14 Memory Care Facilities in Charleston County, SC

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Charleston County, 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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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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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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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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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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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

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

Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park

Provides: Memory Care
3501 Merrill Place, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
"My father is a resident of Mount Pleasant Senior Living at Carolina Park. It's been really great, all the staff from the front desk to the managers, sales people, maintenance staff, and restaurant..." 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

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 County

    Charleston County, South Carolina, has a population of 401,438 people, with 15.8 percent of residents aged 65 and older. Nine memory care facilities around Charleston County provide services for the state’s 89,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

    Facilities offering memory care are Community Residential Care Facilities            (CRCFs), while some may also be classified as Alzheimer’s Special Care Units      (SCUs) that offer specialized care and assistance with basic daily needs.

    Considered the primary medical hub for eastern South Carolina, Charleston County is home to the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center      (MUSC). MUSC Medical Center offers a Memory Disorders Clinic for advanced treatment of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. 

    • Winters in Charleston County are pleasant, with January lows averaging 40 degrees F, and summers are temperate, with July highs averaging 89 degrees F. It is a good idea to check how facilities keep residents comfortable in the event of temperature extremes.
    • Charleston County ranks 51.7 out of 100 (with 100 being the safest) when it comes to the crime rate, which makes it roughly 13 points higher than the national average. Memory care facilities typically take precautions to safeguard residents, but it’s always good to check with each prospective facility to determine what precautions are in place to protect loved ones.
    • Seniors with breathing problems can take comfort in the air quality in Charleston County. The American Lung Association has given the air here a passing grade.
    • Seniors in South Carolina pay no tax on their Social Security retirement income benefits. A $15,000 deduction is available for seniors receiving other forms of retirement. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Charleston County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in South Carolina

    $6,113.00 Georgetown County
    $5,315.00 Charleston County
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,506.00 Dorchester County
    $4,047.00 Chatham County
    $3,842.00 Horry County
    $3,752.00 Beaufort County
    $3,310.00 Florence County

    Memory Care costs in Charleston County start around $5,315 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 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 Charleston 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 Charleston County

    Charleston 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 Charleston County, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.

    Directory of Winners in the Charleston County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Charleston County

    Charleston 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Charleston County

    • 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

      Teresa
    • Review of Benton House of West Ashley

      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... Read more

      Linda
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