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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Columbia area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 165 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Columbia
  • Read more than 1,320 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Columbia is $5,000, which is the same as the state average of $5,000 and higher than the national average of $4,300.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Columbia, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 165 communities in the Columbia area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Columbia area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Arbor Terrace Fulton
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Townhomes
Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Arbor Terrace Fulton offers seniors the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that assistance is on hand as and when needed. To ensure help is provided quickly and efficiently, there is a 24-hour emergency response system in place. A friendly concierge service can answer any questions, such as information about upcoming trips or transportation schedules. The community offers multiple ways for seniors to meet their daily movement goals including walking clubs and exercise classes, which also offer opportunities for social interaction. Residents can express themselves at arts and crafts or relax with a favorite read in the community library.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members are not only impressed with the quality of food but also the sizeable portions. The many activities available also ensure seniors are always engaged. One relative explains, "My mom has been living here for almost a year and she loves it. She enjoys all the activities and claims the food is amazing with good portions.
4.76 out of 5 stars
(32) Reviews
11584 Scaggsville Rd., Fulton, MD 20759
Brighton Gardens of Columbia
Brookdale Olney
Grace House Assisted Living
Lorien Harmony Hall
Marian Assisted Living
Shangri-La Assisted Living
Sunrise of Columbia
Sunrise of Silver Spring

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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