Greenville offers relatively pleasant weather and a favorable tax system for retirees, plus views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It also has a bustling downtown area that gives seniors many of a city’s conveniences without the hassles of larger metro areas. Those factors have helped draw many seniors to the city, and 13.4% of its 70,720 residents are 65 years of age or above. 

Assisted living facilities cater to residents who require help with personal care, housekeeping and other daily necessities. These communities strike a balance between living alone, which may not be feasible for all older adults, and living in nursing facilities, which provide much more supervision. Greenville’s seniors pay an average of $3,743 per month for assisted living. That means Greenville represents a bargain compared to the rest of the country, where the average monthly assisted living rate is $4,500.

This guide covers assisted living in Greenville by detailing how its cost stacks up against other options in the region. It also considers some benefits and drawbacks of senior living in Greenville and provides a look at several resources that aid the region’s older population.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Greenville, SC

2016

Cascades Verdae

10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville, SC, 29607

Food staff and wellness program are great,
Food staff and wellness program are great,

The Legacy at Southpointe Drive

23 Southpointe Drive, Greenville, SC, 29607

I liked The Legacy at Southpointe Drive. Our only issue was it was out of our budget. Everything looked nice. The rooms were bigger, and even the shared rooms were a little bigger, too. They had commo … (read more)
I liked The Legacy at Southpointe Drive. Our only issue was it was out of our budget. Everything looked nice. The rooms were bigger, and even the shared rooms were a little bigger, too. They had commo … (read more)

The Parker

12 Boyce Ave., Greenville, SC, 29601

We’re in the process of moving my parents to The Parker. They seem very professional, caring, and quite helpful. The rooms and the facility were very, very clean. The residents there were easy to talk … (read more)
We’re in the process of moving my parents to The Parker. They seem very professional, caring, and quite helpful. The rooms and the facility were very, very clean. The residents there were easy to talk … (read more)

Pine Grove Senior Living

2006 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC, 29615

Nestled in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Place offers residents relaxation and southern charm with wrap-around porches and plenty of Southern-style rockers. Greenville attracti … (read more)
Nestled in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Place offers residents relaxation and southern charm with wrap-around porches and plenty of Southern-style rockers. Greenville attracti … (read more)

Oakview Park

100 Hood Road, Greenville, SC, 29611

The staff at Oakview Park was wonderful. I got to meet a lot of the people that were there, and they were very friendly. It was all on one level, which was nice. The staff was very helpful. They were … (read more)
The staff at Oakview Park was wonderful. I got to meet a lot of the people that were there, and they were very friendly. It was all on one level, which was nice. The staff was very helpful. They were … (read more)

Windsor House

1931 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC, 29615

Just a few short minutes from Interstate 85 in Greenville, South Carolina, Windsor House provides assisted living for 50 residents over the age of 55. Residents and their loved ones agree that Windsor … (read more)
Just a few short minutes from Interstate 85 in Greenville, South Carolina, Windsor House provides assisted living for 50 residents over the age of 55. Residents and their loved ones agree that Windsor … (read more)

The Legacy at Hawthorne Park

20 Hawthorne Park Court, Greenville, SC, 29615

I went to The Legacy at Hawthorne Park. It was clean. It was welcoming. It was nice. I went on a Saturday, I don’t recall there being a lot going on that day. While I was there, I saw some residents v … (read more)
I went to The Legacy at Hawthorne Park. It was clean. It was welcoming. It was nice. I went on a Saturday, I don’t recall there being a lot going on that day. While I was there, I saw some residents v … (read more)

The Blake at Hollingsworth Park

360 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC, 29607

My wife moved into The Blake at Hollingsworth Park. I liked that it was conveniently located, and we are less than a mile from the facility. It is a well-kept facility. The staff comes across as being … (read more)
My wife moved into The Blake at Hollingsworth Park. I liked that it was conveniently located, and we are less than a mile from the facility. It is a well-kept facility. The staff comes across as being … (read more)

Waterstone on Augusta

1004 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC, 29605

I toured Waterstone on Augusta. I got a full tour of everything. It was beautiful. The staff seemed wonderful. The rooms were spacious. It was very nice. They have a lot of activities that go on. They … (read more)
I toured Waterstone on Augusta. I got a full tour of everything. It was beautiful. The staff seemed wonderful. The rooms were spacious. It was very nice. They have a lot of activities that go on. They … (read more)

The Gables on Pelham

1306 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC, 29615

Just moved my mother-in-law out of the Gables. I’ll stick to the facts: -her room was consistently over the allowed temperature by DHEC. Temps for several weeks exceeded 74 degrees. I had to pick … (read more)
Just moved my mother-in-law out of the Gables. I’ll stick to the facts: -her room was consistently over the allowed temperature by DHEC. Temps for several weeks exceeded 74 degrees. I had to pick … (read more)

Oaks at Chanticleer

355 Berkmans Lane, Greenville, SC, 29605

As far as the Oaks at Chanticleer is concerned, it is one of the best places my husband has been. It’s bright, cheery, and not gloomy. He’s just now beginning to come out of his room but I would say e … (read more)
As far as the Oaks at Chanticleer is concerned, it is one of the best places my husband has been. It’s bright, cheery, and not gloomy. He’s just now beginning to come out of his room but I would say e … (read more)

Greenville Glen

1101 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC, 29615

Greenville Glen was very nice. They were super accommodating and very nice people. What I liked best about it was that it was small and there were a lot of caring individuals concerned for each reside … (read more)
Greenville Glen was very nice. They were super accommodating and very nice people. What I liked best about it was that it was small and there were a lot of caring individuals concerned for each reside … (read more)

Patriot Living of Greenville

120 Roper Mountain Road Extension, Greenville, SC, 29615

Before Covid, my dad and sister kept my grandma’s room clean and free of bugs. As of March, when family could no longer go in, her room became roach infested. We moved her out of the facility and went … (read more)
Before Covid, my dad and sister kept my grandma’s room clean and free of bugs. As of March, when family could no longer go in, her room became roach infested. We moved her out of the facility and went … (read more)

2015, 2022

The Gardens at Eastside

275 Commonwealth Dr, Greenville, SC, 29615

Conveniently situated in a residential neighborhood just minutes from Interstate 85 in Greenville, South Carolina, The Gardens at Eastside regularly receives praise from residents and visitors alike f … (read more)
Conveniently situated in a residential neighborhood just minutes from Interstate 85 in Greenville, South Carolina, The Gardens at Eastside regularly receives praise from residents and visitors alike f … (read more)

The Woodlands at Furman

1500 Trailhead Court, Greenville, SC, 29617

The Woodlands at Furman is a very impressive community. There are a lot of options for the people as far as enrichment goes. Because of that, it was probably too large for my parents, and it would be … (read more)
The Woodlands at Furman is a very impressive community. There are a lot of options for the people as far as enrichment goes. Because of that, it was probably too large for my parents, and it would be … (read more)

Palmettos of Mauldin

810 E Butler Rd, Greenville, SC, 29607

Palmettos of Mauldin is located in the southern Greenville suburb of Mauldin, approximately nine miles south of downtown Greenville. It sits just west of Interstate 385, making it easy for loved ones … (read more)
Palmettos of Mauldin is located in the southern Greenville suburb of Mauldin, approximately nine miles south of downtown Greenville. It sits just west of Interstate 385, making it easy for loved ones … (read more)

Shepherd’s Care

2100 North Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC, 29609

I chose Shepherd’s Care Assisted Living Center for my parent because their staff has an average of 14 years, their director has been there almost 30 years, and the nurse has almost 30. There’s virtual … (read more)
I chose Shepherd’s Care Assisted Living Center for my parent because their staff has an average of 14 years, their director has been there almost 30 years, and the nurse has almost 30. There’s virtual … (read more)

TerraBella Summit

414 Summit Drive, Greenville, SC, 29609

TerraBella Summit is located in the northern part of Greenville, South Carolina, approximately two miles north of downtown. Residents enjoy the facility’s cozy feel and personal charm as well as … (read more)
TerraBella Summit is located in the northern part of Greenville, South Carolina, approximately two miles north of downtown. Residents enjoy the facility’s cozy feel and personal charm as well as … (read more)

Brookdale Brushy Creek

2010 Brushy Creek Road, Greer, SC, 29650

Brookdale Brushy Creek is located in Greer, South Carolina, just minutes from the Eastside Family YMCA. Family members appreciate this facility’s accommodating staff and its clean, furnished rooms. Re … (read more)
Brookdale Brushy Creek is located in Greer, South Carolina, just minutes from the Eastside Family YMCA. Family members appreciate this facility’s accommodating staff and its clean, furnished rooms. Re … (read more)

Kempton of Greenville

1560 Thornblade Blvd., Greer, SC, 29650

Located in Greer, South Carolina, Kempton at Greenville provides convenient access to Interstate 85 and is only a mile from Milestone Plaza shopping mall. According to visitors, this facility is clean … (read more)
Located in Greer, South Carolina, Kempton at Greenville provides convenient access to Interstate 85 and is only a mile from Milestone Plaza shopping mall. According to visitors, this facility is clean … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Greenville

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in South Carolina. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Greenville

The state-level Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Bureau of Health Facilities Licensing oversees South Carolina’s assisted living communities, which are also known as community residential care facilities in the state. A wide-ranging set of rules governs the operation of these facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Greenville

Paying for Assisted Living in Greenville

In Greenville, the average senior pays $3,743 per month for assisted living, according to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Across South Carolina, the average cost is slightly lower, coming in at $3,612 per month. However, the national average is noticeably higher: $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

When it comes to assisted living, Greenville is fairly close in price to Spartanburg, though the latter is slightly cheaper, with an average cost of $3,600. Other cities in South Carolina offer rates that are lower still. The median rate in Columbia is $3,270, and in Florence, it is $3,456. Sumter’s prices are particularly low, averaging $2,663 per month.

$3743

Greenville

$3612

South Carolina

$4500

The United States

$3600

Spartanburg

$3270

Columbia

$2663

Sumter

$3456

Florence

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of several senior care options in Greenville. At the high end of the price range, nursing homes charge an average of $7,543 for semiprivate accommodations and $8,941 for private accommodations. Homemaker and home health aide services each have a monthly median cost of $4,671. After that, assisted living is the next most affordable arrangement, with average accommodations costing $3,743 per month. Adult day health care is the least expensive setup, as the average provider charges $1,408 monthly.

$4671

Homemaker Services

$4671

Home Health Aide

$1408

Adult Day Health Care

$3743

Assisted Living Facility

$7543

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8941

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Greenville

In South Carolina, seniors who need help paying assisted living costs can apply for the South Carolina Community Choices Medicaid Wavier. The state also offers supplemental SSI payments.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living 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 Greenville

Though the aging process may bring some challenges, seniors and their families can find support from certain programs and agencies focused on older adults. Active in the Greenville area, these organizations offer advocacy, information and other services.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(864) 242-9733

The ACOG acts as the Area Agency on Aging for several counties, including Greenville County. In that capacity, the ACOG runs the area's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which responds to complaints about long-term care facilities from residents and their family members, staff members and other concerned parties. The program additionally informs residents of their rights and provides advocacy and mediation services. Another offering of ACOG is an information and referral hotline, through which callers can learn about helpful services.

(1-800) 868-9095

GetCareSC is sponsored by the South Carolina Department on Aging. It has published guides on several senior care topics, including assisted living facilities and other living arrangements. The website also has a search feature through which users can look up local service providers. Additionally, it features a database that offers information on bed availability in assisted living facilities, including beds that meet specific criteria.

(864) 467-7230

Seniors who received honorable discharges from military service may find assistance in obtaining benefits from Veterans Affairs. This office also aids eligible veterans' family members, and it helps clients seek benefits at the federal and state levels. Examples of potential benefits include compensation, insurance and health care assistance. 

(864) 467-3660

Senior Action is based in Greenville and runs programs through multiple senior and community centers. It focuses on seniors 55 years of age and older. The organization's offerings include its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, fitness programs, aid with financial planning and creative and social outlets. Membership in Senior Action may be free for enrollees in certain insurance plans.

(1-888) 346-5592

SCLS offers legal services in civil matters to vulnerable, low-income South Carolina residents. Elder law is one of its areas of focus. Seniors may be able to access services such as counsel, advice and representation. The organization doesn't accept every case, but it attempts to conduct referrals to other organizations for clients it doesn't take on.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in South Carolina