16 Assisted Living Facilities near Charleston, SC

9 Assisted Living Facilities in Charleston, SC

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale West Ashley

Provides: Assisted Living
2030 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414
"My mother moved into Brookdale Charleston (Brookdale West Ashley) and she’s doing great. It’s like a home, and it has that homey feel to it. Their staff is good and very professional, very loving..." More

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Harmony at West Ashley

Provides: Assisted Living
1925 Essex Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29414
"The Crossings at West Ashley is big, it’s huge, and it’s like a cruise ship. It’s very nice, but it had long hallways, and I think elderly people like small settings. It’s a nice place and I would..." More

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Palmettos of Charleston

Provides: Assisted Living
1900 Ashley Crossing Drive, Charleston, SC 29414
"My Aunt lives at The Palmettos and believe me we looked at a lot of places. For the money we found this to be a great option, and in many cases better than the more expensive ones.The staff could..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Summit Place of Daniel Island

Provides: Assisted Living
320 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
"We were very impressed with Summit Place of Daniel Island. The place is very nice and clean. The grounds are really nice and have a courtyard. The people are very friendly and moved quickly so we..." More

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Ashley River Plantation

Provides: Assisted Living
2333 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
"I was very pleased with Ashley River Plantation. The people that took me around couldn’t have been nicer. They showed me what apartments or rooms would be available for my folks. They showed me the..." More

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Wellmore of Daniel Island

Provides: Assisted Living
580 Robert Daniel Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
"Wellmore of Daniel Island is brand new and very clean. You feel like you're walking into a 5-star hotel. They have a nice restaurant where they serve three very good meals a day. Residents are..." More

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The Bridge at Charleston

Provides: Assisted Living
2590 Elms Plantation Boulevard North, Charlest...
"The experience at The Bridge At Charleston was very good. Everything was very nice, and they had a lot of amenities, too. The food looked good. The staff was very nice. The dining area was good and..." More

Savannah Place Assisted Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1501 Secessionville Road, Charleston, SC 29412
"My 90 year old mother stays here when my Husband and I go out of town. She is very happy with the staff and services. We anticipate looking no further than Savannah Place when she requires more..." More

Benton House of West Ashley

Provides: Assisted Living
1445 Bluewater Way, Charleston, SC 29414
"I visited Benton House of West Ashley. It was a good, clean, well-lit, and brand-new place. The dining area looked beautiful, and the staff was excellent." More

7 Assisted Living Facilities near Charleston, SC

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Somerby of Mount Pleasant

Provides: Assisted Living
3100 Tradition Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
"My mother stayed at Somerby of Mount Pleasant assisted living facility. They were great, and they had plenty of staff. The food was above average and her room was a five out of five. Everything was..." More

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Franke Home at Seaside

Provides: Assisted Living
1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"Situated among beautiful lagoons and Spanish moss draping over ancient oak branches, Franke at Seaside has become a haven for older adults seeking an active, worry-free future. As a non-profit..." More

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Ashley Landing Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4550 Great Oak Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
"Mom has been a resident of this community for awhile now. I just want to say Ashley Landing is great. All of the staff is friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent and there is always..." More

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Atria Mount Pleasant (Opening Early 2...

Provides: Assisted Living
601 Solana Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
" Opening Spring 2019 Now pre-leasing, Atria Mount Pleasant will be a distinctive senior living option for active older adults in Charleston County. Thoughtfully designed to help..." More

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The Palms of Mt. Pleasant

Provides: Assisted Living
937 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"I am a resident at The Palms, I probably waited a little longer than I should have to move in, but I am so thrilled I made the move. The staff and residents have treated me like family since day..." More

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Sweetgrass Village

Provides: Assisted Living
601 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"My father has lived at Sweetgrass for over 2 years and we have been very pleased! Love the size of the facility. Being small your loved one gets individual attention and there is a family feel. ..." More

Sandpiper Rehabilitation

Provides: Assisted Living
1047 Anna Knapp Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"I like Sandpiper Courtyard. It's nice and the director is dedicated to his occupants. However, my mother was without her therapy for several weeks, so she took a decline in her status. I was pretty..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Charleston

    Charleston, South Carolina, rests along the Atlantic coast, making it a prime location for seniors to enjoy the freshest seafood and relaxing cool ocean breezes. For seniors who reside in assisted living facilities, the city offers a bounty of day trip opportunities for entertainment and exercise. Assisted living communities in South Carolina are regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control and are defined as residences that provide housing, meals, and a degree of personal care for two or more adults that are not related to the owner. The city has eight assisted living facilities and there are another seven in the area. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Charleston

    • The Charleston area has the perfect climate for seniors looking for warmer temperatures. Summers in the city are humid but temperatures rarely rise above 100 degrees, thanks partially to the ocean breezes. Winters are mild.

    • Seniors living in Charleston experience less violent crime than the state of South Carolina and U.S. averages. The city has a violent crime rate 15.8 lower and a property crime rate 15.8 less than the state average. 

    • Charleston has a high tax rate. The sales tax is 2.5 percent higher than that of the nation and income tax is 2.4 percent more than the United States. South Carolina does exempt all taxes for Social Security retirement income, and offers substantial deductions for seniors receiving other types of retirement income.

    • The Charleston area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Roper Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    • With a cost of living index of 115.1, Charleston is much higher than both the South Carolina and U.S. averages. Seniors can expect to pay higher rates for both groceries and health care than in other parts of the nation and state. 

    • Charleston's public transportation is provided by the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA). They offer fixed bus routes and other transportation services for the entire Charleston area. CARTA offers discounted rates for seniors.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Charleston

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in South Carolina

    $4,897.00 Mount Pleasant
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,706.00 Summerville
    $3,605.00 Charleston
    $3,595.00 Beaufort
    $2,852.00 North Charleston
    $2,500.00 Eutawville

    Assisted Living costs in Charleston start around $3,605 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 Charleston 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 Charleston

    South Carolina covers assisted living services through the Medicaid State Plan, for those who qualify. 

    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 Charleston

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Charleston

    Charleston-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 Charleston

    • Review of Summit Place of Daniel Island

      We were very impressed with Summit Place of Daniel Island. The place is very nice and clean. The grounds are really nice and have a courtyard. The people are very friendly and moved quickly so we c... Read more

      Shannon
    • Review of Brookdale West Ashley

      My mother moved into Brookdale Charleston (Brookdale West Ashley) and she’s doing great. It’s like a home, and it has that homey feel to it. Their staff is good and very professional, very loving a... Read more

      Michael
    • Review of Palmettos of Charleston

      Palmettos of Charleston was nice, but it did not have a homey feel to it. They had the normal run of the mill facility, but they started to show age too, and it had a smell to it. It was clean and ... Read more

      Michael
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