Answers to frequently asked questions about Friendship Village and senior living in Columbus

Friendship Village Columbus (FVC) is a Life Plan Community, which means we offer the plan for your future. Having a plan that combines the safety net provided by the availability of healthcare with the freedom from the day-to-day tasks that come with homeownership allows residents to live life to the fullest. Life Plan ensures placement for care services at a set price. Life Plan combines the freedoms and benefits of independent living with preferred access to on-site care for life. You have the assurance of a full continuum of quality care for unlimited days at a predictable cost, for life, with guaranteed access to assisted livingmemory care, and skilled nursing at essentially the same monthly fee as your current residence. A Life Plan Community like Friendship Village Columbus provides the perfect opportunity to plan, live, and love your retirement.

When you choose a Life Plan Community like Friendship Village Columbus, you put a plan in place for the future. As your needs change, you don’t have to move. Everything is right here under one roof: independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. FVC offers a variety of contract options, including Life Care, Life Choice, and rental agreements. This pricing structure provides more flexibility for your future.

  • The Life Care agreement provides the greatest control over limiting your future healthcare costs. For a one-time full entry fee, you receive secured, set pricing for unlimited use of assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing over the course of your lifetime. The return of capital option is 50 percent refundable. Because this option is a type of pre-paid healthcare, there is also the potential for significant tax-related savings.
  • FVC’s Life Choice agreement allows you to pay a lower entrance fee and receive a discount on future healthcare costs as well as up to 10 free days in the Health Care Center or short-term assisted living in a calendar year. The return of capital option is 50 percent refundable.
  • A rental agreement is designed for those who prefer no upfront entry fee. Our rental agreement is an a la carte type contract, meaning you pay as you use services. Cable, Wi-Fi, internet, and utilities are included.

Having a plan that provides a safety net that includes access to healthcare and freedom from the day-to-day tasks of homeownership allows residents to live life to the fullest.

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Yes. Friendship Village Columbus has short and long-term leasing contracts available for independent living apartments.

Pets are welcomed in Friendship Village Columbus apartments. Please contact a marketing representative at (614) 890-8282 or click here for more information.

Assisted living costs vary by community and even by state. There are some financial assistance programs, such as Medicaid, veteran’s programs, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Social Security. Other funding sources include reverse mortgages, life insurance benefits, assisted living loans, and long-term care insurance. Visit for more information about financial assistance and funding options for assisted living/senior living. This resource includes an assisted living financial resource locator tool, as well as tips for developing a financial plan for assisted living. There’s even a home care vs. assisted living cost calculator for reference.

The cost for assisted living, home care, and adult day care varies by state. Learn more about  financial assistance and senior care costs in Ohio. This webpage will help Ohio residents understand assisted living, home care, and adult day care costs throughout the state. It also explores the payment options and financial assistance programs available to assist in caring for the elderly in residential care or for aging in place at home