The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in North Charleston, SC for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in North Charleston, SC

    What to Consider About Memory Care in North Charleston

    North Charleston is the third-largest city in South Carolina with a population of approximately 110,000, 10 percent aged 65 and older. The state has around 89,000 individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, some of whom who live in the North Charleston area. There are 10 memory care facilities in the area to accommodate those with cognitive impairments.

    Regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, memory care facilities in North Charleston are referred to as Alzheimer’s Special Care Units (SCUs) or programs. These facilities provide daily skilled monitoring and observation, nursing care and daily therapeutic activities.

    • For families of seniors who are paying for memory care, North Charleston offers a cost of living of 95.9, which is lower than the national average of 100. It is slightly higher than the state average of 94, which makes North Charleston a slightly more expensive option than other cities in the state.
    • Summers in North Charleston are hot and humid with average July highs around 91 degrees, which may be a problem for those with respiratory illnesses or chronic allergies. Winters are short and mild with average January lows around 37.
    • The overall crime rate in North Charleston is 139 percent higher than the national average. This may be a concern for families with seniors in memory care in the area. An person in the city has a one in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime.

    Paying for Memory Care in North Charleston

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in South Carolina

    $5,538.00 Mount Pleasant
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,211.00 Pawleys Island
    $4,813.00 Summerville
    $4,600.00 Beaufort
    $4,418.00 Charleston
    $3,900.00 Bluffton

    Memory Care costs in North Charleston start around $0 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston

    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 North Charleston

    North Charleston 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 North Charleston, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.

    Directory of Winners in the North Charleston Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in North Charleston

    North Charleston-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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