5 Memory Care Facilities near Pawleys Island, SC
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Pawleys Island area, with 2 in Pawleys Island and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Pawleys Island is $6,297 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Murrells Inlet with an average starting cost of $4,635.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Pawleys Island, SC
3 Memory Care Facilities near Pawleys Island, SC
What to Consider About Memory Care in Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island is a scenic vacation town located on South Carolina's coast. Although senior citizens represent nearly half of the community's 100 full-time residents, the rate of dementia is very close to the state's median according to the South Carolina Alzheimer's Disease Registry. Dementia affects about 5 percent of Pawleys Island residents who are over 50 and about 800 older adults in Georgetown County.
To meet the needs of this population, Pawleys Island has two licensed memory care facilities, and several others are located nearby. Certain community residential care facilities are qualified to admit dementia patients. To comply with regulations enforced by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, facilities must maintain secure premises, provide staff training and document their qualifications.
- Pawleys Island is home to a limited number of medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as the Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Carolina Rheumatology and Neurology, in the event of a medical emergency or illness.
- Unlike other resort communities, Pawleys Island is relatively affordable. The area's cost of living is just 15 percent higher than the state average. Aside from housing, most living expenses are very close to the national average. These factors may influence the cost of memory care locally.
- Retirees in South Carolina enjoy a number of tax breaks. Social Security and railroad benefits are not taxed by the state, and seniors can deduct their first $10,000 in annual retirement income starting at age 65. Additionally, some retirees aren't required to file state income tax returns. These policies can increase the availability of funds that are needed for memory care or personal assistance.
- Thanks to its pleasant year-round climate, Pawleys Island has a comfort score of 83. Although residents enjoy mild winters and 209 days of sunshine, the area experiences violent storms. Due to the risk of severe weather, family members may be interested in reviewing the facility's evacuation plan before selecting a memory care unit.
Paying for Memory Care in Pawleys Island
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Pawleys Island start around $6,695 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pawleys Island 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 Pawleys Island
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 Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island 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 Pawleys Island, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island-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.