Independent Living: About Our Program

Belair’s Independent Living program is a way for senior citizens, who do not require full Assisted Living care, to reside at our luxury facility. Independent Living residents maintain their own life, their own friends, and their own hobbies — but, when necessary, receive our help and support. For many, day-to-day life here feels just like living at home.

  • “Mom is all alone in that big house.”
  • “Uncle Oscar does not need nursing care, but he does forget to eat sometimes.”
  • “Aunt Grace is self-sufficient, but some days her arthritis is painful.”
  • “Dad is 92 and in good health, but we’re worried something could happen.”

Does this sound familiar? If so, you are not alone. Independent Living is a solution to a common problem: your loved one is unable to live at home, but does not require full nursing care. At Bel Air Assisted Living, we cater to many healthy seniors in this situation by tailoring à la carte Assisted LivingRespite Stay, or Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care services — prescribing as much, or as little, care as is necessary. We call it “Independent Living.”

Our philosophy is simple: Independent Living should be independentUpon moving to Bel Air Assisted Living, new residents are encouraged to bring all of their memorable possessions and keepsakes. Previous residents have decorated their private suite with favorite family photos, rocking chairs, and World War II mementos. Once settled in, each resident is free to do as they wish: come and go from the facility, maintain relationships, or participate in off-campus activities and clubs. We do our best to ensure that nothing changes for Independent Living residents, except for knowing that our staff is available to help when needed. It is “aging in place” at its finest: growing old in the Harford County, Greater Baltimore, Maryland community where most of our residents have spent their whole lives.

Best of all, Independent Living residents enjoy our state-of-the-art, luxury care facility. No matter how sophisticated your loved one’s standards may be, we can exceed them. With our facility comes all of the perks: a personal chef who prepares three meals a day, individualized laundry, dry cleaning, manicures, and private bathrooms — just to name a few. Additionally, daily social activities are available to Independent Living residents, and there is a vibrant social life on campus.

Transitioning to Independent Living can bring significant stress reduction — for senior citizens and families. Once enrolled, everyone will breathe a sign of relief. Our staff is monitoring your loved one now: they are eating, taking medications, socially active, and safe. Perhaps a story will best illustrate this. Recently, a new Independent Living resident was asked how her move-in transition was progressing. She replied, “I love living with friends… [it feels like] I’m on vacation every day!” Her comment touched our staff, and reminded us why we love our jobs.

If your relative would benefit from a new home that’s both independent and safe, please schedule a free, no-obligations tour of our facility. We would enjoy meeting you, and showing how we can help:


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Our Luxury Senior Living Facility is conveniently located within 30 minutes of the following locations:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • Abingdon
  • Baldwin
  • Belcamp
  • Benson
  • Churchville
  • Darlington
  • Edgewood
  • Fallston
  • Forest Hill
  • Fork
  • Glen Arm
  • Havre De Grace
  • Hydes
  • Jarrettsville
  • Joppa
  • Kingsville
  • Monkton
  • Nottingham
  • Perry Hall
  • Perryman
  • Phoenix
  • Pylesville
  • Street
  • Upper Falls
  • Whiteford
  • White Hall
  • White Marsh