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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Anderson

Residential care facilities in South Carolina are licensed and regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing. The Board has the authority to conduct unannounced inspections to ensure facilities are complying with regulations, serve legal notices on those found to be non-compliant and revoke licenses from facilities that don’t raise their standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Anderson

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, Anderson is a very affordable place to live. Using a national average of 100 as a guide, Anderson scores 84.7, which is also below the state average. However, the site also concludes that Anderson’s average health costs are above average. This figure doesn’t include residential care fees, which are below average.
  • Statistics published by Neighborhood Scout reveal that Anderson has above-average violent and property crime, with the hotspots appearing to concentrate in the center of the city. Neighborhoods in the northwest, such as Hammond and Northlake, have lower levels of crime. A feature of many assisted living facilities is 24/7 surveillance systems, a known deterrent for criminals.
  • Despite its compact size, Anderson has excellent medical facilities. The AnMed Health Medical Center is ranked #7 in the state and rated as high-performing in a number of procedures, particularly in dealing with heart attacks and strokes. There’s also a high number of physicians registered to treat Medicare recipients. Additionally, only 40 minutes north in Greenville, there’s Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, ranked #2 in South Carolina.
  • Senior Solutions is a nonprofit that provides transportation for older residents in Anderson County and its neighbors. It operates a non-emergency door-to-door service for seniors who need to make medical appointments, go shopping or for any other purpose. All of its drivers are CPR and First Aid-certified and trained in passenger safety and defensive driving techniques.
  • Anderson boasts one of the most comfortable climates for seniors in the state and the country. Snowfall is only about two inches annually, so slippery sidewalks aren’t common. The city also gets 16 more sunny days than average. January is the coldest month, with temperatures hovering around 31 degrees, while July regularly sees highs of 90 degrees.
  • Although Anderson’s air quality of 47 is below the U.S. average of 58, its excellent water quality scores 85, greatly surpassing the national average of 55.

Paying for Assisted Living in Anderson

The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey shows assisted living costs in Anderson to be $2,800. On average, seniors pay $1,188 less per month for care than their peers across the state and $1,500 less than the typical American. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Anderson’s competitive monthly fees of $2,800 are only bettered by Sumpter’s assisted living facilities, which typically charge around $2,200 for their services. In nearby Spartanburg, costs leap to $4,095, while in the state capital, Columbia, they’re higher still, at $4,299.

Anderson

$2,800

South Carolina

$3,988

The United States

$4,300

Spartanburg

$4,095

Sumpter

$2,200

Columbia

$4,299

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It’s normal for senior care costs to reflect the levels of care and facilities provided, which explains adult day care’s costs of $1,343 per month. This type of care doesn’t include accommodation, and the seniors are more able-bodied. What’s unusual in Anderson is its low assisted living costs, which are $1,200 less than home care and $1,299 below home health care’s typical fees, even though assisted living can also include basic medical services. Normality returns with nursing home costs. A typical semiprivate room costs $7,730, while $8,608 per month gets a private room.

Home care

$4,000

Home health care

$4,099

Adult day health care

$1,343

Assisted living

$2,800

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7,730

Nursing home (private room)

$8,608

Note: Data for Anderson was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Greenville, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Anderson

Anderson and the state of South Carolina provide public assistance for seniors who need help paying for an assisted living facility through the Medicaid State Plan. Eligibility for the program is open to seniors over the age of 60 who meet all Medicaid program criteria and those who are receiving the Optional State Supplement (OSS) to the federal Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). Family supplementation for private rooms is not allowed.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in South Carolina

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Anderson

Anderson’s appeal for seniors is partly due to the number and variety of free resources on offer. The following are a few of what’s available and include methods of minimizing long-term care costs, solutions to resolving care quality issues and ways to engage with the local senior community.

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Jo Brown Senior Center

(864) 231-2237

The Jo Brown Senior Center welcomes adults aged 55 and older, managing a rotation of programs and services designed around the seasons and national events. These include indoor activities in colder months, such as bingo and dancing and outdoor activities in summer, including trips to local farmers' markets and historical sites. The center can also help eligible seniors access some benefits, such as vouchers for the farmers' markets.

VA Aid and Attendance Benefits

(803) 647-2400

U.S. military veterans and their spouses residing in assisted living communities can apply for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. It's a monthly payment included in the VA pension for the purpose of paying some residential care costs. Not all vets qualify, so it's worth checking eligibility by calling the nearest veterans services center in Greenville or using the free online tool provided by VeteranAid.org. Payments can vary. For example, an individual vet with an annual MAPR amount of $18,243 and a dependent spouse can get an increase of up to $27,549.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

(800) 868-9095

SHIP counselors are impartial advisors funded by the federal government who specialize in helping seniors understand their Medicare plans and identify shortfalls in their insurance. The counselors won't try to sell plans, but they may introduce private health care insurance to help seniors cover their long-term care costs. The counselors can also source ways of reducing costs for eligible seniors and support those who have been denied Medicare.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

(800) 868-9095

Senors residing in assisted living communities, their families and third parties can register complaints about the facilities to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, who will investigate and seek resolutions with the owners. The ombudsman doesn't charge a fee for their services, which also includes ensuring residents in senior care facilities know their rights and providing access to inspection reports so seniors can make more informed choices.

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Jo Brown Senior Center(864) 231-2237

The Jo Brown Senior Center welcomes adults aged 55 and older, managing a rotation of programs and services designed around the seasons and national events. These include indoor activities in colder months, such as bingo and dancing and outdoor activities in summer, including trips to local farmers' markets and historical sites. The center can also help eligible seniors access some benefits, such as vouchers for the farmers' markets.


VA Aid and Attendance Benefits(803) 647-2400

U.S. military veterans and their spouses residing in assisted living communities can apply for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. It's a monthly payment included in the VA pension for the purpose of paying some residential care costs. Not all vets qualify, so it's worth checking eligibility by calling the nearest veterans services center in Greenville or using the free online tool provided by VeteranAid.org. Payments can vary. For example, an individual vet with an annual MAPR amount of $18,243 and a dependent spouse can get an increase of up to $27,549.


State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)(800) 868-9095

SHIP counselors are impartial advisors funded by the federal government who specialize in helping seniors understand their Medicare plans and identify shortfalls in their insurance. The counselors won't try to sell plans, but they may introduce private health care insurance to help seniors cover their long-term care costs. The counselors can also source ways of reducing costs for eligible seniors and support those who have been denied Medicare.


Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 868-9095

Senors residing in assisted living communities, their families and third parties can register complaints about the facilities to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, who will investigate and seek resolutions with the owners. The ombudsman doesn't charge a fee for their services, which also includes ensuring residents in senior care facilities know their rights and providing access to inspection reports so seniors can make more informed choices.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Anderson

Anderson-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in South Carolina

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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ErcSim

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of North Pointe

Bebe and her staff are really great working with the residents on both assisted living and memory care units. My father-in-law has flourished under their care. They’ve gotten him to do activities...

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Shannon

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Anderson

Brookdale Anderson looked like quite a resort, and that's good. I thought the rooms looked fine. The place was clean. They had a pool and quite a few things. This was the biggest of all the places...

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Mandy

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of North Pointe

My mother in law was there for seven months and we couldn’t have been happier with her care. She was well loved and cared for until her passing. Staff was caring and so helpful during the last days...

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