14 Memory Care Facilities near Columbia, SC
Also serving communities of Orangeburg.
There are 14 Memory Care Facilities in the Columbia area, with 7 in Columbia and 7 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Columbia is $4,993 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include West Columbia with an average starting cost of $4,525.
To help you with your search, browse the 39 reviews below for memory care facilities in Columbia. On average, consumers rate memory care in Columbia 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Columbia find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Columbia, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia, SC
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
Memory Care costs in Columbia start around $4,993 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 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.
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 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 Columbia, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Columbia
Columbia-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.
Other Options in Columbia, SC
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbia
Review of Mill Creek Manor
My father will be moving into Mill Creek Manor memory care unit. It was a wonderful, reassuring community. We took the tour and met the staff. We thought that it was going to be our first choice an... Read more
Review of Mill Creek Manor
My husband will be moving in to Mill Creek Manor. I like that it is close to where my children live so they can see him when I can't because I'm 60 miles away. The place is clean, and the people ar... Read more
Review of Mill Creek Manor
We visited Mill Creek Manor in person. It was fine. I had no issues with them. The room was fine, and it was well taken care of. They have a TV room, and they have daily activities like arts and cr... Read more