Located in Baltimore County, Pikesville is a census-designated place where 24.9% of its 34,168 residents are in the 65+ age group. This is far above the U.S. average of 16.5%, suggesting Pikesville is particularly attractive to seniors. Multiple factors may be the cause, such as the low health care costs, favorable taxes for Social Security beneficiaries and access to excellent health care facilities. There are also many natural attractions, such as Quarry Lake, a serene and beautiful location for seniors wanting to escape the crowds. 

Seniors who cannot live in their own homes without support may want to consider assisted living as an alternative. Without encroaching on seniors’ independence, the facilities ensure meals are prepared, rooms cleaned and medications managed. Assisted living communities also provide seniors with opportunities to make new friends. The typical monthly cost for an assisted living placement in Pikesville is $5,000, which is in line with the state average but $700 per month above the national average.

The remainder of this guide covers senior living costs in more detail, discusses the pros and cons of living in Pikesville and lists some useful resources for its seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Pikesville, MD

2013

Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing

1840 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208

I liked Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing. It was very charming. I liked the cleanliness and everyone was very friendly. It is very small, so there’s not much room for outside activity, but … (read more)
I liked Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing. It was very charming. I liked the cleanliness and everyone was very friendly. It is very small, so there’s not much room for outside activity, but … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Pikesville

3800 Old Court Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208

Sunrise of Pikesville is a very nice facility. They were very professional, very welcoming, and very knowledgeable. The place looks professionally run as well. It looks like a hotel. Then they have a … (read more)
Sunrise of Pikesville is a very nice facility. They were very professional, very welcoming, and very knowledgeable. The place looks professionally run as well. It looks like a hotel. Then they have a … (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)

Sterling Care Assisted Living

3617 Seven Mile Lane, Pikesville, MD, 21208


Woodholme Springs Assisted Living

101 Woodholme Avenue, Pikesville, MD, 21208

My father moved to Woodholme Assisted Living after our family made the difficult decision we could no longer provide the care he needed at home. It didn’t take long before he adjusted and felt right … (read more)
My father moved to Woodholme Assisted Living after our family made the difficult decision we could no longer provide the care he needed at home. It didn’t take long before he adjusted and felt right … (read more)

Springhouse of Pikesville

8911 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD, 21208

My mother moved into the Springhouse of Pikesville. I think that their care there is sloppy. We signed an assistance contract. They are not assisting like they should be assisting her in the morning, … (read more)
My mother moved into the Springhouse of Pikesville. I think that their care there is sloppy. We signed an assistance contract. They are not assisting like they should be assisting her in the morning, … (read more)

All The Best Care Assisted Living, Inc

6 Clarendon Avenue, Pikesville, MD, 21208


Vorizen Assisted Living Ii

825 Milford Mill Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208


Home Away From Home Assisted Living 1

6923 Blanche Road, Pikesville, MD, 21215


2014, 2015, 2016

The Atrium Village

4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD, 21117

My mother is in Atrium Village. It’s an excellent place for one’s parents to be in. It’s an excellent residence for one’s senior years. The rooms are beautiful, beautifully well-kept, well designed, a … (read more)
My mother is in Atrium Village. It’s an excellent place for one’s parents to be in. It’s an excellent residence for one’s senior years. The rooms are beautiful, beautifully well-kept, well designed, a … (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 Ellicott City

3100 N. Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD, 21043

Lighthouse is truly the place to choose for your loved one. Mom has been living there for nine months and has received wonderful care from an extraordinary and attentive staff. She raves about the de … (read more)
Lighthouse is truly the place to choose for your loved one. Mom has been living there for nine months and has received wonderful care from an extraordinary and attentive staff. She raves about the de … (read more)

Tyrell’s Housing

3425 Chapman Road, Randallstown, MD, 21133

I recently visited the facility and was very impressed with the owners and staff. They took very special care of the property and residents in their care. Exemplary customer service, their staff was a … (read more)
I recently visited the facility and was very impressed with the owners and staff. They took very special care of the property and residents in their care. Exemplary customer service, their staff was a … (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)

The Waterfalls of Catonsville

305 N. Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD, 21228

The Waterfalls of Catonsville was pretty clean. It was a big house that they converted. Their staff was nice. I think you have to bring your own appliances. They have a shared kitchen and shared showe … (read more)
The Waterfalls of Catonsville was pretty clean. It was a big house that they converted. Their staff was nice. I think you have to bring your own appliances. They have a shared kitchen and shared showe … (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.

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)

Ebenezer House LLC

5008 Walther Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21214

I went to Ebenezer House. This was an unscripted visit, they didn’t know I was coming. Everybody there seems happy. All the residents seem happy. One of the staff on duty was a little annoyed that the … (read more)
I went to Ebenezer House. This was an unscripted visit, they didn’t know I was coming. Everybody there seems happy. All the residents seem happy. One of the staff on duty was a little annoyed that the … (read more)

White Oak Village at Rosemar

2942 Rosemar Drive, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

My father currently resides at White Oak and I have been very happy with his care. The staff are extremely loyal, caring and kind. The residence is kept very clean and organized. They offer a number o … (read more)
My father currently resides at White Oak and I have been very happy with his care. The staff are extremely loyal, caring and kind. The residence is kept very clean and organized. They offer a number o … (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)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pikesville

The Office of Health Care Quality, an agency within the Maryland Department of Health, inspects, monitors and regulates assisted living facilities throughout the state. It has the authority to issue and revoke licenses. Additionally, it conducts federal certification inspections on facilities that participate in Medicaid and Medicare for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pikesville

  • Using cost of living indices based on a U.S. average of 100, Sperling’s Best Places records Pikesville’s average cost of living at 116, which is also above the state average. This is mainly due to housing and transportation costs, although utility costs are a little higher too. However, seniors in assisted living may be pleased to know that the city’s health care costs average at 90.4, a much lower figure than the national average.
  • Pikesville’s rates of property and violent crime are higher than the national averages. Although this is disappointing, several areas, such as the Canterbury and Long Meadows estates, record lower levels of crime. Additionally, many assisted living communities have 24/7 security and round-the-clock staff nearby.
  • Winters can be cold in Pikesville, with temperatures averaging 24 degrees in January, although the summer months are much more comfortable, averaging 87 degrees. There’s more rainfall than average, typically 46 inches annually, while snowfall is around 19 inches per year. However, the city’s seniors can enjoy 209 sunny days per year, four more than the national average.
  • The health of Pikesville’s residents is in the capable hands of three major medical facilities, including the highly rated Sinai Hospital. Seniors here are also only 20 minutes from Johns Hopkins Hospital, ranked #4 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Medicare beneficiaries might be pleased to know that Pikesville is home to 252 physicians who work in multiple disciplines, including optometry, podiatry and cardiology.
  • All seniors, particularly those with respiratory concerns, can benefit from Pikesville’s cleaner air. According to AreaVibes, the city’s air quality is 8% better than the national average, and its pollution index a significant 69% better than average.
  • Seniors in receipt of Social Security should know that the State of Maryland doesn’t tax their benefits. Taxes do rise, however, if seniors’ income comes from a combination of sources, particularly if their retirement income from an IRA exceeds $33,100 annually.

Paying for Assisted Living in Pikesville

Pikesville’s average assisted living cost of $5,000, as revealed by the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, equals the state average. Although this is $700 per month above the national average, this isn’t surprising, as Maryland is among the top 10 most expensive states in the country.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Pikesville is one of the most affordable locations in Maryland for assisted living. Less costly cities are found further west, such as Hagerstown, where fees average $4,500. In the south, costs rise significantly, such as in California, where fees of $6,200 are normal. The same is true closer to home in Washington, D.C., where costs average $6,000.

$5000

Pikesville

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$4500

Hagerstown

$6200

California

$6000

Washington, D.C

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Senior care costs reflect the level of assistance provided, which is why adult day care is the most affordable option at $1,896. Seniors receiving nonmedical care at home will likely find costs are around $4,671, while those receiving light medical support at home may find it adds $286 per month to their bills. Assisted living is the most affordable option that includes accommodations, while nursing homes are the most expensive; semiprivate rooms average $11,984 and private ones $12,805.

$4671

Home Care

$4957

Home Health Care

$1896

Adult Day Health Care

$5000

Assisted Living Facility

$11984

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12805

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Pikesville

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 Pikesville

The following resources are examples of the many available to Pikesville’s seniors. They can help meet some care costs, resolve complaints with assisted living facility owners and provide places to socialize with friends.

Resource

Contact

Service

(410) 887-1245

The Pikesville Senior Center welcomes Baltimore County residents aged 60 and older. Located above the Pikesville Library, it's open between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, providing activities that encourage socialization, promote healthy living and improve fitness. Indoor exercise includes tai-chi, while the cycling group allows seniors to develop stamina outdoors too. For those who prefer more gentle activities, there are regular bridge sessions, discussion groups and conversational Spanish lessons.

(410) 887-4200

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate for the rights of seniors in residential care facilities. If a senior's complaint suggests concerning behavior, such as elder abuse, the ombudsman will refer the complaint to the appropriate authority. Other services include providing seniors with comparisons of assisted living facilities with inspection reports to help them make more informed choices.

(410) 887-2059

SHIP counselors work for free on behalf of the Maryland Department of Aging. They provide seniors with information, advice and guidance in all matters relating to Medicare. During confidential consultations, they identify the current and future needs of each client and advise on the best Medicare or private insurance plans to suit them. Their services are entirely impartial. Additional services include helping seniors apply for Medicare and supporting those making appeals if they are rejected.

(844) 627-5465

The Community Options Waiver is a form of Medicaid available to seniors living in nursing homes who want to transition to assisted living. Successful applicants must be able to prove that they need assistance with daily living tasks, such as personal care, housekeeping and meal preparation. If so, the waiver can help cover the senior's assisted living costs. It can also meet the costs of transportation to medical appointments and care provided by physicians and other medical professionals.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pikesville

Pikesville-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 Pikesville