8 Memory Care Facilities in Lexington County, SC

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HarborChase of Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
"Celebrating senior living each and every day! Welcome to HarborChase of Columbia, and the highest standard of senior care offering assisted living, and our acclaimed memory care program. Respect..." More

Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special ...

Provides: Memory Care
3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
"I have an uncle who is a resident at Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center. He has a companion room and is being very well taken care of. It’s convenient to the Lexington Hospital. Their..." 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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Rapha Residential Care

Provides: Memory Care
3959 Fish Hatchery Road, Gaston, SC 29053
"With 24 hour care, Rapha Residential Care provides adults with loving short and long term assisted living care and personal attention, while preserving our residents’ dignity. We are about people..." 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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Carolina Gardens at Lexington

Provides: Memory Care
5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
"I was satisfied with Carolina Gardens at Lexington. The people seemed very nice. The place was very clean and bright. The people who lived there all looked very well taken care of. The rooms were..." More

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Wellmore of Lexington

Provides: Memory Care
200 Wellmore Drive, Lexington, SC 29072
"Lexington's Premier Continuing Care Retirement Community Experience luxury senior living at Wellmore of Lexington of Lexington, South Carolina. Members of our community enjoy premier..." 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

    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

    $5,750.00 Kershaw County
    $4,869.00 US
    $4,784.00 Columbia County
    $4,767.00 Dorchester County
    $4,745.00 York County
    $4,436.00 Richland County
    $4,249.00 Lancaster County
    $4,077.00 Lexington County

    Memory Care costs in Lexington County start around $4,077 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 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 Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

      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 t... Read more

      Shannon
    • Review of Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center

      My husband is in Colonial Gardens Special Care Center. We're very happy with everything. They're very caring and very friendly. We don't have any complaints. His room is a nice size, and he's in a ... Read more

      Becky
    • Review of Carolina Gardens at Lexington

      I was satisfied with Carolina Gardens at Lexington. The people seemed very nice. The place was very clean and bright. The people who lived there all looked very well taken care of. The rooms were n... Read more

      Les
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