Morningside House of Ellicott City

Senior living in charming Howard County, MD

Honor your culture

Make lasting friendships

Enjoy life

It’s a Beautiful Day in Our Neighborhood

The Morningside House of Ellicott City isn’t just about assisted living or convenient amenities (though we do that, too!). It’s about building and enjoying a community of neighbors and friends. Looking for smiling faces, chats long into the evening, and the support of people who appreciate you for you?

You’ve come to the right place.

Senior petting service dog

Meet your new neighbors. You’ll find friends gathered in each other’s apartments, our cozy cafe, or our lovely outdoor spaces enjoying lively conversation and camaraderie.

Be independent. Hop on our bus for trips to Old Ellicott City and beyond, and enjoy shopping, restaurants, plays, museums, and more..

Stay connected. Reserve our private dining room for events with friends and family or invite them to our monthly birthday bash with an elegant dinner and show.

Join the Morningside Family. Our team of warm, friendly caregivers build genuine relationships with our residents in assisted living and memory care.

Bring a friend. Our pet-friendly community means you can bring along your best 4-footed friends. Our residents’ dogs and cats bring us joy and companionship.

So pull up a chair, join the fun and discover a whole new zest for life at Morningside House of Ellicott City.

Make History in Old Ellicott City

Spending the day with your loved one couldn’t be easier…or more fun!

Swing By

Located between Baltimore and DC, in a beautiful town founded in 1772, you’re surrounded by history on all sides. Check out historic schools, museums, and churches.


Take a stroll through the woods on the Number 9 Trolley Trail, grab lunch at one of the 80+ restaurants in town, or check out a play at the community theater.

Have Fun

Join the Ellicott City community in events year round–from the annual SpringFest to Midnight Madness and monthly GNOs, there’s always something exciting downtown!

Life is Made For Living

And living is better together! Our life enrichment department keeps us on our toes with outings and in-house activities every day to keep us active, connected, and thriving.

Typical activities include:

  • Outings around town for shopping, museums, plays, and restaurants
  • Visits from community groups like the Girl Scouts and police department
  • Bingo and the Bingo Buyout Store
  • Shabbat and Communion services
  • Paint alongs for memory care residents
  • Arts and crafts
  • Scenic drives
  • Family picnics
  • Exercise classes
  • Men’s club
  • Dances
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Resident council meetings
  • Monthly Birthday Bash
  • Live entertainment and karaoke

With activities for both assisted living and memory care residents, your loved one can be as active as they’d like!

Loving Support For Every Stage

In addition to assisted living, we offer two units for people suffering from memory-related illness so residents can age in place.

Stepping Stones

Is designed to support the beginning- to mid-stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with a more secure environment where residents can get the focused care they need, with the feel of their traditional Morningside neighborhood. Their friends from Assisted Living are even welcome to come visit!

Memory Care

Focuses on late stage memory-related illness, helping residents get the continuity of care they need to feel safe and comfortable. This smaller, quieter neighborhood is quaint and comfortable, featuring a separate, secure courtyard where residents can safely walk and enjoy the outdoors.

We understand how difficult it is to live with memory-related illness–both for you and for your loved one. That’s why our memory care program is personalized to support the mind, body, and soul of each resident.

Living at its Finest

From onsite amenities like our beauty salon and library to lush outdoor courtyards, Morningside House of Ellicott City is designed to not just be a nice place to live, but a place where you can continue to live a life you love.

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Meet our Executive Director

Melissa Stewart

A native of Maryland, Melissa Stewart grew up in Annapolis/Eastern Shore, MD. She currently lives in Olney, MD with her husband, two daughters, and their dog. With 28 years of experience in the senior living industry, Melissa has worked in independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and hospice, with 22 years as an Executive Director. She holds certifications as a Dementia Practitioner and an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer.

During her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, watching her daughters play soccer and swim, and visiting the beach. Melissa is passionate about her work and finds fulfillment in collaborating with residents, families, and team members to create the best possible experience for everyone involved.

Lisa Kemper

Let’s Share Our Stories

Come in for a free tour to meet our residents and staff so we can get to know each other.

Find us at: 5330 Dorsey Hall Dr. Ellicott City, MD 21042

Give us a call at: 410-715-0930

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