4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

About the community Shangri-La

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 committed to providing your loved ones with the best service available. At Shangri-La, its a heart connection!

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living

Pricing for Shangri-La

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

Base fees by room type

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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 Shangri-La

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Room service

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

Memory care only community

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Central fireplace


Laundry service / drycleaning

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Billiards lounge
Game room
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ

On-site dining options

Private dining room


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

Reviews for Shangri-La


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November 11, 2018
Gail - Loved one of resident/client
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Staff very helpful and friendly. Cost is in line with other places. Working with management and staff is easy. Food is excellent.

November 10, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Everyone on staff is friendly. My mom enjoys going and they take good care of her which gives us respite options.

August 12, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Checked all the boxes for us - friendly, clean, bright facility - activities going on - nice private spaces and rooms/apartments. Excellent tour - very extensive with lots of information and a discussion of the many options available.

December 22, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Appears to be reasonable cost and benefits.

August 25, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Clean Property!!

I had recently taken a tour of this community for my loved one and I have no complaints of how things had went. The staff where on time to our appointment and made sure to answer any questions that I had for them. I liked the open floor plan and thought they had a nice selection of amenities for the residents. I personally just thought they did not have the wow factor that I had saw in other places I looked at for my mother.

April 20, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

My dad lived the place!

March 30, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Very impressed with the staff. They made Mom feel welcome alleviated any concerns about her well being. The atmosphere was warm and inviting without trying to look like a 5 star hotel. We left there asking them to contact us when a vacancy opened up. We are presently in no rush.

March 26, 2017
Tony N. Ellicott City, MD - Loved one of resident/client
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Outstanding Friendliness and Cooperation

My sister has been in a few assisted living facilities but none has been better than Shangri La. The staff is outstanding in their friendliness, cooperation, knowledge and willingness to help without complaint. My sister said she has never been more comfortable and relaxed. Her blood pressure has never been better. We are very happy to have found Shangri La.

March 2, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Safe and Sound

My mother is on a certain medication which requires monitoring and the nursing staff there do a wonderful job and keep me updated. They have fun activities for the residents and the food is good.

February 23, 2017
Barbara Geller - Loved one of resident/client
He was a happy resident

Coming from a bad nursing home situation, we had no idea if my husband could thrive and be able to manage in an assisted living environment. But the whole experience was much better than expected. We were very pleased with the food. The opportunity to join my husband for meals and mass made both of us very happy. The Thanksgiving celebration was lively; our entire family was invited to come which gave us a chance for all of us to be together for the holiday. [Removed] (I think that was her name) gave extra special care and my husband adored her. The chef was always so accommodating. I would consider going there myself when my time comes for that decision.

February 23, 2017
Lisa Roberts - Loved one of resident/client
Coming Home

My dad lived here for the last couple of years of his life. He had been somewhere else and was so unhappy. Coming here was like coming home for him and his spirits soared. We were so blessed to have found such a loving home for him and he remained peaceful during his time there, After he passed, the staff continued to treat us like family when we attended the father's day Sunday service there. They gave him and a friend of his a wonderful tribute and gave us comfort and love.

May 1, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community


September 2, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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would highly recommend

I have been extremely pleased Shangri-La. The staff are very efficient and caring. It is a really nice place and I am happy with everything here. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone.

June 16, 2015
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice.

February 25, 2015
unknown - Loved one of resident/client
Great place for my mom

People passionate about what they do.Great environment. amazing staff.,family atmosphere Manager is Excellent very friendly,helpfull and hard working.There is nothing that I don't like about Shangri-La it is excellent place. My mom is happy and am happy.

February 25, 2015
unknown - Loved one of resident/client
Great place for my mom

People passionate about what they do.Great environment. amazing staff.,family atmosphere Manager is Excellent very friendly,helpfull and hard working.There is nothing that I don't like about sunrise it is excellent place. My mom is happy and am happy.

September 11, 2014
Anonymous - Resident/client
Death Trap

No star. Horrors upon horrors. Please don't put anyone here that can't fend for themselves. I laid awake every night afraid of what would happen in case of fire as we were locked in and our call bells were never answered. I had to scream for help if my husband fell- they would just shut our door and tell us to shut up. My medicine count was often wrong, and our last day there, we were both overmedicated which put us in the hospital, then rehab and set us both back physically and emotionally. We are both now in terrible shape as a result and will probably not recover to our prior condition I have reported them to the fire department, police department,, dept on aging, the ombudsman and was aware of the mal treatment and who also reported it and the attorney general. I haven't heard back from anyone and it had been over two months. The assisted living situation and nursing home situation in Maryland is a disgrace. We have been in many- this one is the worst. They take your money and abandon you unless you fight to be taken care of, and not everyone can. The staff will talk about you as if you were already dead. We miss meals, showers, activities, etc because they forget about us My only contact with the outside world is my phone, which is often placed out of reach. I have been threatened constantly - if I complain to anyone they will throw us out. We are out now- via the hospital and a new "home". I pray for those left behind at this house of horrors.

June 29, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
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Of the six communities we v...

Of the six communities we visited, Shangri-La was the least attractive, and clearly two steps below the others in quality. The facilities needed new paint, the floor plans were outdated, and the place had a depressing feel. I could not imagine leaving a loved on at Shangri-La, when there are many better options available at the same cost.

February 27, 2014
Helen Adams - Loved one of resident/client
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Shangri-la It's Not!

This place is depressing as soon as you open the front door. It smells bad and you are faced with a lobby full of people in wheelchairs, half of whom are asleep. My husband entered Shangri-la with our expectation that he would be well cared for. He has Alzheimer's and the staff mis-led us as to their capability to care for Alzheimer's patients. There were almost no activities for the dementia patient. The staff is small and not geared to handle dementia patients, especially those who wander. Therefore these patients often are off some where on their own and can get into trouble. Despite being assured that they were able to care for my husband with his proclivity for wandering, our family was asked to remove him after 8 short weeks because they could not care for him. Shangri-la it's not!

January 16, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
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Very small and run down, sm...

Very small and run down, smelly. First thing you see is a dumpster! Room layouts are a little odd. Residents mostly seemed depressed. Manager was very personable and helpful, just not a good facility.

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