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Carolina Gardens Senior Living at Harbison

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Carolina Gardens Senior Living at Harbison 990 Columbia Ave. Irmo, SC 29206 803-749-7889
Office Hours Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST Saturday – Call for appointment Sunday – Call for appointment
  • About

    About Carolina Gardens Senior Living at Harbison

    Carolina Gardens at Harbison is an assisted living and memory care community conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Our community provides a tranquil home away from the hustle and bustle, while still granting residents easy access to Columbia’s attractions. We are a four-minute drive to Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, and we’ve been recognized by readers of The State as “best in health care” in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

    When you walk into our Carolina Gardens, it feels like home. Our lobby is large and welcoming. We have lots of areas to gather with friends and family. The grounds are beautiful, with crepe myrtle trees lining our walkways. Our garden setting is very popular with our residents, who enjoy relaxing in the shade and chatting with friends. Residents are also encouraged to plant in our community garden.

    Carolina Gardens at Harbison boasts large private apartments with garden and greenery views. In our assisted living area, residents may choose to have a ground level patio or large deck off their apartment. Our seniors can’t go wrong with the beautiful scenery in our community.

    Life Enrichment Programming

    Tell us what you love to do! The Carolina Gardens at Harbison Life Enrichment program schedules many activities and local outings. All our activities have a purpose and are essential to keeping our seniors healthy. We use our Life Enrichment program to naturally help nurture our seniors mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.

    Resident days start with an exercise regimen that may include stretching, chair yoga, and other appropriate exercises for our seniors. Throughout the day, we delve into our seniors’ interests such as arts and painting, devotion, singing, weekly shopping, and lunch club outings. Residents also keep integrated by taking advantage of their free membership to the Harbison Community Center. Seniors are treated to arts and crafts, swimming, out-of-town tours, and community events.

    You’ll find programming at Carolina Gardens at Harbison keeps our residents vibrant and in touch with our local community. Our spirited program inspires each resident to lead a fulfilling and active life.

    Dining Program

    Join us for three meals a day, plus snacks! The dining experience is a great way to meet friends and enjoy our friendly staff. Each meal is home cooked and served in our dining room. We offer a wide variety of different proteins and sides with each meal. The menu changes seasonally to offer the same foods residents would prepare at home. Our staff members are pleasant and meet with each resident so we may accommodate to individual tastes, preferences, and food allergies.

  • Care & Services

    Care and Services

    Assisted Living

    At Carolina Gardens at Harbison, our focus is supporting our residents’ independence and overall wellness.

    The care that each resident receives at Carolina Gardens is unique to his or her needs. Each resident’s activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and hygiene, are assessed upon move-in and regularly throughout their stay. We work with each resident, family members, and health practitioners to create the right plan of care for each person.

    Care-related services include, but are not limited to:

    • Care staff, including a licensed nurse, at facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Personal care assistance with activities of daily living
    • Medication assistance and administration
    • Mobility assistance
    • Continence maintenance
    • On-site visits from the medical physician and/or nurse practitioner, dentist, podiatrist, home health, physical therapists, and others.

    Learn more about our assisted living program.

    Memory Care Neighborhood

    Along the Journey is Priority Life Care’s memory care programming. The Along the Journey program was created for our seniors with memory impairments. It helps families and caregivers develop strong relationships. A successful transition involves supporting residents in their new environment and being a resource for the family.

    Goals of Along the Journey:

    • Create a safe and comfortable environment for residents
    • Offer consistent, well-trained caregivers specific to dementia care
    • Provide care based on residents’ abilities and needs, with respect to the individual’s culture and preferences
    • Achieve the highest quality of life possible through cueing and assistance
    • Be a resource and provide support to families, staff, and other residents

    At Carolina Gardens at Harbison, we use activities to help reduce residents’ agitation, improve their mood, and encourage social interaction. Popular activities include morning coffee (hydration) and news, listening to music, spiritual programs, ice cream socials, reminiscing, trivia, and puzzles. One-on-one sensory activities may also be used to help residents relax and have a good night’s rest.

    Learn more about our memory care program.

    Short-Term Respite Care

    Residents in our short-term respite care program receive all of the amenities and care in our assisted living or memory care programs, but for a shorter, predetermined length of stay. Respite care is for loved ones who may need a little help after a hospital or rehab stay, or when caregivers plan a family vacation or just need some time to relax and recharge. We are here for you. Call and ask us about our respite care package.

    Learn more about short-term respite care.

  • Amenities

    Amenities

    Our apartments are sunny, with large windows. Interior rooms are painted in tasteful neutral colors, and include private bathrooms and personal heating and cooling. With mostly private apartments and a couple of semi-private apartments, we are an affordable choice for all seniors.

    In addition to their apartments, residents can take advantage of all of the amenities that Carolina Gardens has to offer:

    • Three meals a day
    • Restaurant-style dining
    • Alternative sandwich of the day as well as our “always offered” menu
    • 24-hour care Staff
    • Licensed nurse
    • Nursing call system
    • Memory care
    • Along the Journey programming
    • Large community areas for socializing
    • Weekly housekeeping, laundry and trash service
    • Beautifully landscaped courtyard(s)
    • Outdoor walking paths
    • Exciting and fulfilling daily activities
    • Membership to the Harbison Recreation Center
    • Local community outings
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Utilities included
    • Digital cable included
    • Telephone hookup
    • Pet friendly (Assisted Living only)
    • Independent climate control (Assisted Living only)
    • State-of-the-art security and fire safety systems
    • Transportation for medical appointments (Wednesdays only)
    • On-site salon/barber
    • On-site physicians
    • On-site therapy – physical, occupational, and speech
    • On-site hospice care
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  • Contact

    Contact Information

    We would love to hear from you! Our friendly staff is here to answer all of your questions.

Carolina Gardens Senior Living at Harbison 803-749-7889
Office Hours Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST Saturday – Call for appointment Sunday – Call for appointment

About Carolina Gardens Senior Living at Harbison

Carolina Gardens at Harbison is an assisted living and memory care community conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Our community provides a tranquil home away from the hustle and bustle, while still granting residents easy access to Columbia’s attractions. We are a four-minute drive to Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital, and we’ve been recognized by readers of The State as “best in health care” in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

When you walk into our Carolina Gardens, it feels like home. Our lobby is large and welcoming. We have lots of areas to gather with friends and family. The grounds are beautiful, with crepe myrtle trees lining our walkways. Our garden setting is very popular with our residents, who enjoy relaxing in the shade and chatting with friends. Residents are also encouraged to plant in our community garden.

Carolina Gardens at Harbison boasts large private apartments with garden and greenery views. In our assisted living area, residents may choose to have a ground level patio or large deck off their apartment. Our seniors can’t go wrong with the beautiful scenery in our community.

Life Enrichment Programming

Tell us what you love to do! The Carolina Gardens at Harbison Life Enrichment program schedules many activities and local outings. All our activities have a purpose and are essential to keeping our seniors healthy. We use our Life Enrichment program to naturally help nurture our seniors mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.

Resident days start with an exercise regimen that may include stretching, chair yoga, and other appropriate exercises for our seniors. Throughout the day, we delve into our seniors’ interests such as arts and painting, devotion, singing, weekly shopping, and lunch club outings. Residents also keep integrated by taking advantage of their free membership to the Harbison Community Center. Seniors are treated to arts and crafts, swimming, out-of-town tours, and community events.

You’ll find programming at Carolina Gardens at Harbison keeps our residents vibrant and in touch with our local community. Our spirited program inspires each resident to lead a fulfilling and active life.

Dining Program

Join us for three meals a day, plus snacks! The dining experience is a great way to meet friends and enjoy our friendly staff. Each meal is home cooked and served in our dining room. We offer a wide variety of different proteins and sides with each meal. The menu changes seasonally to offer the same foods residents would prepare at home. Our staff members are pleasant and meet with each resident so we may accommodate to individual tastes, preferences, and food allergies.

Care and Services

Assisted Living

At Carolina Gardens at Harbison, our focus is supporting our residents’ independence and overall wellness.

The care that each resident receives at Carolina Gardens is unique to his or her needs. Each resident’s activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and hygiene, are assessed upon move-in and regularly throughout their stay. We work with each resident, family members, and health practitioners to create the right plan of care for each person.

Care-related services include, but are not limited to:

  • Care staff, including a licensed nurse, at facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Personal care assistance with activities of daily living
  • Medication assistance and administration
  • Mobility assistance
  • Continence maintenance
  • On-site visits from the medical physician and/or nurse practitioner, dentist, podiatrist, home health, physical therapists, and others.

Learn more about our assisted living program.

Memory Care Neighborhood

Along the Journey is Priority Life Care’s memory care programming. The Along the Journey program was created for our seniors with memory impairments. It helps families and caregivers develop strong relationships. A successful transition involves supporting residents in their new environment and being a resource for the family.

Goals of Along the Journey:

  • Create a safe and comfortable environment for residents
  • Offer consistent, well-trained caregivers specific to dementia care
  • Provide care based on residents’ abilities and needs, with respect to the individual’s culture and preferences
  • Achieve the highest quality of life possible through cueing and assistance
  • Be a resource and provide support to families, staff, and other residents

At Carolina Gardens at Harbison, we use activities to help reduce residents’ agitation, improve their mood, and encourage social interaction. Popular activities include morning coffee (hydration) and news, listening to music, spiritual programs, ice cream socials, reminiscing, trivia, and puzzles. One-on-one sensory activities may also be used to help residents relax and have a good night’s rest.

Learn more about our memory care program.

Short-Term Respite Care

Residents in our short-term respite care program receive all of the amenities and care in our assisted living or memory care programs, but for a shorter, predetermined length of stay. Respite care is for loved ones who may need a little help after a hospital or rehab stay, or when caregivers plan a family vacation or just need some time to relax and recharge. We are here for you. Call and ask us about our respite care package.

Learn more about short-term respite care.

Amenities

Our apartments are sunny, with large windows. Interior rooms are painted in tasteful neutral colors, and include private bathrooms and personal heating and cooling. With mostly private apartments and a couple of semi-private apartments, we are an affordable choice for all seniors.

In addition to their apartments, residents can take advantage of all of the amenities that Carolina Gardens has to offer:

  • Three meals a day
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Alternative sandwich of the day as well as our “always offered” menu
  • 24-hour care Staff
  • Licensed nurse
  • Nursing call system
  • Memory care
  • Along the Journey programming
  • Large community areas for socializing
  • Weekly housekeeping, laundry and trash service
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyard(s)
  • Outdoor walking paths
  • Exciting and fulfilling daily activities
  • Membership to the Harbison Recreation Center
  • Local community outings
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Utilities included
  • Digital cable included
  • Telephone hookup
  • Pet friendly (Assisted Living only)
  • Independent climate control (Assisted Living only)
  • State-of-the-art security and fire safety systems
  • Transportation for medical appointments (Wednesdays only)
  • On-site salon/barber
  • On-site physicians
  • On-site therapy – physical, occupational, and speech
  • On-site hospice care

Media Gallery

Contact Information

We would love to hear from you! Our friendly staff is here to answer all of your questions.

Testimonial

“Since the search was for dad, I let him have a lot of the input as to where he wanted to go. This community was nice. We liked it a lot. The community appeared clean and well maintained. The staff was nice, friendly, and professional.”

– Anonymous, senioradvisor.com

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