23 Assisted Living Facilities near Columbia, SC

12 Assisted Living Facilities in Columbia, SC

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Caring Star 2015

Brookdale Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
251 Springtree Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
"We visited Brookdale, and it was just beyond us financially. It’s a beautiful facility, and the overall atmosphere was positive. We met the sales director who was very nice, very professional, and..." More

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HarborChase of Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
"The staff (care partners) is made up of mostly women who outstanding and second shift goes above and beyond which is the reason why is in law is there. The management team are low class at it's..." More

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Wildewood Downs

Provides: Assisted Living
731 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"My mother recently died after living in independent living for over ten years. There is no doubt Wildewood Downs added years of quality to her life. Wildewood is a small town with a wide-range..." More

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Brookdale Harbison

Provides: Assisted Living
51 Woodcross Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
"Brookdale Harbison's apartments are much smaller for people who are just looking for independent living. They didn't have anything but a 1-bedroom and they were talking about putting Mom and Dad in..." More

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Caring Star 2016

The Crossings at Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Clemson Rd. , Columbia, SC 29229
"The staff at The Crossings at Columbia is very nice. I've visited them several times, and each time, they have been very informative. The facility is brand new, which is a major plus, and has very..." More

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Amara Place

Provides: Assisted Living
651 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"We chose Summers Landing for my mother because it was the most affordable and it's five minutes from my home. They got a nice floor plan, a big kitchen, and lots of cabinets. They're fully-equipped..." More

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Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

Provides: Assisted Living
4520 Trenhom Road, Columbia, SC 29206
"Carolina Gardens at Kathwood is nice and adequate, and the staff is friendly. There is a common dining room on each floor, and the rooms are set up like apartments. I like the setup of the place..." More

Joanne's Community Care Home II

Provides: Assisted Living
756 Farrowood Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
"Joanne'S Community Care Home in Elgin, SC provides Assisted Living, Memory Care services. The staff at Joanne'S Community Care Home provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of..." More

NHC HealthCare, Parklane

Provides: Assisted Living
7601 Parklane Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
"I've been to The Palmettos of Parklane (NHC Healthcare). It was very spacious and had a very nice dining room and big activity room. The lady who toured me there was very nice and hospitable. Their..." More

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Atria Forest Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
4405 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
"We're very pleased with Atria. We have a smaller room, but it certainly meets all of my father's needs. The staff has been very helpful. It helped the family to feel like a part of their family...." More

Life Care Center of Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
2514 FARAWAY DRIVE, Columbia, SC 29223

Harbison Hall

Provides: Assisted Living
534 Wil Stel Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
"My ex-husband is at Harbison Hall for only a day, so I don't really have a basis to judge. But it's very nice. It is definitely affordable, too. The staff is nice and they provide him with normal..." More

11 Assisted Living Facilities near Columbia, SC

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Caring Star 2014

Morningside of Lexington

Provides: Assisted Living
218 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"Morningside of Lexington was very nice. The person who accommodated me was very professional. The dining area looked clean and the apartment was nice. However, the place would not meet my fiance's..." More

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Rapha Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
3959 Fish Hatchery Road, Gaston, SC 29053
"My father is currently at Rapha and I am so impressed with the staff. They are warm caring and understanding. They take the time to update me when I ask questions. It is obvious that my Dad is..." More

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Carolina Gardens at Lexington

Provides: Assisted Living
5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"Agape Lexington is a brand new facility. Everything is new and modern. The only problem is that they only have four units with two bedrooms. Most of the residents have to go into a single bedroom,..." More

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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
"I visited this facility with my Mother's church to sing Christmas Carols and have a little Christmas party a few weeks before Christmas.We brought quite a lot of cookies and soft drinks, which were..." More

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Carolina Gardens at Harbison

Provides: Assisted Living
990 Columbia Avenue, Irmo, SC 29063
"I visited The Agape Senior which was a very nice place. They had a very small outside area. The rooms were very nice and very spacious. I was only there once, and the staff was all very nice and..." More

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Oakleaf Village of Lexington

Provides: Assisted Living
800 North Lake Drive , Lexington, SC 29072
"My loved one has been staying at Oakleaf Village of Lexington. It's a very nice and well-maintained facility. It's clean and smells good. All the staff is very nice, attentive, and caring. They..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Lexington Place

Provides: Assisted Living
190 McSwain Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
"I'm very happy with Brookdale Lexington where I moved my mom. They have everything we need for my mother. The people are very nice and very professional. The room is very nice, roomy, and has..." More

Generations of Irmo

Provides: Assisted Living
7142 Woodrow St., Irmo, SC 29063
"Everything seemed very positive at Generations. The place was very well kept and very nice. They’re adding a new wing, in which we have two rooms, so we’re waiting for the construction to finish...." More

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The Columbia Presbyterian Community

Provides: Assisted Living
700 DaVega Drive, Lexington, SC 29073
"I was impressed with the two places I visited, but I'm leaning toward Columbia Presbyterian Community. It was a beautiful facility and seemed to offer more amenities. I was really pleased with the..." More

Jenni-Lynn Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
915 Hook Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
"I was only at Jenni-Lynn for a small amount of time because I found out they were changing to a non-smoking policy for both employees and recipients, so they wouldn't take the person I'm looking..." More

Wellmore of Lexington

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Wellmore Drive, Lexington, SC 29072

Assisted Living near Columbia, SC

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Columbia

  • Review of The Crossings at Columbia

    My father-in-law is in The Crossings at Columbia and it's been good so far. The place is extremely clean. They have a lot of caring staff members that are on things right away. He basically needs s... Read more

    James
  • Review of Brookdale Harbison

    Brookdale Harbison's apartments are much smaller for people who are just looking for independent living. They didn't have anything but a 1-bedroom and they were talking about putting Mom and Dad in... Read more

    Larry
  • Review of Atria Forest Lake

    Atria Forest Lake was a very nice, established facility that's been there for a while. They recently upgraded it. They had very nice grounds and plenty of room. We saw the dining room and the menus... Read more

    FV
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Columbia

Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and is situated at the source of the Congaree River. With around 14 percent of residents aged 60 or over, Columbia has a number of assisted living facilities to meet the needs of the locals. There are 23 such communities in the Columbia area, with 11 inside the city limits and 12 in the surrounding areas of West Columbia, Lexington, Gaston, Elgin and Irmo. The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control is responsible for the regulation of assisted living communities in Columbia, and ensures that facilities operate in way that ensures residents' needs and wants are appropriately met. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Columbia

  • The crime rate in Columbia is drastically higher in comparison to the rest of South Carolina and the United States. The violent crime rate is around 8.6 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is over double the national average of 4 crimes per 1,000 people. The property crime rate is also much higher than the national average at 58 crimes per 1,000 residents compared to 25 crimes per 1,000 people, meaning some seniors may not feel as safe in Columbia as they would elsewhere in the state.
     
  • Columbia has a fantastic variety of activities to occupy seniors who enjoy immersing themselves in the arts. There are more than a dozen theaters and countless art galleries and installations, with many, such as The Nickelodeon, offering discounts to seniors.

  • With an average annual high temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 52 degrees Fahrenheit, the weather in Columbia is generally mild and doesn't pose a risk to seniors with illnesses that may be aggravated by poor weather. 

  • The Columbia area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Palmetto Health Richland, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Columbia is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.

  • Columbia has an array of community resources for seniors, including Hands On Health, an organization that promotes healthy lifestyles among seniors, as well as three other senior centers.


Paying for Assisted Living in Columbia

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in South Carolina

$4,000.00 US
$3,545.00 Columbia
$3,540.00 Irmo
$3,212.00 Elgin
$3,000.00 Ridgeway
$2,508.00 Lexington
$2,160.00 West Columbia

Assisted Living costs in Columbia start around $3,545 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Columbia and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Columbia

Eligible seniors in South Carolina can receive financial assistance from the state's Medicaid program, Health Connections

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in South Carolina page. Financial Assistance in South Carolina Financial Assistance in South Carolina

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Columbia

Columbia and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Columbia, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Columbia

Columbia-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.

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