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190 McSwain Dr, West Columbia, SC 29169

9.2
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63 reviews
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2 star
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5.0
Highly recommend Pines Columbia
we chose Pines Columbia because the facility was more up to date and clean and did not have a nursing home vibe like other assisted living facilities.

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Pines Columbia

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Senior living options offered

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Amenities
at Pines Columbia

Healthcare Services

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

Meals & Dining

  • Room Service
  • Vegetarian
  • Meals Provided
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Guest Meals
  • No Sugar
  • Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioned
  • Ground Floor Units
  • Handicap Accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Private Dining Room
  • Café or Bistro

Transportation & parking

  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Uncovered Parking
  • Resident Parking Available

Pets

  • Weight Limit (lbs)
  • Cats Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed

Common areas

  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • TV Lounge
  • Barber Shop
  • Library
  • Beauty Salon
  • Computer or Media Center

Recreational areas

  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Movie or Theater Room
  • Raised Garden Beds
  • Piano or Organ

Services

  • Grocery Shopping and Errands
  • Housekeeping
  • Beautician
  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Languages spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Activities

  • Wine Tasting
  • Birthday Parties
  • Community Service Programs
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Wii Bowling
  • Cooking Classes
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Holiday Parties
  • Visiting Chaplain or Priest
  • Karaoke
  • Other Religious Services
  • Happy Hour
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Forever Fit
  • Trivia Games
  • Catholic Services
  • Stretching Classes
  • Live Well Programs
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Visiting Rabbi
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Dances
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Art Classes
  • Activities Off-site
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Activities On-site
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Gardening Club

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Active promotion

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Active promotion

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Active promotion

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Active promotion

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Pet friendly

Yes

Pet friendly

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Pet friendly

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Pet friendly

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Assisted Living

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Reviews

for Pines Columbia

9.2Review score63 reviews
9.2
Review score
63 reviews
5 star
52%
4 star
25%
3 star
13%
2 star
5%
1 star
5%
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A Place for Mom has scored Pines Columbia with 9.2 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 15 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Pines Columbia has 63 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.1 out of 5.
Overall Rating
4.1
Cleanliness
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Care Services
3.9
Staff
3.9
Meals & Dining
3.9
Activities
4.0
Value for Cost
4.1
A Place for Mom has scored Pines Columbia with 9.2 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 15 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Pines Columbia has 63 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.1 out of 5.
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WindRiver Companies
8.6
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1-20 of 63 reviews
Dawn W - Family/friend
Assisted Living
April 2, 2024
5.0
Verified Review
Highly recommend Pines Columbia
we chose Pines Columbia because the facility was more up to date and clean and did not have a nursing home vibe like other assisted living facilities.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
5
DR Ben Levinson MD - Family/friend
Assisted Living
February 19, 2024
5.0
Great place
They took my cousin who was in skilled care facility with myasthenia gravis. They were welcoming ,attentive to his needs and communicative to me when things are not right. They have been accommodating for his special diet and the staff has been very pleasant and listen to my concerns. The cost is very reasonable and the rooms spacious . I recommend this place to anyone in the West Columbia area.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
January 18, 2024
5.0
Verified Review
Pines Columbia Review
We were just there visiting my wife's sister. Wonderful place. The staff are wonderful. Our sister is getting along well there.
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
July 14, 2023
3.0
tour review
Our family had an in person tour with Pines of Columbia and the sales lady was absolutely wonderful! However there was another community that was just going to be the better place for our loved one.
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
July 10, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
our families experience
The staff is nice. They are responsive, too. Mom says her meals are not made with her restrictions in mind. Salt and fat are the main issues there. The lost some of her laundry, but it was found a little over two weeks later. She likes the facility, which is critical.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
June 16, 2023
5.0
Sweet community
The reason we gave the cleanliness a 4 is because the public bathroom was a little off. I was really impressed with the staff, their attentiveness and relationships with the residents. It felt like a big family with all the dynamics. So grateful for A Place For Mom for pointing us to the Pines. Also, they picked up on some health concerns during rehab and Dad got care promptly due to their awareness of a change in his energy.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
May 18, 2023
3.0
Verified Review
Caregivers are the "plus" for The Pines!
They are short staffed. The administration is not good. The meals were okay. The client care staff is wonderful and treat the clients and family with honor and make connections. They care. I absolutely loved the care staff. The head nurse, [name removed] ,and my mother's caregivers were wonderful and truly loved her so much. One asked for some little thing of hers if I could spare them when she left and they knew she was on hospice. They treated her so sweetly. We had a camera in her room and they were sincere. However, we had to go back in the middle of the nights because they didn't answer the phones and mother was screaming in panic and couldn't remember to press her call button. And it was because they would only have 3-5 staff there for the whole 84 room facility. The administration doesn't care nor did they keep their word to us. I would not choose this facility again.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
3
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
2
Activities
4
Value for Cost
2
D. Werda - Family/friend
Assisted Living
April 27, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
Would Recommend
We have had a great experience with Pines Columbia, and I would recommend it to other families. The staff there are extremely caring. And they have been just great with everything.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Greg - Toured community
Assisted Living
March 15, 2023
4.0
Verified Review
My tour of Pines Columbia
I toured Pines Columbia when looking for Assisted Living for my mother. It was a good tour. The cleanliness and friendliness were good. The staff seemed good, also.
K S - Toured community
Assisted Living
March 2, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
My Tour Experience at Pines Columbia
We liked the community. It was more than we wanted to spend.
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
February 8, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
Would Recommend
The Pines is a very nice facility that is the right size, so the staff know everyone personally and they pay personal attention to the residents, which is one of the most important factors in assisted living. The facility has been recently renovated and is very attractive.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
4
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
January 10, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
Recommended
I'm satisfied with this facility and my dad is, too. The staff is friendly and always there to help and to answer my questions. The food is good, but I'd suggest a better variety/more choices for breakfast. They tend to have the same few options everyday, no variety. Communication with the family is good. Housekeeping is ok, it could be better. They do offer transportation for the residents. Overall, it's a good place. I wouldn't mind living here myself if I needed it, I'd be content. I would recommend them to family and friends.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
4
Value for Cost
5
AL
Assisted Living
December 30, 2022
3.0
Going Down
In the past the service, upkeep and Patient/Elderly care was great. During the last couple of years the service has fallen off. The Rooms are unkept, and the staffing is slack. Those who remain are trying to do a good job, but the quality of care is still lacking. I realize the effect COVID had on all types of businesses, but Hospitals, Senior Care Facilities, and Schools should always keep a high standard. I pray the next visit reveals more attention to detail, cleanliness, and overall compassionate care then the last.
Cleanliness
2
Friendliness
4
Care Services
3
Staff
2
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
3
Value for Cost
4
Vonda - Family/friend
Assisted Living
November 29, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
We Love The Pines
I have already told others about the community and will continue to recommend them to others for their loved ones. My loved one enjoys it here. The meals are delicious. The food is well balanced for the residents, and well cooked. There is wide time frames for meals for the residents to come down and enjoy the food. There are three meals a day being served. The only issue is the doctor and nurse techs with the medication given to my loved one, and taking blood sugar readings. The doctor isn't providing all the medication information to the nurses to provide my loved one. The doctor on staff, isn't following the primary doctor instructions for my loved one's medications.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Mary D - Family/friend
Assisted Living
July 29, 2022
3.0
Verified Review
Borderline Satisfactory Value for the Money
Do not expect to have your loved one cared for without constant intervention from a family member. The staff requires consistent supervision, particularly in regard to the dispensation of medications.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Care Services
4
Staff
2
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
4
JA - Family/friend
Assisted Living
February 10, 2022
3.0
Verified Review
Be sure to stay in touch with the staff.
Be sure to stay in constant contact with the staff in order to make sure that your loved one is taken care of. They're not timely and not consistent in responding to requests, so we have to be vigilant. They weren't administering her medication properly - we kept finding it on the floor. She has fallen several times so far. We were being billed for visiting doctor appointments, PT, and OT, yet they never notified us she was in need of or receiving this care. These are the type of things we've had to follow up with.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
3
Staff
3
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
3
Value for Cost
4
Tara Vitollo - Family/friend
Assisted Living
January 28, 2022
1.0
Mismanaged my father's meds and charged unauthorized fees
They ordered my dad's meds through Senior Health Associates after I told them he did not have insurance for the in house pharmacy Remedi and used the VA. He gets free VA. I called the VA and was informed that the facility didn't even try to order free insulin for on or around 11 months. The bills were sent to his room even though I am his POA, he has dementia, and has no issue with me seeing them. The executive director told a nurse not to give me a pill count and other info. She said I would have to sign for it but didn't have the form on hand to give me the requested info. She had adequate time to send those forms. Because of this, I didn't have info for my fathers VA doctors appointment. I took time off work for this. They do not work well with the VA as they advertise. I believe the executive director refused to give info based on spite. My dad's room smells like pee and they haven't provided a care plan as I requested. The food does not work with my father's diabetes.
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
1
Care Services
1
Staff
2
Meals & Dining
1
Activities
1
Value for Cost
1
anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
July 30, 2021
1.0
Verified Review
Good for those who can live independently, but bad for those who need extra help
Our loved one was only there for a few months until we moved them out. During that time they said the breakfast meals were good but the other meals were terrible. They had activities but our loved one was never invited or encouraged to participate. When our loved one moved in they assessed her at a level 3 care and they advised she would have everything she would need, and all her needs would be met but that was not the case. Our loved one needed to be physically escorted to the dining area via wheelchair and on many occasions she was forgotten about. House keeping never came to our loved ones room, we would clean it when we would come and visit. The Lexington has now been taken over by new management and we have heard they are making some nice improvements.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Care Services
1
Staff
3
Meals & Dining
2
Activities
2
Value for Cost
1
JW - Family/friend
Assisted Living
May 3, 2021
4.0
Verified Review
my experience
Overall I feel your loved one would be safe here. The only issue that I have seen is the building is aging and there are some repairs needed, and the courtyard could be re-landscaped and modernized. I would like to see more choices of vegetarian meals for the residence or the ability to choose from a menu. I would recommend this community to others.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
4
Value for Cost
4
TG - Family/friend
Assisted Living
March 26, 2021
5.0
Verified Review
We Feel Like We Made The Best Choice For Our Loved One
Aside from the Covid stuff, there's lot of rules in place because of that, they seem to be pretty competent. They provide everything our loved one needs, and he seems to be happy here. He's fully mentally competent, so he would tell us if he thought something was wrong. They provide meals, laundry, activities, and they have a nurse there 24 hours a day. So if anything comes up, they have someone to assess the situation before they would call an ambulance or anything. They do a good job here.
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