28 Memory Care Facilities near Columbia, MD
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There are 28 Memory Care Facilities in the Columbia area, with 4 in Columbia and 24 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Columbia is $5,347 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Ellicott City with an average starting cost of $3,625.
To help you with your search, browse the 31 reviews below for memory care facilities in Columbia. On average, consumers rate memory care in Columbia 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Gambrills with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Columbia, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia, MD
What to Consider About Memory Care in Columbia
Columbia is a large city in east-central Maryland with a population of nearly 100,000 people, with those who are 65 and over making up almost 14 percent of the population. It's estimated by the Alzheimer's Association that 110,000 Marylanders have Alzheimer's disease, primarily diagnosed in seniors age 65 and over. The number of state residents with the disease is expected to increase to 130,000 by 2025.
The Columbia area has three dozen memory care facilities, giving families plenty of options to choose from. Three of these facilities are located in the city, and the other 30 are in nearby cities, including Laurel, Ellicott City and Catonsville. While some memory care facilities have their own dedicated building, most are situated within assisted living facilities, also called assisted living programs.
- Maryland does not tax Social Security benefits, but income from retirement accounts is fully taxable. The amount of money that a senior can put in their memory care budget may vary depending on where their retirement income is coming from.
- Columbia's summers are warm and humid, and the winters are cold and windy. Over the course of the year, the city's temperatures range from the mid-20s to the mid-80s. Seniors who enjoy relaxing outdoors may find Maryland's humid summers and icy winters uncomfortable.
- Columbia is located about 20 miles away from the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center, which offers a nationally recognized model of care for those with dementia.
- Columbia's property crime and violent crime rates are higher than state and national medians, which may be a consideration for families who are transitioning their loved ones to memory care in this city. On a 100-point scale, where a higher rate indicates higher crime, Columbia's property crime rate is 42.1 and the violent crime rate is 39.9. The U.S. averages are 38.1 and 31.1, respectively.
Paying for Memory Care in Columbia
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Columbia start around $5,347 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Columbia and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Columbia
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Maryland page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Columbia
Columbia and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Columbia, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Columbia
Columbia-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Maryland are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Maryland page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Columbia, MD
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbia
Review of Sunrise of Columbia
Sunrise of Columbia was the best that I saw. I was really impressed with the place, but they were more expensive than the others. The senior staff was topnotch. They're very experienced people. It'... Read more
Review of Brighton Gardens of Columbia
Brighton Gardens of Columbia was a very good place. I visited on New Year's Day, which was not the best day to visit, but they were doing fine. It's a high quality place. The staff seemed very nice... Read more
Review of Somerford Place of Columbia
This is the best place around. Go nowhere else. The staff here are beautiful people and the level of care exceptional. Read more