Glen Burnie is a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. This town, located along the inland shores of the Chesapeake Bay, is a popular destination for tourists who wish to experience delicious fresh seafood or visit Colonial and Pre-Colonial historical locations. It’s also considered a bedroom community for people working in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Glen Burnie’s population is 73,000, with 14% comprised of seniors aged 65 and older. Many of these individuals may be considering assisted living accommodations as it becomes more difficult for them to live independently at home. 

Assisted living communities are long-term care facilities that provide apartment-style living and different on-site amenities such as a pool, fitness center, library and common area for games or gatherings. Residents receive discreet assistance with personal care and tasks of daily living, including mobility, help getting dressed and using the bathroom. Often, transportation is provided as needed. In Glen Burnie, the average monthly cost is $5,000

This guide covers the costs of assisted living and senior care in Glen Burnie and some considerations about living in the city. We also include a list of some free resources for seniors and their families if they need help. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Glen Burnie, MD

Arundel Woods

403 West Ordnance Road , Glen Burnie, MD, 21061

Catholic Charities was a very nice place. The room seemed like a good size, but they told me that for six to nine months, they won’t have an opening. Everything seemed to be OK. The room was a one-b … (read more)
Catholic Charities was a very nice place. The room seemed like a good size, but they told me that for six to nine months, they won’t have an opening. Everything seemed to be OK. The room was a one-b … (read more)

Kind Hearts Home

212 Saint James Dr, Glen Burnie, MD, 21061

My mom moved into Kind Hearts, and so far I think the service is good. There’s only three women and one man, although the capacity is three women and three men. There’s always two nurses permanently o … (read more)
My mom moved into Kind Hearts, and so far I think the service is good. There’s only three women and one man, although the capacity is three women and three men. There’s always two nurses permanently o … (read more)

Cranberry Cottage V

394 Washington Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD, 21060


Cranberry Cottage Iv

486 Lincoln Drive, Glen Burnie, MD, 21060


Cranberry Cottage Vi

390 Washington Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD, 21060


House Of Loving Care Ii

206 Marley Station Road, Glen Burnie, MD, 21061


Cranberry Cottage I

14 Proctor Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD, 21060


Cranberry Cottage Ii

12 Proctor Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD, 21061


Triumph Home Care

7990 Nolcrest Road, Glen Burnie, MD, 21061


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Sunrise of Severna Park

43 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park, MD, 21146

Sunrise of Severna Park is located between Cypress Creek Park and the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Severna Park, Maryland. Guests praise the facility for its cheerful atmosphere, modern interior and … (read more)
Sunrise of Severna Park is located between Cypress Creek Park and the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Severna Park, Maryland. Guests praise the facility for its cheerful atmosphere, modern interior and … (read more)

Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD, 21076

Morningside House of Friendship looked nice, clean, and well-furnished. They had different apartment sizes, and because my brother is just going there in for respite care, we just saw the small ones. … (read more)
Morningside House of Friendship looked nice, clean, and well-furnished. They had different apartment sizes, and because my brother is just going there in for respite care, we just saw the small ones. … (read more)

Spring Arbor of Severna Park

345 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD, 21146

My mother is adjusting fine at Spring Arbor of Severna Park. It’s a very nice facility, has very friendly people, is very clean, organized, and the rooms are much bigger. She hasn’t done a lot of the … (read more)
My mother is adjusting fine at Spring Arbor of Severna Park. It’s a very nice facility, has very friendly people, is very clean, organized, and the rooms are much bigger. She hasn’t done a lot of the … (read more)

Utopia’s Touch Assisted Living

237 Severn Rd., Millersville, MD, 21108

Beautiful facility, very clean and staff very friendly and educated on care for my love one! Thanks
Beautiful facility, very clean and staff very friendly and educated on care for my love one! Thanks

Kris-Leigh Assisted Living

831 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD, 21146

The staff is very friendly and helpful. My father likes his spacious room, the level of care he is getting and the activities they provide with him. Lovely pleasant water view is a bonus as well.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. My father likes his spacious room, the level of care he is getting and the activities they provide with him. Lovely pleasant water view is a bonus as well.

Regency Park

730 State Route 3 S, Gambrills, MD, 21054

The representative we spoke to at Regency Park seemed very knowledgeable. She answered all our questions and she even gave us some information we didn’t ask for. She gave us a nice tour. The facility … (read more)
The representative we spoke to at Regency Park seemed very knowledgeable. She answered all our questions and she even gave us some information we didn’t ask for. She gave us a nice tour. The facility … (read more)

Optimum Care Homes LLC

1906 Cecil Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21218

My mother has stayed there now for almost a year. Clean environment. Friendly staff. Happy we were able to get her in this place.
My mother has stayed there now for almost a year. Clean environment. Friendly staff. Happy we were able to get her in this place.

Locust Lodge Assisted Living

184 Meadow Road, Pasadena, MD, 21122

My mom will be moving into Locust Lodge II. I like the price because she’s having an OK income, but it just doesn’t qualify for that high end stuff. Everything seems to be starting at $6,000 a month, … (read more)
My mom will be moving into Locust Lodge II. I like the price because she’s having an OK income, but it just doesn’t qualify for that high end stuff. Everything seems to be starting at $6,000 a month, … (read more)

Glynn Taff Assisted Living

5741 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD, 21228

When I visited Glynn Taff Assisted Living Inc., everybody was very friendly, cooperative, and very pleasant. They showed me the dining room where residents would eat. Their menu was very appetizing an … (read more)
When I visited Glynn Taff Assisted Living Inc., everybody was very friendly, cooperative, and very pleasant. They showed me the dining room where residents would eat. Their menu was very appetizing an … (read more)

Inspirations Assisted Living & Memory Care of Linthicum

806 South Camp Meade Rd, Linthicum, MD, 21090

My grandmother has been living here for 8 months and she is well taken care of. Because she moved in the midst of the pandemic, visitations have been limited to 30 minutes with the appropriate safety … (read more)
My grandmother has been living here for 8 months and she is well taken care of. Because she moved in the midst of the pandemic, visitations have been limited to 30 minutes with the appropriate safety … (read more)

Paradise Assisted Living

6348 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD, 21228

My visit at Paradise Assisted Living was fine. They accept Medicaid. The staff gave me paper to fill out, but I haven’t gone back with it, and we’re still looking for other options. We liked it, and w … (read more)
My visit at Paradise Assisted Living was fine. They accept Medicaid. The staff gave me paper to fill out, but I haven’t gone back with it, and we’re still looking for other options. We liked it, and w … (read more)

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.

$5000

Glen Burnie

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$6000

Bethesda

$4500

Hagerstown

$5500

Salisbury

$4665

Cumberland

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.

$4671

Homemaker Services

$4957

Home Health Aide

$1896

Adult Day Health Care

$5000

Assisted Living Facility

$11984

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12805

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Glen Burnie was not available, so data for the closest city, Baltimore, was used instead.

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.

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 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.

Resource

Contact

Description

(410) 222-4464

The 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.

(410)-767-1100

The 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.

(866) 635-2948

The 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.

(410) 887-2594

The 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.

(410) 887-2080

Residents 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