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.

Related Links

Connect with your local MAP office.

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Assisted Living Facility Checklist.

Use this checklist to evaluate and assisted living facility.

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Disclaimer: Please note that because providers voluntarily list their services on this site, all providers in the state may not be listed. While we strive to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, the inclusion of a provider listing on Maryland Access Point does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that services. Always use appropriate caution by consulting trusted advisers and checking references and licensure before hiring a care provider.

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