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Senior housing types near Ellicott City, MD

  • Greenway Manor

    2913 Greenway Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (1)
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    Greenway Manor Assisted Living Welcomes You We provide an affordable residence in the Howard County area. It is not just a place to live, but a home that provides comfortable surroundings, which reinforces self-respect, self-esteem, and dignity of aging. Attractive interior and outer facilities,...

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  • LifeSpring

    LifeSpring

    2200 Pleasant Villa Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228
    (3)
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    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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  • Rolling Meadows

    303 North Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
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    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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  • Cooper's Senior Assisted Group Home

    5615 Tricross Drive, Columbia, MD 21045
    (2)
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    Cooper's and Grace Senior Homes are small intimate Assisted Living Homes that offer personalized services to its elderly residents. The homes are licensed by The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene- Office of Health Care Quality. Both homes are located in Columbia, Maryland. Each home is staffed...

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  • Magnolia Manor

    Magnolia Manor

    900 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
    (4)
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    My husband and I founded Magnolia Manor and designed it to be a small home because after 20 years of working either as a geriatric or psychiatric nurse for large, institutional facilities I have finally accepted that they are incapable of making residents feel at home. I also believe that life...

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  • April Bloom Assisted Living

    April Bloom Assisted Living

    5037 Durham East, Columbia, MD 21044
    (2)
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    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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  • Hope and Happiness

    Hope and Happiness

    3120 Greenmead Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
    (2)
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    Hope and Happiness Assisted Living is a home away from home. It is located near shopping centers, churches, and public transportation. The facility sets in a quiet and well-kept community. The staff are very friendly and respectful. Our highly trained team of healthcare professionals work closely...

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  • Pleasant Woods

    5707 Gwynn Oak Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207
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    P leasant Woods Assisted Living Facility is owned and operated by a Maryland State licensed Nursing Home Administrator with over 20 years of long-term care experience. P leasant Woods facility was started out of the need to provide quality healthcare services to residents who qualify for community...

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  • Amazing Home

    Amazing Home

    4744 Byron Road, Pikesville, MD 21208
    (4)
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    Amazing Home was established in 2008 and is just minutes away from I695 and I95. Our Team is passionate about serving people in a home-like environment. Amazing Home is an excellent choice for anyone looking for outstanding support with daily living. We offer personalized assistance and...

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  • Pat’s Golden Girls

    Pat’s Golden Girls

    8529 Lucerne Rd., Randallstown, MD 21133
    (8)
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    We have been serving the community for 13 years with compassion, commitment, caring and respect for the elderly. We are committed to giving supportive services, supervision, personal health care plans tailored to the needs of each resident. We provide assistance with all activities of daily living...

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  • Clarksville Assisted Living

    Clarksville Assisted Living

    7246 Guilford Road, Clarksville, MD 21029
    (5)
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    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 experience...

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  • The Daisy Group

    The Daisy Group

    5247 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
    (1)
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    The Daisy Group is a senior care home situated in the city of Baltimore in Baltimore County, MD. Baltimore is a historic city with deep roots in manufacturing and as a major port city. Founded in 1729, Baltimore features prominent examples of architectural styles from over the last three centuries....

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  • Woodholme Springs

    101 Woodholme Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208
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    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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  • An Angel's Better Living Care LLC

    An Angel's Better Living Care LLC

    9820 Lyons Mill Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
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    An Angel's Better Living Care is located in Baltimore County, in a spacious, lovely ranch home in the beautiful residential area of Owings Mills . We provide assisted living services to our precious elderly population that will allow them to live independent, happy and productive lives with dignity...

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  • Someone Always Watching Over You

    Someone Always Watching Over You

    5805 Bland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
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    Someone Always Watching Over You is a residential care community located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland in the county of Anne Arundel. Someone Always Watching Over You is in the northern outskirts of the city, far away from the heavy traffic and loud noise common in downtown. This senior...

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  • Aunt Dorothy Assisted Living Inc.

    Aunt Dorothy Assisted Living Inc.

    2923 Woodland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
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    Aunt Dorothy Assisted Living Inc. is a senior residential care home that is located in the large city of Baltimore, MD and in Baltimore county. Baltimore is home to one of the largest seaports and is the birthplace of the National Anthem. It is famous for its many shops and crab restaurants. The...

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  • Vorizen Assisted Living II

    Vorizen Assisted Living II

    825 Milford Mill Road, Pikesville, MD 21208
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    Welcome to Vorizen Assisted Livng II. A 6 bed private owned facility with private and semi- private rooms available in Pikesville, MD at the intersection of Milford Mill and Rockridge Road. Licensed,caring, and experienced staff on site 24 hours a day 7 days a week; along with an Assisted Living...

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  • Total Assisted Living Home

    Total Assisted Living Home

    12026 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759
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    Newly Renovated and Affordable at its best!!!     It is our policy to admit and provide care for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, handicap, age, sex, marital status, religion or sexual preference. Eligibility for admission is based on Physician's recommendation...

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  • Sand Cherry Manor

    Sand Cherry Manor

    8367 Sand Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20723
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    STAIR LIFT AVAILABLE HOYER LIFT AVAILABLE[ b]

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  • Kind Hearts Home Assisted Living

    Kind Hearts Home Assisted Living

    212 St James Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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    Kind Hearts Home Assisted Living is owned and managed by a registered nurse who has 13 plus years experience in providing health care. Kind Hearts Home opened in June 8, 2018 and aims to provide compassionate service to individuals who are having difficulty living independently and may need...

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  • House of Nobles Inc

    House of Nobles Inc

    2518 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218
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    House of Nobles Inc, Assisted Living is easily located in East Baltimore, Maryland. Upon entering, you know you are entering a home that promotes sincere caring and attention that is unique only amongst loving family members. We focus on the comfort, wellness and life enrichment of every of our...

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  • House of Faith Assisted Living Facility

    House of Faith Assisted Living Facility

    1515 Florida Avenue, Severn, MD 21144
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    HOUSE OF FAITH, Assisted Living Facility is located in Anne Arundel County where the Owner/ Manager has 18 yrs. experience with senior care and the medical field. Her motto that she strongly stands firm on is 'Treat people the way you want to be treated'... The facility is surrounded by great...

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  • McCaskills Assisted Living

    McCaskills Assisted Living

    3420 Ramona Ave, Baltimore, MD 21213
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    McCaskill's Assisted Living is conveniently located in East Baltimore, Maryland.  We are centrally located in the Erdman-Sinclair Community.    Upon entering the facility,   you know you are entering a home - a place where you are loved and cared for.  We strive to...

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  • Amazing Care I

    Amazing Care I

    15721 Allnutt Ln, Burtonsville, MD 20866
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    The facility is on a two plus acre property. This gives the residence the opportunity to be amidst nature which is vital for a healthy body and sound mind. The two plus acres takes your mind off the aches and pains of life, the stress and pressure of life. The two plus acres assists you to take a...

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  • HeartHomes at Pasadena

    HeartHomes at Pasadena

    8016 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122
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    We pride ourselves on personalized, professional care that comforts each of our residents as family members in his or her home. Each resident is cared for based on his or her needs and the personal desires he or she requests. We offer options and choices to suit your individual needs and are...

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  • Wellness Touch Care

    Wellness Touch Care

    15911 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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    We are unique at Wellness Touch Care because we appreciate our resident in a special way - acknowledging our senior adults entering a new stage in their lives. Serving families in: Montgomery County, MD - Howard County, MD - Frederick County, MD - Prince George's County, MD - Fairfax County, VA ...

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  • HeartHomes at Piney Orchard

    HeartHomes at Piney Orchard

    8735 Piney Orchard Pkwy, Odenton, MD 21113
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    We pride ourselves on personalized, professional care that comforts each of our residents as family members in his or her home. Each resident is cared for based on his or her needs and the personal desires he or she requests. We offer options and choices to suit your individual needs and are...

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  • Morning Rainbow Assisted Living

    Morning Rainbow Assisted Living

    147 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
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    We are a newly renovated Residential Community Home and we offer the tender and loving care needed in a home-like community for Seniors to live a better, longer and healthier life. Each of our private rooms is bright and cheerful, and residents are encouraged to add their own personal touches....

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  • Atrium Active Home

    Atrium Active Home

    2701 Martello Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    >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 Active...

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  • Embrasse Moi Assisted Living

    Embrasse Moi Assisted Living

    1701 Maydale Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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    What is unique about our community is the fact that it is owned and operated by a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience in senior care. Improving and maintaining mobility is our specialty. If your loved one has declined in walking, standing, getting out of bed, or other activities of...

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  • Montgomery Eldercare at Eastway

    Montgomery Eldercare at Eastway

    15016 Eastway Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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    2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD AS RATED BY FAMILIES. WE HAVE BEEN RATED DEFICIENCY FREE BY THE STATE AND COUNTY INSPECTIONS.

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  • JMB Assisted Living, LLC

    JMB Assisted Living, LLC

    12010 Benjamin Street, Beltsville, MD 20705
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    Who are we? What do we offer? Assisted living is for older adults who value their independence, but need some assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, transportation and medication reminders. JMB AL offers a living style in which residents live in their own suites or with...

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  • Summerwood Garden Assisted Living

    12705 Summerwood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    We offer a wellness program that blends medical and social models. We enhance the life of our residents by providing wellness programs, a variety of activities, socialization and personal care services. We specialize in the care of residents with diabetes and Alzheimer's as well as other types of...

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  • Avonlea Ridge Assisted Living

    Avonlea Ridge Assisted Living

    13206 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    WHILE MILLIONS OF SENIORS EACH YEAR ARE FACED WITH THE DIFFICULT DECISION OF HAVING TO MOVE FROM THEIR HOMES DUE TO INABILITY TO FULLY CARE FOR THEMSELVES, AVONLEA RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING IS PROUD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THEM A HOME AWAY FROM HOME. OPEN IN MARCH 2014, AVONLEA RIDGE IS A 5-BED ASSISTED...

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  • Atrium Stonecrest Home

    Atrium Stonecrest Home

    2305 Falling Creek Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    Atrium Stonecrest Home is located in a beautiful treelined neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland. It offers assisted living to only eight residents at a time; such individual care is unprecedented in the industry. With a licensed and professional staff, including a physician and registered nurse,...

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  • Agape Assisted Living Home

    Agape Assisted Living Home

    12404 Tampico Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    Owned and operated by a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in rehabilitation care. Our home was created according to the vision of a geriatric nurse who wanted to combine the best aspects of small homes and large facilites: the loving personal attention and nurturing of a small home...

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  • Hampton Meadows

    Hampton Meadows

    1412 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286
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    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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  • Locust Lodge I

    Locust Lodge I

    184 Meadow Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
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    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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  • Locust Lodge II

    Locust Lodge II

    182 Meadow Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
    (7)
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    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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  • Able Plus Assisted Living

    Able Plus Assisted Living

    13317 Sherwood Forrest Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
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    Able Plus Assisted Living was established in March 2016. It is owned and managed by a registered dietitian in partnership with a registered nurse with over 30 years of combined senior care experience in the state of Maryland.Our community is located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood in Silver...

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  • Dulaney Valley Assisted Living at Hunt Valley

    Dulaney Valley Assisted Living at Hunt Valley

    10815 Powers Avenue, Cockeysville, MD 21030
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    We have three small, home-like Assisted Living Facilities that are conveniently located in the Towson area. Our facilities are unique in that they are family owned and operated. Our Delegating Nurse has over 30 years experience as a registered nurse and educator in the medical field. She has a...

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  • Abraham's Garden Assisted Living

    Abraham's Garden Assisted Living

    15 Sloan Lane, Pasadena, MD 21122
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    Abraham's Garden Assisted Living is a certified, (7) seven-bed capacity residential care home with 4,000 square feet of living space with panoramic, water oriented, water views of the Magothy river in Pasadena, Maryland. Abraham's Garden goal to maintain a 'resident-centered' highest quality of...

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  • Peartree House Assisted Living

    Peartree House Assisted Living

    8001 Middlebury Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122
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    Peartree House is a newly built assisted living facility located conveniently between Baltimore and Annapolis, and less than 1 hour from Washington, DC. We are owned and operated by five Registered Nurses. Our comfortable setting is designed for 15 residents - each with private room with private...

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  • An An Assisted Living

    An An Assisted Living

    2612 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    Welcome to An-An Assisted Living! We are located at 2612 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906. Our mission is to provide high quality, safe, and personal care towards our beloved residents. In An-An’s community, we will live together, fight illnesses together and enjoy our lives together. Our...

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  • Bright Side Assisted Living

    Bright Side Assisted Living

    2804 Blazer Court, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    Bright Side is a level III provider managed by a Registered Nurse. Our facility is in a quiet and peaceful cul-de-sac in Silver Spring, Maryland and is conveniently located 1.5 miles away from MD-200 Exit 10- Layhill Rd. We created a safe, relaxing, pleasant, and comfortable home-environment for...

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  • Holiday Care Services, Inc

    Holiday Care Services, Inc

    8102 River Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715
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    Holiday care Services is a locally owned assisted facility located in the peaceful and vibrate neighborhood of Bowie, Maryland. This beautifully decorated assisted living home has the capacity to comfortably accommodate five residents. All of the home features allow residents to easily move or be...

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  • Arbor Place - Dementia Care

    Arbor Place - Dementia Care

    4413 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20853
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    Founded in 1998 by a Geriatric Psychiatrist and managed by a full time Director of Nursing, Arbor Place delivers the highest interactive staff setting the standard for dementia care. Located in Rockville, MD a suburb of Washington, DC. By design, Arbor Place is constructed to meet the very specific...

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  • Caring Well at Aquarius

    Caring Well at Aquarius

    3016 Aquaris Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    CARING WELL AT AQUARIUS Where we provide you the care, security, comfort, and close affinity you're looking for. Owned and managed by Carolyn Pasking, Caring Well has been serving the Silver Spring community for over 10 years! Nurse Carolyn offers 20+ years of nursing experience. Having served as a...

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  • AlfredHouse II

    AlfredHouse II

    4 Broomall Ct, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    Since 1992, AlfredHouse ElderCare has been providing a nurturing environment to its residents. The eight beautiful facilities are nestled in the Rockville and Silver Spring areas.  Not only are there daily activities for the residents to enjoy, but also scheduled outings to theater performances,...

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  • The Angels Garden

    The Angels Garden

    14017 Breeze Hill Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20906
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    The Angels Garden are small private Assisted Living Residences uniquely able to deal with the special needs of seniors, or individuals with physical impairments.The homes are owned and operated by an experienced registered nurse. The staff is carefully chosen for their professional abilities...

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Ellicott City, Maryland

Care Homes

Residential care homes provide seniors with an intimate feeling of community minus the commotion of other types of care facilities. This type of facility is similar to a single-family home. Services offered might include three meals a day, laundry services, and transit. In Maryland, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $51,600. Maryland has a number of stipulations related to this type of facility. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulates this facility type.

Cost of Living

The neighborhood where a senior care community is located might have a significant influence on the total cost. Cost of living can be a motivating factor when determining which location meets the needs of your loved one. The rent burden for Ellicott City is around 18.4% of the average monthly income. The median monthly cost for rent in Ellicott City is around $2,297 and the median value for a house for Ellicott City is approximately $522,214.

Demographics and Values

Based on gender, 48.4% are male and 51.6% are female. The median age of Ellicott City is 42 years old. Demographically, Ellicott City is 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 59.6% white, 28.1% Asian, 8.4% black, 3.1% Hispanic, 0.7% other or not specified, and 3.1% mixed race. In Ellicott City, 7.6% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Ellicott City has a population density of 924 people per square mile. The current population of Ellicott City consists of 71,737 people. Of the population of Ellicott City 65.6% have a college degree, 36.0% have a graduate degree, and 13.1% have a high-school diploma. In Ellicott City, 68.2% participate in the labor force, 4.2% live in poverty, 7.8% have some form of disability, and 4.4% consider themselves widows.

State Information

An overview of Maryland

Residents of Maryland enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 25th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, Maryland has a cost of living index rating of 131, a grocery index rating of 109, and a housing index rating of 185. Maryland is ranked 6th in quality of life and 8th in healthcare. There are 59 hospitals and 98 health centers that service a population of 6,060,598. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital.

Social demographics of the state

During the latest presidential election, 34% voted for the Republican candidate while 60% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state has a median age of 39 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 31% of Maryland's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,336 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-18%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maryland there are 218 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Maryland ranks 7th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

The average air quality index rating in Maryland is 40.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 49.4 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Maryland drops to around 35°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 51°F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16°F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Maryland is around 74°F. The average high summer temperature is around 91°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53°F during the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.55 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Maryland is around 3.69 inches. Maryland experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 70% in the month of September. While residents of Maryland mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maryland can include floods and hurricanes.

Wildlife to be found in Maryland

The state of Maryland has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of shortleaf and loblolly pines, early blue violet, virginia creeper, and honeysuckle. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the shearwaters and petrels, the grebes, the loons, or the rabbits and hares. The state animal of Maryland is the sperm whale.