12 Assisted Living Facilities near Mount Pleasant, SC
There are 12 Assisted Living Facilities in the Mount Pleasant area, with 7 in Mount Pleasant and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Mount Pleasant is $4,292 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Charleston with an average starting cost of $3,352.
To help you with your search, browse the 74 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Mount Pleasant. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Mount Pleasant 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include North Charleston with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Mount Pleasant find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Mount Pleasant, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Mount Pleasant, SC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mount Pleasant
One of the state’s fast-growing areas, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is home to a considerable 55+ senior demographic of more than 20 percent of the population. Currently, there are four assisted living facilities in Mount Pleasant with a further six located in close proximity. All of these facilities, also dubbed community residential care facilities, are licensed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. These facilities provide seniors with assistance for the most essential activities of daily living like dressing and bathing. The facilities provide a home-like setting with meals and even supervision of medications. Seniors who have a disability or condition like dementia may also discover that some of these facilities can provide more specialized care to suit their needs.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mount Pleasant
- There are multiple cultural attractions in the Mount Pleasant area that seniors may enjoy visiting like the Old Village District, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion and the Mount Pleasant Pier.
- Mount Pleasant features an array of resources for seniors, including the Mount Pleasant Senior Center, which offers fitness classes and strength training, line dancing, ballroom dancing, bingo and other games, quilting, computer lab, painting, potluck meals, health and wellness activities and local and out-of-town trips.
- South Carolina is a state that doesn’t tax social security benefits. This allows seniors to retain more money in their budgets.
- Mount Pleasant is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors who worry about community safety may feel relieved to learn that Mount Pleasant has a crime rate of 1,851 crimes per 100,000 people. This is considerably below the national average of 2,837 crimes per 100,000 people.
- The cost of living index in Mount Pleasant is 133, which is significantly above the national cost of living index of 100. Increased living expenses may leave seniors with less funds in their budgets.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mount Pleasant
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mount Pleasant start around $4,292 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant
The state of South Carolina doesn’t offer public financial assistance for assisted living facility care. The current waivers address nursing home care and home support for seniors who are aging in place. On the other hand, seniors who receive SSI benefits may be eligible for the South Carolina to pay a monthly supplement to an assisted living facility.
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 Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant-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 Mount Pleasant
Review of Sandpiper Courtyard Assisted Living
My mother is in Sandpiper Courtyard Assisted Living. They make sure she's clean, they clean her bedding and her laundry, and they do it on a schedule, like Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They're... Read more
Review of Atria Mount Pleasant (Now Open)
Atria is first rate most especially for its mentor program! Everyone we met as we enjoyed a lunch and tour without exception could not have been more welcoming. Read more
Review of The Palms of Mt. Pleasant
My parents used to live in The Palms of Mt. Pleasant, and they did a great job. The staff was great. The food was good. They can go to the dining room. My parents loved the food there, and they wer... Read more