6 Memory Care Facilities in Richland County, SC


Wildewood Downs

Provides: Memory Care
731 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"Columbia's Premier Continuing Care Retirement Community Experience luxury senior living at Wildewood Downs of Columbia, South Carolina. Members of our community enjoy premier accommodations,..." More

Caring Star 2016

Harmony at Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
2300 Clemson Rd. , Columbia, SC 29229
"Harmony at Columbia is a convenient, comfortable and active community of understated elegance. It is a place where you choose the lifestyle you prefer, while you and your family have the peace of..." More


Carolina Gardens at Harbison

Provides: Memory Care
990 Columbia Avenue, Irmo, SC 29063
"My mother is doing well at Carolina Gardens at Harbison. The staff is very helpful, very informative, they communicate with us well, and she adapted fantastically. It's a small community and..." More


Atria Forest Lake

Provides: Memory Care
4405 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
"In a beautiful homestead with an expansive Southern-style front porch, you'll find Atria Forest Lake, a family-style senior community. Enjoy a quiet walk in the courtyard, relax with friends by the..." More


Amara Place

Provides: Memory Care
651 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
"Discover a beautiful senior living community in Columbia, South Carolina. Renowned for our convenient location, excellence in food, first-class staff and signature activities, Amara Place is one..." More

Caring Star 2017

The Haven in the Summit

Provides: Memory Care
3 Summit Terrace, Columbia, SC 29229
"The Haven in the Summit was probably the nicest memory care community, but it was a little bit too far away for us. It was totally memory care, so their security system was well established. They..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Richland County

    Located in central South Carolina, Richland County’s population of 384,504 includes over 37,000 seniors in the 65 and older age bracket. Some of these seniors may be among the 89,000 South Carolina residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. There are five memory care facilities in Richland County to care for these seniors.

    Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs), as memory care facilities are known in Richland County and the rest of South Carolina, are licensed and regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Licensing.

    • The overall cost of living in Richland County ranks 91.6 on a scale where 100 represents the U.S. median. Groceries, housing and transportation also rank lower than the average, although healthcare ranks slightly higher at 104. Seniors living in the county may find that the lower grocery and transportation costs help offset their healthcare expenses.
    • Crime rates in Richland County are higher than the national average. On a scale where 100 represents the areas with the most crime, the county ranks 57.5 for violent crime and 54.2 for property crime, compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. Although these crime rates may not affect seniors living in secure facilities, families relocating to the area might want to keep them in mind.
    • Richland County does not tax social security income and only partially taxes pensions and retirement savings account income, as per South Carolina’s tax laws. These tax savings might benefit seniors by leaving more money in their wallets for healthcare expenses.
    • Summer highs in Richland County climb to 93 degrees, while winter lows drop down to 34. Although Sperling’s Comfort Index gives the county a rank of 74 out of 100 which is higher than the national average of 54, the hot, humid summers might be hard on seniors who mind the heat.

    Paying for Memory Care in Richland County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in South Carolina

    $5,750.00 Kershaw County
    $4,869.00 US
    $4,767.00 Dorchester County
    $4,745.00 York County
    $4,436.00 Richland County
    $4,249.00 Lancaster County
    $4,140.00 Darlington County
    $4,077.00 Lexington County

    Memory Care costs in Richland County start around $4,436 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland County

    Richland 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 Richland County, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.

    Directory of Winners in the Richland County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Richland County

    Richland 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Richland County

    • Review of The Haven in the Summit

      When my mother's condition progressed to a point of needing memory care, she was moved from another facility that didn't have memory care to The Haven. The Haven's facilities are attractive and sec... Read more

    • Review of The Haven in the Summit

      The Haven in the Summit had an unusual setting, but it was very nice. The room was OK, and the dining area was neat. It was unique because they had an ice cream shop and other shops within the faci... Read more

    • Review of Carolina Gardens at Harbison

      My mother is doing well at Carolina Gardens at Harbison. The staff is very helpful, very informative, they communicate with us well, and she adapted fantastically. It's a small community and there'... Read more

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