Columbia Assisted Living

There are 2 Assisted Living Facilities in Columbia, MO and 0 Assisted Living Facilities nearby. The average cost of Assisted Living in Columbia, MO is $2,275 per month.

Other Assisted Living Facilities

  • Bluff Creek Terrace

    Columbia, MO 65201
    Assisted Living
  • Lenoir Woods

    Columbia, MO 65201
    Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities

Information About Assisted Living in Columbia

Columbia, located in the middle of Missouri, is the fifth largest city in the state. It has a population of a little over 100,000 and has been voted the second “Best Place to Live in the United States” by Money Magazine.

Residents of assisted living in Columbia will have multiple opportunities to enjoy the city known as “The Athens of Missouri.” Columbia lives up to its nickname due to the economic growth, quality healthcare and cultural opportunities that can be found there.

Columbia Attractions

Seniors who choose assisted living in Columbia enjoy a thriving music scene. The Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival attracts some of the best Jazz and Blues musicians from across the country, as does the Blind Boone Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival each year.

To sample music, food and fun from local retailers, Columbia seniors head to The District, the city’s thriving downtown corridor. Lined with historic architecture and home to more than 110 retail stores and over 70 restaurants, The District is a vibrant center of activity both day and night.

Columbia Senior Activities

The Fifty Plus Program offered by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department gives seniors the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities such as fitness classes, crafts, games, tours, dancing and martial arts.

Activities for the program are held at the Stephens Lake Activity Center which has a large craft room and other multi-purpose rooms for various events.

Residents of assisted living in Columbia will enjoy interacting with other seniors while participating in the multitude of classes and activities offered by the city.

Columbia Medical Facilities

University Hospital is a 274-bed facility that provides critical care treatment for residents of assisted living in Columbia and other local citizens. The hospital has the only helicopter service and Level I trauma center in the area and also houses a diabetes center, sleep disorders center, burn intensive care unit and has the latest advances in medical technology. Other services at University Hospital include heart care, digestive health and orthopedic surgery.

Columbia Transportation

Public bus service is provided by Columbia Transit. Buses run Monday through Saturday with convenient business hours. Extended hours are offered Thursday through Saturday. Residents of assisted living in Columbia who are unable to ride the fixed route bus service due to a disability can take advantage of curbside paratransit service.

Seniors enjoying assisted living in Columbia feel like they are living in the cultural heart of Missouri due to the city’s fantastic festivals, delicious dining and gorgeous state parks. View a list of local assisted living communities on our Columbia Assisted Living page.

Written by senior housing staff writer.

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Columbia, MO Assisted Living Costs

The median cost of Assisted Living in Columbia is $2,275 per month. Assisted Living costs range from $1,700 to $5,100 depending on location and other factors.

Cost of Assisted Living Facilities near Columbia, MO

City Minimum Cost Maximum Cost Median Cost
Saint Louis, MO$1,829$4,050$2,913
Springfield, MO$1,650$3,750$2,250
Springfield, IL$2,700$4,605$3,675
Peoria, IL$1,800$5,880$3,600
Columbia, MO$1,700$5,100$2,275
Saint Joseph, MO$1,400$4,050$2,325
Joplin, MO$1,874$3,540$2,940
Jefferson City, MO$1,563$5,100$2,725
Cape Girardeau, MO$1,310$3,810$2,714
Ks City, MO$1,832$4,515$2,685
Source: Genworth - 2013

Cost of Assisted Living in Missouri

Although many seniors enjoying assisted living in Missouri pay out-of-pocket, there are additional options to help cover the costs. The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits to certain veterans and surviving spouses that can help pay for assisted living. Others choose to look into facilities that accept Medicaid or long-term care insurance policies.

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