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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169

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anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
Good care for mom

I am happy with the care from this community. The staff is caring. This is a clean community and we like that they have a patio in her room that she does enjoy. The menu is appealing and we like the cleanliness of the community. They offer a nice menu. Activities are offered the residents that were to participate. We would recommend this community for the great value and care that is offered.... Read more

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About the facility Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

Carolina Gardens at West Columbia in West Columbia, South Carolina is one of senior living communities in the area. To find the right community for your needs and budget, connect with one of A Place For Mom’s local senior living advisors for free, expert advice.

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Assisted Living
Assisted Living
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.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Amenities at Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

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
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units

Facility Amenities

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon
Library

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

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Bible Study Group
Art Classes

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Cleanliness

3.3

Friendliness

3.6

Meals & Dining

4.0

Care Services

2.9

Activities

3.1

Staff

3.0

Value for Cost

3.0

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3.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
August 17, 2021
Verified Review

I like the community for my loved one. The community has been great at working my concerns and questions over my loved one. The food looks good, and my loved one likes it. They have games, bible study, games, and more for the residents.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

3

Activities

4

Staff

3

Value for Cost

4


3.0
troy - Toured community
Assisted Living
June 15, 2021
Verified Review
my review of Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

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.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
March 25, 2021

We have decided to place my parents at Carolina Gardens. Thank you for all of your help!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
October 6, 2019

This facility was clean and staff friendly. My mother is a fall risk, I was not shown or told of any types of safeguards or any emergency exits. I did not care about having to move in bed, dresser etc. Nothing mentioned about where or how medication is stored. I don't think these are questions I should have to ask

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3

Response from Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

October 7, 2019

Thank you for reviewing Carolina Gardens. We are sorry that you had this experience at our community and I understand your concern. We work to make our community a safe environment for all residents, families and staff. Next time you come by the community, please stop and speak with our Executive Director or Director of Nursing so we can go through the information you are seeking. You can also call us at [removed].


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 31, 2019
Verified Review

[Name removed] was very friendly and provided us with plenty of information.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

October 7, 2019

Thank you for your review and kind words!


0.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
November 2, 2018
STAY AWAY

Worst place ever. If you love your parent, don't even consider this place.

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5

Response from Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

October 7, 2019

We appreciate your feedback and we are sorry for whatever experience you may have had at our community. We'd like to speak with your more in-depth about what might have happened. Please call us at 803_ 939_ 3000 so we can understand the situation.


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 20, 2017
Verified Review
Good care for mom

I am happy with the care from this community. The staff is caring. This is a clean community and we like that they have a patio in her room that she does enjoy. The menu is appealing and we like the cleanliness of the community. They offer a nice menu. Activities are offered the residents that were to participate. We would recommend this community for the great value and care that is offered.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


0.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 5, 2017
Verified Review
Horrendous respite stay

This was a horrendous respite stay for my father-in-law. The staff did nothing to help him, he was not showered, they did not change his soiled clothes or bed clothing. In fact, we found his wet clothing on the floor of his closet where he had thrown them himself. I even brought my father-in-law's own TV in and they never bothered to connect it up so he could watch it.

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


2.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 14, 2017
Verified Review
the tour ws okay

I had a nice tour of this community. Everything went well for the most part. From what I saw the community looked nice but it wasn't the right fit for my father.

Cleanliness

2.5

Friendliness

2.5

Care Services

2.5

Activities

2.5

Value for Cost

2.5


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
February 27, 2017
Verified Review
Was not impressed.

We toured this community when looking for my mom. I didn't like the way it looked. It was very outdated. We went on small tour but I wasn't very impressed.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
February 3, 2017
Verified Review
Great Community, Tour went Very Well

I had a very nice tour of this community. The director of the community was amazing. She worked very hard for us, and was great with her follow up. The community looked great, and very well-kept. It was a very nice experience, everyone was very kind. We happen to find a community that was close for us to travel too, but this is a very nice place.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

February 8, 2017

Thanks Carolina Gardens At West Columbia - West Columbia, Sc Visitor, for leaving us this response.You really made our day today.


0.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 31, 2017
Horrible Place

This place is awful. If your loved one ever gets hurt or is mistreated or neglected in this home. Good luck in trying to sue. They are the [removed]. They LIE LIE and LIE more. [removed] It is a disgrace a shame Ones quality of life means nothing to them. [removed]. IF you have a mind and have sense to get help, you will be attended to slightly they know they will get in hot water if they don't. Go somewhere else.

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
November 11, 2016
Verified Review
Friendly Courteous Staff

My father is doing very well at this community. We all know he is safe and being cared for well at this community. They have provided us with a peace of mind.They have a wonderful staff, they are very courteous and helpful. The head nurse is really good. Everything has worked out very well for us here, and we are very pleased. This is a community I would recommend, it is a great place.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

November 27, 2016

Carolina Gardens At West Columbia - West Columbia, Sc Family, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. You really made our day today.


5.0
anonymous - Industry reviewer
Memory Care
October 18, 2016
Wonderful Change

Carolina Gardens at West Columbia is a wonderful community where you always feel right at home. From the front line staff to the management team, everyone really cares for the residents and takes pride in the love and care that they provide to their residents. The food is wonderful and the options they offer are healthy and delicious. If you are on the line about a community, I highly recommend going in, touring the community and sitting down for a meal. You wont look any further.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 30, 2016
Verified Review
Nice Respite Stay

My husband had a pretty good experience during his respite stay here at this community. They really provided me with a peace of mind knowing he was safe. It was a great experience. The staff couldn't had been more helpful. Everybody was very kind and caring. They do provide spot on help. It was a nice experience.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
March 29, 2016
Verified Review

The community itself was good, but the cost was too much for my parents and we ended up having to move them to another community.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
December 7, 2015
Verified Review
Toured

I toured this community while looking into care options for a loved one. The facility was well kept and clean, and all of the staff I met seemed friendly and professional. We ended up selecting a different Carolina Gardens community, but this is somewhere I would have considered as an option for my loved one!

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


1.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 17, 2015
Physician, administration

Some of the staff is really caring and nice! But as far as adminstration, they are not worth a crap. They do nothing but push blame from one person to another. And whatever you do, please always check and make sure your loved one is getting there medication. As i found out today, my love ones were not!!!!!! They both take blood thinners, and as of today one hadn't had there's for over a month and the other for two weeks. And not one person could explain to me why they weren't given there medication. The answer i was given from the nurse practitioner her self was" i dont have an answer, because i really dont know!!! I just suggest , if you love your parents, grandparents,ect, do keep an eye on everything with there care . because i assumed mine were just elderly with dementia, when it actually turned out that things they were telling me about certain situations at this place was actually the truth!!!!!

Cleanliness

3.5

Friendliness

4

Care Services

0.5

Activities

4

Value for Cost

1


0.5
Family Member of Resident at West Columbia facility - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
July 24, 2015
Be Aware!

All I can say is check out their ratings on the Medicare and DHEC websites. The Agape Primary Physician Care is one you really need to watch. Also, watch your bills closely. The same goes for medications.

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

3

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


3.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
June 25, 2015
Verified Review
Just 'alright'

My mother in law is living there, the staff is pretty good but I believe my ratings speak for how I feel about the rest of it; cleanliness, value, care services and activities all could use some work.

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

4

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3


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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia offers Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedrooms and Semi-Private. Learn more.

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