15 Memory Care Facilities near Charleston, SC

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Charleston, SC

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Brookdale West Ashley

Provides: Memory Care
2030 Charlie Hall Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414
"I was impressed with Brookdale West Ashley. The memory care section was very clean. The people seemed to be relatively happy. The apartments were sufficient and seemed very clean too. It was very..." More

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Oaks at Charleston

Provides: Memory Care
2333 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
"I am a healthcare administrator and my 95 yo Aunt was in need of care. Members of the staff met me in the emergency room, assessed her and she was admitted to a sparkling clean room during a..." More

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Harmony at West Ashley

Provides: Memory Care
1925 Essex Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29414
"We have moved my mother into Harmony at West Ashley. It's very good. The staff seems very nice. My mother is in memory care, so they're a little limited. Right now, because of the COVID, a lot of..." 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 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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Wellmore of Daniel Island

Provides: Memory Care
580 Robert Daniel Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
"My husband is a resident of the Memory Care facility. The staff treats us both like family. The rooms are well kept and the food is outstanding. They offer stimulating activities along with..." More

Benton House of West Ashley

Provides: Memory Care
1445 Bluewater Way, Charleston, SC 29414
"My mother was in the Benton House of West Ashley, and she was there for two and a half years. It's excellent on all levels. From a business model perspective, they know what they're doing, and they..." More

Indigo Hall

Provides: Memory Care
509 Standard Way, Charleston, SC 29412
"My mom is now in Indigo Hall. It's good. She likes it. The facility is really nice and new. It's probably the best thing. They have activities, yoga and crafts. She likes their food a lot. We got a..." More

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Franke Home at Seaside

Provides: Memory Care
1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"This is a lovely facility equipped with a memory care unit. The atmosphere is very cheerful and residents seem busy and happy. Dining facility is quite open although does seem smaller than some I..." More

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Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer's Sp...

Provides: Memory Care
1025 Hungryneck Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 28464
"I think that Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a five-star place and I loved it. The reason why I didn't choose it is that it's not far away from my home but the traffic..." More

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Atria Mount Pleasant (Now Open)

Provides: Memory Care
601 Solana Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"Atria Mount Pleasant was a more rigid structure that wanted the residents up and out in the main area all day. I knew my mother would hate that. They also didn't allow dogs, so I didn't choose..." More

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Oaks at Mt. Pleasant

Provides: Memory Care
1010 Anna Knapp Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
"It 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 would ask, and..." More

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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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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

Shem Creek Health Center at South Bay...

Provides: Memory Care
1400 Liberty Midtown Drive Suite 420, Mt Pleasa...
"My husband and I are staying at Shem Creek Health Center in Mt. Pleasant. We chose it because it's a place where my husband can receive memory care, and at the same time I can receive rehab from an..." 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).


    • 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

    $6,232.00 Pawleys Island
    $5,527.00 Mount Pleasant
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,921.00 Charleston
    $4,506.00 Summerville
    $4,235.00 Beaufort
    $3,900.00 Bluffton

    Memory Care costs in Charleston start around $4,921 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Charleston

    • Review of Ashley Gardens

      Ashley Gardens was a beautiful place. They showed us the room where they meet and play games. They showed us the hallway where all the seniors kind of gather in and it looked nice. The staff during... Read more

    • Review of Oaks at Charleston

      I am a healthcare administrator and my 95 yo Aunt was in need of care. Members of the staff met me in the emergency room, assessed her and she was admitted to a sparkling clean room during a pande... Read more

      Coula's Nephew
    • Review of Oaks at Charleston

      We liked the Oaks at Charleston. We liked their programs, their setup, and everybody seemed nice and friendly. We toured both the assisted living and memory care, and it was clean. The lady answere... Read more

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