11 Memory Care Facilities in Charleston County, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Mount Pleasant Senior Living at Carol...

Provides: Memory Care
3501 Merrill Place, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
"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..." 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

    $6,285.00 Georgetown County
    $5,390.00 Charleston County
    $4,869.00 US
    $4,767.00 Dorchester County
    $4,042.00 Chatham County
    $3,744.00 Beaufort County
    $3,445.00 Florence County
    $3,217.00 Horry County

    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.

    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

      Lisa
    • 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

      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
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