The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Montgomery County, MD for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Montgomery County is $8,566 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Fairfax County with an average starting cost of $7,623.
To help you with your search, browse the 63 reviews below for memory care facilities in Montgomery County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Montgomery County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Howard County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Montgomery County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Montgomery County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Montgomery County, MD
What to Consider About Memory Care in Montgomery County
The dementia-friendly community of Montgomery County is home to over 1 million people and has a large senior community that accounts for almost 15 percent of the population. In this county, Alzheimer's disease and dementia are particularly common, with 12 percent of Medicare recipients who are seniors currently living with these diseases.
There are over two dozen memory care facilities in Montgomery County. In Maryland, including this county, memory care services may be offered in an independent facility, but they are most commonly provided in assisted living programs.
- Ozone pollution levels in Montgomery County are moderate, with the county receiving a "C" for this type of pollution from the American Lung Association. Particle pollution levels are very low, however, with the county receiving an "A" for 24-hour particle pollution and a passing score for annual particle pollution. This may make the county a good option for seniors with respiratory illnesses.
- The amount that seniors pay toward state income taxes largely depends on the source of their retirement income. Social Security benefits and income from public pensions are tax-exempt, and there is a large deduction available for other types of retirement income. This may affect how much money can be put toward memory care in Montgomery County.
- Montgomery County's overall cost of living is over 50 percent higher than the national average. This is primarily due to the high cost of housing, as well as above-average grocery and utility expenses, all of which may result in higher memory care costs.
- On a 100-point scale, with a lower value indicating less crime, Montgomery County's violent crime rate is 28.8 and the property crime rate is 31.7, both of which are several points below the state and national averages. This may appeal to families seeking a safe community for memory care services.
Paying for Memory Care in Montgomery County
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Memory Care costs in Montgomery County start around $8,634 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County
Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Montgomery County
Montgomery 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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Montgomery County
Review of Arden Courts of Silver Spring
When I visited my mom in December, 2022, I found the staff so welcoming. Mom put it best when she said ,( without prompts), “This is the best of all the places I stayed , the food is good, I don’t ... Read more
Review of Ingleside at King Farm
My mom had a bad experience at the new third floor memory care unit at Ingleside at King Farm. She has since moved to a different memory care unit and is receiving great care and is flourishing. ... Read more
Review of Olney Assisted Living
Its hard to capture our experience with Olney in just a few words. On the plus side, the process of placement went very well; interesting activities were offered seven days a week. The facility h... Read more