With its beautiful scenery, landmarks and museums, Columbus, Ohio is an excellent place for retirees and assisted living residents. Of the city’s roughly 800,000 residents, 8.6 percent are over 65. For those seniors in search of assisted living, there are some 50 different communities in the area to choose from. Although Columbus ranks as the 15th largest city in the nation, its values are built around maintaining a close-knit community. More...
has at least 20 Independent Living Communities within 14 Miles
"I'm at Trillium Place, and it's a very good place. We chose it because it had a pool. The food is good. The staff are wonderful. They treat us very well, and they check on you everyday. My room is..." More
"I am in Kennsington Place, and the people here are great -- all 120 of them. I have a 5-room apartment, and it is great. They have maid service every other week, and I have my own maid come in the..." More
"I really liked Corban Commons because of what they had to offer for the seniors. They have activities that they do during the day. They actually offer where they have meals on wheels delivered..." More
"As a resident in Independent Living at The Forum at Knightsbridge for the last year and a half, I can heartily recommend it as the next best thing to home. The administration and staff bend over..." More
"Villas at St. Therese has been excellent and very positive. The rooms are comfortable, they have all the right equipment, and they are up-to-date and nice. My dad loves the food, but I haven't..." More
"I was first interested because I had friends who lived in Seton Square North. It's an independent living facility, very nice, friendly, pleasant, and seemed to be very well run. They had some..." More
"This facility is very nice, the people and staff are all wonderful. The facilities are adequate, if a bit dated. The activities coordinaters of Mayfair do a wonderful job of creating events in..." More
"Friendship Village Columbus was phenomenal. The place was awesome. It smelled nice, and the staff and the patients were very friendly. The staff were really interactive with the patient. The rooms..." More
"My mom is at Claremont Retirement Village. It's a very well put together place, and my mother is going to be well taken care of, but at the same time will still have a feeling of some independence...." More
"Dublin Retirement is well run, clean, and reasonably priced. They are just small 1-bedroom apartments. The staff was pretty outgoing and pleasant. The food was OK. They have art programs, exercise,..." More
"Avondale was nice. The guy who assisted me was extremely sweet and the apartments were beautiful, spacious and brand new. They had a walk-in shower so mom wouldn't have to get into the bath tub...." More
"The Ravine was a facility for people that needed help. Its rooms were small and you have to use the laundry service provided. The facility has a beautiful setting though. You can move in there and..." More
"The Parkside Village is pretty new. It was clean, and the staff is well done. I do not think they are on top as far as things to do, but I think are trying. I think the presentation of walking in..." More
Cost of Living
Starting around $2,600 a month, assisted living in Columbus is highly affordable, especially considering the location and services offered. A few of these services include community activities, emergency response systems, meals, transportation and a comfortably furnished private room. In these communities you'll get all the luxuries of home, plus more.
Assisted Living Options
The majority of the roughly 50 communities in Columbus recognize that each individual's needs and wants are different and have designed their programs around this idea. Among them, you’ll find locations that offer housing to hundreds of residents in multi-story complexes as well as smaller communities designed to resemble more of a home-like setting.
These communities offer varying levels of care. There are options available for seniors who require little help, such as housekeeping and medication management. Most of the area’s communities also offer more extensive services for residents who need assistance with a variety of daily tasks, such as dressing and bathing. Some Columbus assisted living communities also offer housing units and programs specifically tailored to the needs of residents with dementia. Whatever your needs may be, you’re likely to find an assisted living community that can provide the care and atmosphere you’re looking for in Columbus.
Assisted living communities are located throughout Columbus, so seniors looking for assisted living options have many neighborhoods to choose from. The Clintonville neighborhood is home to tree-lined streets and sits near the Olentangy River. For assisted living residents who prefer to be near the hustle and bustle of the city, the downtown area may be the best option. And for residents who have frequent out-of-town visitors, the East Columbus neighborhood is highly convenient with its close proximity to the airport.
Most assisted living communities in Columbus provide some type of transportation to their residents, to shuttle seniors to and from doctors appointments, shopping trips, and organized outings. For those looking for other transportation options, the city also has an excellent public transportation system. With 308 buses running routes all over the city, you can go just about anywhere in the area. Plus, 58 of those buses are para-transit vehicles that provide curbside pickup and drop-off services.
Access to quality healthcare is vital for seniors. In Columbus, you will find a great selection of quality hospitals, some of which are nationally ranked for their care. Ohio State University Wexner Medical is ranked as the #1 hospital in Columbus and boasts seven nationally ranked adult care specialties including geriatrics, cancer, cardiology and heart surgery. Also offering excellent care and highly qualified medical personnel are the nearby Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center.
Most assisted living Columbus communities offer a numerous activities and organized trips for their residents. Residents are generally encouraged to make friends and build bonds with their neighbors through fun events, activities and clubs designed to satisfy a variety of hobbies and interests.
Able-bodied assisted living residents in the Columbus area are also given opportunities to get out and enjoy the many beautiful parks throughout the city, such as the Park of Roses, a 13-acre rose garden. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional home-like setting or modern apartment-style living, you'll be able to find it at one of many assisted living Columbus locations throughout the city.
Weather and Climate
Seniors living in Columbus can enjoy the beauty of the north, but without the harsh winters they may expect. The city is situated away from the path of severe winter weather that typically brings heavy snowfall to surrounding regions. This keeps the city's snowfall relatively light, with a typical average of only 4 to 9 inches per month in winter. Summers are generally mild, with high temperatures in the mid-80s, a few rainy days and the occasional thunderstorm.