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Info: 202-541-0400
Marketing and Admissions: 202-541-0149



Located on a beautiful 16-acre campus in one of Washington, DC’s most picturesque neighborhoods, Knollwood offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitative Care, and Memory Support. We offer top amenities and programs that support purposeful living across the full continuum of care. Our residents and their families enjoy peace of mind in knowing that our dedicated health and wellness team is prepared to expertly accommodate every stage of aging.


The Hall: Most Knollwood residents reside in independent living apartments, which range from efficiencies to spacious two bedrooms with den. Here, about 200 residents share the comfort and camaraderie of living among people with similar experiences and backgrounds. Independent living residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle without the hassles of home ownership. Knollwood offers the luxuries of being in an apartment-style building while allowing freedom from the mundane chores of cooking, cleaning, home maintenance, and yard work. Our residents can travel the world with the peace of mind that their homes are secure.

Residents enjoy elegant apartments with safety and security features to ensure their well-being, including fully equipped kitchens, large picture windows, washer and dryer, spacious walk-in closets, choices of flooring and paint colors, climate control, housekeeping, and many other amenities.


The Terrace: Knollwood’s assisted living community includes private apartments where residents requiring assistance with meals, medication management, dressing, grooming and/or bathing are assisted by a staff of licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. Our care services are intended to meet an individual’s needs, while supporting and encouraging their continuing independence. Residents are motivated, challenged, and engaged with social programs and recreational activities that support purposeful living. The assisted living program helps with many chores some may find too consuming or exhausting.

Our assisted living residents enjoy 24/7 personal care, nutritious meals, housekeeping, and care coordination. Apartments feature kitchens, handicapped-accessible showers, emergency call systems, separate living and sleeping areas, two closets, climate control, low-pile carpeting to facilitate mobility, and other amenities.

As part of our fall prevention program, our assisted living apartments are equipped with cutting-edge technology featuring special lighting, motion detection, and alert capabilities to keep our residents safe. This technology is not offered at any other life plan community in our nation.


Health Services Center (HSC): Short and long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation programs are available in Knollwood’s Health Services Center. All beds are licensed and Medicare and Medicaid-certified with a Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This total-care community caters to residents who need 24-hour care but do not benefit from cognitive therapies offered in the Special Care Center, either because they do not suffer from dementia or their physical and cognitive care needs are very advanced. The Health Services Center is available to our residents on a temporary basis, as they recover from a short-term illness or injury, as well as for long-term care. There is a registered nurse on duty at all times, with a full staff of licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants. Our highly-skilled team delivers person-centered, state-of-the-art care.

Short and long-term skilled care includes 24/7 nursing care, nutritious meals, assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, medication), care coordination, housekeeping, and other amenities. Residents have access to several on-site attending physicians and many specialists. We promote wellness and purposeful living through a wide range of social, art, music, and other programs.

For those in need of rehabilitation, we offer physical, occupational, speech, aquatic, and massage therapies. We offer cutting-edge therapies not offered by other life plan communities, including robotic exoskeleton physical therapy and cognitive therapy with a powerful multi-dimensional technology platform.

Our rehab center is available to Knollwood residents and the general public. To learn more, please see our brochure.


Special Care Center (SCC): Our Special Care Center provides individuals with dedicated memory support, giving each resident a safe, adaptive environment that meets the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory impairment. Our program provides a flexible, person-centered approach, designed specifically to benefit residents who are between the moderate to moderately severe stages of dementia (stages 4 through 6 as described by the Alzheimer’s Association).

The therapeutic recreation and care provided in the Special Care Center encourage meaningful interactions and promote much-needed sensory stimulation through an array of activities, such as music and art therapies, reminiscence groups, and aromatherapy sessions. Like the Health Services Center, the Special Care Center is licensed as a skilled nursing center, and all beds are Medicare and Medicaid-certified. However, the Special Care Center programming is designed to engage higher-functioning residents with memory impairments who are able to participate and benefit from the cognitive therapies offered.

Special Care Center services and amenities include 24/7 licensed nursing supervision, a compassionate staff specially trained in memory care, personalized care and meal plans, daily therapeutic activities to engage and stimulate the senses, full assistance with all personal care, spa-like whirlpool baths, care coordination, medication management, housekeeping, and more.

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