8 Memory Care Facilities in Richland County, SC
The average cost of memory care in Richland County is $4,611 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Sumter County with an average starting cost of $3,490.
To help you with your search, browse the 40 reviews below for memory care facilities in Richland County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Richland County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kershaw County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 20 families in Richland County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Richland County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Richland County, SC
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
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Memory Care costs in Richland County start around $4,278 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Richland County
Review of Harbison Shores
We have placed my mother-in-law into Harbison Shores. The facility is nice, and the people are good. We met with the director, and she explained how everything works. We had visited some other plac... Read more
Review of Harbison Shores
I placed my mother in Harbison Shores and it's comforting to know she's in a place where she's cared for. It's a very nice facility with outdoor space and good food, and she is regularly taken care... Read more
Review of Harmony at Columbia
I toured Harmony at Columbia. The most important thing was the type of services that they offered, and it's affordable for my family. The other centers that we looked at were a little pricey for us... Read more