About Us

Our Heart Is In Serving

We are a thriving, unique community of residents, staff, and volunteers, dedicated to supporting each other in living each day to its fullest.

Premier Assisted Living Communities

We offer you and your loved ones a premier assisted living experience at any of our Columbia Cottage communities. We were the first in Pennsylvania to have multiple communities licensed as Assisted Living, and we continue to be the only licensed Assisted Living residence in the areas we serve. Our ability to deliver seven levels of care in a warm, homelike setting that appreciates each resident’s unique personality is just part of what makes Columbia Cottage a leading assisted living community.

Columbia Cottage is the only assisted living community in the area to provide seven levels of care. This gives your loved ones the ability to age in place, or to stay among familiar faces and familiar environments as their physical and social needs change. Our range of professional and personalized services ensures residents receive the right amount of care, right when they need it. We are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care while taking the time to learn each resident’s personal preferences and desires for getting the most out of their daily life at the Cottages. (This philosophy is known as person-centered care, and it is integral to how we operate day-to-day.)

A Staff that Serves

Our reputation is built on our commitment to our residents and their families to provide safety, kindness, and the highest levels of care. We fulfill this commitment by selectively employing staff who are skilled, uphold our values, and finds true joy in serving others.

We stand on our core values of honoring God, putting people first, and building trust among those we serve and those who partner with us. By these values we create a community where higher standards are more than the job description: they provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. We allow this moral compass to direct our personal and professional decisions at Columbia Cottage. As a result, those who live here always feel valued, cared for, and part of a trusting relationship.

Horst Management Services

Columbia Cottage is owned by Lancaster-based Horst Group, Inc. and operated by Horst Management Services, a senior living community operations and management firm. Horst Management Services has more than 20 years of experience in developing, managing, and operating senior living communities with specific expertise in assisted living. With this level of experience, Columbia Cottage benefits from smooth operations, quick resolution to any building or maintenance issues, and expert organizational oversight.

Horst Management Services is outspokenly committed to the core values shared by every company in the Horst Group. They have a reputation for excellence, particularly in spearheading guidelines related to assisted living design and operations. They provide an array of consulting, management, and operational services to Columbia Cottage, all with the intent of building the type of facilities anyone would be excited to join.

Horst Group, the parent company of Horst Management Services, is a fifth-generation family-owned business. They have been building strong client relationships for over 120 years. While the business started in the field of construction, they grew to include additional core businesses: senior care, property management, construction, and insurance. As business continued, the Horst Group name became synonymous with integrity, quality, and collaboration. These qualities safeguard Horst Group companies’ stability and trustworthiness.