Assisted Living in Rockville, MD
Rockville is a mid-sized Maryland city located near Washington, D.C. that serves as a home base for many who work there, and it’s growing more than twice as fast as the state, according to the Census Bureau. Despite the overall high cost of living due to its proximity to D.C., the cost of health care in Rockville is 7.4% below that of the nation. Rockville has a lower rate of violent and property crime than much of the United States, and the city is relatively safe when compared to the metro area and state. The city is home to more than double the nation’s average physicians per capita — 506 for every 100,000 residents.
Assisted living is approximately 4% more expensive in Rockville when compared to the nation — $4,225 in Rockville and $4,051 in the United States — although the city is marginally cheaper in relation to Maryland’s average of $4,300.
Note: Data for Rockville was unavailable, so data for the nearest surveyed city, Baltimore, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Rockville, Maryland
The Cost of Assisted Living in Rockville
Rockville’s average cost of $4,225 per month for assisted living places it in line with the state overall, being just $75 lower. Maryland itself is priced roughly $250 per month higher than the United States — the national average is $4,051 per month — but the state is priced significantly lower than some nearby alternatives. Virginia’s average assisted living cost is $500 higher and New Jersey residents pay an extra $2,100 per month on average. Pennsylvania and West Virginia are more affordable, with averages of $3,913 and $3,750 per month, respectively.
The city is also relatively affordable at the state level. Rockville is cheaper than some surveyed cities in Maryland, such as Salisbury and California, by 24% and 48%, respectively. However, Rockville’s assisted living cost is 4% higher than that of Hagerstown and 11% above Cumberland’s average. Across the border in Winchester, Virginia, the cost is roughly 32% higher than in Rockville.
Rockville Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Maryland Medicaid is the state health coverage program for seniors, people with disabilities and others who have a low income. Medicaid recipients in Rockville may be eligible for additional levels of coverage via the waiver system. In particular, the Community First Choice program provides coverage for personal care received in assisted living communities. Maryland Medicaid doesn’t cover room and board costs regardless of waiver status.
Read more of the details on our Assisted Living in Maryland page.
Rockville Assisted Living Resources
|Aging and Disability Resource Unit||(240) 777-3000||Montgomery County’s aging and disability services are provided via the ADRU. This unit is designated as the first point of contact for seniors and people with disabilities who need help finding and paying for long-term care. Staff can help determine which programs and services an individual is eligible for and provide referrals or assessments as needed.|
|Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy||(240) 777-3000||The ADRU listed above is responsible for managing this subsidy program. Eligibility is determined based on the income and assets of the applicant and the level of care required. The maximum subsidy is currently set at $650 per month and the income guidelines are available on the website.|
|Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program||(240) 777-3369||The LTC Ombudsman Program of Montgomery County is designed to represent county residents in nursing and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen advocate for the rights of residents and can investigate complaints against facilities. They can also provide information and assistance to seniors and caregivers looking for appropriate accommodation.|
|Veterans Benefits Specialists||(240) 567-5405||Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs offers free assistance in determining eligibility for and acquiring various benefits from the VA and state programs. Specialists can help over the phone or in-person at the Rockville location and others throughout the state. Veterans may be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit, which provides large monthly payments on top of the regular pension.|
|State Health Insurance Assistance Program||(301) 255-4250||Seniors and people with disabilities can take advantage of the Montgomery County SHIP for assistance with Medicare, long-term care insurance and related issues. Staff members and volunteers are available to provide information and one-on-one counseling over the phone and in person, as well as group seminars at various locations around Rockville and the county.|
|Senior Mental Health Program||(240) 777-3962||Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services provides a free outreach service for seniors who may have mental health issues. This service is available in the senior’s own home, assisted living community or senior center. Caregivers can also benefit from education and consultation provided by knowledgeable experts.|
Rockville Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living in Maryland is provided in facilities that are categorized by the level of care; these facilities are regulated by the Assisted Living Unit of the Department of Health. Visit our Assisted Living in Maryland guide for specifics on state regulations.