12 Memory Care Facilities near Columbia, SC

6 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia, SC

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The Haven in the Summit

Provides: Memory Care
3 Summit Terrace, Columbia, SC 29229
"The Haven in the Summit was probably the nicest memory care community, but it was a little bit too far away for us. It was totally memory care, so their security system was well established. They..." More

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HarborChase of Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
"Celebrating senior living each and every day! Welcome to HarborChase of Columbia, and the highest standard of senior care offering assisted living, and our acclaimed memory care program. Respect..." More

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Wildewood Downs

Provides: Memory Care
731 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"Welcome to Wildwoode Downs, Columbia's Premier Retirement Community Wildwoode Downs is a gated community nestled in the heart of Wildewood, one of Columbia's premier neighborhoods located in..." More

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The Crossings at Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
2300 Clemson Rd. , Columbia, SC 29229
"The Crossings at Columbia is a convenient, comfortable and active community of understated elegance. It is a place where you choose the lifestyle you prefer, while you and your family have the..." More

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Amara Place

Provides: Memory Care
651 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"Discover a beautiful senior living community in Columbia, South Carolina. Renowned for our convenient location, excellence in food, first-class staff and signature activities, Amara Place is one..." More

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Atria Forest Lake

Provides: Memory Care
4405 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
"In a beautiful homestead with an expansive Southern-style front porch, you'll find Atria Forest Lake, a family-style senior community. Enjoy a quiet walk in the courtyard, relax with friends by the..." More

6 Memory Care Facilities near Columbia, SC

Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special ...

Provides: Memory Care
3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
"I have an uncle who is a resident at Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center. He has a companion room and is being very well taken care of. It’s convenient to the Lexington Hospital. Their..." More

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Rapha Residential Care

Provides: Memory Care
3959 Fish Hatchery Road, Gaston, SC 29053
"With 24 hour care, Rapha Residential Care provides adults with loving short and long term assisted living care and personal attention, while preserving our residents’ dignity. We are about people..." More

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Carolina Gardens at Lexington

Provides: Memory Care
5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"Our assisted living program offers residents personalized assistance, with all-inclusive amenities. The care that each resident receives is unique to his or her needs. Each resident is assessed..." More

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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
"Our assisted living program offers residents personalized assistance, with all-inclusive amenities. The care that each resident receives is unique to his or her needs. Each resident is assessed..." More

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Carolina Gardens at Harbison

Provides: Memory Care
990 Columbia Avenue, Irmo, SC 29063
"Our assisted living program offers residents personalized assistance, with all-inclusive amenities. The care that each resident receives is unique to his or her needs. Each resident is assessed..." More

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Oakleaf Village of Lexington

Provides: Memory Care
800 North Lake Drive , Lexington, SC 29072
"Our Mission is to serve you.......come experience the right blend of independence and personal assistance for your lifestyle. Step through our doors and be welcomed into a gracious community where..." More

Memory Care near Columbia, SC

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbia

  • Review of The Haven in the Summit

    The Haven in the Summit was probably the nicest memory care community, but it was a little bit too far away for us. It was totally memory care, so their security system was well established. They h... Read more

    hl
  • Review of The Haven in the Summit

    The Haven in the Summit was clean and open. The staff seemed good and on top of things. The dining area was good and clean. Read more

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  • Review of The Haven in the Summit

    The staff and facility are excellent. I am very happy I found The Haven for my mother. Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Columbia

An estimated 89,000 people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease in South Carolina. In Columbia, approximately 9.6 percent of the city’s 133,114 residents are in the 65 and up age group, and for those who have Alzheimer’s or dementia there are five memory care facilities in Columbia and four in nearby areas including West Columbia and Elgin, so family members have options when selecting the right facility for their loved one. Columbia is home to Palmetto Health Richland, which has received accolades for its level of care provided to seniors 65 and older. In Columbia and the entire state of South Carolina, community residential care facilities (CRCFs) that provide memory care are known as special care units (SCUs) and must have secure, segregated areas for residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

  • Columbia has approximately 217 sunny days per year, which is more than the national average. The city also receives only about 1 inch of snow annually, so seniors in memory care can enjoy plenty of supervised outdoor time.

  • The cost of living in Columbia ranks at 89.6, which is lower than the U.S. average of 100. Caregivers handling financial matters for seniors in memory care may find that facility costs, transportation, groceries and other expenses are more affordable in Columbia than in other cities such as Myrtle Beach, where the living cost is slightly higher.

  • Columbia is a tax-friendly city for seniors because there’s no tax on Social Security benefits in South Carolina. Seniors who receive any other type of retirement benefits receive a $15,000 deduction, which can help make paying for memory care more manageable.

  • The air quality in Columbia ranks 40 out of 100, which may be an issue for seniors who have health concerns such as emphysema or COPD. This ranking is lower than the U.S. average of 58 and is based on the EPA’s Air Toxics Assessment.


Paying for Memory Care in Columbia

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in South Carolina

$5,055.00 Martinez
$4,892.00 Columbia
$4,799.00 US
$4,697.00 Evans
$4,678.00 Rock Hill
$4,525.00 West Columbia
$4,140.00 Hartsville
$3,540.00 Lexington

Memory Care costs in Columbia start around $4,892 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Columbia 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 Columbia

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in South Carolina page. Financial Assistance in South Carolina Financial Assistance in South Carolina

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 Columbia

Columbia and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Columbia, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.

Memory Care Facilities in Columbia

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Columbia

Columbia-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living 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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