In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Columbus area, our team of researchers sorted through 348 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 39 hours researching assisted living communities in Columbus
  • Interviewed 19 facility staff members
  • Read more than 208 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 26 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 Columbus is $4,170, which is barely higher than the state average of $4,278 and the national average of $4,000.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Columbus, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 348 communities in the Columbus area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Columbus 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.

Abbington of Arlington
Studio, 1BR/2BR
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
Abbington of Arlington is a senior living community located in Columbus, Ohio. Specializing in providing independence to residents and families, this facility is a great fit for seniors who need a little extra help with activities of daily living but also enjoy the ease of a maintenance-free lifestyle. At an all-inclusive rate, Abbington provides trained staff that are available 24 hours a day, so residents can get help with any daily activity. Social and recreational activities keep residents engaged while housekeeping and laundry services are performed. Medication administration with a licensed nurse on staff ensures optimal wellness. In addition, a local pharmacy delivery service adds extra convenience. Three meals and planned snacks are provided each day. Abbington offers private, well-appointed suites that feature private rooms with kitchenettes and private bathrooms in a one-story design for easy access. Each suite is customizable and comes with complimentary telephone and cable services.
What Residents are Saying:
Customers talk about the engaging lifestyle offered at Abbington of Arlington, with one reviewer stating, "Abbington of Arlington is an amazing facility. The building itself is very clean and is maintained. The facility feels very home like. The staff is always very friendly and willing to help. The nurses are very attentive to the residents' needs. I feel at ease knowing my family member is in good hands at Abbington of Arlington."
4 out of 5
(11) Reviews
1320 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Alpine House of Columbus
Berkeley Square
Brookdale Lakeview Crossing
Carriage Court of Grove City
Carriage Court of Hilliard
Claremont Retirement Village
Creekside at the Village
Danbury Senior Living in Columbus
Gardens of Scioto
Hilliard Assisted Living & Memory Care
Kensington Place
Mayfair Village
Oakleaf Village of Columbus
Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing
StoryPoint Grove City
Summit's Trace Healthcare Center
Sunrise of Gahanna
The Ashford on Broad
The Forum at Knightsbridge
The Woodlands of Columbus
Village at Westerville Retirement Center
Villas at St. Therese
Wesley Glen Retirement Community
Willow Brook Christian Home
Worthington Christian Village

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

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.

Assisted Living Directory Tool

Quickly search our comprehensive directory

Show Filters
Finance Options:
Property Info:
Health Services:

Showing of Communities