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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Columbia, MO

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Columbia 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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550 Stone Valley Pkwy, Columbia, MO 65203

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4.9 (62)

Why choose this provider?

The Westbury Senior Living caters to elderly residents of Columbia. It is a pet-friendly senior community that gives members the opportunity to make friends and have fun in a fully supported setting. Its amenities include a pool, a wellness and crafting center, lounges, a private dining area, and libraries. Its staff handles housekeeping and maintenance. It also provides pet care, transportation, and concierge services. In addition to assisted living, the senior community offers independent living options and memory care programs.

  • Pool
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

109 N. Keene St., Columbia, MO 65201

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4.5 (79)
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3.7 (9)

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Solstice Senior Living at Columbia caters to the needs of residents throughout the local area. The facility allows seniors to live independently and benefit from conveniences in a retirement community. It offers various wellness programs and amenities, such as entertainment and restaurant-style dining. Solstice Senior Living partners with home healthcare professionals, which consists of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, to provide clients with assistance with everyday living activities, welfare checks, and technology that enables them to connect with their family and friends.

  • Independent Living
  • Hospice Services

3710 Lenoir Street, Columbia, MO 65201

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Lenoir Woods caters to senior individuals in Columbia and the surrounding areas. Its assisted-living neighborhood has various amenities, including a movie theater, a market, a library, a beauty salon, a game room, and multiple dining venues. Its staff performs scheduled housekeeping and full-service building and grounds maintenance. In addition to assisted living, Lenoir Woods offers independent, skilled nursing and long-term care. It also provides facilities for 24-hour care; medication administration; laundry-related tasks; and religious gatherings.

  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Classes
  • Pool

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Westbury Senior Living
550 Stone Valley Pkwy, Columbia, MO 65203
Solstice Senior Living at Columbia
109 N. Keene St., Columbia, MO 65201
Lenoir Woods
3710 Lenoir Street, Columbia, MO 65201

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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