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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Potomac, MD below include 86 Assisted Living facilities with 1623 reviews. On average in Potomac, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.21 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Potomac

The Assisted Living Unit, which is within Maryland’s Department of Health, is responsible for licensing and monitoring assisted living facilities in Potomac and the rest of the state. Regulations are designed to assure the health and safety of assisted living residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Potomac

  • Rates of both violent crime and property crime in Potomac are below the national averages. Seniors and families who want some extra peace of mind will find assisted living facilities in the area that offer controlled access, video surveillance and 24-hour monitoring. 
  • The American Lung Association gives Montgomery County a passing grade for particle pollution, meaning seniors can feel free to participate in outdoor activities without worrying about the air harming their lungs. The Potomac area does experience rare days of high ozone, so seniors should avoid going outside if the forecast predicts this condition. 
  • While the overall cost of living in Potomac is 93% higher than the national average, health care costs 7.4% less than the national average. High housing prices account for the expensive cost of living, but some seniors can take advantage of this when they sell their homes. 
  • Maryland has only somewhat friendly tax policies for seniors. All income from social security is exempt from state income tax, but retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s and IRAs, and pensions are taxed at values above $33,100 in accordance with the state’s Pension Exclusion program. Low-income seniors can expect to keep most of their income so that they can pay for assisted living.
  • Potomac is in Montgomery County, which is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. County leaders have set a goal of making the area a very friendly place for seniors to live. The improvement process often includes an age-friendly action plan and progress reports. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Potomac

The estimated cost for assisted living in Potomac is $6,000 per month. This figure is higher than the average for Maryland as a whole, which is $5,000 per month, and higher than the United States collectively, which is $4,300 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Potomac has some of the highest assisted living costs in the state. The city of California and its surrounding area is the only place more expensive, at an estimated $6,200 per month. Baltimore, the state’s biggest city, is quite a bit cheaper at $5,000 per month. Hagerstown, which costs $4,500 per month, has the least expensive assisted living costs in Maryland.

Potomac

$6,000

Maryland

$5,000

The United States

$4,300

Baltimore

$5,000

Hagerstown

$4,500

California

$6,200

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Potomac, assisted living offers an attractive balance of price and level of care, putting it in the middle of the pack of senior care options in terms of cost. Adult day health care is the most affordable care option at an estimated price of $1,744. Homemaker services and home health aides cost about $1,233-$1,400 less per month than assisted living. At $11,726 per month for a semiprivate room, nursing homes are the most expensive type of care in Potomac.

Homemaker Services

$4,601

Home Health Aide

$4,767

Adult Day Health Care

$1,744

Assisted Living Facility

$6,000

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,726

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$13,059

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Potomac

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.

Financial Assistance 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 Potomac

A variety of public and private resources are available in Potomac and Montgomery County that can make assisted living issues easier for families. Applications for programs, as well as more information, are available through the contacts listed in the following table.

ResourceContactService
Connect-A-Ride (CAR)(301) 738-3252Potomac residents aged 50 and over can contact CAR to schedule a trip anywhere within the Washington D.C. metro area. The reason for travel can include medical appointments and errands to social activities and more. Representatives at CAR also help older adults sign up for local transportation programs, which can help them save money on trips to and from assisted living facilities. If a senior takes a trip on any Ride On or MetroBus route, that portion of their journey will be free.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(240) 777-3369The Ombudsman for Montgomery County serves the interests of seniors at 183 assisted living facilities located throughout the county, including the 21 communities in Potomac. In addition to taking reports of abuse, Ombudsman volunteers are available to resolve problems and ensure that local facilities are maintaining high standards. This program has received national recognition.
Potomac Community Village(240) 221-1370Potomac Community Village is a nonprofit organization that connects seniors in need with local programs, events and services. Their volunteers help with a variety of tasks, including computer repairs, errand running, transportation and pet care. Some services require membership, but fees may be waived on a case-by-case basis. One of their objectives is to prevent placement in a nursing home whenever possible.
Montgomery County Senior Centers(240) 773-4805The Senior Centers located in Montgomery County host several programs that adults in Potomac assisted living communities can use to improve their health, happiness and creativity. These include wellness services, long-term care referrals, volunteer opportunities and excursions to destinations all over the Mid-Atlantic region. The Holiday Park location is right across the border from Potomac in Rockville.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Maryland

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After a lengthy search, we found the perfect home for Mom that checked all the boxes: Safe, clean, attentive staff, home-cooked meals, happy residents and conveniently located near family. The...

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Review of Serenity Gardens Assisted Living

I thought the tour I had at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living was very good. It was a converted single-family home that they had made into assisted living, and they could accommodate a maximum of 5...

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Review of Brookdale Potomac

Brookdale Potomac was good. The staff was very informative, very friendly, and very welcoming. The rooms were very nice. It was our second choice. It looked a little older than the other one we...

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