5 Memory Care Facilities near Anderson, SC
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Anderson area, with 3 in Anderson and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Anderson is $3,142 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Anderson, SC
2 Memory Care Facilities near Anderson, SC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Anderson
With a population that is nearly 20 percent seniors over the age of 65, Anderson has a cost of living lower than the national average, which makes it an affordable location for seniors to call home. The state of South Carolina has approximately 89,000 seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and Anderson has 21 memory care facilities in the area to help accommodate them.
In Anderson and the state of South Carolina, memory care facilities are referred to as Alzheimer’s Special Care Units (SCU), and they provide assistance with daily living care and offer segregated and secure programs for individuals who have a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
- Anderson is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the AnMed Health Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Taxes in Anderson and the state of South Carolina favor senior citizens due to the lack of taxes on Social Security benefits. Seniors may also deduct $15,000 of income from any sources at 65 or older. This allows seniors to hold onto more of their income, which is helpful when paying for memory care.
- Anderson has hot and humid summers with July highs around 90 degrees, which may make it difficult for seniors with breathing disorders to enjoy the outdoors in the warmer months. Average January lows are around 31 degrees, and the city only gets around an inch of snow per year.
- Crime in Anderson is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). Violent crime is ranked 76.8, which is much higher than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked 83.5, which is also higher than the national average of 38.1. Seniors may not feel safe when traveling to and from medical appointments or when trying to enjoy the outdoors.
Paying for Memory Care in Anderson
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Anderson start around $3,142 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Anderson 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 Memory Care in Anderson
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Anderson
Anderson and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Anderson, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Anderson
Anderson-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.