Rockville is a city of approximately 68,000 people that sits just north of Washington D.C., only 30 minutes from the center of the nation’s capital. Like several of its neighboring cities, it’s mostly residential, with plenty of good restaurants and boutique stores surrounding the popular town square. There are also 67 parks, adding to the city’s laid-back feel despite the density of its population. It’s something of a golfer’s paradise, boasting multiple public and private courses, driving ranges and interactive experiences for those who prefer virtual sports.

Rockville is home to many assisted living facilities, each providing care for seniors who struggle with daily tasks in the home, such as cooking. Many of these facilities also provide 24-hour security without infringing on their residents’ autonomy. The median assisted living cost in Rockville, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, runs $6,000 per month. The average for Maryland is $5,000, while the national average is $4,300.

The costs of assisted living in Maryland are covered in more detail in this guide, as are the advantages and disadvantages of living in Rockville. There’s also a short list of resources that can help families considering assisted living.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Rockville, MD

Sunrise of Rockville

8 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD, 20850

Sunrise of Rockville offers assisted living options and memory care. It’s nestled in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, with easy access to hospitals, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents and vi … (read more)
Sunrise of Rockville offers assisted living options and memory care. It’s nestled in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, with easy access to hospitals, restaurants and shopping centers. Residents and vi … (read more)

Raphael House

1515 Dunster Road, Rockville, MD, 20854

Raphael House would be my number one choice because it was small and the residents were very friendly. While we were interviewing the director, a resident came in who needed a hug. She apparently does … (read more)
Raphael House would be my number one choice because it was small and the residents were very friendly. While we were interviewing the director, a resident came in who needed a hug. She apparently does … (read more)

Ingleside at King Farm

701 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD, 20850


AlfredHouse V

18110 Cashell Road, Rockville, MD, 20853


Miracle Manor Assisted Living

7713 Miller Fall Road, Rockville, MD, 20855


Hebrew Home of Greater Washington

6121 MONTROSE ROAD, Rockville, MD, 20852


Brightview West End

285 N. Washington St., Rockville, MD, 20850

I like Brightview West End. It was very clean and active, and they had a lot of good staff. The only downside was the location, which was in the city of Rockville, so it was a little limited on the sp … (read more)
I like Brightview West End. It was very clean and active, and they had a lot of good staff. The only downside was the location, which was in the city of Rockville, so it was a little limited on the sp … (read more)

Brightview Fallsgrove

9200 Darnestown Road, Rockville, MD, 20850

Brightview Fallsgrove was one of the top two places on my list. It was a great place, with great people, and in a great location. There were a variety of floor plans. I liked it very much. The staff w … (read more)
Brightview Fallsgrove was one of the top two places on my list. It was a great place, with great people, and in a great location. There were a variety of floor plans. I liked it very much. The staff w … (read more)

AlfredHouse Florence

18100 Cashell Road, Rockville, MD, 20853

AlfredHouse Florence in Rockville, Maryland, is a facility that was established in 1992 and thus has many years of experience in providing care that values love and respect. The facility rests on thre … (read more)
AlfredHouse Florence in Rockville, Maryland, is a facility that was established in 1992 and thus has many years of experience in providing care that values love and respect. The facility rests on thre … (read more)

Rockville Comfort Care LLC

1920 Valley Stream Drive, Rockville, MD, 20851

Very clean and best place to live. Foods are great and fresh. Fantastic service. The staff are well trained, highly professional, and went above and beyond to provide good care and true compassion.
Very clean and best place to live. Foods are great and fresh. Fantastic service. The staff are well trained, highly professional, and went above and beyond to provide good care and true compassion.

La Familia Assisted Living

14417 Bauer Dr, Rockville, MD, 20853

My father is at La Familia Assisted Living. It’s really good. They have a really great staff. They don’t take visitors right now because of the virus, but the first time I went, it was great, very cle … (read more)
My father is at La Familia Assisted Living. It’s really good. They have a really great staff. They don’t take visitors right now because of the virus, but the first time I went, it was great, very cle … (read more)

Genesis Shady Grove

9901 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD, 20850

The facility appeared quite nice from the outside and the initial tour went well, our tour-guide was friendly and kind, as well as good at answering questions. Unfortunately, many of the staff were in … (read more)
The facility appeared quite nice from the outside and the initial tour went well, our tour-guide was friendly and kind, as well as good at answering questions. Unfortunately, many of the staff were in … (read more)

Landow House

1799 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD, 20852

Landow House is located in Rockville, Maryland. Residents and visitors praise the helpful and kind staff as well as the cleanliness of the facility. Landow House receives praise for the comprehen … (read more)
Landow House is located in Rockville, Maryland. Residents and visitors praise the helpful and kind staff as well as the cleanliness of the facility. Landow House receives praise for the comprehen … (read more)

AlfredHouse IV

14519 Manor Park Drive, Rockville, MD, 20853

Alfred House IV is located in the Manor Club community in Rockville, Maryland. The residence has a lush garden and patio area. Residents and loved ones appreciate that the caregiver to patient ra … (read more)
Alfred House IV is located in the Manor Club community in Rockville, Maryland. The residence has a lush garden and patio area. Residents and loved ones appreciate that the caregiver to patient ra … (read more)

AlfredHouse I

18114 Cashell Road, Rockville, MD, 20853

AlfredHouse 1 offers a home away from home in beautiful Rockville, Maryland. It’s located on three acres in a countryside setting and has everything residents need to be comfortable and live a vibrant … (read more)
AlfredHouse 1 offers a home away from home in beautiful Rockville, Maryland. It’s located on three acres in a countryside setting and has everything residents need to be comfortable and live a vibrant … (read more)

AlfredHouse III

5313 Norbeck Road, , Rockville, MD, 20853


Aberdeen House

13821 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD, 20853


Maple Ridge Group Home

15908 Maple Ridge Ct, Rockville, MD, 20853


Aberdeen House Ii

14304 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD, 20853


Angels Garden Llc (The)

4101 Bel Pre Road, Rockville, MD, 20853


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rockville

The Maryland Department of Health is ultimately responsible for ensuring assisted living facilities in the state operate to the required standards. The Office of Health Care Quality has direct responsibility, which includes issuing licenses and revoking them if facilities repeatedly violate standards. Although it has no authority, the monitoring work of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman factors in decisions.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rockville

  • Rockville seniors who are Medicare beneficiaries have 441 physicians to choose from, including family doctors, cardiologists and psychiatrists. There are also multiple hospitals in the area, such as the Shady Grove Medical Center and Suburban Hospital. Due to their proximity to Washington D.C., seniors can also travel to some of the finest hospitals in the country. 
  • When comparing Rockville’s crime statistics with the averages for the state and the country, it’s plain to see the city is safer than most. According to Neighborhood Scout, the chances of being involved in a violent crime in Rockville is 1 in 765, compared to 1 in 220 for Maryland. Property crime statistics are 1 in 74, against the state’s 1 in 51. It’s also worth noting that seniors are much less likely to be involved in a crime than all other age groups, as shown by figures released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that educates citizens about their local environment, Rockville’s water quality exceeds government guidelines. Data from Clean Air Partners regularly shows Rockville, like all cities in the Washington, D.C., area, to have moderate air quality levels. Although this shouldn’t concern most residents, seniors with respiratory problems should take additional care. 
  • Montgomery County provides several options for seniors who need help getting around the area. Connect-a-Ride (CAR) is a free service that refers seniors to different transportation services based on their needs and budgets. These services can be private, public or administered by volunteers. There’s also Call-n-Ride, which is available to the over 65s and younger disabled adults on low incomes. Fees are based on a sliding scale determined by the individual’s level of income.
  • Figures published by Sperling’s Best Places suggest that seniors in Rockville enjoy a better climate than many of their peers across the region. Despite having 18 inches of snowfall annually, Rockville still gets 7.4 out of 10

Paying for Assisted Living in Rockville

The following figures were published in the Genworth Cost of Care Survey for 2020. They reveal that Rockville’s $6,000 cost is $1,000 higher than the Maryland average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although assisted living fees in Rockville are typically 19% above the state average and 33% above the national average, they’re not the highest in Maryland. That title belongs to California, where seniors typically pay $6,200. However, there are more affordable locations. Salisbury’s seniors pay averages of $5,500, while in Baltimore, they typically pay $1,000 less than Rockville. The most affordable city is Hagerstown at $4,500.

$6000

Rockville

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$4500

Hagerstown

$5000

Baltimore

$5500

Salisbury

$6200

California

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care centers in Rockville offer the least expensive form of care in the city. Families pay median costs of $1,744, while homebound seniors can expect to pay $4,601 for home care and another $166 per month for the addition of limited medical support at home. Assisted living averages at $6,000, which is the most affordable form of care that includes accommodation. Nursing home care is the most expensive. A typical semiprivate room costs $11,726, while seniors seeking more privacy will see costs of around $13,059.

$4601

Home care

$4767

Home health care

$1744

Adult day health care

$6000

Assisted living

$11726

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$13059

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data wasn’t available for Rockville, so data for the nearest city, Washington, D.C., was used instead

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rockville

Seniors in the Maryland area may be eligible for assistance with funding from the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy program

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Maryland page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Rockville

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 Rockville

Seniors and families looking for means of making assisted living more affordable will find options among the following resources. There’s also help for families concerned about the care their loved ones are receiving.

ResourceContactService
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits(301) 400-2465U.S. military veterans and their spouses living in residential care facilities can apply for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit to help meet some of their costs. It’s a monthly payment included in the VA pension that’s unique to each senior. The maximum payments are $1,881 for a single vet, $2,230 for a couple and $1,209 for a surviving spouse. VeteranAid.org provides a useful online tool for vets to check if they qualify for the benefit.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(240) 777-3369The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program exists to ensure seniors in residential care facilities in Maryland are aware of their rights and know who to complain to if they have an issue with their facility. The families of residents and third parties can also register their concerns. Ombudsmen investigate all complaints and pursue resolutions between seniors and their facilities. The ombudsman also holds data about facilities that families can request to help inform their decisions regarding the best communities for their loved ones.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)(301) 255-4250Medicare beneficiaries and seniors who have yet to enroll can request assistance from SHIP, which is a free counseling service administered by the Maryland Department of Aging. Counselors provide confidential face-to-face services that typically include advising seniors on the best Medicare plans for their coverage requirements and helping them to apply. Additionally, they may discuss private health care insurance but won’t try to sell plans. Their services are without bias. 
North Potomac Senior Center(240) 773-4805The North Potomac Senior Center provides older citizens with a wealth of opportunities to learn new skills, improve their fitness and join in the center’s frequent mini-trips throughout Washington D.C. and the mid-Atlantic region. There are also cultural programs and lectures from invited speakers on a wide range of subjects. Additionally, the center acts as a focal point for community-based services, such as consultations with SHIP counselors. For a small donation, the center provides hot meals at lunchtime on weekdays.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rockville

Rockville-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 Rockville