9 Assisted Living Facilities near Sumter, SC

5 Assisted Living Facilities in Sumter, SC

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Brookdale Sumter

Provides: Assisted Living
1180 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150
"Brookdale Sumter was very nice, and we had a very good tour. The clientele and the people in-charge were nice. Everything about it was nice. They had bingo and they could go on a bus and do..." More

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Northwoods Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1267 North Main St., Sumter, SC 29153
"Northwoods Senior Living was very nice and clean. I was impressed with the interior décor. It's a place where I think my wife and I would be satisfied. The staff who helped us was very good. The..." More

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Morningside of Sumter

Provides: Assisted Living
2500 Lin-Do Court, Sumter, SC 29150
"Morningside of Sumter was a fairly big area, and everything was good there. The eating area was nice, and they had a lot of security. The staff during the tour was very good, very knowledgeable,..." More

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Covenant Place

Provides: Assisted Living
2825 Carter Rd, Sumter, SC 29150
"Covenant Place of Sumter looked like a pretty good, nicely kept facility with plenty of room and activities. I liked it. They had really good food, and the dining area was very pretty. " More

Gardens at Sumter

Provides: Assisted Living
2065 McCrays Mill Road, Sumter, SC 29154
"I just want to say I love this community! My mother is now a resident and I couldn't be more pleased with the service the friendly staff and the sweet ED Ms Clark! " More

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Morningside of Camden

Provides: Assisted Living
719 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020
"We went to Morningside of Camden for a visit, and mom loved it. She had some friends that are there, and it was nice. The place was lovely, and the rooms were very nice. " More

Joanne's Community Care Home #1

Provides: Assisted Living
5048 Percival Road, Elgin, SC 29045
"Joanne'S Community Care Home in Elgin, SC provides Assisted Living, Memory Care services. The staff at Joanne'S Community Care Home provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of..." More

Pinedale Residential Center

Provides: Assisted Living
798 Hermitage Pond Road, Camden, SC 29020
"Highly recommend. Could not have asked for better care for my Dad. " More

Cottonwood Villa

Provides: Assisted Living
800 W Church Street, Bishopville, SC 29010
"This is a great place to put your family members I have read the previous comments on here and is unbelievable that someone would make those comments . My mother in law had been a resident at..." More

Assisted Living near Sumter, SC

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Sumter

  • Review of Gardens at Sumter

    I didn't care for Gardens at Sumter. I saw a woman with her head hung down in her wheelchair that nobody seemed to care about and a friend's relative fell out of the wheelchair just a week before m... Read more

    Harry
  • Review of Brookdale Sumter

    Brookdale Sumter was very nice, and we had a very good tour. The clientele and the people in-charge were nice. Everything about it was nice. They had bingo and they could go on a bus and do differe... Read more

    Harry
  • Review of Morningside of Sumter

    Morningside of Sumter was a fairly big area, and everything was good there. The eating area was nice, and they had a lot of security. The staff during the tour was very good, very knowledgeable, an... Read more

    Harry
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sumter

Just 44 miles east of Columbia sits Sumter, a city known for its Southern hospitality and plethora of special events and tourist-friendly attractions. Of the 39,982 people who call Sumter home, just over 15 percent are 65 years of age or older. Those seniors interested in assisted living are lucky to have 30 nearby facilities to choose from, including five right in Sumter. Facilities in Sumter, as in the rest of the state of South Carolina, fall under the umbrella of community residential care facilities (CRCFs) and are licensed and overseen by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sumter

  • Seniors looking to move somewhere affordable will like the cost of living in Sumter. The city’s index sits at 79.8, compared to the national average of 100, with housing prices being particularly low at just 48.
  • The level of crime in Sumter is significantly higher than the rest of the country. On a scale of 1 to 100, the national average for violent crime is 31.1; that number in Sumter is 85.4, which may be an issue for seniors concerned about personal safety.
  • Sumter experiences warm summers, with highs up to 92 degrees, and mild winters with lows rarely dipping below 33. Seniors affected by humidity may be uncomfortable, but otherwise the city offers year-round livability ideal for those who like to get outside.
  • Sumter is steeped in history. The city is named after an important figure in the American Revolutionary War and played a key role in the Civil War, and there are lots of museums memorializing those events. Locals into arts, music and theater might also enjoy the Sumter Town Hall-Opera House, the Sumter Little Theatre and Patriot Hall.
  • The Sumter area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Palmetto Health Tuomey, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Sumter

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in South Carolina

$4,000.00 US
$3,590.00 Florence
$3,560.00 Camden
$3,545.00 Columbia
$3,357.00 Hartsville
$3,212.00 Elgin
$2,500.00 Eutawville
$2,272.00 Sumter

Assisted Living costs in Sumter start around $2,272 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 Sumter 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 Sumter

Low-income seniors in South Carolina looking for ways to pay for assisted living placement currently have just one option. The Community Long-Term Care (CLTC) program is an initiative under the auspices of the SC Department of Health and Human Services that helps seniors avoid nursing home placement. Applicants must meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.

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

Sumter 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 Sumter, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sumter

Sumter-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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