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Residential care homes in Columbia may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Columbia care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships. Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Columbia, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045

4.1
(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sunrise of Columbia

6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044

4.3
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Harmony Hall

6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

4.0
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Bredd Health Services Assisted Living

5984 Grand Banks Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

3.7
(3 reviews)

Semi-Private

BREDD Health Assisted Living is owned and operated by a registered nurse and has been operational for more than 10 years. We are located in Columbia, MD, close to Howard County General Hospital. We pride ourselves on being resident-focused because of our small size. We truly provide...

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April Bloom Assisted Living

5037 Durham East, Columbia, MD 21044

4.0
(4 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

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...

Bryant Woods Manor Memory Care and Assisted Living

10461 Waterfowl Terrrace, Columbia, MD 21044

5.0
(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private, Studio

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...

Residences at Vantage Point

5400 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

4.0
(1 review)

Studio, Semi-Private, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

AllView Retreat

6344 Amherst Ave, Columbia, MD 21046

5.0
(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Allview Retreat has been providing services since 2017 with staff members who have over 20 years combined experience in home care. Allview Retreat boasts a number of 5-star Google Reviews and family testimonials. We are a locally owned and operated family business. The Allview Estates...

Always Caring

9534 Angelina Circle, Columbia, MD 21045

4.0
(6 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Always caring is a residential care home located in the beautiful city of Columbia Maryland, in County. The community is located in close proximity to high ranking health care providers such as the Howard County General Hospital. Our close collaboration with this hospital is re-assuring to...

Friendship Place

6348 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044

3.8
(6 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Friendship Place is a residential care home situated in charming Columbia, MD in Howard County. Columbia consistently places in the 'top ten places to live' according to CNN Money and not without good reason. Columbia is designed in a 'village' concept for a small town feeling consisting of...

Agape Senior Home

9420 Ridgeview Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

2.7
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Aastoria II

6636 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

3.5
(2 reviews)

1 Bed, Private, Semi-Private

Aastoria II is located in Columbia, MD in Howard County. Our residential care home provides what you need each day in an area that is great to call home. Those who spend time in Columbia appreciate all that it has to offer. Residents and guests enjoy checking out Robinson Nature Center, Lake...

Heatherwood Community

9642 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015

4.8
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Heatherwood Community, located in Burke, offers Independent Living and Assisted Living. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for senior adults.

Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22309

4.3
(90 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Spring Hills Mount Vernon, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...

Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD 21076

4.6
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176

4.7
(61 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, located in Leesburg, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing...

Aarondale Community

6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151

4.8
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Aarondale Community, located in Springfield, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for...

Paul Spring Community

7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307

4.6
(57 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Paul Spring Community, located in the Mt. Vernon community of Alexandria, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition...

The Fountains at Washington House

5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311

4.0
(63 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Alexandria's number-one continuing care RENTAL community! Located near Washington DC, The Fountains at Washington House offers nine (9) floor plans in both assisted and independent living in a boutique-hotel style environment. Our community provides independent living, assisted living...

Atrium Village

4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117

3.8
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located on almost 8 wooded acres just off Lakeside Boulevard on Atrium Court in Owings Mills, Maryland, you will find Atrium Village; a retirement community where you can choose from a wide array of lifestyle options. Designed for those who want companionship and amenities with a hospitality...

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Cost of care homes in Columbia, MD

Care Homes costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average care homes cost comparisons
  • $3,790
    National
  • $3,537
    State
  • $3,586
    Columbia, MD
  • $2,800
    Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD
  • $4,200
    Harwood, MD
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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Learn More About Residential Care Homes in Columbia, MD

Columbia is a master-planned community located within the Baltimore metropolitan area. This census-designated community is made up of ten smaller villages and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and retire in the state of Maryland.

Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Columbia, MD

The median monthly cost for a room in a Columbia care home is around $2,400. In the state of Maryland, the median monthly cost for a room in a care home is about $3,000. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

Learn More About Columbia, MD

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Columbia is considered more expensive than the national average. This is due in part to the high property taxes that residents of this planned community are required to pay.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is two times greater than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
108 98 118 111 109 112

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$118,805 per year $79,735 per year $103,331 per year $49,056 per year $49,571 per year $5,006 per year $1,097 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Columbia, MD include:

Howard County General Hospital

  • Facility type: non-profit acute care
  • Bed count: 240+
  • Specialties: cardiac care, intensive care unit, emergency services, musculoskeletal care

Laurel Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: university short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 120+
  • Specialties: emergency care, respiratory care, diabetes care

Spring Grove Hospital Center

  • Facility type: government psychiatric
  • Bed count: 670+
  • Specialties: inpatient services, residential services

Weather and Climate

Columbia’s climate is classified as hot humid continental, which means Columbia experiences four distinct seasons with widely varying average temperatures. Columbia receives above average amounts of precipitation and the summers are considered to be extremely hot and muggy. The average humidity level is 64%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 68%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
31.4°F 40.7°F 22°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
75.1°F 87.1°F 63.1°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 87

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 45.3”

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
39.6 14.3% 104,629 3,277.1 per square mile 2.54

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.3% 12.7% 26.3% 9.3% <0.1% 4.7% 47.3%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Columbia, MD: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election

Democratic Republican Other
64.1% 30.6% 5.3%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The census-designated community of Columbia was first opened in 1967 with the core humanitarian value of combating issues of racial, religious, and class segregation. For over 50 years, Columbia has been a shining example of the power of civic planning and was even ranked by CNN as the 5th best place to live in the country in 2020. All of these factors make Columbia an excellent option for seniors looking to settle down in a quiet, friendly community.

Columbia is an example of a master-planned community, which means that its entire layout is designed around central locations that interconnect the various neighborhoods. Columbia features ten individual villages that are centered around Lake Kittamaqundi, a large man-made lake, and The Mall in Columbia shopping center. One fun fact about Columbia is that all of the streets are named after famous artworks and pieces of literature.

Columbia 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 according to Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings. The Columbia Association maintains a number of recreational facilities including 29 outdoor and indoor swimming pools, an ice rink, and an equestrian center. The association also operates four different senior centers in Columbia that provide daytime supervision and social interaction.

Transportation

The Regional Transportation Authority of Maryland (RTA) oversees a number of local bus routes in Columbia as well as regional routes that connect the community to the District of Columbia and the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Bus routes between New York City and New Brunswick, New Jersey are operated by the privately owned company Ourbus.

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