4 Memory Care Facilities in Florence County, SC
The average cost of memory care in Florence County is $3,310 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Florence County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Florence County 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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4 Memory Care Facilities in Florence County, SC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Florence County
Florence County, in northeast South Carolina, is home to 136,885 residents, 13.2 percent of which are seniors aged 65 and older. Some of these seniors may be living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairments. There are three facilities in the county to support these seniors.
In Florence County, as in all of South Carolina, memory care facilities are called Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs) and Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are licensed and regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.
- On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Florence County’s cost of living ranks 85.5. Groceries, healthcare expenses, housing and transportation rank lower than the average. Seniors on fixed incomes might want to take the county’s lower cost of living into consideration.
- The air quality in Florence County might not be ideal for seniors with respiratory issues. On a scale where 100 represents areas with the best air quality, the county ranks 56, which is two points lower than the national average of 58. Seniors with COPD or asthma might prefer living in one of the smaller counties in South Carolina with better air quality.
- Florence County ranks 57.7 for violent crime, a full 26 points higher than the national average of 31.1, on a scale where 100 represents the most dangerous areas. The county also ranks 53.2 for property crime compared to the national average of 38.1. While seniors living in secure memory care facilities probably may not be directly affected by the high crime rates, families may wish to ask facility staff about the security measures they have in place.
- Seniors in Florence County may benefit from South Carolina’s tax laws. While social security income is not taxed, pensions, both public and private, along with retirement savings account income are partially taxed. Seniors whose sole income comes from these sources may find that they have more money to contribute toward their healthcare budgets.
Paying for Memory Care in Florence County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Florence County start around $3,310 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence County
Florence 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 Florence County, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
Directory of Winners in the Florence County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Florence County
Florence 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 Florence County
Review of Elmcroft of Florence - South Carolina
My dad moved into Elmcroft of Florence. The staff, the ones that I can communicate with, I really enjoy. They talk to me, but they're more like CNAs. I have yet to speak to a doctor, a nurse, RN, o... Read more
Review of Florence Place
I'm very pleased with Florence Place. They do at least four activities a day. They have a lady who fixes their hair every morning, and puts makeup on them. She sends us videos of what they're doing... Read more