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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Columbia nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Columbia, SC may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Columbia or another care type is right for you. Browse 25 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Columbia.

Nursing Homes near Columbia, South Carolina

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Atria Forest Lake

4405 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206

4.1
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In a beautiful homestead with an expansive Southern-style front porch, you'll find Atria Forest Lake, a family-style senior community. Enjoy a quiet walk in the courtyard, relax with friends by the fountain, or visit with family in the dayroom. Located in the heart of Forest Acres, Atria Forest...

Fairforest Grove Senior Living

120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

4.0
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At HarborChase of Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care we provide exceptional care for those who require assistance with their day-to-day needs and those challenged with dementia or Alzheimer's in a warm, home-like environment. Our beautiful campus is nestled on a wooded lakeview site and the...

Brookdale Columbia

251 Springtree Drive, Columbia, SC 29223

4.0
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Greatest AdventureTucked away in a beautiful building in Columbia, South Carolina, you can experience a retirement rich in luxury amenities and spacious accommodations. With personalized care plans, an action-packed events calendar and a warm and friendly group of residents, you may think you...

Brookdale Harbison

51 Woodcross Drive, Columbia, SC 29212

3.9
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Embrace The Golden YearsIf you want to embrace your golden years with enthusiasm and energy without sacrificing peace of mind that comes from having access to quality care, look no further than our assisted living community in Columbia, South Carolina. Surrounded by a warm and welcoming care team...

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Harmony at Columbia

2300 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229

4.6
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to The Harmony Collection at ColumbiaIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Columbia, South Carolina, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support,...

Merrill Gardens at Columbia NOW OPEN

2205 Gregg St, Columbia, SC 29201

5.0
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Merrill Gardens at Columbia is a new senior living community offering independent living and memory care. We are located next to Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, one mile from the State House and downtown. We offer luxury senior living in the heart of revitalized BullStreet District....

Mill Creek Manor

651 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC 29223

3.7
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Mill Creek Manor Independent, Assisted Living, & Memory Care, located in beautiful Columbia, SCMill Creek Manor is conveniently located to dining, shopping, and surrounded by beautiful Sesquicentennial Park.Here at Mill Creek Manor we provide a senior living neighborhood with the...

Pines Columbia

190 McSwain Dr, West Columbia, SC 29169

4.1
(47 reviews)

Studio

At Pines Columbia, a pet friendly senior living community near Columbia, SC, we provide our residents thoughtful, compassionate assistance with their daily routine, while respecting their independence. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time licensed...

Oakleaf of Lexington

800 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072

4.6
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Oakleaf Village of Lexington has been in operation since 2001. This means we have staff that have been taking care of Lexington County residents for over 18 years. We pride ourselves on the lack of turnover we have in our care team, so we can promise more continuity of care. Your loved one won’t...

Harbison Shores

990 Columbia Ave, Irmo, SC 29063

3.4
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Harbison Shores is an assisted living community in Irmo, South Carolina. Irmo is part of the Columbia metro area, offering residents easy access to fine shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities. Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the most 'Affordable Places to Live in the Country',...

Brookdale Sumter

1180 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150

4.1
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Do more of what you love.If you’re ready to redefine your independence with more freedom, then Brookdale Sumter with assisted living might be the perfect fit for you.With assisted living, you’ll have help with managing medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and...

Sumter Grove Senior Living

2500 Lin-Do Court, Sumter, SC 29150

4.5
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Warm and inviting are just two words one would use to describe Morningside Assisted Living of Sumter. From the front porch rockers to the neighborhood feel, once you have walked through our front doors, our goal is to make you feel welcome every day. As a premiere provider of assisted living, it...

The Blake at Woodcreek Farms

385 Spears Creek Church Rd, Elgin, SC 29045

4.5
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Resort Style Assisted Living and Memory CareStrategically located at the entrance of Woodcreek Farms in Northeast Columbia, The Blake at Woodcreek Farms is unlike any other. Retirement and hospitality are blended to create an assisted living and memory care community where you will feel right at...

Colonial Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care

3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169

4.3
(8 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Colonial Gardens is an assisted living community that is located in the quiet town of West Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina. Colonial Gardens is a place of residence specializing in memory care support and Alzheimer's treatment. At the Colonial Gardens, residents who suffer from...

Jenni-Lynn

915 Hook Ave., West Columbia, SC 29169

3.5
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Jenni Lynn Assisted Living and Independent Living has been serving Seniors for over 30 years. We are located off Hwy 378 in West Columbia, 1 mile from Lexington Medical Hospital. We offer a wide array of services, amenities and activities that keep our resident healthy and safe, while providing...

The Legacy of Lexington

218 Old Chapin Rd, Lexington, SC 29072

3.9
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Legacy of Lexington is an assisted living community situated in the heart of Lexington, South Carolina, high on a tranquil hill where the outdoors can be enjoyed from the rocking chairs on the front porch.Along with our beautiful surroundings, it's the people at The Legacy of Lexington who...

The Legacy of Camden

719 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020

5.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Legacy of Camden is a beautiful, quaint retirement community in Camden, South Carolina, just northeast of Columbia, SC. Our assisted living community has 41 apartments, and offers assistance with the activities of daily living, as needed by each individual.The Legacy of Camden is now under...

Longwood Plantation

1687 Longwood Dr, Orangeburg, SC 29118

4.0
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Longwood Plantation, an Assisted Living Community with total of 50 beds (34 beds for assisted living and 16 beds for alzheimer's care), is located in a beautiful, quiet, residential area in Orangeburg County. This 10-acre campus offers Independent and Assisted Living for Senior Adults as well as...

Generations of Chapin

431 E Boundary St, Chapin, SC 29036

5.0
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Generations Assisted Living Facilities and related businesses were founded by Louetta A. Slice who was a registered nurse, licensed nursing home administrator and a certified assisted living administrator. Her health care career was devoted to helping and caring for senior adults. Generations...

The Colonial at Old Camden

209 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Learn More About Nursing Homes in Columbia, SC

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

Cost of Nursing Homes in Columbia, SC

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Columbia nursing home is about $8,790, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of South Carolina is around $7,604, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, Columbia, South Carolina offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

Compared to most other US cities, Columbia is considered to be much cheaper than average. The cost-of-living index is rated five points below the national average and the grocery index rating is 8 points below. All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Median home value Median family income
84 96 $1,023 $136,700 $41,454

Local Hospitals

There are three major hospitals in Columbia:

  • Prisma Health Richland Hospital – A 657-bed nonprofit hospital that has a 24-hour emergency trauma center, pediatric care, psychiatric care, and cardiovascular services. Patients often report positive reviews of Prisma Health.
  • Prisma Health Baptist Hospital – A 330-bed nonprofit hospital is another part of the Prisma Medical Group which offers cardiovascular services, inpatient services, and physical therapy among other services.
  • Providence Health – A 332-bed nonprofit founded on the virtues of the church, offers the most comprehensive heart treatment services, neuroscience sleep studies, and physical therapy. Short-term acute outpatients generally give positive reviews.

Weather and Climate

Columbia has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that summers tend to be extremely hot and humid with a high chance of rain on any given day. The winters tend to be mild and temperate. On average, the humidity level for Columbia is roughly 68%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of August at roughly 71%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
87°F 94°F (July) 70°F (July) 46°F 59°F (February) 35°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
41 (Good) 50 in December (Good)

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Natural Disasters
46” 6” (August) 1” Hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornadoes, and floods

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Columbia County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
64% 31.1% 4.9%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population density Population trend
132,326 972 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.43%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
35 24% 10% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
88.2% 12.6% 3.9%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.7% 40.4% 5.4% 0.1% 0.2% 48.8% 2.8%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
8,081 7.52 53.04

Columbia is considered somewhat friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community may face discrimination from the general public but not with much frequency.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Living in Columbia, SC is an excellent option for seniors who enjoy Southern hospitality and culture. The University of South Carolina has active dance and arts programs that are regularly promoting exciting new artistic endeavors. Trustus is the local theatre group that produces varied sophisticated performances. Beyond that, Columbia has various venues for music, nightlife and comedy. Some notable locations in Columbia include:

  • One Columbia Arts & History
  • Columbia Museum of Art
  • South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Town Theatre
  • Columbia Marionette Theatre
  • Nickelodeon Theatre
  • Columbia City Ballet

Transportation

The COMET, known officially the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA), is the operator of mass transportation in Richland and Lexington counties. Eighteen standard, all-day routes serve metropolitan Columbia, while eight peak hour routes and one weekend special are also operated by the transit agency. There are discounted fares for seniors, disabled riders, and medicare recipients.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in South Carolina

Merrill Gardens at Columbia NOW OPEN, Generations of Chapin and The Legacy of Camden are the top rated nursing homes near Columbia, South Carolina. See full list of communities.

There are 25 nursing homes near Columbia, South Carolina. See the full list.

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