5 Assisted Living Facilities in Columbia, TN

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Columbia, TN

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Brookdale Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
5011 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
"Wonderful caring staff " More

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Morning Pointe of Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
2050 Union Place, Columbia, TN 38401
"My grandmother is in Morning Pointe. The place is very nice and clean. The staff is very friendly. There is a receptionist and it is nice that when you walk in there is someone to greet you. We..." More

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Poplar Estates Senior Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1310 ROSEWOOD DRIVE, Columbia, TN 38401
"My aunt will move into Poplar Estates after Christmas. We chose this facility because they do the aging in place and when you spend half of your own money, they can switch to Medicare. They also..." More

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The Bridge at Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
851 West James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN 38401
"The Bridge at Columbia was beautiful but expensive. It was a new facility. It was very clean. I talked with some of their residents because I want to know how they like this place and they seemed..." More

Life Care Center of Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
841 West James Campbell Boulevard, Columbia, TN...
"This facility was excellent. Walking down the halls I encountered satisfied or happy appearing residents, and pleasant, friendly staff. The halls were very clean and the rooms that I glanced into..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Columbia

    Columbia is a city steeped in history, with so many pre-Civil War homes it helped Maury County become the “antebellum homes capital of Tennessee”. Columbia has a population of 38,266, 15.4 percent of which is comprised of people 65 years of age and older. For those seniors searching for long-term residential care nearby, Columbia has eight assisted living facilities within the city proper and another three located in the surrounding area. The state of Tennessee refers to those communities as assisted care living facilities (ACLF), and they’re licensed and regulated by the Tennessee Department of Health’s Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Columbia

    • Winters in Columbia are relatively mild, with very little snow and January lows hovering around 27 degrees Fahrenheit, but seniors who dislike heat and humidity may not appreciate summer highs of 89 degrees Fahrenheit and rainfall well above the national average.

    • Housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, health and miscellaneous expenses are all more affordable in Columbia versus the rest of the nation on average, making this city a solid choice for seniors on a budget.

    • Seniors particularly concerned with safety may find issue with Columbia’s crime rate. Whereas the national average for violent crime is 31.1 out of 100, the rate for violent crime in Columbia is 67.8. Property crime is also high, with a local rank of 51.1 compared to the U.S. average of 38.1.
    • There is a vibrant arts and culture scene in Columbia. The Columbia Arts Council arrange and promotes events for professionals an amateurs alike, and there’s an entire arts district dedicated to showcasing music, visual art, design and other creative endeavors.

    • Columbia has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Maury County Senior Center, which offers meals, activities, special events, health screenings and Medicare counseling.

    • The Columbia area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Maury Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Columbia

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Tennessee

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,978.00 Franklin
    $3,730.00 Columbia
    $3,459.00 Brentwood
    $3,006.00 Spring Hill
    $2,470.00 Lawrenceburg
    $2,300.00 Pulaski

    Assisted Living costs in Columbia start around $3,730 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

    Options for state-sponsored assistance to help pay for long-term residential care is limited in Tennessee, but for seniors who are hoping to avoid nursing home placement, there is one initiative that stands out: the CHOICES program. CHOICES is designed to help low-income seniors avoid nursing homes in favor of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) more suited to their physical needs and personal preferences. Approval is need-based and tied to Medicaid approval.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Tennessee page.

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    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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Tennessee page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Columbia, TN

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Columbia

    • Review of Poplar Estates Senior Living Community

      My aunt will move into Poplar Estates after Christmas. We chose this facility because they do the aging in place and when you spend half of your own money, they can switch to Medicare. They also ha... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Columbia

      My tour at Brookdale Columbia was fine and the people were very pleasant. It's just too far away from my house. The apartment I was shown was also nice. And the staff that I've interacted with was ... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Columbia

      If ever my father has to go to assisted living, Brookdale Columbia is at the top of the list. We like it, he likes it, and everything about it (at least that we saw) was good. People that we know w... Read more

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