12 Assisted Living Facilities near Pawleys Island, SC
There are 12 Assisted Living Facilities in the Pawleys Island area, with 2 in Pawleys Island and 10 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Pawleys Island is $4,920 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,600. Cheaper nearby regions include Murrells Inlet with an average starting cost of $3,572.
To help you with your search, browse the 75 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Pawleys Island. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Pawleys Island 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Pawleys Island find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Pawleys Island, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Pawleys Island, SC
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pawleys Island
Pawley’s Island was given the surname of its first settler, Percival Pawley, and was visited by George Washington two years after he became President of the United States. This island has a population of 103 year-round residents, although thousands more appear in the summer months. Of these residents, 47.6% are seniors, some of whom may need assistance with their personal care. These seniors have two assisted living facilities on the Island to choose from, and another 10 located in nearby areas such as Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and Murrells Inlet.
On Pawley’s Island, as is the case in all of South Carolina, these facilities are regulated by the Health Licensing Division of the Board of Health and Environmental Control and are called Community Residential Care Facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pawleys Island
- South Carolina has tax-friendly policies toward retirees, which could intrigue Pawleys Island seniors with restrictive budgets. The state does not apply taxes to Social Security benefits, while pensions and retirement savings account withdrawals are partially taxed.
- The cost of living in Pawleys Island is higher than both the state and national averages at 109.2, and seniors here can expect to pay more for groceries and healthcare than in the rest of the state or country. The area’s higher healthcare costs might be of concern to seniors with chronic health conditions or those who require frequent doctor visits.
- Pawleys Island has an air quality rating of 78, which is 20 points higher than the U.S. average of 58. The high air quality in the region may be beneficial to seniors with heart or lung issues.
Violent crime is extremely low on Pawleys Island at 5.5, compared to the U.S. average of 22.7. The property crime rate, however, is 96.9, more than double the national average of 35.4. Seniors might want to ensure that facilities they look at on the Island have safety features like security cameras and alarms.
- The Pawleys Island has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Murrells Inlet.
- Pawleys Island has winter lows which rarely drop below 37 degrees and the island only gets one inch of snow each year, making the area ideal for those who dislike extremely cold temperatures.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pawleys Island
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Pawleys Island start around $5,097 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 Pawleys Island 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 Pawleys Island
Low-income seniors on Pawleys Island may be able to get help with their assisted living expenses through South Carolina’s Optional State Supplementation Program.
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 Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island 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 Pawleys Island, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island-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 Pawleys Island
Review of The Lakes at Litchfield
The Lakes at Litchfield has a few levels, and I saw all of them. It was nice and big. The residents weren't hanging out in the hallways, and they looked happy. The staff was nice, attentive, and ge... Read more
Review of Arbor Landing at Pawleys
We visited Arbor Landing in Pawleys Island, and it was very nice. The place is only two years old, so it was brand new, and everything there was in excellent condition. They had a lot of nice decor... Read more
Review of Arbor Landing at Pawleys
My mom is at Arbor Landing at Pawleys. We chose them because she gets her pharmacy there, her therapist, and all of the amenities that come with it. You basically do nothing but just move in. It wa... Read more