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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Washington, MD for 2024

Fort Washington sits on the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, about 20 miles south of Washington, DC. This city has 15 assisted living facilities serving local seniors, and there are 82 more facilities in surrounding communities. On average, assisted living facilities in the Fort Washington region charge $5,948 per month for care, which is notably higher than the Maryland average of $4,900 and the national rate of $4,500.

This guide includes 1382 reviews reviews of assisted living facilities in Fort Washington and reports an overall quality rating of 4.66 out of 5 stars stars.

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Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Washington, Maryland

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fort Washington

The Maryland Department of Health licenses all assisted living facilities in Fort Washington through its Assisted Living Unit. This department promotes a consistent standard of care by regulating the scope of services facilities provide and enforcing minimum requirements for housing, nutrition services and staffing. The department also follows up on complaints regarding substandard conditions or care in assisted living facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fort Washington

  • Fort Washington Medical Center serves as one of the top community-based hospitals in the Fort Washington region. This award-winning hospital sees approximately 40,000 patients every year and offers a range of specialties, including neurology, ophthalmology and ambulatory surgical services. It also has a 24-hour emergency room and features regular activities and services such as free health screenings and educational workshops. 
  • Out of 24 surveyed counties in Maryland, Prince George’s County ranks 12th for overall health. It sits in the 50-75th percentile for health outcomes due to factors such as its moderate rate of deaths in those under age 75 and its average life expectancy, which aligns with state and national norms at 78.5 years.
  • Seniors in Fort Washington can obtain transportation services through PGC Link, an ADA-accessible microtransit service that provides rides to local health care facilities and clinics, entertainment venues, libraries and shopping destinations within its 22 square-mile service area.  
  • Fort Washington ranks as a relatively expensive place to live with an overall cost of living that’s 45% over the national norm. This is primarily due to housing costs, which exceed the national average of 37%. Even so, local health care expenses trend about 8% lower here than in a typical U.S. city, which may make the city financially viable for seniors managing ongoing health conditions.
  • The AARP rates Fort Washington among the top half of U.S. communities for favorability for seniors, giving it a score of 52 on its livability index. Its preventable hospital rate comes in at 38.5 per 100,000 patients, which lines up with the national score of 38.2 and indicates access to outpatient services. Additionally, the city has a comparatively high walkability score of 10.50 versus 6.17 nationally, accommodating seniors who don’t drive.
  • Maryland is the only state in the nation with both an inheritance and an estate tax, which may be a consideration for some seniors and families considering assisted living facilities in Fort Washington. Even so, the state’s income tax laws are friendly toward retirees with full exemptions for 401(k) withdrawals and Social Security benefits.

Paying for Assisted Living in Fort Washington

Assisted living residents in Fort Washington pay $5,948 per month for residential services.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living communities in Fort Washington charge $5,948 per month for care, greatly exceeding the Maryland average of $4,900 and the national rate of $4,500. This city ranks among the costliest in the region for assisted living services, with seniors paying lower rates of $5,248 in Cumberland and $4,980 for care in Salisbury. Similarly, in Baltimore and Hagerstown, rates are competitive compared to Fort Washington at $4,750 and $4,630.

Fort Washington

$5,948

Maryland

$4,900

US

$4,500

Salisbury

$4,980

Baltimore

$4,750

Hagerstown

$4,630

Cumberland

$5,248

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Fort Washington, assisted living facilities charge $5,948 per month, making this one of the costlier senior care options in the city. Seniors who obtain full-time private services at home pay an average of $5,339 for in-home care, which includes nonmedical services, such as meal preparation and assistance with grooming, and home health care, which includes skilled nursing services, such as rehabilitative therapies and medication administration. Additionally, adult day health care facilities have significantly lower monthly rates of $2,282. While these facilities don’t provide housing, they offer skilled nursing and personal care services. Even so, assisted living costs about half as much as nursing home care, which includes around-the-clock medical and personal care for $11,467 per month.

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 Fort Washington was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Washington, DC, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fort Washington

Fort Washington seniors in small assisted living facilities may be able to access financial assistance through Maryland's Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy. The Optional State Supplement is also available to eligible seniors.

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 Fort Washington

Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington, please visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fort Washington

Fort Washington 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 Caring Outreach For Seniors Corporation

Excellent facility. The owners treat you as part of the family and take care of the seniors as family. They work within your budget and keep a clean and orderly facility. We are so glad we found...

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A7

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Caring Outreach For Seniors Corporation

My family and I are very grateful for the wonderful care our mom received while at Caring Outreach. They work to make every accommodation pleasant for my momp in their clean and beautiful home....

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ReviewerFC122022B

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Caring Outreach For Seniors Corporation

We've chosen Caring Outreach for Seniors for my brother because it's close to our home. The least that I like is that for any medicine that he takes that is over-the-counter, we have to supply the...

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