Parkville, Maryland, is a bedroom community and suburb in the northeast part of the Baltimore metro area. It’s close to the water, perfect for people who enjoy beachcombing or watching the waves. The area combines the family-friendly nature of a smaller town with all that one of the largest urban areas in the country offers, including delicious fresh seafood dining destinations, plenty of attractions for the history buff or nature lover and access to world-class healthcare in Baltimore and the greater Washington, D.C. area.     

The population of Parkville is 32,000, and seniors 65 and older comprise 14% of these residents. Many Parkville seniors may be seeking accommodations in assisted living communities that employ professional caregivers around the clock to help residents with personal care, mobility and other tasks of daily living. These communities offer private apartments and amenities such as walking trails or a swimming pool. The average cost for assisted living is $5,000 per month in Parkville. 

This guide covers the cost of assisted living and other types of senior care in Parkville and an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of living here. We also include a list of free resources for seniors to enhance their lives and preserve their independence. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Parkville, MD

2014

Morningside House of Satyr Hill

8800 Old Harford Road, Parkville, MD, 21234

Mom has been a resident since 2019 and is doing well. There are some super staff members who really care for the residents. There are frequent activities to keep residents socially engaged. Th … (read more)
Mom has been a resident since 2019 and is doing well. There are some super staff members who really care for the residents. There are frequent activities to keep residents socially engaged. Th … (read more)

2016, 2017

Oak Crest

8820 Walther Boulevard, Parkville, MD, 21234

My mother has lived here for 6 years and over the years everything has really diminished. I recognize that covid has affected everything but the food has become beyond terrible and very little choice … (read more)
My mother has lived here for 6 years and over the years everything has really diminished. I recognize that covid has affected everything but the food has become beyond terrible and very little choice … (read more)


Caring Place (A)

7700 Oakleigh Road, Parkville, MD, 21234


2013

Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing

1840 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208

My father moved into Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing the day after Thanksgiving. We chose this because my dad was able to see it himself, he was not able to see the other place. So I feel … (read more)
My father moved into Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing the day after Thanksgiving. We chose this because my dad was able to see it himself, he was not able to see the other place. So I feel … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Pikesville

3800 Old Court Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208

We went to Sunrise of Pikesville. It was very nice, but it was expensive. It’s very clean, the people were very mannered. Everybody was helpful. I love the nurses, the rooms were nice. I did like it. … (read more)
We went to Sunrise of Pikesville. It was very nice, but it was expensive. It’s very clean, the people were very mannered. Everybody was helpful. I love the nurses, the rooms were nice. I did like it. … (read more)

Charter Senior Living of Towson

6451 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21212

We chose it for my sister. We liked the people there, the atmosphere, the pricing, and we worked with them to make it affordable. It was just the actual place and the people more than anything else th … (read more)
We chose it for my sister. We liked the people there, the atmosphere, the pricing, and we worked with them to make it affordable. It was just the actual place and the people more than anything else th … (read more)

Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek

1813 Old Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21221

I liked Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek, I thought it was very nice and pleasant. The marketing director gave me a wonderful tour. It seemed a lot bigger to me than it looked from the outsid … (read more)
I liked Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek, I thought it was very nice and pleasant. The marketing director gave me a wonderful tour. It seemed a lot bigger to me than it looked from the outsid … (read more)

Angel Core Home of Care

4304 Parkmont Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21206

The Angel Core Home of Care was great. Everybody had their own room. It was perfect. It’s Angela’s home; it was her place. It was so much like home. They had individual rooms, which is great. Her spot … (read more)
The Angel Core Home of Care was great. Everybody had their own room. It was perfect. It’s Angela’s home; it was her place. It was so much like home. They had individual rooms, which is great. Her spot … (read more)

The Mohawk Estate

2814 Mohawk Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21207

This facility is exceptionall! The staff works VERY close with us to ensure mom’s care needs are handled. She wasn’t very active, and veryy reluctant to transition into a facility. Now she’s become a … (read more)
This facility is exceptionall! The staff works VERY close with us to ensure mom’s care needs are handled. She wasn’t very active, and veryy reluctant to transition into a facility. Now she’s become a … (read more)

College Manor

300 W Seminary Ave, Lutherville Timonium, MD, 21093

The tour experience at College Manor was good. The staff was very good. We saw people playing games, bingo, and all kinds of stuff. The rooms were nice and clean. It was an older community.
The tour experience at College Manor was good. The staff was very good. We saw people playing games, bingo, and all kinds of stuff. The rooms were nice and clean. It was an older community.

Woodlands Assisted Living

1320 Windlass Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21220

Woodlands Assisted Living is located near State Route 700 in a charming residential area just northwest of Baltimore, MD. Visitors and family members give the facility positive reviews for its clean e … (read more)
Woodlands Assisted Living is located near State Route 700 in a charming residential area just northwest of Baltimore, MD. Visitors and family members give the facility positive reviews for its clean e … (read more)

Symphony Manor at Roland Park

4301 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21210

My brother-in-law was at Symphony Manor for almost 2 years. EVERYDAY he got extraordinary care at every level. This is a place where staff took the time to get to know him (He had had a stroke), found … (read more)
My brother-in-law was at Symphony Manor for almost 2 years. EVERYDAY he got extraordinary care at every level. This is a place where staff took the time to get to know him (He had had a stroke), found … (read more)

The Cottages of Perry Hall

9900 Walther Boulevard, Baltimore, MD, 21234

I like The Cottages of Perry Hall. I like the fact that it was more of a family setting. I didn’t meet everyone, but from what I saw, the staff members seemed nice. They said they had an activity coor … (read more)
I like The Cottages of Perry Hall. I like the fact that it was more of a family setting. I didn’t meet everyone, but from what I saw, the staff members seemed nice. They said they had an activity coor … (read more)

Dulaney Valley Assisted Living at Hunt Valley

10815 Powers Avenue, Cockeysville, MD, 21030

The staff at Dulaney Valley is excellent to work with, and it was a good place. It’s a small group home, and everybody has a roommate except there are two private rooms. They have a nice size dining … (read more)
The staff at Dulaney Valley is excellent to work with, and it was a good place. It’s a small group home, and everybody has a roommate except there are two private rooms. They have a nice size dining … (read more)

Community Caregivers Assisted Living

3900 Norfolk Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21216

I toured Community Caregivers Assisted Living. Marché was very knowledgeable in what she was telling me. They were very clean, the rooms were very clean, and just upon entering the home, it was clean … (read more)
I toured Community Caregivers Assisted Living. Marché was very knowledgeable in what she was telling me. They were very clean, the rooms were very clean, and just upon entering the home, it was clean … (read more)

Woodholme Gardens

1700 Woodholme Avenue, Pikesville, MD, 21208

I went to Woodholme Gardens. It was very nice, and the young man was nice as well. The apartments had a sink. It was a shower with a bed, and then there was the area where she could sit, and where she … (read more)
I went to Woodholme Gardens. It was very nice, and the young man was nice as well. The apartments had a sink. It was a shower with a bed, and then there was the area where she could sit, and where she … (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.

Up & About Care

2902 Lyndhurst Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21216

Up & About Care was really clean. The backyard was pretty big, so if they want to do activities there is plenty of space. The only downfall I didn’t like was how far off it was. If a person got on … (read more)
Up & About Care was really clean. The backyard was pretty big, so if they want to do activities there is plenty of space. The only downfall I didn’t like was how far off it was. If a person got on … (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)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Parkville

Like every assisted living community in the state, Parkville’s assisted living communities are licensed and regulated by the Maryland Department of Health. Each assisted living community undergoes regular inspections to retain its license, including the condition and sanitation of the community, plus verification of appropriate staffing ratios and each staff member’s qualifications. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Parkville

  • Maryland offers seniors with a total income of less than $100,000 a state income tax break. The first $50,000 in income is completely tax-free, and the balance is taxed at a lesser rate. This includes all non-wage income, including Social Security, pensions, retirement investments and other income.  
  • The cost of living in Parkville is 98.6, slightly below the national median of 100. Housing costs are the least expensive category, at 79.4. Healthcare, important to many seniors, is also lower than the national average, at 90.4. 
  • Crime rates, both violent and property, are higher than the national average. Violent crime rates are 35.9 compared to 22.7, while property crimes are 55.0, compared to the national average of 35.4.  Fortunately for seniors, assisted living communities have security and awake staff around the clock for resident protection. 
  • As part of the greater Baltimore area, Parkville is included in its designation as one of the top ten places to retire. This ranking is based on the overall wellness and support seniors receive, including the availability of resources, health care and social/ emotional support. The greater Baltimore area is also acknowledged to have some of the finest health care in the nation. 
  • Weather in Parkville is generally quite pleasant, with 212 days of sunshine per year and July high temperatures of about 88 degrees. The area is close enough to the ocean for cooling breezes during the summer. Winters can be chilly, with about 20 inches of snow per year, and January low temperatures average about 26 degrees. 
  • Seniors in Parkville have plenty of choices for medical care, with the number of physicians per 100,000 residents significantly higher than the national average, 348 compared to 210. There are also several world-class hospitals nearby, including the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and MedStar Medical Group at North Parkville Health Center.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Parkville

Both Parkville and the state of Maryland have assisted living fees of $5,000 per month, according to Genworth Financial’s Cost of Care Survey 2020. Both are several hundred dollars more than the U.S. average of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Parkville falls in the middle for assisted living costs, at $5,000 per month. Bethesda is the most expensive, at $6,000, while Hagerstown is the least, $4,500. Cumberland is a few hundred dollars less than Parkville, at $4,665, while Salisbury is $5,500. 

$5000

Parkville

$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 option for seniors in Parkville. Those who need a higher level of medical and personal care can receive it in a nursing home, in either a semiprivate room, $11,984 per month, or a private one, $12,805 per month. Adult day health care is ideal for seniors who have a caregiver at home and only need assistance on weekdays. It’s also the most affordable at $1,896 per month. Seniors aging in place at home can hire a home health care aide ($4,957) for light medical care or homemaker services ($4,671) to help around the house. 

$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 Parkville was not available, so data for the closest city, Baltimore, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Parkville

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 Parkville

The city of Parkville and the greater Baltimore area provide several free or low-cost services to enhance the lives of area seniors and support them and their families. Some programs help seniors apply for financial and healthcare assistance. In contrast, others address the social and emotional needs of the elderly and their families, such as funding senior citizens centers or providing education about different topics that affect the elderly.

Resource

Contact

Description

(410) 767-1100

The state Department of Aging seeks to create programs and elder support that makes Maryland an attractive destination for older adults. This agency helps communities across the state aid seniors in locating and applying for Medicaid and Social Security, making resources accessible to the elderly and enhancing their lives.

(410) 887-4200

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the interests of residents in long-term care homes, including assisted living. Representatives can help seniors and their families with the transition into assisted living, including evaluating their choices for accommodations and offering unbiased opinions of each community. These representatives also take complaints from residents of long-term care homes and investigate, referring to the appropriate legal bodies when necessary.

(410) 887-2080

The County Ride Service provides free transportation for the elderly and those with a qualifying disability. This shuttle service with a call-ahead appointment service offers special travel accommodations, including walker and wheelchair accommodations. This program also has volunteers who can escort seniors to doctor's appointments or assist with errands. Seniors may book online or by calling ahead, and the service is free.

(410) 887-2594

Many seniors may not be able to afford their own durable medical equipment. The Loan Closet receives donations of lightly used equipment that seniors and those in need may borrow indefinitely. Items include shower benches and toilet chairs, mobility aids, blood pressure cuffs or TTY equipment.

(866) 635-2948

Local lawyers offer free services for seniors who cannot afford them. They help in civil cases, draft protection documents such as wills, living wills and trusts or file for divorce or bankruptcy.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Parkville

Parkville-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