Local facilities offer an abundance of choices, whether the prospective resident is yourself or a loved one.

Saving for retirement all those years hasn't been easy. Once you get there, one decision can be the most challenging and important: Where will you live out your golden years? That's where Columbus C.E.O.'s list of more than 55 senior living communities can help. We've organized a host of options into a convenient package for your perusal.

For some, staying independent is essential. That's why many facilities offer apartments and patio homes, along with plenty to keep the average resident busy. Communities include everything from fitness centers with personal trainers to movie theaters and scheduled daily activities.

There are plenty of facilities with more security, too, offering the extra help you or your loved ones might need. Thirty of our listed communities are staffed with at least one doctor, and several staffs include nurses, therapists, dentists, podiatrists and other professionals. Levels of support vary, too, including Alzheimer's and memory care units.

Even if your budget is tight, you don't have to sacrifice. Our list includes options in all price ranges, so that you can find the best fit for you.

ABACO REHABILITATION AND NURSING FACILITY

740 Canonby Place

Columbus 43223

(614) 224-5738

www.abacorehab.com

Date Opened: 1986

Total Units and Rates: 101 nursing, $195 a day

Professional Staff: 8 doctors, 20 nurses

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day; 24-hour nursing coverage; IV management; accepts Medicare, Medicaid, insurance and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

ABBINGTON OF ARLINGTON

1320 Old Henderson Road

Columbus 43220

(614) 451-4576

www.abbingtononline.com

Date Opened: 1998

Total Units and Rates: 44 assisted, $2,000 to $3,100 a month

Professional Staff: wellness program to coordinate nursing care, physical therapy and other medical services

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day and snacks, all-inclusive rates, housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, on-site beauty parlor, one-story design, personal care

Services: transportation, classes, 24-hour security

ABBINGTON OF PICKERINGTON

9480 Blacklick-Eastern Road

Pickerington 43147

(614) 577-0822

www.abbingtononline.com

Date Opened: 2000

Total Units and Rates: 48 assisted, $2,200 to $3,200 a month

Professional Staff: wellness program to coordinate nursing care, physical therapy and other medical services

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, all-inclusive rates, housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, on-site beauty parlor, one-story design, personal care

Services: transportation, classes, 24-hour security

ABBINGTON OF POWELL

3971 Bradford Court

Powell 43065

(614) 789-9868

www.abbingtononline.com

Date Opened: 2002

Total Units and Rates: 48 assisted, $2,100 to $3,200 a month

Professional Staff: wellness program to coordinate nursing care, physical therapy and other medical services

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, all-inclusive rates, housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, on-site beauty parlor, one-story design, personal care

Services: transportation, classes, 24-hour security

AMBER PARK RETIREMENT AND ASSISTED LIVING

401 Hill Road N.

Pickerington 43147

(614) 834-3113

Date Opened: 2009

Total Units and Rates: 86 assisted, $475 to $1,275 a month

Professional Staff: 13 nurses

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day and snacks, 24-hour nursing care, activity program, chef-prepared meals, housekeeping, scheduled transportation

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes

CARRIAGE COURT OF LANCASTER

800 Becks Knob Road

Lancaster 43130

(740) 654-4422

www.meridiansenior.com

Date Opened: 1996

Total Units and Rates: 36 assisted, $3,060 a month; 16 memory care, $3,060 a month

Professional Staff: six nurses

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day and snacks, 24-hour staffing, life enrichment activities, individualized care plans, secure environment

Services: transportation, 24-hour security

CHAPEL GROVE INN

1400 Chapel Way

Heath 43056

(740) 522-4663

www.chapelgroveinn.com

Date Opened: 2003

Total Units and Rates: 69 assisted, $2,806 to $3,965 a month; 30 dementia care, $4,728 a month

Professional Staff: one doctor, 12 nurses

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, aviary, café, chapel, movie theater, social pub

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes

CLAREMONT RETIREMENT VILLAGE

7041 Bent Tree Blvd.

Columbus 43235

(614) 761-2011

www.claremontretirement.com

Date Opened: 1988

Total Units and Rates: 137 independent, $1,675 to $2,160 a month

Professional Staff: two nurses

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, emergency pull cords, housekeeping, ranch-style apartments, screened-in patios

Services: transportation, 24-hour security

COLUMBUS COLONY HOUSING I

1165 Colony Drive

Westerville 43081

(614) 890-6152

Date Opened: 1979

Total Units and Rates: 106 independent, based on 30 percent of resident's income

Amenities: one dining area serving one meal a day, commissary store, laundry room, provide interpreter, on-site beauty parlor, van

Services: transportation, classes

COLUMBUS COLONY HOUSING II

1105 Colony Drive

Westerville 43081

(614) 794-2011

Date Opened: 2001

Total Units and Rates: 49 independent, based on 30 percent of resident's income

Amenities: laundry room, library room, multipurpose room, interpreter, van

Services: transportation, classes

CREEKSIDE AT WEXNER HERITAGE VILLAGE

2200 Welcome Place

Columbus 43209

(614) 559-5500

www.whv.org

Date Opened: 2005

Total Units and Rates: 83 assisted, $2,000 to $5,000 a month

Professional Staff: one doctor, eight nurses, social workers, home health aides, recreational therapist

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, assistance/nursing, beauty salon, fitness salon, full-service dining, on-site medical center, personal care

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

DUBLIN RETIREMENT VILLAGE

6470 Post Road

Dublin 43016

(614) 764-2800

www.seniorstar.com

Date Opened: 1989

Total Units and Rates: 134 independent, $3,250 to $4,570 a month

Professional Staff: home health available on-site 24 hours a day

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, ballroom dancing classes, Dakim brain fitness program, free transportation in Franklin County, located near Dublin Methodist Hospital, walking trails

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

EDGEWATER PLACE ASSISTED LIVING

11351 Lafayette Plain City Road

Plain City 43064

(614) 873-9700

www.edgewaterplace.us

Date Opened: 2009

Total Units and Rates: 56 assisted, $3,260 to $5,000 a month

Professional Staff: one doctor, five nurses, dietitian, therapists, podiatrist, optometrist, dentist, psychologist

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day and snacks, activity program, creative studio, gazebo, hair salon, memory/respite care, screened-in porches

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

EMERALD CROSSINGS

7220 Muirfield Drive

Dublin 43017

(614) 336-3677

www.brookdaleliving.com

Date Opened: 1999

Total Units and Rates: 54 assisted, $2,500 to $3,275 a month plus care; 30 assisted living memory care, $3,365 to $3,615 a month plus care

Professional Staff: two doctors, 13 nurses, nurse practitioners

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day and snacks, 24-hour nursing care, daily activities and scheduled outings, enclosed courtyards, in-house home health/therapy, medical director, neurologist

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

EMERITUS AT PINNACLE

1305 Lamplighter Drive

Grove City 43123

(614) 277-1200

www.emeritus.com

Date Opened: 2007

Total Units and Rates: 83 assisted, $2,925-plus a month; 23 memory care, $3,025-plus a month

Professional Staff: 24-hour nursing care

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, landscaped grounds, life enrichment program, memory care neighborhood, scheduled transportation

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

FERIDEAN COMMONS

6885 Freeman Road

Westerville 43082

(614) 898-7488

www.feridean.com

Date Opened: 2001

Total Units and Rates: 40 independent, $2,350 to $3,550 a month; 56 assisted, $3,550 to $5,250 a month

Professional Staff: one doctor; six nurses; podiatrist; dentist; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day, activities program, chef-prepared meals, fishing pond, greenhouse, nursing staff

Services: 24-hour medical service, transportation, classes, 24-hour security

FIRST COMMUNITY VILLAGE

1800 Riverside Drive

Columbus 43212

(614) 486-9511

www.firstcommunityvillage.org

Date Opened: 1963

Total Units and Rates: 169 independent, $1,925 to $4,825 a month; 38 assisted, $3,750 to $5,550 a month; 122 nursing, $6,870 to $8,352 a month; 70 memory care, $6,150 a month

Professional Staff: four doctors, 63 nurses

Amenities: seven dining areas serving three meals a day, chapel and chaplain services, emergency call system, fitness center, indoor heated pool, underground garage

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

FORUM AT KNIGHTSBRIDGE

4590 Knightsbridge Blvd.

Columbus 43214

(614) 451-6793

www.theforumatknightsbridge.com

Date Opened: 1989

Total Units and Rates: 143 independent, $2,550 to $5,000 a month; 90 assisted, $4,200 to $6,000 a month; 57 nursing, $6,990 to $8,400 a month; 25 Alzheimer's care, $6,360 a month

Professional Staff: two doctors, 15 nurses

Amenities: six dining areas serving three meals a day, cocktail bar, exercise room, general store, library, multiple activity rooms

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE OF COLUMBUS

5800 Forest Hills Blvd.

Columbus 43231

(614) 890-8282

www.friendshipvillageoh.com

Date Opened: 1978

Total Units and Rates: 228 independent, $1,985 to $3,780 a month; 49 assisted, $3,756 to $6,042 a month; 80 nursing, $215.25 a day for semi-private, $300 a day for private; 14 memory care, $4,740 to $5,887 a month

Professional Staff: three doctors, 39 nurses, therapy staff, nurse practitioners, neurobehaviorist, psychologist, social service, optometrist, dentist, podiatrist, dietitian, community life assistants, wellness coordinator

Amenities: six dining areas serving three meals a day, art studio, coffee shop, fitness center with personal trainer, full-service dining room, personal gardening areas, transportation, woodworking shop, wellness clinic

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE OF DUBLIN

6000 Riverside Drive

Dublin 43017

(614) 764-1600

www.fvdublin.org

Date Opened: 1981

Total Units and Rates: 255 independent, $1,772 to $4,572 a month; 46 assisted, $3,980 to $4,600 a month; 60 nursing, $7,117 to $8,668 a month

Professional Staff: 30 nurses

Amenities: four dining areas serving three meals a day, assisted living and long-term nursing care included, arts and crafts studio with instructor, fitness center with trainer, Olympic-sized pool with classes, one meal per day included

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

GABLES AT GREEN PASTURES

390 Gables Drive

Marysville 43040

(937) 642-3893

www.gablesatgreenpastures.org

Date Opened: 2001

Total Units and Rates: 112 nursing, $201 per day

Professional Staff: five doctors, 40 nurses

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day, 24-hour nursing care, cable television, home-style meals, laundry, therapy services

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes

HILLTOP SENIOR VILLAGE

300 Overstreet Way

Columbus 43228

(614) 276-3017

www.ncr.org

Date Opened: 2001

Total Units and Rates: 200 independent, $306 to $675 a month

Amenities: one dining room serving one meal a day, 24-hour emergency maintenance, beauty salon, cottage-style apartments, dishwashers, small pets welcome

Services: transportation, classes

INN AT FAIRFIELD VILLAGE

1834 Countryside Drive

Lancaster 43130

(740) 689-9944

www.innatfairfieldvillage.com

Date Opened: 2006

Total Units and Rates: 92 assisted, $2,600 to $4,500 a month

Professional Staff: one doctor (medical director), 15 nurses, chef

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day, 24-hour nursing care, Alzheimer's and dementia care, full activity schedule, housekeeping, laundry included, one-floor residence

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

KENDAL AT GRANVILLE

2158 Columbus Road

Granville 43023

(740) 321-0429

www.kag.kendal.org

Date Opened: 2005

Total Units and Rates: 110 independent, $2,598 to $5,039 a month; 12 assisted, $170 a day; 12 nursing, $289 a day

Professional Staff: one doctor, 12 nurses, physician's extender, fitness trainer

Amenities: five dining areas serving three meals a day, art studio, fitness center, indoor pool, library, woodworking shop

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

KENSINGTON PLACE

1001 Parkview Blvd.

Columbus 43219

(614) 252-5276

www.kensingtoncolumbus.com

Date Opened: 1993

Total Units and Rates: 126 independent, $1,750 to $4,000 a month

Professional Staff: one nurse, nurse's aides

Amenities: one dining area serving two meals a day, art studio, café, fitness studio, library, theater

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

LAURELS OF NORWORTH

6830 N. High St.

Worthington 43085

(614) 888-4553

www.laurelsofnorworth.com

Date Opened: 1998

Total Units and Rates: 131 nursing, $194 to $365 a day

Professional Staff: five doctors, 41 nurses, psychiatric nurse practitioner, podiatrist, optometrist

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, electric beds, fine dining with selective menu, in-house therapist, individualized activity programming, therapy gym

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service

LAURELS OF WORTHINGTON

1030 High St.

Worthington 43085

(614) 885-0408

www.laurelsofworthington.com

Total Units and Rates: 98 nursing, $195 a day

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day and snacks, beauty salon, rehabilitation gym, rehabilitation suite, two courtyards

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes

LOVE ZION MANOR

2436 Innis Road

Columbus 43224

(614) 476-3833

Date Opened: 1990

Total Units and Rates: 25 independent, based on 30 percent of resident's income

Amenities: electric, gas, trash and water included; frost-free refrigerators; self-cleaning ovens; unit heaters and air conditioning; wall-to-wall carpeting

MAYFAIR VILLAGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

3011 Hayden Road

Columbus 43235

(614) 889-6202

www.mayfairvillageretirement.com

Date Opened: 1980

Total Units and Rates: 70 independent, $2,431-plus a month; 16 assisted, $3,925-plus a month

Professional Staff: three nurses, resident aides

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, diverse activities, independent living with services, pet-friendly, shopping

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

MELBOURNE VILLAGE

90 Highland Terrace

Worthington 43085

(614) 888-1413

Date Opened: 1975

Total Units and Rates: 82 independent, $575 to $995 a month for two bedrooms, $450 a month for one bedroom

Amenities: activity room, central lounge, close to Worthington Square Shopping Center and Griswold Senior Center, laundry

MILL RUN GARDENS & CARE CENTER

3399 Mill Run Drive

Hilliard 43026

(614) 527-3000

www.millruncarecenter.com

Date Opened: 1997

Total Units and Rates: 36 assisted, $3,390 to $3,720 a month; 66 nursing, $6,390 to $7,560 a month

Professional Staff: two doctors; 15 nurses; state-tested nurses aides; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, bistro menu, courtyards, daily activities with activity room, private apartments, wireless Internet

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

MINERVA PARK NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

5460 Cleveland Ave.

Columbus 43231

(614) 882-2490

www.minervaparknursing.com

Date Opened: 1977

Total Units and Rates: 101 nursing, $210 a day

Professional Staff: four doctors, 30 nurses, nurse practitioner, social worker, dietitian, activities director

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, electric beds, flat-screen televisions, refrigerators, telephones, Wi-Fi

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

MOTHER ANGELINE McCRORY MANOR

5199 E. Broad St.

Columbus 43213

(614) 751-5700

www.mangelinemanor.org

Date Opened: 2005

Total Units and Rates: 147 nursing, $266 a day for private room/private bath, $261 a day for private room/shared bath

Professional Staff: medical director; 170 nurses; state-tested nurses aides; podiatrist; dentist; optometrist; psychiatrist; psychologist; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: seven dining areas serving three meals a day and snacks, 24-hour nursing care, Alzheimer's care, beauty and barber shop, daily Mass, pastoral care

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; 24-hour security

NEW ALBANY GARDENS & CARE CENTER

5691 Thompson Road

Columbus 43230

(614) 855-8866

www.newalbanycarecenter.com

Date Opened: 1998

Total Units and Rates: 36 assisted, $3,300 to $3,700 a month; 67 nursing, $6,600 to $7,500 a month

Professional Staff: two doctors, 25 nurses, dietitian, podiatrist, dentist, optometrist

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, beauty salon, bistro menu services, rehabilitation gym, walking path, wireless Internet

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

OAKLEAF VILLAGE

5500 Karl Road

Columbus 43229

(614) 431-1739

www.oakleafvillage.com

Date Opened: 1985

Total Units and Rates: 121 assisted or independent, $2,009 to $3,314 a month for independent, $2,474 to $4,899 a month for assisted

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, 24-hour staffing, beauty shop, gardening area, full-service apartments, weekly outings

Services: transportation, classes, 24-hour security

PRIMROSE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

1481 Wesley Way

Lancaster 43130

(740) 653-3900

www.primroseretirement.com

Date Opened: 2008

Total Units and Rates: 36 independent, $2,895 to $3,195 a month, $3,095 for villas; 32 assisted, $3,335 to $3,635 a month

Professional Staff: director of nursing, eight nurses

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, beauty shop, exercise room, garages, ice cream parlor, movie theater, pub

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

RAVINE AT CENTRAL COLLEGE

630 S. Sunbury Road

Westerville 43081

(614) 794-1333

www.ncr.org

Date Opened: 2004

Total Units and Rates: 105 independent, based on 30 percent of resident's income for one bedroom, $636 to $989 a month for two bedrooms

Amenities: community room, exercise room, library

Services: 24-hour security

SANCTUARY AT TUTTLE CROSSING

4880 Tuttle Road

Dublin 43017

(614) 760-8870

www.sanctuaryseniorliving.com

Date Opened: 1998

Total Units and Rates: 56 assisted, $3,000 to $4,290 a month; 55 nursing, $6,360 to $7,050 a month

Professional Staff: eight doctors, 20 nurses

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, flat-screen television, in-house pharmacy, kitchenette, private rehabilitation, rated a five-star community by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

SCIOTO COMMUNITY

433 Obetz Road

Columbus 43207

(614) 491-2000

www.sciotocommunity.com

Date Opened: 2003

Total Units and Rates: 15 independent, $450 a month; 25 assisted, $2,800 to $4,500 a month; 125 nursing, $6,500 to $7,300 a month, $11,500 a month for rehabilitation

Professional Staff: two doctors, eight nurses

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day, aqua therapy, driving simulator, indoor and outdoor courtyards, private rehabilitation suites, stroke rehabilitation unit

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

SHARON BROOKE

920 Sharon Valley Road

Newark 43055

(740) 366-7333

www.sharonbrooke.com

Date Opened: 1987

Total Units and Rates: 116 assisted, $2,550-plus a month

Professional Staff: one doctor

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day, beauty and barber shop, courtyard, coffee and ice cream shop, movie theater, walking path

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

STERLING HOUSE OF WESTERVILLE

6377 Cooper Road

Columbus 43231

(614) 901-2100

www.brookdaleliving.com

Date Opened: 1997

Total Units and Rates: 43 assisted, $2,600 to $3,800 a month

Professional Staff: five nurses

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, courtyard, home-like setting, laundry facilities, private apartments, sunroom

Services: transportation, classes, 24-hour security

SUITES AT SARAH MOORE

26 N. Union St.

Delaware 43015

(740) 362-9641

www.sarahmoorehome.com

Date Opened: 1892

Total Units and Rates: 60 assisted, $90 to $125 a day; 32 nursing, $185 to $200 a day

Professional Staff: two doctors; 30 nurses; licensed independent social worker; registered dietitian; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: four dining areas serving three meals a day, cable television, downtown Delaware location, free laundry and housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, no entrance fees, underground parking

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; classes; 24-hour security

SUNRISE OF GAHANNA ASSISTED LIVING

775 E. Johnstown Road

Gahanna 43230

(614) 418-9775

www.sunriseseniorliving.com

Date Opened: 1998

Total Units and Rates: 50 assisted, $2,600-plus a month

Professional Staff: eight nurses; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: four dining areas serving three meals a day, activities to nurture mind and body, housekeeping, memory care, transportation

Services: transportation, 24-hour security

TRADITIONS AT MILL RUN

3550 Fishinger Blvd.

Hilliard 43026

(614) 771-0100

www.ncr.org

Date Opened: 1995

Total Units and Rates: 55 independent, $2,550 to $3,420 a month; 55 assisted, $2,550 to $3,420 a month; 20 Alzheimer's care, $5,400 a month

Professional Staff: two doctors, seven nurses

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day and snacks, activities, brain fitness, chapel, housekeeping, laundry

Services: 24-hour medical service, transportation, classes, 24-hour security

TRILLIUM PLACE

3500 Trillium Crossing

Columbus 43235

(614) 734-1000

www.brookdaleliving.com

Date Opened: 2002

Total Units and Rates: 154 independent, $2,900 to $5,040 a month; 60 assisted, $4,300 to $6,715 a month

Professional Staff: one medical director; six visiting physicians; 12 nurses; licensed social worker; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, beauty shop, general store, indoor pool, private transportation, wellness center

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

VILLAGE AT WESTERVILLE RETIREMENT AND ASSISTED LIVING CENTER

215 Huber Village Blvd.

Westerville 43081

(614) 882-3782

www.villageatwesterville.com

Date Opened: 1978

Total Units and Rates: 78 independent, $2,164 to $3,301 a month; 48 assisted, $4,104 to $5,700 a month

Professional Staff: 15 nurses, two physical therapists, occupational therapist

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, snacks and beverages; all-inclusive rates; beauty and barber salon; free cable; housekeeping and linen service; no long-term contract

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

VILLAS AT ST. THERESE INDEPENDENT LIVING

5253 E. Broad St.

Columbus 43213

(614) 856-9951

Date Opened: 2000

Total Units and Rates: 75 independent, $1,028 to $1,610 a month; 50 assisted, $1,028 to $1,610 a month

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day, beauty shop, coffee and ice cream shop, life-safety pendant system, on-site banking

Services: classes, 24-hour security

WELLINGTON VILLAGE

5863 Scioto-Darby Road

Hilliard 43026

(614) 777-8553

www.wellingtonvillage.com

Date Opened: 2003

Total Units and Rates: 112 independent, $715 to $899 a month

Professional Staff: one nurse

Amenities: community room, exercise room, grocery delivery, hair salon, library, planned activities

Services: 24-hour security

WESLEY GLEN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

5155 N. High St.

Columbus 43214

(614) 888-7492

www.wesleyglen.com

Date Opened: 1969

Total Units and Rates: 152 independent, $1,497-plus a month; 73 assisted, $3,802-plus a month; 81 nursing, $7,118-plus a month; 20 memory care, $7,026-plus a month

Professional Staff: 10 doctors, 49 nurses, director of nursing, state-tested nurses aides, clinic nurse, social worker, chaplain, hospice

Amenities: four dining areas serving three meals a day, bank, beauty salon, health-care center and rehabilitation services, ravine view, close to Graceland Shopping Center, resident clinic, wellness center

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

WESLEY RIDGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

2225 Taylor Park Drive

Reynoldsburg 43068

(614) 759-0023

www.wesleyridge.com

Date Opened: 1998

Total Units and Rates: 106 independent, $1,690-plus a month for condos, $1,672-plus a month for apartments; 60 assisted, $2,820-plus a month; 40 memory care, $6,120-plus a month

Professional Staff: medical director; visiting specialists; 15 nurses; dietitian; social worker; chaplain; hospice; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day, beauty salon, fitness room, general store, ice cream parlor, near Blacklick Metro Park and shopping, rehabilitation services, theater

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

WESTMINSTER-THURBER COMMUNITY

717 Neil Ave.

Columbus 43215

(614) 228-8888

www.oprs.org

Date Opened: 1965

Total Units and Rates: 149 independent, $1,550-plus a month; 68 assisted, $3,148-plus a month; 102 nursing, $228-plus a day; 36 rehabilitation therapy, Medicaid/Medicare/insurance

Professional Staff: two doctors, nurses, pharmacy services, podiatrist, dentist, audiologist, fitness trainer

Amenities: 10 dining areas serving three meals a day, chapel, gardening, pet-friendly, wellness program

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

WEXNER HERITAGE VILLAGE/BEXLEY HERITAGE APARTMENTS

1145 College Ave.

Columbus 43209

(614) 237-2521

www.whv.org

Date Opened: 1979

Total Units and Rates: 140 independent, based on 30 percent of resident's income

Professional Staff: one nurse

Amenities: activities, art classes, emergency call system, health/wellness center, security, service coordinator

Services: transportation, classes, 24-hour security

WEXNER HERITAGE VILLAGE/ZUSMAN HOSPICE

1151 College Ave.

Columbus 43209

(614) 231-4900

www.whv.org

Date Opened: 1951

Total Units and Rates: 150 nursing, $269-plus a day; 5 hospice, $269-plus a day

Professional Staff: three doctors, 62 nurses, dietitians, social workers, physical/occupational/speech therapists, spiritual life team

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day, dementia/Alzheimer's care, on-site medical center, private rooms, rehabilitation services

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

WHETSTONE GARDENS AND CARE CENTER

3710 Olentangy River Road

Columbus 43214

(614) 457-1100

www.whetstonecarecenter.com

Date Opened: 1995

Total Units and Rates: 60 assisted, $3,600 to $5,000-plus a month, $6,500-plus a month for rehabilitation

Professional Staff: six doctors, 30 nurses, podiatrist, dentist, therapists, wound specialist

Amenities: one dining area serving three meals a day and snacks, courtyard, heart health center, housekeeping and laundry service, spacious apartments, transportation

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

WILLOW BROOK AT DELAWARE RUN

55 Delaware Crossing W.

Delaware 43015

(740) 201-5640

www.willow-brook.org

Date Opened: 2009

Total Units and Rates: 106 independent, $1,292 to $1,687 a month; 18 assisted, $4,200 to $5,430 a month; 30 memory care, $5,040 to $5,250

Professional Staff: two doctors, 34 nurses

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day and snacks, activities and events, all-inclusive pricing in assisted living and memory care, walking trails

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes

WILLOW BROOK CHRISTIAN HOME

55 Lazelle Road

Worthington 43235

(614) 885-3300

www.willow-brook.org

Date Opened: 1972

Total Units and Rates: 26 assisted, $4,200 to $5,611 a month; 50 nursing, $7,440 a month

Professional Staff: two doctors; 61 nurses; social worker; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day and snacks, activities and events, all-inclusive pricing in assisted living, award-wining dining, nonprofit

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes

WILLOW BROOK CHRISTIAN VILLAGE

100 Willow Brook Way S.

Delaware 43015

(740) 369-0048

www.willow-brook.org

Date Opened: 1990

Total Units and Rates: 127 independent, $765 to $1,449 a month; 43 assisted, $4,110 to $4,440 a month; 30 nursing, $6,600 to $7,350 a month; 22 memory care, $5,040 to $5,250 a month

Professional Staff: three doctors; 43 nurses; social worker; wellness nurse; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day and snacks, activities and events, all-inclusive pricing in assisted living and memory care, full-service restaurant and banquet center

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes

WOODLANDS ASSISTED LIVING

5380 E. Broad St.

Columbus 43213

(614) 755-7591

www.woodlandsassistedliving.com

Date Opened: 2001

Total Units and Rates: 100 assisted, $2,584 to $4,286 a month; 17 Alzheimer's and dementia care, $4,012 to $4,316 a month

Professional Staff: two doctors, eight nurses, podiatrist, ophthalmologist

Amenities: two dining areas serving three meals a day, emergency response system, enclosed courtyards, privately owned, single story, staff longevity

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN VILLAGE

165 Highbluffs Blvd.

Columbus 43235

(614) 846-6076

www.wcv.org

Date Opened: 1985

Total Units and Rates: 110 independent, $1,694 to $2,942 a month; 38 assisted, $103 to $189 a day; 50 nursing, $204 to $237 a day; 24 independent living cottages, $149,687 initial accommodation fee and $603 monthly maintenance fee

Professional Staff: seven doctors; 30 nurses; registered and licensed dietitian; two licensed social workers; nursing home administrator; physical, occupational and speech therapists

Amenities: three dining areas serving three meals a day, 250-plus volunteers, book and postal services, chapel and worship services, computer lounge, exercise room and programs

Services: 24-hour, on-site medical service; transportation; classes; 24-hour security

Reprinted from the December 2011 issue of Columbus C.E.O. Copyright © Columbus C.E.O.