Edgewood is a small, census-designated place in Harford County located less than 25 miles northeast of Baltimore. Of the city’s 25,713 residents, close to 3,000 are seniors aged 65 and older. Given Edgewood’s proximity to urban services and the community’s small-town charm, it’s easy to see why so many seniors choose to call the city home. 

Assisted living is a type of long-term residential care geared toward seniors who enjoy living in a safe, supportive community with other seniors and need some help with personal care and household maintenance. Seniors in assisted living may have some ongoing medical issues and mobility limitations, but they don’t need the intensive around-the-clock nursing care that’s provided in a nursing home. In Edgewood, assisted living costs an average of $5,000 per month, which matches the statewide average. 

This guide provides an overview of average assisted living costs in Edgewood and compares those fees with rates in nearby cities and other types of senior care. It also looks at the benefits and drawbacks of living in Edgewood and includes a list of free and low-cost programs that serve local seniors, including case management and accessible transportation. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Edgewood, MD

Smith’s Care For The Elderly

1205 Hanson Road, Edgewood, MD, 21040

My grandfather was a resident of Smiths Care For The Elderly. He passed away a couple months ago. During his time their, our family went through tough times. It was tough for us to remove him from hi … (read more)
My grandfather was a resident of Smiths Care For The Elderly. He passed away a couple months ago. During his time their, our family went through tough times. It was tough for us to remove him from hi … (read more)

Nichols Senior Care

1111 Hanson Road, Edgewood, MD, 21040


2022

Forest Hills Heights Located in Bel Air North

1 Colgate Road, Forest Hill, MD, 21050

My mother moved to Forest Hills Heights Located in Bel Air North. We chose this place because they had a lot of activity and they were very nice. You could say that the people were active there, the s … (read more)
My mother moved to Forest Hills Heights Located in Bel Air North. We chose this place because they had a lot of activity and they were very nice. You could say that the people were active there, the s … (read more)

Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek

1813 Old Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21221

I liked Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek, I thought it was very nice and pleasant. The marketing director gave me a wonderful tour. It seemed a lot bigger to me than it looked from the outsid … (read more)
I liked Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek, I thought it was very nice and pleasant. The marketing director gave me a wonderful tour. It seemed a lot bigger to me than it looked from the outsid … (read more)

Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air

1415 St. Francis Road, Bel Air, MD, 21014

Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air was nice. It’s very clean, well-kept, and nicely decorated. The staff was very friendly and it seemed like the residents were taken care of very well. It’s a beau … (read more)
Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air was nice. It’s very clean, well-kept, and nicely decorated. The staff was very friendly and it seemed like the residents were taken care of very well. It’s a beau … (read more)

Woodlands Assisted Living

1320 Windlass Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21220

Woodlands Assisted Living is located near State Route 700 in a charming residential area just northwest of Baltimore, MD. Visitors and family members give the facility positive reviews for its clean e … (read more)
Woodlands Assisted Living is located near State Route 700 in a charming residential area just northwest of Baltimore, MD. Visitors and family members give the facility positive reviews for its clean e … (read more)

The Cottages of Perry Hall

9900 Walther Boulevard, Baltimore, MD, 21234

I like The Cottages of Perry Hall. I like the fact that it was more of a family setting. I didn’t meet everyone, but from what I saw, the staff members seemed nice. They said they had an activity coor … (read more)
I like The Cottages of Perry Hall. I like the fact that it was more of a family setting. I didn’t meet everyone, but from what I saw, the staff members seemed nice. They said they had an activity coor … (read more)

Lorien Bel Air

1909 Emmorton Road, Bel Air, MD, 21015

My parents are planning to move into Lorien Bel Air. It has a lot of community space, so that they can spread out. We saw empty rooms, and they seemed spacious and like they would be nice. They had ni … (read more)
My parents are planning to move into Lorien Bel Air. It has a lot of community space, so that they can spread out. We saw empty rooms, and they seemed spacious and like they would be nice. They had ni … (read more)

Hart Heritage Estate

1915 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD, 21050

This is not a family oriented facility. Family members are not permitted in the resident rooms. Covid restrictions have been lifted but they still will not allow visitors to enter the rooms of thei … (read more)
This is not a family oriented facility. Family members are not permitted in the resident rooms. Covid restrictions have been lifted but they still will not allow visitors to enter the rooms of thei … (read more)

2016, 2017

Oak Crest

8820 Walther Boulevard, Parkville, MD, 21234

My mother has lived here for 6 years and over the years everything has really diminished. I recognize that covid has affected everything but the food has become beyond terrible and very little choice … (read more)
My mother has lived here for 6 years and over the years everything has really diminished. I recognize that covid has affected everything but the food has become beyond terrible and very little choice … (read more)

Glen Meadows Retirement Community

11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD, 21057

I toured Glen Meadows Retirement Community. It was very, very nice. It was gorgeous inside, and they made the rooms look like new before each resident moved in. At that time, you actually had to purch … (read more)
I toured Glen Meadows Retirement Community. It was very, very nice. It was gorgeous inside, and they made the rooms look like new before each resident moved in. At that time, you actually had to purch … (read more)

Brightview Perry Hall

9657 Bel Air Road, Nottingham, MD, 21236

Brightview Perry Hall was pleasant. It’s a very nice facility, but it’s pricier than the other two places I visited. They had activities when I was going through the tour. They also have another facil … (read more)
Brightview Perry Hall was pleasant. It’s a very nice facility, but it’s pricier than the other two places I visited. They had activities when I was going through the tour. They also have another facil … (read more)

2013

Brightview White Marsh

8100 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD, 21236

I was really impressed with Brightview White Marsh. There were tons of residents out, going back and forth, doing different things, and the vibrancy. I was really, really impressed with how vibrant th … (read more)
I was really impressed with Brightview White Marsh. There were tons of residents out, going back and forth, doing different things, and the vibrancy. I was really, really impressed with how vibrant th … (read more)

Brightview Avondell

128 West Ring Factory Rd., Bel Air, MD, 21014


Gloria Friends Home

929 Back River Neck Road, Essex, MD, 21221

Everything is fine.
Everything is fine.

Hummingbird Manor Assisted Living Inn

452 W. Bel Air Avenue, Aberdeen, MD, 21015

My aunt was a resident at Hummingbird for 3 years. She was happy and well taken care of. The staff provided phenominal care to her and the other residents. My aunt was able to maintain her dignity … (read more)
My aunt was a resident at Hummingbird for 3 years. She was happy and well taken care of. The staff provided phenominal care to her and the other residents. My aunt was able to maintain her dignity … (read more)

Joyous Living

11130 Philadelphia Road, White Marsh, MD, 21162

Joyous Living was an excellent place. The owner built it so she would have a place for her parents to go to. They were very friendly, and they know all their residents by name. Everything was clean, t … (read more)
Joyous Living was an excellent place. The owner built it so she would have a place for her parents to go to. They were very friendly, and they know all their residents by name. Everything was clean, t … (read more)

Jacob’s Well Assisted Living

522 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD, 21015

I think Jacob’s Well Assisted Living is wonderful. It’s beautifully landscaped. It’s got a lovely porch that the residents can sit out on and look at the pond with the ducks. All the rooms are very we … (read more)
I think Jacob’s Well Assisted Living is wonderful. It’s beautifully landscaped. It’s got a lovely porch that the residents can sit out on and look at the pond with the ducks. All the rooms are very we … (read more)

Ma Maison Senior Assisted Living Facility

9404 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD, 21236

My grandmother is a resident of this facility. She had been at a large impersonal facility, but due to a variety of reasons, it did not work out. . Ma Maison is an unassuming place. The staff is … (read more)
My grandmother is a resident of this facility. She had been at a large impersonal facility, but due to a variety of reasons, it did not work out. . Ma Maison is an unassuming place. The staff is … (read more)

Brightview of Bel Air

300 West Ring Factory Road, Bel Air, MD, 21014

We went to Brightview of Bel Air, and we had a nice tour. It was a small and nice community with a nice feel to it. There’s not as much community space as the other place we looked at. The only staff … (read more)
We went to Brightview of Bel Air, and we had a nice tour. It was a small and nice community with a nice feel to it. There’s not as much community space as the other place we looked at. The only staff … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Edgewood

Assisted living facilities in Edgewood are licensed and regulated by the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Health Care Quality. OHCQ inspectors conduct regular and unannounced inspections on licensed assisted living facilities statewide to ensure compliance with all relevant state and federal regulations. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Edgewood

  • A number of top-ranked hospitals are close to Edgewood, including the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, which has a 24/7 emergency department and a number of specialty clinics, including heart care, orthopedics and cancer care. 
  • While the average monthly rate for assisted living in Edgewood is higher than the national average, the overall cost of living is lower than the statewide average. This makes Edgewood a good option for seniors who want a relatively affordable place to retire within Maryland. 
  • Summers in Edgewood tend to be warm, with daytime highs reaching about 88 degrees in July, while winter temps often dip below freezing. The area has about 213 sunny days each year, which is eight more than the national average. 
  • Edgewood seniors can use Harford Transit LINK services to travel to destinations within Harford County. Greyhound bus service is available between Edgewood and Baltimore, and the Maryland Area Regional Commuter Train (MARC) stops at the Edgewood train station. 
  • The overall Air Quality Index in Edgewood is 64 out of 100, which is better than the nationwide average of 58. This means that the risk of developing health issues related to air quality is lower in Edgewood than it is in many other locations. 
  • There’s no county-level sales tax in Harford County. The Maryland sales tax rate is 6%, which is lower than the nationwide average of 7.12%.

Paying for Assisted Living in Edgewood

At $5,000 per month, average assisted living rates in Edgewood are $500 higher than rates in Hagerstown, where seniors pay $4,500 for this level of care. In Salisbury, assisted living residents pay an average of $5,500 per month, while in California, located in the southeast corner of Maryland, rates run around $6,200 per month. 

$5000

Edgewood

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$4500

Hagerstown

$5500

Salisbury

$6200

California

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is just one of the many long-term care options available in Edgewood. Adult day health care is the least costly option and has an average monthly cost of $1,897. Seniors who prefer to receive personal care in their own homes can opt for homemaker services, which cost an average of $4,671 per month. Those who require light medical care in addition to personal care services can enlist the services of a home health aide for $4,957 per month. The rates for homemaker and home health aide services assume 44 hours of care weekly, so rates may be higher or lower depending on the number of hours required. Nursing home care is by far the costliest option. A semiprivate room in an Edgewood nursing home costs an average of $11,984 per month, while a private room costs about $12,805 per month. 

$4671

Homemaker Services

$4957

Home Health Aide

$1896

Adult Day Health Care

$5000

Assisted Living Facility

$11984

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12805

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Edgewood was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Baltimore, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Edgewood

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 Edgewood

There are a number of free and low-cost services for seniors in Edgewood offered through government agencies and nonprofit organizations. These services include social and recreational programs, case management, benefits counseling and curb-to-curb transportation. 

Resource

Contact 

Service

(410) 638-3025

Hartford County is home to four county-run Senior Activity Centers, including one located in Edgewood. Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., these centers offer a wide variety of free recreational programs designed to promote health, wellness and independence among local seniors. Activities vary between each center and may include organized card games and billiards tournaments, knitting and crocheting clubs and social groups. 

(410) 612-1620

Harford Transit LINK is the regional public transit service for Harford County, and there are three bus routes with stops in Edgewood. Seniors aged 60 and older qualify for discounted fares on all fixed routes. Those who cannot use the regular bus service due to a temporary or permanent disability can apply to use either Demand Response or ADA Paratransit, two low-cost public transit services that are fully wheelchair-accessible. 

(410) 638-3025

The Harford County Office on Aging provides seniors and family caregivers with help in accessing government benefits and services. The office offers Medicare and Medicaid counseling, case management and fraud prevention for seniors. It also serves as the regional Aging & Disability Resource Center

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Edgewood

Edgewood-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