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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, but the length of the waiting list depends on level of care and size of residence. The general rule in independent living is the larger the apartment, the longer the wait. Availability in assisted living, nursing and memory care is on a space-available, case-by-case basis, as current residents have priority on vacancies.

What are the costs?

The fees depend on level of care and size of residence. Knollwood offers several financial options from rental to a 90% refundable admission fee. The Army Distaff Foundation provides benevolent care, ensuring that residency is not limited by one's financial resources.

How many people live at Knollwood?

Knollwood is home to approximately 300 residents in four distinct levels of care. Most residents live in independent apartments, ranging from studios to contemporary two-bedrooms with den and balcony.

Does Knollwood allow pets?

Yes, Knollwood residents may have pets of a reasonable size in independent living apartments.

Are guests permitted to stay with residents?

Yes, family members and friends can stay with Knollwood residents in their apartments for up to two weeks at time. In addition, there are four guest rooms; two in Knollwood, and two in Knoll House, the Tudor mansion on site.

Is there transportation?

Yes, Knollwood provides two shuttles for residents to use to go to local events, shopping, commissaries, public grocery stores, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, and more. In addition, a public Metro bus stops at Knollwood’s front door and connects to the local subway station (E6 bus to Friendship Heights station on the red line).

Please call the Marketing Office at 202-541-0149 or 800-541-4255 or email for more information.