Somerford Place - Columbia
Overall Rating 5.0 / 5.0 ★★★★★
Lee Ann Stedman★★★★★ a month ago
I recently took a tour of Somerford Place with Darlene Sellers, Marketing and Community Relations Director. The Somerford community is truly a community atmosphere. When you walk through the secure doors, you are stepping into a small town from a time gone by. Residents are free to walk throughout without being restrained by locked doors or distracting lights and sounds. It seems that every effort has been made to make the space welcoming and like home for their residents. If someone chooses to walk out a side door into a garden, they are free to take the path which leads them around half the building. They can enjoy a stroll without people chasing them down because the outdoor space is secure even though there is little sign of it to the casual observer. A gathering of souls was on the back patio, enjoying a visit from a therapy dog and her owner who was chatting with the residents. Every staff member we passed was friendly and their interactions with the residents and each other was supportive and encouraging. The mood is high in Somerford Place. And from the looks of the menu and smells coming from the kitchen, the food is great. Their kitchen is staffed by an actual chef who takes pride in the meals served. While no one wants to ever have to face memory loss and cognitive decline such as Alzheimer's and Dementia, Somerford Place and staff seem dedicated to making their stay as comfortable and home-y as possible. Kudos to them!
Sandy Mack★★★★★ 4 months ago
Linda Jensen 2 months ago On April 6, 2017, I moved my 66-year-old husband, into Somerford Place as his dementia had progressed to the point that it was no longer safe for him or myself to be in the home environment. When I arrived at Somerford place after looking at several facilities I was greeted with a much different and friendly approach from the staff. From the very beginning, the entire staff made me feel like they truly cared and understood the emotional impact this has on a family. Will, the Executive Director, spent a great deal of time with me and my friend, Sandy, who has been with Dick and I for three years as he has progressed through this process. At Somerford Place, I felt like there was someone there to hold my hand all the way through the admission process and on the day we arrived, the welcome my husband received brought tears to my eyes. The entire staff is beyond reproach, Judi, the Programming Director, is so caring and engaging; Maggie, the Chef, welcomes you with open arms and special dietary requests; Christiana, the Resident Services Director, makes herself so available and works with you to get your loved one settled in; and lastly each home takes ownership of their area with such excellent and caring staff like Lesley, in Ellicott Mills. There is a true sense of community for the residents and their families. I highly recommend that you schedule a tour of Somerford Place and find out what an exceptional community it truly is and could be for your loved one.
Johnathan Patek★★★★★ 3 months ago
This place is absolutely amazing. I just started doing community service hours and honestly expected the staff to be tired and impatient with the patients here but everyone was very nice and took all the time their patients needed and are especially nice to one another. I truely feel like everything they do at Somerford is the best they can possibly do for their guests staying there and that they really do take great care of the patients staying there ??
Mary Beth Luber★★★★★ 2 months ago
The team at Somerford Place Columbia genuinely cares about their resident's safety, comfort and well-being. Their head chef, Maggie, prepares delicious and creative cuisine that resident's, families and visitors can all enjoy! ~MB Luber, Senior Service Provider
Mark Krause★★★★★ 4 months ago
We moved my mother to Somerford Place four months ago when she could no longer live independently, and we could not be happier with the care she has received. From the moment we walked in the door for a tour we felt like this is the right place for her to be at this stage of her life. The entire staff is caring, friendly and attentive to mom's needs. We are already bonding with many of the family members of other residents. Will, the Executive Director, has on more than one occasion provided extremely helpful advice on how to handle situations involving the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. I highly recommend scheduling a tour to see whether Somerford Place is the right place for your loved one.
|Facility Name||Somerford Place - Columbia|
|Facility Address||8220 Snowden River Parkway|
|Facility Contact||Heather Zeiss|
|Certification Type||Medicaid Waiver|
|Program Name||Assisted Living Programs|
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