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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Mount Pleasant, SC for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Mount Pleasant, SC below include 13 Assisted Living facilities with 266 reviews. On average in Mount Pleasant, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.1 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mount Pleasant

The Bureau of Health Facility Licensing (BHFL) regulates all health care facilities, including assisted living facilities, in South Carolina. The bureau also accepts complaints against facilities and provides detailed information on each residential care community.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mount Pleasant

  • Because of its close proximity to Charleston, Mount Pleasant has access to several top-ranked medical facilities that treat a wide range of conditions in older adults. The Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital has a 24-hour full-service emergency department, imaging, lab and ICU departments, and robotic surgical services. The Medical University Hospital of South Carolina is one of the oldest teaching medical schools in the south. It offers geriatric and aging services along with cardiac care, cataract treatment, orthopedics, palliative care and physical therapy.
  • While the overall cost of living in Mount Pleasant is higher than the national and state averages, seniors tend to pay less for health care and transportation. Taxpayers in South Carolina can also take a $10,000 exclusion on retirement accounts and those who are 65 and older can deduct an additional $15,000 from all taxable income, which allows seniors to keep more of their income when filing state income taxes.
  • The rates of both violent crime and property crime in Mount Pleasant are around 10% lower than their national averages. Seniors in the city can feel safe when running errands or while on outings. Most assisted living communities also have increased security for added protection.
  • Summers are long and hot with average July highs around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, however, winters are short and mild with lows around 40 degrees. The city rarely gets any snow, which may make a difference to seniors who prefer a warmer climate.
  • Seniors without access to private transportation have several options for getting around Mount Pleasant. A Golden Ride is a nonprofit, nonmedical transportation company that provides rides for seniors, veterans and those with disabilities. Rides must be scheduled in advance and are provided door-to-door. The Trident Area Agency on Aging also offers transportation to and from medical appointments.

Paying for Assisted Living in Mount Pleasant

The cost of assisted living in Mount Pleasant is $3,945 per month. This cost includes housing and care and can vary from one community to the next depending on the amount of care an individual requires and their choice of housing.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living costs vary greatly throughout the state of South Carolina. At $3,945, Mount Pleasant assisted living facilities costs are slightly above the state average of $3,612 but less than the national average of $4,500. Hilton Head Island has the same cost as the national average, while Myrtle Beach costs slightly more than Mount Pleasant. Sumter and Columbia’s communities both cost less than Mount Pleasant at $2,663 and $3,270 per month, respectively.

Mount Pleasant

$3,945

South Carolina

$3,612

United States

$4,500

Hilton Head Island

$4,500

Sumter

$2,663

Myrtle Beach

$4,070

Columbia

$3,270

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Other long-term care costs vary in comparison to assisted living. In-home care and home health care both cost about $1,000 more per month, with home health care offering limited medical assistance. Adult day health care is the least expensive option at roughly $2,700 less than assisted living per month, while a semiprivate room in a nursing home is the costliest at $3,500 more.

In-Home Care

$5,005

Home Health Care

$5,005

Adult Day Health Care

$1,381

Assisted Living Facility

$3,945

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,513

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mount Pleasant

Financial help is available for seniors who need help paying for community residential care facilities in Mount Pleasant and the state of South Carolina through the State’s Medicaid Plan. Eligible individuals must meet all Medicaid program requirements and must receive the optional state supplement (OSS) to the federal Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). The OSS provides payments for room and board, however, family cannot contribute to to get a private room.

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

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 Mount Pleasant

Seniors living in Mount Pleasant can obtain information on a variety of free programs to improve their overall quality of life. These services range from public to private assistance for everything from fitness to educational materials.

ResourceContactService
Mount Pleasant Senior Center(843) 856-2166The Mount Pleasant Senior Center is a community gathering spot for older adults aged 50 and older. The center offers social, educational, recreational and wellness activities, including group exercise, board games, dominoes, dance classes and organized outings to areas of interest both in town and in neighboring cities. Seniors can also learn about technology through smartphone workshops and weekly computer lab classes.
Trident Area Agency on Aging(843) 554-2275The Trident Area Agency on Aging provides programs and services that aim to help seniors in the area live longer, healthier and more productive lives. The agency offers family caregiver support and information and referrals for long-term planning and financial assistance.
South Carolina Long-Term Care Ombudsman(843) 554-2280The Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for seniors who live in long-term care facilities by investigating complaints and working toward a resolution. The ombudsman also serves as a voice for older adults at the state, local and federal government levels and works to promote community awareness and involvement in the needs of older adults in the community.
GetCareSC(800) 868-9095GetCareSC is an online information and referral service for seniors throughout the state. Seniors may filter the search results by food and nutrition, emergency financial assistance, insurance counseling and transportation. The site also offers information on state-assisted living and nursing homes.
I-CARE Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals(866) 365-8110I-CARE provides individual counseling to older adults who are navigating the state's insurance options. The agency provides help with Medicaid and Medicare and offers advice on supplemental insurance.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Jerry

I visited this facility

Review of Revela at Mt. Pleasant Assisted Living

Sandpiper Courtyard Assisted Living was doing some reconstruction and some changes. The place needed to have some beautification done to it and they were quite there when I was there for my tour....

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Assisted Living

Pegi

I visited this facility

Review of Atria Mount Pleasant

We toured Atria Mount Pleasant. It was very nice, clean, bright, and airy. Everybody seemed happy there. We liked it, and it is one of our two finalists. All the residents seemed well taken care of...

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Assisted Living

Diane Savior

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Atria Mount Pleasant

My family and I have been more than pleased with the Staff & Services at the Atria Mt Pleasant. The Staff at the front desk- Holly, Nory, Wendy, & Rosa - go above & beyond to be helpful, friendly,...

Provider response

Hi Diane, It has been our pleasure to serve your mom and your family. Our residents mean the world to us. Thank you for choosing Atria!

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