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-BoydCertified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-BoydCertified 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
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."
Alpine House of Columbus
Customers appreciate Alpine House of Columbus, with one reviewer stating, "This is a clean assisted living community and the food is very good. There are a lot of activities for us to enjoy, plus the staff is always cheerful.”
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Berkeley Square, with one reviewer saying, "We chose Berkeley Square because we had a good experience with them in the past and the service was excellent. They have very good staff members. My aunt who is a resident there says the food is excellent. The cleanliness is very good and they also have activities for the residents to enjoy."
Brookdale Lakeview Crossing
Residents and their family members appreciate the culture of care at Brookdale Lakeview Crossing. One reviewer says, “My brother is doing very well here, he likes the community and his apartment. He says that the food is very good with lots of choices. There are also a lot of activities and special events that he enjoys.”
Carriage Court of Grove City
Customers talk about the team effort at Carriage Court of Grove City. One reviewer says, "The people at Carriage Court are very cordial and are doing a good job with our mom. She enjoys the activities, food, and lifestyle."
Carriage Court of Hilliard
Customers talk about the team effort at Carriage Court of Hilliard. One reviewer says, "We started with a respite stay for grandma and she loved it so much here, she moved in! The staff has all been a pleasure, friendly, helpful, and patient. Grandma has picked up new hobbies and found her appetite again. Thank you!"
Claremont Retirement Village
Residents and family members talk about excellence in care at Claremont Retirement Village. One reviewer says, "What stood out was that the people were very friendly and they offered the assisted living services that we think our aunt might later need. They have all kinds of things going on, like cards, movies, Bible studies. They have an emergency button that the residents can press to let the staff know that they're up and okay, and we appreciate that.”
Creekside at the Village
Residents and family members talk about community engagement offered at Creekside Village. One resident stated, "Creekside at the Village is quite luxurious, comfortable, and ‘home-like’. But, what is special and not easy to come by is the quality of the staff — their kindness and professionalism. It is very convenient that Creekside at the Village is located next door to the Jewish Community Center, which offers endless activities. I am very much at home living here and proud that our community has such a residence."
Danbury Senior Living in Columbus
Residents and family members alike enjoy the quality of service at Danbury Senior Living in Columbus. One reviewer says, "The meals and food were very good as the staff worked to make sure there were opportunities for socialization during meals. The activity groups had variety and were interesting to attend. Danbury is a great value socially, physically and financially.”
Gardens of Scioto
Residents talk about the quality atmosphere at Gardens of Scioto. One resident says, "I started living at Gardens of Scioto five years ago. Since then I have experienced very professional care extended with dedication and understanding. I am very happy with my choice.”
Hilliard Assisted Living & Memory Care
Residents and family members alike appreciate the engaging lifestyle at Hilliard Assisted Living and Memory Care. One reviewer says, "The staff of caregivers always have smiles on their faces. Both of my parents felt comforted in knowing that the care team was there to escort them to the doctor, administer their medications, and provide compassionate assistance whenever they needed it. "
Customers are pleased with the quality of the community given at Kensington Place. One resident says, "Kensington is a great atmosphere with great scenery. The staff are all very kind and treat the residents wonderful. I have loved living here because of the many activities and wonderful food."
Customers appreciate the atmosphere at Mayfair Village, with one reviewer stating, "My mom lives at Mayfair Village. It is in a convenient location and well priced. They have bingo, and they have music occasionally. I like that they keep my mom active.”
Oakleaf Village of Columbus
Oakleaf Village of Columbus is an assisted living community located in Columbus, Ohio. Offering a warm and welcoming place where residents always feel at home, this facility is a great fit for seniors who enjoy a homelike environment but also need a little extra help with activities of daily living. Oakleaf offers a variety of senior services and amenities. Residents are able to receive the professional care they need, whether they require a minimal amount of assistance to maintain their independence or more extensive care. Care services include medication administration, food preparation, mobility assistance, and household maintenance.
In addition to the daily care services offered, Oakleaf Village also provides customizable service packages for each resident, which include:
- 24/7 care staff
- On-site physical therapy
- Mobile lab
Customers appreciate Oakleaf Village, with one reviewer stating, "We just moved into Oakleaf. They've been very helpful. They have activities that my father is really interested in and a library in the facility. They also allowed three of his cats to move in. The people here have been so helpful, cheerful, and outgoing."
Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing
Residents and family members praise the specialized care offered at Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing, with one reviewer saying, "My Grandmother lived at Sanctuary for fourteen years. She enjoyed living there [and] was well taken care of."
StoryPoint Grove City
Customers talk about the sense of community at StoryPoint Grove City. One reviewer says, "The staff is key to my review. The building is beautiful, but it is the people that make the experience. Everyone you pass in the halls is friendly and has a look of not only being willing to help but wanting to help. The community just feels like a place to call home.”
Summit's Trace Healthcare Center
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Summit Trace, with one reviewer saying, "I have been a resident at Summit's Trace and I have really enjoyed my stay here. The staff has been very helpful and nice to me. The facility is clean and the food has been good. My health has improved and I have a new zest for life."
Sunrise of Gahanna
Residents and their families are pleased with the lifestyle offered at Sunrise of Gahanna. One reviewer says, “My aunt lives here and the location is grand. It is close to shopping, attractions, and restaurants. The care is wonderful and the staff is very attentive.”
The Ashford on Broad
Residents enjoy the atmosphere at The Ashford on Broad. One reviewer says, "The Ashford on Broad is a lovely, caring, senior-centered community. The Ashford also hosts fun activities for seniors who live outside of their community like bingo tournaments. If you are looking for a senior living community that will cater to your needs and/or those of your loved ones, I highly recommend The Ashford on Broad."
The Forum at Knightsbridge
Residents are impressed by the supportive staff at The Forum at Knightsbridge. One reviewer commented, "This is a wonderful and beautiful facility. The care is above and beyond; you can feel the love for their patients when you walk in the door.”
The Woodlands of Columbus
Customers appreciate the caring staff at The Woodlands of Columbus. One family member says, “After seeing kindness and compassion from the staff, I knew my grandfather was in good hands. I would recommend this facility to anyone in the area who is looking for a first-rate assisted living provider.”
Village at Westerville Retirement Center
Customers appreciate the team effort at Village of Westerville. One family member says, “Our family is a great fan of this Village at Westerville, where both of my parents lived for about five years. The care is top-notch, the people are friendly, and the food is good. This is a very supportive environment.”
Villas at St. Therese
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Villas of St. Therese, with one reviewer saying, "Villas at St. Therese has been excellent and very positive. The rooms are comfortable, they have all the right equipment, and they are up-to-date and nice. My dad loves the food and the dining room. They have Bingo, brain teaser exercises, exercises, and movie nights. They play games, cards, and dominoes; they do a lot of good stuff."
Wesley Glen Retirement Community
Customers enjoy the atmosphere and facilities provided for their loved ones. One reviewer stated, "We love Wesley Glen. The grounds were beautiful, the buildings very communal, and the staff is kind and friendly, and overall a nice assisted living facility."
Willow Brook Christian Home
Residents and family members talk about the specialized care offered at Willowbrook Christian Home, with one reviewer saying, "Willow Brook Christian Home has to be one of the nicest facilities I have ever been in. My grandfather is very happy here."
Worthington Christian Village
Worthington Christian Village is an assisted living community located in Columbus, Ohio. With a long-standing tradition in faith-based senior care services, this non-profit facility is a great fit for seniors who need a little extra help with activities of daily living. Comprehensive care services provide seniors with personalized assistance during their activities of daily living. Medication management, personal care, laundry, and housekeeping services bring ease to senior living. Worthington offers well-appointed apartment homes that are available in single or double occupancy.
Worthington offers a wide range of activities and amenities. On-site worship services are available for residents. All meals and snacks are provided throughout the day, with table service. Other services and amenities include:
- Exercise programs
- Library services
- Banking services
- Personal care plans
- Scheduled outings
- Licensed dietitians and social workers
- All utilities, including cable
Residents and family members talk about the quality atmosphere at Worthington Christian Village, with one reviewer saying, "Worthington Christian Village was very nice, very peaceful, and it was set back off the road. It has quality staff, and it was a nice facility."
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-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older adults, air quality, climate.
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