (read more)
Prince of Peace I was OK, but it wasn’t exactly the type of setting that we were looking for. I didn’t see many amenities or activities. The owner has a room for five, but she has four right now. It’s … (read more)

Macklin Court

9417 Macklin Court, Alexandria, VA, 22309

Macklin Court is located in Alexandria, Virginia near Ferry Landing Road, Grist Mill Park and the Washington Metro Philharmonic. Relatives appreciate the elegant, well-kept home and long-term staff wh … (read more)
Macklin Court is located in Alexandria, Virginia near Ferry Landing Road, Grist Mill Park and the Washington Metro Philharmonic. Relatives appreciate the elegant, well-kept home and long-term staff wh … (read more)

Lifesprings Eldercare #1

4107 Buck Creek Road, Temple Hills, MD, 20748

Lifesprings Eldercare #1 was fine. It was a pretty close-knit community. We didn’t see any issues or anything like that. The staff members were knowledgeable and nice. They have a regular chef, like a … (read more)
Lifesprings Eldercare #1 was fine. It was a pretty close-knit community. We didn’t see any issues or anything like that. The staff members were knowledgeable and nice. They have a regular chef, like a … (read more)

George Assisted Living Facility

6908 Noah Dr, Fort Washington, MD, 20744

I went to see George Assisted Living Facility’s assisted living. It was okay and the staff was friendly. They were watching the news when I got there because it was in the evening. The staff said that … (read more)
I went to see George Assisted Living Facility’s assisted living. It was okay and the staff was friendly. They were watching the news when I got there because it was in the evening. The staff said that … (read more)

Judy Comfort and Care Assisted Living

12401 Molly Berry Road, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772

Judy Comfort and Care Assisted Living was a nice and warm setting. It’s very homey and it has a lot of properties outside, around the house itself, like a country setting. They have very caring facili … (read more)
Judy Comfort and Care Assisted Living was a nice and warm setting. It’s very homey and it has a lot of properties outside, around the house itself, like a country setting. They have very caring facili … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Clinton

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses assisted living programs. Licenses are based on the facility’s level of care with three distinct levels available. Most providers in the state request to be licensed at level three, which covers residents with low, moderate or high care needs.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Clinton

  • The overall cost of living in Clinton is 23% higher than the national average. However, this is partially due to housing costs being nearly 31% higher than the national average, which shouldn’t be a concern for seniors in assisted living. Health care costs are 7% lower than the national average, which can be very beneficial to seniors in Clinton, especially those requiring ongoing care.
  • Maryland doesn’t allow cities or counties to collect local sales taxes, so seniors in Clinton only pay 6% in state sales tax. Unfortunately, this still makes Maryland’s sales tax rate higher than 71.2% of other states. The state doesn’t tax groceries or prescription drugs, which can be two top expenses for seniors.
  • Retirees in Clinton don’t pay taxes on Social Security benefits and those aged 65 or older get relatively large exclusions on many other types of retirement income, including from public and private pensions, military retirement plans and 401(k)s, but not from IRAs.

  • Aging adults benefit from Clinton having a highly rated local hospital. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center was rated high-performing in treating heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke and COPD, many of which may be common in aging adults. The hospital also has an emergency department and cardiac and medical surgical ICUs.
  • Clinton’s climate includes above-average rainfall at 44 inches per year compared to the national average of 38 inches and below-average snowfall at 15 inches annually versus 28 inches nationally. July is the warmest month with an average high of about 88 degrees, which is hotter than most places in Maryland. January is the coldest month with an average low of about 26 degrees, which is also warmer than most places in the state.

Paying for Assisted Living in Clinton

Per Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, Clinton’s average cost of assisted living is $6,000, which is $1,000 higher per month than the statewide average. It’s also $1,700 more per month compared to the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Clinton’s higher-than-average cost for assisted living is higher than many other Maryland cities but not all. Its higher than Hagerstown’s by $1,500, Baltimore’s by $1,000 and Salisbury’s by $500 per month. However, the cost in California, a small town in southern Maryland, is $200 more monthly.

$6000

Clinton

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$4500

Hagerstown

$5000

Baltimore

$5500

Salisbury

$6200

California

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It’s also beneficial to compare other types of senior care. Adult day health care costs significantly less per month but provides a much lower level of care. In Clinton, it costs an average of $1,744 per month. Receiving care at home in Clinton costs less than assisted living. Homemaker services cost an average of $4,601 and home health aides cost about $4,767 monthly. Nursing home care is the highest cost option because it offers the highest level of care. Semiprivate rooms run about $11,726 per month in Clinton and private rooms average $13,059.

$4601

Homemaker Services

$4767

Home Health Aide

$1744

Adult Day Health Care

$6000

Assisted Living Facility

$11726

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13059

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Clinton

The state of Maryland pays for assisted living services in Level II and Level III ALPs through the Medicaid 1915(c)Home and Community-Based Options Waiver Program. There is also a Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy Program funded by the state.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Clinton

Seniors living in Waldorf can make use of the following services, which offer information, assistance and enrichment programs designed with elders in mind.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(301) 265-8450

The PGCDFS Aging and Disabilities Services Division acts as the Aging and Disability Resource Center for seniors throughout the county. It provides programs for aging adults, including information and assistance, health promotion and wellness programs, nutrition services, durable equipment recycling and senior employment.

(301) 449-0490

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center supports local seniors by offering classes, drop-in activities, health screenings, clubs, special events and day trips. Popular activities that promote socialization and remaining physically and/or mentally active include bingo, line dancing, card games, round dancing, crocheting and knitting.

(301) 265-8450

RSVP helps seniors aged 55 and older put their skills to work as volunteers who support their communities through nonprofit services and government agencies. Senior volunteers choose how much they want to work from only a few hours per month to up to 20 hours per week. Volunteer opportunities run the gamut, including assisting other seniors with health insurance challenges, transportation, hospice care, nursing home visits and telephone outreach.

(301) 699-2255

Senior Clubs help seniors who want to make new friends and participate in various activities. Club 300 is a senior walking club for those of all fitness levels. Senior Green Team is a conservation club dedicated to projects that protect and preserve national resources throughout the county. Both clubs are open to any Prince George’s County seniors aged 60 or older or pre-seniors aged 50 to 59.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Clinton

Clinton-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 Maryland