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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Bowie

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in MD. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Bowie

The average monthly rate for assisted living in Bowie is $4,750. While this cost is $250 above the national median, it’s $150 below the state average. 

Assisted Living in Bowie vs. Nearby Cities

Compared with other areas in the state, prices in Bowie for assisted living are about mid-range. The most expensive area in the state for assisted living is Cumberland, at an average monthly cost of $5,248, which is substantially higher than Bowie. Costs in Hagerstown are $120 lower than in Bowie. On the southeastern end of the state in Salisbury, the cost for assisted living of $4,980 is above Bowie’s. 

  • Bowie: $4,750
  • Maryland: $4,900
  • National: $4,500
  • Cumberland: $5,248
  • Hagerstown: $4,630
  • Salisbury: $4,980

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Bowie, MD

Assisted living is the second most affordable type of senior care in Bowie, after adult day health care, which costs an average of $1,927 each month. Older adults who’d prefer to receive care in the comfort of their homes may opt for home care and home health care services, which cost $4,957 and $5,053, respectively. Nursing homes are the highest-priced type of senior care in the city at a median monthly rate of $10,798. 

  • Homemaker Services: $4,957
  • Home Health Aide: $5,053
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,927
  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,750
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $10,798

Note: Data for Bowie was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Baltimore, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bowie

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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.

Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Bowie

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Bowie.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Bowie

There are a variety of agencies in the Bowie area offering assistance to older adults. Some of these services are relevant to seniors looking for assisted living while others are aimed at improving the quality of life for residents.

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Bowie Senior Center

(301) 809-2300

Seniors in Bowie have access to an array of programs and services at the city-operated senior center. Members have access to over 100 classes including history, languages and literature. Other services include health and wellness programs and senior transportation. 

Prince George’s County’s Aging and Disabilities Services Division

(301) 265-8450

The county’s ADRC division has a comprehensive list of programs to assist older adults. Seniors can contact the county to find out if they are eligible for long-term care benefits and financial assistance programs including The Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy Program.

Maryland Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

(301) 265-8483

Seniors in long-term care units such as assisted living facilities can contact their local ombudsman for help and support. Volunteers with this advocacy program can investigate complaints and mediate on behalf of seniors. 

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

(301) 265-8471

This statewide program can help seniors make informed choices about their Medicare insurance options. Seniors can get advice on topics such as Medicare, long-term care insurance and financial benefit programs available to low-income people. 

The Retired Senior and Volunteer Program

(301) 265-8450

The RSVP offers seniors the opportunity to continue serving their communities even after retirement. Volunteering roles include transporting seniors, telephone outreach operators and working with local nonprofits. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bowie

Assisted Living Communities in Bowie are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Bowie Area

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

  • Sorted through 101 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Bowie
  • Read more than 805 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 Bowie is $4,750, which is lower than the state average of $4,900 and also higher than than the national average of $4,500.

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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 Bowie, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 101 communities in the Bowie area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Bowie 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.

Arbor Terrace Senior Living
125
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $3,307, Memory Care: $6,253
Located in close proximity to shops, banks and health care facilities, Arbor Terrace Senior Living keeps residents close to local amenities while offering a close-knit community. The facility includes private rooms with their own bathrooms, and residents can enjoy the delicious meals in the restaurant-style dining room. Amenities include a library, a theater room, covered outdoor spaces and cozy community seating.
What Residents are Saying:
Visitors appreciate the dining accommodations and note that the staff are pleasant. One reviewer said, "The staff members were very accommodating and very nice. ... They actually have two dining rooms. One for those who were able to get around on their own and another for those who needed some type of help in terms of wheelchair. It was very nice."
4.14 out of 5 stars
(71) Reviews
9885 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham, MD 20706
Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel
Atria Manresa
Brookdale Woodward Estates
HeartFields at Bowie
Morningside House of Laurel
Ovalstone Comfort Home
Sunrise of Annapolis
Sunrise of Severna Park
Tribute at Melford

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.