21 Assisted Living Facilities near Greenville, SC
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There are 21 Assisted Living Facilities in the Greenville area, with 18 in Greenville and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Greenville is $3,443 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 222 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Greenville. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Greenville 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Simpsonville with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 24 families in Greenville find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Greenville, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Greenville, SC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Greenville
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina, hosts annual culinary events and art festivals for seniors to enjoy. The city also has a zoo and several museums that make great day trips for seniors residing in assisted living facilities.
Seniors age 65 and older make up 12.4 percent of Greenville's population, and the city has 31 assisted living facilities to serve them. These are licensed and governed by the state Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing to ensure residents receive proper care and a safe place to call home.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Greenville
- The cost of living in Greenville is 6 percent higher than the state average and 10 percent higher than the national average. However, the average cost of groceries is slightly lower than the state average, which may make it easier for seniors on low or fixed income to find reasonable prices on necessities.
- Seniors worried about their personal safety might be concerned about Greenville's crime rate. The city has an overall crime rate that's 73 percent higher than the national average.
- Greenlink runs a public bus system throughout Greenville, making it easier for seniors to traverse the city. Seniors age 65 and older and Medicare card holders qualify for reduced fares.
- The Greenville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Greenville Memorial Hospital and GHS Patewood Memorial, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors in Greenville may appreciate the mild weather the city gets throughout the year. Year-round temperatures average between 43 degrees Fahrenheit and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The area rarely sees any snow, but rainfall is common, especially in August.
- Greenville has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Senior Action, an organization that offers wellness programs, assistance with financial management and lifestyle enrichment programs, as well as three senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Greenville
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Greenville start around $3,485 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 Greenville 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 Greenville
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 Greenville
Greenville 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 Greenville, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Greenville
Greenville-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.
Other Options in Greenville, SC
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Greenville
Review of The Gardens at Eastside
My mother is in the Dogwood section at The Gardens. The staff is wonderful and they truly care for Mama. If a problem does arrive, the administration is quick to react abs set it right. The... Read more
Review of The Gardens at Eastside
My mother has been a resident at The Gardens at Eastside for years now and I am so pleased with the care she has received. The staff is so kind and accommodating and goes out of their way to make... Read more
Review of The Gardens at Eastside
Both of my parents are residents at the Gardens and we are very pleased with the care they are receiving. The staff goes above and beyond in their care of the residents. Read more
Assisted Living near Greenville County, SC
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How much is assisted living in SC?
In South Carolina, the average cost for assisted living is $3,500. The cost is slightly higher in Greenville at an average of $3,806 a month. This is lower than the national average of $4,051, according to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey.
Is Greenville a good place to retire?
Who qualifies for assisted living?
Regulations in South Carolina state that a person must be at least 65 years or older to use state financial assistance like Medicaid to help pay for services, but there is no minimum age or disability level to enter a retirement facility here. Residential care facility administrators are able to deny applicants based upon their personal discretion. For example, if admitting a person would pose a safety risk to that person or anyone else in the facility because they need dementia care.
How large is Greenville?
According to the 2018 US Census data, the population of Greenville is 68,563 residents. Out of that group, 13.2% are over age 65. There are an estimated 3,229 veterans in the area. With a land size of 28.67 miles, this means there are about 2,000 per mile in this city, with 260 of them likely to be senior citizens.