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Carolina Gardens Senior Living at West Columbia

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Carolina Gardens Senior Living at West Columbia 2705 Leaphart Rd. West Columbia, SC 29169 803-939-3000
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 West Columbia

    Carolina Gardens at West Columbia is an assisted living and memory care community located off of U.S. Route 378 between I-20 and I-26 in West Columbia, South Carolina. Our location is convenient for residents’ families and friends who live throughout the Columbia metro area. We are less than two miles from the area’s major hospital, Lexington Medical Center, and situated next to a skilled nursing and rehab community.

    The Carolina Gardens at West Columbia campus hosts four separate communities for easy living. The assisted living area includes two-level villa apartments with options of large studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Our two memory care neighborhoods are secure, one-level buildings that provide options of private and semi-private apartments with private bathrooms.

    All four buildings surround a beautifully landscaped shared courtyard that allows residents to enjoy the features of gardening, walking, and relaxation. We also offer an outside area for pet therapy.

    Life Enrichment Programming

    Carolina Garden’s Life Enrichment program boasts many activities and local outings that give our residents a purpose every day. Purpose-driving activities in our community include: “Operation Bedroll,” where residents make mattresses for the homeless. Residents also create holiday cards with children’s groups for an inter-generational experience. Memory care residents participate in making dog treats for local animal shelters.

    Have you heard of the Melody Makers Choir? It’s Carolina Garden’s very own musical group, which performs not only in our community, but in surrounding senior living communities as well.

    In addition to regularly scheduled activities such as church services and Bible study, special cooking activities, Friday happy hour and live entertainment, we offer history and education presentations. Past presentations include how to utilize new technology, travel exhibits from the South Carolina State Museum, Civil War relics, the Five Wishes educational series, and more.

    Programming at Carolina Gardens keeps us vibrant and in touch with our surrounding community. You’ll find our spirited program inspires residents to lead fulfilling and active lives.

    Dining Program

    Join us for three meals a day, plus snacks! The dining experience is a great way to meet with friends and enjoy our friendly staff. Each meal is home cooked and served in our dining room. Residents are invited to attend “Chefs Corner,” a monthly meeting to discuss the current menu.  Our goal is to ensure that we provide not only what’s required but what our residents enjoy the most … a delicious and positive dining experience. Meals change every day, and we are very accommodating to individual tastes, preferences, and food allergies.

  • Care & Services

    Care and Services

    Assisted Living

    At Carolina Gardens at West Columbia, 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 the 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
    • Weekly visits from outside physician
    • On-site visits from the dentist, podiatrist, home health, and others

    At Carolina Gardens at West Columbia, we have an on-site rehabilitation gym when additional therapy is needed after an event or injury. A physician’s order is necessary, and our outside therapy group can help. This convenience can help a resident get back to their regular routine quickly.

    Learn more about the benefits of assisted living.

    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’s a way to facilitate strong relationships between families and caregivers. A successful transition involves supporting the resident in their new environment and being a resource for the family.

    Goals of Along the Journey:

    • Create a safe and comfortable environment for residents
    • Provide consistent, well-trained caregivers specific to dementia care
    • Provide care based on each resident’s 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 West Columbia, we use activities to help reduce residents’ agitation, improve their moods, 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 the benefits of memory care.

    Short-Term Respite Care

    Residents in short-term respite care receive all of the amenities and care in our assisted living or memory care options, 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 the benefits of short-term respite care.

  • Amenities

    Amenities

    We have many different apartment styles to suit everyone’s needs. Our large one-bedroom apartments are approximately 550 square feet, and include a living room, separate bedroom, kitchenette and full-size refrigerator, walk-in closet, and handicap-accessible bathroom. Our studio deluxe apartments are approximately 435 square feet and include a spacious living area, kitchenette, walk-in closet, and handicap-accessible bathroom. Our studio apartments are large enough for a bed and sitting area and provide a private bathroom.

    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 menu
    • 24-hour care Staff
    • 24-hour licensed nurse on call
    • Nursing call system
    • Along the Journey programming
    • Memory care secured building
    • Secured community 5 p.m. – 9 a.m.
    • Large community areas for socializing
    • Weekly housekeeping, laundry and trash service
    • Library for relaxing and reading
    • Beautifully landscaped courtyard
    • Outdoor walking paths
    • Exciting and fulfilling daily activities
    • Local community outings
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Utilities included, excluding telephone
    • Free cable
    • Telephone hookup
    • Pet friendly
    • Independent climate control
    • Fire safety systems
    • Transportation to medical appointments
    • On-site salon/barber
    • Weekly physician services
    • Contracted therapy – physical, occupational, and speech
    • Contracted 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 West Columbia 803-939-3000
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 West Columbia

Carolina Gardens at West Columbia is an assisted living and memory care community located off of U.S. Route 378 between I-20 and I-26 in West Columbia, South Carolina. Our location is convenient for residents’ families and friends who live throughout the Columbia metro area. We are less than two miles from the area’s major hospital, Lexington Medical Center, and situated next to a skilled nursing and rehab community.

The Carolina Gardens at West Columbia campus hosts four separate communities for easy living. The assisted living area includes two-level villa apartments with options of large studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Our two memory care neighborhoods are secure, one-level buildings that provide options of private and semi-private apartments with private bathrooms.

All four buildings surround a beautifully landscaped shared courtyard that allows residents to enjoy the features of gardening, walking, and relaxation. We also offer an outside area for pet therapy.

Life Enrichment Programming

Carolina Garden’s Life Enrichment program boasts many activities and local outings that give our residents a purpose every day. Purpose-driving activities in our community include: “Operation Bedroll,” where residents make mattresses for the homeless. Residents also create holiday cards with children’s groups for an inter-generational experience. Memory care residents participate in making dog treats for local animal shelters.

Have you heard of the Melody Makers Choir? It’s Carolina Garden’s very own musical group, which performs not only in our community, but in surrounding senior living communities as well.

In addition to regularly scheduled activities such as church services and Bible study, special cooking activities, Friday happy hour and live entertainment, we offer history and education presentations. Past presentations include how to utilize new technology, travel exhibits from the South Carolina State Museum, Civil War relics, the Five Wishes educational series, and more.

Programming at Carolina Gardens keeps us vibrant and in touch with our surrounding community. You’ll find our spirited program inspires residents to lead fulfilling and active lives.

Dining Program

Join us for three meals a day, plus snacks! The dining experience is a great way to meet with friends and enjoy our friendly staff. Each meal is home cooked and served in our dining room. Residents are invited to attend “Chefs Corner,” a monthly meeting to discuss the current menu.  Our goal is to ensure that we provide not only what’s required but what our residents enjoy the most … a delicious and positive dining experience. Meals change every day, and we are very accommodating to individual tastes, preferences, and food allergies.

Care and Services

Assisted Living

At Carolina Gardens at West Columbia, 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 the 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
  • Weekly visits from outside physician
  • On-site visits from the dentist, podiatrist, home health, and others

At Carolina Gardens at West Columbia, we have an on-site rehabilitation gym when additional therapy is needed after an event or injury. A physician’s order is necessary, and our outside therapy group can help. This convenience can help a resident get back to their regular routine quickly.

Learn more about the benefits of assisted living.

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’s a way to facilitate strong relationships between families and caregivers. A successful transition involves supporting the resident in their new environment and being a resource for the family.

Goals of Along the Journey:

  • Create a safe and comfortable environment for residents
  • Provide consistent, well-trained caregivers specific to dementia care
  • Provide care based on each resident’s 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 West Columbia, we use activities to help reduce residents’ agitation, improve their moods, 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 the benefits of memory care.

Short-Term Respite Care

Residents in short-term respite care receive all of the amenities and care in our assisted living or memory care options, 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 the benefits of short-term respite care.

Amenities

We have many different apartment styles to suit everyone’s needs. Our large one-bedroom apartments are approximately 550 square feet, and include a living room, separate bedroom, kitchenette and full-size refrigerator, walk-in closet, and handicap-accessible bathroom. Our studio deluxe apartments are approximately 435 square feet and include a spacious living area, kitchenette, walk-in closet, and handicap-accessible bathroom. Our studio apartments are large enough for a bed and sitting area and provide a private bathroom.

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 menu
  • 24-hour care Staff
  • 24-hour licensed nurse on call
  • Nursing call system
  • Along the Journey programming
  • Memory care secured building
  • Secured community 5 p.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Large community areas for socializing
  • Weekly housekeeping, laundry and trash service
  • Library for relaxing and reading
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyard
  • Outdoor walking paths
  • Exciting and fulfilling daily activities
  • Local community outings
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Utilities included, excluding telephone
  • Free cable
  • Telephone hookup
  • Pet friendly
  • Independent climate control
  • Fire safety systems
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • On-site salon/barber
  • Weekly physician services
  • Contracted therapy – physical, occupational, and speech
  • Contracted hospice care

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Contact Information

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

Testimonial

“I am happy with the care from this community. This is a clean community, and we like that they have a patio off Mom’s room that she enjoys. We would recommend this community for the great value and care that is offered.”

– Anonymous

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