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Harmony Hall

6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Sunrise of Columbia

6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Residences at Vantage Point

5400 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Homewatch Caregivers - Columbia, MD

9030 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21046

(877) 616-7329

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At Homewatch CareGivers, we pride ourselves on being one of the oldest and most trusted providers of customized in-home care services. We know that inviting someone into your home is an important and complex decision, and we uphold our values throughout the time we work with you. We develop a...

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Morningside House of Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042

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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...


4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

(877) 616-7329

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Set in a beautiful 2 acre green estate in Ellicott City, Shangri-La was designed for the ultimate living experience. Our 45 apartment community provides residents with the finest services and amenities in a family-oriented, supportive environment. Our care staff is compassionate, friendly, and...

Arbor Terrace Fulton

11584 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Griswold Home Care - Baltimore and Howard County, MD

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr, Suite G, Ellicott City, MD 21043

(877) 616-7329

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We provide non-medical in-home care. We have been in business for over 30 years. We have over 225 qualified caregivers serving 150 families in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County. We pay 70% of our fee to the caregiver so we have an ample pool of experienced caregivers to...

Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City

3100 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Encore at Turf Valley

11150 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

(877) 616-7329

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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,...

Angel's Touch Assisted Living

12799 Buttercup Ct, West Friendship, MD 21794

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Sarah's Peace and Love Home Healthcare

8101 Sandy Spring Rd. Suite 300-W16, Laurel, MD 20707

(877) 616-7329

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JemiSun Healthcare Services

14201 Laurel Park Dr, Ste 108, Laurel, MD 20707

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Morningside House of Laurel

7700 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707

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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...

Interim Healthcare of Columbia

14740 4th Street Apt. 101, Laurel, MD 20707

(877) 616-7329

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Options for Senior America Baltimore

7004 Security Blvd, Ste 212, Baltimore, MD 21244

(877) 616-7329

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Options For Senior America Corp. started providing home care services in late 1989 to the residents of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. What started as a handful of customers grew substantially due to the personal customer service that the company's management has always been keen to...

Paradise Assisted Living

6348 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

(877) 616-7329

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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...

Marian Assisted Living

19109 Georgia Ave, Brookeville, MD 20833

(877) 616-7329

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At Marian Assisted Living, we encourage our residents to enjoy an independent lifestyle while we provide all the conveniences of home, from delicious home-made meals to housekeeping services. Therefore, our residents have more time to socialize, participate in recreational activities, or just...

Brookdale Olney

2611 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832

(877) 616-7329

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Join us at our upscale assisted living community also offering Alzheimer’s and dementia care services in charming Olney, Md., just 20 miles from our nation’s capital in a rural location surrounded by verdant trees. Your fine living includes well-appointed, cozy common areas, a spacious apartment,...

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Learn More About Home Care 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.

Home care, or in-home care, is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Home Care in Columbia, MD

The median monthly cost of a home health aide is about $4,800 in Columbia and $4,600 in the state of Maryland, according to Genworth.

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 ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing10898118111109112

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-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 AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum31.4°F40.7°F22°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum75.1°F87.1°F63.1°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.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 45.3”

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size39.614.3%104,6293,277.1 per square mile2.54

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (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

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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.


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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