Buckingham's Choice

(866) 653-9337

3200 Baker Cir, ADAMSTOWN, MD


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community
  • Continued Care Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

05/02/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I find Buckingham's Choice to be an exceptional community. When my father, who is an independent living resident there fell recently, a nurse and security responded immediately, assessed him and sent him to the emergency room due to his injuries which required stitches. The nurse who responded initially, stopped by his home to check on him after she finished her shift, just to make sure he was ok. She did this on her own time - what caring service!

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Buckingham's Choice is a small, not for profit, nursing home with 41 beds based in Adamstown, MD. At last check, the facility had 32 residents indicating that it is 78% occupied which is about average within the state of Maryland. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Buckingham's Choice, was 5 stars. Only 20% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Maryland.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Buckingham's Choice with other senior care providers in Maryland. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is lower than average. The most recent health inspection was on 08/17/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

01/24/2012  -  An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes:

Both of my parents live at Buckingham's Choice in Independent Living. They both love the community very much and have made lots of friends there. My father had hip replacement surgery in October of 2011 and came from the hospital into the nursing center at Buckingham's Choice where he received rehab and quality care. He is now back in his independent living apartment enjoying life as he has at Buckingham's Choice for the last 6 years.

12/05/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

The worst place on planet earth. Please don't send your loved ones here. It's terrible.

Response: Please tell me what made you write this review. My mother is at B.C. And I can't seem to get info from anyone higher than an aide. Please help with your story and thank you in advance!
Mary Murphy

11/29/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Staff were great at first, but there was poor follow-through and a lack of clear, direct communication, whether orally or in writing. Decisions regarding patient welfare seemed to driven more by money than concern for patient's best interest. Not terribly impressed.

Response: Buckingham's Choice is the worst experience. Do NOT send loved ones there. It's terrible. A moneymaking operation (though they claim to be nonprofit), staffed by lowbrow idiots!

Response: We had the same experience. I would recommend Homewood over Buckingham's Choice. BC may be OK for the retirement homes, but I would not place a loved one in their nursing facility. The social worker lacked communication skills and there was a general lack of coordinated information sharing.

11/12/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

When my father needed more substantial help, they refused to have him stay there anymore. Since then, they have been draining his financial resources even though he is no longer a resident.

Response: Buckingham's Choice is a moneymaking operation even though they claim to be a nonprofit. The staffing, overall, is awful (nurses rolling their eyes at patient's, overweight OT's too lazy to provide therapy for rehabilitation, wrong meal delivies, etc. AWFUL, AWFUL and, again, AWFUL!

Description of Buckingham's Choice in ADAMSTOWN, MD

Built In 1999 , Number of Beds : 41

Move your loved one into Buckingham's Choice, a warm, respect-filled assisted living community, and get the best care available in Adamstown, MD. Assisted living offers a healthy, secure, and supportive environment for seniors who need help with day-to-day tasks but who still want to retain their self-sufficiency. Why choose an assisted living community? Studies reveal that living near peers and participating in social activities leads to more satisfaction with life. Assisted living offers senior-friendly apartments and a busy social calendar. Communities have additional services that include 24-hour supervision and security, emergency response systems, access to licensed nursing care, chef-prepared meals, and assistance with grooming, dressing, and bathing. Laundry, housekeeping, social programs, and local transportation are typically provided as well. Buckingham's Choice helps seniors find the worry-free lifestyle they want. In this community, seniors have complete assisted living services as well as a friendly, supportive community. Within assisted living communities, you'll find help when you need it, with the goal of supplying the aid required to stay as self-sufficient as possible. Call for more information on how you can become part of the Buckingham's Choice community.

Source: OurParents.com


Parking & Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
  • Transportation Provided by Facility
  • Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
Community Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Clubhouse/Meeting Rooms
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Designated Family Visiting Area
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Garden
  • Guest Dining
  • Guest Lodging
  • Laundry Room(s)
  • Library
  • Maintenance Director
  • Billiards/Pool Room
  • Sauna/Whirlpool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Storage
  • Tennis Courts
  • TV/Media Room
  • Fitness Center/Gym
Housing Options
  • Private Bedroom with Private Bath
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Hook Up
  • Full-Service Kitchen
  • Climate Control Thermostat
  • Microwave
  • Walk-In Shower
  • Wheel-In Shower
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Private Courtyard or Patio
  • Private Telephone Line
  • Washer/Dryer Hookup
Dining Options
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Buffet Style
  • Room Service as Needed
  • Low Sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • Low Sodium
  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Gated Community
  • Security Staff on Premises
Personal Assistance
  • Foot Care
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Wanders
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Management of a Feeding Tube
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Severe Brain Injury
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
  • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Dental Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Support Groups for Patients
  • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers

Demographic Profile for ADAMSTOWN, MD, 21710


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
39 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

47% Above
Cost of Food
6% Above
17% Above
4% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
35.1 / 100
Water Quality
48 / 100
Superfund Sites
93 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes