The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Potomac, MD for 2023
There are 32 Memory Care Facilities in the Potomac area, with 5 in Potomac and 27 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Potomac is $6,905 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,354. Cheaper nearby regions include Gaithersburg with an average starting cost of $5,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 35 reviews below for memory care facilities in Potomac. On average, consumers rate memory care in Potomac 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Rockville with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Potomac, MD
What to Consider About Memory Care in Potomac
Potomac is home to around 45,000 people and over 21 percent of the population are aged 65 or older, the age group most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or dementia. There are around 110,000 people with Alzheimer's disease in Maryland. Potomac alone has four memory care facilities offering specialized care for seniors in need of specialized care for cognitive impairments. There are a further 17 in nearby communities, including Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring. They are all licensed and monitored by the Department of Health.
- Potomac's crime rate is lower than nearly 82 percent of Maryland's other cities and towns. Violent crime occurs at a rate of only 0.32 percent, significantly lower than the state average of five crimes per 1,000 residents. Property crime is also low, with a rate of 8.81, less than half of the Maryland average of 22.22. This may reassure families who are concerned about their loved one's safety.
- Air quality in Montgomery County, including Potomac, is mostly good. The American Lung Association gave the county a passing grade for three pollution categories in the State of the Air 2018 report, including an A for 24-hour particle pollution. Low air pollution may be beneficial to the health of seniors with respiratory illnesses.
- Social Security benefits are not taxed in Maryland, although other types of retirement income, including non-public pensions and retirement funds, are subject to income tax. Taxpayers who have turned 65 are able to claim a deduction against that tax and sales tax is also low in the state, allowing seniors and their families to put more money toward memory care.
- The Potomac area is home to world-class medical facilities, such as Suburban Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. It is also close to clinics that specialize in brain health and dementia care, including the John Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Paying for Memory Care in Potomac
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Potomac start around $6,905 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 Potomac 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 Potomac
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 Potomac
Potomac 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 Potomac, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
Directory of Winners in the Potomac Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Potomac
Potomac-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.
Other Options in Potomac, MD
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Potomac
Review of Arden Courts of Potomac
My wife is currently at Arden Courts of Potomac. The food definitely is not as good as the last facility she was at. The expense is also quite higher, and I got the idea that they're a bit understa... Read more
Review of Brookdale Potomac
Brookdale Potomac was fine, it was just not what I was looking for but it was good. The community is nice, the facilities were just not as quite as open and updated as some of the other ones. In te... Read more
Review of Arden Courts of Potomac
I want to give an unequivocal shout out to Arden Courts Potomac. Five years ago, when Linda’s diagnosis of dementia was given to me, I did all the reading I could, attended all the seminars I could... Read more