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Harmony Hall

6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

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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

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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

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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...

Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045

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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...

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Morningside House of Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Drive, 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...

Shangri-La

4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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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

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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...

Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City

3100 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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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

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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

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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...

Morningside House of Laurel

7700 Cherry Lane, 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...

Paradise Assisted Living

6348 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

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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

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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

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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,...

Arden Courts of Silver Spring

2505 Musgrove Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904

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Arden Courts of Silver Spring is a unique assisted living community that was built over 25 years ago and was designed exclusively for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia's. Our community is the second community to be built out of the 50+ Arden’s in the United States. We...

Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Road, Hanover, MD 21076

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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...

The Landing at Silver Spring

13908 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904

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The Landing of Silver Spring offers assisted living and memory care services to meet a wide range of senior needs while always exceeding expectations. At The Landing of Silver Spring, you’ll find that our programs are a little more entertaining, our food is a little better, our staff is a little...

Olney Assisted Living

16940 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832

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For personalized memory care services, you are in great hands with Olney Assisted Living, an Artis Senior Living community. The Artis Way empowers residents with their own individual preferences and passions as we ensure that your care is personalized and adaptive to your loved one’s uniqueness....

Inspirations at Linthicum

804 Camp Meade Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

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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...

Grace House

3214 Norbeck Road, Leisure World, MD 20906

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Grace House, a Victory Housing assisted living community is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Grace House is convenient to doctors, shopping, churches and recreational opportunities. This beautiful two acre site can be found just north of Leisure World near the intersection of ...

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Learn More About Nursing 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.

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.


Cost of Nursing Homes in Columbia, MD

The median monthly cost of a private room in a Columbia nursing home is about $10,900, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of Maryland is around $10,000, according to Genworth.


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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.

Precipitation

  • 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

2016 Presidential Election

DemocraticRepublicanOther64.1%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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