8 Memory Care Facilities in Howard County, MD

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Howard County, MD

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Caring Star 2016

Sunrise of Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044
"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...." More
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Caring Star 2021

Ivy Manor Normandy II

Provides: Memory Care
2928 Normandy Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043
"At Ivy Manor Normandy II we have been providing personalized care for your loved one for 25 years. Our residential ranch home is in a beautiful neighborhood and is run by a licensed physical..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Brighton Gardens of Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045
"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..." More
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Arbor Terrace Fulton

Provides: Memory Care
11584 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton, MD 20759
"At Arbor Terrace Fulton, we look at senior living differently. Our priority is making deep connections with our residents and their families. We believe in giving seniors the best services, no..." More

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Bryant Woods Manor

Provides: Memory Care
10461 Waterfowl Terrace, Columbia, MD 21044
"Situated in the prestigious neighborhood of Bryant Woods at Wild Lake, Bryant Woods Manor can provide Level 3 Assisted Living and Secured Memory Care in a comforting homelike environment...." More

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Shangrila Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
"My father is in Shangrila Senior Living, and it has been fine. It's clean, and they have a caring staff. I just wish they had more activities for the residents. Everyone's been very kind. Every..." More

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Morningside House of Ellicott City

Provides: Memory Care
5330 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042
"I was able to tour Morningside House of Ellicott City. It was a bigger facility, they divided it between memory care and the general population. It's a magnificent facility, full of amenities, very..." More

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Somerford Place of Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
8220 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045
"This is the best place around. Go nowhere else. The staff here are beautiful people and the level of care exceptional. " More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Howard County

    Howard County, Maryland, has a robust population of 321,113 residents, 13.4 percent of whom are aged 65 years and older. People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias make up 10.8 percent of the senior population. Howard County has five memory care facilities to serve this population. These facilities are licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and are called Assisted Living Programs (ALPs).

    • Charles County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Howard County General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Seniors looking for memory care facilities in Howard County should be aware that the area's cost of living is 50 percent higher than the national average. Almost all sectors of spending in Howard County are quite a bit higher than elsewhere in the state, but housing is the most expensive. Homeowners can expect to pay 134 percent more on housing than the national average.
    • Winters in Howard County can be snowy and cold. The area gets an average of 26 inches of snow per year, and the average January temperature can drop to 24 degrees. People with dementia who have difficulty getting around in cold weather can talk to their memory care providers about ways to stay ambulatory.
    • Howard County has crime rates significantly lower than the rest of the country, making it a safe place for seniors who need memory care. On a scale of 1 to 100, where 1 is the safest scenario, Howard County scores 23.7, just over 15 percent lower than the US average. Violent crime has a score of 21.1 compared to a national average of 31.1.


    Paying for Memory Care in Howard County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Maryland

    $8,530.00 District Of Columbia County
    $5,226.00 Montgomery County
    $5,191.00 Carroll County
    $4,974.00 US
    $4,957.00 Howard County
    $4,586.00 Frederick County
    $4,524.00 Baltimore County
    $3,460.00 Baltimore City

    Memory Care costs in Howard County start around $4,957 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Howard County 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 Howard County

    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 Howard County

    Howard County 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 Howard County, please visit our Memory Care in Maryland page.

    Directory of Winners in the Howard County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Howard County

    Howard County-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Howard County

    • 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

      Thomas
    • 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

      Thomas
    • Review of Morningside House of Ellicott City

      I was able to tour Morningside House of Ellicott City. It was a bigger facility, they divided it between memory care and the general population. It's a magnificent facility, full of amenities, very... Read more

      J.W.
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