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What to Consider About Memory Care in Myrtle Beach

The Bureau of Health Facility Licensing (BHFL) regulates all health care facilities and related care providers across the state of South Carolina, including Myrtle Beach. It licenses, inspects and enforces standards for facilities such as memory care residential facilities, nursing homes, hospices, home health agencies and adult day care centers.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Myrtle Beach

  • For a small beach community, Myrtle Beach is well-served by memory care facilities and excellent general hospitals. Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, the Tidelands Health System, and McLeod Health Seacoast each have multiple satellite facilities for urgent care and specialty services. A dedicated Memory Disorders Clinic is located nearby at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 
  • Although sales taxes are on the high side (8.7% in contrast to the U.S. average of 7.3%), South Carolina and Myrtle Beach are fairly tax-friendly to seniors. In addition to no taxes on Social Security, those over 65 can deduct up to $15,000 in retirement income from pensions and IRAs. Thus, many seniors end up paying no income tax. 
  • Weather is one reason families and retirees flock to Myrtle Beach. Breezes off the water keep the town pleasantly comfortable in spite of hot and humid summers. Snowfall is scarce though fairly frequent in December. Air quality is considered above average in a state not known for tough environmental protections and that has no statewide climate plan.
  • Retirees have always flocked to Myrtle Beach for its temperate climate, seaside location and cost of living that’s lower than the U.S. average. For seniors requiring residential memory care, this is reflected in average monthly costs of $5,087, which is considerably lower than the national average of $5,625.
  • Myrtle Beach joined AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities in 2020. The Network improves the lives of seniors in targeted communities through a commitment to improved urban infrastructure and accessibility.

Paying for Memory Care in Myrtle Beach

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Residential memory care in the Myrtle Beach area costs an average of $5,087 monthly. This is considerably higher than the state average of $4,515 per month, but well below the national average of $5,625.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

All of South Carolina is reasonably inexpensive when it comes to memory care, with the highest rates charged in Myrtle Beach. Coastal Charleston, at $4,931 per month, is also a more costly city for memory care. In Greenville, care averages $4,679 per month, and in Columbia near the center of the state, memory care averages $4,087 a month. Cheaper rates are available in Sumter, where $3,329 is the monthly average.

Myrtle Beach

$5,087

South Carolina

$4,515

The United States

$5,625

Charleston

$4,931

Columbia

$4,087

Sumter

$3,329

Greenville

$4,679

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care is the second most costly form of senior care after nursing home care, which requires professional staff and averages $6,372 monthly in a semiprivate room. In-home care, which typically supports seniors who need help with activities of daily living such as grooming and meal preparation, averages $4,576 monthly in Myrtle Beach. Home health care, which requires some degree of medical intervention for wound dressing changes and medication management, is a bit pricier at $4,767. Assisted living care in a facility averages $4,070. Adult day care, the least costly form of senior support, averages $1,300 a month in the Myrtle Beach area.

Memory Care

$5,087

In-Home Care

$4,576

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Day Care

$1,300

Assisted Living Care

$4,070

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$6,372

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Myrtle Beach

In Myrtle Beach, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in South Carolina page.

More ways to pay for memory care in SC

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 Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach offers a number of free resources for seniors who need some degree of memory care support, and even more are available in nearby communities. Often these organizations can provide personalized counseling and referrals to local services.

ResourceContactService
Alzheimer's Resource Coordination Center (ARCC)(803)734-9900Funded by the South Carolina Department on Aging, ARCC is a statewide coordinator for services, information and educational programs that assist people who have Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders as well as their families or caregivers.
Alzheimer's Association South Carolina(800)272-3900With a 24/7 helpline and programs for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers, AA has several regional offices in South Carolina. It also offers in-person classes, workshops and counseling in several languages.
Project Lifesaver(843) 626-7444The Myrtle Beach Police Department works with other city and county agencies to provide protection and safety for Alzheimer's and dementia patients who wander. Project Lifesaver uses innovative tracking technology to find and help permanent residents and visitors with cognitive issues.
Memory Matters(843)842-6688Located in nearby Hilton Head, Memory Matters is a community center helping seniors with cognitive disorders as well as their families and caregivers. Programs include adult day health care, brain health education, support groups and caregiver resources.
The Ark of South Carolina843-471-1360A grassroots community outreach initiative of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Summerville, The Ark offers support groups, memory screenings, respite support, an early memory loss program and The Navigation Club to support brain health.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in South Carolina

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