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Charter Senior Living of Columbia

8220 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045

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Stan A. - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
Unparalleled Care

This is the best community and best care of the residents. The staff was phenomenal. The staff's willingness to make things happen to satisfy the wishes of myself and my wife was outstanding. The communication was exception during the stay here.... Read more

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About the facility Charter Senior Living of Columbia

Become part of the family at Charter Senior Living of Columbia. This purposely designed community provides seniors with personalized memory care services that are designed to help them thrive. Licensed nurses and memory-care certified caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to custom-tailored care, residents can enjoy chef-prepared meals, interactive activities and events, and convenient services, including housekeeping, transportation, and laundry.

Daily services and activities are tailored to each resident’s unique abilities and needs through the Flourish℠ memory care program, which nurtures residents’ self-esteem while reducing boredom, loneliness, and aggressive behaviors through five key points:

  • Velocity program — Daily activities and events keep residents stimulated and engaged.
  • Oshibori experience — A daily routine that provides aromatherapy and serves as a reminder for mealtimes.
  • Grab-and-Go neighborhood activities — Spontaneous small-group activities catered to residents’ individual needs.
  • S.T.A.R. — Specific Therapeutic Assisted Recreation, a family oriented program that encourages families to bring in personal items to share and reminisce with their loved ones.
  • Rest and Restoration program — An intervention program that provides audio, video, engagement, as well as comfort stimulation and redirection.

Find peace of mind at Charter Senior Living of Columbia.

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Senior Living Options Offered

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.
Charter Senior Living of Columbia is a community within Charter Senior Living properties. See all Charter Senior Living communities.

Pricing for Charter Senior Living of Columbia

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Amenities at Charter Senior Living of Columbia

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
High Acuity Care
Medication Management
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Organic

Room Amenities

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

Facility Amenities

Dining

Private Dining Room

Common areas

Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Game Room
Piano or Organ

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
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
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi
Protestant Services

Reviews

for Charter Senior Living of Columbia
4.3(10 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.6

Meals & Dining

5.0

Care Services

4.4

Activities

4.1

Staff

5.0

Value for Cost

4.1

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5.0
Stan A. - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
April 12, 2021
Verified Review
Unparalleled Care

This is the best community and best care of the residents. The staff was phenomenal. The staff's willingness to make things happen to satisfy the wishes of myself and my wife was outstanding. The communication was exception during the stay here.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Charter Senior Living of Columbia

April 20, 2021

We're glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us Stan. Thanks for sharing your feedback on the team and the phenomenal care they provided for you and your wife. It was especially nice to read how they went above and beyond to make sure you had a wonderful stay. Hope we see you in the future!


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 4, 2020
Verified Review
They Set Us At Ease

This community is great at communicating with the families. They seem to take great pride in treating your family member with respect. They truly seem to love the residents. The activities will have musician come play, parties, food, themes to help connect people within the community. I feel like they are opened to talk to you and they aren't hiding anything.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

4


4.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
January 14, 2015
Verified Review
Friendly and caring

Our mother had previously been in a bad situation, but she's doing well here, so my perception might be skewed. They people are friendly and they seem to care about their residents.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

3.5

Value for Cost

5


1.5
Open Eyes - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
November 5, 2014
Things are not as they appear

[Removed] Dimmed lighting to dumb the residents down and make dirt harder to see. The staff have clever little things that they tell you that *seem* spontaneous but are actually carefully crafted phases and buzzwords, cute and phoney.<br />Like dog food, what you're buying is a product that's cleverly packaged and slickly advertised. Do you really love the person you're considering leaving at Somerford? If yes, then find a smaller establishment where a person will have some dignity.

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

3

Care Services

2

Activities

2.5

Value for Cost

1.5

Response from Charter Senior Living of Columbia

March 31, 2015

I am sorry about your negative experience and would be glad to discuss it with you directly.  I assure you that we make every effort to meet the needs of our residents and provide the highest quality care. The satisfaction, happiness and comfort of our residents and families is our first priority at Somerford Place of Columbia. Launi Vawter, Executive Director.


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
October 23, 2014
Verified Review
Residents of all functionality mixed together.

I would give their food a four. My concern was that when I toured it seemed like they made it sound that they would place my loved one with other men and with those that were experiencing a comparable level of Alzheimer's. However they are set up more in a general population sort of arrangement. This means that the more severe residents are mixed in with the more functional ones, and I don't think my loved one was ready for that quite yet. It would be nice if they were more up front with that. I did like the flexibility, and the opportunities for the family to participate.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

3

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Family Member - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
May 30, 2014
Verified Review
It was excellent, I highly recommend it!

It was excellent, I highly recommend it! We used the respite services for two weeks. The staff is really excellent, everyone who works there is great. I would use them again, I am very pleased, I would use them for a permanent placement too. They are a little on the expensive side. It is strictly Alzheimer's and dementia. They have 64 beds in four neighborhoods with a central area, where they can do activities and where they offer services. They have a very nice outdoor area, with a lot of freedom for the individual. Everything is done like it would be at home for serving food. They were able to take care of her extremely well.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Family Member - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
April 28, 2014
Verified Review
Once we visited them they were the hands down winner for where to go.

It has been pretty good. The staff has been really responsive. There haven't been any complaints about the food or the laundry so far. Sara was amazingly supportive. The location was good for our family. Once we visited them they were the hands down winner for where to go.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Value for Cost

3


5.0
Son - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
February 6, 2014
Verified Review
We were very impressed with the program.

She settled in extremely well, we were very impressed with the program. We were quite happy to see the levels of activity that the staff had the folks doing there. If her resources had been more extensive we would have left her there. They handle advanced dementia and Alzheimers patients, so the level of care is a little higher which makes the price go up a little. She seemed quite happy with the food. She didn't really want to leave.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Satisfied Customer - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
July 25, 2013
Verified Review
Ease of getting around

We were looking for a community that was more specific to Alzheimer care. The approach they have here at Somerford seemed to be the best approach for our situation. We like that it is a smaller community because we thought a larger community would be confusing and intimidating to someone with Alzheimer. Due to its size it allows for ease of getting around so it is very easy to navigate. Somerford has been great and we would recommend them to anyone.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Value for Cost

5


4.0
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Memory Care
December 24, 2012
Verified Review
nice facility.

nice facility.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


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Charter Senior Living of Columbia has received an average review rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews. See all reviews.

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