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

  • Sorted through 37 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Columbia
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 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 $3,750, which is considerably higher than the state average of $2,881 and lower than the national average of $4,051.

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 37 communities in the Columbia area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute 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.

Ashbury Heights of Jefferson City
12
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms
Assisted Living, Day Services
Not Listed
Ashbury Heights offers personalized care and assistance for seniors with its customized services plans, which helps residents live as independently as possible while still receiving the services they need. Its private studios and deluxe one-bedroom suites provide a comfortable living space, where residents can surround themselves with their own keepsakes and furnishings, along with individually controlled heating and air conditioning. The community provides security for seniors who need some assistance with daily living, such as housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, administering medication administration and other activities. Though given privacy, residents have ample opportunity for companionship, with opportunities to enjoy delicious meals with new friends and neighbors. The community helps bridge the gap between the independence of living alone and a skilled nursing facility, providing personal care in a homelike environment by certified staff who are available 24 hours a day.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members note how convenient it is that staff aids residents with getting to doctor appointments, providing referrals, and offering activities for residents. One family member says, "Ashbury Heights was a perfect fit ... because it is a very small facility and they are like family." Another family member says, "The staff is friendly and caring."
4.21 out of 5
(16) Reviews
834 Weathered Rock Ct.,
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Bluff Creek Terrace Senior Living
Bristol Manor of Boonville
Bristol Manor Of Centralia
Bristol Manor of Jefferson City
Candlelight Lodge
Cedarhurst Of Columbia
Churchill Terrace
Colony Pointe
Fulton Presbyterian Manor
Hartmann Village Senior Living
Heisinger Bluffs
Hillcrest Assisted Living
Lake George Independent and Assisted Living
Lenoir Woods
Mill Creek Village Senior Living
Primrose Retirement Community of Jefferson City
StoneBridge Oak Tree
Villa at Blue Ridge
Westbrook Terrace Senior Living

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

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
amenities.

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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