65 Assisted Living Facilities near Potomac, MD
There are 65 Assisted Living Facilities in the Potomac area, with 11 in Potomac and 54 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Potomac is $6,140 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 246 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Potomac. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Potomac 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Great Falls with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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11 Assisted Living Facilities in Potomac, MD
54 Assisted Living Facilities near Potomac, MD
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Potomac
Named for the nearby Potomac River, this Maryland suburb is a quiet town within the bustling Maryland Capital Region, just outside Washington, D.C. With 21.4 percent of its population age 65 or over, Potomac accommodates its aging population with 10 assisted living facilities within city limits and another 55 in six surrounding communities. Like the rest of Maryland, assisted living facilities in Potomac are regulated and licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Health Care Quality.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Potomac
Cost of living in Potomac, Maryland, is 40 percent higher than the national average, which is due in large part to the high cost of housing. However, healthcare costs are seven percent less than the national average, which is good news for aging adults with potentially higher medical needs.
- Potomac is considered safer than 70 percent of U.S. cities with violent and property crime indexes that are much lower than the national average and compared to the state of Maryland’s overall crime rate.
- Services in Potomac are spread out with transportation provided by a few Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Montgomery County bus lines that run infrequently with stops often far apart. However, Montgomery County is committed to providing mobility for seniors, so its Ride On Transit allows seniors to ride for half fare or free during certain times of the day and includes special transportation programs, including Call-n-Ride, Same Day Access, Medicaid Transportation and MetroAccess.
- The Potomac area is home to world-class medical facilities in the event of medical emergencies or illness, including Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in nearby Rockville and Suburban Hospital in nearby Bethesda, which is part of the Johns Hopkins Health System.
- Montgomery County, including Potomac, is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
Paying for Assisted Living in Potomac
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Potomac start around $6,049 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 Potomac 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 Potomac
Maryland offers assistance to seniors with low to moderate income through its Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services and state-funded Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy programs. Potomac seniors who qualify for HCBS can use waiver services specifically for assisted living. The Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy program, offered through Maryland’s Department of Aging, also provides assistance to Potomac seniors unable to afford the cost of assisted living.
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 Potomac
Potomac 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 Potomac, please visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Potomac
Potomac-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 Potomac
Review of Brookdale Potomac
Brookdale Potomac was very nice and large. They have excellent staff members and the clients all seemed very happy. They have a lot of activities for the people. They go on a bus to go places like ... Read more
Review of Rebecca House
My overall impression of Rebecca House is good. The staff is very nice. My dad stays in his room and doesn't do anything, but his room is nice. Read more
Review of Serenity Gardens Assisted Living Community
We picked Serenity Gardens Assisted Living for my sister. It's 10/10. They will do all medical care, which is important, and give you a place to stay. The rooms were beautiful. My other sister and ... Read more