Located in age-friendly Baltimore County, Reisterstown is a prime retirement destination for those seeking affordability and high access to health care. It has about 27,000 residents, an estimated 14% of whom are seniors. A reliable, easy-to-use public transportation system makes the region easy to navigate, and amenities such as the local senior center promote an engaging environment for older adults.  

For Reisterstown residents who need some help with daily living activities but don’t require around-the-clock medical monitoring or skilled nursing, assisted living may be a good fit. These residential facilities provide a low-maintenance lifestyle with meals and snacks served daily, varied activities programming and on-site amenities such as salons and fitness centers. Amenities and pricing vary by facility, but the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey reports that on average, local seniors pay $5,000 per month for this type of care. 

This guide outlines the pros and cons of living in Reisterstown and compares local assisted living rates to fees in other cities, as well as other local senior care options. It also offers a resource table with nonprofit agencies that provide services to older adults, helping them make informed decisions regarding their long-term care.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Reisterstown, MD

Perfect Home Care LLC

149 Westminster Pike, Reisterstown, MD, 21136

The staff is caring considerate and kind. The facility was super clean my mom was in love with the home. The Covid precautions had made my family feel extremely safe and comfortable. I would give 10 s … (read more)
The staff is caring considerate and kind. The facility was super clean my mom was in love with the home. The Covid precautions had made my family feel extremely safe and comfortable. I would give 10 s … (read more)

BestCare Assisted Living I

639 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD, 21136

My mother-in-law lived at BestCare when she was ill and not able to live on her own. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive. We felt very comfortable knowing she was in a safe place receiving e … (read more)
My mother-in-law lived at BestCare when she was ill and not able to live on her own. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive. We felt very comfortable knowing she was in a safe place receiving e … (read more)

BestCare Assisted Living II

64 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD, 21136


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)

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)

Charter Senior Living of Towson

6451 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21212

My father-in-law has been at Charter Senior Living of Towson for about a month now. It had been awesome from the very beginning. I felt welcomed. I was given a tour and was provided with a lot of grea … (read more)
My father-in-law has been at Charter Senior Living of Towson for about a month now. It had been awesome from the very beginning. I felt welcomed. I was given a tour and was provided with a lot of grea … (read more)

Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City

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

Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City only had assisted living, and I don’t need that yet. I thought the place was very nice. The rooms were done nicely and conveniently for use. It was a very ple … (read more)
Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City only had assisted living, and I don’t need that yet. I thought the place was very nice. The rooms were done nicely and conveniently for use. It was a very ple … (read more)

College Manor

300 W Seminary Ave, Lutherville Timonium, MD, 21093

College Manor was a beautiful facility. There were some very beautiful furniture. I thought it was a really large place. It just didn’t seem to be as well kept as some of the other ones we looked at. … (read more)
College Manor was a beautiful facility. There were some very beautiful furniture. I thought it was a really large place. It just didn’t seem to be as well kept as some of the other ones we looked at. … (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 Terraces at Westminster

45 Washington Road, Westminster, MD, 21157

I did a tour of The Terraces at Westminster. It was very nice, but the price range was way up. They had everything there but the price was twice as much. They had everything there. It’s a beautiful … (read more)
I did a tour of The Terraces at Westminster. It was very nice, but the price range was way up. They had everything there but the price was twice as much. They had everything there. It’s a beautiful … (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)

Nova Springs

2261 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD, 21048

I toured Nova Springs. They were my first pick, and they still are. It was very clean, very functional, very open, and very cozy. I don’t think they had kitchenettes in the rooms, but the rooms were s … (read more)
I toured Nova Springs. They were my first pick, and they still are. It was very clean, very functional, very open, and very cozy. I don’t think they had kitchenettes in the rooms, but the rooms were s … (read more)

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)

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)

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)

Commonwealth Senior Living at Cockeysville

10881/10883 York Road, Cockeysville, MD, 21030

It was my first time to CSLC to visit my Mom; it was a surprise for her birthday! As I rounded the bend onto the property, a calm euphoria enveloped me: the beautiful trees and foliage, the sun shini … (read more)
It was my first time to CSLC to visit my Mom; it was a surprise for her birthday! As I rounded the bend onto the property, a calm euphoria enveloped me: the beautiful trees and foliage, the sun shini … (read more)

Inspirations Memory Care of Lutherville

1414 & 1420 Front Ave, Lutherville, MD, 21093


Shining Moon Elder Care Alf

1310 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD, 21286


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Reisterstown

The Maryland Department of Health, Office of Health Care Quality, is responsible for the licensure and oversight of assisted living facilities in Reisterstown and the rest of the state. It enforces comprehensive guidelines pertaining to staffing, care planning and nutrition and medication services. It also investigates complaints made by facilities’ residents, staff and visitors.   

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Reisterstown

  • Seniors in Reisterstown don’t pay state income taxes on Social Security income or withdrawals from their 401(k) accounts, which may help them afford local assisted living expenses. Income from IRAs and private pensions are fully taxed and government pensions are partially taxed, and Maryland is the only state with an inheritance and an estate tax. 
  • On a 100-point crime index, Reisterstown’s violent crime is rated 36.5 and the property crime is 56.2, which is high compared to respective national rates of 22.7 and 35.4. Older adults may gain peace of mind by moving from a private residence to a residential care facility with security features such as video surveillance.  
  • Reisterstown’s overall cost of living is a little lower than the statewide median. While some living costs, including housing, transportation, utilities and groceries, exceed national averages, assisted living facilities with all-inclusive pricing may help older adults with fixed incomes maintain their standard of living.  
  • Reisterstown residents who don’t drive can attend doctor’s appointments and errands by using Maryland Transit Administration’s local bus service. Those aged 65 and over are eligible for reduced fares
  • Health care is affordable and accessible in Reisterstown and may benefit those with ongoing health conditions. Rates for dental visits, primary care and hospital stays come in about 2% below the national average, and there are nearly 350 doctors per 100,000 people versus the national rate of 210. There are 17 hospitals within a 20-mile radius of the city, including Northwest Hospital in Randallstown and Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.  
  • Reisterstown’s weather is generally pleasant with warm summers and chilly winters. July is the warmest month with high temperatures in the upper-80s and high humidity levels, but humidity is low throughout the rest of the year. Winters are chilly with lows in the 20s, and five months have significant snowfall.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Reisterstown

In Reisterstown, assisted living residents pay $5,000 per month for services. This is about 15% higher than the national rate of $4,300. However, it’s consistent with Maryland’s overall average monthly fee.   

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities  

Reisterstown residents pay $5,000 per month for assisted living services, which is relatively moderate for the region. Fees in Hagerstown are $500 lower per month at $4,500, making it the most affordable surveyed city in the state for assisted living. In Cumberland, rates are a little higher but still economical compared to Reisterstown at $4,665. In Salisbury, fees exceed the state median at $5,500 per month. The California area is the most expensive in Maryland for assisted living, with facilities charging $6,200 on average. 

$5000

Reisterstown

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$4665

Cumberland

$4500

Hagerstown Area

$5500

Salisbury

$6200

California Area

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care  

Seniors in Reisterstown have several care options available depending on their budgets and care needs. Assisted living facilities charge $5,000 per month on average for housing, meals, personal care and maintenance services. Home health aide and homemaker services are slightly more economical at $4,957 and $4,671, respectively, but this rate doesn’t include living expenses. Adult day health care is the most affordable option at $1,896 per month. Nursing homes offer the highest level of care and charge the highest monthly fees of $11,984 for semiprivate accommodations and $12,805 for private rooms. 

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Reisterstown

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 Reisterstown

Seniors living in Waldorf can make use of the following services, which offer information, assistance and enrichment programs designed with elders in mind.

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(410) 887-1143 

Reisterstown Senior Center maintains a robust activities schedule with educational classes and social and recreational programs for those aged 60 and over. At this center, members participate in one of three education classes, along with courses offers through the Community College of Baltimore County, as well as ceramics, mah-jongg and stained glass workshops. The center also offers health insurance options counseling, volunteer opportunities and nutrition services.

(410) 982-6311

The Baltimore County Department of Aging is the Area Agency on Aging for the Reisterstown region. It houses Maryland Access Point, which serves as the entry point for services and benefits for older adults, and it has health insurance options counselors who help older adults understand their Medicare coverage and compare private health insurance plans. It offers health and wellness screenings and congregate meals at various community sites and has a long-term care ombudsman that provides advocacy and advice for those in assisted living. The department can also act as a public guardian for those without friends or family able to do so.

(800) 698-2411 

The VA’s Baltimore Regional Office is located about 20 miles south of Reisterstown. At this location, veterans obtain in-person and over-the-phone guidance with identifying state and federal benefits they’re eligible for, including those that may cover assisted living expenses. The office can also help veterans connect with financial planners, medical care, health insurance and financial assistance. 

(410) 951-7777

Maryland Legal Aid is a nonprofit program that provides high-quality legal services to qualifying individuals in Reisterstown. It’s staffed with pro bono attorneys, community partners and paralegals who help older adults resolve issues related to assisted living, including billing errors or problems with move-in and move-out procedures. The program can also help seniors address issues related to the quality of care in assisted living.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Reisterstown

Reisterstown-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