Situated in the northwestern portion of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Rockville is a city of 68,079 residents, where approximately 16% are over the age of 65. The city has relatively low crime and a higher than average number of physicians, making it particularly appealing to retirees who place high importance on their health and safety. Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and other local health care facilities serve most of the city’s emergency medical care needs, while nearby Washington and Baltimore also provide a large range of health care providers.
In the city’s nursing homes, seniors are supervised around the clock by nursing and physicians and can receive an array of care services such as injections, medication management, wound care and diabetes management. At $11,726 a month, Rockville’s average cost of nursing home care is significantly higher than the national average and above the statewide median as well, which should give seniors with less serious medical conditions additional incentive to look into assisted living and home care.
This guide offers an overview of the cost of senior care in Rockville as well as resources that may help seniors pay for care and resolve issues they may encounter while living at a nursing facility. Programs that may help seniors delay nursing home placement are included as well.