In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Bethesda area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 38 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Bethesda
  • Read more than 85 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 Bethesda is $6,000, which is considerably higher than the state average of $5,000 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Bethesda, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 38 communities in the Bethesda area.

AssistedLiving.org Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Bethesda 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.

Bartholomew House
35
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living
Assisted Living: $6,600
Bartholomew House offers seniors personalized support and maintenance-free living that allows for a more active and independent lifestyle. Compassionate caregivers are on duty 24-7 to assist with daily tasks. The community's intimate size and design ensure staff members quickly get to understand the unique needs and preferences of its residents. Seniors also have access to on-site third-party services should they need it including podiatry, X-ray, lab, and physical, occupational and speech therapy. All assisted living accommodations come with a private bath and closet, while some include a kitchenette. The community's well-appointed common areas, sunrooms and lounges ensure seniors have ample space to relax and converse with fellow residents. Seniors can sit back and relax on the patio garden with a book from the community library or take advantage of the walking paths to meet their movement goals.
What Residents are Saying:
The intimacy and the caring, compassionate staff are qualities that often impress relatives and family members. One said, "Bartholomew House is a very loving, caring, comfortable, and intimate place because it is small. It is a little bit more like a larger home, and it smells very clean. The food is good, and it has a great caring staff."
4.67 out of 5 stars
(3) Reviews
6904 River Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817
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Grand Oaks Assisted Living
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Sunrise of Arlington VA
Sunrise of Rockville
Sunrise of Silver Spring
The Jefferson

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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
amenities.

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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