The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Charleston County, SC for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Charleston County is $5,373 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,480. Cheaper nearby regions include Berkeley County with an average starting cost of $3,495.
To help you with your search, browse the 40 reviews below for memory care facilities in Charleston County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Charleston County 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 16 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.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Charleston County, SC
Brookdale West Ashley
Atria Mount Pleasant (Now Open)
Harmony at West Ashley
Franke Home at Seaside
Oaks at Charleston
Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer's Sp...
Oaks at Mt. Pleasant
Somerby of Mount Pleasant
The Palms of Mt. Pleasant
Palmettos of Charleston
Benton House of West Ashley
Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park
Shem Creek Health Center at South Bay...
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
Memory Care costs in Charleston County start around $5,373 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,670 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 Ashley Gardens
From move in, my mother was placed purposely with a roommate to balance both residents. This approach was most impressive as my mother immediately connected a loving companionship. The rooms wer... Read more
Review of Oaks at Charleston
My husband is now at Oaks at Charleston. So far, it's been great. It's hard putting him in there, but under the circumstances, they treat him well. The staff is wonderful. Most of them have been th... Read more
Review of Oaks at Mt. Pleasant
We have selected Oaks at Mt. Pleasant for my mom. It was incredibly clean. It was a home-like atmosphere. All the staff were very engaged. None of the individuals who lived there were completely al... Read more
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