Cottonwood Place

3271 29th Avenue, Columbus, NE 68601

About the community

Cottonwood Place is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the friendly town of Columbus, Nebraska. We are about four blocks north of Glur Park.

In 2012 and 2014 we won the Best Assisted Living Facility in Columbus award and in 2013 we won the Certificate of Achievement for Exceptional Effort/Audit Standard. Of course none of this would be possible without our wonderful staff. Whether helping with medications, buttoning a gentleman's shirt or doing puzzles with residents our employees are simply the most caring people you will find anywhere.

Visitors often find our residents gathered around the piano for sing-alongs, curled up by the fireplace with a book or cheering for their favorite sports team in our big screen TV room. We also offer daily tea, exercise programs, game show and trivia contests, a computer area and a beauty/barber salon.

At meal times the wonderful aroma of home cooked favorites like pork roast and barbecued chicken as well as brownies and baked apples draw residents into our restaurant style dining room. Our meals are planned by a registered dietician and alternate meals as well as snacks are always available.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living

Pricing at Cottonwood Place

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Computer or media center

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Piano or organ
Raised garden beds


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Catholic services
Other religious services

Reviews of Cottonwood Place


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August 12, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
unpleasant experience

Executive Director was not honest about the pricing and the transportation. I am very unhappy with the cleanliness or lack there of with the facility. Smelt of dog urine and fecal. We moved our mother out to Brookestone. SO MUCH NICER and great staff

November 19, 2018
Well Done Cottonwood Place

I have had so many failed attempts with touring facilities for my father. When i came to Cottonwood it was welcoming and felt like a home. Fireplace was on, seniors were doing a craft in the main area and another group playing cards. This was a "no pressure" tour and she genuinely cared and also presented me with patient choice. I am in the medical profession and was very impressed. When my father is ready and a room is available, we will choose Cottonwood Place.

March 22, 2018
j. - Loved one of resident/client

The entire team was very helpful in finding my mother a solution. She was far from home and we just wanted to get her back to Columbus. They brought her home smoothly and had a nice housewarming tea for her.

February 24, 2018
Kimberly L. - Loved one of resident/client
A Beautiful Home for a Dignified Life

My brother and I were lucky enough to be able to place my mother here after a terminal diagnosis and a nightmare experience at another "nursing home". Cottonwood Place is a home that allows people to age (and yes, die) with dignity. The people living there range from those needing assisted living to skilled nursing to hospice. The management and staff is incredibly caring. While the apartments are small, they are also bright, clean, and comfortable. The shared areas are well thought out and beautiful. This is a home for you or your loved one. Cottonwood Place is even welcoming to a tenant's family and guests. My husband and I both hope that we can find a place like this when we need the type of service Cottonwood Place provides.

January 7, 2018
Pat Scow - Loved one of resident/client

Greatest senior living facility. Very caring staff and such a friendly environment. Great meals and always clean.

January 5, 2018
Mark - Toured community
Highly recommend

My mom is getting good care The staff is very caring It’s much more personal than those large facilities

May 20, 2017
A Grateful Daughter - Loved one of resident/client
A part of Heaven

We just moved our Mother from a different facility into Cottonwood Place and WOW what a difference. The staff is so helpful and really seems to care for our Mom. She says she is now " living in Heaven" and is loving all the activities and the smaller portions of food. She is enjoying the courtyard and we feel she has adapted so well because of the staff. Thank you Cottonwood Place!

May 18, 2017
Steve McClure - Resident/client
Very nice homey facility and caring staff,

My 100 year old mother currently lives here and has been there for about 2 years. I find the facility very nice and clean and the staff very dedicated to their task of caring for the elderly. We are there as a result of my mother-in-law being there a few years back and the good experience we had with Cotton Wood and the staff at that time. So I'm a repeat customer which speaks loads. While we all wish the price was less, the cost is less than most other facilities in Columbus and feel the evaluation of level of care required has been fair.

May 18, 2017
sk - Loved one of resident/client
Cottonwood Living and Loving It!

My mother has recently arrived there and loves the warmth and caring of the people. She enjoys the friendships that she is making, and looks forward to meals everyday once again. There is someone to talk to and to laugh with! It's the next best thing to home! So inviting and cheery to be there!

May 16, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Cottonwood goes above and beyond to make their seniors very happy. Activities are awesome! Community is very clean.

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