Older Adult Housing Options

Older adult housing options are numerous, and include independent apartment communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. The Howard County Office on Aging and Independence can direct you towards the housing option that is most appropriate for you or your loved one. Contact Maryland Access Point for more information at 410-313-1234 (voice/relay), toll free 1-800-506-5806, or email map@howardcountymd.gov. The links below show facilities in the area and may be viewed online or printed. 

Important information about choosing an assisted living facility  


Long Term Care Facilities

The Office on Aging and Independence keeps a comprehensive listing of all nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Howard County. Information includes addresses, contact numbers, and subsidy eligibility. For more information contact Maryland Access Point at 410-313-1234 (voice/relay), or email map@howardcountymd.gov

The Office on Aging and Independence is responsible for monitoring all small assisted living facilities in the county to ensure their compliance with State regulations. The Senior Assisted Housing Program provides education, training and support to current and prospective assisted living providers, as well as provides information and support to seniors and families of seniors who are interested in or currently residing in one of Howard County's many assisted living facilities. For more information about this program, call 410-313-1234 (voice/relay), or email map@howardcountymd.gov.

For more information, view the Maryland Health Care Commission's Consumer Guide to Long Term Care


Housing Unit

The Housing Unit within the Office on Aging and Independence, in conjunction with the Office of Health Care Quality, is responsible for monitoring the small Assisted Living facilities in Howard County for compliance with COMAR10.07.14, the state regulations governing assisted living.  These facilities range from 1 to 16 beds and generally provide a more “home-like” atmosphere.  Small facilities are eligible to apply for approval as providers under the Senior Assisted Living Group Home Subsidy (SALGHS) which provides a maximum, state funded subsidy of $650 monthly to defray the cost of assisted living fees under COMAR 32.03.03. Eligible applicants must be at least 62 years of age, admitted to an approved ALF and qualify financially.  For more information about the SALGHS program, call the Housing Coordinator at 410-313-6542 or Maryland Access Point at 410-313-1234.