2 Memory Care Facilities in Oconee County, SC
The average cost of memory care in Oconee County is $3,897 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Anderson County with an average starting cost of $2,942.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Oconee County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Oconee County 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Oconee County
Oconee County in South Carolina is home to 74,273 residents, including 14,106 seniors aged 65 or older, some of whom might be among the 89,000 South Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. There are two memory care facilities in the county, both located in Seneca, to support this aging demographic.
Assisted Living Facilities and Community Residential Care Facilities, as they’re called in South Carolina, are licensed and regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.
- On a 100-point scale where 100 represents the U.S. median, the cost of living in Oconee County is an 89.6. Groceries and transportation expenses are also lower than the national average, although healthcare is higher at 107. Seniors may find that the lower transportation expenses may help offset the higher healthcare costs in the county.
- South Carolina does not tax Social Security benefits, although they do partially tax pensions and retirement savings account income. Seniors who rely on pensions for their sole source of income might want to take these tax laws into consideration.
Temperatures are comfortable in Oconee County. July highs hit 88 degrees, while January lows drop to 30. With 61 inches of rain per year, 22 inches more than the national average, and three inches of snow annually, compared to the national average of 26 inches, the county receives its share of inclement weather. Seniors' families may want to ask facility staff about procedures they have in place to protect seniors from the elements.
- On a scale from one to 100 where one represents the areas with the least crime, Oconee County violent crime rate is 44 and property crime is 46, compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. Although seniors living in secure memory care units may not be directly affected by these crime rates, families relocating to the area might want to keep them in mind.
Paying for Memory Care in Oconee County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Oconee County start around $4,347 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 Oconee County 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 Oconee County
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 Oconee County
Oconee County 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 Oconee County, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oconee County
Oconee County-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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