9 Memory Care Facilities in Beaufort County, SC
The average cost of memory care in Beaufort County is $4,179 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Chatham County with an average starting cost of $4,139.
To help you with your search, browse the 21 reviews below for memory care facilities in Beaufort County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Beaufort County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Chatham County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Beaufort County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Beaufort County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Beaufort County, SC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Beaufort County
Located on the east coast of South Carolina, Beaufort County has a population of 162,233 residents, 20.4 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors may be among the 89,000 people in South Carolina living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. By 2025, this number is expected to grow by over 34 percent. Beaufort County is home to five memory care facilities to support these seniors and their needs.
Memory Care facilities in Beaufort County and the rest of South Carolina are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs) and are licensed and regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.
- On a scale where 100 represents the best air quality, Beaufort County ranks 70.3 compared to the national average of 58. The higher air quality indicates that Beaufort County might be an ideal location for seniors with COPD or other respiratory issues.
- Seniors and retirees in Beaufort County enjoy tax breaks. South Carolina only partially taxes pensions and retirement savings account income, and they don’t levy any taxes on Social Security benefits. Seniors who rely on Social Security as their sole source of income might appreciate the extra money to put toward their memory care budgets.
- The cost of living in Beaufort County is slightly higher than the U.S. norm. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, the county ranks 114.3. However, groceries, healthcare and transportation are all lower than average. The higher housing costs may be a deterrent for seniors’ families planning to move to the area.
- Beaufort County has a warm, sunny climate with summer highs reaching 91 and lows only dropping to 39. Although the area receives nine more inches of rain per year than the national average of 39 inches, it doesn’t get any snow. With 214 sunny days per year, seniors might have lots of time to enjoy supervised outdoor activities.
Paying for Memory Care in Beaufort County
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Memory Care costs in Beaufort County start around $3,924 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Beaufort County 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 County
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 County
Beaufort County 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 County, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Beaufort County
Beaufort County-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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Beaufort County
Review of The Retreat at Lady's Island
After looking at about six facilities I decided on the Retreat at Lady’s Island. This proved to be one the best decisions I have ever made. The Retreat is maintained impeccably, the food is excepti... Read more
Review of Harbor Cove Memory Care
We toured Harbor Cove Memory Care. We enjoyed the staff, the facility, the cleanliness, the professionalism of the staff, and the amenities they have. They specialize in memory care only which cate... Read more
Review of Sprenger Health Care Bluffton
We moved dad into the memory unit of Sprenger Health Care Bluffton. The facility is new, I think about a year old, so it's relatively clean and well-appointed. There are three different levels of c... Read more