Guide to Washington D.C. Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors are retiring in District of Columbia nursing homes each year.

The District of Columbia has about 20 nursing homes throughout our nation's capital, with about 2,645 beds. That is an average of 132 beds per nursing home, which might seem a little bit large, but this is because Washington D.C. is home to a lot of veterans in need of short-term and long-term care. Because of this high demand, nursing homes in Washington D.C. have a 92% occupancy rate, which is higher than the nation's average. Luckily, this isn't too high though, as there are always vacancies if you are searching for the perfect fit for your loved one.

While searching for a nursing home in Washington D.C., you might feel slightly overwhelmed by your options as there are many things to consider during your search. To ensure you make the right decision, there are many questions you can ask of Delaware nursing homes, which you can review in our nursing home information article. Once you have gone through these questions, you will be better prepared to find the right skilled nursing facility in your area.

Average Daily Costs of Washington D.C. Nursing Homes

Nursing homes in Washington D.C. are highly affordable compared to the state average, which is surprising considering the normal high cost of living in this part of our country. Costs range from $200 to $350 per day, depending on the type of room a resident requires. This low cost, combined with great museums, restaurants, and public transportation make D.C. a very attractive place to retire. Overall, costs for nursing homes in Washington D.C. are as follows:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $200-$350/day ($263/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $225-$330/day ($285/day average)

Finding Nursing Homes in Washington D.C.

If you are starting your search for Washington D.C. nursing homes, you can use our simple search form at the top of this page. When you type in your zip code and choose a senior care type, you will be directed to our partner site, which lists all of the skilled nursing facilities in Washington D.C. that are currently accepting residents. If you would prefer to instead speak with someone directly, simply call the toll-free number at the top of this page. Upon calling, one of our expert nursing home referral representative will be waiting on the other line to assist you in your search and answer your questions free of charge.