8 Memory Care Facilities near Mount Pleasant, SC
There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Mount Pleasant area, with 7 in Mount Pleasant and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Mount Pleasant is $5,749 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Charleston with an average starting cost of $4,831.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for memory care facilities in Mount Pleasant. On average, consumers rate memory care in Mount Pleasant 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Charleston with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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7 Memory Care Facilities in Mount Pleasant, SC
1 Memory Care Facility near Mount Pleasant, SC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Mount Pleasant
While Mount Pleasant is classified as a suburb of Charleston, it's also South Carolina's fourth-largest city, home to more than 80,000 residents, 15 percent of whom are 65 or older. Residents of Mount Pleasant who have Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia and need memory care can choose among the city's five residential facilities. Just down the road, Charleston offers five additional options.
In Mount Pleasant as in the rest of South Carolina, residential care facilities house their memory care services in secure, segregated units known as Alzheimer's special care units (SCUs).
- Mount Pleasant is ideal for seniors who enjoy mild winters and can tolerate hot, humid summers. The city's more than 200 annual sunny days give residents and their families ample opportunities to explore the miles of coastline and the many picturesque beach towns in the area, including Kiawah and Isle of Palms.
- Mount Pleasant's cost of living is substantially higher than the state and national averages. Most of this discrepancy is due to the city's exorbitant housing costs. Groceries and health care are cheaper than average in Mount Pleasant, while utilities are only slightly more expensive. Those who want to live near their loved ones in Mount Pleasant but desire less-expensive real estate may want to look in nearby North Charleston, where the average house is less than half the cost.
- Because of South Carolina's friendly tax treatment of retirees, seniors have more money left over to put toward the best memory care available. Not only are Social Security checks not taxed, but seniors receiving any type of retirement income receive an automatic $15,000 deduction.
- Mount Pleasant is a safe city for memory care residents and their families. Its violent crime rate is 18 on a scale of 1 to 100 (with lower numbers signifying less crime). This rate is substantially lower than both the state and national averages.
Paying for Memory Care in Mount Pleasant
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Mount Pleasant start around $5,313 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant
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 Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant-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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Mount Pleasant
Review of Mount Pleasant Senior Living at Carolina Park
My father is a resident of Mount Pleasant Senior Living at Carolina Park. It's been really great, all the staff from the front desk to the managers, sales people, maintenance staff, and restaurant ... Read more
Review of Mount Pleasant Senior Living at Carolina Park
Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park was wonderful. The meals and staff members were above average. Everything was beautiful. It's the best layout I've ever seen for memory care, but it's a little pric... Read more
Review of Sweetgrass Court
Sweetgrass Court is a good environment. We were satisfied with the majority of the things that they did, we didnt have complaints. The staff was pretty good, they respond to questions that we woul... Read more