12 Memory Care Facilities near Charleston, SC
There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Charleston area, with 6 in Charleston and 6 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Charleston is $5,056 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in Charleston. On average, consumers rate memory care in Charleston 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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6 Memory Care Facilities in Charleston, SC
6 Memory Care Facilities near Charleston, SC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Charleston
South Carolina has an estimated 89,000 residents with Alzheimer’s disease, some of whom are in Charleston. The total percentage of Charleston residents over age 65 is approximately 15.8. To accommodate the portion of this population who require memory care, there are five facilities in the city and four in surrounding areas such as Mount Pleasant. Community residential care facilities (CRCFs) in Charleston serving residents with dementia are called Alzheimer’s special care units (SCUs).
- Charleston is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Memory Disorders Clinic at the Medical University of South Carolina, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors who enjoy the outdoors will likely appreciate Charleston’s sunny climate. The city rates 85 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index, much higher than the U.S. average of 54. The city averages zero inches of snow per year, while the nation averages around 26 inches.
Violent crime in Charleston is ranked at 22.7, lower than the U.S. average of 31.1. Although the property crime rate of 42.5 is slightly higher than the national average, most residential care facilities have ample security measures in place to keep residents and their belongings safe.
- The cost of living in Charleston ranks at 121.5, which is higher than the U.S. average of 100. Family members who handle the finances for memory care residents may find the higher cost reflected in areas such as transportation, health care, utilities and groceries.
Paying for Memory Care in Charleston
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in South Carolina
Memory Care costs in Charleston start around $5,056 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Charleston 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 Charleston
Seniors in Charleston and the rest of South Carolina may qualify for financial assistance for residential care facilities through Medicaid. There is also an Optional State Supplement (OSS) to help offset the cost of memory care.
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 Charleston
Charleston 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 Charleston, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Charleston
Charleston-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 Charleston
Review of Harmony at West Ashley
I'm really happy with The Crossings at West Ashley. It's very nice and very clean. I liked it a lot because it's the only place I know where the memory care residents interact with the assisted and... Read more
Review of Ashley Gardens
Ashley Gardens is a respite and memory care center and it is absolutely amazing. The staff cared, was really dedicated, and the director was very easily accessed. She helped us with my mom's situat... Read more
Review of Ashley Gardens
I visited Ashley Gardens, and the environment was beautiful, open, and airy. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable. The residents can roam if they want to, and they have lots of activi... Read more