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Who We Are

The planning for construction of Residences at Vantage Point, Howard County’s only Life Plan retirement community for adults age 60 and older offering the security of life care, began many years before we opened our doors in 1990 (when we were still known as Vantage House).

The project blossomed into a natural extension of Columbia’s essential premise—that one’s life is enriched by the community in which he or she lives. Not only is Residences at Vantage Point located in the physical heart of Columbia, it represents part of the city’s virtual heart as well. Inclusiveness is a hallmark of who we are: non denominational, welcoming people of all beliefs and backgrounds to an openhearted environment designed to maximize the best life has to offer.

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Wellness is our culture; health care is our promise. Every facet of Residences at Vantage Point is designed to promote eight dimensions of wellness, from the physical to the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, social and environmental.

Today more than 300 residents call Vantage Point their home. The community offers 203 independent apartments, 26 assisted living apartments, 24 memory care apartments, and comprehensive nursing care with 44 private and semi-private accommodations. And, because freedom of choice is vitally important, new residents can select from two types of residency agreements when joining the community, an “all-inclusive” LifeCare Plan or a Fee-for-Service Plan.

Because we’re a not-for-profit, privately owned corporation, we don’t answer to shareholders. We are accountable only to our residents and their families, and we take their trust in us very seriously. In fact, we believe it’s why so many people have chosen to call us home.

To assist Residences at Vantage Point in maintaining a first-quality retirement community, the corporation works with Life Care Services LLC (LCS) of Des Moines, Iowa, a recognized leader in the management of full-service retirement communities, provides management services to Residences at Vantage Point. LCS currently manages more than 130 communities with more than 35,000 residents.