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Morningside House of Ellicott City

Based on 39 reviews | Ranked #37 of 340 communities in Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD, 21042



Morningside House of Ellicott City is an assisted living community located in Ellicott City that offers senior living and care services.

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    Morningside House of Ellicott City Amenities

    • 24-Hour Emergency Call Response
    • Access To Computers, Copy Machine, Fax, Etc.
    • A La Carte
    • Availability Of Professional Service Staff 24-Hours Per Day
    • Availability Of Trained Clinical Staff 24-Hours Per Day
    • Beauty And Barber Shop
    • Catering – Private Functions
    • Courtyard
    • Cuisine Prepared With Seasonal, Locally Sourced Ingredients
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Emergency Call System
    • Guest Parking
    • Individually Controlled Heat And Air
    • Library
    • Main Dining Room
    • Nutritious Snacks Available Throughout The Day
    • On-Site Maintenance Personnel
    • Outdoor Patio Area
    • Personalized Care Plans
    • Personal Laundry
    • Pet Friendly
    • Physical, Occupational, And Speech Therapy
    • Planned Social Activities
    • Private Dining Room
    • Religious Services
    • Restaurant-Style Service For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
    • Room Service
    • Routine Physician Visits
    • Routine Podiatry, Dermatology, X-Ray, Lab, Dental Visits
    • Smoke-Free Environment
    • Spacious Community Rooms With Tv’S And Dvd’S
    • Transportation
    • Utilities
    • Walk-In Closets
    • Walking Path
    • Weekly Housekeeping

    Morningside House of Ellicott City Price

    Estimated Monthly Cost of $3,510

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    Compare Facility PricingMonthly Cost
    Average cost of assisted living within 20 miles$3,464/month
    Ellicott City average cost of assisted living$3,464/month
    Maryland average cost of assisted living$3,750/month

    FamilyAssets has estimated the cost of Morningside House of Ellicott City assisted living Facility in Ellicott City, Maryland. Morningside House of Ellicott City is 101% the cost of assisted living in Ellicott City and 94% the cost of assisted living in Maryland.

    Detailed Information

    Morningside House of Ellicott City Ellicott City MD

    Morningside House of Ellicott City is a senior living community offering comprehensive assisted living services and Alzheimer’s care. Conveniently located in Ellicott City, MD, the residence is consistently one of the most highly-rated continuing care retirement communities in Howard County. With dozens of services and amenities, Morningside House of Ellicott City provides everything a person needs to live a thriving life without sacrificing their independence.

    What makes Morningside House of Ellicott City stand out from other assisted living and independent living facilities in Howard County? For some residents, it’s their all-inclusive selection of social opportunities and recreational amenities. For others, it’s the community’s exceptional senior care programs and compassionate staff. There’s something for everyone at Morningside House of Ellicott City, thanks to the community’s dedication to life enrichment and compassionate personal assistance. 

    At Morningside House of Ellicott City, people can get the peace of mind they deserve. Staff members are available twenty-four hours a day to assist as needed, letting residents relax knowing help is seconds away when they need it. Along with a wide variety of assisted living services and amenities, Morningside House of Ellicott City offers spacious apartments and unique living options to create comfortable environments where senior residents feel at home. 

    The community believes staying active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. At Morningside House of Ellicott City, getting personal assistance and help with activities of daily living are only the beginning of a person’s routine. With a full monthly calendar of social events, there’s something new to do every day - from board game competitions to arts and crafts sessions to classic movie screenings. By participating in social opportunities and recreational activities, residents make lifelong friends, learn new skills, and explore their identities without going far from home.

    What types of social opportunities and life enrichment programs does Morningside House of Ellicott City offer? Their events schedule changes daily, featuring a rotating selection of social activities. One day, a person may start their morning with a fitness class and finish their day with indoor shuffleboard. The next, they may start with devotional time and garden with their friends in the afternoon. To help residents plan their schedule ahead of time, the community posts their events calendar online. It may include social activities and personal development opportunities like: 

    • Lifelong learning opportunities (guest speakers, lectures, etc.)
    • Pet therapy
    • Indoor shuffleboard competitions
    • Billiard and card game nights
    • Classic movie screenings
    • Arts lessons and other creative activities
    • Happy hours and other community gatherings
    • Live musical and theatre performances
    • Community gardening
    • Group outings to nearby shopping malls, restaurants, or sightseeing landmarks

    With weekly housekeeping, laundry services, and daily check-ins, residents can live their lives without worrying about household chores. The staff members are patient and kind, helping people with whatever they need on a daily basis. 

    In addition to staying active, the community believes eating well is a fundamental part of happy retirement living. With an on-campus restaurant offering three delicious meals a day, it’s easy for residents to keep up with their nutrition without stressing over meal preparation. The kitchen staff is highly-trained professionals, preparing meals like pot roast with potatoes, lasagna, and pork chops among other recipes. If someone needs a meal substitution to accommodate food allergies or an alternative diet, the staff are happy to assist by request. 

    To learn more about Morningside House of Ellicott City, their assisted living services and amenities, their social activities, or their financial assistance programs for low-income seniors, use the link above to make an inquiry. Families with great interest in the community can use the link above to schedule a tour, giving them a first-hand look at what it means to live at one of Howard County’s most prestigious continuing care retirement communities. During the tour, staff members answer questions about their programs and explain how living at a senior living community differs from receiving in-home care. By speaking with the staff and asking questions, families can get a clear idea of what they want out of senior care, and they can see how Morningside House of Ellicott City compares to other retirement communities. 

    For more information, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below. 

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Q: My family member has Alzheimer’s disease. Is Morningside House of Ellicott City a suitable community for people with memory loss and dementia?

    Yes! Alongside the community’s personal care services, they offer a dedicated Alzheimer’s care program for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory loss. The Alzheimer’s care program is exclusive to people who need help living with memory impairments, offering a unique selection of care services they won’t find in an independent or assisted living community. Alzheimer’s care residents enjoy the same top-quality senior living as assisted living residents, letting them enjoy their retirement without worry.

    For more information about Morningside House of Ellicott City’s long-term care programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

    Q: What types of personal assistance do staff members provide at Morningside House of Ellicott City? Do they offer skilled nursing care?

    Everyone’s care needs are different. Morningside House of Ellicott City respects this by offering a wide variety of services and amenities tailored for people who need help with their activities of daily living. Alongside weekly housekeeping and laundry services, caregivers help residents with simple tasks to make their days easier and stress-free. They help residents get dressed, maintain their personal hygiene, and prepare meals as necessary. Each person’s daily care routine is tailored to them, designed to preserve residents’ independence and individuality. 

    However, like many assisted living and independent living facilities, Morningside House of Ellicott City does not offer skilled nursing care. Unlike a nursing home, they are not licensed to provide ongoing medical attention and are not equipped to help people who need it. For more information, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

    Q: Is Morningside House of Ellicott City pet-friendly?

    Yes! Getting quality senior care shouldn’t mean leaving a furry friend behind. Pets may help residents live a thriving life by giving them daily interaction. Most small dogs and cats are allowed in the community, in accordance with their pet policy. For more information about the community’s pet policy, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

    From The Owner

    Morningside House of Ellicott City has been offering memory care and assisted living in Ellicott City, MD, since 1992. Morningside House of Ellicott City is recognized as a “top referred” assisted living and dementia care provider in Howard County, MD. Here you’ll experience care and service that will remind you of home. With studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and semi-private options for both memory care residents and assisted living residents, we give our residents the freedom to live their lives however they choose. At our Ellicott City, MD, assisted living and memory care community, you will find easy access to a wonderful and socially engaging environment. Our staff provides weekly transportation for shopping and experiencing the beauty of Ellicott City. Our location is less than 4 miles from the Merriweather Post Pavilion Theatre and the Dorsey Hall shopping center, with a grocery store right up the street. Enjoy the gorgeous nature in the courtyard located inside the residency... Keep Reading

    Contact Information

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    5330 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD, 21042

    Rankings & Reviews

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    FamilyAssets looked at 39 reviews and calculated that Morningside House of Ellicott City has a weighted rating of 4.219 which makes it the #37 ranked community within 20 miles of Ellicott City, Maryland.

    Compare Morningside House of Ellicott City to Nearby Facilities

    Morningside House of Ellicott City is ranked 3 out of 5 total assisted living communities in the city of Ellicott City, 37 out of 340 communities within 20 mile radius and 58 out of 461 communities within the state of Maryland.

    3rd out of 5
    Ellicott City Assisted Living
    Top 60% of 5 assisted living facilities in Ellicott City
    37th out of 340
    Assisted Living within 20 miles
    Top 11% of 340 assisted living facilities within 20 miles
    58th out of 461
    Maryland Assisted Living
    Top 13% of 461 assisted living facilities in Maryland

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    4.60 average score on Caring.com ® from 7 total reviews

    3.90 average score on Facebook.com ® from 9 total reviews

    4.00 average score on other platforms from 9 total reviews

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