Rice Estate is a faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Community that serves older adults throughout their retirement with a variety of levels of care. As an extension of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Rice Estate offers residential options for active lifestyle living, assisted living, and nursing care. Health care and rehabilitation services in our Arbor Center are also available on-campus.
Lutheran Homes also operates Lutheran Hospice in the Upstate, Midlands, and Lowcountry while providing BeWell Home Services, a non-medical home care program, and BeWell@Home, a healthcare membership program, across the state.
With a rich history and a passion for serving older adults, Rice Estate invites you to learn about our welcoming community and organization, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina.
With over a century of experience in senior health care, we have offered state-of-the-art, compassionate care for residents and clients for generations.
Coming from numerous disciplines and fields, our leadership team comes together to join their strengths in creating an environment for superior health care.
Located in Columbia, Rice Estates is a tranquil community within the bustle of city living.
It is because of our wonderful volunteers that we continue to make a difference in the lives of those who call Rice Estate home.
Believing in the presence of God, the value of human life and the dignity of the individual, the mission of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc. as a ministry of the church, is to promote the well-being of older adults by providing residential, health care and hospice services.
As a ministry built on trust, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina will be:
LHSC is a ministry of the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We demonstrate our faithfulness through the provision of programs and services that reflect our Christian heritage and commitment to holistic care for people of all faiths and beliefs.
We value and respect our residents, patients, clients, their families, our employees, volunteers, donors and other partners.
Our commitment is to continuously improve quality through processes that support the delivery of our care and services through teamwork, staff development and empowerment of our employees and volunteers
We accept our fiduciary and stewardship responsibilities. We efficiently manage the resources of LHSC in order to be a financially strong organization. We utilize measurable outcomes and a system for reporting of progress toward goals attainment. We comply with all laws, rules and regulations and promote a quality living and work environment.
We adhere to our values and are honest and ethical in all communications and actions.
LHSC offers a continuum of care and services focused on the individual needs of our residents, patients, clients and their families.
LHSC commits to provide its employees a safe working environment, competitive compensation, opportunities for training and development, and the leadership to achieve LHSC’s mission and vision for the future.
LHSC utilizes a disciplined strategic management process to implement planned development strategies based on current and future needs of our target populations.
If everyone took five minutes out of their day to help someone in need or to make a difference in the life of someone else, to put a smile on their face or turn their day into a great one, what would our world look like?
With that very idea in mind, we have created a program within our community and that of our sister programs and communities to put in that extra effort that will touch the life of someone we serve. Whether it’s ensuring their birthday doesn’t go unnoticed or taking the time to carry in groceries for a resident, when our staff sees someone in need they see an opportunity to make a difference.
Because of this new initiative, our residents are happier, our team more fulfilled, and relationships between everyone within the Lutheran Homes of South Carolina that much stronger.
Click here to learn more about our employee recognition program.