The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Murrells Inlet, SC for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Murrells Inlet, SC

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Inlet Coastal Resort

Provides: Memory Care
5087 Highway 17 N. Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 2...
"Why Choose Inlet Coastal Resort? Located in the low country of South Carolina, Inlet Coastal Resort’s assisted living and memory care community is exactly what you are looking for – an upscale..." More

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St Gabriel of Murrells Inlet

Provides: Memory Care
699 Prince Creek Parkway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
"My friend moved into St Gabriel of Murrells Inlet. It was convenient, and they were willing to take my friend because she's a memory care patient. It was in close proximity to where her family..." More

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Inlet Oaks Assisted Living and Memory...

Provides: Memory Care
12287 Hwy 707, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
"Murrells Inlet Assisted Living Community is nestled among moss-draped live oak trees on the south end of South Carolina’s Grand Strand. It welcomes you with intentionally designed affordable living..." More

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Caring Star 2023

Myrtle Beach Grove Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
3620 Happy Woods Court, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
"Myrtle Beach Grove Senior Living was excellent. I felt good about the place. The staff seemed very, very good. They have a nurse practitioner onsite two days a week but on call 24/7 and I liked..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Anderson Oaks Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
997 Highway 90, Conway, SC 29526
"Anderson Oaks Assisted Living is very nice, clean, and friendly staff. I actually just talked to the person in charge. I didn't go into a room because it wasn't going to be a good fit for my dad,..." More

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Arbor Landing at Pawleys

Provides: Memory Care
10729 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
"This brand new Community, opening in the Fall of 2018, is the newest option for exceptional assisted living in northeastern South Carolina. Our expertly designed community provides a complete range..." More

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Reflections Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
219 Middleburg Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
"Reflections Assisted Living is a modern facility with spacious hallways, large sitting rooms, elegant dining areas and comfortable resident rooms. We are the premier location for Assisted Living in..." More

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Indigo at Carolina Forest

Provides: Memory Care
176 Village Center Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
"Indigo Carolina Forest is a state-of-the-art senior living community coming soon to the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Our 55+ retirement community will offer spacious, well-appointed..." More

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Portside at Grande Dunes

Provides: Memory Care
901 Portside Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
"My mother was at Portside at Grande Dunes for a few months. The food was OK and the place was very pretty, but the helpers were not that good. She was there for four months in memory care. The main..." More

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Caring Star 2021

Brightwater

Provides: Memory Care
101 Brightwater Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
"Brightwater has been very good to us. My mom's room is in memory care and it's beautiful. The staff is very caring and very attentive to all her needs and problems. The food could be a little..." More

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Caring Star 2022

The Lakes at Litchfield

Provides: Memory Care
120 Lakes at Litchfield Drive, Pawleys Island, ...
"I went to The Lakes at Litchfield and toured the memory care. Everything was nice and the inside was very clean. The staff was also nice. It was just kind of expensive for us." More

Watercrest Myrtle Beach

Provides: Memory Care
6151 Colline Verde Wy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
"My loved one lived here for 2.5months. Unfortunately the memory care unit is sub par compared to those in the area. We learned the staff does not have the skills or toolkit to handle Sundowning..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Murrells Inlet

    Long summers and short, mild winters are one of the things that draw seniors and their families to Murrells Inlet. Located along the Atlantic Coast of South Carolina, Murrells Inlet is home to approximately 2,200 seniors, some of whom account for the 79,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in the state. To accommodate those individuals who are living in Murrells Inlet, there are two memory care facilities located within the city limits and five nearby in places like Myrtle Beach and Conway.

    In Murrells Inlet and the state of South Carolina, memory care facilities are called Alzheimer’s Special Care Units (SCUs), which provide a secure and segregated program for those with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

    • Murrells Inlet is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The cost of living in Murrells Inlet is 101.1, which is only slightly higher than the national average of 100, but significantly higher than the state average of 94. Seniors may find it difficult to pay for memory care and other necessities when living within the city limits.
    • Crime is ranked on a scale from one (low) to 100 (high). In Murrells Inlet, violent crime scores a 35.9, which is higher than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is ranked at 36.9, which is lower than the national average of 38.1. Seniors may feel safe and secure when inside their memory care facility, but they may not be as safe when running necessary errands in the city itself.
    • Seniors over the age of 65 in Murrells Inlet and South Carolina have a deduction of $15,000 that can be applied across all types of retirement income. In addition, those who own property are exempt from property tax on the first $50,000.


    Paying for Memory Care in Murrells Inlet

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in South Carolina

    $6,137.00 Little River
    $5,995.00 Shallotte
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,211.00 Pawleys Island
    $4,635.00 Murrells Inlet
    $4,202.00 Myrtle Beach
    $3,435.00 Florence
    $3,335.00 Conway

    Memory Care costs in Murrells Inlet start around $4,635 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Murrells Inlet 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 Murrells Inlet

    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 Murrells Inlet

    Murrells Inlet 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 Murrells Inlet, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Murrells Inlet

    Murrells Inlet-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.

    Memory Care near Murrells Inlet, SC

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