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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Howard County, MD for 2024

Located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Howard County is a lively region considered one of the best places to live in the whole country. It has a population of ...

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Paying for Assisted Living in Howard County

As part of the greater Baltimore metropolis, Howard County shares the area’s average assisted living price, which comes to $5,000 per month. This is the same as the Maryland average according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Assisted living in Howard County is more expensive than the national average of $4,300 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living prices within Maryland vary, and costs in Howard County are right on the median. On the border with Delaware, Salisbury has higher costs of $5,500. On the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, California has the highest assisted living prices in the state. At $6,200, it’s a full $1,200 per month more expensive than Howard County. Further inland, Hagerstown has the lowest costs at $4,500. At $4,665 per month, the nearby Cumberland area has similar assisted living prices. Seniors can find more affordable long-term care costs in neighboring Virginia where the Winchester area averages $4,304 and Blacksburg averages $4,000. Virginia’s capital Richmond has even lower assisted living prices with a monthly median of $3,645.

Howard County

$5,000

Maryland

$5,000

The United States

$4,300

Richmond, VA

$3,645

Blacksburg, VA

$4,000

Winchester, VA

$4,304

Hagerstown

$4,500

Cumberland

$4,665

Salisbury

$5,500

California

$6,200

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Howard County

Seniors in the Maryland area may be eligible for assistance with funding from the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy program

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Maryland page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Howard County

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Howard County

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Howard County Office on Aging and Independence(410) 313-1234Seniors throughout the county can rely on this organization for supportive services, such as advocacy and education. A loan closet offers free access to medical equipment and assistive technology, and an elder abuse prevention initiative has information on fraud and other common forms of exploitation. Experts are on hand to provide health insurance counseling and long-term care placement, and a resource center connects elders with services to meet a variety of needs.
Annapolis Vet Center(410) 605-7826Part of the federal Veterans Affairs network, this center connects service members with vital resources and records. Referrals to mental health care, medical care, pharmaceutical services and laboratory tests are available through this government body. The center also offers a variety of benefits and entitlement programs for education, housing and health care.
Ellicott City 50+ Center(410) 313-1400This and other senior centers throughout the county act as hubs for socialization and entertainment. Adults over 60 are invited to participate in low-impact exercise classes, hobby workshops and art classes. This senior center also offers cooking and nutrition education as well as chronic disease management classes. Music classes promote cognitive and mental wellness while technology courses help seniors stay connected with family and friends.
Maryland Legal Aid(410) 972-2700Qualified attorneys volunteer their time to this organization to help seniors and low-income individuals with legal issues. Seniors can get help dealing with debt collection, tax issues and other consumer matters as well as planning long-term care and obtaining access to health insurance. Representation is available for cases of elder abuse, and assistance is available for the creation of wills and care directives.
Neighbor Ride(410) 884-7433Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-based transportation service dedicated to helping Howard County seniors remain mobile and active. By appointment, older adults can get free rides to and from medical appointments and errands. Transportation is also available to social and worship gatherings.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Howard County

Howard County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Kathleen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Lorien Encore

Dad moved into Lorien Encore. I like the appearance and the location of the community, but honestly, I think that for the price, the service has not been what we expected. We moved him in on the...

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Michelle

I visited this facility

Review of Sunrise of Columbia

Sunrise of Columbia was the same as the others I went to. It was more expensive though, and I was surprised about that. They're a smaller facility, but the people were very friendly. The staff...

Provider response

Hi Michelle, Each and every guest who enters a Sunrise community is important to us. It is wonderful to know that you had such a positive experience when touring Sunrise of Columbia. We would be...

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Michelle

I visited this facility

Review of Brighton Gardens of Columbia

We went to Brighton Gardens of Columbia. We found the facility very welcoming. We looked at an available unit and it was spacious. All of the staff were very nice. It looked like they had very good...

Provider response

Hi Michelle, thank you for your kind words about Brighton Gardens of Columbia! We're glad you found the community welcoming and the team very nice. We understand that the cost and services may not...

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