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5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072

6.0
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27 reviews
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3 star
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Michael S
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Family/friend
5.0
Nice
My wife and I visited her dad over the Father's Day weekend 3 times. The facility is clean the rooms are nice and the staff is very friendly and attentive. We showed up unannounced and were treated great. My father in law has been there a few months and likes it a lot. We will be back in N

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Carolina Gardens at Lexington

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Senior living options offered

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Amenities
at Carolina Gardens at Lexington

Healthcare Services

  • Medication Management
  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Diabetic Care
  • Incontinence Care
  • Memory Care
  • High Acuity Care
  • Non-Ambulatory Care

Meals & Dining

  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Guest Meals
  • Meals Provided
  • No Sugar
  • Professional Chef

Room Amenities

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

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Bar or Pub

Transportation & parking

  • Transportation at Cost
  • Property Convenient to Public Transit
  • Uncovered Parking
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Complimentary Transportation

Pets

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Cats Allowed

Common areas

  • Beauty Salon
  • Barber Shop
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meeting Room

Recreational areas

  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Piano or Organ
  • Raised Garden Beds

Services

  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning
  • Beautician
  • Housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

Activities

  • Art Classes
  • Activities Off-site
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Dances
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Gardening Club
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Activities On-site
  • Stretching Classes
  • Live Well Programs
  • Trivia Games
  • Light Therapy Programs
  • Reminiscence Programs
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Montessori Programs
  • Holiday Parties
  • Karaoke
  • Visiting Chaplain or Priest
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Happy Hour
  • Birthday Parties
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cooking Classes
  • Community Service Programs
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Wii Bowling

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Active promotion

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Pet friendly

Yes

Pet friendly

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Care types offered

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Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Assisted Living, Independent Living

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for Carolina Gardens at Lexington

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27 reviews
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4 star
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3 star
7%
2 star
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A Place for Mom has scored Carolina Gardens at Lexington with 6 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 2 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Carolina Gardens at Lexington has 27 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 3.6 out of 5.
Overall Rating
3.6
Cleanliness
3.8
Friendliness
3.9
Care Services
3.6
Staff
3.0
Meals & Dining
2.5
Activities
3.7
Value for Cost
3.5
A Place for Mom has scored Carolina Gardens at Lexington with 6 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 2 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Carolina Gardens at Lexington has 27 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 3.6 out of 5.
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1-20 of 27 reviews
Peggy
Memory Care
September 1, 2022
1.0
HORRIBLE
DO NOT SEND YOUR LOVED ONE HERE!!!
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
1
Care Services
1
Staff
1
Meals & Dining
1
Activities
1
Value for Cost
1
Michael S - Family/friend
Assisted Living
June 22, 2022
5.0
Nice
My wife and I visited her dad over the Father's Day weekend 3 times. The facility is clean the rooms are nice and the staff is very friendly and attentive. We showed up unannounced and were treated great. My father in law has been there a few months and likes it a lot. We will be back in November.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Terry M - Toured community
Assisted Living
September 15, 2021
4.0
Verified Review
My tour review
The community looked nice but it was not as nice as the other facility that we were considering. It looked clean and appealing and they were very informative.
troy - Toured community
Assisted Living
June 15, 2021
3.0
Verified Review
my review of Carolina Gardens at Lexington
We virtually toured this community. The staff was very friendly and shared a lot of great information. They followed up with us also. We were not able to do a regular tour due to covid.
Lee Hanger - Family/friend
Memory Care
September 21, 2020
5.0
Verified Review
I would absolutely put my mom here again
Carolina Gardens at Lexington is a nice facility, they are taking great care of my mom. We are having a little situation with the staffing ever since the virus hit. I am feeling like there is not enough staff. They are all very nice, when I would visit my mom before COVID I would stay in her room. They are very accommodating and the food is very good. Overall, it is a great facility. I would absolutely put my mom here again.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Tina Keel - Family/friend
Memory Care
May 15, 2020
5.0
Awesome facility and staff
This is a great facility and a great staff! They are taking very good care of my grandmother. And she loves living there
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Response from Carolina Gardens at Lexington
May 18, 2020
Thank you, Tina! We appreciate your review and kind words! Thank you for choosing our community, we enjoy having your mother here. :) If you need anything, please reach out to us.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
May 4, 2020
4.0
Verified Review
A beautiful place
The staff at Carolina Gardens were friendly and helpful to my dad They really did the best that they could with him. The is a beautiful place . It is nicely landscaped and the we liked the way the building was set up. The rooms were very nice. The community was recommended by friends of ours who had relatives there and they were very happy.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4
Activities
4
Response from Carolina Gardens at Lexington
May 11, 2020
Thank you for your review and kind words. We appreciated that you chose Carolina Gardens and if there is anything more we can do for you, please contact us at any time.
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 18, 2020
1.0
Very depressing upon entry and throughout a poor tour. We weren't even shown a room. Will not be selecting this place.
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
1
Value for Cost
1
Care Services
1
Activities
1
Response from Carolina Gardens at Lexington
January 22, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are sorry you had this experience and will take this information back to our team to make a better experience for future guests. We hope that you revisit our community and see that it is a wonderful place for our residents and families. Feel free to contact our executive director at [removed].
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 18, 2020
1.0
Very depressing upon entry and throughout a poorly tour.
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
1
Value for Cost
1
Care Services
1
Activities
1
Response from Carolina Gardens at Lexington
January 22, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are sorry you had this experience and will take this information back to our team to make a better experience for future guests. We hope that you revisit our community and see that it is a wonderful place for our residents and families. Feel free to contact our executive director at [removed].
Tanya S.
Memory Care
February 14, 2019
0.5
Horrible Experience with [Name removed]-Business Office Employee
This Place is Horrible!!! I tried to get my Grandmother into Respite Care with Carolina Gardens and the Facility where she is now..has done EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN! 1. The Facility where my Grandmother is has faxed the necessary paperwork to their facility 3 times to NO AVAIL! Confirmation was given to her..that the fax was received! 2. I called the business office to ask what is the problem with the fax machine..and this rude..unprofessional woman by the name of [Name removed]..overtalked me..stating she has explained this to the SW @ the Facility where my Grandmother is and has explained it to me and she’s not doing it again!! Afterwhich..she hung up the phone in my face! She also hung the phone up in my face..after I called the first time! To ALL LOVE ONES WHO ARE CONSIDERING PLACEMENT FOR YOUR LOVED ONES..PLEASE..I Beg Of YOU..don’t allow them to be a Patient Of CAROLINA GARDENS-located On Leaphart Road In West Columbia! They are Very..VERY UNPROFESSIONAL..UNCARING..Lacks Compassion and are SIMPLY RUDE!!! I will also be writing a letter to the Corporate office about this matter!!! If your loved one is or has been a patient there and something happened to them..PLEASE INVESTIGATE THE MATTER @ ONCE! The Compassionate Treatment of your LOVED ONE..Starts @ The TOP and these so called professionals @ Carolina Gardens are not WORTHY OF CARING FOR ANYONE’S LOVED ONES! AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE! Please go ELSEWHERE!
Cleanliness
0.5
Friendliness
0.5
Value for Cost
0.5
Care Services
0.5
Activities
0.5
CHARLINE WITHERSPOON - Resident/client
Memory Care
November 10, 2018
5.0
My mom loves it
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
3.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 2, 2017
4.0
Verified Review
Community Being Remolded, but A Tour Went Well
I toured this community for my mother, and her needs. My tour went pretty well. The community was in the process of being remolded. I did feel the community was a little dated. However the staff I met was kind, and friendly. I did feel this would had a good choice for my mother. and her needs. It was a good experience.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 7, 2017
4.5
Great place for loved ones!
My mom lives at Carolina Gardens Lexington. She has adjusted really well. The staff is excellent and the location is perfect for her family. Pruitt Health took over this facility in March and have seen much improvement with grounds and an inside facelift. Improvements also have been made with meals but could still use a little more variety in diet selections. Highly recommend this facility and care for your loved ones.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
December 6, 2016
5.0
Verified Review
Feels like home!!
The move to the Carolina Gardens has been smooth for my mother. The apartment she is in is comfortable and feels like home to her. A group of people and myself take her as much stuff as we can to make it as homelike as possible. The place is clean and the staff is very helpful and friendly. She is very happy, and I love it.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
November 17, 2016
4.0
Verified Review
Wonderful Community
This is a wonderful community, and I'am pleased with all they have done for us. I know my husband is in caring hands. The staff is incredible, they have been really good to my husband and I. This is a lovely community. They do a very good job with the up keep of the community. They are providing great care. I have already recommended this community to my friends. It is a great place with caring people.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
November 11, 2016
4.0
Verified Review
Treated My Family Well
We toured this community for my father and his needs. Everything went very well, and they treated us very well. The community appeared to be well-kept. Everything was nice and clean. The staff I met was kind and courteous. It was a good experience, and they treated my family and I very well.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
June 10, 2016
4.0
Verified Review
Nice place, overall
Unfortunately my loved one was only here for a very brief time, but overall I thought Carolina Gardens seemed like a nice place. The facility itself is nice looking, and the staff was very helpful and informative during the tours. I was a little disappointed with her move-in day, they greeted us when we came in, but never really came to check on us the rest of the day. I will say that when my loved one had serious health complications the director was there for us, he met us at the hospital and checked in often.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
Response from Carolina Gardens at Lexington
June 13, 2016
Thank you for reaching out to us. We value your opinions, and appreciate the positive comments about our community's appearance, and helpful staff. It's also great to hear that our director proactively checked in at the hospital. We strive to provide the best, quality care and it's important to us to be a support to residents, as well as family members, especially during difficult times. Thank you, again, for taking the time to write us a review!
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
April 14, 2016
1.5
New name, old Agape personnel
I stopped in to check it out now that its is no longer "Agape" but found most of the same Agape staff (with some just from different Agape facilities). The Memory Care unit in the rear is depressing and dark. While taking a tour, a woman in a wheelchair asked for pain medication, and that message didn't get passed to a med tech until at least 15 minutes later into my "tour." The med tech responded "she already had her pill." I don't know if they ever went back to the poor woman waiting in the hall in her wheelchair. If you pay the $2,000 admittance fee, they reserve the right to move you to the back Memory Care unit at their discretion. The administrator told me if there was any sign of memory problems, they moved residents to the back. There aren't enough nice units in the front. I wouldn't leave a dog in the back unit, much less my loved one.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
2.5
Value for Cost
1
Care Services
1
Activities
2
Sharie Cato - Family/friend
Memory Care
February 2, 2016
5.0
Verified Review
"Peace of Mind!"
The ENTIRE staff has been extremely helpful and supportive since we first walked in the door. I truly feel "peace of mind" knowing that my parents are well taken care of by the staff. Both of my parents have enjoyed the variety of meals prepared in the dining room. The administrator, Jeremy [removed], has been a "rock" for me during this emotional transition and has been genuinely compassionate and caring to my parents.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
January 11, 2016
4.5
I have found Carolina Gardens to be the best place for my Mother. She is getting better quality care and more one-on-one therapy and care. We know her memory will continue to decrease, but she is in good hands. All the staff has been very helpful, friendly and welcomed her with open arms. I like the fact that her unit is for a small group of person, this is less intimidating for her.
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4.5
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