Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

2705 Leaphart Road West Columbia SC 29169

866-465-5993

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At Carolina Gardens at West Columbia, we provide a variety of community features. Cats and dogs are welcome in private quarters. Our property is located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community provides the benefit of specialized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the particular needs of its occupants. Now offering free move-in. We provide occupants with meals throughout the day. We love to accommodate visiting guests, meals included. Dining includes restaurant-style dining and specialized dining programs available to meet the needs of residents. We offer dining choices such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options. Residents stay active with specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical health. The exercise program includes chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to organize holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Our community offers a healthy living program covering cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports™ Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Residents may participate in community service programs. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Residents may partake 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 bible study or gardening club. Our community activities roster includes trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and frequent wine-tasting nights with a wide-spectrum of vintages and flavor palettes to sample and then compare notes on with friends and fellow residents. Care-givers at our community use the Montessori Method™ to provide the most effective care possible for residents with dementia and/or anxiety. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie. Our community grounds offers raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, and walking paths that are accessible to seniors with a variety of physical capabilities. Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or to just relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties, a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents, and our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents.

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents seeking a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, studio units, and handicapped units designed for easy accessibility and for use by wheelchair users. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor units are available. Free wi-fi is provided to all of our residents. To accommodate our residents, our community has WanderGuard capability, and 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 lodgings featuring roll-in showers are available. The facility also offers free cable satellite TV to all residents.

Our community provides complimentary transportation services. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store. Our

on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. Pet care is offered for our residents' beloved pets. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as light therapy, which can have positive effects on dementia, seasonal depression, and sleep disorders. 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. Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time activities director. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. Available services include on-site RN's and LPN's. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. We have registered nurses on our community staff. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. We have a Nurse Practitioner on staff who serves as a Medical Director, responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. The facility offers 2-person assisted transfers, providing aid with sitting-to-standing, standing-to-sitting, etc. 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. 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. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. Grocery shopping services are available as needed. We offer on-site massage therapy to our residents. 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, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Staff members are versed in the usage of the Hoyer Lift for total transfers. 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. Our facilities are secure and our staff is specially trained to contain and de-escalate dangerous behaviors and suicidal ideation. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Our property is licensed for 184 residents. We do not have age restrictions and accept residents of all ages. Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond. The local region is near several churches, shopping centers, and beautiful parks close by. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors.

Pricing at Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

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 Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

  • STAY AWAY

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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Community Details at Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

  • Carolina Gardens at West Columbia Amenities

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

Senior Housing Types Provided at Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

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