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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Columbus

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Columbus Assisted Living Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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6896 River Road, Columbus, GA 31904
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

Why choose this provider?

Thrive at Green Island is a senior living community serving the elderly in Columbus. It provides assisted living solutions to residents while promoting independence in their daily activities. Other services offered include memory care, hospice, and skilled nursing. Seniors are given access to various amenities such as lounges, restaurants, and fitness centers. The facility has employed almost 1,000 team members, with each employee certified by the National Institute for Dementia Education. Its services are also available 24/7.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (37)
Google
4.4 / 5 (23)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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1479 Grove Park Drive, Columbus, GA 31904
  • Fitness Classes
  • Independent Living

Why choose this provider?

Oaks at Grove Park, an Eden Alternative® certified community, offers assisted living, memory, and respite care services to the greater Columbus area. As a family-operated, resident-focused, and faith-based community, its culture gently enriches its residents' minds and spirits. The facility has a range of services and amenities that encourage residents to continue living an independent and quality lifestyle while experiencing excellent care. Oaks at Grove Park is located in a quiet residential area in Columbus near churches, restaurants, medical offices, and shopping options.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (30)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (17)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.5
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6850 River Road, Columbus, GA 31904
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

Why choose this provider?

TerraBella Riverplace serves clients in Columbus. This retirement community offers various living programs for its senior residents. It provides chef-prepared meals, chauffeured transportation, an all-day dining program, weekly housekeeping and linen service, and rooms equipped with emergency response systems with pendants. Its amenities include on-site medical and therapy services, a movie theater, a fitness center, an activities room, a well-stocked library, and a beauty salon and barbershop. David Kralemann, the executive director, holds over five years of experience in the senior living industry.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.1

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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7595 Moon Rd., Columbus, GA 31909
  • Memory Care

Why choose this provider?

The Gardens at Calvary is an assisted living and memory care facility serving the senior population of Columbus. A ministry of the Calvary Baptist Church, its team provides assisted living services—including medication management, housekeeping, and laundry service—to extend loving and compassionate care to seniors. The residence also has an in-house beauty salon, a scheduled transportation service, and a 24-hour emergency call system. Floor plans available are studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and shared suites.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.4 / 5 (13)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.

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