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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Hagerstown, MD below include 25 Assisted Living facilities with 272 reviews. On average in Hagerstown, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.26 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hagerstown

Maryland’s assisted living communities are regulated and monitored by The Office of Health Care Quality, a department within the Maryland Health Care Commission. Its work includes inspecting facilities to ensure they operate to the standards required for licensing, to issue and withdraw licenses, to certify facilities entitled to accept Medicare/Medicaid residents and to provide technical support during license applications.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hagerstown

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, Hagerstown has a cost of living index of 86.2, which is significantly below the national average of 100 and the state average of 113. Although health costs are above average, the city’s transportation costs are below those paid by the typical American.
  • Hagerstown’s property and violent crime rates are above the state and national averages, although data from Neighborhood Scout seems to indicate that crime is concentrated in and around the city center. Assisted living facilities in Hagerstown typically have 24/7 security systems to protect residents and calm any safety fears they may have.
  • Four hospitals serve the citizens of Hagerstown, including the high-performing Meritus Medical Center. There are 184 Medicare registered physicians to choose from, working in various fields, such as psychiatry and orthopedics. Additionally, there are 24 assisted living facilities in and around the city, so seniors should be able to find the ideal community in which to spend their later years.
  • The climate in Hagerstown is among the most favorable in the area. Although the city gets slightly fewer sunny days than the national average, 198 compared to 205, the summer months regularly deliver highs of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Snowfall averages at 25 inches annually, compared to the national average of 28, and rainfall is around 41 inches, slightly above the national average of 38.
  • Community Action Transit (CAT) is a program that provides wheelchair-accessible transportation services to the elderly, disabled and low-income citizens of Washington County. There are fees for the services provided. Private insurance and Medicaid can’t cover costs, although the program accepts Ride Assist Vouchers from Washington County Commuter. Trips are typically for medical purposes, although arrangements can be made for other reasons. 
  • Homeowners in Hagerstown aged 65 and over are entitled to a tax credit of 50% of their home’s assessed value or $4,000 (whichever figure is lowest). Disabled seniors under 65 years with gross incomes of no more than $5,000 may also be eligible.

Paying for Assisted Living in Hagerstown

The results of the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey show that Hagerstown’s seniors pay, on average, $4,500 per month for assisted living. Although this is above the national average of $4,300, it’s below the $5,000 state average, typically saving the city’s seniors $6,000 per year.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Hagerstown is one of the most affordable locations within a 70-minute radius of Washington County. In Cumberland, seniors need to budget for an additional $165 per month for similar assisted living services, while over the border in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, average costs are another $715 per month. The most costly location is Washington D.C., where fees average $1,500 more per month, while Winchester, Virginia, is the most affordable, at a savings of $196 per month.





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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Able-bodied seniors who can attend adult day care centers have the most affordable type of senior care, with costs averaging $2,134 per month. Assisted living follows, with fees of around $4,500. Home and home health care both average $4,576, despite the latter providing basic medical support. Nursing home care is the most expensive type of care, with the typical semiprivate room costing $9,794, while seniors in private rooms pay an additional $548 per month.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hagerstown

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.

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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 Hagerstown

Hagerstown offers seniors a diverse range of free and subsidized resources that can help them enhance their quality of life in addition to caring for their health and contributing to their communities. This small sample is only a portion of what’s available in the area.

Washington County Commisson Aging Inc.(301) 790-0275The Washington County Commission on Aging Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides multiple resources for seniors in and around Hagerstown. These include operating the city’s senior center, connecting older citizens with volunteer programs that enable them to help their communities and a range of long-term care services, such as the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy Program. The organization also manages congregate nutrition sites in and around Hagerstown, where seniors can enjoy freshly cooked lunches with their friends. 
Maryland Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(301) 790-0275The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is a program that gives a voice to the residents of senior living facilities, ensures they understand their rights and advocates for them in disputes with the owners and managers of their facilities. Ombudsmen make regular and unannounced visits to speak to the residents and investigate their complaints, ranging from minor concerns to serious issues, such as elder abuse. Complaints that imply criminality will be referred to the proper authorities. Families of residents and others can also register complaints with the ombudsman.
Hagerstown VA Clinic(800) 817-3807The Hagerstown VA Clinic is an outpatient clinic that provides primary care services for veterans in addition to behavioral health services. Additionally, the clinic conducts health screenings, performs physical therapy treatments, immunizations and a range of mental health programs, such as grief and substance abuse counseling. It also refers vets requiring specialty care to the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, which is approximately 35 minutes from Hagerstown. 
Hagerstown Lions Club Medical Equipment(301) 393-9333Hagerstown Lions Club has a large inventory of medical equipment that can be used for free by seniors convalescing from injuries and surgeries. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, knee scooters, quad canes, shower transfer benches and bed rails. All equipment is on loan only and can be picked up from various locations across the city. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hagerstown

Hagerstown-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 Hagerstown

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My father has moved into Seaton Hagerstown. He's doing a lot better than where he was. The people from Seaton went to the place where he was to evaluate him. When the nurse walked in there she...

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Review of Seaton Hagerstown

When I went to Seaton Hagerstown, I saw that the residents there really were enthusiastic about using these common rooms and they just had such an upbeat attitude. That comes from staff and how...

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Review of Seaton Hagerstown

My ex-husband will move into Seaton Hagerstown. I found it very professional and very nice. They have a lot of activities for the residents. I like the physical therapy program. I like the food...

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