In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Washington, D.C. area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 51 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 13 hours researching assisted living communities in Washington, D.C.
  • Read more than 110 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Washington, D.C. is $5,100, which is the same as the state average of $5,100 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Washington, D.C., a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 51 communities in the Washington, D.C. area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Washington, D.C. area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale Arlington
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
Not Listed
Located in the heart of Arlington, Virginia, just a few blocks from the Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon and the Potomac River, Brookdale Arlington offers seniors a worry-free retirement lifestyle that includes assisted living and memory care options. Residents in this pet-friendly facility enjoy resort-style amenities, such as a fitness center, private dining room, business center and integrated Wi-Fi. The facility is also equipped with a keypad entry system for safety and security.
What Residents are Saying:
One relative described Brookdale Arlington as a "godsend" for his father explaining the "staff is extremely well trained, kind and caring." Another reviewer whose dad is also at Brookdale stated every time she visits "the staff is very helpful, attentive, and very pleasant" and added that there is always a lot of staff present.
3.93 out of 5 stars
(111) Reviews
3821 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203
Chevy Chase House
Forest Hills of the District of Columbia
Grand Oaks Assisted Living
Hermitage Northern Virginia
Maples Heights Senior Living
Sunrise of Alexandria
Sunrise of Arlington
Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue
The Residences at Thomas Circle

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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