The Maryland Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Maryland. With an aging population, the average cost of care in Maryland averages between $23.50 an hour for home care to $10,007 a month for skilled nursing care.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organisations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Maryland Key Statistics

  • 21.9% of the Maryland population is aged 60 or over with 10.6% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With state sales tax, vehicle tax and inheritance tax, Maryland is not a particularly tax friendly state for retirees, with the highest income tax set at 5.75% and an average property tax set at $1,125 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 50.6% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for an Maryland senior (65+) is $57,240.
  • 110,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Maryland.

Choosing Long Term Care in Maryland

  • Maryland Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Maryland is $23.50, making Maryland less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Maryland Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Maryland is $1,755 per month making Maryland more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Maryland Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Maryland is $4,300 per month making Maryland more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Maryland Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Maryland is $10,007 per month making Maryland more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Maryland Senior Services

Maryland Department of Aging

Address: 301 West Preston Street Suite 1007, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: (410)-767-1100

Phone: 1 (800) 243 3425

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Maryland State Plan on Aging

Maryland Elder Justice and Advocacy

Maryland Support for Caregivers

Maryland Senior Disaster Preparedness

Maryland Health Care Fraud

Maryland Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Maryland Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Address: 201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399

Phone: (410) 767-6500

Phone: 1-877-463-3464

Maryland Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Maryland Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Maryland Prescription Assistance

Maryland County Offices for Aging

Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission 

Address: 125 Virginia Avenue Cumberland, MD 21502 

Phone: 301-777-5970 

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Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities

Address: 2666 Riva Road Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-222-4464

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Baltimore City Division of Aging and Care Services

Address: 417 E. Fayette St., 6th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-396-4932

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Baltimore County Department of Aging 

Address: 611 Central Avenue Towson, MD 21204 

Phone: 410-887-2109

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Calvert County Office on Aging

Address: 450 West Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Phone: 410-535-4606 ext. 123

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Caroline, Kent, & Talbot Counties Upper Shore Aging 

Address: 100 Schauber Road Chestertown, MD 21620

Phone: 410-778-6000

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Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities

Address: 125 Stoner Avenue Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: ​410-386-3800

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Cecil County Department of Community Services

Address: 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Suite 2550 Elkton, MD 21921

Phone: 410-996-5295

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Charles County Aging and Human Services

Address: 8190 Port Tobacco Road Port Tobacco, MD 20677

Phone: 301-934-9305

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Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worchester Counties MAC, Inc.

Address: 909 Progress Circle Salisbury, MD 21804

Phone: 410-742-0505 ext. 102

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Frederick County Department of Aging

Address: 1440 Taney Avenue Frederick, MD 21702

Phone: 301-600-1605

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Garrett County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 104 East Center Street Oakland, MD 21550

Phone: 301-334-9431

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Harford County Office on Aging

Address: 145 North Hickory Avenue Bel Air, MD 21014

Phone: 410-638-3025

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Howard County Office on Aging and Independence

Address: 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, 2nd Floor Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: 410-313-6410

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Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Address: 401 Hungerford Drive, 3rd Floor Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-777-3000

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Prince George’s Department of Family Services

Address: 6420 Allentown Road Camp Springs, MD 20748

Phone: 301-265-8450

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Queen Anne’s County Area Agency on Aging

Address:104 Powell Street Centerville, MD 21617

Phone: 410-758-0848 ext. 2700

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St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services

Address: 41780 Baldridge Street Leonardtown, MD 20650

Phone: 301-475-4200 ext. 1070

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Washington County Commission on Aging

Address: 535 E. Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: 301-790-0275 ext. 203

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Maryland Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Maryland Senior Health Studies

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