12 Assisted Living Facilities near Beaufort, SC

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Beaufort, SC

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The Retreat at Lady's Island

Provides: Assisted Living
9 Sunset Blvd, Beaufort, SC 29907
"The Retreat at Lady's Island was just one building, it's newer than the other places, and it was nice. The rooms were on the smaller side, but they had more amenities. They had several different..." More

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Morningside of Beaufort

Provides: Assisted Living
109 Old Salem Road, Beaufort, SC 29902
"My mom has been a resident at Morningside for several years! She suffers from memory issues and can not live alone. She feels at home there and tells me that everyone is so nice both the staff and..." More

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Summit Place of Beaufort

Provides: Assisted Living
1119 Pickpocket Plantation Boulevard, Beaufort,...
"My mother-in-law would probably end up at the Summit Place. We really liked it and we are very pleased with the facility. It was nice and clean. The people were very friendly. The rooms were small..." More

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Bloom at Bluffton

Provides: Assisted Living
800 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910
"Bloom at Belfair was an excellent facility that I would use absolutely. It was inviting. I would recommend it highly. The apartments were in good sizes, and there were choices of floor plans. It..." More

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Brookdale Hilton Head Village

Provides: Assisted Living
80 Main Street, Hilton Head, SC 29926
"My mom is in Brookdale Hilton Head Village. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. They are very proactive as well. She has a one-bedroom apartment, and it has a good size. It is set up well,..." More

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The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

Provides: Assisted Living
421 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
"My mom is now living in The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island. It is a new facility, about a year old. It has an ocean front view and a boat dock. It's beautiful and the décor is marvelous. The best..." More

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River Oaks Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1251 Ladys Island Drive, Port Royal, SC 29935
"My grandmother moved into River Oaks the second week of February. The staff is very accommodating. They allow us to drop in numerous times just to learn how things are going. We didn't have to have..." More

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Brookdale Hilton Head

Provides: Assisted Living
15 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
"My mother was previously in Hawthorne Inn Hilton Head for 7 years. This is where my father lives now. He just moved in a couple of days ago. The facility is nice and well-kept. The staff cares..." More

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Bloom at Hilton Head

Provides: Assisted Living
35 Beach City Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
"I visited Bloom at Hilton Head and saw a variety of rooms. They have single rooms, larger rooms, and studios. It wasn't as nice as the other community I saw, but it's okay, they're doing some..." More

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Canterfield of Bluffton

Provides: Assisted Living
567 N. Okatie Hway, Okatie, SC 29936
"Canterfield of Bluffton is Bluffton's premier senior community! We offer 91 assisted living units, as well as independent living villas. Luxury is our standard! Each unit has crown moldings,..." More

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Helena Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1624 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC 29935
"Helena House had a very friendly and nice atmosphere. They had a nicely kept garden where the people could sit outside. However, it was too expensive, and they were not flexible, so that was a..." More

Life Care Center of Hilton Head

Provides: Assisted Living
120 Lamotte Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29926
"I had heard mixed reviews on this facility. However when my 92 year old mother needed a place to get PT, speech therapy and OT, we chose Life Care Center because it was close to our home. We were..." More

Assisted Living near Beaufort, SC

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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Beaufort

  • Review of The Retreat at Lady's Island

    The Retreat at Lady's Island was just one building, it's newer than the other places, and it was nice. The rooms were on the smaller side, but they had more amenities. They had several different fl... Read more

    JG
  • Review of Summit Place of Beaufort

    Employee turn over is very high. They are always short staffed. No weekend activities. I moved my loved one in last year because of the outstanding activity programming. We hate to see our loved... Read more

    losthope
  • Review of Summit Place of Beaufort

    Several years ago my mother chose to move to Summit Place. It was a very welcoming residential facility, well maintained and my mother was very happy there.... but things have drastically changed ... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Beaufort

Beaufort, South Carolina, is listed as one of the best places to retire in the U.S and was named the Best Small Southern Town by Southern Living. With close to 14,000 people, 18 percent of whom are 65 and older, Beaufort provides year-round golfing, historic landmarks to explore and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Assisted living facilities in Beaufort and the state of South Carolina are referred to as Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs). They are licensed by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, and they provide room and board and personal care to at least two residents. There are three facilities located within the city limits and nine in nearby cities like Bluffton, Hilton Head and Port Royal.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Beaufort

  • The Beaufort Area Transit System (BATS) provides transportation for seniors and the general public. Trips include to and from nutritional sites for meals, medical appointments and for grocery shopping. The cost of the ride depends on the pickup location and drop-off point.
  • Beaufort’s cost of living is 99.4, comparable to the U.S. average of 100. Seniors purchasing groceries and other necessities will find prices similar to other parts of the U.S.
  • The overall rate of crime in Beaufort is much higher than the national average. Seniors have a 1 in 18 percent chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime and may want to use caution when traveling in the city. 
  • Retired persons under the age of 65 in Beaufort and in the state of South Carolina can deduct $3,000 in retirement income from their state income tax bill. Those 65 and older can deduct $10,000 per person. Social Security Income is not taxed, which may leave more money at the end of the year.
  • The Beaufort area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Summers in Beaufort are extremely hot and humid with average July highs in the low 90s. Because the humidity can make it feel hotter than it is, seniors with respiratory illnesses may have trouble being outdoors during the summer months.


Paying for Assisted Living in Beaufort

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in South Carolina

$4,000.00 US
$3,600.00 Okatie
$3,595.00 Beaufort
$3,500.00 Hilton Head
$3,106.00 Hilton Head Island
$2,900.00 Bluffton
$2,621.00 Savannah
$2,500.00 Port Royal

Assisted Living costs in Beaufort start around $3,595 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 Beaufort 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 Beaufort

Public financing is available for seniors in assisted living facilities in Beaufort and the state of South Carolina under the Medicaid State Plan. To be eligible, seniors must meet all requirements for Medicaid and must receive the optional state supplement (OSS) to the federal Supplement Security Income (SSI) program. The program provides limits on room and board charges for those eligible.

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

Beaufort 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 Beaufort, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Beaufort

Beaufort-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.

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