Situated in the northwestern part of the state, Greenville is home to an estimated 70,720 South Carolinians, nearly 9,500 of whom are over the age of 65. In 2014, 230 of the city’s seniors passed away after battling Alzheimer’s, accounting for 8% of Greenville’s 2,875 deaths in that year. Over the next four years, Greenville’s total annual deaths increased by 12.01%. According to the C.D.C., deaths caused by Alzheimer’s also increased by 71.74% over that period. The magnitude of the jump in Greenfield’s Alzheimer’s deaths over that period clearly demonstrates the need for more awareness of and access to memory care services in the area.

A study published in Dementia found that activities designed for people with memory loss and led by trained dementia care personnel resulted in participants reporting significantly higher overall feelings of wellbeing. Since memory care residents also receive continuous health monitoring, assistance and supervision from highly trained caregivers, medical emergencies are spotted right away. In addition to memory care costs around Greenville, this guide covers a few resources that can help families learn about advancements in treatment, find a memory care facility within their budget and get assistance if problems ever arise.

Memory Care Facilities in Greenville, SC

The Legacy at Southpointe Drive

23 Southpointe Drive, Greenville, SC, 29607

My mother moved into The Legacy at Southpointe Drive. The first week has gone well, and we are working to come up with the best care for mom. Everyone has been very helpful, very kind, and very inform … (read more)
My mother moved into The Legacy at Southpointe Drive. The first week has gone well, and we are working to come up with the best care for mom. Everyone has been very helpful, very kind, and very inform … (read more)

The Parker

12 Boyce Ave., Greenville, SC, 29601

My mom moved into The Parker a week ago. They have a fabulous activities director, and it’s made my mother’s transition the best that it could have been. I’ve been very pleased with the nurse’s care a … (read more)
My mom moved into The Parker a week ago. They have a fabulous activities director, and it’s made my mother’s transition the best that it could have been. I’ve been very pleased with the nurse’s care a … (read more)

Oakview Park

100 Hood Road, Greenville, SC, 29611

I toured Oakview Park. I liked it. It was nice. Everywhere was nice. In the front, people were coming in and out. These are patients that are coming out to see the sunset and that was good. They showe … (read more)
I toured Oakview Park. I liked it. It was nice. Everywhere was nice. In the front, people were coming in and out. These are patients that are coming out to see the sunset and that was good. They showe … (read more)

Pine Grove Senior Living

2006 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC, 29615

Nestled in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Place offers residents relaxation and southern charm with wrap-around porches and plenty of Southern-style rockers. Greenville attracti … (read more)
Nestled in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Place offers residents relaxation and southern charm with wrap-around porches and plenty of Southern-style rockers. Greenville attracti … (read more)

The Blake at Hollingsworth Park

360 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC, 29607

My brother moved into The Blake at Hollingsworth Park. He’s been there a couple of weeks. He’s in the memory care. It is wonderful. We are extremely pleased. It’s a new facility. It’s very clean. The … (read more)
My brother moved into The Blake at Hollingsworth Park. He’s been there a couple of weeks. He’s in the memory care. It is wonderful. We are extremely pleased. It’s a new facility. It’s very clean. The … (read more)

Waterstone on Augusta

1004 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC, 29605


The Gables on Pelham

1306 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC, 29615

The rooms are not very large, but they are nice. It is like a hotel setting, so it is very nice. The staff is very caring and very friendly. The food smelled wonderful when I walked in, and usually yo … (read more)
The rooms are not very large, but they are nice. It is like a hotel setting, so it is very nice. The staff is very caring and very friendly. The food smelled wonderful when I walked in, and usually yo … (read more)

Oaks at Chanticleer

355 Berkmans Lane, Greenville, SC, 29605

I liked Oaks at Chanticleer. It was beautiful. It’s all memory care and it was so adorable and creative on how they have it set up. I enjoyed talking to Galen. She has called me several times. The res … (read more)
I liked Oaks at Chanticleer. It was beautiful. It’s all memory care and it was so adorable and creative on how they have it set up. I enjoyed talking to Galen. She has called me several times. The res … (read more)

2016

Cascades Verdae

10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville, SC, 29607


2015, 2022

The Gardens at Eastside

275 Commonwealth Dr, Greenville, SC, 29615

Conveniently situated in a residential neighborhood just minutes from Interstate 85 in Greenville, South Carolina, The Gardens at Eastside regularly receives praise from residents and visitors alike f … (read more)
Conveniently situated in a residential neighborhood just minutes from Interstate 85 in Greenville, South Carolina, The Gardens at Eastside regularly receives praise from residents and visitors alike f … (read more)

Palmettos of Mauldin

810 E Butler Rd, Greenville, SC, 29607

Palmettos of Mauldin is located in the southern Greenville suburb of Mauldin, approximately nine miles south of downtown Greenville. It sits just west of Interstate 385, making it easy for loved ones … (read more)
Palmettos of Mauldin is located in the southern Greenville suburb of Mauldin, approximately nine miles south of downtown Greenville. It sits just west of Interstate 385, making it easy for loved ones … (read more)

Shepherd’s Care

2100 North Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC, 29609


TerraBella Summit

414 Summit Drive, Greenville, SC, 29609

TerraBella Summit is located in the northern part of Greenville, South Carolina, approximately two miles north of downtown. Residents enjoy the facility’s cozy feel and personal charm as well as … (read more)
TerraBella Summit is located in the northern part of Greenville, South Carolina, approximately two miles north of downtown. Residents enjoy the facility’s cozy feel and personal charm as well as … (read more)

Hilltop of Greenville Memory Care

352 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC, 29615

My parents moved into Hilltop of Greenville Memory Care a month ago. We like the place and they’re getting excellent care. They provide meals, laundry, help in bathing, getting dressed, and a lot of a … (read more)
My parents moved into Hilltop of Greenville Memory Care a month ago. We like the place and they’re getting excellent care. They provide meals, laundry, help in bathing, getting dressed, and a lot of a … (read more)

Patriot Living Of Greenville – CLOSED

120 Roper Mountain Rd Extension, Greenville, SC, 29615


The Pearl at Five Forks

15 Five Forks Road, Simpsonville, SC, 29681

The Pearl at Five Forks was really pretty. The residents seemed happy and the staff was smiling, which is a plus. If you’ve got a smiling staff, that usually indicates they’re pretty happy. It’s just … (read more)
The Pearl at Five Forks was really pretty. The residents seemed happy and the staff was smiling, which is a plus. If you’ve got a smiling staff, that usually indicates they’re pretty happy. It’s just … (read more)

Kempton of Greenville

1560 Thornblade Blvd., Greer, SC, 29650

Located in Greer, South Carolina, Kempton at Greenville provides convenient access to Interstate 85 and is only a mile from Milestone Plaza shopping mall. According to visitors, this facility is clean … (read more)
Located in Greer, South Carolina, Kempton at Greenville provides convenient access to Interstate 85 and is only a mile from Milestone Plaza shopping mall. According to visitors, this facility is clean … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Greenville

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in South Carolina. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Greenville

South Carolina’s memory care facilities are regulated by its Department of Health & Environmental Control. Within the D.H.E.C., the Bureau of Health Facility Licensing performs facility inspections and enforces the state’s laws governing memory care communities.

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Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Greenville

  • Greenville’s seniors have several options for emergency healthcare, including Bon Secours which was recently ranked as the second best hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Reports.
  • Though slightly above the statewide average, Greenville’s overall cost of living is more than 10% below the national figure.
  • The city receives 13 inches of rainfall more than the national average, but only three inches of snow per year, a fraction of the 28 inches that falls across much of the country. Additionally, the city averages 15 more sunny days per year than the rest of the nation.
  • Greenville’s air quality is about 20% worse than most places in America, but since the city has 43 more physicians per capita than the national average, its residents should have more choices of doctors who can help alleviate symptoms from the city’s lackluster air. 
  • The city’s violent crime and property crime rates are higher than national averages. but both have been on a steady downward trend over the last couple decades.

Paying for Memory Care in Greenville

Generally, assisted living communities offer memory care with a premium of around 20-30% of their assisted living fees. Assuming an average added cost of 25% for memory care, Greenville’s seniors can expect to pay around $4,679 a month for memory care.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Greenville’s average monthly cost of memory care is $164 higher than the statewide median and $946 below the national average. In Spartanburg and Columbia, memory care averages $179 and $591 less per month, respectively. Across the border in nearby Asheville, NC, memory care is relatively expensive—$6,248 a month.

$4679

Greenville

$4515

South Carolina

$5625

The United States

$4500

Spartanburg

$4088

Columbia

$6248

Asheville, NC

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

On average, homemaker services or a home health aide cost $4,671 a month, $8 less than the city’s median cost of memory care.  The least expensive type of senior care in Greenville is adult day care, which averages $1,408 a month, while the most costly is nursing home care with a private room at $8,941 per month. For semiprivate living arrangements in a Greenville nursing home, the city’s senior spend an average of $7,543.

$4671

Homemaker Services

$4671

Home Health Aide

$1408

Adult Day Care

$3743

Assisted Living

$4679

Memory Care

$7543

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$8941

Nursing Home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Greenville

In Greenville, 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, Memory Care in South Carolina page.

More ways to pay for memory care in SC

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 Greenville

The following list includes several organizations that offer seniors and their families free assistance learning about memory care facilities and public financing options. Organizations devoted to dementia care research and treatment development are also included.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 868-9095

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program was created to ensure residents of memory care communities and other long term care facilities receive high quality care. The program's volunteers investigate complaints about facilities and seek a resolution that supports the best interests of the facility's residents. Before moving into a facility, an ombudsman can help find facilities' inspection records and past citations so families can choose the best facility for their loved one's needs.

(864) 242-9733

At the local A.A.A., seniors and their families have access to a plethora of government and nonprofit programs designed to help older adults age gracefully. In addition to housing the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and State Health Insurance Program, The A.A.A. manages the local Meals on Wheels program and provides referrals to healthcare providers. 

(864) 242-9733

Counselors with S.H.I.P. help seniors and their families compare long term care insurance options, including Medicare and Medicaid. The program's assistance is free, and it can help families determine which insurance plan or combination of plans will cover more of their memory care expenses.

(864) 250-0029

South Carolina's Alzheimer's Association chapter offers education and support to seniors living with dementia, their families, caregivers and medical professionals. Family members looking after relatives with memory loss may be able to receive temporary relief through respite care provided by the organization.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Greenville

Greenville 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