Caring.com
Caring.com

(800) 558-0653

The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Gaffney, SC for 2024

Memory Care Facilities in Gaffney, South Carolina

3 Results


Physical TherapyVeterans Benefits

Filters

3 Results

Sort By

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Caring's Family Advisors are here to help you with questions about senior living and care options.

Call us at (855) 948-3865

What you can do with Caring

  • Search the Caring database

    Quickly search the largest online senior living and senior care directory

  • Read reviews and expert guidance

    Read our authentic consumer reviews and content by experts

  • Speak to a Family Advisor for free

    Guided, expert advice to find the best community or agency for you

  • Take a tour to decide yourself

    We’ll help you book tours or get in touch with local agencies

On this page:

  • Memory Care Facilities in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Gaffney
  • Paying for Memory Care in Gaffney
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Gaffney
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gaffney

What to Consider About Memory Care in Gaffney

South Carolina officially recognizes memory care facilities in Gaffney and the rest of the state as community residential care facilities and licenses them through the Department of Health and Environmental Control. This department publishes the minimum standards and best practices facilities must follow to obtain annual licensure, as well as details on residents’ rights.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Gaffney

  • Cherokee Medical Center, a 125-bed acute care facility, serves memory care residents in Gaffney through 24-hour emergency services and a range of specialties, including diabetes management, orthopedics and heart care. It also has a team of neurologists who diagnose and develop treatment plans for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
  • Compared to counties in the state and nation as a whole, Gaffney’s Cherokee County displays subpar performance for health factors and outcomes. The average life expectancy of 71 years trends well below South Carolina’s average of 75.2 and the national norm of 77.6, pointing to gaps in geriatric care, and the county has some of the lowest flu vaccination rates in the country. Fortunately, memory care residents receive regular wellness monitoring and improved access to specialized services, promoting longevity and an improved quality of life.
  • In a typical year, Gaffney reports around 560 crimes, or about 45 illegal incidents per 1,000 people. Its property crime rate comes in at about double the state and national averages, with the city reporting nearly 42 incidents per 1,000 people per year. However, the violent crime rate runs below South Carolina and U.S. norms at 3.53. While this poses a concern for those seeking local memory care solutions, many facilities have monitored access and high-security locks to keep residents safe.
  • At 72.5, Gaffney’s cost of living score trends lower than state and national averages, marking it as a budget-friendly place to live. Although health care costs trend relatively high, exceeding the national norm by 13%, low housing and grocery costs promote competitive memory care rates.
  • South Carolina provides a senior income tax deduction of up to $10,000, and it doesn’t tax Social Security benefits, helping many seniors put more of their income toward memory care costs. The state also exempts prescription drugs from sales taxes. 

Paying for Memory Care in Gaffney

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care facilities in Gaffney charge around $4,969 per month for specialized housing and services.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

In Gaffney, memory care facilities charge around $4,969 per month, which comes in significantly lower than the South Carolina median of $5,813 and the national norm of around $6,688. Monthly fees also run higher in neighboring cities, with seniors in Greenville paying about $840 more for specialized services and residents in Columbia paying about $1,560 more. In Sumter, fees surpass Gaffney’s median by around $1,770.

Gaffney

$4,969

South Carolina

$5,813

United States

$6,688

Greenville

$5,813

Columbia

$6,529

Sumter

$6,736

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The median cost of memory care in Gaffney comes in at $4,969. By comparison, seniors in standard assisted living facilities pay lower rates of around $3,975 for non specialized personal care, while those who attend adult day health care pay around $1,560 for daytime personal care and medical monitoring. On the other hand, memory care rates compare favorably to home health care costs, with seniors paying roughly $4,957 for skilled nursing services at home. For seniors who need 24-hour medical support, nursing home care rates also run higher at around $8,699.

Memory Care

$4,969

Home Health Care

$4,957

Adult Day Health Care

$1,560

Assisted Living Facility

$3,975

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,699

Note: Data for Gaffney was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Spartanburg, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Gaffney

In Gaffney, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care 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.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gaffney

Gaffney Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in South Carolina

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Memory Care

Kimberley

I visited this facility

Review of Magnolias of Gaffney

I went here and it was a nice place to be. The memory care area was nice and clean. The lady who took me around was very friendly. The rooms were good-sized. I just didn't get to talk to any...

Read more

Memory Care Facilities near Gaffney, SC

SpartanburgGastoniaLake WylieGreerRock HillFort Mill

Other Options in Gaffney, SC

Business Owners

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Our Services

  • Senior Living Directory

  • Senior Care Directory

  • Caregiving Resources

  • Sitemap

  • Terms of Use

  • Privacy Policy


© 2024 Caring, LLC. All rights reserved.