85 Assisted Living Facilities near Sandy Spring, MD
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There are 85 Assisted Living Facilities in the Sandy Spring area, with 3 in Sandy Spring and 82 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 172 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Sandy Spring. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Sandy Spring 3.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Olney with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Sandy Spring, MD
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sandy Spring
Sandy Spring is part of the Capital Region, located just outside Washington, D.C. Seniors interested in the past can explore the community's history, which includes a stop on the Underground Railroad and visits by President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Around 6,000 people call the town home and more than 18% of the population are aged 65 or older. There are 82 assisted living facilities in the Sandy Springs area, all licensed and monitored by the Maryland Department of Health, Assisted Living Unit.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sandy Spring
- Montgomery County, including Sandy Spring, 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.
- Public transport in Sandy Spring is provided by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Passengers aged 65 and older are eligible for a reduced fare. Seniors unable to use the fixed-route services may be eligible for MetroAccess, a door-to-door paratransit service.
- The Sandy Spring area is home to world-class medical facilities, including MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The air quality in Montgomery County, including Sandy Spring, is mixed. Annual particle pollution received a passing grade in the State of the Air 2019 report, while 24-hour particle pollution received an A. However, ozone pollution was higher, receiving a D in the report. Seniors with respiratory conditions may find this impacts their health.
- The Sandy Spring Museum is the center of arts and culture in the town and seniors can visit exhibits, see resident artists at work or take a class. Montgomery County is also home to galleries and theaters that may appeal to those interested in art and culture, including Olney Theater Center and Glenstone Museum.
- The overall cost of living in Sandy Spring is 177 on the Sperling index, 77 points higher than the national average. Although this is largely due to the high cost of housing, everyday costs such as transport and groceries are also higher than the national average. Healthcare costs in Sandy Spring are equal to the U.S. average, which may help the budget of seniors with regular medical expenses.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sandy Spring
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Sandy Spring start around $0 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 Sandy Spring 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 Sandy Spring
Financial assistance may be available to seniors in small assisted living facilities through Maryland's Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy. Residents of assisted living facilities in Sandy Spring may also be able to receive the Optional State Supplement.
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 Sandy Spring
Sandy Spring 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 Sandy Spring, please visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sandy Spring
Sandy Spring-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sandy Spring
Review of Meadows #1641
I was very disappointed with Meadows #1641. They first showed us a cluster of three houses and a cluster of four houses. The cluster of four houses are for people that have more physical limitation... Read more
Review of Friends House Retirement Community
Friends House Retirement Community is very quiet, and the main object is working outside with nature. Everything seemed to be wonderful and very agreeable. The rooms are very nice, and one side of ... Read more
Review of Friends House Retirement Community
I had my mom there for six years , first independent living was great but expensive for what you get. The grounds used to be nice ,garden ,greenhouse pond. From the outside it is a nice setting. In... Read more