14 Assisted Living Facilities near Myrtle Beach, SC
Also serving communities of North Myrtle Beach.
There are 14 Assisted Living Facilities in the Myrtle Beach area, with 6 in Myrtle Beach and 8 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Myrtle Beach is $3,767 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Murrells Inlet with an average starting cost of $3,443.
To help you with your search, browse the 153 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Myrtle Beach. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Myrtle Beach 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Murrells Inlet with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Myrtle Beach find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Myrtle Beach, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Myrtle Beach, SC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Myrtle Beach
The coastal town of Myrtle Beach is a renowned vacation hot spot, the heart of which is the stunning vistas and entertainment attractions of the famous Grand Strand. The city’s busy lineup of food festivals and arts events keeps the 32,795 locals active, including the 17.6 percent of residents aged 65 years of age or older. For those seniors ready to explore options for long-term care, Myrtle Beach offers 17 assisted living facilities, also known as community residential care facilities (CRCFs), all overseen by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Myrtle Beach
- As a whole, cost of living in Myrtle Beach is slightly lower than the national average, with a score of 92 locally compared to 100 for the United States. Grocery, health and utility prices are the highest, while seniors can save on things like transportation and housing.
- Crime is a serious concern for Myrtle Beach and its seniors. Violent crime rates are nearly triple the national average, while property crime sits at 98.3 out of 100 compared to the national average of just 38.1.
- Summers in Myrtle Beach are hot and muggy, while winters are relatively mild with January lows around 35 degrees and just 1 inch of snow each year. Seniors affected by humidity may have trouble managing the warmer months, but winters are relatively comfortable.
- Seniors can get around Myrtle Beach with ease thanks to the Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority’s Coast RTA, which offers an extensive route map and half-price fares for riders aged 55 years and older.
- The Myrtle Beach area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Grand Strand Medical Center and McLeod Health Carolina Forest Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Myrtle Beach has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Horry County Council on Aging, which offers a broad list of senior care services and activities, and at least 10 senior centers across the county.
Paying for Assisted Living in Myrtle Beach
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Myrtle Beach start around $3,767 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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach
Low-income seniors in Myrtle Beach may be able to take advantage of a Medicaid program called Community Long Term Care (CLTC). This initiative, run by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, promotes freedom of choice, allowing seniors who would otherwise be placed in a nursing home to explore other options, including assisted living.
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 Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach-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 Myrtle Beach
Review of Reflections Assisted Living
Reflections Assisted Living was simple, very basic, very small, and low key. It looked clean, organized, and overall good. The person in charge was clear that there was not much to see. I think the... Read more
Review of Myrtle Beach Estates
My father stayed in Myrtle Beach Estates Assisted Living. It was very pleasant, very good, and the people were extraordinarily nice. It was better run, and more organized than the facility he was i... Read more
Review of Brightwater
Live long well care has helped my family while we can't be there and makes sure that someone is always checking up on our mom to keep her company throughout the day. Read more