Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

Offers Assisted Living

7 Reviews
4520 Trenhom Road, Columbia, SC 29206
Call (800) 385-2527
Carolina Gardens at Kathwood (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

September 16, 2014

By Caring93657850

I visited this facility

I already it for my aunt. Other places I inquired into wouldn’t take her, and someone who worked there recommended that place. So far, it’s excellent. I haven’t found any fault with it. It’s a really nice place. Her apartment is in very good condition. She’s using her own furniture. The last time I was there, she just looked so good. She looked healthy. She was having some problems with her leg, it turned dark, but that is clearing up now. I am really impressed with the leg and the way she looks. She’s really getting good care. She seems to be eating better than she was in rehab. I know she participates in some activities.

November 20, 2012

By Volunteer3

I visited this facility

The facility is a very nice place. There are apartments that people who need less help can live in, and the ones that need more help live inside of the main building. The staff is nice, and explains what type of resident is housed in every section of the facility when you walk in. Some of the rooms were small, in my opinion, for people in wheelchairs to maneuver comfortably around in. The staffs is very attentive to the residents, and are also really nice to them. They make it seem more like home because they take the time to get to know the residents on a more personal level than just by their last name and room number. I also like how they allow the volunteers to interact with the residents instead of just putting us to work the entire time we are there. I would recommend this facility to people that are looking for assisted living facilities.

May 26, 2012

By mylogin

I visited this facility

The facility was nice looking. On one half, residents who needed less care could live in their own small apartments. The apartments were on three levels, and they consisted of one bedroom and bathroom, a small living area, and a kitchenette. This provided a way to live in the facility but still maintain one's independence. The other half of the facility was more of a nursing home set up. There were both single and double occupancy rooms. The rooms were small, and in the double rooms, a curtain separated the halves. There was a TV in each room, but this was not very convenient in the double rooms. The TV was set u either in a way where the curtain also divided the TV into two, or one half of the room could not see the screen at all. The staff was not very friendly, although there were a few nurses who would be an exception and who would always go out of their way to help us or to make patients more comfortable. The facility had sitting areas for residents to gather in. It was one of the larger facilities that I have seen.
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Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Carolina Gardens at Kathwood. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Currently, 60% of the residents are over the age of 75. There is a mixture of Independent seniors and senior adults with chronic health conditions. Favorite resident activities: Playing afternoon BINGO for fun prizes and special treats. Exercising with friends to enhance mobility, flexibility, and balance. Lounging in the courtyard just to listen to the birds or watch the turtles or feeding our very own rabbit named Lucky. Lucky loves attention from staff and residents and sharing his beautiful environment.

What programs or activities does Carolina Gardens at Kathwood offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Activities connect people, allowing individuals to explore and share memories as well as make new friends while engaging the mind and body. Carolina Gardens Kathwood offers activities for physical wellbeing as exercise can help lower blood pressure, strengthen the circulatory system, increase mobility and boost emotional health. There are activities for everyone so that the following needs can be enhanced: Physical, Intellectual, Social, Emotional, Creative, Spiritual and Special Outings.

What places are near Carolina Gardens at Kathwood or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Trenholm Plaza is located 1/2 miles from the community. This shopping center is home to The Fresh Market, Publix, The United States Post Office, The Original Pancake House, Bank of America, Starbucks and several boutiques. Columbia Metropolitan Airport is 9.9 miles from the community. Walmart, Downtown Columbia, Riverbank Zoo, River Front Park and Fort Jackson are all just a short drive from Carolina Gardens Kathwood. Trenholm Road has nice sidewalks with numerous nearby churches, homes, spas, and medical offices.

What transportation services does Carolina Gardens at Kathwood offer to assisted living residents?

Community bus with wheelchair lift is available for professional appointments on Tuesday and Thursday with advance scheduling. Every Wednesday the community bus visits Walmart and other local stores upon request. The community bus is also available for special outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at Carolina Gardens at Kathwood exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

The Dining Service Manager has been preparing home style meals with love for 20 years at Carolina Gardens Kathwood. Rosa, is dedicated to serving her community as if each person was her own family member. Her longevity, dedication, and skill in this position is commendable. Carolina Gardens Kathwood offers a seasonal menu with 146 different entrees. There is also an "Always available Menu" that includes a Chef Salad, All American Burger, Chicken Tenders, Cottage Cheese Plate, Chicken Salad Croissant and Hot Dog. Breakfast includes a daily breakfast special, Choice of meats, Eggs cooked to order, Fresh Fruit, a large variety of cereals, grits / oatmeal and choice of toasted breads. Snacks are available around the clock.

What safety features or security measures does Carolina Gardens at Kathwood offer to assisted living residents?

Locked Community with key code and Security Cameras. 24 hours care staff.

How does Carolina Gardens at Kathwood keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

The residents' POA is notified by the Administrator, Director of Nursing, or the Manager on Duty in the event of an emergency or illness. Families may receive a phone call or email about community events.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Carolina Gardens at Kathwood during daytime and nighttime hours?

Care staff-to-resident ratio during daytime is 1: 8 Care staff-to-resident ratio after peak hours is 1: 30

If Carolina Gardens at Kathwood accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Carolina Gardens Kathwood is a pet friendly community so your fur babies are welcome! There is a small up front fee and all pets must be on a leash while being walked around in the community. They can enjoy walks through courtyard or on the grounds outside of the building.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?


What safety features or security measures does Carolina Gardens at Kathwood provide to protect residents who wander?

Entry and Exit Doors are Locked with key codes. Main front and back doors have Security Cameras. Emergency Door Exits have alarms if door is pushed open to exit. Security Cameras monitor hallways and common areas inside the community. 24 hour care staff.

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Services and Amenities of Carolina Gardens at Kathwood


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2499/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

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


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Minimum Age: 60
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy


  • State Licenses: Lic CR-0580
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About Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

Our assisted living program offers residents personalized assistance, with all-inclusive amenities. The care that each resident receives is unique to his or her needs. Each resident is assessed prior to move-in and is assessed regularly throughout their stay. This ensures our residents are always receiving the proper care for their needs.

What Makes Us Special

Our community provide a safe and maintenance-free place to live so residents are able to participate in activities, work on their hobbies, or however they would like to spend their retirement years.

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