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3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169

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Based on our experience with the community, It is time to update the carpeting and reupholster the chairs in the common areas. However the staff members at Colonial Gardens seems to be caring about the residents.

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Colonial Gardens

Situated near the flowing rivers of Columbia, Colonial Gardens offers a beautiful environment for retirement. The community’s exterior boasts warm colors and a modern design, offering residents an attractive welcome — a place where residents are surrounded by nature and entertainment. Within minutes, residents can also visit the nearby Riverbanks Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Waterfall Junction.

Colonial Gardens offers a variety of care options including assisted living, transitional assisted living, and memory care. The engaging environment encourages independence, empowers choice, honors dignity, and promotes well-being while offering support whenever needed. The robust community has a holistic memory care program designed according to Montessori principles. Through six pillars of wellness — physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression — residents reconnect with beloved memories and have new, meaningful experiences.

The thoughtful staff is committed to offering residents an optimal level of care with thoughtful, personal care services that revolve around each individual’s unique routines. Staff can happily provide health monitoring, medication management, and assistance with activities of daily living. Residents will also benefit from the community’s mindful dining options, sensory spa, and virtual-reality bucket list program. To accommodate residents’ unique living needs, the community offers a range...

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Pet friendly

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Amenities
at Colonial Gardens

Healthcare Services

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

Meals & Dining

  • Meals Provided
  • Special Dining Programs
  • Low / No Sodium
  • No Sugar

Room Amenities

  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Bath Tubs
  • Ground Floor Units
  • Handicap Accessible

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

  • Complimentary Transportation

Common areas

  • Indoor Common Areas
  • TV Lounge
  • Meeting Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Barber Shop
  • Outside Patio
  • Central Fireplace
  • Outdoor Common Areas

Recreational areas

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

Services

  • Beautician
  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning
  • Housekeeping

Activities

  • Art Classes
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Cooking Classes
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Holiday Parties
  • Activities Off-site
  • Activities On-site

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8.1Review score32 reviews
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4 star
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3 star
16%
2 star
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1 star
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A Place for Mom has scored Colonial Gardens with 8.1 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 21 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Colonial Gardens has 32 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 3.8 out of 5.
Overall Rating
3.8
Cleanliness
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Care Services
3.9
Staff
3.9
Meals & Dining
3.7
Activities
4.1
Value for Cost
3.8
A Place for Mom has scored Colonial Gardens with 8.1 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 21 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Colonial Gardens has 32 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 3.8 out of 5.
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Anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
April 9, 2024
1.0
Verified Review
Not recommended
My loved one was previously a resident at Colonial Gardens. Overall, it was a horrible experience with that facility. I have since moved my loved one out, but I would not recommend this facility to others.
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
3
Care Services
1
Staff
1
Meals & Dining
1
Activities
3
Value for Cost
1
Response from Colonial Gardens
April 11, 2024
Hello, We're saddened to hear about your loved one's negative experience at Colonial Gardens. Providing a positive and supportive environment for our residents remains our top priority under new management, and we regret that your expectations weren’t previously met. Your feedback helps us identify areas for improvement, and if you'd like to discuss these matters further, we invite you to reach out to Hollie Bailey, RN, Senior Regional Director of Operations at hollie.bailey@navionsl.com.
Anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
September 7, 2023
4.0
Verified Review
our families experience
Based on our experience with the community, It is time to update the carpeting and reupholster the chairs in the common areas. However the staff members at Colonial Gardens seems to be caring about the residents.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
3
Cindi - Family/friend
Memory Care
June 13, 2023
3.0
Great promises
We were so impressed with the cleanliness of the facility and how much the staff seemed to care. However, reality has not been as good as promised. We’ve found mom looking at her food with no one prompting her to eat. Memory care patients very often need cues to perform simple tasks like eating. Most of the time her teeth are not brushed. At times when we drop by in the morning, she will still be in bed. No one gets her up for breakfast. I don’t know if she would get a meal if we didn’t come by and get her dressed. Weekends are the worst due to staffing levels. Sometimes she doesn’t get her meds. We thought a facility would provide better care than what she was able to get at home, but we were wrong.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
3
Staff
3
Meals & Dining
2
Activities
3
Value for Cost
3
Anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
May 16, 2023
4.0
Verified Review
Great choice for mental issues, freedom to be themselves at this time
Went to visit my husband and each time it was the same. Clean, and aides and nurses around. Also, they call each patient by name. And answered my questions concerning my husband in a knowledgeable way. They are still people to them, not just nameless patients. My only real complaint was I was not informed concerning the upfront $[removed] community fee. It was a surprise for me the day I brought my husband in. Quite a costly surprise. I did not understand what the purpose of that fee was and didn't ask because mentally I was not all there the day of admission. I would recommend Colonial Gardens to others looking.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
March 17, 2023
1.0
Verified Review
My review of Colonial Gardens Transitional Assisted Living and Memory Care
The staff is rude. Not attentive to my loved one and his caregivers. I have nothing positive to say about that place.
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
1
Care Services
1
Staff
1
Meals & Dining
1
Activities
4
Value for Cost
1
Anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
January 17, 2023
3.0
Verified Review
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
3
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
3
Anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
December 8, 2022
3.0
Verified Review
Review for Colonial Gardens Transitional Assisted Living and Memory Care
I picked this community because, it was one of the only dedicated memory care (MC) facilities and was recommended by two friends who were using it for their parents. When a facility has combined MC and assisted living (AL), they often draw on untrained AL staff to help when they are short of MC staff. And that leads to even lower quality care.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
2
Staff
3
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
4
Value for Cost
3
Tonya - Family/friend
Memory Care
December 1, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Great Memory Care Unit
They are phenomenal. The care services are great. It has made a huge difference. My loved one seems to like the food. I would recommend to other families.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
November 7, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Great community for loved ones
we have been so happy with Colonial Gardens, the community is always well decorated and clean. We always enjoy their seasonal decorations also. The staff members are extremely friendly and we like how their is a support group that sends out information to families which is extremely helpful. There are always plenty of activities going on and they send out a newsletter every month showing all the different things they have going on. They always encourage the families. The community is right by a hospital which is very convenient and he is receiving all the care in the world. We like that we can come and go as we please, it is a very pleasant and personal atmosphere. We would absolutely recommend to other families.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous
Memory Care
November 1, 2022
4.0
Verified Review
Review for Colonial Gardens Transitional Assisted Living and Memory Care
We picked this community, because it was better staffed, and cleaner. They need more staffing, especially at night. There is a major shortage of RN's everywhere we looked. We chose them for several reasons but since they specialized in Memory care only and not assisted living, that helped make our decision. Please let [name removed]know I really appreciated her help. This has been a very tough road for us.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
4
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
October 5, 2022
4.0
Verified Review
Overall Paeaceful
Overall it has been a peaceful place. Just like with any memory care unit or facility for your elderly, you have to be there to advocate for them. Some of the same things that occur at most memory care facilities - missing clothes, having to remind them to do certain things - also occur at colonial Gardens. But overall it has been a peaceful place for my dad, and he likes it there.
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
4.5
Meals & Dining
5
Value for Cost
4
Sharon J - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 29, 2022
3.0
Caring person
Nice looking place very clean but the service needs improvement.,.the patients need more attention and the food needs to be a balance meal and patients need to be changed and bathe more and activities for everyone not just for some..Very short staff especially on the weekends need more than 2 people to assist 30 to 40 residents
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Care Services
3
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
2
Activities
2
Value for Cost
3
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 22, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
tour review
Our family had an in person tour and the community itself looked amazing, they offered so much and the only focused on dementia and memory care. However the price was just to high for what our family could afford
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 9, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Excellent Choice
The staff members at Colonial Gardens community are just incredible and really show genuine care and concern towards the residents - they never talk down to them. Anytime there is an update regarding our loved ones they call us immediately. The activities are wonderful - plenty of things going on for the residents to do, however our loved one is not able to partake in the activities anymore. For our loved one they do not like the meals but from what we have heard from other residents they seem good. The value for the money is excellent.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 8, 2022
3.0
Verified Review
Takes Some of the Pressure Off the Family
There are residents here that have varying degrees of conditions. This can cause some disruptions to the other residents. The staff communication with the family has improved and seem to be more receptive to the family's questions or concerns regarding the care of our loved one. The staff is good at calling the family if something out of the ordinary happens with our loved one. The food is very good and it is healthy for the residents. Bingo is one of the activities available for the residents to participate in. The residents doors are locked during the day, and this allows the residents to be social and assists the staff in keeping a watchful eye over the residents. If the resident would like to nap, the staff are willing to open the resident's room for them.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
3
N Lewis - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 29, 2022
2.0
Needing more care and more attention
Have a love one here at first was a nice place but has gone down. Has gone there several times and they were wearing the same clothes no bath and no one even cares. The food isn't enough to feed a newborn eat sandwiches no healthy meals .no out door activities,no nothing just sitting around and walking.the few workers they have do the best they can...this place really need to be shut down it's all about the money no care...
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
4
Care Services
2
Staff
2
Meals & Dining
2
Activities
1
Value for Cost
1
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 27, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Would recommend, very nice facility and community
My mother did well in her recovery at Colonial Gardens. All of the staff that took care of her did a wonderful job. She still speaks highly and warmly of the young ladies that took very good care of her. There aren't any complaints about facility and staff that cared for her.
Diane - Toured community
Memory Care
July 27, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Excellent communication
All of the communications that I had with Colonial Gardens was wonderful. I would highly recommend them because they were so caring . I know that Colonial Gardens would have helped my sister so much and I wish she could have gone here. I spoke with [name removed] and he was great.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 26, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
Colonial Gardens Review
My friend [name removed] was very happy for the time she was there. She particularly liked her green salad at each meal. One other thing that she appreciated - she did not like to be called Sweetie or Honey. The staff called her Dr. [name removed] which suited her well. When you have lectured all over the world in several different languages, Sweetie didn't work for her.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Value for Cost
5
Nicol Y - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 18, 2022
0.5
Verified Review
Warning: do not take your loved one to this facility
I want to make sure no one else ever takes heir loved ones here. My mother suffered greatly, she had covid and no one knew it. She was unresponsive and no one checked her vitals. My daughter found her and demanded someone call 911, when they did and got her to the hospital, that's when they found out she had covid. She went into Colonials Gardens walking, feeding herself, speaking and now she is unable to do any of that on her own. They did not give her medications the correct way and some of the ones she was prescribed they did not give her at all. Within 2 weeks she could hardly do anything by herself. No one would listen to any of our concerns either. It was a terrible experience, but they very much made us think in the beginning that everything was going to be great. I think if we were not there checking on her every day, she would not be alive today.
Cleanliness
2
Friendliness
1
Care Services
0.5
Staff
1
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
0.5
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