29 Memory Care Facilities near Bethesda, MD
Also serving communities of Chevy Chase, Kensington.
There are 29 Memory Care Facilities in the Bethesda area, with 2 in Bethesda and 27 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Bethesda is $7,265 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Mclean with an average starting cost of $7,017.
To help you with your search, browse the 21 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bethesda. Better rated regions include Potomac with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Bethesda, MD
27 Memory Care Facilities near Bethesda, MD
What to Consider About Memory Care in Bethesda
Bethesda has a population of about 60,000 residents, and nearly 19 percent of them are aged 65 and older. For those Bethesda seniors living with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, a memory care facility may provide the resources that this population requires. Bethesda is home to two such facilities, with another 26 in nearby cities like Silver Spring and Potomac.
The Maryland Department of Health's Assisted Living Unit oversees the state's assisted living facilities, which include memory care facilities. These regulations ensure the facilities deliver high-quality care to seniors living in Bethesda and throughout the state.
- Bethesda's cost of living is significantly higher than the national average, coming in at 222.1 on a scale where 100 represents the national average. Housing costs are especially high in Bethesda. As such, memory care facility costs are also higher than the national median.
- Seniors in Bethesda may enjoy some tax savings, however. While Maryland does have a state income tax, the state does not tax social security income, which can result in some savings.
- Seniors living in Bethesda will experience all four seasons. Winters are cold, with January lows in the 20s and about 15 inches of snow per year. Summers warm to high temperatures in the upper 80s. The area sees more rain and fewer sunny days than the national average.
- Seniors' families can rest easy knowing the crime rates in Bethesda are below the national average. The violent crime rate is 27.7 and the property crime rate is 36.4 on a scale where one represents the safest city and 100 the most dangerous. For even more peace of mind, seniors' families may want to inquire about security features, such as cameras or gates, at the memory care facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Bethesda
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Maryland
Memory Care costs in Bethesda start around $7,265 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bethesda 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 Memory Care in Bethesda
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Maryland page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Bethesda
Bethesda and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Bethesda, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bethesda
Bethesda-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Maryland page for more information about these laws.