9 Memory Care Facilities near Beaufort, SC
Also serving communities of Port Royal.
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Beaufort area, with 2 in Beaufort and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Beaufort is $4,235 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,860. Cheaper nearby regions include Bluffton with an average starting cost of $3,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Beaufort. On average, consumers rate memory care in Beaufort 3.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bluffton with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Beaufort, SC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Beaufort
Memory care is an important issue for cities like Beaufort, South Carolina, that have a large population of senior citizens. Adults 65 and over account for more than 17 percent of the population, or about 2,430 of the city's 13,700 inhabitants. Although Alzheimer's disease and dementia affect less than 3.4 percent of county residents over 50, Beaufort is home to approximately 10 memory care facilities. Facilities that operate an Alzheimer's special care unit or provide memory care exclusively must have written policies and procedures to comply with regulations enforced by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
- The Beaufort area is home to several top-performing medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, the Beaufort Memorial Memory Center and Coastal Neurology, in the event of a medical emergency or illness.
- Beaufort has a pleasant Southern climate. Thanks to its mild winters and 216 days of sunshine, the area has a Sperling's Comfort Index of 83 out of 100. However, summertime highs regularly top 90 degrees with high humidity. Additionally, the area is prone to coastal storms. Special precautions are required to protect residents from extreme heat and severe weather.
- Unlike other coastal cities, Beaufort has a low cost of living. Nearly all regular expenses, including housing, healthcare and transportation, are within 10 points of the national average. These factors can help to control to cost of memory care, assisted living and essential expenses.
- South Carolina is generally a tax-friendly state for retired individuals. Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits are not taxed, and most filers 65 or older qualify for a standard $15,000 deduction on income from 401(k)s, Keogh accounts and IRAs that would normally be taxed by the state. These perks may benefit retirees who are entering an assisted living or memory care facility near Beaufort.
Paying for Memory Care in Beaufort
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Beaufort start around $4,235 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Beaufort 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 Beaufort
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 Beaufort
Beaufort 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 Beaufort, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
Directory of Winners in the Beaufort Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Beaufort
Beaufort-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.
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Beaufort
Review of The Retreat at Lady's Island
Rooms are okay, no activities, docile in bed residents seemed to be the goal, over-medication was common in memory care resulting in falls and injuries. Staff not knowledgeable, trained or educate... Read more
Review of Summit Place of Beaufort
My mother-in-law is in Summit Place of Beaufort. It's an absolutely great facility. We're very happy that we were able to place her there. The staff is wonderful, caring, and they communicate well ... Read more