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Page Reviewed / Updated – April 30, 2023
Elkridge is located within Howard County, an AARP age-friendly community less than 20 minutes southwest of downtown Baltimore. It’s a suburban city, so you should expect a combination of densely populated areas and more sedate and peaceful residential neighborhoods containing tree-lined streets, parks and golf courses.
Almost 8% of Elkridge’s 25,000 residents are aged 65+, so you may notice most people are on the younger side. The region’s climate is relatively senior-friendly, and Elkridge’s convenient location means older residents are close to local medical facilities, such as Howard County General Hospital. Nationally admired facilities in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. include Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is only 25 minutes away.
Elkridge and the surrounding area house numerous assisted living facilities that care for seniors struggling with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the median monthly fee is $4,750, which is $250 per month more than the U.S. average but a savings of $150 when compared to Maryland’s.
Note: Data for Elkridge was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Baltimore, was used instead.
This guide summarizes the best assisted living communities around Elkridge to help you find an appropriate location in the area.
Harmony Hall's location is a major reason why it's on the list. Not only is it surrounded by landscaped grounds and sheltered by lush trees, but it's also next door to an urgent care facility, should residents need immediate medical care. Living spaces include private studio and one-bedroom apartments and companion suites. A full social program includes exercises to keep residents fit, games to stimulate their minds and entertainment in the movie theater. Three freshly prepared meals are served every day in the spacious dining room, and there's a cafe if residents prefer more casual eating. Staff is on-site 24/7 to help with daily living tasks.
Sunrise of Columbia
With its picturesque setting and convenient proximity to shops and Atholton High School sporting events, Sunrise of Columbia has made our list of recommended communities. Residents have a choice of private studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and companion suites, all with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. They can savor three chef-prepared meals daily in the dining room and request snacks at all other times, so they shouldn't need to feel hungry.
Brighton Gardens of Columbia
Brighton Gardens of Columbia's residents are only a short walk from numerous restaurants and several medical care providers, giving them ample opportunities to eat out and get professional help quickly, should they need it. The pet-friendly community also has landscaped grounds where residents can walk in safety, and staff is on-site round-the-clock should they need assistance with daily living activities. There are daily fun events, such as karaoke, and others that aid health, including exercise classes, and still more that stimulate the senses, such as flower arranging.
Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City
Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City sits within manicured grounds in a residential area that's only minutes from retail stores, restaurants and houses of worship. As a result, it offers tranquility without forsaking convenience. Private studio apartments and two-bedroom shared apartments are available, each with bathrooms and closets, wall-to-wall carpeting and individual climate controls. Staff are available to help seniors struggling with activities of daily living, such as eating and toileting, as well as managing their medications. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are freshly prepared and served in the dining room, while snacks are always available in the bistro.
Inspirations Assisted Living & Memory Care of Linthicum
Although situated in a relatively peaceful residential area on landscaped grounds sheltered by trees, Inspirations Linthicum is conveniently located for visiting loved ones, including those further afield, as Washington/Baltimore International Airport is nearby. The community boasts a wealth of amenities to keep residents physically and mentally stimulated, such as raised gardens and regular excursions in the community's bus. Staff provides 24/7 care that includes managing medications and helping residents bathe, dress, eat and use the bathroom. Every resident lives in a private studio apartment with a bathroom fitted with safety features, such as walk-in showers and grab rails.
Paradise Assisted Living
Paradise Assisted Living's picturesque location within a residential area may appeal to seniors wanting a peaceful environment that's close, but not too close, to conveniences, such as shops, banks and restaurants. The community's residents live in private studios and companion suites with cable and bathrooms. On-site services include treatments from podiatrists and hairdressers, as well as various types of therapy. There's a large activity room where they can play traditional games, such as cards, and transportation is available should residents want to explore the surrounding area's amenities. Relaxing in the community is simple, thanks to the sunroom, fenced-in garden area and landscaped grounds sheltering under mature trees.
Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living
Charlestown by Erickson Senior Living makes this list because so much is included in the fee, including property taxes, home repairs and all utilities. The large resort-style community sits within acres of landscaped grounds, and its size makes more room for amenities. Seniors can build strength and balance in the swimming pool and fitness room, browse the well-stocked library's shelves and take a stroll by the pond. Six dining options include restaurant-style dining rooms, a pub and a cafe. The wide range of stimulating activities encourages residents to create art (including woodwork) and sing in the community's choir.
Heartlands at Ellicott City Senior Living Village
Heartlands is enviably nestled within manicured grounds peppered with trees and crisscrossed by walking paths. Thanks to its elevated position near major roads, loved ones may find it easy to visit. The care team operates day and night, providing tailored services so residents get the care they need without intruding on their independence. The wealth of amenities available include indoor and outdoor patios, a swimming pool, a spacious fireplace lounge and restaurant-style dining. Two meals per day are included in the fee, and residents can eat with visiting family in a private dining room.
Morningside House of Friendship
Morningside House of Friendship is a charming building in an equally pleasing setting enclosed by lush and mature trees. The staff delivers personal care services around the clock, while housekeeping staff clean rooms weekly and take care of residents' personal laundry. Residents can relax and chat with their neighbors in several community rooms and the outdoor patio, and in the cards room, they can test their skills and luck against each other. Transportation is available should residents wish to explore the local area's restaurants, or they can dine in with a meal prepared by the culinary team.
Morningside House of Ellicott City
Morningside House of Elliott City is a vibrant community just off Columbia Pike. Its residents needn't worry about the practicalities of everyday living, such as housekeeping, laundry and making meals, as the community's staff handles all of these. Residents also get help with personal care when they need it, including bathing, dressing and managing medications. There's a beauty salon/barbershop on-site so they don't need to travel for hair and nail treatments and a bistro if they prefer casual eating to the more formal restaurant-style dining room. Age-appropriate exercises are also a daily feature.