10 Assisted Living Facilities near Florence, SC

6 Assisted Living Facilities in Florence, SC

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Elmcroft of Florence - South Carolina

Provides: Assisted Living
3006 Hoffmeyer, Florence, SC 29501
"They're very kind at Elmcroft of Florence. They showed us a room, and everything looked really nice." More

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Florence Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1938 Mountain Laurel Court, Florence, SC 29505
"LOVE the people that care for my mother here. She's been there almost 4 years and is very happy. Any bumps in the road have been handled professionally and compassionately. They treat her like..." More

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Pee Dee Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
3117 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501
"My mom has been at Pee Dee Gardens since May and we found it to be the right solution for her. It is a smaller community. They give my mom a lot of personalized care. They told me, "You don't have..." More

The Carolinian

Provides: Assisted Living
718 South Dargan St., Florence, SC 29506
"My mother-in-law moved to Carolinian last January. The staff is very nice and accommodating and take care of all her needs. She is well taken care of. They are very attentive and respect her..." More

Carriage House

Provides: Assisted Living
739 S Parker Drive, Florence, SC 29501
"My sister was at Carriage House until December last year. She liked it there. They had worship services on Sunday mornings and somebody would come in to sing for the residents. They also take them..." More

Florence Presbyterian Community

Provides: Assisted Living
2350 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501
"Florence Presbyterian is a well-run community, except the price is significantly higher than others. The staff is professional, however, it's one of those places that base the price upon the level..." More

4 Assisted Living Facilities near Florence, SC

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Morningside of Hartsville

Provides: Assisted Living
1901 West Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550
"Morningside was in the same town that we lived in. I liked its proximity, and it was a good place. The staff was very good. The rooms were good and spacious. They had a whole range of activities..." More

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The Retreat at Carolina Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
201 Carolina Bay Blvd, Hartsville, SC 29550
"The Retreat at Carolina Bay offers premier assisted living and memory care with superior personalized care and a compassionate staff. Situated in Hartsville, SC, our state of the art facility..." More

Cottonwood Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
800 W Church Street, Bishopville, SC 29010
"This is a great place to put your family members I have read the previous comments on here and is unbelievable that someone would make those comments . My mother in law had been a resident at..." More

Peoples & King Funeral Home

Provides: Assisted Living
114 S Pine St, Pamplico, SC 29583

Assisted Living near Florence, SC

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Florence

  • Review of Florence Place

    My mom is living in Florence Place. I have no problems with it whatsoever as far as the design and upkeep of the building. Everything has been wonderful and I have no complaints. The staff had been... Read more

    Wendy
  • Review of The Carolinian

    My aunt is a resident and is well taken care of. The facilities are clean, her room is comfortable with a private balcony and the staff is a caring group. She enjoys her meals and is always in a ... Read more

    Gardener One
  • Review of Florence Place

    LOVE the people that care for my mother here. She's been there almost 4 years and is very happy. Any bumps in the road have been handled professionally and compassionately. They treat her like fami... Read more

    Sharon McA
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Florence

A wealth of arts and culture and proximity to Myrtle Beach helped propel Florence to the number three spot on Money’s list of 10 Best Places for Single Seniors to Retire. With 15.8 percent of the city’s current population aged 65 years or older, there is a bustling senior scene in Florence. 

There are 15 assisted living facilities in the Florence area for seniors who are mostly independent but who require moderate assistance with daily tasks. These long-term care residences, known throughout the state as community residential care facilities (CRCFs), are licensed by South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Florence

  • Florence offers seniors an affordable place to live, with an overall cost of living 11 points lower than the national average.

  • Seniors wary of long, cold winters will likely appreciate Florence’s January low of 33 degrees Fahrenheit and the city’s solitary inch of snow per year, but winters are hot and humid, making it more difficult to get out and about comfortably.

  • The violent crime rate in Florence is more than double that of South Carolina as a whole. Locals have a one in 13 chance of being the victim of a property-based or violent crime, making Florence one of the more dangerous places for seniors to live.

  • The Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority (PDRTA) connects Florence to cities such as Lake City, Darlington, Scranton and even Myrtle Beach across Darlington, Florence and Marion counties. Senior citizens aged 65 or older may purchase half-price tickets, and every vehicle in the PDRTA is wheelchair accessible.

  • The Florence area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Carolinas Hospital System and McLeod Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Florence has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Senior Citizens Association in Florence County, which offers services such as group dining and crisis management, as well as at least two senior centers.


Paying for Assisted Living in Florence

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in South Carolina

$4,000.00 US
$3,715.00 Conway
$3,590.00 Florence
$3,560.00 Camden
$3,357.00 Hartsville
$2,272.00 Sumter
$1,800.00 Tabor City

Assisted Living costs in Florence start around $3,590 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 Florence 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 Florence

South Carolina has few state-sponsored options aimed at low-income seniors looking for financial assistance for long-term care. For seniors interested in assisted living, Medicaid offers the Community Long Term Care (CLTC) waiver, a program overseen by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services that helps residents facing nursing home placement explore alternative options for personal care, medical care and living arrangements.

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 Florence

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


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florence

Florence-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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