“A godsend for our family. I truly know my mom is in the best place she could be. I’m so grateful that she’s there.”
Megan Scheibel, MD

Arbor Place is a specially designed memory care home with 16 private bedrooms in Rockville, Maryland. A wonderful alternative to larger, impersonal institutional facilities.

Why Choose Arbor Place

“Arbor Place provides a safe haven in a scary world.”
Judith Viorst, Author

Our Mission

Arbor Place meets the medical challenges and emotional needs of each individual in our community. We understand every member of our community is a whole person no matter the challenges they face – Unfortunately during the battle of a degenerative disease people are robbed of the essence of their humanity. It is our privilege to find avenues to restore dignity and optimize the quality of life for every member of our community. This is achieved by understanding their identity prior to the onset of their disease and tapping into the reservoir of their life. Interests change but the desire to experience nature, music, art and meaningful connections is never lost at Arbor Place.


Arbor Place is designed specifically for our residents to easily access the outdoor walking path, gardens, open kitchen, and the support of our trained team creating a safe and interactive life. Home or larger facilities can be isolating and do not always offer the best care plan due to the need for 24/7 support and nursing oversight. Arbor Place balances individual wishes and a full complement of collaborative professionals to make every moment count.


Our superb team led by experienced and interested nursing professionals support medical and emotional needs. Arbor Place does not ask families to hire private duty aides, rather we provide what is necessary to meet the specialized care of our residents.


Arbor Place Dementia Care is a specially designed assisted living facility serving the greater Rockville, Maryland area including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Derwood, Foxhall, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Norbeck, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, and Silver Spring. 

Meet the Founder

Walter Fanburg, MD, is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist. He founded Arbor Place in 1998 to integrate the best practices of medical and psychiatric care for persons with dementia.

He was the psychiatric consultant to 20 long-term care facilities. This experience inspired him to create a better model for dementia care. He received his medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine and his BA degree from Princeton University.

Walter Fanburg

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