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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Batesburg
Just minutes away from South Carolina’s state capital is the town of Batesburg. Seniors, who make up about 17 percent of the city’s population, can stroll by tree-lined peach trees, explore museums and visit botanical gardens in Batesburg. There are no assisted living facilities in Batesburg, but there are four nearby in Lexington.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Batesburg
- The cost of living in Batesburg-Leesville is 84, which is among the lowest rates in the state and is helpful for seniors on a budget.
- Crime is high in the city. The rate of violent offenses is 81, which is above the state’s violent crime rate of 55. Property crime rates are lower at 63, which is 39 percent higher than the state rate. Seniors are encouraged to take precautions when out in the city.
- The weather in the city is mild, with a comfort index of 66 of 100. Seniors will see 217 sunny days each year and only 1 inch of snow annually. Batesburg accumulates 46 inches of rain throughout the year.
- The town has many attractions and restaurants. Seniors may enjoy the Fine Arts Center, which has beauty pageants, dance competitions and concerts all year round. There is also the Indian Trail Golf Course for active residents and even a drive-in to watch movies nearby.
- COMET provides mass transportation for the area, and seniors can get around with a discounted fare. Also, eligible residents on Medicare and those age 65 and above can request the COMET Half-Pass identification card for free to reduce the fare to half the price.
- Batesburg has an array of community resources for seniors, including I-Care, an organization that provides referral services and insurance counseling, among many other services, and four senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Batesburg
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Batesburg start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Batesburg and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Batesburg
If seniors need help paying for long-term care in a residential setting, the state has two waivers for seniors with limited financial resources. Elderly South Carolinians can apply for the Community Choices Waiver or the Elderly and Disabled Waiver through Medicaid.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.
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 Batesburg
Batesburg and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Batesburg, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Batesburg
Batesburg-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.