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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Gaithersburg, MD for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Gaithersburg, MD below include 58 Assisted Living facilities with 1619 reviews. On average in Gaithersburg, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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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. 

Gaithersburg

$6,000

Maryland

$5,000

The United States

$4,300

Baltimore

$5,000

Hagerstown

$4,500

California

$6,200

Salisbury

$5,500

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.

Homemaker Services

$4,601

Home Health Aide

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,744

Assisted Living Facility

$6,000

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,726

ursing Home Facility (private room)

$13,059

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.

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 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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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.

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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

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Review of Asbury Methodist Village

My 89 yr old mother was sent there from Shady Grove Hospital. The staff was nice but the whole reason for her stay was for the rehabilitation which was slow going. The staff would let her lay in...

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Allan

I visited this facility

Review of Kindley Assisted Living at Asbury Methodist Village

My father-in-law is moving into Kindley Assisted Living at Asbury Methodist Village. It's excellent. They're very good over there. It's a nice facility, the people there are nice. I've only met one...

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Anne

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

Review of Asbury Methodist Village

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...

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