12 Memory Care Facilities near Charleston, SC

6 Memory Care Facilities in Charleston, SC

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Brookdale West Ashley

Provides: Memory Care
2030 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414
"Brookdale West Ashley provides our residents with lifestyles, housing, and services in comfortable surroundings combined with exceptional amenities, programs, and care. Through Brookdale's..." More

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Harmony at West Ashley

Provides: Memory Care
1925 Essex Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29414
"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..." More

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Ashley Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
2290 Henry Tecklenburg Dr., Charleston, SC 29414
"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..." More

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Palmettos of Charleston

Provides: Memory Care
1900 Ashley Crossing Drive, Charleston, SC 29414
"The Palmettos of Charleston is one of the more than 130 affiliated HealthCare centers of National HealthCare Corporation, NHC. In 10 states, NHC's family of centers delivers exceptional care and..." More

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Ashley River Plantation

Provides: Memory Care
2333 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
"Ashley River Plantation offers compassionate senior care in Charleston, SC. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff..." More

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Wellmore of Daniel Island

Provides: Memory Care
580 Robert Daniel Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
"Charleston's Premier Senior Care Community Experience luxury senior living at Wellmore of Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. Members of our community enjoy premier accommodations,..." More

6 Memory Care Facilities near Charleston, SC

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Somerby of Mount Pleasant

Provides: Memory Care
3100 Tradition Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
"History, Southern charm and natural beauty abound when you live at picturesque Somerby Mount Pleasant. Minutes away from everything you love in Mount Pleasant, and also close to Charleston, SC,..." More

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Franke Home at Seaside

Provides: Memory Care
1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"Situated among beautiful lagoons and Spanish moss draping over ancient oak branches, Franke at Seaside has become a haven for older adults seeking an active, worry-free future. As a non-profit..." More

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Atria Mount Pleasant (Opening Early 2...

Provides: Memory Care
601 Solana Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"Opening Early 2020 Now pre-leasing, Atria Mount Pleasant will be a vibrant community for active older adults in Charleston County. Thoughtfully designed to help residents keep living the..." More

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Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer's Sp...

Provides: Memory Care
1025 Hungryneck Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 28464
"There may be no greater challenge in life than living with memory loss. At Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, our job is to help these individuals maintain a sense of dignity..." More

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The Palms of Mt. Pleasant

Provides: Memory Care
937 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"Palms of Mt. Pleasant offers compassionate senior care in Mount Pleasant, SC. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff..." More

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Sweetgrass Court

Provides: Memory Care
1010 Anna Knapp Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 2...
"Sweetgrass Court is a good environment. We were satisfied with the majority of the things that they did, we didn’t have complaints. The staff was pretty good, they respond to questions that we..." More

    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).

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    • 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

    $6,297.00 Pawleys Island
    $5,313.00 Mount Pleasant
    $5,056.00 Charleston
    $4,890.00 US
    $4,678.00 Summerville
    $4,235.00 Beaufort
    $3,850.00 Bluffton

    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.

    Directory of Winners in Charleston Area


    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.

    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

      Lisa
    • 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

      Caroline
    • 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

      Bernice
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