12 Memory Care Facilities in Lexington County, SC

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Lexington County, SC

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Colonial Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
"We're leaning towards the Colonial Gardens. That's the first place we looked at. All the people that we talked to were really nice, and they took time to answer our questions. The place was really..." More

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Wellmore of Lexington

Provides: Memory Care
200 Wellmore Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
"This review is for Sarah, the Activities Director. She is someone who genuinely cares for the residents in Memory Care, not just performing a job. She strives to bring quality of life for these..." More

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The Heritage at Lowman

Provides: Memory Care
2101 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin, SC 29036
"Meander down beautiful walking paths around centuries-old trees and lush green spaces. Among the 200 acres and stunning pond sits the Heritage at Lowman, a non-profit ministry aimed at providing..." More

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Carolina Gardens at Lexington

Provides: Memory Care
5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"I've seen Carolina Gardens at Lexington. I also made a call today to see if they have availability in their memory care unit. It's probably 20 years old. There are several places in the area that..." More

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Westminster Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
886 Park Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"Westminster Development has a passion and dedication to helping families and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s, Dementia or Memory Loss. Through their shared vision, Westminster Memory Care was..." More

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Oakleaf Village of Lexington

Provides: Memory Care
800 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
"Our Mission is to serve you.......come experience the right blend of independence and personal assistance for your lifestyle. Step through our doors and be welcomed into a gracious community where..." More

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Fairforest Grove Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
"It had a very small area for the memory impaired. I wanted more room for my husband to roam and to be able to go outside. However, the people were very nice, and the lady who showed us around was..." More

Twilite Manor

Provides: Memory Care
2306 Forrest St, Cayce, SC 29033
"My mom is now at Twilite Manor. The people who run the place are very personable. They seem to be very caring and very accommodating. Nobody's perfect, but they are doing a great job. They have..." More

Lexington Medical Center - Carroll Ca...

Provides: Memory Care
802 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"My father is at the Lexington Medical Center - Carroll Campbell Place Alzheimer's Care. It is specialized in caring for people who have Dementia and Alzheimer's and they have a high staff-to-..." More

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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
"Carolina Gardens at West Columbia was in great need of repair. I also found a prescription pill on the floor, which turned me off immediately. They had private and shared rooms, a recreation room..." More

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Rapha Residential Care

Provides: Memory Care
3959 Fish Hatchery Road, Gaston, SC 29053
"Rapha Residential Care was not a good fit for my mom. It wasn't a welcoming environment in my opinion, and it was like in the rural area with not very much around as far as stimulating activities..." More

Opus Post Acute Rehabilitation

Provides: Memory Care
300 Agape Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
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    What to Consider About Memory Care in Lexington County

    Lexington County in central South Carolina has a population of 262,391, with 32,111 of those residents being 65 or older. Some of these seniors may have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The number of South Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s is expected to grow from 89,000 to 120,000 by 2025. To support this growing  demographic, Lexington County is home to seven memory care facilities.

    In Lexington County and all of South Carolina, memory care facilities are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Community Residential Care Facilities interchangeably, with both being licensed and regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.

    • Lexington County’s cost of living ranks 93.2 on a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, with transportation and healthcare both slightly higher at 104 and 105, respectively. Housing and groceries are both lower than the average, which can make the area affordable for seniors’ families.
    • On a scale from one to 100 where one represents the safest areas to live, Lexington County has a violent crime rating of 41.18, more than ten points higher than the national average of 31.1. However, property crime in the county rates 39.5 and is almost on par with the national average of 38.1. Seniors and their families might want to ensure that prospective facilities in the area have security protocols in place to protect residents from becoming victims of crime.
    • Seniors living in Lexington County might benefit from South Carolina’s tax laws. Retirement savings account withdraws and pensions are partially taxed, but Social Security income is not. These tax savings might help seniors extend their memory care budgets.
    • The climate in Lexington County is comfortable with July highs hitting 92 degrees and January lows remaining above freezing. Sperling’s Comfort Index gives the area a rating of 72 out of 100 compared to the national average of 54, which means Lexington County might be a good place for seniors with joint discomfort and other conditions exacerbated by weather conditions to live.


    Paying for Memory Care in Lexington County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in South Carolina

    $5,053.00 US
    $5,027.00 Columbia County
    $4,644.00 Richland County
    $4,547.00 Kershaw County
    $4,536.00 Lancaster County
    $4,500.00 Richmond County
    $4,386.00 Lexington County
    $3,495.00 Aiken County

    Memory Care costs in Lexington County start around $4,386 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington County

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

    Directory of Winners in the Lexington County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lexington County

    Lexington 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lexington County

    • Review of Lexington Medical Center - Carroll Campbell Place Alzheimer's Care

      My father is at the Lexington Medical Center - Carroll Campbell Place Alzheimer's Care. It is specialized in caring for people who have Dementia and Alzheimer's and they have a high staff-to- patie... Read more

      Marty
    • Review of Rapha Residential Care

      Rapha Residential Care was not a good fit for my mom. It wasn't a welcoming environment in my opinion, and it was like in the rural area with not very much around as far as stimulating activities t... Read more

      Jean
    • Review of Twilite Manor

      My mom is now at Twilite Manor. The people who run the place are very personable. They seem to be very caring and very accommodating. Nobody's perfect, but they are doing a great job. They have sho... Read more

      Guy
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