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Maryland is in the heartland of New England in many different ways. While the District of Columbia is technically not a part of any of the 50 U.S. states, it is more commonly connected with Maryland given its proximity to the state boundaries. As a result, Maryland memory care costs are often grouped together with the District of Columbia. Maryland has over 6 million residents with another 700,000 in the District of Columbia.

Memory Care in Maryland - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

Regardless if you are referring to the District of Columbia or Maryland dementia care homes in general, both territories are pricey in regards to memory care costs. Maryland Alzheimer’s care homes rank sixth in the nation in terms of being the most expensive, with District of Columbia prices mirroring the median average rates for monthly rent.

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in Maryland based on Monthly Average Price

  1. Cumberland, MD               $4,385
  2. Baltimore, MD                   $4,715
  3. Salisbury, MD                   $4,775
  4. Delmar, MD                      $4,855
  5. Hagerstown, MD               $4,870

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Dementia Care in Maryland

  1. Ellicott City, MD                 $6,845
  2. Columbia, MD                   $6,735
  3. Potomac, MD                    $6,675
  4. Bethesda, MD                   $6,600
  5. Chevy Chase, MD             $6,585

The Top 5 Most Affordable Counties in Maryland for Memory Care based on Monthly Average Rent

  1. Allegany County                $4,380
  2. Wicomico County              $4,780         
  3. Washington County           $4,865
  4. Talbot County                   $4,980
  5. Worcester County             $5,120

The Top 5 Most Expensive Counties in Maryland for Alzheimer’s Care

  1. Howard County                 $6,790
  2. Montgomery County          $6,440
  3. Charles County                 $6,295
  4. Anne Arundel County        $6,280
  5. Saint Mary’s County          $5,970

Maryland Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

Any good dementia care service should be more than just providing a room and a meal for residents. While some once considered nursing homes and other specialized treatment facilities as last resorts and locations for older seniors who can no longer care for themselves, the best memory care communities in Maryland no longer adhere by that mentality, and you, as a caring family member or friend of a loved one with Alzheimer’s, shouldn’t demand anything less.

Dementia care has come a long way in the last couple of decades, now offering a much more diverse range of programs and activities to stimulate brain activity and keep the individual living a life they are accustomed to. Memory care units in Maryland assist with forms of dementia like:

  • Alzheimer’s: The most commonly referred to type of dementia due to its severity, Alzheimer’s is troubling and its middle to later stages often require 24/7 monitoring that most families are incapable of providing on their own, no matter how much they care for a loved one. Between 60 to 80 percent of dementia are caused by Alzheimer’s.
  • Vascular Dementia: The second most common type of dementia. Symptoms can appear slowly or rapidly, and are similar in many ways to Alzheimer’s.
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Parkinson’s
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

After a diagnosis has been made, it is worth pursuing a dementia care home in Maryland to discuss possible forms of treatment and how a permanent residential care facility can assist with a variety of daily activities and functions, including meal servings and housekeeping. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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