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What to Consider About Memory Care in Kershaw County

Kershaw County, located in central South Carolina, has a population of over 61,000 residents, 14.3 percent of whom are age 65 or older. Some of these seniors are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia and may need supervised treatment in a memory care facility.

In South Carolina, memory care facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Community Residential Care Facilities, both of which are overseen by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing. Kershaw County has one ALF in Elgin and another in Camden.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Kershaw County’s overall cost of living ranks 90 on a scale where 100 represents the U.S. median. Transportation and healthcare are slightly higher than the average at 110 and 103, respectively. Seniors looking at facilities in the area should take the higher costs of healthcare and transportation into consideration when planning their memory care budgets.
  • On a scale where 100 represents the areas with the highest crime levels, Kershaw County rates 46.8 for violent crime and 41.2 for property crime, compared to the U.S. averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Seniors living in memory care facilities are generally protected from crime by security cameras and other safety protocols; however, it’s still a good idea for families to ask staff what measures are in place in to protect the seniors in their care.
  • South Carolina’s tax laws are senior-friendly. While no taxes are levied on Social Security benefits, pensions and retirement savings account income are only partially taxed. The extra money saved may help seniors in Kershaw County budget for facility expenses.
  • Residents of Kershaw County enjoy summer highs of 90 and winter lows of 29. Although the area gets 44 inches of rain annually, compared to the national average of 39 inches, there are still 218 sunny days each year. Seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors might appreciate all of the sunny days.

Paying for Memory Care in Kershaw County

Memory Care costs in Kershaw County start around $5,211 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kershaw 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.

Counties in South Carolina

Lancaster County

$6,275

US

$5,743

Richland County

$5,354

York County

$5,327

Kershaw County

$5,211

Lexington County

$4,747

Darlington County

$4,715

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Kershaw 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 Kershaw County

Kershaw 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 Kershaw County, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kershaw County

Kershaw 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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