With high access to health care, a range of public transportation options and clean air, Takoma Park is a popular location for older adults in need of assisted living services in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The city has nearly 18,000 residents, about 2,100 of whom are aged 65 and over. Residents enjoy easy access to high-performing medical facilities such as Holy Cross Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as shopping, dining and cultural amenities.  

Takoma Park is home to numerous assisted living facilities that provide residential services and personal care for those who need help with daily living activities. According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, locals pay $6,000 per month for this level of care, which is high compared to state and national averages.  

This guide provides more information on the pros and cons of living in Takoma Park. It also breaks down senior care costs and highlights programs and agencies that help seniors make decisions regarding their care.  

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Takoma Park, MD

Elyric’s Amazing Care One

1501 Delmont Lane, Takoma Park, MD, 20912


Prince of Peace III

7420 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 20912

I went to the Prince of Peace III. Yesterday was a very dreary day, so the home was a little dark I thought . It was clean. The room was nice that they had offered for my father to stay. Everything wa … (read more)
I went to the Prince of Peace III. Yesterday was a very dreary day, so the home was a little dark I thought . It was clean. The room was nice that they had offered for my father to stay. Everything wa … (read more)

Sligo Creek Center

7525 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 20912

My husband is staying in Sligo Creek Center. He has been there since June 18th. In terms of location, it takes me almost an hour to get to him there. He also said that he has a little problem with the … (read more)
My husband is staying in Sligo Creek Center. He has been there since June 18th. In terms of location, it takes me almost an hour to get to him there. He also said that he has a little problem with the … (read more)

Ingleside at Rock Creek

3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC, 20015

Rooms are very small(500 sq. ft.) though uinits with lots of windows, have beautiful views and lots of light! They were wonderful when my family member came, but since Covid and the aftermath, they a … (read more)
Rooms are very small(500 sq. ft.) though uinits with lots of windows, have beautiful views and lots of light! They were wonderful when my family member came, but since Covid and the aftermath, they a … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Silver Spring

11621 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

My brother has moved into Sunrise of Silver Spring. It is very pleasant. It is kind of a nice hotel. It’s like an inn, and the staff was very friendly. My brother has just moved in this morning. Today … (read more)
My brother has moved into Sunrise of Silver Spring. It is very pleasant. It is kind of a nice hotel. It’s like an inn, and the staff was very friendly. My brother has just moved in this morning. Today … (read more)

Grand Oaks Assisted Living

5901 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC, 20016

Grand Oaks Assisted Living is situated in Washington, D.C., just southeast of Turkey Run Park. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s menu, which includes hot sandwiches, soups and salads as appetiz … (read more)
Grand Oaks Assisted Living is situated in Washington, D.C., just southeast of Turkey Run Park. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s menu, which includes hot sandwiches, soups and salads as appetiz … (read more)

2016

Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

We did an in-person tour of Brighton Gardens of Friendship. We liked the facility, we liked the location very much. The negative there was the food didn’t look very good, they had it out on display fo … (read more)
We did an in-person tour of Brighton Gardens of Friendship. We liked the facility, we liked the location very much. The negative there was the food didn’t look very good, they had it out on display fo … (read more)

Sunrise at Fox Hill

8300 Burdett Road, Bethesda, MD, 20817

My brother stayed at Sunrise at Fox Hill for respite. It was very well run and very clean. The people were very attentive and eager to help when asked. The food could be a little bit better. They tend … (read more)
My brother stayed at Sunrise at Fox Hill for respite. It was very well run and very clean. The people were very attentive and eager to help when asked. The food could be a little bit better. They tend … (read more)

2016

Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

5111 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC, 20008

Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue is an assisted living and memory care facility in Washington, D.C. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are available to retired seniors, and each includes a living ro … (read more)
Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue is an assisted living and memory care facility in Washington, D.C. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are available to retired seniors, and each includes a living ro … (read more)

Chevy Chase House

5420 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC, 20015

Chevy Chase House is located in Northwest Washington, D.C., just south of the Maryland state line. Residents and visitors love the location on Connecticut Avenue, which puts them within walking distan … (read more)
Chevy Chase House is located in Northwest Washington, D.C., just south of the Maryland state line. Residents and visitors love the location on Connecticut Avenue, which puts them within walking distan … (read more)

The Residences at Thomas Circle

1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20005

The Residences at Thomas Circle is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., just east of Rock Creek Parkway. Guests speak highly of outings to magic shows, museums and cultural events. Residents are … (read more)
The Residences at Thomas Circle is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., just east of Rock Creek Parkway. Guests speak highly of outings to magic shows, museums and cultural events. Residents are … (read more)

Care Personnel Healthcare Inc

1006 Loxford Terrace, Silver Spring, MD, 20901

The owner of Care Personnel Healthcare Inc was very nice. The facility was very nice and well maintained. The residents were playing games when I arrived. They had a chef and activities scheduled. The … (read more)
The owner of Care Personnel Healthcare Inc was very nice. The facility was very nice and well maintained. The residents were playing games when I arrived. They had a chef and activities scheduled. The … (read more)

Able Plus Assisted Living

13317 Sherwood Forest Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

Have been in Able Plus Assited living since November  2019. This facility is good, am happy and it’s comfortable for me, they thak care of my needs very nicly. I have good experience here. The facili … (read more)
Have been in Able Plus Assited living since November  2019. This facility is good, am happy and it’s comfortable for me, they thak care of my needs very nicly. I have good experience here. The facili … (read more)

Malta House

4916-18 LaSalle Road, Hyattsville, MD, 20782

Very unprofessional. Very poor leadership.Would not recommend this place to anyone.
Very unprofessional. Very poor leadership.Would not recommend this place to anyone.

Sunrise of Chevy Chase

2201 Colston Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

Sunrise of Chevy Chase was a nice facility. They have lovely one-bedroom apartments. It seems like a lot of activity is going on, so people could certainly get what they want. The age range was varied … (read more)
Sunrise of Chevy Chase was a nice facility. They have lovely one-bedroom apartments. It seems like a lot of activity is going on, so people could certainly get what they want. The age range was varied … (read more)

The Terraces At Tuckerman Lane

5550 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD, 20852

My Dad has lived in this residence since August 2021. The ownership has changed (used to be Sunrise). The property is clean, pretty, well cared for. The staff are kind, friendly and caring, most ha … (read more)
My Dad has lived in this residence since August 2021. The ownership has changed (used to be Sunrise). The property is clean, pretty, well cared for. The staff are kind, friendly and caring, most ha … (read more)

Angel Assisted Living, LLC

8919 Hickory Hill Avenue, Lanham, MD, 20706

The tour I had with Angel Assisted Living, LLC was good. It’s like a home. The staff was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions The facility was clean and looked pretty good. They had laundr … (read more)
The tour I had with Angel Assisted Living, LLC was good. It’s like a home. The staff was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions The facility was clean and looked pretty good. They had laundr … (read more)

Hillhaven Assisted Living, Nursing & Rehab Center

3210 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD, 20783

I have YET to get a straight answer about anything over the past 5 months. All I get is "call back later when someone else is here". SIMPLE questions. Like where did this package from Amazon go? What … (read more)
I have YET to get a straight answer about anything over the past 5 months. All I get is "call back later when someone else is here". SIMPLE questions. Like where did this package from Amazon go? What … (read more)

Forest Hills of DC

4901 Connecticut Ave NW , Washington, DC, 20082

Located in Washington D.C., Forest Hills of DC is an assisted living facility in a beautiful residential area not far from several shopping centers and restaurants. Residents of the facility and their … (read more)
Located in Washington D.C., Forest Hills of DC is an assisted living facility in a beautiful residential area not far from several shopping centers and restaurants. Residents of the facility and their … (read more)

Paragon Assisted Living – Potomac House McLean Community

1612 Brookside Rd, Mclean, VA, 22101

For the past 10+ years, I have been overseeing the care of my 89-year-old mother, who has multiple physical disabilities, and Potomac House is the third assisted living facility she has lived in. With … (read more)
For the past 10+ years, I have been overseeing the care of my 89-year-old mother, who has multiple physical disabilities, and Potomac House is the third assisted living facility she has lived in. With … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Takoma Park

The Maryland Department of Health, Office of Health Care Quality licenses assisted living facilities in Takoma Park. This department enforces regulations regarding resident services, staff training and screening processes, public financing and reporting abuse. To ensure compliance, it conducts scheduled and unannounced visits and has an initial and annual licensing process.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Takoma Park

  • Overall living costs in Takoma Park are about 50% higher than the nationwide median and about 30% higher than Maryland’s overall cost of living, indicating that it’s a relatively expensive city to live in. Transportation, utilities and personal groceries are costlier here than in the typical U.S. city, and housing costs are over double the national average. Older adults may save money on living expenses by transitioning to an assisted living facility.  
  • Seniors in Takoma Park pay state income taxes on private pension income and income from an IRA, and they’re partially taxed on income from government pensions. Social Security benefits and 401(k) distributions aren’t taxed at the state level. This may make senior care more affordable for those who rely on these forms of income.  
  • Multiple public bus operators serve Takoma Park residents, including MetrobusRide On and Shuttle UM, and the city is home to the Takoma Metrorail station. These services can supplement what older adults obtain through their assisted living facilities and help them attend medical visits and errands. 
  • The Takoma Park region has relatively clean air, which may benefit older adults with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions. According to the American Lung Association, the county’s particle pollution level is low, and it passes the EPA’s annual particle pollution test. 
  • Property crime is slightly more prevalent in Takoma Park than in the typical U.S. city, but the city’s violent crime rate is consistent with the national average. Assisted living may be a good alternative to living alone for older adults with safety concerns.  
  • Summers in Takoma Park are very warm with high temperatures near 90 degrees, and winters are cold with highs in the low 40s. To keep residents comfortable year-round, many assisted living facilities equip apartments and suites with individual climate control.  
  • There are approximately 500 doctors per capita in Takoma Park, more than double the national rate. This may make it easy for older adults to schedule primary and specialty care. There are no hospitals within the city limits, but over a dozen hospitals are located within a 10-mile radius, including Holy Cross Hospital in neighboring Silver Spring.   

Paying for Assisted Living in Takoma Park

Seniors in the Takoma Park region pay approximately $6,000 per month for assisted living. This is $1,000 more than Maryland’s monthly rate of $5,000 and $1,700 more than the national average of $4,300.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

At $6,000 per month, assisted living services in Takoma Park are among the costliest in Maryland. Even so, the city may be an affordable alternative to the California area, where facilities charge $6,200 per month on average. In Baltimore, rates are consistent with the state median at $5,000. Cumberland and Hagerstown have more economical monthly rates of $4,665 and $4,500, respectively.   

$6000

Takoma Park

$5000

Maryland

$4300

The United States

$4665

Cumberland

$4500

Hagerstown Area

$6200

California Area

$5000

Baltimore

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living facilities in the Takoma Park region charge $6,000 per month for services. Older adults who need more than help with daily living activities and limited skilled nursing care may be good candidates for nursing home facilities, which charge $11,726 for shared rooms and $13,059 for private accommodations. Seniors may save money by opting to live at home and arrange for home care or specialized home health aide services, which cost $4,601 and $4,767, respectively. Adult day health care is the cheapest option, costing $1,744 monthly.  

$4601

Homemaker Services

$4601

Home Health Aide

$1744

Adult Day Health Care

$6000

Assisted Living Facility

$11726

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13059

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Takoma Park was not available, so data for the closest city, Washington Area, D.C., was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Takoma Park

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 Takoma Park

Takoma Park seniors have access to numerous programs and services that provide information, guidance and support, helping them make important decisions regarding their care. This table features local and statewide nonprofit organizations that serve seniors in the Takoma Park region.  

Resource 

Contact 

Service 

(301) 891-7280 

Lifelong Takoma connects older adults with services such as transportation, dental services and social and recreational programs. It also hosts a variety of programs at the Takoma Park Community Center, including informational sessions on safeguarding against fraud and scams, congregate meals and games.

(240) 777-3000 

The Aging & Disability Resource Unit provides information and assistance for older adults, helping them access medical coverage and community-based services and identify ways to pay for assisted living. Older adults can get one-on-one health insurance options counseling, which can help them understand their Medicare benefits and compare long-term care insurance plans. The agency also administers the statewide Senior Group Home Subsidy, which covers assisted living services for eligible seniors in Takoma Park and the rest of the state.

(240) 777-1252 

Veterans in Takoma Park obtain one-on-one help with determining eligibility and applying for programs that may help cover assisted living, including disability compensation, veterans’ and survivors’ pension programs and Aid and Attendance. The office can also help veterans determine whether they qualify for financial assistance, health insurance or VA medical care. 

(301) 265-8471 

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program is staffed by trained volunteers who provide group presentations and work one-on-one with Medicare-eligible individuals to help them understand their Medicare benefits and ensure their health insurance coverage is adequate for their care needs. Volunteers can also help seniors determine whether they’re eligible for Medicare Savings Programs or Medicaid. All services are free, unbiased and confidential.

(240) 777-3000 

The 50+ Volunteer Network provides volunteer opportunities for older adults in Takoma Park and the surrounding region. Opportunities include tutoring and mentoring programs, short-term consulting projects and AARP tax-aide programs. This service is free and provides all necessary training.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Takoma Park

Takoma Park-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