Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities provide help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as personal care, medication monitoring, medical management, and meal preparation to people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Assisted living facilities vary greatly in size and cost from services provided in a small home with as few as two residents to large facilities with many residents.

  • Assisted Living is licensed and regulated by the State of Maryland’s Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ).
  • Some facilities offer specialized activity programming and services for individuals with dementia.
  • Staffing varies from facility to facility. All assisted living facilities have trained caregivers and a delegating nurse that is on call while some provide licensed nursing staff on site.
  • Assisted living facilities are not paid by Medicare. Funding is private pay, long term care insurance, community options Medicaid waiver, veterans’ benefits, and subsidies funded by the Maryland Department on Aging.

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Maryland Access Point (MAP) staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.

Assisted Living Facility Checklist.

Use this checklist to evaluate and assisted living facility.