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Senior housing types near Columbia, SC

  • Brookdale Columbia

    Brookdale Columbia

    251 Springtree Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
    (24)
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    The Greatest Adventure Tucked away in a beautiful building in Columbia, South Carolina, you can experience a retirement rich in luxury amenities and spacious accommodations. With personalized care plans, an action-packed events calendar and a warm and friendly group of residents, you may think you...

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  • Brookdale Harbison

    Brookdale Harbison

    51 Woodcross Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
    (13)
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    Embrace The Golden Years If you want to embrace your golden years with enthusiasm and energy without sacrificing peace of mind that comes from having access to quality care, look no further than our assisted living community in Columbia, South Carolina. Surrounded by a warm and welcoming care team...

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  • HarborChase of Columbia

    HarborChase of Columbia

    120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
    (26)
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    At HarborChase of Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care we provide exceptional care for those who require assistance with their day-to-day needs and those challenged with dementia or Alzheimer's in a warm, home-like environment. Our beautiful campus is nestled on a wooded lakeview site and the...

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  • Harmony at Columbia

    Harmony at Columbia

    2300 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
    (9)
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    The Crossings at Columbia located in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina is a assisted living community for seniors that is looking to help them with their daily needs. Columbia has much to offer to both residents and guests, including Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Columbia Canal and...

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  • Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

    4520 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206
    (14)
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    Carolina Gardens at Kathwood is an assisted living and memory care community in Columbia, South Carolina. Located in the capital city of Columbia, our residents enjoy unparalleled access to fine shopping, dining and medical facilities. Columbia is a historic city with a thriving downtown area,...

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  • Amara Place

    Amara Place

    651 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
    (9)
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  • Merrill Gardens at Columbia (Opening Spring 2020)

    2205 Gregg St, Columbia, SC 29201
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  • Lexington Place

    Lexington Place

    190 McSwain Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
    (35)
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    At Lexington Place, a pet friendly senior living community near Columbia, SC, we provide our residents thoughtful, compassionate assistance with their daily routine, while respecting their independence. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time licensed...

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  • Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

    Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

    2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
    (27)
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    Carolina Gardens at West Columbia is an assisted living and memory care community in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina and offers world class shopping, dining and medical facilities. Our vibrant and thriving city allows residents to make the most of their...

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  • Carolina Gardens at Harbison

    Carolina Gardens at Harbison

    990 Columbia Ave, Irmo, SC 29063
    (8)
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    Carolina Gardens at Harbison is an assisted living community in Irmo, South Carolina. Irmo is part of the Columbia metro area, offering residents easy access to fine shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the most 'Affordable Places to Live in the...

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  • Carolina Gardens at Lexington

    Carolina Gardens at Lexington

    5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
    (18)
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    Choosing the best assisted living and memory care community can be an important decision that many seniors and families will have to make. Families and senior citizens alike will want to know that their lives will be well taken care of. At Carolina Gardens at Lexington, residents enjoy an active,...

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  • Oakleaf Village of Lexington

    Oakleaf Village of Lexington

    800 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
    (13)
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    Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, 'Life is a great bundle of little things'. You will notice all the 'little things' Oakleaf Village of Lexington has bundled together to make your life more enjoyable! Our trained Caregivers are here to provide assistance with daily activities (such as medication...

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  • Morningside of Lexington

    Morningside of Lexington

    218 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072
    (7)
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    Enjoyable Retirement Living in Lexington, South Carolina Morningside Assisted Living of Lexington is situated in the heart of Lexington, South Carolina, high on a tranquil hill where the outdoors can be enjoyed from the rocking chairs on the front porch. Along with our beautiful surroundings, it's...

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  • The Blake at Woodcreek Farms

    The Blake at Woodcreek Farms

    385 Spears Creek Church Rd, Elgin, SC 29045
    (3)
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    Resort Style Assisted Living and Memory Care Strategically located at the entrance of Woodcreek Farms in Northeast Columbia, The Blake at Woodcreek Farms is unlike any other. Retirement and hospitality are blended to create an assisted living and memory care community where you will feel right at...

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  • Morningside of Camden

    Morningside of Camden

    719 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020
    (1)
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    Morningside Assisted Living of Camden is a beautiful, quaint retirement community in Camden, South Carolina, just northeast of Columbia, SC. Our assisted living community has 41 apartments, and offers assistance with the activities of daily living, as needed by each individual. Morningside of...

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  • Longwood Plantation

    Longwood Plantation

    1687 Longwood Dr, Orangeburg, SC 29118
    (5)
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    Longwood Plantation, an Assisted Living Community with total of 50 beds (34 beds for assisted living and 16 beds for alzheimer's care), is located in a beautiful, quiet, residential area in Orangeburg County. This 10-acre campus offers Independent and Assisted Living for Senior Adults as well as a...

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  • Morningside of Orangeburg

    Morningside of Orangeburg

    2306 Riverbank Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29118
    (1)
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    Morningside of Orangeburg, surrounded by trees and nestled in a rural neighborhood setting, is convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants and the hospital. As a premiere provider of assisted living, it is our goal to make every day a memorable one. Discover our experienced and caring staff,...

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  • Brookdale Sumter

    Brookdale Sumter

    1180 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150
    (7)
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    Do more of what you love. If you’re ready to redefine your independence with more freedom, then Brookdale Sumter with assisted living might be the perfect fit for you. With assisted living, you’ll have help with managing medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and...

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  • Morningside of Sumter

    Morningside of Sumter

    2500 Lindo Court, Sumter, SC 29150
    (5)
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    Warm and inviting are just two words one would use to describe Morningside Assisted Living of Sumter. From the front porch rockers to the neighborhood feel, once you have walked through our front doors, our goal is to make you feel welcome every day. As a premiere provider of assisted living, it is...

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  • Hitchcock Place

    Hitchcock Place

    102 Crepe Myrtle Court, Aiken, SC 29803
    (10)
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    Hitchcock Place is located in Aiken, South Carolina right in the heart of town. We have three parks within two miles of our community and visiting them is a popular afternoon outing for our residents. We also make regular trips to the nearby Centre South Shopping Center to enjoy the many restaurants...

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  • HarborChase of Aiken

    HarborChase of Aiken

    1385 Silver Bluff Rd, Aiken, SC 29803
    (13)
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    HarborChase is home to the best: those who live here, and those who care for them. Simple kindness abounds, as does respect, and the celebration of each individual life with the dignity it has earned. At HarborChase, we know that residents who can no longer live independently still want to feel...

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  • Morningside of Lancaster

    Morningside of Lancaster

    1004 Hardin Street, Lancaster, SC 29720
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    Morningside of Lancaster, surrounded by trees and nestled in a rural neighborhood setting just off highway 521, is convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants and the hospital. As a premiere provider of assisted living, it is our goal to make every day a memorable one. Discover our experienced caring...

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  • Langston Place

    Langston Place

    939 Springdale Drive, Clinton, SC 29325
    (21)
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    Langston Place is located in the charming town of Clinton, South Carolina just east of the Presbyterian College. We are only two miles from Sumter National Forest, a popular picnic destination for residents and their families. While we are proud of our beautiful community we are even more proud of...

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  • Morningside of Hartsville

    Morningside of Hartsville

    1901 West Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550
    (3)
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    Morningside of Hartsville is tucked securely within a quaint community of families and neighbors.  Within minutes of the hospital and medical offices in one direction and a downtown area flourishing with charm and history in another, Morningside is proud to offer services and amenities,...

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  • Hammond Place

    Hammond Place

    128 Walnut Lane, North Augusta, SC 29860
    (42)
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    At Hammond Place, our senior living community, we develop individual care plans to meet the needs of our residents. A full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. We welcome pets and help our residents thrive in mind and body by...

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  • Brookdale North Augusta

    Brookdale North Augusta

    105 North Hills Drive, North Augusta, SC 29841
    (6)
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    Go do the things you love to do and let us help with the rest. Here at our assisted living community, you’ll have help if you need it and the freedom to live your best life. With assisted living, you’ll have help with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and meals...

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  • HarborChase of Riverwalk (Opening Dec 2019)

    HarborChase of Riverwalk (Opening Dec 2019)

    749 Dunkins Ferry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (1)
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    HarborChase of Riverwalk Conveniently located close to the unique dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities of the distinctive Riverwalk community, HarborChase of Riverwalk is a seamless combination of timeless elegance, modern conveniences and Southern hospitality. Here, you'll happily...

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  • Brookdale Greenwood

    Brookdale Greenwood

    1408 Parkway Road, Greenwood, SC 29646
    (22)
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    If you want to experience senior living without the burdens of household chores like cooking, cleaning and laundry, our assisted living community just might be the place for you. Instead of washing dishes and sweeping floors, you can spend your time exploring new hobbies and investing in deep...

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  • Morningside of Rock Hill

    Morningside of Rock Hill

    1830 West Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29732
    (8)
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    Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Morningside of Rock Hill is the premier assisted living residence of choice for your loved one. Our caregivers, dietary staff, and management team all strive for excellence, and have one goal — to exceed your expectations everyday. Morningside of Rock Hill...

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  • Morningside of Greenwood

    Morningside of Greenwood

    116 Enterprise Court, Greenwood, SC 29649
    (2)
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    Morningside of Greenwood in South Carolina, is a warm and inviting assisted living community with a home-like and comfortable atmosphere. We are committed to meeting the wants, needs and wishes of all who walk through our doors. Discover our experienced and caring staff, comfortable apartment-style...

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  • Ashley Place

    Ashley Place

    526 Haltiwanger Rd., Greenwood, SC 29649
    (7)
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    When you walk through the doors at Ashley Place, our senior living community, you will be greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and...

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  • HarborChase of Rock Hill

    HarborChase of Rock Hill

    1611 Constitution Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732
    (17)
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    HarborChase is home to the best: those who live here, and those who care for them. Simple kindness abounds, as does respect, and the celebration of each individual life with the dignity it has earned. At HarborChase, we know that residents who can no longer live independently still want to feel...

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  • Brookdale Augusta

    Brookdale Augusta

    326 Boy Scout Road, Augusta, GA 30909
    (18)
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    When you’re here, you’re home. If you’re ready to redefine your independence, our personal care home might be the right fit for you. Whether you want to connect with new friends or trying something new like a flower arranging class, you have choices for how to spend your time. With our personal care...

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  • Chandler Place Assisted Living and Memory Care

    Chandler Place Assisted Living and Memory Care

    1800 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
    (20)
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    It’s time to upgrade your senior living. And we have just the place to do it. We are a premier senior living community offering assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services. Our residents have more options for enjoying the senior living lifestyle. They also have fewer worries, as our...

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  • Brookdale Ebenezer Road

    Brookdale Ebenezer Road

    1920 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
    (11)
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    Build Your Best Life Here It’s time to trade your lifestyle in for a new, upgraded model. You’ll find it here, nestled in a quiet, residential area of Rock Hill, South Carolina in York County. As one of our residents, you’ll get rid of chores, cleaning and cooking. In their place, you’ll get an...

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  • Thrive at Augusta (Now Open)

    Thrive at Augusta (Now Open)

    309 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, GA 30907
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    Thrive At Augusta is a spectacular brand new community, opening the summer of 2019 in Martinez, GA, offering 85 luxury suites. ThriveSL is committed to enriching lives by establishing awe and admiration for all elders. We are NIDE (National Institute of Dementia Care) certified in over 20...

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  • Elmcroft of Martinez

    Elmcroft of Martinez

    515 The Pass, Martinez, GA 30907
    (16)
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    Located in an area rich in tradition and history, Elmcroft of Martinez is also surrounded by a modern and growing community. Martinez is a vibrant suburb of Augusta, Georgia offering modern conveniences and amenities. University Hospital and Medical College of Georgia are just an eight mile drive...

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  • Carolina Gardens at Rock Hill

    Carolina Gardens at Rock Hill

    1785 Lexington Common Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29732
    (19)
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    Carolina Gardens at Rock Hill is an assisted living community is Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rock Hill is a large and thriving city with a welcoming, small town atmosphere. Our historic town boasts a world-renowned sports facility, genuine southern hospitality and an abundance of cultural and...

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  • Pee Dee Gardens

    Pee Dee Gardens

    3117 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29505
    (4)
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    When a loved one needs care that can no longer be provided at home, naturally, you want the very best for them. Carolina House of Florence offers basic and, when needed, extended Assisted Living services, which are available in separate wings of our community. We are a leader in providing Assisted...

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  • The Blake at Edgewater

    The Blake at Edgewater

    1099 Edgewater Pkwy, Fort Mill, SC 29707
    (2)
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    Resort Style Assisted Living and Memory Care Strategically located in Indian Land, South Carolina off of Edgewater Parkway. The Blake at Edgewater is unlike any other. Retirement and hospitality are blended to create an assisted living and memory care community where you will feel right at home....

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  • New Beginnings

    New Beginnings

    212 Mitchell Bay Lane, Pineville, SC 29468
    (3)
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    New Beginnings, a new living assisted home since 2010. Our dedicated staff members have over 15 years combined experience in senior care. Our highly skilled staff provides personal attention with a gentle touch. We are licensed by South Carolina Department and Environmental Control. Our home is...

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  • Brandon Wilde

    Brandon Wilde

    4275 Owens Rd., Evans, GA 30809
    (1)
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    Brandon Wilde Features: A) No community entrance fee - possible savings of $2500 B) All-inclusive monthly rate/all care plans included/perfect for budgeting C) Only area community that has skilled nursing, advanced memory care, and rehabilitation care. Having every care option level in one community...

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  • Carolina Gardens at York

    Carolina Gardens at York

    1020 North Congress Street, York, SC 29745
    (7)
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    Carolina Gardens at York is an assisted living and memory care community located in York, South Carolina. York is a thriving city located near the larger metro areas of Charlotte and Rock Hill. Our historic city exudes southern charm and a rich history while also offering residents a strong sense of...

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  • Augusta Gardens

    Augusta Gardens

    3725 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909
    (15)
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    What A Great Way to Live! Assisted Living the way it used to be...One inclusive fee to simplify your life!   Augusta Gardens simple monthly fee includes 24-hour watchful oversight and care 365 days a year. Resident Assistants check our clients every two hours to insure their safety, know there...

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  • Camellia Walk

    Camellia Walk

    3949 Evans to Locks Road, Evans, GA 30809
    (4)
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    Camellia Walk Assisted Living and Memory Care is a 5 year old community with a down to earth home feel. We have over 30 combined years of senior care. We are a Cedarhurst Living Community. Camellia Walk is conveniently located in Evans Ga near Jones Creek subdivision. We have a great staff and...

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  • Elmcroft of Florence

    Elmcroft of Florence

    3006 Hoffmeyer, Florence, SC 29501
    (19)
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    Elmcroft of Florence SC is conveniently situated off Interstate 95 and 20. A small southern town known for blooming magnolias, palmetto trees and grits and shrimp, Florence is just ninety minutes from the shore and a welcoming destination for family and friends. Elmcroft of Florence SC is an...

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  • Morningside of Evans

    Morningside of Evans

    353 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809
    (6)
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    Morningside of Evans is conveniently near I-20. Major medical facilities and shopping locations are within minutes of our community. Through a dedicated team of staff, we promote a spirit of family and strive to provide a high quality of life within our quaint community.

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  • The Ostolaza Residence - Personal Care Home

    The Ostolaza Residence - Personal Care Home

    1065 Cumberland Place, Evans, GA 30809
    (3)
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    THE OSTOLAZA RESIDENCE; we are a PERSONAL CARE HOME with six (6) beds availability in Evans, Ga. (Columbia County). Striving for perfection to enrich our clients’ lives, we respect and treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness, delivering high quality care to your love one. Our nearby...

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  • Brookdale Union Park

    Brookdale Union Park

    1316 Patterson Street, Monroe, NC 28112
    (14)
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    Always Something to Do You can always find something fun and exciting to do here at our assisted living community in Monroe, North Carolina. With private accommodations, spacious common rooms and a long list of resort-style amenities and services, you may find yourself wondering why you didn’t join...

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  • Brookdale Monroe Square

    Brookdale Monroe Square

    918 Fitzgerald Street, Monroe, NC 28112
    (32)
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    Upgrade Your Senior Living It’s time to trade the chores, worries and stress that often come from life at home for a better senior living lifestyle. As a resident here, you’ll enjoy a resort-style atmosphere full of interesting things to do and interesting people to do them with. We’ve been serving...

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Columbia, South Carolina

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities provide residential communities and health care to seniors who require a helping hand with showering or meal preparation. Services provided often involve help with the activities of daily life. Residents may be kept under monitoring and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, facilities may provide "aging in place", skilled nursing care, or dementia care. South Carolina maintains specific regulations related to this type of facility. The Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing certifies this type of facility. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to guarantee their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as assessing the extent of residents’ problems and needs, assistance with ADLs for the resident, dietary needs, and requirements and arrangements for visits by or to physicians or other authorized health providers. This type of facility is required to offer a number of services. These include medication assistance, transportation, at least one structured recreation activity each day, and assistance with ADLs. This facility type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include staff may self administer medications under licensed staff supervision, administer routine medications, and monitor blood sugar levels. Public assistance is available through Medicaid State Plan.. Staff are required to receive training in a number of areas. These areas include Care of persons specific to the physical/mental condition being cared for in the facility, medication management including storage, administration, receiving orders, securing medications, interactions, and adverse reactions., management/care of persons with contagious and/or communicable disease, and Basic first-aid. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. The maximum occupancy is 3 residents per room. This facility has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include special menus are provided for those with special dietary needs and three meals and snacks that meet dietary needs.

Demographics and Values

Racially, the population of Columbia is 2.6% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 52.3% white, 5.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.6% mixed race, 1.2% other or not specified, and 40.9% black. Out of the total city population, 51.3% are male and 48.7% are female. The median age of Columbia is 28 years old. In Columbia, 18.9% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.0% are over the age of 60, 3.8% are over the age of 70, and 2.5% are over the age of 80. In terms of crime, Columbia has 7.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 56.9 property crimes per 1000 residents. In Columbia, 7.7% of the people are veterans. Columbia is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Columbia 16.9% are Baptists, 10.6% are Methodists, and 6.7% are Lutherans. In Columbia, 49.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Columbia, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.6% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. Columbia has a population density of 377 people per square mile. The current population of Columbia is shrinking at a rate of -0.003%. Out of the total population of Columbia, 4.3% consider themselves widows, 10.5% do not have health insurance, 11.7% have some form of disability, and 22.3% live in poverty. In terms of education, 18.8% have a graduate degree, 42.4% have a college degree, and 19.7% have a high-school diploma. In the previous presidential election, 31.1% voted Republican, 4.9% voted for a third party candidate, and 64.0% voted Democrat in Richland county.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Proximity to medical facilities is an important consideration in selecting the most suitable community. In total, there are 5 hospitals located in Columbia which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Columbia include Providence Health, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, and Palmetto Health Baptist.

Cost of Living

The price of a Retirement community is affected by the destination where it is located. The rent burden for Columbia is around 16.6% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median price of rent in Columbia is about $1,015 and the median home value in Columbia is $168,720. The cost of living index for Columbia is around 89.6 based on an average of 100, where any score below 100 is less pricey than the average amount. Columbia has a grocery price index of about 91.9.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

The humidity, air quality, and air temperature of a location may have a serious influence on the overall health of your family member. Monthly, Columbia gets approximately 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in August with an average of 6 inches in a month. In terms of snow fall Columbia experiences an average of 0.90 inches of snow. On average, Columbia has a humidity rating of roughly 67%. The average humidity levels peak during the month of August at roughly 72%. Columbia has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Columbia is about 41.7. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating is at its max in June at about 52.2. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. In the summer, Columbia is around 82°F. The low summer temperature is approximately 70°F during the month of June. The summer high rises to approximately 94°F in July. Over the wintertime, the average air temperature drops to roughly 50°F. The high winter temperature will rise to approximately 63°F during the month of December. The lowest winter temperature is about 36 °F during the month of January.

State Information

An overview of South Carolina

The quality of life enjoyed by the average South Carolina citizen is ranked 42nd nation-wide. Additionally, South Carolina is ranked 36th by healthcare standards. Out of a national average of 100, South Carolina has a cost of living index rating of 98, a grocery index rating of 102, and a housing index rating of 85. Based on natural beauty, South Carolina ranks 34th in the nation. In total, South Carolina has 71 general hospitals and 189 health centers that provide care for 5,147,823 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in South Carolina are Ghs Greer Memorial Hospital, Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, and Roper Hospital.

Social demographics of the state

The state of South Carolina ranks 24th in the country for diversity. In terms of religious values, 47% of South Carolina's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 8,051 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges. In South Carolina, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 40. In the last presidential election 41% of South Carolina residents voted Democrat and 55% voted Republican.

State-wide weather information

During the summer, the average temperature in South Carolina is around 79°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 59°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in South Carolina drops to around 46°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 66°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 26°F in the month of January. On average, South Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 35.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 42.6 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of August. On average, the state receives 4.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of August at around 7.64 inches. While residents of South Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Carolina can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornados, and and floods.

Wildlife to be found in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Butterfly Weed, Sweet Birch , Common Yarrow, and White Snakeroot. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Manatee, the Wild Hog , or the Southern Fox Squirrel. The state animal of South Carolina is the White-tailed Deer.