An estimated 6.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and many people with memory-loss conditions are elderly. Seneca, SC, is home to a large senior population, with people aged 65 and older making up around a fifth of the local community of almost 9,000. Data from the CDC shows that Alzheimer’s-related deaths are gradually decreasing in Seneca. In 2016, the disease led to 63 of 615 total deaths, representing 10.24% of the overall mortality rate. In 2020, Alzheimer’s caused 78 of 810 total deaths, which was 9.63% of all deaths.
Dementia care communities provide a safe and secure environment with specialized staff and programming. Services typically include cognitively stimulating activities, brain-boosting menus, assistance with day-to-day activities and 24/7 supervision. This guide examines the pros and cons of retiring in Seneca and compares the costs of memory care throughout the state. It also discusses the costs of other care types in the city, ways to pay for care and sources of support.