8 Memory Care Facilities in Prince Georges County, MD
The average cost of memory care in Prince Georges County is $5,175 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Arlington County with an average starting cost of $4,668.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Prince Georges County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Prince Georges County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Prince Georges County
Prince Georges County, Maryland, is large in both size and population, with 912,756 residents, 12.8 percent of whom are aged 65 years and older. The county is served by eight memory care facilities to support the 11.1 percent of the senior population with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. They are officially called Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) and are licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
- Prince Georges County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the University of Maryland Prince Georges Hospital Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Maryland has some tax benefits to help seniors maintain their retirement wealth. Retirement income, such as Social Security, is not taxed, while public pensions and retirement accounts are only partially-taxed. Private pensions are fully taxed, which may be a concern for seniors who hope to use such accounts to fund their memory care.
- Seniors looking to avoid the snow can expect Prince Georges County to receive just about half as much snow per year as the average in the rest of the United States, at 13.7 inches. The county receives around the same amount of sun with 203 sunny days per year compared to the national average of 205 days. The average summer highs in Prince Georges County are a bit warmer than in the rest of the country, at 88.1 degrees compared to 86.1 degrees, while the winter lows are slightly milder at 25 degrees instead of 22.6 degrees.
- The overall cost of living in Prince Georges County, Maryland, is 10 percent higher than the average cost in Maryland, and a full 35 percent higher than the average price in the rest of the country. Housing is the second most expensive spending sector after transportation. Seniors looking for memory care in Prince Georges County should expect to pay housing costs that are 55 percent higher than the national average.
Paying for Memory Care in Prince Georges County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Prince Georges County start around $4,963 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Prince Georges 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 Prince Georges 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 Prince Georges County
Prince Georges 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 Prince Georges County, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Prince Georges County
Prince Georges 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.