Amara Place

651 Polo Rd Columbia SC 29223

866-465-5993

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Description of Amara Place located in Columbia, South Carolina

At Amara Place, we have a range of community amenities. Residents can take part in regularly scheduled off-site adventures and day trips. Animals such as dogs and cats are welcome in resident rooms. We have free wi-fi. Our location conveniently offers resident parking and guest parking. Our purpose-built community offers the advantage of specialized care; every characteristic of the community is designed to cater to the particular needs of its residents.

Dining Amenities

We provide residents with meals throughout the day. It's our delight to accommodate visiting guests, meals provided. Dining includes restaurant-style dining, room service, and specialized dining programs available to residents upon request. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified dining options such as low/no sodium options and low/no sugar options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental aptitude with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time director of activities. We offer different exercise programs such as stretching classes and chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to celebrate with holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. Residents may participate in community service programs. Our community offers a healthy living program spanning cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. We offer inter-generational programs that have many benefits for both children and seniors - that emphasize the joys of human connectivity and propagate longer and happier. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Residents may engage in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities cycle includes trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and "Senior Proms". Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds offers an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, and indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or just to relax. The building design comes together with a spectacular ballroom used for celebrations, performances, and "Senior Prom". Our community is secured to ensure our residents are protected. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a computer room, a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties, a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, and a movie room.

Location Amenities at Amara Place

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents seeking a roommate, studio units, and handicapped units designed for easy accessibility and for use by wheelchair users. Ground floor units are available. Free wi-fi is provided to all of our residents. Our community has detached cottages available. To accommodate our residents, our community has air conditioning, and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals. Resident units featuring roll-in showers are available. Units containing full bathtubs are an option.

Featured Amenities at Amara Place

Transportation

Our community provides complimentary transportation services. All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. Both laundry and dry cleaning services are offered.

Religious Services

We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Mormon religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. We have registered nurses on our community staff. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Nurse Practitioner on staff who serves as a Medical Director, responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. We are not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as reminiscence therapy, which stimulates sight, sound, smell, and touch faculties to encourage memory recall and the enjoyment of sensory experiences. Additionally, we offer sensory-based programming (like Snoezelen therapy) that creates relaxing and stimulating spaces for residents coping with anxiety or agitation. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, administered injections, insulin injections, and medication administration. Our weight limit for assisted lifts and single-person transfers is 40 lbs. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed (using queuing, for instance) and supported in a healthy lifestyle - nobody falls between the cracks. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Restless residents may wander to cope with the anxiety caused by Alzheimer's disease and dementia - our facility features a locked and secured neighborhood to ensure the safety of all. Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise.

Find your home at Amara Place

Community Certifications

The building was built in 1998, and last renovated in 2017. We accept residents from the age of 55 and above.

Local Emergency Assistance

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors. Our community is located near a college, and interaction with students who reside in the neighborhood is frequent.

Pricing at Amara Place

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Amara Place

  • Visited Saturday at 2nd favorite, rooms ok . A bit out dated but seemed clean and friendly staff.

  • The place seemed to be nice. The staff was very helpful. What mostly got my attention is the folks living there seemed to be well adjusted. I saw a group of ladies polishing their nails. They were laughing...

  • The employees are really nice. It seems to be a good place.

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Community Details at Amara Place

  • Amara Place Amenities

    • Activities Onsite
    • Activities Offsite
    • Indoor Common Areas
    • Devotional Services Onsite
    • Beautician Onsite
    • Outdoor Common Areas
    • Meals Provided
    • Devotional Services Offsite

Senior Housing Types Provided at Amara Place

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Home
  • Care Homes
  • Home Care
  • Senior Apartments