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Assisted Living in Columbia, Maryland

Columbia, MD, part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area was ranked in 2020 as one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. by Money magazine. Social Security is not taxed in Maryland, and retirement and public pensions are only partially taxed, although private pensions are fully taxed, and sales tax is 18.7% lower than the national average at 6%. The city gets less snow and more sunshine than the national average, giving seniors more opportunities to enjoy the museums, restaurants and waterfront of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which is only a 20-mile drive from Columbia. 

Seniors in the city make up 14.3%of the total population, and those in need of help with daily tasks can choose from 13 assisted living facilities averaging $4,225 per month. Actual costs vary depending on location, services, and amenities.

Note: Data for Columbia was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Baltimore, was used instead.

14 Assisted Living communities in Columbia, MD | 20 nearby communities

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1. Harmony Hall

6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD, 21044

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Sunrise of Columbia

6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD, 21044

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD, 21045

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Bryant Woods Manor

10461 Waterfowl Terrace, Columbia, MD, 21044

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $4500 / mo

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Pearls Of Wisdom Assisted Living Centers, Inc, Columbia, MD

5. Pearls Of Wisdom Assisted Living Centers, Inc

9359 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD, 21046

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Always Caring, Inc, Columbia, MD

6. Always Caring, Inc

9534 Angelina Circle, Columbia, MD, 21044

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Cooper'S Senior Assisted Group Home, Inc, Columbia, MD

7. Cooper’S Senior Assisted Group Home, Inc

5615 Tricross Drive, Columbia, MD, 21045

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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San Jose Care Home, Llp, Columbia, MD

8. San Jose Care Home, Llp

9316 Pilar Court, Columbia, MD, 21045

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Park View At Snowden River, Columbia, MD

9. Park View At Snowden River

8610 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD, 21045

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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Aastoria Ii, Columbia, MD

10. Aastoria Ii

6636 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD, 21044

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Friendship Place, Columbia, MD

11. Friendship Place

6348 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD, 21044

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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Park View At Columbia, Columbia, MD

12. Park View At Columbia

7070 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD, 21045

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Agape Senior Home, Columbia, MD

13. Agape Senior Home

9420 Ridgeview Dr, Columbia, MD, 21046

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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April Bloom Assisted Living, Columbia, MD

14. April Bloom Assisted Living

5037 Durham Rd E, Columbia, MD, 21044

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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20 matching communities nearby Columbia

1. The Atrium Village

4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD, 21117

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Charter Senior Living of Woodholme Crossing

1840 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Arbor Terrace Senior Living Greenbelt

9885 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, MD, 20706

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Brookdale Olney

2611 Olney Sandy Springs Road, Olney, MD, 20832

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Sunrise of Pikesville

3800 Old Court Road, Pikesville, MD, 21208

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Road , Hanover, MD, 21076

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Sunrise of Silver Spring

11621 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Morningside House of Laurel

7700 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD, 20707

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Hillhaven Assisted Living, Nursing & Rehab Center

3210 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD, 20783

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Arbor Terrace Fulton

11584 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton, MD, 20759

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Tyrell’s Housing

3425 Chapman Rd, Randallstown, MD, 21133

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. The Mohawk Estate

2814 Mohawk Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21207

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $2000 / mo

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13. Homecrest Assisted Living

2857 Cairncross Terrace, Silver Spring, MD, 20906

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $2500 / mo

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14. Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel

2535 Evergreen Rd., Gambrills, MD, 21113

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Ardent Living Memory Care

821 Nottingham Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21229

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $2700 / mo

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16. Hands Full of Love Assisted Living

3916 Pinkney Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21215

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $2000 / mo

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17. Grace House

3214 Norbeck Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20906

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Care Personnel Healthcare Inc

1006 Loxford Terrace, Silver Spring, MD, 20901

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3500 / mo

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19. Able Plus Assisted Living

13317 Sherwood Forest Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3500 / mo

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20. NCC Assisted Living

3107 Glen Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21215

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $2500 / mo

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Columbia, Maryland

The Cost of Assisted Living in Columbia

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Columbia is $4,225, which is $75 lower than the state average of $4,300 and $174 higher than the national median of $4,051. To the north in Pennsylvania, the cost of assisted living is several hundred dollars less than in Columbia, and to the west in West Virginia, it’s around $500 lower. To the east in Delaware, fees are about $1,700 higher, and to the south in Virginia seniors pay nearly $500 more per month.

$4225

Columbia

$4300

Maryland

$4051

The United States

$3913

Pennsylvania

$6035

Delaware

$4800

Virginia

$3750

West Virginia

Compared to other cities in Maryland, assisted living costs in Columbia are average to below average. Costs are higher per month closer to urban and shoreline areas, such as in the California area and Salisbury at $6,263 and $5,250, respectively. Prices decrease in the northwest part of the state near Pennsylvania; seniors in Hagerstown pay $4,050, and in Cumberland, they pay $3,750 on average.

$4225

Columbia

$4300

Maryland

$6263

California Area

$5250

Salisbury

$4050

Hagerstown

$3750

Cumberland

Columbia Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Columbia seniors can apply for both Medicaid and non-Medicaid programs to help pay for the cost of assisted living. The Community Options Waiver, the Increased Community Services Program and the Community First Program are state Medicaid programs and the Senior Assisted Living Subsidy Program is a non-Medicaid state program that helps seniors afford the cost of services received while in assisted living. To learn more about these programs and their eligibility requirements, visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page.

Columbia Assisted Living Resources

ContactDescription
Howard County Office on Aging and Independence(410) 313-6400Howard County Office on Aging and Independence is committed to helping older adults and those with disabilities access the services they need to remain independent for as long as possible. Its No Wrong Approach ensures seniors can easily access the services they need regardless of where they live, including in an assisted living facility.
Howard County 50+ Centers(410) 313-7680Seniors in Howard County have six 50+ Centers to choose from, with the closest to Columbia only 5 miles away in East Columbia. Fitness, education, wellness and volunteer opportunities provide plenty for seniors to do. There are also virtual offerings for those who don’t want to travel. Membership is free and gives seniors access to all six locations, but registration is required.
Phone A Senior Program(410) 313-1234 or email [email protected].  Seniors who feel lonely or isolated need not be alone in Howard County. Volunteers in the Phone A Senior Program make weekly calls to check up on and chat with seniors who would like some support.
Loan Closet(410) 313-0363Loan Closet is another Howard County program that provides seniors with refurbished durable medical equipment, such as canes, walkers, bathing equipment, communication devices, therapy aids and low-vision equipment. Assistive equipment is available for short- or long-term loan.
Office Of Veterans and Military Families (410) 313-0821The Office of Veterans and Military Families is dedicated to helping servicemembers and their families obtain all benefits they are entitled to as a result of their service. They work closely with other departments in the county and state offices to uphold the No Wrong Door pathway to services.

Columbia Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

All assisted living facilities in Maryland, including in Columbia, are required to follow state laws and regulations regarding patient’s rights, staffing and medication management and are monitored by the Office of Health Care Quality. Visit our Assisted Living in Maryland page to learn more about these policies.