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Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

4520 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206

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anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
We like it here

My mother in law is still adjusting to living at this community. The staff have been fabulous and have helped every step of the way. The entire staff watch out for her. She likes the food and they do offer a variety of activities. They keep the community clean. We felt the most comfortable with this community and I have already recommended it.... Read more

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About the facility Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

Carolina Gardens at Kathwood is a retirement community in Columbia, South Carolina. Our assisted living community offers seniors a homey, safe place to enjoy retirement. We also provide a roster of scheduled activities, one-of-a-kind social events, and exciting outings to local shopping and entertainment. Here, you’ll thrive inside a social, vibrant atmosphere without the maintenance and upkeep of a traditional home. Our hospitable staff works hard to deliver a wide assortment of personal and medical services, such as housekeeping and medication reminders, letting you focus on who you are and what you love. You won’t have to worry about a thing - we’ll supply all the fun, meals, and leisure! When you choose Carolina Gardens at Kathwood, you’re choosing the stress-free, easy-going life you’ve always deserved. To discover all that we have to offer, contact an A Place for Mom advisor today!

Our Community Amenities and Services

We often host events like educational classes, live music, and seminars. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time activities director! At our community, you’ll find a Life Enrichment Center, which keeps residents physically, mentally, and spiritually involved! Residents are encouraged to create their own...

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Senior Living Options Offered

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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Amenities at Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible
Air Conditioned

Facility Amenities

Dining

Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Game Room
Piano or Organ
Raised Garden Beds

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Protestant Services

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3.6(16 reviews)
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Cleanliness

3.7

Friendliness

3.7

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3.7

Activities

3.7

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2.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
January 28, 2022
Verified Review
My review of Carolina Gardens

We did not have the best experience at Carolina Gardens. The food was not very good and staff were not the most friendly. There was a lot of turnover and they just seemed to do the bare minimum. Based on our experience I would not recommend.


2.0
Frankly Frank - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
October 16, 2019
Wish I Could Say Better

It is sad to write a poor review of a facility that took care of your loved one for quite a few years. Carolina Gardens at Kathwood has so much potential and some nice, caring people on staff (the kitchen staff are apparently long time and fabulous) but the place has been a mess.Over the years, they have been sold two, three or more times. The elevator is broken so often that it is expected to see one or both out of commission when you show up.The grounds are nice and the facility is well kept and attractive. The level of care at times was very poor. The turnover of leadership staff seemed constant. You simply can't be first class under those conditions.

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

2

Care Services

2

Activities

2

Value for Cost

2


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
August 18, 2018

[Name removed]showed me around the facility and I was impressed: clean, appeared well maintained and many residents were excited to be boarding the transport bus for their Wednesday Walmart shopping trip. 3 floors with elevator access and mostly all set up the same for dining, lounge/TV areas. Areas appear recently remodeled and easy for residents to move around in W/c or walking.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
August 3, 2017
Verified Review
Nice tour

Carolina Gardens at Kathwood was a very nice and clean community that we toured. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We chose another community because, in the end, it was my mom's choice.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
July 6, 2017
Verified Review
We like it here

My mother in law is still adjusting to living at this community. The staff have been fabulous and have helped every step of the way. The entire staff watch out for her. She likes the food and they do offer a variety of activities. They keep the community clean. We felt the most comfortable with this community and I have already recommended it.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


0.5
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
February 3, 2017
Verified Review
Very Bad Experience

I had a very bad experience during my tour of this community. The executive director was not available to give us a tour. So a nurse gave us the tour. The community appeared well-kept, but the apartment we were shown looked horrible. They never followed up with us. There are major improvement this community need to make. I would not recommend this community.

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5

Response from Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

February 8, 2017

We regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. Please contact Keith Spencer directly at [removed] for ways we can work towards resolving these issues. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
January 27, 2017
Verified Review
More assisted living...

When I went into your this community, I noticed that it was more towards the assisted living. I did not see as many residents out and about while there. The tour guide was friendly, she took me around and answered all of my questions. I did not see anything out of place.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

February 2, 2017

Thanks for the feedback! We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at Carolina Gardens at Kathwood. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet.


2.5
Delores Keels - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
March 17, 2016
Gone downhill

My Aunt has lived there for almost two years. It has been taken over by a new company and has gone down hill since. The front door can be entered with code but does not lock immediately, so anyone can exit after someone else leaves. My Aunt has Dementia and keeps escaping. They told us last time she had tried to escape several times, so they must not have kept an eye on her and let her escape. She has been found one time down at Publix little over a mile away and was bruised all over. She lost here boyfriend awhile back and was grieving. She wouldn't get out of bed for several days and they didn't even get her out of bed to get to eat or anything. We are moving her into another home and hopefully will get better care.The activity director left since they cut her budget so much she could not do much for the residents. They also lost most of the old caretakers.

Cleanliness

2.5

Friendliness

2.5

Care Services

2.5

Activities

2

Value for Cost

2.5


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
December 7, 2015
Verified Review
Very nice place!

Our experience with Carolina Gardens has been a very good one, overall. It's a nice looking place, and the staff seem friendly and professional. The marketing person I worked with was helpful and very accommodating! My loved one has settled in well, and really seems to be enjoying himself here!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
June 12, 2015
Verified Review
Nice place, overall

Our experience with Agape Senior of Kathwood was only a brief one, but I thought they did a good job overall. It is a nice looking, well kept facility, and they did a great job keeping the residents active and involved. The activities director is fantastic! However, I do think they could have been a bit more coordinated in regards to the communication both between staff members and with the families.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
April 21, 2015
Verified Review

very very neat and clean facility it is clean inside and outside i would recommend to other families i gave the location a rating of 5 star i think the staff is very friendly i gave the friendliness a 5 star rating as well the staff is very very helpful i gave the value a 5

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
January 29, 2015

We enjoyed our visit very much but feel as though this does not "match" my mother's needs. Thank you for your time and the nice tour!

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3


5.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
April 23, 2014
Verified Review
Spoke with Mr. Phelps. Heal...

Spoke with Mr. Phelps. Health insurance questions arose re: transferring coverage from state to state. Decided it was not a good idea. Very helpful otherwise.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
mg - Toured community
Assisted Living
December 20, 2013
Verified Review
very helpful and very quick to respon...

very helpful and very quick to respond. I would recommend them to anyone needing help finding a place for Mom.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Assisted Living
July 11, 2013
Verified Review
Toured the facility July 10...

Toured the facility July 10. The residents were enjoying lunch. There are 3 floors with a nurses station on each. Everyone was friendly. Agape provides many services which I find useful. I like the philosophy and Agape's Director seems to understand the needs of those needing care and the needs of the family.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Assisted Living
December 28, 2012
Verified Review
Staff said my dad can go to social ac...

Staff said my dad can go to social activities there even if he doesn't live there. Can help with VA Aid & Attendance.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3


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Carolina Gardens at Kathwood has received an average review rating of 3.6 based on 16 reviews. See all reviews.

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