The 8 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Waldorf, MD

Waldorf is a cozy bedroom community for the families of federal workers who commute to the capital 35 miles away. This rapidly urbanizing town of 68,000 residents is home to about 6,000 seniors aged 65 and over, with 19 assisted living communities within its limits to serve them. Shlagel Farms is located on the outskirts of town, and the former tobacco plantation now offers tours and pick-your-own strawberries and flowers, depending on the season, which can make for a restful outing with grandchildren.

Waldorf used to be known as Beantown, and it's the place John Wilkes Booth told sentries he was going after shooting President Lincoln. The house of Dr. Samuel Mudd, where Booth was treated for his injured ankle, is now a museum open to the public that has been preserved just the way it was in 1865. This is just one of a dozen or so local attractions seniors in Waldorf can go to spend a pleasant afternoon steeped in the history of the town. Starting in late September, the walk from one site to another is livened up by some of the Eastern Seaboard's most vivid foliage.

Assisted living in Waldorf costs an average of $4,250 a month. This is just a bit more than the $4,000 seniors pay nationally, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

Find the right community for you on this list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Maryland.

The Charleston Senior Community

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45 St. Patrick's Drive

Waldorf, MD 20603

(301) 932-7013

At the luxurious Charleston Senior Community, residents receive assisted living and memory care in a warm, friendly environment located conveniently close to the St. Charles Towne Center mall. Apartments come in several floor plans and include weekly housekeeping services, individually controlled thermostats and spacious ADA equipped bathrooms. On-site activities such as morning outdoor walks, happy hours and music therapy help residents stay social and active, and a transportation service takes residents out for errands and fun community outings. A hair salon, relaxing outdoor patio and movie theater are available for residents' use, and each day the dining staff prepares delicious, low-sodium meals from scratch.

  • Hair salon
  • Relaxing outdoor patio and movie theater

Brentwood Manor Assisted Living

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3369 McKnight Court

Waldorf, MD 20603

(301) 374-2364

Residents at Brentwood Manor Assisted Living enjoy the comforts of a beautiful, home-like facility nestled in a peaceful residential neighborhood in western Waldorf. The community's over 5,000 square feet includes an elegant dining room, sunroom and large recreation room perfect for fitness exercises, bible study, bingo games and parties. Resident safety and security is prioritized through an intercom system that expands to the cozy outdoor deck, a 24-hour video monitoring system and door alert sounds for entrances and exits.

  • Fitness exercises, bible study, bingo games
  • Cozy outdoor deck and 24-hour video monitoring

Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community

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11650 Doolittle Drive

Waldorf, MD 20602

(301) 638-4100

Fenwick Landing Senior Care is a smaller community with private rooms for residents, designed to help those in assisted living feel at home. For those that wish, companion suites are also available. Care from certified, compassionate staff is provided around the clock, tailored to each individual's care plan, which is adjusted as their needs change. Advanced care for those with dementia or in need of hospice arrangements is also provided. All medications are dispensed by Certified Medication Technicians. Nutritious meals are prepared on-site and served communally, with snacks available. Assistance with cleaning and laundry, as well as daily living tasks, is given. Transportation is provided for trips in town and medical appointments.

  • Transportation into town
  • Certified Medical Technicians

Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community

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11665 Doolittle Drive

Waldorf, MD 20602

(301) 638-4100

The Dagsboro at Fenwick Landing is a residential home for up to 15 seniors who need assistance with the tasks of daily living. Residents are encouraged to be somewhat independent, but supervision and help are available as needed. Each senior has a private bedroom, but common places are available for socializing with guests and visitors. The living room has a cozy fireplace and the peaceful lounge is a great place to enjoy a book or a game of cards. The Dagsboro at Fenwick Landing provides a homelike environment, and the experienced staff gives each resident compassionate assistance based on an individual care plan.

  • Cozy fireplace 
  • Peaceful lounge

Northview Assisted Living Facility

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8607 North Drive

Clinton, MD 20735

(301) 638-4100

Seniors at Northview Assisted Living can have either a private room or a shared space, both of which have housekeeping and linen services included. To foster relationships, the home has several common areas, including a TV room and library, for residents to use. Structured games, intended to help scenarios keep sharp wits and enhance their mental abilities, are scheduled throughout the day. Meals are prepared on-site, with dietary accommodations allowed, and served communally in the dining room. Medication management is available and helps with daily living tasks offered with dignity. For those who need transportation to medical appointments or for excursions, the facility provides this. Off-site group outings are also popular with residents.

  • Off-site group outings
  • Transportation to medical appointments and outings

In Loving Hands Assisted Living

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8403 Lucille Court

Fort Washington, MD 20744

(301) 248-4256

In Loving Hands Assisted Living offers senior care that's medically focused. The facility has an on-site registered nurse who monitors residents for subtle health changes, as well as certified medication technicians who supervise medication administration and provide personal care services. In Loving Hands is located in a ranch-style home and allows residents to decorate their own rooms to their liking. Residents are provided with 24-hour supervision, healthy meals, transportation to doctors appointments and a variety of leisure and social activities.

  • Transportation to doctors appointments
  • Ranch-style home

Morningside House of St. Charles

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70 Village Street

Waldorf, MD 20602

(307) 222-4592

Parts of the Morningside House of St. Charles have been modernized, enhancing the resident experience. The assisted living facility offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes as well as companion suites. Each accommodation includes light housekeeping and linen services. For seniors who need it, help with daily living tasks is offered, as each resident has a care plan tailored to their needs Nutritious meals are served communally in the dining room along with snacks. Different activities are planned for the residents to encourage socialization and help keep their wits sharp. For those who need it, Morningside House provides transportation to medical appointments and shopping. Small pets are welcome.

  • Small-pet friendly
  • Transportation to medical appointments and shopping

Mandeville House Assisted Living

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2950 Fern Hill Street

Waldorf, MD 20603

(301) 843-2563

Located in Southern Maryland, Mandeville House Assisted Living offers a range of assistance services and easy access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. An on-site nurse and regular visits from a doctor and podiatrist provide regular access to medical care, while the staff takes care of medication management and housekeeping services. Daily exercise classes and scheduled social activities help keep residents engaged and provide opportunities to make friends and be part of the community. Specialty diets are available including gluten-free.

  • Daily exercise classes and social activities
  • Specialty diets