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Average starting price $5,518/month
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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Columbia, MD
The Cottages of Perry Hall in Parkville, MD
4.9

My wife needed professional assisted memory care because of advanced dementia. We were very lucky to find "The Cottages of Perry Hall" The home like atmosphere made the transfer very comfortable and easy for the patient to adapt to these new suroundings. The loving care given by the health staff was increditable. This experience gave our family comfort knowing the she was happy and was receiving the care she needed.

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Integrity Esther's Place at Harford in Baltimore, MD
4.8

From the first day of admittance, until his final passing, Esther's Place delivered excellent care for my 96 yr old Brother in law who suffered from Alzheimers & other medical issues. The high level of competence, caring & attention all within a great budget.. I highly recommend Esther's Place to anyone looking to have their loved one cared for in a loving atmosphere..

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Forest Hills of DC in Washington, DC
4.6

My sister has lived at Forest Hills in the Health Care Center for a while. Before the pandemic, they had wonderful activities as well as great nursing care. In the pandemic they have done an incredible job to keep everyone safe, to figure out ways to have safe activities and/or virtual or safe visitation zones (following CDC guidelines). The staff is working under challenging circumstances and they continue to be kind, patient and deliver high quality care. We are so very grateful my sister can live in such a great facility.

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Residences at Vantage Point CCRC

5400 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia, MD 21044 | 1.6 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Residences at Vantage Point in Columbia, Maryland, a not-for-profit, non-denominational Life Plan Community with all the extras you could imagine.You've done quite a lot in your life. When it comes to some things, you've done enough. Mowing the lawn, fixing the meals, shoveling snow, repairing...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.8(6 reviews)

I enjoy dining in our Fireside Dining Room, The Bistro and The Pub. The food is well prepared, presented in an attractive fashion, and is exceptional. The atmospheres of the venues are unique. I...

Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045 | 1.7 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia is located in the planned city of Columbia, Maryland, a city nationally ranked as one of the 10 Best Places to Live by MONEY, CNN, and FORBES. Against the perfect blend of parks, walking paths, and abundant shopping, Brighton Gardens of Columbia offers a beautifully...

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Beauty Salon
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4.1(50 reviews)

If your person (like my loved one), is really picky about everything, then I recommend that you try to get somebody to come in to give more one-on-one care - and that would apply to ANY facility you choose. ...

Sunrise of Columbia

6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044 | 1.2 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.2(37 reviews)

We chose Sunrise of Columbia because of the friendliness of the staff members, the smaller size of the facility, and also it had a lot of men which was a big plus for him. The location is also great and easy...

Bryant Woods Manor Memory Care and Assisted Living

10461 Waterfowl Terrrace, Columbia, MD 21044 | 1.6 milesfrom Columbia center

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Bryant Woods Assisted Living offers short & long term care to residents living in the Columbia Maryland and Baltimore, DC Maryland Metro area. We provide a loving home environment with 24-hour care for one affordable monthly rate. We respect the dignity of our residents and strive to provide...

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4.3(4 reviews)

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 incredible...

Lorien Harmony Hall

6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044 | 1.4 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Harmony Hall has been a landmark in Howard County for over a quarter of a century. With a focus on quality care, socialization, and independence, our philosophy encourages our residents to age in place. Our visionary, diverse campus offers access to 24/7 nursing and caregiving support, on-site...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.0(19 reviews)

I would recommend this place. It's pretty good. Others that I know, that went here were satisfied, and I am also pretty satisfied. There is circumstances where it is difficult putting someone in here but...

Charter Senior Living of Columbia

8220 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045 | 3.2 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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Somerford Place is the result of extensive research into the needs of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Our specially designed building nestled in Columbia is secure, supportive and feels like home. Our staff strives to offer quality services to our residents, promoting...

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(10 reviews)

This is the best community and best care of the residents. The staff was phenomenal. The staff's willingness to make things happen to satisfy the wishes of myself and my wife was outstanding. The...

Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD 21076 | 9.8 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Friendship is located in beautiful Hanover, Maryland, and is considered the 'top-referred' assistant living facility in the area. We are known for our ability to provide effective and compassionate care for seniors of all care levels. Staff members possess unique skills and...

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Beauty Salon
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4.6(90 reviews)

My wife has been at this community for 15 years. They are amazing and love what they do. i'm a little jealous of the amazing meals they put out for the residents there. LOL.

Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City

3100 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043 | 6.3 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Welcome to Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City! Our approach to Assisted Living includes a variety of services - from independent living to adaptive personal assistance; from dementia care to short-term stays. This flexibility allows us to continually meet the changing needs of our...

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Beauty Salon
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4.0(24 reviews)

Loved one, seems to likes the food, and is happy. They offer a lot of activities. They are taking good care of my loved one, and I am happy with the care that they are recieving. I picked Lighthouse because...

Morningside House of Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042 | 3.6 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House is a leading Assisted Living & Alzheimer's care provider proudly serving seniors and their families in our Baltimore/Washington area residences. Our communities offer the perfect mix of personal care and hospitality tailored to meet the individual needs of our residents. Our...

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Beauty Salon
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4.0(47 reviews)

They seemed responsive at this community. They tried very hard to care for and take care of my loved one. It was a challenge due to Covid issues but they did what they could for my loved one. They tried to...

Arbor Terrace Fulton

11584 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759 | 4.5 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Arbor Terrace Fulton looks at senior living differently. That’s because we believe no matter where you are in life, you deserve to pursue your passions, maintain meaningful relationships, and live every day to its fullest. With our state-of-the-art senior living and memory care community designed...

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Beauty Salon
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4.7(7 reviews)

This community is wonderful!! We moved my father-in-law in a few months back and he absolutely loves it! I thought when the time to make the move, he'd be kicking and screaming but he walked into Arbor...

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Shangri-La

4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043 | 4.2 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Set in a beautiful 2 acre green estate in Ellicott City, Shangri-La was designed for the ultimate living experience. Our 60 apartment community provides residents with the finest services and amenities in a family-oriented, supportive environment. Our care staff is compassionate, friendly, and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.7(26 reviews)

We really like the responsiveness from the staff every time we reach out to them with questions or concerns, they have always had great communication. We know they used to have a ton of activities going on,...

Angel's Touch Assisted Living

12799 Buttercup Ct, West Friendship, MD 21794 | 9 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Angel’s Touch is a unique assisted living community for senior adults. Aging can be a difficult process – humbling for even the strongest person. Watching relatives struggle with this experience, we were motivated to open our home to seniors in 1997 to help them better deal with the aging...

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4.7(3 reviews)

I wish I could give them more stars! Angels Touch gave my mother a safe, engaging and loving home. Every person there is committed to creating an environment filled with fun activities and tender care. I...

Lorien Encore

11150 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042 | 7.3 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Welcome to Encore at Turf ValleyEncore at Turf Valley offers caring support for those who require day to day assistance. Encore can provide the right amount of support while allowing your loved one to maintain as much independence as possible.Encore offers several assisted living floor plans,...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(50 reviews)

They basically deliver what they claim they would deliver. I think they are pretty up-front with everything. There are no hidden fees or costs that I was unprepared for. As reflected with the ratings I...

Clarksville Assisted Living

7246 Guilford Road, Clarksville, MD 21029 | 2.7 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

We are passionately committed to making a difference in people's lives by offering high quality and supportive services for our seniors in a loving environment. We help them maintain their independence and exercise choice as they live a stress-fee life. Our staff has more than 15 years of...

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4.4(5 reviews)

So far everything is working out pretty well for my mother since her move to this community. It is a nice facility, and I'am comfortable with her move here. They are treating her well. The staff is kind, and...

Heartlands at Ellicott City

3004 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043 | 6.6 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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Welcome to HeartLands, a Five Star Senior Living community and Howard County's premier rental retirement community. We are the only community in the county that offers cottages and apartments. Located on 48 picturesque acres near historic Ellicott City, we are close to antique and specialty...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(37 reviews)

Everything is working out well for my parents with their move to this community. It is a nice community, and I'am satisfied. I do feel they are safe, and in good hands at this community. They are doing well....

Brightview Rolling Hills

848 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 | 7.9 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Your luxurious home is waiting for you at Brightview Rolling Hills, conveniently located in Catonsville, Maryland. Laugh with friends and family at our daily happy hour in the pub. Enjoy a beautiful day in our outdoor courtyard or from your own balcony. Get a massage in our spa-like setting or...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(15 reviews)

From the very beginning of touring the facility to moving my mom into Rolling Hills the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Everyone is friendly and eager to make my mom feel at home and they have...

Brightview Catonsville

912 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 | 7.9 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Located in a lovely and historic residential neighborhood with easy access to Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel Counties, Brightview Catonsville is unique in the area, offering Assisted Living residences with personalized care and service as well as award-winning Alzheimer's Care in a secure...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(16 reviews)

My loved one's stay is going just great! The facility is very nice and the staff are sure to take care of my loved one. She really likes the menu, as well as the many activities that they have to offer. This...

LifeSpring

2200 Pleasant Villa Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228 | 7.4 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Assisted Living Management was founded in 1999 and currently owns and operates six turn-of-the-century homes focused on enhancing the quality of life for all seniors. Each home is licensed for 15 residents and has been designed specifically for seniors. A place that gives residents control over...

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4.0(3 reviews)

My aunt is being treated with such authentic care and respect.We are so fortunate to have found LifeSpring.

Morningside House of Laurel

7700 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707 | 7.3 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Laurel is an assisted living community located in Laurel, Maryland in Prince George's County and home to just over 25,000 people. Laurel is a quiet town close to Baltimore and D.C. and residents will be able to take trips to shows, events and concerts. Residents will also be...

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Beauty Salon
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3.8(62 reviews)

Some of the other communities may have fancier food, but this community had good food overall. Everyone was very responsive to my needs. I would tell people to check out the site, because the sites...

Atrium Active Home

2701 Martello Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 9.7 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

>The Atrium Active Home is located in Silver Springs, Maryland and is designed to give seniors the ability to live a comfortable, independent life, all without having to worry about the staff or individuals working on site. The assisted living and personal care services offered by Atrium...

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3.8(9 reviews)

The place is homely and not institutional. Still has the necessary support services. The staff is extremely friendly and caring and responsive to any and all family concerns.

Glynn Taff Assisted Living

5741 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228 | 9.5 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Glynn Taff Assisted Living offers compassionate, experienced, quality care in a restored turn of the century Catonsville mansion with beautiful grounds and a deep, relaxing front porch. One of our residents’ describes our community this way: “This is as close to home as you can get. It’s cozy...

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3.7(9 reviews)

Glynn Taff is, in my opinion, a hidden gem in the Baltimore area. The facility is spacious, cozy, and very well kept. The dining area is bright and cheery. The facility is decorated according to the...

April Bloom Assisted Living

5037 Durham East, Columbia, MD 21044 | 1.5 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

April Bloom Assisted Living is conveniently located in central Howard County, MD in the quiet, upscale Beaverbrook community. We provide affordable quality sheltered senior care in an assisted living environment with qualified staff 24/7, offering stimulating activities. The accommodating meals...

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3.6(5 reviews)

April Bloom has been a very good community so far for our loved one, she is absolutely getting the one on one care she needs. They workers are so personnel and are like family. With our loved ones health...

Winter Growth Howard Center

5460 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044 | 2.2 milesfrom Columbia center

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Winter Growth Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing Assisted Living Homes and Health and Wellness Day Programs for older and disabled adults. Offering a custom menu of services that are respectful of and responsive to individual preferences, needs, and values, Winter Growth's services...

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3.6(4 reviews)

Very nice. I really liked it and I think my mom would like it too.

Paradise Assisted Living

6348 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 | 9.3 milesfrom Columbia center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Paradise Assisted Living we combine comfortable living with quality healthcare to ensure our residents receive all the comforts of home. The warmth and hospitality of this gracious community is felt the moment you step onto our wrap-around, covered front porch, walk through the door, and enter...

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3.6(31 reviews)

I would say to go to this community and see for yourself if this community meets your needs. The workers have been for the most part very communicative with minor exceptions.

Rolling Meadows

303 North Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 | 7.7 milesfrom Columbia center

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

Assisted Living Management was founded in 1999 and currently owns and operates six turn-of-the-century homes focused on enhancing the quality of life for all seniors. Each home is licensed for 15 residents and has been designed specifically for seniors. A place that gives residents control over...

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3.4(9 reviews)

We looked at about 25+ facilities. One of the things that I liked about Rolling Meadows was there was a gentleman here playing hangman with the residents and they were alert and interacting with him. I...

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Cost of assisted living in Columbia, MD

The average cost of senior living in Columbia is 5,518 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Catonsville, MD with an average of 3,025 per month.

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In Columbia, Maryland, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Columbia, Maryland, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

Columbia, Maryland, is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Columbia include bus routes, the Light Rail, and Metro Subway. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Columbia has limited biking infrastructure and is not very walkable.

Health care

Columbia offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Howard County General Hospital and Laurel Regional Medical Center.

Senior activities

Columbia, Maryland, features ten individual villages that are centered around Lake Kittamaqundi, a large man-made lake, and The Mall in Columbia shopping center. The city has a thriving arts and cultural scene centered around its outdoor venues and local bars. Popular spots for music performances include Nottingham’s Tavern, the Green Turtle, and the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Columbia is also home to the Howard County Library System, which is ranked as one of the top libraries in the country.

What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Heatherwood Community, Aarondale Community and Bel Air Assisted Living are the top rated assisted living facilities near Columbia, Maryland. See full list of communities.

There are 45 assisted living facilities near Columbia, Maryland. See the full list.

The best assisted living facilities near you in Columbia, Maryland are Morningside House of Friendship. These assisted living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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