Morningside House of Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042

About the community Morningside House of Ellicott City

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 philosophy on Alzheimer's and Dementia care is centered on the individual and is based on years of Johns Hopkins University research.

We NOW have a Wellness-focused senior care innovative program which focuses on proactive case management and preventative care to keep our residents safer, healthier and happier. From our Medical Director, to our comprehensive menu of services and specially-trained staff, we feel Morningside is simply the best care in our local areas.

Some highlights of the program include: Medical Director; Weekly doctor rounds; Weekly interdisciplinary team meetings; Electronic medication management system; On-site physical, occupational & speech therapies 5 x a week; State-of-the-art emergency call bell system; Continuous quality assurance program; Restorative therapy program; Custom care program; Clinical protocols and trending; Coordinated hospice care; Special diets. We cannot be happier with this program and the benefits it offers for our residents and families.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for Morningside House of Ellicott City

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Morningside House of Ellicott City

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Recreational areas

Game room
Piano or organ
Raised garden beds


Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi
Protestant services

Reviews for Morningside House of Ellicott City


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September 9, 2021
Rhonda C - Child of resident/client
Never been happier

Our loved one is now at Morngingside and we could not be happier. The service our loved one has been receiving is amazing and she truly is happy. It is a wonderful place ,we cannot say enough about the director. Everyone there has been amazing even with being short staffed. The food is excellent it is all made to order, and nothing like hospital food.

August 23, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Our tour experience

Our family has an in person tour and everyone there that we spoke with was extremely nice, but unfortunately our loved ones health declined quicker then we thought, so we needed a higher care facility.

April 22, 2021
Vaughn - Resident/client
Not what it use to be

I cannot recommend this facility. It has gone down hill since covid. Many residents have moved out and high turnover from staff. The staff are not happy to be there and it reflects on how the residents are treated. This is just recent however prior to covid under different management this were better. Service was great, my mother enjoyed being there, the managers responded and followed up in time, the staff were wonderful, food was great and the activities team was wonderful and kept residents very busy with creative and fun programs. This new Executive Director is terrible and has no idea what they are doing, poor communication, poor coordination, food is terrible, new staff does not respond to residents in time and residents are left waiting for caregivers for hours, residents have nothing to do, my mother was bored out of her mind and depressed because the new activity team is terrible, corporate does not care i've reached out and they are no help, I moved my mom out of this place.

December 3, 2020
R. H. - Resident/client
Great Community

I would tell people that it is a difficult time and not to judge the community at this time. The community is doing the best they can during this difficult time. The food is being delivered to our room and it is good. They've been very concerned about our safety and it is important to them.

November 9, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Would not recommend this community

Some of the staff members were very good and other were not. We were extremely unimpressed with this community, they did an inadequate job with the care services, this was their job and they were terrible at it. What they did was wrong, they did not take care of our loved ones safety and she injured herself badly.

September 29, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Morningside House review

Two days after our loved one moved in they didn't pay attention to her and she fell out of bed and broke her hip. The care at this community just lacked. There were times we had to clean up after our loved one because sometimes they didn't. Most of the staff were friendly, and some weren't it just kind of varied.

September 11, 2020
J - Loved one of resident/client
Be careful and do your homework and check out bed sore policies

I would want families to know when looking into Morningside House of Ellicott that they will not address bed sores. I had to pay out of pocket for bed sores because they would not touch them even though they never told us that before I pulled him out. When I went in to visit him, there were ants crawling all over his body and they were never addressed. There was a wash pan under his bed and the manager of the department was next to his bedroom so I took it over to her and told her and she said they couldn't manage it be cause they were on the ground floor. I would not recommend this community.

September 11, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Good place for mom

We chose this community because my mom liked it here. They have a big lobby with a piano which stuck out to my mom. I would want other families to know that they have a friendly community. The building is also nice. I would recommend Morningside House of Ellicott.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

September 25, 2020

Thank you for sharing your perspective with other families!

June 9, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice. [Name removed] was very informative. Answered all our questions and more.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

June 10, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback!

January 1, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

Facility clean. Loved the tour guide new all the paitients names as well as the staff we encountered. Liked the deluxe studio or one bedroom.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

June 10, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience with other families!

June 3, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Right in my cousins backyard! Her drawbacks on the facility were: Only 1 set of elevators and only medtecs at night. There was a tornado warning while we were there and we did get to see how the staff responded to an emergency situation by rounding up the tenants and getting them to a safe place away from windows.

April 13, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Nice size rooms; the 1 bedroom includes a small kitchenette (fridges have large enough freezers for ice cream). Friendly staff & nice selection of activities.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

June 10, 2020

We appreciate your feedback!

February 2, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

The facility is impeccable with much attention paid to the different ways in which care may be provided to the elderly. The tour and the explanation of all elements of the facility were both detailed exhaustively. Unfortunately the total monthly cost for the current available studio combined with level of care required is above our max.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

February 6, 2019

Thank you for your kind words about our community. We are sorry that it wasn't a fit for you. We hope you found a community you love!

November 22, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Caring Service

Great and caring staff in the Memory Care unit. At times, I wish there was one more aide in the Memory Care unit.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

November 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback; we appreciate your review of our community!

November 15, 2018
vickie - Loved one of resident/client
Recommend Morningside House

This is a very nice facility. Not to big. Easy for my Mom to get around to activities and get to know fellow residents. The staff is friendly and helpful. Keeps us informed of any issues or concerns. Bottom line is Mom loves Morningside House. She is more healthy and happy now and than when she moved in.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

November 16, 2018

Hi Vickie! Thank you for giving us your seal of approval! The perspectives of our residents and their families mean so much to us!

June 18, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Tour was informative and conducted in a personal and professional manner. [Name removed] explained in detail all the pricing and processes. Property was beautifully landscaped.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

July 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback; we appreciate your review and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us!

January 3, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Caring staff and well maintained facility

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

January 10, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with our community; we appreciate your feedback!

December 15, 2017
Jennifer Dumont - Loved one of resident/client
The right place for my mom!

Every time I go to visit my mom at Morningside, I feel so good about my decision to move her here. The community is very warm and supportive, from the nurses to the coordinators. Everyone knows mom's name and acts so supportively of her. The atmosphere is warm and the apartment (studio) is lovely. My mom enjoys the activities and even my children (her grandchildren) love visiting her here because it is so beautiful inside.

August 25, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Kind Staff!!

I had recently taken a tour of this community and things went okay for us. The staff where professional and on time to our appointment we had set. They had a nice floor plan and the residents seemed to be engaged in different activities. They just did not have the wow factor that I was looking for in a first impression.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

September 5, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience; we appreciate your feedback! Our goal is to provide a five-star experience, so if there are specific areas of improvement that you feel would help us to achieve that goal, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Executive Director with any additional input. We look forward to hearing from you!

March 21, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
It all worked out!

When we were first going to move my father in, we thought the worse but once he moved in, he never looked back. He loves the activities that they have to offer. The meals are very good as well, he seems to be eating ll of the food that they serve him. The only downfall so far has been that they were bought out recently and there have been some hiccups. Their communication had been a little off but it's not Morningside's faculty.

Response from Morningside House of Ellicott City

May 2, 2017

Thank you for your review; we appreciate your input and are delighted that your father is enjoying his new home! We strive to provide clear communication; if you have any additional concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Executive Director.

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Morningside House of Ellicott City has received an average review rating of 3.9 based on 29 reviews. See all reviews.

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