The home of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, might not be the first place that comes to mind for a retirement destination, but this coastal city has many attractions for seniors transitioning into assisted living. From beautiful oceanfront boardwalks to its proximity to both Baltimore and Washington, DC, Annapolis has the charm of a small town and easy access to big-city amenities.
Senior citizens make up about 1 in 7 of the 40,000 residents of Annapolis. The cost of living in this community is higher than the rest of the nation, but it's notably below Baltimore and Washington. While winters can be cold and snowy, Annapolis's location on the Chesapeake Bay keeps the summer months from being stiflingly hot, which many seniors may appreciate. Nearby hospitals are ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and the city is ideally situated for those who need access to Department of Veterans' Affairs services.
Assisted living fees in Annapolis, considered part of the greater Baltimore metro area by the Genworth Cost of Care 2018 Survey, average $4,673, which is on par with the overall state average. By comparison, Washington, DC, which is the other closest metro area, averages nearly double the cost for a private, one-bedroom assisted living accommodation, at $9,266.
These 10 assisted living facilities are among the best in Annapolis.
Sunrise of Annapolis
800 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD, 21401
Winner of The Capital's Best Assisted Living Award four years in a row landed Sunrise of Annapolis a spot on our top 10 list. This assisted living facility offers residents extra-large rooms for themselves and numerous large, well-lit common areas for community events. Living just across the street from the prestigious Anne Arundel Medical Center, residents are close to rehab, nursing care and shopping downtown. Sunrise of Annapolis is laid out in a centralized floor plan that's easy for new senior residents to learn, with multiple amenities situated around the central hub of the building. Seniors who take up residence at Sunrise of Annapolis have in-house access to a bistro, multiple activity rooms, elaborately landscaped walking paths leading to the garden and a professional beauty salon.
85 Manresa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Located on the picturesque banks of the Severn River, near Annapolis and the Naval Academy, Atria Manresa offers seniors an engaging and active community for retirement. This assisted living facility offers a variety of floor plans ranging from studios to one-bedroom apartments. Staff handle the housekeeping and daily chores and offer discreet support for activities of daily life, including dressing and bathing. Chef prepared meals are served in the communal dining room, and seniors enjoy globally-inspired cuisine prepared by a rotating selection of guest chefs. Cooking classes, community events and social activities are on the calendar, and transportation is available for off-site activities.
Annapolitan Assisted Living
84 Old Mill Bottom Road North
Annapolis, MD 21409
Annapolitan Assisted Living is a locally owned and managed community that places emphasis on caring with a personal touch. It features private suites and studios, which residents can decorate with their own furniture or paint with their favorite colors at no extra charge. Residents socialize and entertain families at the many common areas, including the recreation room, bistro, walking garden, sitting room and lounges. The community is equipped with physical safety features such as handrails along the hallways and walk-in showers with built-in benches. Additionally, the CarePoint Safety System automatically alerts the staff when a resident falls, allowing for quick response and assistance.
Sunrise of Severna Park
43 West McKinsey Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
The staff at Sunrise assisted living center is dedicated to helping the residents enjoy "Living with Purpose," a lifestyle that includes around-the-clock care and thoughtful assistance where needed and plenty of engaging activities to help keep minds sharp and bodies healthy. From visitor programs, such as elementary school choirs and planned activities like Wii sports tournaments, there are plenty of options to fill the days. The facility offers physical and occupational therapy, as well as a fitness center to encourage wellness and mobility. Three nutritious meals are served in the community dining rooms, or residents may choose to cook in their apartment kitchens. Transportation is provided for those who need it. Small pets are allowed.
Brightview South River
8 Lee Airpark Drive
Edgewater, MD 21037
Friendly staff and a clean, quiet environment are among the highlights of Brightview assisted living community. The all-inclusive rent covers apartment-style living, three nutritious meals served in the community dining room, and light housekeeping and linen services. Daily activities are planned by an on-site Vibrant Living Director, helping residents meet new friends and keep their wits sharp. The grand piano is popular for quiet practice or a rousing sing-along. For more relaxed engagement, there is a game room for cards, and a daily happy hour in the Brightview pub. Staff is available day and night to help with daily living needs and medication management. Transportation for group activities, shopping and appointments is provided.
Brightview Severna Park
469 Jumpers Hole Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
Brightview Severna Park promotes a vibrant, active senior lifestyle that helps maintain mobility, mental sharpness and positive outlook. Care is not limited to activities of daily living. The Vibrant Living Director schedules full-day activities and residents can choose from day trips, dances, creative projects, fitness classes or pampering at the beauty salon or barber shop. The facility puts in place the SPICE approach in its wellness program, designed to promote spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional well-being. Forming the core of its services, Brightview's assisted living conveniences and amenities include private apartments in a variety of sizes and styles, gourmet meals, weekly housekeeping and transportation access to shopping, medical centers and places of worship.
Spring Arbor Of Severna Park
345 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD, 21146
Spring Arbor of Severna Park offers assisted living and memory care for seniors who live in the Capitol Corridor near the north end of Severna Park, Annapolis. Seniors at Spring Arbor live surrounded by common areas painted in warm hues of the local summer and fall. Spacious studios and one and two-bedroom suites are available for assisted living, and there is close community support for the memory care residents. Community events are scheduled for nearly every evening at Spring Arbor, and residents have the option of joining in on karaoke, beer parties and paint-by-numbers classes held in the well-appointed common rooms. Residents can also spend the afternoon socializing in the carefully landscaped, award-winning Cottage Garden outside the hall.
Household of Angels Assisted Living
118 Arundel Beach Rd.
Severna Park, MD 21146
A small, family-run facility, Household of Angels Assisted Living creates a nurturing environment with a spiritually centered focus for its residents. Centrally located between Annapolis and Baltimore, Household of Angels offers private rooms equipped with an emergency response system and access to 24-hour nighttime staff. Home-cooked meals, movies, spiritual activities and housekeeping are provided, as is targeted health and memory care. Residents can enjoy the daily recreational and social activities in the common areas, or take a break to relax outside on one of the patios. We have included Household of Angels because, in addition to receiving the 2007 Maryland State Senate Award for running a high-performing organization, they have been ranked highly for their caring and attentive staff.
Kris-Leigh Assisted Living
831 Ritchie Hwy
Severna Park, MD 21146
Kris-Leigh Assisted Living At Davidsonville offers personalized care while still fostering a sense of independence. Residents can choose from private or companion suites that are furnished with cable television, wireless Internet and phone hookups. Health therapies and beauty services are also available on-site. Staff are available to provide residents with medication management, dressing and bathing assistance, as well as laundry and housekeeping services.
HeartHomes at Bay Ridge
3023 On the Bay Road A
Annapolis, MD 21403
HeartHomes at Bay Ridge's comprehensive approach to care gives seniors the comfort and care they need to confidently age in place. The facility is designed as a small, intimate community with a single-story layout to help seniors navigate the space independently. Open common areas allow seniors to move about freely and socialize with fellow residents, while spacious suites provide space to enjoy some peace and quiet. Keeping resident safety a priority, the facility offers secured outdoor areas, 24-hour supervision and 45-day health and wellness reviews conducted by a registered nurse. A variety of social and recreational activities are available to residents based on their personal hobbies and interests, including exercises, games, art classes and community outings.