17 Memory Care Facilities near Columbia, SC

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Columbia, SC

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Wildewood Downs

Provides: Memory Care
731 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"Columbia's Premier Continuing Care Retirement Community Experience luxury senior living at Wildewood Downs of Columbia, South Carolina. Members of our community enjoy premier accommodations,..." More

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Atria Forest Lake

Provides: Memory Care
4405 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
"Dad is getting excellent care in the Memory Care Unit and from the staff interacting with him. His room is decorated with memorabilia from his former home, i.e. pictures, photographs, favorite..." More

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Harmony at Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
2300 Clemson Rd. , Columbia, SC 29229
"I was able to visit The Harmony Collection at Columbia. I like that their dining area was very clean, open, and spacious. The rooms are spacious as well. I haven't tried the food but they allow..." More
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Mill Creek Manor

Provides: Memory Care
651 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"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..." More

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Caring Star 2017

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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Fairforest Grove Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
"It had a very small area for the memory impaired. I wanted more room for my husband to roam and to be able to go outside. However, the people were very nice, and the lady who showed us around was..." More

Merrill Gardens at Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
2205 Gregg Street, Columbia, SC 29201
"I went to Merrill Gardens at Columbia. It was lovely; it was brand new. It's a super facility. The employees were excellent. It would be a second choice to the other one except that it's on the..." More

The Palmettos of Parklane

Provides: Memory Care
7811 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"My father stayed at The Palmettos of Parklane's memory care unit. They had caring staff and lots of activities. It's a bright facility, and they kept the residents safe. They did a lot of arts and..." More

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Harbison Shores

Provides: Memory Care
990 Columbia Avenue, Irmo, SC 29063
"We have placed my mother-in-law into Harbison Shores. The facility is nice, and the people are good. We met with the director, and she explained how everything works. We had visited some other..." More

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Colonial Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
"We're leaning towards the Colonial Gardens. That's the first place we looked at. All the people that we talked to were really nice, and they took time to answer our questions. The place was really..." More

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English Meadows Lexington Campus

Provides: Memory Care
5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"I've seen Carolina Gardens at Lexington. I also made a call today to see if they have availability in their memory care unit. It's probably 20 years old. There are several places in the area that..." More

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Wellmore of Lexington

Provides: Memory Care
200 Wellmore Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
"This review is for Sarah, the Activities Director. She is someone who genuinely cares for the residents in Memory Care, not just performing a job. She strives to bring quality of life for these..." 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

Lexington Medical Center - Carroll Ca...

Provides: Memory Care
802 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"My father is at the Lexington Medical Center - Carroll Campbell Place Alzheimer's Care. It is specialized in caring for people who have Dementia and Alzheimer's and they have a high staff-to-..." More

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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
"Carolina Gardens at West Columbia was in great need of repair. I also found a prescription pill on the floor, which turned me off immediately. They had private and shared rooms, a recreation room..." More

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Rapha Residential Care

Provides: Memory Care
3959 Fish Hatchery Road, Gaston, SC 29053
"Rapha Residential Care was not a good fit for my mom. It wasn't a welcoming environment in my opinion, and it was like in the rural area with not very much around as far as stimulating activities..." More

Opus Post Acute Rehabilitation

Provides: Memory Care
300 Agape Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
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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

    $5,700.00 Camden
    $5,645.00 Lexington
    $5,361.00 US
    $4,715.00 Hartsville
    $4,533.00 Columbia
    $3,775.00 West Columbia
    $3,495.00 Aiken
    $3,490.00 Sumter

    Memory Care costs in Columbia start around $4,533 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,361 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.

    Memory Care near Columbia, SC

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Columbia

    • Review of Harmony at Columbia

      I was able to visit The Harmony Collection at Columbia. I like that their dining area was very clean, open, and spacious. The rooms are spacious as well. I haven't tried the food but they allow cho... Read more

      Beverly
    • Review of Harmony at Columbia

      I toured Harmony at Columbia. The most important thing was the type of services that they offered, and it's affordable for my family. The other centers that we looked at were a little pricey for us... Read more

      Jean
    • Review of Atria Forest Lake

      My mother moved into Atria Forest Lake. They have some interior painting to do, but other than that it was fine. It was well kept. The staff was very helpful. The food there is excellent. I visit m... Read more

      David
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