Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Continuing Care Communities

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715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
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Assisted Living Reviews for Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living

November 29, 2014

By Caring97650950

I visited this facility

A number of people have mentioned Charlestown and several have lived there. The staff was informative. They have a studio, a two bedroom, and a den. We ate there, and the food is very good. The dining room is homey. They have computer, Bridge, dance, and woodcrafting. The location to the airport is good.

July 31, 2014

By Caring90415750

I visited this facility

Charlestown is a good facility. They have everything down there; from senior living all the way down to intensive care. They have a lot of rooms that you can purchase. This is a place where you buy the unit. I like their dining room.

March 27, 2014

By Caring81478850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Charlestown, for me, is a perfect community. It has everything that my mother wants and needs at this stage in her life. It is perfect for her. Everybody has been so helpful with my mom, so I have absolutely no negatives at this point.

February 26, 2014

By LovelyLady00000173

I visited this facility

Charlestown is huge and has a very big campus. It was very daunting and I had a slight limp so I was wondering how it would work out going from one end to the other for different activities. The rooms are small and not quite fair. The people I saw liked it very much and it had a positive atmosphere. It had just about any amenity you want. It has a swimming pool, exercise room and it has many activities. They also had transportation to take them to various places.

November 28, 2013

By Richard39

I visited this facility

I will be moving to Charlestown Retirement Community and a friend of mine is living there. It is a very nice and attractive place. I met the sales people and they are very courteous. They have six dining rooms and the menu is adequate. They have an underwater thread mill, which I think is interesting.

May 12, 2013

By caring0502113

I visited this facility

Charlestown is in a lovely area. The facility was just too big and too active for my mother. It was overwhelming for her. However, people there were accommodating and caring. The place was very clean. It was very safe, which was a big thing I noticed.

December 03, 2012

By msmith12

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Charlestown campus is beautiful. It's a huge campus that feels more like a nice neighborhood when you're driving through it. I spent time in one of the main meeting areas. The lobby area of this building was very nice, on par with a hotel. A staff member was also at the front desk to help people looking for a particular room. On a few occasions, I visited the resident at her apartment at Charlestown (we remained in touch after the project ended). It was a very nice one-bedroom apartment and she was even allowed to have a dog. Every staff member that I interacted with at Charlestown was pleasant and friendly.

July 05, 2012

By ravensgirl

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff at Charlestown are very professional and seem quite happy to assist the residents. Staff members go out of their way to meet the residents' needs. Staff members are friendly and courteous to residents and visitors. The facilities here are clean and modern. Charlestown takes pride in maintaining its buildings. The food served here is quite good. There is a variety of food to meet the needs of all diners. The transportation service at Charlestown is very convenient and a nice feature for the residents. There is also lots for the residents to do at Charlestown. There are movies shown regularly, and there are game nights and concerts planned as well. The campus is beautiful, and it is easy to get around. There is a sophisticated security system, which helps provide peace of mind for residents. The residents and their families I have encountered have all been very friendly. It really does feel like a family for the residents there. I would recommend Charlestown to anyone, and everyone I know who has lived there has been very happy with it.

May 08, 2012

By AgingStudiesStudent

I visited this facility

At first glance Catonsville's Erickson Living assisted living community is perfect. A beautiful, historically fuelled campus accents beautiful roomy buildings. On the inside, the facility continues to surprise with kind staff and clean facilities. Every resident gets their own room; despite this the sense of community is strong. I was invited to lunch by a group of residents on my first visit! My family is pretty young, and fortunately my grandparents still retain independence. The inevitable day will come however, that they will require a little extra help. Catonsville's Erickson Living assisted living community is a place I would even consider for my own family. The only downfall I could see between visits was a possible lack of activities. Residents keep occupied with each other and television, but a degree of community planning would be welcome. Even with this complaint, I am willing to give this assisted living community five stars for its amazing staff and facilities.
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Independent Living Reviews for Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living

August 10, 2021

By Flora

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living. I absolutely love the place. I love the fact that they had an indoor pool. I love the fact that they have a variety of activities. I love the fact that they had a variety of restaurants there. I love the setup of the apartments that they had. I love the fact that they had a room there that you could use for meetings and conferences. They had the little store type of place where you could go shopping. They had the bank. They had the beauty salon there for the hairdresser and barber shop. I love the fact that they had help there for exercising in the fitness center. I love the fact that they had the physical therapy set up there. I loved Charlestown. The only negative for me at the time was selling the house and coming up with a large deposit that I needed there.

March 17, 2021

By Karen

I visited this facility

Charlestown Senior Living Community was very nice, but it was just too expensive. They're asking for a substantial deposit and all that kind of stuff, so it was just too much for us. They have a gym, a pool, and a medical doctor on staff. They have a dining hall, and they provide one or two meals to the residents.

November 26, 2020

By CTTN Yankee

I am/was a resident of this facility

Would have like to know how Management planned to raise prices and reduce services as they have been doing!

July 04, 2020

By Beth

I visited this facility

I rate Charlestown Senior Living Community very highly, and I may go back there sometime. I liked it very much, it's a little expensive, it had a lot of activities for people to engage in, and it seemed to be very well run. They had a lot of different food places, they had a lot of people there, and it was fairly large.

March 13, 2019

By Randy

I visited this facility

Charlestown was lovely. We were given a personal tour by the salesperson of the facility and were very impressed. Lunch was excellent. I would move there. It was a community that had a church, a hospital, and a continuing care or graduated care system. It's almost 1,500 units. It had seven restaurants within the community, multiple recreation facilities, and buses to shopping on a regular basis.

August 30, 2018

By Anne

I visited this facility

I visited Charlestown, and it’s enormous. I ate dinner there and the food is good. However, I would prefer bigger rooms. They have a swimming pool, physical therapy room, and a garden.

August 21, 2018

By Rita

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Charlestown is nice and has the entire continuum of care. We're just having a problem with the diet. They provide a diabetic diet, but they don't seem to care about the sodium intake of seniors. My mother has a nice two-bedroom apartment. She's having help come in, and we're cooking her meals for her. There are a multitude of activities if she cares to participate. The maintenance crew is very nice. They have a library, game room, model train room, and a fitness center with personal trainers. It's like going back to college for seniors without the pressure of studying. They provide one meal a day, but frequently it's not low enough in sodium so we supplement. They have a nature trail.

August 21, 2017

By Frances

I visited this facility

Charlestown was excellent, my husband fell in love with the place. We visited the independent. They were working on the new assisted living building, and we had not toured assisted. It was too big and too expensive for me. It's not the monthly fee, but it's the entrance fee. It's entirely too big and I didn't like that, you can get lost and you would probably not feel the closeness. I think it is entirely too big for what we want, it was just too much for us. The dining area was absolutely gorgeous and the food was delicious. The person that showed us around was pretty knowledgeable. There was a resident that also went with us to answer any questions we may have. We were also able to tour her apartment, which was beautiful. They have all kinds of programs, but it's too big.

August 13, 2014

By Caring91478450

I visited this facility

Charlestown has everything you could possibly want. They handle everything: they handle your move; they send people in to pack for you. I go there to eat every now and then. The food is excellent. They have 7 dining rooms. You get an apartment. They have many models to choose from. It's independent living, but they have assisted living and a nursing facility there in the same community on the same grounds. If I should need it later on, I can go into assisted living or the nursing facility.

May 08, 2012

By Olivia1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents moved to Charlestown about two months ago after we searched the Baltimore area extensively for the right place. This was a difficult move for my parents because they were selling their home in FL and traveling quite a distance. We chose this area because they are now closer to family members and they had spent much of their lives in the Baltimore area. Charlestown staff members helped in making this move as comfortable as possible. They were very responsive to our needs and especially concerned with helping my parents adjust to their new community. They have provided wonderful support to them (and continue to do so) which has helped make this stressful transition much less stressful and actually very pleasant now that they are getting settled. The other residents are very friendly and helpful as well. Having a medical staff and physical therapy right on site has been a big plus. They are both involved in activities which is a big change for my father who had become somewhat reclusive living in FL. I thank Charlestown staff and residents for recognizing his needs and working to get him involved. My mother is naturally outgoing, but was struggling with the adjustment, but is now very involved in the many activities offered.
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Continuing Care Retirement Community Reviews for Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living

December 05, 2016

By Phyllis684828

I visited this facility

Charlestown was fabulous, and it was the one I was looking for. Everything was excellent. It was beautiful, spacious enough, and everything was so convenient. I liked the fact that if I stayed there, and I get older, I don't need to go anywhere. I can get care right in that community. It is nice to have friendly people close by that will look out for you, and they have what you need. You can stay home if you want to, and everything you need is right there. They had physical activities, different kinds of book clubs, and church services. They provide the transportation if you need to go to the store, and there are parking spaces assigned to residents.

November 23, 2016

By Elaine407267

I visited this facility

I liked Charlestown very much. Everything was interconnected. They had their own doctor on staff there. They had 5 choices of dining room and several layouts of apartments. There was a gorgeous chapel.

July 13, 2016

By Anonymous630473

I visited this facility

Charlestown itself and its staff seemed really nice. They had a chapel and a salon. I tried the food, and it was fine. They had lots of activities and hundreds of clubs.

September 07, 2015

By Peter35

I visited this facility

Charlestown only has apartments, and they've been very helpful in talking to us. They offered us different things to look at. They have a swimming pool, activity rooms, and all kinds of amenities.

September 09, 2014

By cbefacchia

I am a friend or relative of resident

My parents live at Charlestown in the assisted living facility. Overall the facility is acceptable. There have been many issues with their staff communication. Also, the activities department is not including my mother in any activities whatsoever. I have asked the staff hundreds of times to have my mother involved in daily activities, but they refuse.

December 22, 2012

By Lexi Cucina

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This was a very nice looking facility. The first thing I noticed was the wonderful view, it was somewhat on a hill so you could see all the lights of the city, which I enjoyed. The units on the first floor had small patios which I thought was also nice. Once inside I saw that every unit had it's own little shelf outside the door which was great to for putting decorations on for the holidays, or setting pictures on, this made it look less like a hotel and more like homes. The unit I went into was nice, though the area where you would put your bed (there was no door, so it was not a bedroom) was somewhat small, but the bathroom was a beautiful and a decent size! I was looking at a map of the whole facility and noticed every residential building in the whole community was connected, which I thought was very useful, especially in the winter because most of the residents have motorized scooters. I was impressed with the size of this facility, and loved that there was a walking trail, baseball court, and a garden! I heard the price of the units was high, especially since you are buying them, but it seemed like a nice, clean place with a lot of activities individuals or visiting families could enjoy.

January 17, 2012

By bigpund

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Overall this is a really nice facility. There are tons of amenities and options for the residents to take part in including swimming pools, tv rooms, library's, game rooms, and more. The facility has always been well maintained very well every time I have been there. In addition, there is a bus service offered which has a regular route that you can ride to go to different stores and get out of your apartment if you do not drive anymore. The staff has been nice and helpful for the most part. My grandmother was moved into the assisted living area and there have been a number of issues including the staff not providing medications when they were supposed to or at all, not monitoring her activities like they were supposed to, and not knowing where she was. In other instances when she has had health problems, the staff have been attentive and responsive - calling an ambulance, providing transportation to the hospital, and more.
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Services and Amenities of Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living in Catonsville, Maryland


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Entry Fee Cost: 87000

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests


  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt
  • Vegetarian


  • English


  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Types of care

  • Doctor Visit Companionship
  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance
  • Meal Preparation
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About Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living in Catonsville, Maryland

Charlestown is a full-service, maintenance-free community designed exclusively for retirees, age 62 or better. Located on 110 picturesque acres in Catonsville, Maryland, Charlestown is a private campus kept secure day and night by a team of professionals trained in emergency first response. We're the ideal choice for active seniors who want to live a vibrant, engaging, and purposeful lifestyle in a setting that's both safe and beautiful.

Like a small town under one roof, Charlestown offers an abundance of opportunities to keep your mind, body and spirit thriving. Stroll to any of our four spectacular clubhouses through climate-controlled, glass-enclosed walkways that connect all of our community buildings. Here you'll find all the resources you need to enjoy a spectacular retirement, including our Historic Lady of the Angels Chapel, a fitness center, indoor heated pool and hot tub and four restaurants serving healthy, delicious meals created fresh each day by our own personal chef. Other amenities include a computer lab with high-speed Internet, billiards and game room, creative arts studio, fully-equipped woodworking shop, classrooms and even a resident-run television studio and performing arts center. Not to mention banks and 24-hour ATMs, a beauty salon and barber shop, convenience stores and an on-site pharmacy that delivers to your door!

Charlestown also has an on-site medical center staffed by physicians who work exclusively at our community. These licensed geriatricians are experts in meeting the unique health care needs of older adults. They will work with you to design a wellness plan that will keep you strong, independent and feeling your finest for years to come.

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