Senior mother and son


As Mother’s Day approaches, we reflect on the profound influence mothers have on our lives – their love shapes us in countless ways. At Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Maryland, we extend this nurturing care to all our residents, making it a place where mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers can continue to thrive in a supportive and engaging community. Join us as we explore how Mother’s Day is not just a date on the calendar here, but an experience we live each and every day.


Personalized Care with a Family of Friends

Mother’s Day at Friends House is a special time. We host a variety of events to honor and celebrate the incredible women in our community. From special brunches to family gatherings, the day is filled with joy and appreciation for the mothers and grandmothers among us.


Here, every resident receives a personalized service, much like the tailored attention a mother gives to her family. These plans are thoughtfully designed and frequently updated to ensure each resident’s unique needs are met, mirroring the adaptability and dedication a mother provides throughout her life. Our compassionate team, from nurses to caregivers, embodies these qualities, offering care that goes beyond duties to include genuine warmth and deep personal connections. According to a report by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), this kind of support significantly increases the quality of life for families. It allows the precious personal relationship to develop further as visits that used to be full of tasks can be replaced with visits for walks and talks and friendly conversation.


A Thriving Community of Engagement and Belonging

Mother’s Day is about celebration and recognition, and at Friends House, we ensure these sentiments are part of daily life. Our assisted living community is buzzing with activities designed to promote physical wellness, mental stimulation, and social interaction. From fitness classes tailored to our residents’ needs to cultural outings and hobby clubs, our programs are designed to keep our residents active and engaged, and as independent as possible. Here, mothers and all our residents find opportunities to pursue new interests or continue lifelong passions in the company of friends who feel like family.


Studies, such as those published by the Journal of Applied Gerontology, have shown that seniors in assisted living communities often experience less loneliness and social isolation, thanks to community activities and social programming. This environment promotes mental health and emotional well-being by fostering connections among residents.


Haviland Hall, our Assisted Living Neighborhood, combines safety and comfort. Each space is built to provide security without sacrificing independence, equipped with emergency systems, private bathrooms, and personal amenities that ensure comfort and dignity. The surroundings are familiar and cozy, designed to make our mothers feel celebrated and cherished, not just on Mother’s Day but every day. Research indicates that assisted living can reduce the risk of falls and hospital visits compared to seniors living independently at home, ensuring enhanced safety and the potential for reduced hospitalization for our residents.


Transparent Costs, Continuous Care

Just as a mother’s care is unwavering, so is our commitment to transparent and comprehensive service at Friends House. With an all-inclusive monthly fee, families can rest assured that their loved ones receive all the care they need without any unexpected financial increases. This approach allows families to focus on what truly matters – spending quality time with their loved ones, secure in the knowledge that our dedicated and competent team is caring for their needs. The cost-effectiveness of this model, as illustrated by the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, shows that when the total costs of services such as 24-hour care, home maintenance, and other living expenses are factored in, assisted living often emerges as a financially viable option over the long term, making it a wise financial decision as well.


Assisted Living Offers More Than Supportive Care

At Friends House, we recognize that the decision to transition to assisted living is a significant one, filled with both emotional weight and practical considerations. It’s a choice that comes with entrusting the care of a loved one to others. At Friends House, we take that responsibility seriously. Our assisted living neighborhood, Haviland Hall is crafted to strike the perfect balance between personal independence and comprehensive support.


In our community, residents benefit from personalized service plans that are as unique as they are. Each plan is carefully tailored to respect the individual’s autonomy while providing the essential support they require for daily activities. This personalized approach ensures that every resident not only feels well cared for but also deeply valued. It’s about more than assistance; it’s about enhancing quality of life.


We understand that peace of mind comes from knowing that your loved one is in a safe, supportive environment. Our facilities are designed with safety as a priority, reducing the risk of falls and hospital visits. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that structured environments like Friends House can lead to fewer falls, accidents and injuries. Moreover, the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) has found that residents in assisted living settings often experience higher levels of satisfaction with their living situation than those living alone. This satisfaction stems from vibrant social interactions, the availability of medical care, and the elimination of household management stressors. As family members and caregivers gain peace of mind in knowing that their loved one is well cared for, that calming peace of mind can be felt by our residents. 


The emotional and social benefits of living in an assisted community cannot be overstated. The Journal of Applied Gerontology highlights that less loneliness and social isolation are common in such environments, thanks to a wide range of activities and programs that promote mental health and emotional well-being.


Choosing Friends House means joining a community with the heart of a family. We offer nurturing caregivers, well-executed service plans, and daily encouragement of independence for our residents. We understand the challenges of this decision, but we also know the relief and trust you’ll feel seeing your loved one thrive in their new home. At Friends House, you can be confident that moving to assisted living is a decision you can trust and value, both now and in the future.


Join us for a personal visit to see firsthand how Friends House supports and celebrates the people we cherish most.


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