18 Assisted Living Facilities near Murrells Inlet, SC
There are 18 Assisted Living Facilities in the Murrells Inlet area, with 6 in Murrells Inlet and 12 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Murrells Inlet is $3,655 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Myrtle Beach with an average starting cost of $3,529.
To help you with your search, browse the 147 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Murrells Inlet. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Murrells Inlet 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pawleys Island with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Murrells Inlet find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Murrells Inlet, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Murrells Inlet
Murrells Inlet is a small city on the Atlantic Coast just to the south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It's well-known for its boating and fishing culture, which makes it the perfect place for seniors who enjoy the warm salty air and outdoor life. To accommodate the seniors who require help with daily living tasks, Murrells Inlet has six assisted living facilities within the city and 10 nearby.
Murrells Inlet assisted living facilities are regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control. Also known as community residential care facilities, assisted living facilities provide a degree of personal care as well as room and board for seniors who need daily assistance.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Murrells Inlet
- The Murrells Inlet area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Murrells Inlets has an array of community resources for seniors, including the local AARP, an organization that works to improve the lives of seniors in the area, as well as the Murrells Inlet Community Center.
- Coast RTA provides curb-to-curb paratransit services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities at discounted fares. The service runs every day of the year except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
- Seniors in Murrells Inlet have a one in 41 chance of becoming a victim of some type of crime. This rate is 41 percent higher than other cities in the state and comparable cities in the nation.
- Murrells Inlet has a tropical climate with extremely hot humid summers and short and cold winters. Summer highs are around 88 degrees while winter lows are around 39.
- The cost of living in Murrells Inlet is 101, which is comparable to the national average of 100, so seniors moving here from many areas should be able to enjoy a similar lifestyle.
Paying for Assisted Living in Murrells Inlet
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Murrells Inlet start around $3,655 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 Murrells Inlet 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 Murrells Inlet
Financial help is available for seniors who need help paying for community residential care facilities in Murrells Inlet 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.
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 Murrells Inlet
Murrells Inlet 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 Murrells Inlet, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Murrells Inlet
Murrells Inlet-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 Murrells Inlet
Review of St Gabriel of Murrells Inlet
I took a tour of St. Gabriel of Murrells Inlet for my mom, and I was very impressed. I like the less of a hospital or doctor-like setting. Regarding the community layout, the first word that came t... Read more
Review of Carolina Gardens at Garden City
I moved into Carolina Gardens at Garden City. It's good. The staff is pretty well mixed. You get some that don't do a thing and just sit around and you can't get them to do anything, but most of th... Read more
Review of Carolina Gardens at Garden City
We went to Carolina Gardens at Garden City. I liked them, I thought they were very nice, I thought the place was set up nice, and the people were very nice. The room that we looked at was very nice... Read more