2 Memory Care Facilities in Darlington County, SC
The average cost of memory care in Darlington County is $4,140 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Florence County with an average starting cost of $2,682.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Darlington County
Located in Northeast South Carolina, just 50 miles from the North Carolina border, Darlington County has a population of 68,581, with people aged 65 years or older making up 14.3 percent of those residents. Some of those seniors may be showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and may be among the 89,000 South Carolina residents already diagnosed. There are two facilities in the county, both of which are located in Hartsville.
In Darlington County and all of South Carolina, memory care facilities, also known as aassisted living facilities and community residential care facilities, are overseen by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.
- While South Carolina residents don’t get taxed on their social security benefits, pensions and retirement savings account income are partially taxed. These tax savings could help Darlington County seniors on fixed incomes prepare for memory care facility expenses.
- Although Darlington County doesn’t typically receive any snow, the area gets 46 inches of rain annually compared to the U.S. average of 39 inches. With highs of 92 degrees and lows only dipping to 32 degrees, the area has 217 sunny days a year. The county might be attractive to seniors who enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors.
Crime rates in Darlington County are very high. On a scale where 100 represents the highest crime areas, the county ranks 90.2 for violent crime and 83.6 for property crime compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. Families might want to ensure that prospective memory care facilities in the area have security protocols in place to keep their loved one safe.
- On a scale where 100 represents the American average, the cost of living in Darlington County ranks 76.1. Transportation and groceries also rank lower, with health care ranking slightly higher than the average at 103. Seniors and their families might want to keep Darlington County’s cost of living in mind when allocating money for their healthcare budgets.
Paying for Memory Care in Darlington County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Darlington County start around $4,140 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Darlington 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 Darlington 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 Darlington County
Darlington 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 Darlington County, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Darlington County
Darlington 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.