7 Memory Care Facilities near Murrells Inlet, SC

Thrive at Prince Creek

699 Prince Creek Parkway, Murrells Inlet, SC
Just when you thought life by the sea couldn’t get any better, Thrive at Prince Creek has raised the bar. Great scenery is just the start. We’ve also instilled a new philosophy on senior living, as fresh as an ocean breeze. See, to us you’r... (read more)
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Hope Arbor of Murrells Inlet

12287 Hwy 707, Murrells Inlet, SC
Hope Arbor of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is close to Huntington Beach State Park and the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Visitors give high marks to the facility for its cleanliness, spacious rooms and good location. Several areas are avail... (read more)
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Anderson Oaks Assisted Living

997 Highway 90, Conway, SC
Anderson Oaks Assisted Living is located in Conway, South Carolina, close to Conway Medical Center, Myrtle Beach National Golf Course and U.S. Highway 501. Visitors note the community's wooded surroundings, clean facilities and friendly sta... (read more)
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Myrtle Beach Estates

3620 Happy Woods Court, Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Estates is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, near the city's boardwalk and a state park. Visitors describe the facility as clean and bright, with a staff that is professional and informative. They note the beautiful outd... (read more)
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Reflections Assisted Living

219 Middleburg Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC
Reflections Assisted Living is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, near Tanger Outlets, The Plaza at Carolina Forest and Myrtle Beach National Golf Course. Visitors note the community's well-decorated common areas, clean facilities and... (read more)
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Arbor Landing at Pawleys

10729 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC
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 of care, from assisted living and in-home ... (read more)
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The Lakes At Litchfield

120 Lakes at Litchfield Dr. , Pawleys Island, SC
The Lakes at Litchfield is a preferred retirement community in the Pawleys Island, SC area. Located on 23 acres, The Lakes at Litchfield is a full CCRC offering independent living cottages and apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing a... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 7 Memory Care communities in the city and surrounding area to choose from, with an average cost of $4,545 per month.

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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

$5,402.00 Pawleys Island
$5,308.00 Mount Pleasant
$4,723.00 US
$4,656.00 Charleston
$4,545.00 Murrells Inlet
$3,477.00 Conway
$3,445.00 Florence
$3,066.00 Myrtle Beach

Memory Care costs in Murrells Inlet start around $4,545 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,723 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 an assisted living 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.

Memory Care Facilities in Murrells Inlet

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.