4 Assisted Living Facilities near Camden, SC
There are 4 Assisted Living Facilities in the Camden area, with 3 in Camden and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Camden is $3,427 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Elgin with an average starting cost of $2,997.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Camden. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Camden 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Elgin with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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3 Assisted Living Facilities in Camden, SC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Camden
The oldest inland city in South Carolina and the seat of Kershaw County, the city of Camden is home to a sizable senior demographic, as more than 20 percent of the population are seniors 60 and over. Camden is also home to two assisted living facilities, with a further 19 located close by. In South Caroline these facilities are called residential care facilities. As resident, seniors can expect to receive help from trained staff members with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing and medication assistance. There may be some facilities equipped to provide specialized care for seniors with disabilities. South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control regulates and licenses residential care facilities in Camden and the rest of the state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Camden
- There are various cultural attractions in and around Camden that seniors may enjoy such as the Camden Archives and Museum, the Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Camden Antiques Market.
- Camden has an array of resources for seniors, including the Camden Senior Center, which provides health and wellness programs, daily meals, educational activities, bingo and other games, guest speakers and recreational activities.
- Seniors who live on fixed incomes may be pleased to learn that Camden’s cost of living index of 99 is slightly below the national average, which is 100.
- The state of South Carolina is one of several that don't tax social security checks. This can leave more funds in seniors’ budgets to help pay for assisted living care.
- Seniors who choose to use public transportation can rely on the Santee Wateree Transportation Authority. Seniors aged 65 and older can ride for half-fare rates with proof of age.
- The average annual crime rate in Camden is 9,549 per 100,000 people. This is substantially above the national average of 2,837 crimes per 100,000 people. Seniors concerned about public safety may be concerned about this elevated rate.
Paying for Assisted Living in Camden
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Camden start around $3,427 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 Camden 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 Camden
The state of South Carolina doesn't currently provide financial assistance for seniors who need care in an assisted living facility. At this time, South Carolina offers waivers to help seniors pay for assisted living care in their homes or to pay for care in a nursing home facility. Seniors who receive SSI benefits may qualify for some type of financial assistance to pay for an assisted living facility.
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 Camden
Camden 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 Camden, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Camden
Camden-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 Camden
Review of Pinedale Residential Center
My mother was in Pinedale Residential Center for just a few months. If it hadn't been for the quarantine and isolation, I think she would've done just fine. However, she didn't understand the need ... Read more
Review of The Colonial at Old Camden
My uncle moved into The Colonial at Old Camden three weeks ago. It's a clean place, they take care of him, and they meet all his needs. Half of the facility is dedicated to patients with memory pro... Read more
Review of Morningside of Camden
I visited friends and associates at Morningside of Camden. They had very nice rooms with privacy. They provide meals, they take care of your laundry, and they clean your room. The staff was very ni... Read more