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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Reisterstown, MD below include 104 Assisted Living facilities with 1165 reviews. On average in Reisterstown, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4 out of 5 stars.

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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. 





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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. 

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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.

Reisterstown Senior Center(410) 887-1143Reisterstown 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.
Baltimore County Department of Aging(410) 982-6311The 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.
VA Baltimore Regional Office(800) 698-2411The 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.
Maryland Legal Aid(410) 951-7777Maryland 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.

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This place is terrible. I visited my friend's mother and she was filthy. Her hair was dirty, hands were filthy, and clothes were soiled. The whole time I visited, not one person checked on her and...

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The entire home was like coming home , the warmth & family feel was shown by the staff & residents . very welcoming atmosphere with great menu choices would highly recommend

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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...

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