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Top 29 Nursing Homes near Howard County, MD

If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Howard County nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Howard County, MD may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Howard County or another care type is right for you. Browse 29 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Howard County.


You may also consider nearby communities such as Montgomery, Prince George's or Carroll.

Nursing Homes Facilities near Howard County, MD

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Last Updated: 3/22/23
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Recent reviews of Nursing Homes in Howard County, MD
Morningside House of Laurel
5.0

The community is good, when I toured I was very happy with what I saw. The staff is friendly and introduced themselves to you as well as what they did in the facility and that made me feel at home. The security is good as you have to be buzzed in to get access to the memory care unit.

Lorien Mt. Airy in Mount Airy, MD
3.9

The community is clean and neat and the staff is very friendly. The food is good and my loved one is happy here. I would recommend this community to others based on my experience.

Integrity Esther's Place at Harford in Baltimore, MD
4.8

From the first day of admittance, until his final passing, Esther's Place delivered excellent care for my 96 yr old Brother in law who suffered from Alzheimers & other medical issues. The high level of competence, caring & attention all within a great budget.. I highly recommend Esther's Place to anyone looking to have their loved one cared for in a loving atmosphere..

Residences at Vantage Point CCRC

5400 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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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...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.9(7 reviews)

I have lived at Vantage Place for 9 years. Ithas been my privilege to serve on various resident committees I am very appreciative of the made from scratch meals that are served daily in our dining...

Lighthouse Senior Living at Rose Manor LLC for Ellicott City

3100 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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...

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Beauty Salon
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4.0(25 reviews)

It's a very beautiful and clean facility. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the days are packed with activities. Quality is generally high. The facility is under new management and a new...

Morningside House of Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(49 reviews)

We chose Morningside over others mostly due to its location (on 5 mins from prior resident) and because they offer a month to month with a lower community fee than most other facilities in the area. The...

Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(50 reviews)

The staff members at Brighton Gardens are very friendly and they know all the residents by their first name. The community itself is very clean and the residents look like they are really well taken care of....

Lorien Harmony Hall

6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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...

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Beauty Salon
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4.1(21 reviews)

My friend's mother resided at Lorien Harmony Hall for over three years. The care she received there was top-notch! Staffers [name removed], [name removed], and [name removed]deserve special mention for their...

Sunrise of Columbia

6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.3(39 reviews)

I give Sunrise of Columbia 5 plus stars, the experience was great. The staff are just fabulous, each and every one of them. They are super caring and accommodating. A lot of places the staff turnover rate is...

Shangri-La

4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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 60 apartment community provides residents with the finest services and amenities in a family-oriented, supportive environment. Our care staff is compassionate, friendly, and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.7(26 reviews)

We really like the responsiveness from the staff every time we reach out to them with questions or concerns, they have always had great communication. We know they used to have a ton of activities going on,...

Heartlands at Ellicott City

3004 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Welcome to HeartLands, a Five Star Senior Living community and Howard County's premier rental retirement community. We are the only community in the county that offers cottages and apartments. Located on 48 picturesque acres near historic Ellicott City, we are close to antique and specialty...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(38 reviews)

My loved one says she likes the place. However she wishes the dining room was closer to her room so didn't have so far to travel. Because of the distance she only eats one meal a day at the dining hall. She...

Charter Senior Living of Columbia

8220 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care
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Somerford Place is the result of extensive research into the needs of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Our specially designed building nestled in Columbia is secure, supportive and feels like home. Our staff strives to offer quality services to our residents, promoting...

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(10 reviews)

This is the best community and best care of the residents. The staff was phenomenal. The staff's willingness to make things happen to satisfy the wishes of myself and my wife was outstanding. The...

Arbor Terrace Fulton

11584 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(9 reviews)

We chose Arbor Terrace Fulton because of the convenient location for family and it was the nicest one that we saw by far. I would tell others that you do need to keep an eye on the medical side of things...

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Brookdale Olney

2611 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.6(50 reviews)

Brookdale has been a good experience for my mother. She has short term memory loss, so they're very good with her. They're very attentive to anything I mention or ask about. I think they're short-staffed,...

Lorien Encore

11150 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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,...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.1(52 reviews)

They basically deliver what they claim they would deliver. I think they are pretty up-front with everything. There are no hidden fees or costs that I was unprepared for. As reflected with the ratings I...

Copper Ridge

710 Obrecht Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

Since 1994, Copper Ridge, located in Sykesville, MD, has been a pioneer in the field of memory and dementia support through its cutting edge programs and services. With advancements in research and education, we have evolved to now offer complete neurocognitive support for individuals...

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Beauty Salon
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Marian Assisted Living

19109 Georgia Ave, Brookeville, MD 20833

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Provides: Assisted Living
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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...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.6(4 reviews)

The medical staff has been fantastic. They're very on top of everything and have found situations with our loved one that we didn't even know she had. That's all been fantastic. I have absolutely nothing...

Glen Hill

14269 Triadelphia Mill Rd, Dayton, MD 21036

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Since 1995, Kenwood Care has managed four Howard County assisted living homes with two in Fulton, one in Dayton, and one in Laurel. Each location is in a beautiful residential setting and features:UNPARALLELED ROUND THE CLOCK CARE -2.5-to-1 resident-to-caregiver ratio (3x higher than state...

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Autumn Hill

12401 Lime Kiln Rd, Fulton, MD 20759

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Since 1995, Kenwood Care has managed four Howard County assisted living homes with two in Fulton, one in Dayton, and one in Laurel. Each location is in a beautiful residential setting and features:UNPARALLELED ROUND THE CLOCK CARE -2.5-to-1 resident-to-caregiver ratio (3x higher than state...

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Maple Hill

10711 Harding Road, Laurel, MD 20723

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Since 1995, Kenwood Care has managed four Howard County assisted living homes with two in Fulton, one in Dayton, and one in Laurel. Each location is in a beautiful residential setting and features:UNPARALLELED ROUND THE CLOCK CARE -2.5-to-1 resident-to-caregiver ratio (3x higher than state...

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Pine Hill

8455 Murphy Rd, Laurel, MD 20723

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Since 1995, Kenwood Care has managed four Howard County assisted living homes with two in Fulton, one in Dayton, and one in Laurel. Each location is in a beautiful residential setting and features:UNPARALLELED ROUND THE CLOCK CARE -2.5-to-1 resident-to-caregiver ratio (3x higher than state...

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Angel's Touch Assisted Living

12799 Buttercup Ct, West Friendship, MD 21794

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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...

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Guest meals
4.7(3 reviews)

I wish I could give them more stars! Angels Touch gave my mother a safe, engaging and loving home. Every person there is committed to creating an environment filled with fun activities and tender care. I...

Winter Growth Howard Center

5460 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044

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Provides: Assisted Living

Winter Growth Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing Assisted Living Homes and Health and Wellness Day Programs for older and disabled adults. Offering a custom menu of services that are respectful of and responsive to individual preferences, needs, and values, Winter Growth's services...

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Art Classes
3.6(4 reviews)

Very nice. I really liked it and I think my mom would like it too.

Elternhaus, Inc

4201 Linthicum Road, Dayton, MD 21036

Provides: Assisted Living

Elternhaus, IncElternhaus, provides a caring assisted living community to those adults who are looking to be a part of Dayton, MD. This community is located in a quiet area that is a great place to call home. Dayton is a part of Howard County and it offers much natural beauty in a peaceful area...

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Ruxton Health and Rehabilitation Center of Pikesville

10420 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 210, Columbia, MD 21044

Provides: Nursing Homes

Placing a loved one in a nursing facility can be a difficult experience. Emotions run high for all involved, especially the individual who needs the care. What really helps calm your fears is finding a facility staffed by committed people who will provide quality care. Ruxton Health and...

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Meadows #1641

1641 Hickory Knoll Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Provides: Assisted Living

Meadows Assisted Living

1635 Hickory Knoll Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Provides: Assisted Living

Meadows #1639

1639 Hickory Knoll Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Provides: Assisted Living
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Research services for seniors in Howard County, Maryland

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In Howard County, Maryland, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Howard County, Maryland, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

Howard County is very car-dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for almost all errands. Transit options in Howard County include fixed bus routes and mobility services through the Regional Transportation Agency and Maryland Transit Administration. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Howard County has limited biking infrastructure and is not particularly walkable.

Health care

Howard County offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Howard County General Hospital and Northwest Hospital Center.

Senior activities

Howard County, Maryland is known for its quality of life and the affluent communities within its boundaries. Seniors can enjoy engaging activities and events through the Ellicott City Senior Center in Ellicott, and the Florence Bain Senior Center in Columbia. Lifelong learners will find educational resources through the Howard County Library System’s locations, while outdoorsy seniors can stroll along the waterfront walkway along the picturesque Lake Kittamaqundi.

What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes
Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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Sunrise of Frederick, Paul Spring Community and Morningside House of Friendship are the top rated nursing homes near Howard County, Maryland. See full list of communities.

There are 29 nursing homes near Howard County, Maryland. See the full list.

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