Frederick is a scenic and historic city in the western part of Maryland. It’s home to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, as well as the Gambrill State Park. The city has a population of 72,244, of which around 9,400 are senior citizens. The rich arts and culture scene and relatively low unemployment make Frederick a popular place to live for people of all ages, and the warm weather means it’s a popular retirement spot.
Assisted living facilities offer support for older adults who are generally active and independent but would like some assistance with housekeeping, basic personal care, and other activities of daily living. These communities are a good choice for seniors who would struggle to live independently but who don’t require 24-hour nursing care. Seniors living in the Frederick area can expect to pay an average of $4,500 per month for assisted living care, making Frederick $200 more expensive than the national average.
This guide looks at the cost of assisted living and other care types in Frederick and considers the benefits and drawbacks of choosing the city as a retirement destination. It also provides information about free local resources to help local seniors.