13 Assisted Living Facilities near Beaufort, SC

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Beaufort, SC

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Oaks at Beaufort

Provides: Assisted Living
1119 Pickpocket Plantation Dr., Beaufort, SC 29902
"My mother-in-law would probably here. 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 but big enough for..." More

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The Retreat at Lady's Island

Provides: Assisted Living
9 Sunset Blvd, Beaufort, SC 29907
"My dad is going to move into The Retreat at Lady's Island, and we've chosen this place because of the perfect view of the Beaufort River and the boat dock. It's open, quiet, and airy. The staff was..." More

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Oaks at Salem Road

Provides: Assisted Living
109 Old Salem Road, Beaufort, SC 29902
"Morningside of Beaufort offers compassionate senior care in Beaufort, SC. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff..." More

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The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

Provides: Assisted Living
421 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
"We moved my sister into the Bayshore in early January and I was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly everything went. They even recommended a small moving company, which carefully packed up all her..." More

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Helena Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1624 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC 29935
"Helena Place in Port Royal was a pretty good assisted living facility. There are no levels and the price is reasonable. It was getting remodeled when we were there, it's big on activities and food,..." More

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River Oaks Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1251 Ladys Island Drive, Port Royal, SC 29935
"Our experience with River Oaks Assisted Living was very positive. The person that talked with me and showed me around was very thorough and very professional. The rooms were a little small. The..." More

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Village Cove Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
80 Main Street, Hilton Head, SC 29926
"It was very pleasant. The staff was friendly. The rooms were small but fine. The dining area was also fine. " More

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Canterfield of Bluffton

Provides: Assisted Living
567 N. Okatie Hway, Okatie, SC 29936
"I visited Canterfield of Bluffton. It was a nice facility and I was impressed by it. They have a nice restaurant, good food, nice help, and an attentive nursing staff. It was everything I thought..." More

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The Island Cove at Hilton Head

Provides: Assisted Living
15 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
"It was a small, nice facility. My dad had some friends who had their parents there. The staff was nice and very friendly, and they all love my dad. The food was okay. The facility was next to a..." More

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Bloom at Hilton Head

Provides: Assisted Living
35 Beach City Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
"My mom moved into Bloom at Hilton Head last Thursday. The level of care and attention that she has received, so far, seemed really good. The only staff that I was able to interact with was the..." More

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The Pines at Hilton Head

Provides: Assisted Living
800 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910
"We went to Bloom at Bluffton. The staff was very knowledgeable and thorough, and they answered all our questions. It was very clean, they had a lot of activities, and we were very pleased with it...." More

Sprenger Health Care Port Royal

Provides: Assisted Living
1810 Richmond Avenue, Port Royal, SC 29935
"We chose Sprenger Health Care Port Royal for my mother. She moved in last Saturday. I'm an RN and in my line of work, I had heard good things about their assisted living side, but the main thing I..." More

Life Care Center of Hilton Head

Provides: Assisted Living
120 Lamotte Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29926
"Words would never suffice to express my gratitude for the excellent care I received while recuperating from September through November for an infection in my bloodstream followed by back surgery. ..." More

    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
    $3,900.00 Hilton Head
    $3,838.00 Hilton Head Island
    $3,417.00 Savannah
    $3,400.00 Beaufort
    $3,200.00 Bluffton
    $2,569.00 Port Royal

    Assisted Living costs in Beaufort start around $3,400 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.

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    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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Beaufort

    • Review of The Retreat at Lady's Island

      My dad is going to move into The Retreat at Lady's Island, and we've chosen this place because of the perfect view of the Beaufort River and the boat dock. It's open, quiet, and airy. The staff was... Read more

      Joanna
    • Review of The Retreat at Lady's Island

      Our 92 year old mother has experienced first hand neglect due to untrained personnel at the The Retreat located at Lady’s Island. Their staff members were unfamiliar with her medical needs or pers... Read more

      IER
    • Review of The Retreat at Lady's Island

      The Retreat at Lady's Island is a very nice place, the building and all is nice. It's along a river, so the outside has a beautiful view and you see boats coming by occasionally. The people here ar... Read more

      L.H.
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