2 Memory Care Facilities in Charles County, MD

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The Charleston Senior Community

Provides: Memory Care
45 St. Patrick's Drive, Waldorf, MD 20603
"Your loved one means the world to you. And after a lifetime of caring, they need more support now than ever before. Everyday tasks that were once easy, have become challenging or even difficult...." More

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Morningside House of St. Charles

Provides: Memory Care
70 Village Street, Waldorf, MD 20602
"Apartments at Morningside House of St. Charles are offered on a rental basis. One monthly fee provides a beautifully appointed home and a full complement of services and amenities from..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Charles County

    Though Charles County, Maryland, is quite large with a population of 159,700, the number of people aged 65 years and older is relatively modest at 12.1 percent. Memory care facilities in Maryland are called Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) and are licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. There are two ALPs in Charles County to help support the 9.2 percent of the senior population living with Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and other dementias.

    • Charles County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The cost of living in Charles County is only one percent higher than the Maryland average but is 26 percent higher than the national average. Housing is the biggest sector of spending, with a median home cost of $291,200. This price closely compares the median cost for a home in Maryland at $282,000, but is quite a bit higher than the national median home price of $216,200. Seniors who need memory care in Charles County can expect to pay an average property tax rate of 1.18 percent. 
    • Seniors who like the sun will likely enjoy Charles County, which has 202 sunny days, just three days less than the national average. Summers are hot, with a July average of 87 degrees and winters don't get extremely cold. The average temperature in January is 28 degrees.
    • Crime in Charles County is close to or below the national average. Violent crime has a rating of 35.8 out of 100, where 1 indicates the safest possible environment and 100 the most dangerous. Property crime scores a 30. This compares to the national averages of 31.1 for violent crime and 38.1 for property crime. Memory care facilities often have additional security measures like alarm systems, surveillance cameras and locked gates to keep their residents safe.


    Paying for Memory Care in Charles County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Maryland

    $7,758.00 District Of Columbia County
    $7,167.00 Alexandria City
    $6,119.00 Fairfax County
    $5,399.00 Stafford County
    $4,963.00 Prince Georges County
    $4,900.00 US
    $4,781.00 Charles County
    $4,680.00 Arlington County

    Memory Care costs in Charles County start around $4,781 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 Charles County 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 Charles County

    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 Charles County

    Charles County 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 Charles County, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.

    Directory of Winners in the Charles County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Charles County

    Charles County-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.

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