Part of the greater Washington, D.C., area, Frederick County is rated one of the best places to live in Maryland because of its family-friendliness and housing availability. It is home to around a quarter of a million residents, with a lower-than-average population of seniors. It gets warm summers and chilly winters with less snow than the national average. As well as close access to the D.C. area, retirees in Frederick County can take advantage of natural attractions like Sugarloaf Mountain, a famed hiking spot, and Cunningham Falls State Park, which offers hunting and fishing. The area also has deep historical roots and boasts attractions such as the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Frederick County has myriad assisted living communities to choose from. They share an average cost of $4,500 per month.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Frederick County, MD

2015, 2016, 2017

Sunrise of Frederick

990 Waterford Drive, Frederick, MD, 21702

Sunrise of Frederick is conveniently located in a tranquil suburban setting in the heart of Frederick County, Maryland. The facility’s selection of pet-friendly rooms with small, medium and large acco … (read more)
Sunrise of Frederick is conveniently located in a tranquil suburban setting in the heart of Frederick County, Maryland. The facility’s selection of pet-friendly rooms with small, medium and large acco … (read more)

Lorien Mt. Airy

713 Midway Avenue, Mount Airy, MD, 21771

My dad is at Lorien Mt. Airy for some therapy and then he moved over to their assisted living. It’s very satisfactory. He is very happy there. The facility is very nice. The appearance of the building … (read more)
My dad is at Lorien Mt. Airy for some therapy and then he moved over to their assisted living. It’s very satisfactory. He is very happy there. The facility is very nice. The appearance of the building … (read more)

Tranquility at Fredericktowne

6441 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD, 21703

Tranquility at Fredericktowne provides assisted living and memory care and is located in Frederick, Maryland with convenient access to Route 15 and I-70. Visitors and residents praise the facility’s b … (read more)
Tranquility at Fredericktowne provides assisted living and memory care and is located in Frederick, Maryland with convenient access to Route 15 and I-70. Visitors and residents praise the facility’s b … (read more)

Warm Heart Family Assisted Living

16350 Camalo Dr, Mount Airy, MD, 21771

I toured Warm Heart Family Assisted Living – Mount Airy and the gentleman I met was very nice and pleasant, but the owner was not forthcoming. She pitched a different story and told me that an RN is t … (read more)
I toured Warm Heart Family Assisted Living – Mount Airy and the gentleman I met was very nice and pleasant, but the owner was not forthcoming. She pitched a different story and told me that an RN is t … (read more)

Warm Heart Family Assisted Living

752 Dogwood Ct., Frederick, MD, 21701

Warm Heart Family Assisted Living is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Frederick, Maryland close to Monocacy Village Park. Visitors and residents compliment the facility’s cozy, homey fe … (read more)
Warm Heart Family Assisted Living is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Frederick, Maryland close to Monocacy Village Park. Visitors and residents compliment the facility’s cozy, homey fe … (read more)

Bethany Living

5135 Charlington Ct,, Frederick, MD, 21703


2014, 2016

Country Meadows of Frederick

5955 Quinn Orchard Road, Frederick, MD, 21704

My mother is now a resident at Country Meadows in Frederick in the Pathways section. She started out moving to the Independent Living section a few years ago. We wanted her to be closer to family af … (read more)
My mother is now a resident at Country Meadows in Frederick in the Pathways section. She started out moving to the Independent Living section a few years ago. We wanted her to be closer to family af … (read more)

Somerford House and Place Frederick

2100 Whittier Drive, Frederick, MD, 21702

Somerford House Frederick, MD, was once a private house, so residents of the current facility easily see it as a comfortable home. Visitors and residents praise the staff for being helpful to anyone w … (read more)
Somerford House Frederick, MD, was once a private house, so residents of the current facility easily see it as a comfortable home. Visitors and residents praise the staff for being helpful to anyone w … (read more)

Edenton Retirement Community

5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick, MD, 21703

Edenton Retirement Community is conveniently located right outside of Frederick, Maryland near Ballenger Creek. Residents can choose between assisted living or independent living and have several hous … (read more)
Edenton Retirement Community is conveniently located right outside of Frederick, Maryland near Ballenger Creek. Residents can choose between assisted living or independent living and have several hous … (read more)

HeartFields at Frederick Assisted Living

1820 Latham Drive, Frederick, MD, 21701

HeartFields of Frederick is an assisted living facility located near Fort Detrick Army Base in Frederick, Maryland, that features studio apartments with kitchenettes and a communal dining room. Family … (read more)
HeartFields of Frederick is an assisted living facility located near Fort Detrick Army Base in Frederick, Maryland, that features studio apartments with kitchenettes and a communal dining room. Family … (read more)

Buckingham’s Choice

3200 Baker Circle, Adamstown, MD, 21710

My dad is living in the assisted living section of Buckingham’s Choice. I visit him him frequently. I have encountered staff that are caring, responsive, and VERY attentive to my dad’s needs. I ha … (read more)
My dad is living in the assisted living section of Buckingham’s Choice. I visit him him frequently. I have encountered staff that are caring, responsive, and VERY attentive to my dad’s needs. I ha … (read more)

Montevue Assisted Living

1910 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD, 21702

Odyssey Assisted Living at Montevue in Frederick, Maryland, is located just off Rosemont Avenue. A number of churches, medical facilities, shops, restaurants and cafés are located nearby. Reside … (read more)
Odyssey Assisted Living at Montevue in Frederick, Maryland, is located just off Rosemont Avenue. A number of churches, medical facilities, shops, restaurants and cafés are located nearby. Reside … (read more)

Homewood at Crumland Farms

7407 Willow Road, Frederick, MD, 21702

Homewood at Crumland Farms is set on scenic grounds in a secluded area of Frederick, Maryland. The facility offers independent and assisted living, as well as memory care. Visitors and residents’ love … (read more)
Homewood at Crumland Farms is set on scenic grounds in a secluded area of Frederick, Maryland. The facility offers independent and assisted living, as well as memory care. Visitors and residents’ love … (read more)

The Record Street Home

115 Record Street, Frederick, MD, 21701


Paying for Assisted Living in Frederick County

Because of its proximity to Hagerstown, Frederick County shares the city’s average assisted living price, which comes to $4,500 per month. This price is lower than the state average of $5,000, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. However, assisted living in Frederick County is more expensive than the national average, which comes to $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Within the state of Maryland, Frederick County has the lowest assisted living prices. Nearby Cumberland has a similar cost of $4,665 per month. At $5,000 per month, costs in Baltimore are on par with the state average. Salisbury is more expensive, averaging $5,500 per month. Located next to the Chesapeake Bay, California has the highest assisted living prices in the state. At $6,200, it is $1,700 per month more expensive than Mercer County. Costs are similar in neighboring Pennsylvania, where the Philadelphia area has an average assisted living cost of $5,550 per month. Pittsburgh, however, is more affordable, with a monthly median price of $3,550. Assisted living in Scranton is even cheaper, averaging $2,450 per month.

$4500

Frederick County

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$2450

Scranton, PA

$3550

Pittsburgh, PA

$4665

Cumberland

$5000

Baltimore

$5500

Salisbury

$5550

Philadelphia, PA

$6200

California

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Frederick County

Seniors in the Maryland area may be eligible for assistance with funding from the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy program

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Frederick County

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 Frederick County

ResourceContact Service
Frederick County Senior Services Division(301) 600-1234This organization offers a health insurance counseling program that helps seniors apply for Medicare and other benefits. Its long-term care ombudsman advocates for the rights of residents of assisted living communities and the Senior Care Program provides case management services. This organization also offers a resource center with connections to housing resources and social services.
Frederick 50+ Community Center(301) 600-3525Adults ages 50 and up are invited to participate in enriching and entertaining activities at this senior center. It offers educational opportunities, hobby workshops and exercise classes. Members can access lectures on a variety of subjects, including scam awareness, nutrition and personal health as well as low-impact exercise classes including yoga and Zumba.
Frederick Vet Center(301) 600-9000This vet center is staffed with experts who can help veterans determine their eligibility and apply for financial assistance for housing and health care. Other entitlement programs, such as pensions and disability benefits, can also be accessed here. Veterans can also get referrals to VA medical and mental health care. In partnership with the federal VA system, this vet center also offers transportation to and from medical appointments.
Maryland Legal Aid(301) 694-7414This pro-bono law firm offers free assistance with civil matters, including debt collection, consumer issues and housing matters. Seniors can also get help accessing veterans benefits and health insurance. This organization can also help with wills and estates, health care directives and powers of attorney as well as elder rights and fraud cases.
Trans-IT-plus(301) 600-2065Run by the county, this transportation program is designed to help seniors and disabled adults remain mobile in their communities. Seniors can schedule wheelchair-accessible curbside pickup and drop-offs to educational activities, medical appointments and errands. This organization also has a public transit training program and a Taxi Access Program, which offers discounted taxi fares for seniors in some localities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Frederick County

Frederick County-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 Frederick County