11 Memory Care Facilities in Charleston County, SC
The average cost of memory care in Charleston County is $5,249 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790.
To help you with your search, browse the 18 reviews below for memory care facilities in Charleston County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Charleston County 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Charleston County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Charleston County, call (855) 863-8283.
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
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Memory Care costs in Charleston County start around $5,390 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Charleston County
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 Mount Pleasant Senior Living at Carolina Park
Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park was wonderful. The meals and staff members were above average. Everything was beautiful. It's the best layout I've ever seen for memory care, but it's a little pric... 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