3 Assisted Living Facilities near Pocomoke City, MD
Also serving communities of Snow Hill, Crisfield.
There are 3 Assisted Living Facilities in the Pocomoke City area, with 2 in Pocomoke City and 1 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Pocomoke City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Pocomoke City 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Salisbury with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Pocomoke City, MD
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pocomoke City
Pocomoke City, a community of about 4,100 people on Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula, has been called the “friendliest town on the Eastern Shore.” Seniors who relocate here will join the nearly 16% of residents who are 65 years of age or older.
Seniors who need help with activities of daily living can receive supervision and personalized assistance in Pocomoke City’s two assisted living communities. To ensure seniors receive the care they deserve, the Maryland Department of Health regulates the state’s assisted living facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pocomoke City
- Seniors who want to spend time outside may be pleased to learn that Pocomoke City enjoys warmer weather than most parts of Maryland. During the winter, its nighttime lows are just below freezing, and the city only gets around eight inches of snow. Average summer temperatures are in the high 80s, but there are about 26 days per year with very hot temperatures in the 90s.
- Maryland’s tax policies earned it the number eight spot on Kiplinger’s list of the 10 least tax-friendly states for retirees. State income tax rates are high, and Worcester County levies an additional 1.75% on Pocomoke City residents. A pension exclusion of up to $30,600 is available to some seniors, which can leave more money for assisted living.
- Pocomoke City has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Salisbury.
- Seniors can travel throughout Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties with the Shore Transit bus service. Both fixed route and curb-to-curb services are available. Pocomoke City residents who are 62 or older can apply for a senior discount.
- Particle pollution, a dangerous type of air pollution that can come from car exhaust, isn’t much of a problem for residents of Pocomoke City. When the American Lung Association recently ranked cities by 24-hour particle pollution, the Salisbury-Cambridge area tied for the cleanest in the country. For seniors with asthma, this is good news.
- Seniors who are interested in Pocomoke City’s history can check out the Sturgis One Room School Museum, Costen House Museum and Delmarva Discovery Museum. Another local attraction is the historic Mar-Va Theater, which offers plays, concerts and movies.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pocomoke City
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Pocomoke City start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Pocomoke City and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Pocomoke City
The Home and Community-Based Options waiver may help low-income seniors pay for assisted living, though there’s a waiting list. Another program, the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy, helps seniors access assisted living services in a group home setting.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Maryland page.
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 Pocomoke City
Pocomoke City and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Pocomoke City, please visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pocomoke City
Pocomoke City-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Pocomoke City
Review of Newtowne Apartments
I opted for Newtowne Apartments for my grandmother solely because of the price. For low income elderly, the facility is good. It was well-maintained. The staff was really helpful in providing my gr... Read more