Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a desirable suburban community located 20 miles from the nation’s capital. Although seniors represent just 11.5% of the city’s 67,985 residents, the area has a robust network of services for older adults, and Montgomery County has been recognized as an age-friendly community by AARP. Although the cost of living is higher than the national average, the area has a lot to offer. Old Town is a popular destination for shopping and dining, and notable attractions in the area include Seneca Creek State Park and the Gaithersburg Community Museum, which is housed in a historic railroad station.

Residents who are healthy and independent but need occasional assistance with bathing, dressing or household chores are ideal candidates for assisted living. These services are designed to promote an active, socially engaged lifestyle. The median cost of assisted living in Gaithersburg and metro Washington is $6,000 per month, 20% higher than the rest of the state and 40% higher than the national average.

This guide includes information about local assisted living facilities, long-term care regulations and average prices. We’ve included details about possible alternatives and payment options as well as government agencies that can help seniors find the care they need.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Gaithersburg, MD

Kindley Assisted Living at Asbury Methodist Village

333 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877

This is an outstanding place. My father has done rehabilitation there on several occasions. The people are very well trained. Everyone smiles and they seem to genuinely care about the residents/patien … (read more)
This is an outstanding place. My father has done rehabilitation there on several occasions. The people are very well trained. Everyone smiles and they seem to genuinely care about the residents/patien … (read more)

Tranquil Loving Care Assisted Living

15708 Ancient Oak Drive, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878


Heart and Hands Assisted Living

9520 Foxlair Pl, Gaithersburg, MD, 20882


Asbury Methodist Village

201 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877

Asbury Methodist Village was lovely. It’s a very large facility. My parents lived there, and we’re very pleased with it. My father was in memory care while my mom was in assisted living. It was a thre … (read more)
Asbury Methodist Village was lovely. It’s a very large facility. My parents lived there, and we’re very pleased with it. My father was in memory care while my mom was in assisted living. It was a thre … (read more)

Darling Haven

6 Alliston Hollow Ct, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879

We decided to put my mom in Darling Haven Assisted living facility. We have found it to be so lovely and a perfect size for her. The rooms are lovely and the staff are all very caring and attentive. T … (read more)
We decided to put my mom in Darling Haven Assisted living facility. We have found it to be so lovely and a perfect size for her. The rooms are lovely and the staff are all very caring and attentive. T … (read more)

Nightingale House

13004 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878

Thought i would write something after my recent encounter with one of your caregivers. Again i want to thank you for caring for my mom during her last years. Tom and I will always be grateful to Dr Ja … (read more)
Thought i would write something after my recent encounter with one of your caregivers. Again i want to thank you for caring for my mom during her last years. Tom and I will always be grateful to Dr Ja … (read more)

Fatima Assisted Living

19114 N. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879

Fatima Assisted Living’s staff was awkward. The entire facility was uncomfortable. When the staff there was showing me around the facility they opened up the door to a shared room and the door slammed … (read more)
Fatima Assisted Living’s staff was awkward. The entire facility was uncomfortable. When the staff there was showing me around the facility they opened up the door to a shared room and the door slammed … (read more)

Laytonsville Estates

8212 Brink Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20882


Holy Care Assisted Living

19118 N. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879


Lins House Llc

1006 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878


Deborah Assisted Living #1

19940 Chesley Knoll Dr, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879


2015

Sunrise at Montgomery Village

19310 Club House Road, Montgomery Village, MD, 20886

The staff at Sunrise at Montgomery Village was very friendly. They’re condos converted into assisted living, so they were really nice. The only drawback? There are only two elevators and it’s a long d … (read more)
The staff at Sunrise at Montgomery Village was very friendly. They’re condos converted into assisted living, so they were really nice. The only drawback? There are only two elevators and it’s a long d … (read more)

2014, 2015

Brookdale Potomac

11215 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD, 20854

Brookdale Potomac was good. The staff was very informative, very friendly, and very welcoming. The rooms were very nice. It was our second choice. It looked a little older than the other one we visite … (read more)
Brookdale Potomac was good. The staff was very informative, very friendly, and very welcoming. The rooms were very nice. It was our second choice. It looked a little older than the other one we visite … (read more)

Sunrise of Rockville

8 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD, 20850

Sunrise of Rockville offers assisted living options and memory care. It’s nestled in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, with easy access to hospitals, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents and vi … (read more)
Sunrise of Rockville offers assisted living options and memory care. It’s nestled in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, with easy access to hospitals, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents and vi … (read more)

Asheir Homes – Potomac

20 Riverwood Ct, Potomac, MD, 20854

My mother moved into Asheir Homes. It’s a very small residential facility. There are only eight patients. It’s very nice, but the trouble is, during the pandemic, visiting is extremely limited. Today, … (read more)
My mother moved into Asheir Homes. It’s a very small residential facility. There are only eight patients. It’s very nice, but the trouble is, during the pandemic, visiting is extremely limited. Today, … (read more)

Superior Care, Inc.

21714 Rolling Ridge Lane, Laytonsville, MD, 20882

My husband was a resident and was well taken care of. The nurses and caregivers treated him with respect and preserved his dignity. They showed great compassion and love. The environment is neat and … (read more)
My husband was a resident and was well taken care of. The nurses and caregivers treated him with respect and preserved his dignity. They showed great compassion and love. The environment is neat and … (read more)

Assisted Living of Potomac I

11901 Falls Road, Potomac, MD, 20854

I toured this home Its very immaculaty clean, residents looked happy and engaged in activities.. Owner is a RN and was very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. References from current family members w … (read more)
I toured this home Its very immaculaty clean, residents looked happy and engaged in activities.. Owner is a RN and was very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. References from current family members w … (read more)

Serenity Gardens Assisted Living

10829 Burbank Drive, Potomac, MD, 20854

We picked Serenity Gardens Assisted Living for my sister. It’s 10/10. They will do all medical care, which is important, and give you a place to stay. The rooms were beautiful. My other sister and I w … (read more)
We picked Serenity Gardens Assisted Living for my sister. It’s 10/10. They will do all medical care, which is important, and give you a place to stay. The rooms were beautiful. My other sister and I w … (read more)

Raphael House

1515 Dunster Road, Rockville, MD, 20854

Raphael House would be my number one choice because it was small and the residents were very friendly. While we were interviewing the director, a resident came in who needed a hug. She apparently does … (read more)
Raphael House would be my number one choice because it was small and the residents were very friendly. While we were interviewing the director, a resident came in who needed a hug. She apparently does … (read more)

Asheir Manor – Germantown

19230 Mateny Hill Road, Germantown, MD, 20874

I was very impressed with this beautiful place. Lots of activities happening. Staff were having a lot of fun with their residents. When I walked in, it was clean, smelt fresh and had a very positive … (read more)
I was very impressed with this beautiful place. Lots of activities happening. Staff were having a lot of fun with their residents. When I walked in, it was clean, smelt fresh and had a very positive … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gaithersburg

Assisted living facilities in Gaithersburg must follow regulations enforced by the Maryland Department of Health, Assisted Living Unit. The state has specific requirements for staffing, services and care planning to ensure residents’ health and safety.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gaithersburg

  • Gaithersburg is located in the heart of Montgomery County, which has been a member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities since 2015. Local leaders are committed to supporting the city’s older residents, who will represent 25% of the population by 2030.
  • Seniors in Gaithersburg can take advantage of numerous transportation programs. Shuttles and door-to-door rides are available through Montgomery County, local senior centers and nonprofit or volunteer-based programs like Gaithersburg HELP.
  • Gaithersburg has a typical mid-Atlantic climate. Snowfall is slightly lower than the typical U.S. city, and rainfall is slightly higher. Plus, residents enjoy comfortable temperatures for much of the year, particularly in the early summer and fall.
  • More than 40 medical centers are located within 25 miles of Gaithersburg. Notable facilities include the Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, the Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
  • The cost of living in Gaithersburg is 25% higher than the national average, especially regarding housing and transportation. Although the area is slightly more expensive than other parts of the state, residents spend less on health care.
  • Gaithersburg is a safe community. The number of violent crimes and property-related offenses is lower than the national average. Additionally, most assisted living facilities have emergency alert systems and robust security.

Paying for Assisted Living in Gaithersburg

Assisted living in Gaithersburg costs an average of $6,000 per month, according to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is $1,000 higher than the state average and $1,700 more than the national average. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Due to Gaithersburg’s proximity to the nation’s capital, it’s more expensive than most parts of the state except for California where seniors pay $6,200, an increase of $200 per month. Prices in Salisbury on the Eastern Shore are $500 lower at $5,500. In Baltimore, rates are $1,000 lower at $5,000, and Hagerstown residents enjoy below-average rates of $4,500, a monthly savings of $1,500. 

$6000

Gaithersburg

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$5000

Baltimore

$4500

Hagerstown

$6200

California

$5500

Salisbury

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living provides good value compared to other forms of long-term care with a monthly average of $6,000 per month. Nursing homes cost almost twice as much with rates of $11,726-$13,059 depending on the type of room selected. In-home care starts at $4,601 per month, excluding everyday household expenses. Home health aides charge slightly more for medical services with rates averaging around $4,767. Adult day health care costs just $1,744 per month.

$4601

Homemaker Services

$4767

Home Health Aide

$1744

Adult Day Health Care

$6000

Assisted Living Facility

$11726

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13059

ursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Gaithersburg was not available, so data for the closest city, Washington, D.C., was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gaithersburg

Maryland offers the Optional State Supplement to seniors who are eligible for Social Security payments, or who would be eligible except for income. Further financial existence may be available to Gaithersburg seniors in assisted living through the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy.

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 Gaithersburg

Seniors in Gaithersburg have a wealth of resources at their fingertips. The following government agencies and nonprofits provide direct services to older adults, families and caregivers. Learn more about your options below.

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Contact


Service


Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging


(240) 777-3000


The Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging is one of the most comprehensive resources for local seniors who want to learn more about assisted living, long-term care and healthy aging programs in Gaithersburg. It provides information about accessible transportation, safe driving courses, public housing, senior tax exemptions and support groups. You can find details about local volunteer opportunities online. Plus, the agency maintains a full calendar of community events ranging from pro bono legal clinics to free concerts.


Benjamin Gaither Center Senior Activities


(301) 258-6380


Seniors in Gaithersburg can join the full-service Benjamin Gaither Center for an annual fee of $50. Out-of-area memberships are available for $125 per year. This center offers affordable lunchtime meals on weekdays, and it organizes a wide selection of social and recreational events, including monthly trips, craft workshops, card games and 25 weekly fitness classes. It offers on-site wellness services, including psychosocial work, podiatry and mental health consultations.


Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs


(240) 777-1246


The Commission on Veterans Affairs serves current and former service members and their families. It helps residents access health care, long-term care, disability benefits, pensions and tax breaks. Veterans and their spouses who receive a military pension and require one-on-one assistance for medical reasons may be eligible for an additional Aid & Attendance stipend. The agency provides confidential benefits consultations, and it provides a comprehensive directory of state and local resources.


Senior Connection Montgomery County


(301) 962-0820


Senior Connection has more than 20 years of experience providing free community-based services designed to help seniors increase their mobility, independence and quality of life. It’s the county’s largest provider of free escorted through-door transportation. Volunteers also prepare and deliver pantry boxes and provide friendly wellness calls to combat COVID-related isolation. These programs benefit more than 7,000 seniors in Gaithersburg and the surrounding area.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg-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