Washington Assisted Living

There are 6 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, DC and 30 Assisted Living Facilities nearby. The average cost of Assisted Living in Washington, DC is $3,500 per month.

Washington Assisted Living Facilities

  • Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

    Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

    Located in the heart of Washington DC convenient to big-city amenities, Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue provides state-of-the-art senior living options in a luxurious setting.

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    Washington, DC 20008
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care

Nearby Assisted Living Facilities

  • Emeritus at Arlington

    Emeritus at Arlington

    With our broad range of services and amenities, Emeritus at Arlington is one of the premier senior living communities in the Arlington area.

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    Arlington, VA 22203 Distance: 4.4 mi
    Adult Day Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • The Jefferson

    The Jefferson

    Review Average: 1.0(1 review)

    The Jefferson offers convenience and carefree living in an elegant condominium retirement community in Arlington, with easy access to intellectual, social and cultural activities.

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    Arlington, VA 22203 Distance: 4.8 mi
    Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    Residents of Sunrise of Arlington receive quality assisted living and Alzheimer’s care with easy access to urban amenities such as dining, shopping and national historic landmarks.

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    Arlington, VA 22207 Distance: 5.2 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Brighton Gardens at Friendship Heights

    Brighton Gardens at Friendship Heights

    At Brighton Gardens at Friendship Heights, located in Chevy Chase, residents benefit from a premier community with large apartments, beautiful views and superb care.

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    Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Distance: 6.1 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    The delightful hilltop campus of Sunrise at Bluemont is nestled among Arlington’s beautiful, leafy neighborhoods, close to prime shopping areas, dining and other attractions.

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    Arlington, VA 22205 Distance: 6.1 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise of Alexandria

    Sunrise of Alexandria

    Sunrise of Alexandria is a welcoming community that combines convenience to urban amenities with colonial charm and quality assisted living and memory care.

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    Alexandria, VA 22304 Distance: 6.8 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise of Falls Church

    Sunrise of Falls Church

    Located near historic downtown and a few miles from Washington D.C. in a leafy park setting, Sunrise of Falls Church offers access to a theater, shops and restaurants.

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    Falls Church, VA 22046 Distance: 7.7 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise at Fox Hill

    Sunrise at Fox Hill

    You’ll find something for everyone at Sunrise at Fox Hill, a full-service retirement community. Set on 16 acres in Bethesda, we offer active seniors country club modern ease and elegance.

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    Bethesda, MD 20817 Distance: 9.7 mi
    Assisted Living, Hospice Care, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane

    Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane

    Located a short distance from downtown Bethesda, Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane is an assisted living and skilled nursing facility serving seniors with compassion and respect.

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    North Bethesda, MD 20852 Distance: 10.6 mi
    Assisted Living, Hospice Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care
  • Sunrise of Silver Spring

    Sunrise of Silver Spring

    Conveniently located near a library, shopping center and large regional park, Sunrise of Silver Spring offers our residents easy access to the area’s finest amenities.

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    Silver Spring, MD 20904 Distance: 10.8 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    Sunrise at Mount Vernon is a caring community offering personalized assisted living and memory care, in a neighborhood setting on the campus of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

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    Alexandria, VA 22306 Distance: 11.0 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise of Springfield

    Sunrise of Springfield

    Sunrise of Springfield is a cheery and inviting senior community that provides exceptional assisted living services and memory care in a comfortable, home-like setting.

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    Springfield, VA 22150 Distance: 11.2 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise of McLean

    Sunrise of McLean

    At Sunrise of McLean, we take pride in our quality services, deluxe accommodations and Edna's Place, an intimate group of suites for residents with late-stage memory loss.

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    McLean, VA 22102-2615 Distance: 11.5 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Emeritus at Potomac

    Emeritus at Potomac

    Within quick access to the Capital Beltway, Emeritus at Potomac is a pleasant retirement community that offers various levels of senior care, including specialized memory care.

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    Potomac, MD 20854 Distance: 12.5 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Sunrise of Fairfax

    Sunrise of Fairfax

    Set in a peaceful setting adjacent to several leafy parks, Sunrise of Fairfax is a beautiful community serving its assisted living residents with compassion and care.

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    Fairfax, VA 22031 Distance: 13.0 mi
    Assisted Living, Respite Care
  • Braddock Glen

    Braddock Glen

    Conveniently close to restaurants, bakeries, bookstores, banking and pharmacies, Braddock Glen in Fairfax provides exceptional assisted living care and services.

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    Fairfax, VA 22032 Distance: 13.5 mi
    Assisted Living
  • Sunrise of Rockville

    Sunrise of Rockville

    Sunrise of Rockville, located in the heart of Maryland, offers a family-oriented environment where our dedicated and loving team provides personalized service to seniors.

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    Rockville, MD 20850 Distance: 14.7 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Bedford Court

    Bedford Court

    Review Average: 5.0(1 review)

    Bedford Court residents enjoy a wonderful, warm environment filled with activities, scheduled outings and an elegantly designed array of living spaces.

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    Silver Spring, MD 20906 Distance: 14.9 mi
    Assisted Living, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Sunrise of Hunter Mill

    Sunrise of Hunter Mill

    At Sunrise of Hunter Mill, residents enjoy comfort and tranquility while our staff provides some of the best in assisted living services and memory care.

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    Oakton, VA 22124 Distance: 14.9 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir

    The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir

    The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir is an active retirement community for military veterans and federal employees, offering the full spectrum of senior care services.

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    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 Distance: 15.5 mi
    Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care
  • Emeritus at Woodward Estates

    Emeritus at Woodward Estates

    Nestled on a medical center campus, Emeritus at Woodward Estates offers superb care options in a convenient setting between Collington Branch Park and Bowie Town Center.

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    Bowie, MD 20716 Distance: 15.6 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Sunrise of George Mason

    Sunrise of George Mason

    Sunrise of George Mason is an inviting senior community in Fairfax that provides both assisted living and memory care, while honoring independence and choice.

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    Fairfax, VA 22030 Distance: 15.8 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • The Solana Olney

    The Solana Olney

    A brand-new senior community, The Solana Olney is located conveniently close to hospitals, shopping, parks and less than an hour’s drive from both Baltimore and Washington DC.

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    Olney, MD 20832 Distance: 18.1 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Sunrise at Reston Town Center

    Sunrise at Reston Town Center

    Residents of Sunrise at Reston Town Center enjoy easy access to shopping and dining in an elegant and comfortable community with experienced and dedicated staff.

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    Reston, VA 20190 Distance: 18.6 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise of Fair Oaks (VA)

    Sunrise of Fair Oaks (VA)

    At Sunrise of Fair Oaks, we provide the perfect balance of support, independence and care in our assisted living and memory care community located on a hospital campus.

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    Fairfax, VA 22033 Distance: 19.2 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Emeritus at Sterling

    Emeritus at Sterling

    Sitting close to a number of different shopping and dining destinations in Sterling, Emeritus at Sterling provides a selection of excellent senior living options.

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    Sterling, VA 20164 Distance: 21.6 mi
    Assisted Living
  • Sunrise at Montgomery Village

    Sunrise at Montgomery Village

    Active seniors live carefree at Sunrise at Montgomery Village. Located in a cozy suburb north of Gaithersburg, you’ll find nearby shopping, dining, arts and outdoor adventures.

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    Montgomery Village, MD 20886 Distance: 21.7 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Brighton Gardens of Columbia

    Brighton Gardens of Columbia

    Brighton Gardens of Columbia, located in a town ranked among the “10 Best Places to Live,” provides just the right amount of support and care in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.

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    Columbia, MD 21045 Distance: 22.0 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Sunrise of Columbia

    Sunrise of Columbia

    Nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood, Sunrise of Columbia is an elegant and warm community providing a resident-centered approach to assisted living care and services.

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    Columbia, MD 21044 Distance: 22.3 mi
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Emeritus at Lake Ridge

    Emeritus at Lake Ridge

    One of Virginia's premiere senior living communities, Emeritus at Lake Ridge provides a variety of senior living options to Woodbridge seniors.

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    Woodbridge, VA 22192 Distance: 22.7 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities

Other Assisted Living Facilities

  • Chevy Chase House

    Washington, DC 20015
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Grand Oaks

    Washington, DC 20016
    Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
  • Ingleside at Rock Creek

    Washington, DC 20015
    Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Nursing Homes
  • The Georgetown

    At The Georgetown, you can enjoy independent retirement living in the privacy of your own suite surrounded by your most cherished possessions, al...

    Washington, DC 20007
    Assisted Living, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • The Methodist Home of the District of Columbia

    Washington, DC 20008-2022
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities

Information About Assisted Living in Washington

The District of Columbia, better known as Washington DC, is a 68.3-square mile city that is managed at a federal level. Our nation’s capital is responsible for the governing of America, and around 15 million tourists visit each year to experience its many museums and memorials.

A large number of seniors enjoy assisted living in Washington DC. The city is easily navigable and offers an excellent public transportation system. There are plenty of open parks, and 35% of the city is covered by an urban tree canopy. The DC area enjoys a mild overall climate with only the occasional heavy snowfall in the winter time.

Assisted Living in Washington DC Defined

In the District of Columbia, an assisted living residence (ALR) is defined as “any entity, whether public or private, for profit or not for profit that combines housing, health, and personalized assistance, in accordance to individually developed service plans, for the support of individuals who are not related to the owner or operator of the entity.” ALRs are expected to care for residents in an environment that will both promote maintenance and enhance each senior’s quality of life.

The function of an ALR is to provide personalized assistance through:

The philosophy of assisted living in Washington DC is to accomplish all of this while emphasizing personal dignity, individuality, independence, privacy, spirituality, involvement of friends and family, and also freedom of choice.

Cost of Assisted Living in Washington DC

The Washington DC law states that “quality, affordable assisted living residence care should be accessible to all individuals residing in the District regardless of income.” To this effect, assisted living in Washington DC ranks among the top 20 most affordable areas in the nation.

The median monthly cost of assisted living in the District of Columbiais $2,500 per month or $30,000 annually for a private, one-bedroom apartment,* and must be paid privately by the resident or the resident’s family.

Regulation of Assisted Living in Washington DC

For such a small land mass, the District of Columbia has an abundance of governmental departments overseeing the operation of our nation’s capital. Ultimately, assisted living in Washington DC is monitored under the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration. Assisted living communities are inspected annually before the renewal of their license, and at any other time that the city mayor decides.

Staffing rules are strict for the assisted living administrator and other assisted living residence employees. Staff members should hold certification as a nurse’s aide, home care aide or be licensed in a more advanced healthcare field.

In lieu of certification, an employee may complete 40 hours of training in a plan approved by the Mayor, along with further training during the first seven days on the job site. Staff members who are authorized to administer or assist with medication must complete a medication management training course conducted by a certified agency.

Among the many requirements of ALR licensure in the District of Columbia, senior residents can expect:

  • Individualized service plans
  • Up-to-date resident assessments
  • Comprehensive emergency evacuation and fire safety procedures
  • Bedrooms of 70 square feet for single occupancy, and 100 square feet for double occupancy
  • A minimum of one bathroom per six residents, with no more than one flight of stairs required to gain access.

Additional regulations apply to assisted living residences with 17 or more beds.

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*Genworth Financial 2012 Cost of Care Survey.

Written by senior housing writer Josh Talbot.

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Washington, DC Assisted Living Costs

The median cost of Assisted Living in Washington is $3,500 per month. Assisted Living costs range from $2,000 to $7,575 depending on location and other factors.

Cost of Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, DC

City Minimum Cost Maximum Cost Median Cost
Philadelphia, PA$1,200$7,860$4,756
Baltimore, MD$1,000$7,680$3,213
Washington, DC$2,000$7,575$3,500
Virginia Beach, VA$2,300$5,933$3,851
Norfolk, VA$2,300$5,933$3,851
Richmond, VA$1,150$5,600$4,673
Newport News, VA$2,300$5,933$3,851
Allentown, PA$1,600$5,310$3,445
Reading, PA$1,600$5,640$3,465
Trenton, NJ$4,725$7,245$5,994
Source: Genworth - 2013

Cost of Assisted Living in the District of Columbia

Washington DC law states that “quality, affordable assisted living residence care should be accessible to all individuals residing in the District regardless of income.” To this effect, assisted living in the District of Columbia ranks among the top 20 most affordable areas in the nation.

According to a 2012 Cost of Care Survey conducted by Genworth Financial, the median monthly cost of assisted living in the District of Columbiais $2,500 per month or $30,000 annually for a private, one-bedroom apartment, and must be paid privately by the resident or the resident’s family.

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