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5800 Forest Hills Blvd, Columbus, OH 43231
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Assisted Living Reviews for Westerwood

February 26, 2015

By Caring93004050

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with Friendship Village of Columbus. It was all brick, the design and layout was campus type, and it was very nice. I did not have the opportunity to go into the rooms. I just saw two on my own through the place. The staff was very friendly. It was a very nice place, and I'm quite impressed by it. The dining area was quite impressive. Its demeanor was quite inviting. The general appearance as you are driving up is very impressive. It just radiates quality living. The inside was very warm. The décor was very warm, and everything was laid out very well. The workout facility is very well structured. If they did that for the workout facility, you have to say they did that for the rooms. The dining room is very nice, and I watched the people in there. They seem to be very pleased. It was just a nice décor. I just wanted to get a feel if there was anything in there that was appealing to me, and Friendship Village met my expectations.

February 10, 2015

By Caring105930950

I visited this facility

I have 15 or 20 friends at Ridgewood at Friendship Village. The people I know who are there appreciated the staff. The rooms aren't big enough for me at the moment. I have tasted the food several times, and it was fine. The dining area was very nice. They have several study groups, they have people come in to do mini-concerts once in a while, and they have a lovely library. The security was very good.

October 09, 2013

By Caring412351496261

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Friendship Village for my mother because they're offering all the needs that we have for her. The community is about 20 years old but it is clean. Everybody is very friendly. The staff are giving great services! Every one of them says hello to us. My mom has a one-bedroom apartment She has it all furnished by herself. She has a living room and a bedroom. She doesn't have a stove there but she has a microwave and a small refrigerator. We would be able to stay with her if needed, which is the biggest factor that we're looking for in a facility, especially when my mother likes us to stay overnight. Food is great! Overall, she has been happy there. She has been there for four months now and all she is saying is "I'm so happy here and everybody is nice."

July 11, 2012

By Amethyst1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Kind people work there - from the front desk, to housekeeping to maintenance. The food is stellar! The chef serves visually appealing and tasty food! The facility is aging, but kept in good repair and very clean. They allowed my father to have his two cats, which put them at the top of the list. They offer parking off-street and garages. Their activites are outstanding. A bus service to locations within a ten-mile radius is provided at no charge - this makes medical appointments easy for Dad to get to. I love the location - about 10 minutes from our home and 3 minutes from my office. Security is great, even though this is located in a not-so-nice area in Columbus's north end. Nothing but Kudos!~
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Independent Living Reviews for Westerwood

December 19, 2018

By weggy


My daughter visited facility and provided me with info. They did call me and we talked on the phone a few times.

March 21, 2018

By Sarah

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother chose Friendship Village Columbus. She toured quite a few places and immediately saw this one as being her home. They're very friendly and very attentive. She's in the senior living, so they don't have to come up and do things for her unless something broke in the apartment. They're very good to her. I've eaten there, and it's very good, like eating home-cooked food. They have a lot of activities, and she's busy every day. We've already recommended them to quite a few of her friends who have visited her and seen how nice, friendly, and homey it is.

September 07, 2017

By Linda Main

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The care provided was excellent. I live out of state and the staff kept me well informed of my mother's condition.

August 21, 2017

By David

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother has been in Friendship Village of Columbus for 13 years, and my dad was there until he passed away. It has all the elements from independent living, memory care, assisted living, to a health center all on one campus. It's nice and large, and there are some newer areas, but overall it's aging and certain areas are not kept up. It's fairly economical for long-term care with a pretty good variety of facilities from exercise facilities to memory care. I've never had any trouble with any of the staff. They've been very good to my mother and work really hard. They don't have a wide variety of menu items, but they've refreshed it, and the food is very good. They upgraded the dining experience overall, including table settings. Their activities are cruise ship quality.

December 06, 2016

By Steven307764

I visited this facility

We were very happy with Friendship Village of Columbus. It’s very well known in the Columbus area, and they are excellent. I found the person that we talked to to be extremely friendly and very personable, and it was obvious that the staff cared about the people.

May 05, 2015

By Jennifer102405950

I visited this facility

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 are very nice, and their dining area was awesome. It was kind of like a restaurant, and it was very well kept and very clean. The patients seemed very happy to be there. They have arts and crafts and asenior bus that would take them to places which I thought was very nice.

December 31, 2013

By Carol82126450

I visited this facility

I looked at Friendship Village and it was endowment program. It was quite costly but to be very honest one of the things that I noticed especially an older facility, the hallways were dark.

June 22, 2013

By Caring060601

I visited this facility

When we visited Friendship Village of Columbus, we saw too many old people. The set-up was a little bit confusing and you had to walk miles from one end to another. They didn't have a park in the community. We didn't get to talk to the staff. The food was okay but you have to be very early because otherwise the good stuff is gone. I would still recommend this facility because overall it was still very nice.
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Services and Amenities of Westerwood


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3100/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1989/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4757/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • 3-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: No
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Special Dietary Considerations Available For Everyone


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 64
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Types of care

  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance


  • Bonded And Insured


  • State Licenses: OHL01201
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About Westerwood

Welcome home to Westerwood

It’s about finding friends who share your interests. It’s about living close to what is important to YOU… family, friends, shopping, culture, sporting pursuits or educational institutions. It’s about finding a community that offers the freedom and amenities you want, the care options you need and the lifestyle you choose.

It’s all part of living the Village life.

Learn more about independent living options, Ridgewood Assisted Living or our Health Care Center. Westerwood is a nonprofit Life Plan Community established in 1978. Westerwood is governed by an independent board of directors and managed by United Church Homes of Marion, Ohio.

Ridgewood Assisted Living provides the right balance of independence, privacy and assistance.

Life at the Village features a welcoming environment with choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans and numerous amenities. Safety features include emergency call pendants for every resident and emergency call buttons in private bathrooms. Breakfast is delivered to residents in the comfort of their suites or residents can prepare light meals in their own kitchenettes. Two chef-prepared meals are served daily in two beautifully appointed dining rooms.

Assisted living residents appreciate the same amenities as our independent living residents, with an inclusive monthly fee that covers:

  • 24-hour personal care assistance
  • Three daily meals featuring resident’s choice of menu options
  • Care planning and supervision by a registered nurse
  • Structured daily activities facilitated by an activity staff
  • Secured storage
  • Scheduled outings and transportation for medical appointments
  • Housekeeping and weekly laundry service
  • Utilities and cable TV
  • Chaplain services and support
  • Access to on-site beauty and barber services, bank, general store, fitness center, therapy gym, library and computer lab

For residents requiring more support, we offer assistance with activities of daily living including:

  • Medication administration
  • Mobility assistance
  • Bathing and showering
  • Dressing
  • Cognitive and social orientation
  • Hygiene and grooming
  • Bowel and bladder control
  • Short-term respite stays and outpatient therapy also are available

Thank you for your interest at Ridgewood Assisted Living. We’d love to talk more. Please contact us with any questions you have or to schedule a tour of our community.

Independent living provides the right balance of freedom, choice and flexibility

Life at the Village means you have the freedom to choose how to spend your time. It means trading house and yard maintenance for leisure, educational pursuits or travel. It means more time to be with friends and family. It means living and enjoying retirement to its fullest.

Choose from spacious floor plans of studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments close to the library, dining room, computer area and common gathering spaces. Garden apartment living provides a unique open design with private exterior entry, an attached garage, additional storage and a beautifully landscaped private patio.

A complete lifestyle under one roof

Residents of Westerwood have made a choice to forego the responsibilities of home ownership to embrace healthcare security and a worry-free retirement lifestyle that allows them to live at their highest level of independence.

Independent living plans provide many amenities in an inclusive monthly fee that covers:

  • Your choice of one meal per day in our full service dining room
  • Weekly flat laundry service and access to laundry facilities
  • Semi-monthly housekeeping
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Utilities
  • Local phone and cable TV service
  • 24-hour emergency nursing services
  • Trash removal
  • Secured storage area
  • Individual heating and air conditioning controls
  • Chaplain services
  • Scheduled activities
  • Common areas throughout the Village
  • Personal gardening areas, walking paths and patios
  • 24-hour security
  • Fitness center with personal trainer
  • Coffee/Soda shop
  • Computer center
  • Arts and crafts studio
  • Woodworking shop
  • Billiard room
  • Library
  • Bank
  • Access to village store
  • Access to beauty salon
  • Wellness clinic

Thank you for your interest at Westerwood . We’d love to talk more. Please contact us with any questions you have or to schedule a tour of our community.

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