14 Assisted Living Facilities near Elgin, SC

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Elgin, SC

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The Blake at Woodcreek Farms

Provides: Assisted Living
385 Spears Creek Church Road, Elgin, SC 29045
"I liked that the rooms at The Blake at Woodcreek Farms looked more like an apartment. It was small, but it was more cozy for me. I really liked their setup. There were long halls and they were OK...." More

Joanne's Community Care Home #1

Provides: Assisted Living
5048 Percival Road, Elgin, SC 29045
"Joanne'S Community Care Home in Elgin, SC provides Assisted Living, Memory Care services. The staff at Joanne'S Community Care Home provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of..." More

12 Assisted Living Facilities near Elgin, SC

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Brookdale Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
251 Springtree Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
"We visited Brookdale, and it was just beyond us financially. It’s a beautiful facility, and the overall atmosphere was positive. We met the sales director who was very nice, very professional, and..." More

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Wildewood Downs

Provides: Assisted Living
731 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"My mother recently died after living in independent living for over ten years. There is no doubt Wildewood Downs added years of quality to her life. Wildewood is a small town with a wide-range..." More

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Harmony at Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
2300 Clemson Rd. , Columbia, SC 29229
"The staff at The Crossings at Columbia is very nice. I've visited them several times, and each time, they have been very informative. The facility is brand new, which is a major plus, and has very..." More

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Rice Estate

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Finley Road, Columbia, SC 29203
"Nestled at the end of a quiet suburban street beneath towering hardwoods overhead and surrounded by wetlands is Rice Estate, a beautiful and welcoming continuing care retirement community...." More

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Amara Place

Provides: Assisted Living
651 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"We chose Summers Landing for my mother because it was the most affordable and it's five minutes from my home. They got a nice floor plan, a big kitchen, and lots of cabinets. They're fully-equipped..." More

Joanne's Community Care Home II

Provides: Assisted Living
756 Farrowood Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
"Joanne'S Community Care Home in Elgin, SC provides Assisted Living, Memory Care services. The staff at Joanne'S Community Care Home provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of..." More

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Joshuas Foundation

Provides: Assisted Living
388 Elbow Circle, Ridgeway, SC 29130
"When you or a loved one need some extra assistance, Joshua's Foundation provides an ideal location. We provide quality Assistance with Daily Living tasks such as bathing, dressing and medication..." More

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The Colonial at Old Camden

Provides: Assisted Living
209 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020
"The Colonial at Old Camden offers premier assisted living and memory care with superior personalized care and compassionate staff. Situated in Camden, SC, our state-of-the-art facility offers..." More

NHC HealthCare, Parklane

Provides: Assisted Living
7601 Parklane Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
"I've been to The Palmettos of Parklane (NHC Healthcare). It was very spacious and had a very nice dining room and big activity room. The lady who toured me there was very nice and hospitable. Their..." More

Life Care Center of Columbia

Provides: Assisted Living
2514 FARAWAY DRIVE, Columbia, SC 29223

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Morningside of Camden

Provides: Assisted Living
719 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020
"We went to Morningside of Camden for a visit, and mom loved it. She had some friends that are there, and it was nice. The place was lovely, and the rooms were very nice. " More

J C LARAES SOUTHWINDS ASSISTED LIVING...

Provides: Assisted Living
308 Humphries Road, Ridgeway, SC 29130
"My wife has been there now for 4 months. Family atmosphere exists. I visit on a very regular basis and have no complaints whatsoever. " More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elgin

    Located approximately 24 miles from the capital city, Elgin is known as one of the best places to retire in the Columbia area. With approximately 13 percent of the population 65 and older, the Elgin area has 11 assisted living facilities to help accommodate those who desire assistance with personal care.

    In Elgin and South Carolina, assisted living communities are called Community Residential Care Facilities. These facilities are licensed by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control and specifically designated to provide personal care and room and board.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elgin

    • Seniors 65 and older living in Elgin or other parts of South Carolina aren’t required to pay state tax on social security benefits. The state also offers a $15,000 deduction for all other types of retirement income. This may leave more money at the end of the year to pay for other day-to-day expenses.
    • The city of Elgin has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Camden.
    • Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Elgin is nearly 4 percent lower. This makes the city an affordable option for seniors who are purchasing groceries and other necessities.
    • The climate in Elgin is slightly cooler than other cities in the southeast. Winters are cold with average lows of about 28 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city gets around two inches of snow, which may be an issue for seniors who aren't fans of cold weather. Summers are hot and humid with highs averaging around 91 degrees.
    • Transportation to and from medical appointments and other errands is available through the Senior Express Transportation Service, at discounted fares for seniors. This service is a door-to-door service that is available 24/7 by appointment.
    • Elgin has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Kershaw County Council on Aging, an organization that provides services to promote the well-being of the county’s senior population, as well as one senior center.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Elgin

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in South Carolina

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,560.00 Camden
    $3,540.00 Irmo
    $3,434.00 Columbia
    $3,212.00 Elgin
    $3,000.00 Ridgeway
    $2,508.00 Lexington
    $2,160.00 West Columbia

    Assisted Living costs in Elgin start around $3,212 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 Elgin 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 Elgin

    While Medicaid does not pay for room and board in South Carolina's assisted living facilities, there is a waiver that pays for care services, and the program sets limits on how much can be charged for room and board. To be covered under the waiver, seniors must meet all Medicaid program criteria and must receive the Optional State Supplement (OSS) to the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.

    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 Elgin

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elgin

    Elgin-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 Elgin

    • Review of The Blake at Woodcreek Farms

      I liked that the rooms at The Blake at Woodcreek Farms looked more like an apartment. It was small, but it was more cozy for me. I really liked their setup. There were long halls and they were OK. ... Read more

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