28 Assisted Living Facilities near Bluffton, SC

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Bluffton, SC

Caring Star 2016

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

Benton House

Provides: Assisted Living
8 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910
"Benton House is brand new at only two years old and absolutely beautiful. The people were so friendly, outgoing, and talked to my mom. The rooms were decorated nicely. It had a wide open dining..." More

26 Assisted Living Facilities near Bluffton, SC


Morningside of Savannah

Provides: Assisted Living
7410 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA 31406
"Marsh View is a very positive and very pleasant experience. The staff is very nice, they have been fabulous. The facilities are great and the activities are very appealing. My dad has been there..." More

Caring Star 2018

Buckingham South Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
5450 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31406
"There is no way to properly show enough gratitude for the wealth of kindness, patience, understanding and professionalism you and your staff have shown my father. You have gone above and beyond to..." More


TidePointe, a Vi Community

Provides: Assisted Living
700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
"The place that I enjoyed was Tide Pointe. I had lunch there with a friend, and their food was excellent. A friend of mine was in one of the area there, and she is very happy. The environment was..." More


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


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


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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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


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


Wisteria Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
1384 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322
"I found Wisteria for my friend. There's nothing right around it, but about a block away there's woods and a school. She has a private room and goes down to the dining room for a meal. The staff is..." More


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


Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters

Provides: Assisted Living
101 Shepherd Way, Pooler, GA 31322
"Welcome home to Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters 2 buildings. 88,500 square feet. 10 acres. 124 lucky residents. We’ve built a southern estate. And it feels exactly the way it should – just..." More

Caring Star 2013

Savannah Square

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Savannah Square Drive, Savannah, GA 31406
"Savannah Square is very clean and well-maintained. They have an automatic door for people who need it and they have elevator service. People seem to enjoy their food there. They have exercise..." More

Caring Star 2016

Savannah Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Peachtree Drive, Savannah, GA 31419
"My grandmother lived as a resident of Savannah Commons for over 4 years. She began in the Independent Living section, and as time went on, moved to Assisted Living and then eventually Memory..." More

Caring Star 2013

Habersham House

Provides: Assisted Living
5200 Habersham Street, Savannah, GA 31405
"I have had my aunt at Habersham house for quite sometime and the staff and facilities there have made a huge difference in the quality of live she has know . I would recommend them for anyone who..." More

Woods of Savannah

Provides: Assisted Living
7364 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406
"The place is spotless! The staff are friendly and caring. They are responsive to a residents needs. They plan special meals for Holidays. They invite speakers to talk about Medicare, Medicaid,..." More


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

The Marshes of Skidaway Island

Provides: Assisted Living
95 Skidaway Island Park Road, Savannah, GA 31411
"The Marshes was spectacular. But given my mother's age, I just wasn't willing to purchase a condominium; I'd rather pay her rent. This would have been more convenient for me because I live close to..." More


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

The Palmettos of Bluffton

Provides: Assisted Living
3035 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909
"My mom stayed in memory care at The Palmettos of Bluffton and it was outstanding. It's a brand new facility and we had a wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful, always going..." More


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

Spanish Oaks Retreat

Provides: Assisted Living
8510 Whitfield Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406
"I visited Spanish Oaks. The rooms were fine. Everything was fine, clean, and in place. I liked it. I would recommend it to others if they had a person in the family with dementia. " More

John-Wesley Villas of Savannah

Provides: Assisted Living
"John-Wesley was a very nice place. However, it was for people more debilitated than my parents, and that was my issue. The apartments were very small." More

Oaks at Pooler

Provides: Assisted Living
125 Southern Junction Blvd., Pooler, GA 31322
"Oaks at Pooler was a great, good-sized place that was only a year old. It wasn't huge and felt a little more personable. It had more of a clinical and industrial type of feel and was not quite..." More

Hamilton House

Provides: Assisted Living
512 Hamilton Court, Savannah, GA 31401

Assisted Living near Bluffton, SC

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bluffton

  • Review of Bloom at Bluffton

    Bloom at Bluffton was very nice, friendly, and welcoming. They need to do a little work inside with remodeling and construction. People were being kept busy. The pricing was very good and very reas... Read more

  • Review of Benton House

    We're in the process of moving my mother to Benton House. She's going to get a slightly smaller room than what she has in her independent apartment. It's a very new facility, and we chose it becaus... Read more

  • Review of Bloom at Bluffton

    Bloom at Bluffton was dreary; I did not like it at all. The rooms were incredibly small and needed updating. My guide had to leave for the day, so somebody else gave us the tour but answered everyt... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bluffton

Bluffton, South Carolina is an eastern shore coastal community located adjacent to Hilton Head. Assisted living communities here, as in all of South Carolina, are commonly referred to as assisted living residences, or ALRs. Within Bluffton, there are two ALRs and an additional 24 in neighboring communities such as Hilton Head and Port Royal. Room and board and varying levels of personal care and activities are provided to aging seniors in the assisted living communities. ALRs in Bluffton and surrounding South Carolina areas are regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and supported by the Division of Licensing.


Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bluffton

  • The Bluffton crime rate is notably lower than the South Carolina state average with violent crimes scoring nearly 8 percent lower than the national average. This could be an incentive for seniors who are looking for the security of a low crime rate.

  • Living in Bluffton will cost seniors a bit more than in other parts of South Carolina. The cost of living in Bluffton is 16 percent higher than the South Carolina average with the cost of housing being the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. The higher cost of living may be a consideration for seniors who are looking for an affordable lifestyle.

  • Although air quality measurements are not specific to Bluffton, the air quality throughout South Carolina is above average as compared to the national average. Seniors with respiratory concerns may want to consider South Carolina as a great place to breathe clean air.

  • Sperling's Comfort Index ranks Bluffton 85 on a scale of 100, indicating that Bluffton has a considerably more comfortable year round climate than most other locations throughout the country. This may interest seniors who enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Bluffton seniors can take advantage of the fact that South Carolina does not tax Social Security retirement benefits and has a $15,000 deduction for seniors receiving any other type of retirement income, leaving more money in seniors' assisted living budget. South Carolina does have an above average income tax rate at 7 percent.

  • Bluffton is home to world-class medical facilities, including, Hilton Head Hospital and Bluffton Medical Services, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Assisted Living in Bluffton

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 Bluffton start around $2,900 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton

Eligible seniors in the Bluffton area in need of financial assistance to pay for assisted living can apply for the Community Choices Medicaid Waiver. 

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 Bluffton

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bluffton

Bluffton-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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