2 Memory Care Facilities in Seneca, SC
The average cost of memory care in Seneca is $3,897 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Anderson with an average starting cost of $2,942.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Seneca. On average, consumers rate memory care in Seneca 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Seneca
Seneca, South Carolina, located in Oconee County has a population of 8,102. Over 1,500 of these residents are 65 or older, some of whom may be among the 89,000 residents of South Carolina who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. This number is expected to grow by 35 percent by the year 2025, creating a significant need for more memory care facilities in the area. Four memory care facilities currently exist in Seneca, with three more facilities operating in the surrounding area.
Referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs) in South Carolina, memory care facilities are regulated by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing.
- Seneca’s cost of living is relatively low, ranking 89.4 on a scale where 100 represents the U.S. national average. Lower than average grocery and transportation expenses may help seniors and their families' budget for the higher healthcare costs associated with the area.
- Taxes are not levied on social security benefits in tax-friendly South Carolina. Pensions and retirement savings account income are partially taxed, however. Lower tax rates could help put more money in the memory care budget for seniors and their families.
- Crime rates in Seneca rank 60.1 for violent crime and 49.8 for property crime, whereas the national averages for each are only 31.1 and 38.1 respectively. These higher crime rates might cause concern for families but asking facilities about safety protocols in place may help alleviate some of those fears.
- Residents of Seneca enjoy warm summers with highs reaching 90 degrees and comfortable winters with lows of 31. Although the area only gets three inches of snow annually, the yearly rainfall of 51 inches is significantly higher than the national average of 39 inches. Sperling’s Comfort Index gives the area a ranking of 76, making it the perfect locale for seniors with bone or joint pain.
Paying for Memory Care in Seneca
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Seneca 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 Seneca 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 Seneca
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 Seneca
Seneca 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 Seneca, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
Directory of Winners in the Seneca Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Seneca
Seneca-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 Seneca
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