Columbia Presbyterian Community
Columbia Presbyterian Community is celebrating 30 years of service. As a faith based, not-for-profit, Life Plan Community*, a full spectrum of lifestyle options are offered.
• Independent and Assisted Living
• Memory Support
• Short-term Rehabilitation**
• Skilled Nursing
• Outpatient Rehabilitation
Located at the end of Davega Drive in Lexington, the community boasts a beautiful, natural setting with walking paths and a boardwalk to the Saluda River. Residents enjoy conveniences of maintenance-free living while pursuing personal interests.
Part of Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, an organization that has been serving seniors for more than 58 years, the Columbia Presbyterian Community has a wellness focus that supports people’s desire to stay fit and well.
At Columbia’s wellness center, personal training is offered in addition to exercises like Tai Chi to promote balance and strength. Life enrichment programs include book reviews, movies, trips, pet visits, cooking, bridge, bunko, musical events and more. The community has a full-time chaplain who provides spiritual guidance and leads devotions, Bible studies and vespers. Residents of all faiths are welcome.
*Formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Life Plan communities offer peace of mind knowing a plan is in place should health care needs arise. LeadingAge, the national association of not-for-profit senior living organizations announced in November 2015 that CCRC terminology will transition to Life Plan Community.
**Open to non-residents.
“In the spring of 2003, my grandmother had a stroke,” shares David Coker, owner of Comfort Keepers. “My mother and her sister were constantly running back and forth to assist her with her needs, and they really needed a break. After doing a little research about Comfort Keepers and meeting with them in Ohio, I came back to South Carolina ready to bring that same service. It has been a great experience ever since, providing quality care for so many seniors and others throughout the Midlands and being one of the few business I know of where you are fortunate enough to get thank you cards from your clients. Columbia has been great to us, and we have serviced thousands of clients in the area.”
Comfort Keepers now has 600+ franchise offices nationwide, and they handle the Columbia, Sumter and Florence markets. They provide assistance with household tasks, such as light housekeeping and meal preparation, and personal care tasks, such as bathing and grooming. Comfort Keepers offer their clients a wide range of companionship services, including conversation, walks, errands, (including transportation), as well as assistance with hobbies and other interests. By providing the right mix of in-home senior care services, they are able to help your loved ones maintain independence while enhancing their quality of life.
Daybreak Adult Care Services
For more than 15 years, Daybreak Adult Care Services has provided nonmedical services to seniors in their own homes. These clients’ needs can vary greatly. Some seniors might need someone to drive them to run errands, or someone to help them take care of a pet. Others might need around-the-clock assistance. Care is generally given in private residences, but some clients are in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
“Daybreak is bigger than most local companies, so we have a lot more resources,” owner Coker Day states. If a regular caregiver isn’t at work one day, someone else will be there. “I guarantee you that we won’t miss a shift, because we have so many great caregivers.” On the other hand, Coker doesn’t want “a revolving door” of people coming in and out. “We do everything we can to make sure you don’t have too many caregivers and that you have consistent caregivers coming to your home. Our focus is to keep our clients happy and safe in their own environment.”
Daybreak Adult Care serves clients in Columbia, Lexington, Aiken and Hilton Head.
Laurel Crest Retirement Center
Life is about choices. What to wear, where to go, when to move … when people make the choice to live at Laurel Crest, they are choosing to control their lives. Laurel Crest is situated on the banks of the Saluda River across from downtown Columbia — connecting with both nature’s splendor and the rich culture and history of Columbia. Laurel Crest gives residents the ability to spend time doing what they love by handling the work of home maintenance, cooking and cleaning. Residents join Laurel Crest from a wide range of professions and places — connecting friends, often old and new. When deciding to join Laurel Crest, residents are selecting more than a new home. They are choosing to control their destiny. Their life plan community offers peace of mind with continuing care — where residents can transition to assisted living, memory care and nursing care.
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina
A trusted provider of older adult services for more than 100 years, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, demonstrates commitment to the well being of people of all faiths through providing residential, healthcare, hospice and home-based services. Renowned for innovative and compassionate care, Lutheran Homes recognizes the importance of valuing and respecting their residents, patients, clients and families. When you choose Lutheran Homes’ service continuum, you embark on an enriching journey for successful aging.
BeWell@Home blends benefits found with long-term care insurance and traditional retirement living, in your own home. BeWell@Home Services offers non-medical, in-home, support. Continuing care retirement communities offer independent adults a choice of single-family garden homes, cottages or apartments with amenities for a chore-free lifestyle. Assisted Living provides fulltime residency and support with daily living and flexible options to participate in programs during the day or night while living at home. Memory Support programs are more than secured with trained staff providing specialized care for persons with memory concerns. Rehabilitation and HealthCare Centers deliver comprehensive rehabilitation for short-term recovery and outpatient programs to give treatment continuity after returning home. Continual support is offered for long-term nursing care. Lutheran Hospice helps people with life-limiting illnesses and their families focus on life quality and comfort.
Many families may be unprepared to make decisions about retirement living, in-home services, rehabilitation, long-term care or end-of-life care. Lutheran Homes’ trained and caring specialists understand older adult needs and help families balance care responsibilities by providing residential living, healthcare, memory support care, education, and referral to available resources, throughout the state:
• BeWell@Home — Statewide
• BeWell Home Services — Midlands, Lowcountry, Upstate and Aiken
• Franke at Seaside — Mount Pleasant
• The Heritage at Lowman — Chapin
• Rice Estate — Northeast Columbia
• RoseCrest — Inman
• Lutheran Hospice — Midlands, Lowcountry and Upstate
Lutheran Homes believes that wellness can be optimized at any life stage with knowledgeable and caring staff to guide individuals to select programs that best fit their personal needs and interests. Their award-winning BeWell programs promote spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, social and vocational wellness. Some people desire cultural enrichment or spiritual renewal, while others thrive with bustling activity and social interaction. Across the service continuum, Lutheran Homes has a combination of programs to suit many needs.
Discover what your friends and neighbors already know. Let Lutheran Homes’ programs help support you and your family. Choose to be in good company.
Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
Still Hopes is Columbia’s first Life Plan Community. A 44-acre master-planned continuing care retirement community (CCRC), the wooded enclave is just minutes from downtown Columbia. It’s the community that’s designed to make life easier with the added reassurance that extra care is available should your needs change.
Trade the hassle of maintaining a large home for a luxury cottage or water-view apartment on a historic preserve that’s moments from downtown dining, arts, entertainment and shopping. Private Indigo Woods cottages feature a two-car garage, generous floor plan, modern interiors, stainless steel appliances and outdoor living areas. For those who prefer apartment living, choose from a variety of locations, sizes and layouts with spacious rooms, high ceilings and walk-in closets.
WellPointe, an independent living expansion expected to be available in 2020, will include lifestyle, wellness and healthcare amenities to add ease, enjoyment and peace of mind to everyday life. Residences will feature generous floor plans, natural finishes and light-filled interiors. Enjoy underground parking, access to Still Hopes’ state-of-the-art wellness center, and a large, shared outdoor courtyard with a fire pit and seating.
Every Still Hopes home is fully maintained for you — no yard work, home repairs, utilities or property taxes. We handle regular housekeeping, maintenance and landscaping so you can spend time on the people and activities you enjoy.
Still Hopes brings helpful amenities right to you including four dining options, a 12,000 square-foot fitness center with an indoor heated pool, a chapel, beauty salon, transportation, walking trails, community garden and more. Choose how you’ll enjoy each day — whether exploring a new adventure, taking a class, exercising with friends or enjoying a community social event.
Should your healthcare needs change, comprehensive, high-quality care is available within Still Hopes, including Medicare-certified rehabilitation, in-home assistance, skilled nursing and memory support. Concierge Suites are available for those who wish to live independently with support for activities of daily living.
The Solutions for Living at Home brings superior home care to individuals of all ages living at Still Hopes or in Columbia. Caregivers of adults who need assistance due to dementia or Alzheimer’s can turn to the day program for educational and recreational programs that challenge minds, keep bodies moving and lift spirits.
Embrace the ease you’ve earned. Learn more about Still Hopes or visit for lunch and a tour. See the active, rewarding life that awaits you.
The Village at Southlake
Here you’ll find personal touches and activities unique to the vibrant community and a comfortable lifestyle that is right for you. Just two miles from downtown Lexington, The Village at Southlake combines the beauty and recreation of Lexington with the amenities and services you’ve come to expect from an exceptional retirement community.
You will have the opportunity to continue your active lifestyle while still enjoying all of the extras that are offered, including: monthly rental with no buy-in or long-term lease; well-appointed finishes in each residence; an active and engaging Life Enrichment program; three meals served daily from the seasonal menu designed by a chef; maintenance and landscaping; all utilities except for telephone; housekeeping service; emergency call system; swimming pool and fitness center; private clubhouse; and a washer and dryer in each residence.
Escape to The Village at Southlake and join them for the good life.