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6200 Oregon Ave Nw
Washington , DC 20015
(866) 592-8327
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Knollwood offers senior care in District of Columbia county and is operated by Army Distaff Foundation, Inc. and has a current rating of 10/10 based on 4 Review(s) by Senior Living users . Knollwood is listed as a Non profit - Corporation.

Knollwood is a Veterans senior care provider. Learn more about religion base senior care.

This facility/service is rated for 69 seniors.

This service is described as Nursing Home Facility.

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Name: Knollwood
Address: 6200 Oregon Ave Nw
Location: Washington , DC 20015
County: District of Columbia
Phone: (202) 541-0150
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This facility has 69 bed(s) available.

Since Knollwood opened its doors in 1962 as the first military retirement community in the United States exclusively for retired officers, their spouses or widows and nuclear female relatives, the mission has been to provide affordable, secure retirement housing and health care to members of the American military family. The Army Distaff Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, has managed this unique community for more than 50 years, offering a continuum of care to best fulfill the physical and emotional needs of each resident.

Knollwood sits atop 16 exquisitely green acres bordering Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. The location combines the best of both worlds -- the peaceful solitude of a country estate with the amenities and energy of our nation's capital. As residents say, "Life at Knollwood is easy."

At Knollwood, residents have the opportunity to live with others who have experienced the unique life of the military family. Old friendships are renewed, and new friends are discovered. It is a community in which one instantly feels "at home."

Knollwood continues to carry out this vision … today and into the future.

The Army Distaff Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1959 by Mrs. Maxwell Taylor, wife of then Chief  of Staff of the Army, and Mrs. Hoy Davis to provide affordable, secure retirement housing and health care services for Army officers’ widows who, at the time, received minimal benefits from the government. With the help of thousands of Army wives around the world, the Foundation was able to open Army Distaff Hall in 1962 following a groundbreaking ceremony by Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower. The name of the community was changed to Knollwood in 1989 when admission was extended to all retired career military officers, male and female, and their female relatives.

Since its inception, Knollwood has expanded to include four levels of care: independent living, assisted living, a skilled nursing facility, and the Special Care Center for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. To this day, the Army Distaff Foundation has not lost sight of its original mission of providing affordable, secure retirement housing and health care services to those who have served and supported our uniformed services, regardless of their ability to pay.


Knollwood is a continuing care retirement community located in Washington, DC. Continuing Care retirement communities or CCRCs are a great option for healthy seniors who want to have uninterrupted care throughout the aging process. The big advantage of CCRCs, like Knollwood, is that they offer several levels of housing including apartments, town homes, or even single-family housing for maximum lifestyle during the healthy years and specialized or skilled nursing areas during more difficult years. As a resident's health changes, they remain in the community surrounded by friends.

CCRC residents pay monthly fees in addition to a buy-in or registration fee. In high-end luxury CCRCs, the buy-in fee can exceed $100,000. Continuing care retirement communities, like Knollwood are usually paid with personal fund but Medicare and Medicaid may apply in some cases. Knollwood is an excellent option for seniors who want an active senior lifestyle with an option for multiple levels of skilled health care. Please call (877)440-7533 for assistance with this service.

Knollwood offers independent living for seniors. Independent living is some times called active senior living, retirement living living or senior apartment living. Facilities like Knollwood may also offer some health care but typically they are more focusing on providing stimulating and enjoyable activities for a more fulfilling retirement.

Most seniors in an independent living facility like Knollwood have little or no specialized health care requirement. Most independent living facilities like Knollwood offer a centralized emergency call system so that single seniors can get immediate help with any emergency. Please call (877)440-7533 for assistance with this service.

Knollwood offers assisted living to seniors. Assisted living is a service for people who need help with the activities of daily living (ADLs). Assisted living facilities are special facilities that span the gap between independent living communties and nursing homes.

Residents in an assisted living facilty like Knollwood typically lead an active lifestyle but need help with some basic daily needs. Assisted living facilities offer services like assistance with medication, mobility, meal preparation, eating, bathing, dressing and housekeeping.

Typically assisted living facilities like Knollwood require private pay in most cases. Assisted living is typcally not covered by Medicare and Medicaid but there are some exceptions. The typical cost for assisted living is about $2800 per month (U.S. average) for the basic program. Most facilities offer additional services at an additional cost. Please call (877)440-7533 for assistance with this service.

Knollwood offer skilled nursing services to seniors. Most nursing homes or skilled nursing facilties have skilled nursing aides available 24 hours a day. Nursing homes fall in between hospice care and assisted living on the care spectrum. Unlike a hospice that deals with patients that have terminal health complications, many skilled nursing facilities like Knollwood are focused on maintaining or improving the health of the residents.

In general, Medicare/Medicaid doesn't cover long-term stays (over 100 days) in nursing homes like Knollwood and they generally like to see patients discharged as soon as possible. Medicare does cover some skilled nursing and rehabilitative care after a hospital stay. Please call (877)440-7533 for assistance with this service.

Knollwood offers Alzheimer's and dementia care service for seniors. Dementia care centers like Knollwood are typically designed more for the safety of the residents than the standard of living. Since Dementia patients become easily disoriented, many facilities have very simple single floor plans and minimal decoration. Most outdoor areas are sealed off and access to the entire facility may be controlled using a security system. Please call (877)440-7533 for assistance with this service.

In general, Alzheimer's And dementia care centers like Knollwood are focused on protecting seniors and extending their lives. As the residents get older and loose more of their mental capabilities, the task of keeping seniors safe gets more difficult. Many services like Knollwood offer special program to help slow the progression of the disease.

Knollwood supports residents in District of Columbia county and the surrounding areas.This facility/service is rated for 69 seniors. Larger facilities tend of have more staff and offer a wider range of services while smaller services offer most personnal service. Knollwood is owned and operated by Army Distaff Foundation, Inc..

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