Temple Hills is a vibrant community in the Washington, D.C., area and has a senior community that makes up about 13% of the population. Its overall cost of living is about 20% lower than the region’s average, making it a budget-friendly option for those who want to live near the nation’s capital city, and it’s near many high-quality medical facilities, including United Medical Center.
Assisted living facilities have comfortable studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and many accommodate small pets. Residents have personalized care plans that address their needs and enjoy daily meals, participate in recreational activities and have access to amenities, such as fitness centers and common areas. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, facilities in Temple Hills charge $5,948 per month, although fees may be higher or lower, depending on location and amenities. This rate is high compared to state and national averages, which may be a consideration for some seniors.
In this guide, you can read more about local assisted living rates and options for paying for services. Our guide also highlights programs and agencies that help you find quality care and features an overview of the rules assisted living facilities comply with.
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1. Lifesprings Eldercare #1
4107 Buck Creek Road, Temple Hills, MD, 20748
Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Temple Hills
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Maryland. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Temple Hills
Seniors in Temple Hills pay $5,948 per month for assisted living.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Temple Hills
Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C., Temple Hills is a relatively expensive place to obtain assisted living services. Monthly care costs average $5,948, which is over $1,000 higher than the state median of $4,900. Nationally, assisted living facilities charge median rates of $4,500.
The United States
In Temple Hills, monthly assisted living rates average $5,948. Monthly fees in Cumberland are several hundred dollars cheaper at $5,248, and in Salisbury, seniors pay $4,980. Baltimore’s median rate is below the state average at $4,750, and in Hagerstown, rates are the lowest recorded in Maryland at $4,630. In Winchester, Virginia, which is located on the west side of Washington, D.C., about 80 miles to the northwest of Temple Hills, seniors pay $5,015 for care.
Note: Care cost data for Temple Hills was not available, so data for the closest city, Washington, D.C., was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Temple Hills
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Camp Springs Senior Activity Center is open to those aged 60 and over in Temple Hills. This senior center offers programs and amenities to meet a range of interests, including a billiards room, a computer room with 10 public computers, table games, line and square dancing and book clubs. It also hosts classes on crocheting, crafting, using smart devices, sign language and defensive driving. Classes have small fees to cover participation and the cost of materials.
The county’s Office of Veterans Affairs serves honorably discharged veterans by helping them access state and federal benefits and programs. It provides referral services to help older adults get the medical services they need and assists qualified individuals in submitting claims for Aid and Attendance, disability compensation and pension benefits.
RSVP is a free nationwide program that helps those aged 55 and over find remote and in-person volunteer opportunities. Participants may serve up to 20 hours per week or on an occasional basis in the area of their choosing. Volunteer activities vary throughout the year and may include serving older adults by advocating for their needs and navigating the Medicare system, visiting patients in hospitals and calling housebound members of the community. Benefits of volunteering with RSVP include up to $30 in mileage reimbursement per month, on-the-job training and secondary accidental and personal liability insurance coverage.
The Aging and Disabilities Services Division is a county-operated agency that supports older adults and helps them maintain their independence and quality of life throughout retirement. It operates the Health Promotion Program, which uses evidence-based self-management workshops to help older adults preserve their health. It also administers the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy Program, which helps pay for assisted living services for low-income individuals.
The Senior Services program provides social and recreational opportunities for those aged 60 and over in the Temple Hills region. Through this program, members can participate in three clubs, including the Club 300 walking club, Senior Cycling Club and Senior Green Team, which promotes conservation efforts in the community. The program also hosts age-friendly exercise programs, such as Zumba Gold and Exercise with Ease.
Maryland’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has volunteers who advocate for seniors in assisted living facilities throughout the state. Seniors can contact their county’s ombudsman for help with researching assisted living facilities in their preferred region and finding their best options for paying for care. The ombudsman can also help seniors report instances of abuse, neglect or exploitation to the proper authorities.
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program provides comprehensive information on Medicare, including Parts A, B, C and D coverage, financial assistance options and how to resolve billing issues and denied claims. It can also screen seniors to determine whether they qualify for Medicaid.
Temple Hills Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Temple Hills area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.