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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Glen Burnie

Like those in all of Maryland, Glen Burnie assisted living communities are licensed and regulated by the Maryland Department of Health. This agency divides these homes into three tiers depending on the level of care residents receive. Every community has to demonstrate appropriate levels of sanitation and that it can deliver the level of care the residents require.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Glen Burnie

  • Senior citizens in Maryland who have an income of less than $100,000 per year (including income derived from Social Security, pensions and retirement accounts) are eligible for a state income tax break. No taxes are levied on the first $50,000 of income, and the remainder is taxed at a lesser rate. 
  • The cost of living in Glen Burnie is just a little higher than the U.S. median, 84.8 compared to 100. Seniors who have ongoing medical needs may be pleased to note that healthcare is the least expensive category, coming in at 87.6 compared to 100. 
  • Seniors in Glen Burnie may feel safer living here than in other parts of the metro area, as both property and violent crime rates are lower than the national average. 
  • The average number of physicians in Glen Burnie is just a little less than the national average. The city has 204 for every 100,000 residents, while the nation overall has 210 doctors per 100,000 residents. This gives the elderly plenty of options for health care. 
  • The weather in Glen Burnie can be fairly pleasant most of the year. The community rates 7.2/10 in the annual BestPlaces Comfort index. July highs are around 89 degrees, and the city has 211 days of sunshine per year. Winters can be cold, with temperatures averaging 28 degrees in January, however, the average snowfall is 14 inches while the national average is 28

Paying for Assisted Living in Glen Burnie

The average monthly fee for assisted living in Glen Burnie is the same as the state average, at $5,000 but several hundred dollars more than the national average of $4,300, according to Genworth Financial’s Cost of Care Survey 2020.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Looking at other cities in Maryland, Glen Burnie’s assisted living fees of $5,000 per month are about in the middle. Bethesda ($6,000) and Salisbury ($5,500) are higher, while Hagerstown ($4,500) and Cumberland ($4,665) are both a few hundred dollars less.

Glen Burnie

$5,000

Maryland

$5,000

The United States

$4,300

Bethesda

$6,000

Hagerstown

$4,500

Salisbury

$5,500

Cumberland

$4,665

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living isn’t the only choice Glen Burnie seniors have for long-term care. Those who only need assistance during the weekdays may opt for adult day care ($1,896), which offers many of the same amenities as assisted living without overnight accommodations. Individuals or couples aging in place can hire homemaker services ($4,671) to help with household chores or a home health aide ($4,957) to administer light medical care. Nursing home care is the most expensive option and is meant for individuals who cannot manage their medical conditions on their own. A semiprivate room costs $11,984, and a private room costs $12,805 per month.

Homemaker Services

$4,671

Home Health Aide

$4,957

Adult Day Health Care

$1,896

Assisted Living Facility

$5,000

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,984

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$12,805

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Glen Burnie

The state of Maryland pays for assisted living services in Level II and Level III ALPs through the Medicaid 1915(c)Home and Community-Based Options Waiver Program. There is also a Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy Program funded by the state.

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 Glen Burnie

Glen Burnie and the greater Baltimore area have several resources for seniors and their families to help them locate and apply for benefits, find the right long-term care options and retain their independence and quality of life.

ResourceContactService
Maryland Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(410) 222-4464The state long-term care ombudsman program advocates for the interests of individuals in long-term care homes, such as assisted living. Representatives lobby for greater standards and regulations of these communities and can help residents who have complaints get a resolution through the right oversight body. Seniors and their families can also receive help from the ombudsman office to evaluate their choices for assisted living and apply for accommodations.
Maryland Department of Aging(410)-767-1100The mission of the Maryland Department of Aging is to establish the state as a desirable retirement destination for older adults, working with communities across the state to develop programs for seniors and create vibrant, senior-friendly communities that facilitate access to resources for seniors.
Maryland Legal Aid(866) 635-2948The Legal Aid program provides free or low-cost legal services to individuals who cannot afford their own civil representation. These attorneys handle cases of landlord-tenant disputes or pursue charges of elder abuse, neglect or fraud. They will also draft legal documents to protect seniors, including wills and trusts, living wills and power of attorney.
Baltimore County Department of Aging's Loan Closet(410) 887-2594The city’s Department of Aging administers a loan closet for durable medical equipment for seniors who cannot afford their own. These items can include mobility aids and access assistance equipment, including wheelchairs and wheelchair ramps, shower and bathroom chairs, grab bars and blood pressure cuffs.
Baltimore County Ride Service(410) 887-2080Residents of the greater Baltimore metro area may use the free services of the County Ride program. Shuttles go to different shopping centers and grocery stores for errands, provide rides to doctors appointments and medical services or drop off and pick up seniors at other destinations around town. The shuttles are wheelchair accessible, and the program has escorts for seniors who may need assistance traveling and running their errands.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Glen Burnie

Glen Burnie-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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of Utopia’s Touch Assisted Living

Came to do a tour of this facility and it was super clean and had a home-like feeling. The clients seemed very happy and really seem to be content with their care. Although we decided to keep my...

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CGreen

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

Review of Utopia’s Touch Assisted Living

The rooms are super clean. It feels like a home environment here and always smells super good. Also, I really appreciate how they worked with our budget. My dad came to this facility from another...

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Ms. Stancil

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

Review of Utopia’s Touch Assisted Living

Utopia Caring Assisted Living is a well manicured, clean, safe home environment for your love ones. The owner is very helpful and caring. He is focused on meeting clients needs and...

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