14 Memory Care Facilities in Howard County, MD

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Howard County, MD

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Elternhaus Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
4201 Linthicum Road, Dayton, MD 21036
"Elternhaus is a mid-sized Assisted Living home nestled in the rolling farm hills of Western Howard County. Elternhaus is dedicated to providing exceptional senior care with compassion, integrity,..." More

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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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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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Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott ...

Provides: Memory Care
3100 N. Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043
"Lighthouse Senior Living in Ellicott City is a close-knit and welcoming community located in Howard County and convenient to both Baltimore and Columbia. Its surroundings boast popular attractions..." More

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Bryant Woods Manor

Provides: Memory Care
10461 Waterfowl Terrace, Columbia, MD 21044
"just want to say that I could not be more happy with the care and hospitality that my Mom is receiving at Bryant Woods Manor. It is a tremendous relief for me to know that she is receiving this..." More

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White Oak Village at Rosemar

Provides: Memory Care
2942 Rosemar Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043
"At White Oak Villages, we know it takes a village to care for your loved one. We coordinate your care needs so every need is met. Our residents, their families, and our staff are a family. " 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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Charter Senior Living of Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
8220 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045
"We were challenged in early 2013 to find a memory care facility in the Washington-Baltimore area for our mother, who had just been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Looking back, we were impressed..." More

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Arbor Terrace Fulton

Provides: Memory Care
11584 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton, MD 20759
"COVID response. Employees are masked but not residence. Residence share food clothing etc...No social distancing. Takes 5 days for results from COVID while virus spreading throughout community. ..." More

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Country Gardens Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
12752 Scaggsville Rd, Highland, MD 20777
"At Country Gardens Assisted Living, we take pride in creating a family atmosphere that is full of warmth and love while providing the service of a bed and breakfast. We are located on 9 acres of..." More

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April Bloom Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
5037 Durham Rd. East, Columbia, MD 21044
"We have a nice website aprilbloomal.com that describes our capabilities. We have unique medical capability that is not available in other group homes. My wife Dr.Charu Mehta is a Board-certified..." More

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Winter Growth

Provides: Memory Care
5460 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
"My aunt is at Winter Growth. It's beautiful. It's pretty much memory care units and also an assisted living unit. So it's two in one. They're separate in terms of workers and in terms of how they..." More

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White Oak Village at Normandy

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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Second Home Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
3255 Roscommon Drive, Glenelg, MD 21737
"Second Home Senior Living is located in the western part of Howard County, in a quiet and peaceful residential neighborhood. Our community is situated on serene and private 3 acres of land with an..." 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

    $10,564.00 District Of Columbia County
    $6,137.00 Montgomery County
    $5,795.00 Carroll County
    $5,589.00 Howard County
    $5,294.00 US
    $4,947.00 Frederick County
    $4,558.00 Baltimore County
    $3,075.00 Baltimore City

    Memory Care costs in Howard County start around $5,589 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 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 Bryant Woods Manor

      just want to say that I could not be more happy with the care and hospitality that my Mom is receiving at Bryant Woods Manor. It is a tremendous relief for me to know that she is receiving this inc... Read more

      John Kline
    • Review of Charter Senior Living of Columbia

      We were challenged in early 2013 to find a memory care facility in the Washington-Baltimore area for our mother, who had just been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Looking back, we were impressed... Read more

      Son Number 1
    • Review of Arbor Terrace Fulton

      COVID response. Employees are masked but not residence. Residence share food clothing etc...No social distancing. Takes 5 days for results from COVID while virus spreading throughout community. ... Read more

      Mamasbbgirl
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