Simpsonville is home to 23,354 residents, 14.4% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. Alzheimer’s and other dementias are impacting more seniors per year across the entire country—Simpsonville included. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s-related fatalities recorded in Simpsonville increased from 230 in 2014 to 395 in 2018, an increase of 71.7%. Considering that the town’s overall death rate rose 14.4% from 2014 to 2018, it’s clear that Alzheimer’s and other dementias are becoming increasingly dire to the health, well-being and longevity of Simpsonville’s older adult population.

Although Simpsonville itself has few assisted living communities, Greenville County is home to many memory care providers. Memory care communities utilize specialized senior care techniques, therapeutic activities and facilities to care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This introductory guide to memory care in Simpsonville, South Carolina, provides information about the average cost of memory care services in nearby cities, local resources for seniors with dementia, benefits and downsides of retiring in Simpsonville and more. 

Memory Care Facilities in Simpsonville, SC

The Springs at Simpsonville

214 E Curtis St, Simpsonville, SC, 29681

The Springs at Simpsonville was very nice. They had similar activities compared to the other place we went, and their dining area was nice. We went outside. They had a courtyard, and it was nice too. … (read more)
The Springs at Simpsonville was very nice. They had similar activities compared to the other place we went, and their dining area was nice. We went outside. They had a courtyard, and it was nice too. … (read more)

Harmony at Five Forks

345 Five Forks Rd, Simpsonville, SC, 29681

Harmony is not equipped to give quality care to Memory Care patients. Management cares about itself and very few of the care staff have the temperament to care for these precious people. If your famil … (read more)
Harmony is not equipped to give quality care to Memory Care patients. Management cares about itself and very few of the care staff have the temperament to care for these precious people. If your famil … (read more)

Brookstone Terrace of Simpsonville

645 Scuffletown Road, Simpsonville, SC, 29681

My sister moved into Brookstone Terrace of Simpsonville. My brother went on a tour first because he lives in that area. And then I went up and we took my sister with us, and she liked it. People were … (read more)
My sister moved into Brookstone Terrace of Simpsonville. My brother went on a tour first because he lives in that area. And then I went up and we took my sister with us, and she liked it. People were … (read more)

The Pearl at Five Forks

15 Five Forks Road, Simpsonville, SC, 29681

The Pearl at Five Forks was really pretty. The residents seemed happy and the staff was smiling, which is a plus. If you’ve got a smiling staff, that usually indicates they’re pretty happy. It’s just … (read more)
The Pearl at Five Forks was really pretty. The residents seemed happy and the staff was smiling, which is a plus. If you’ve got a smiling staff, that usually indicates they’re pretty happy. It’s just … (read more)

Fairview Park

544 Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville, SC, 29680

Fairview Park memory care is a pretty nice place and very well-kept. They’re very informative and the place is nice and clean. They answered all of my questions and everybody seemed nice and caring. T … (read more)
Fairview Park memory care is a pretty nice place and very well-kept. They’re very informative and the place is nice and clean. They answered all of my questions and everybody seemed nice and caring. T … (read more)

2016

Cascades Verdae

10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville, SC, 29607


The Legacy at Southpointe Drive

23 Southpointe Drive, Greenville, SC, 29607

My mother moved into The Legacy at Southpointe Drive. The first week has gone well, and we are working to come up with the best care for mom. Everyone has been very helpful, very kind, and very inform … (read more)
My mother moved into The Legacy at Southpointe Drive. The first week has gone well, and we are working to come up with the best care for mom. Everyone has been very helpful, very kind, and very inform … (read more)

Pine Grove Senior Living

2006 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC, 29615

Nestled in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Place offers residents relaxation and southern charm with wrap-around porches and plenty of Southern-style rockers. Greenville attracti … (read more)
Nestled in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Place offers residents relaxation and southern charm with wrap-around porches and plenty of Southern-style rockers. Greenville attracti … (read more)

The Blake at Hollingsworth Park

360 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC, 29607

My brother moved into The Blake at Hollingsworth Park. He’s been there a couple of weeks. He’s in the memory care. It is wonderful. We are extremely pleased. It’s a new facility. It’s very clean. The … (read more)
My brother moved into The Blake at Hollingsworth Park. He’s been there a couple of weeks. He’s in the memory care. It is wonderful. We are extremely pleased. It’s a new facility. It’s very clean. The … (read more)

The Gables on Pelham

1306 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC, 29615

The rooms are not very large, but they are nice. It is like a hotel setting, so it is very nice. The staff is very caring and very friendly. The food smelled wonderful when I walked in, and usually yo … (read more)
The rooms are not very large, but they are nice. It is like a hotel setting, so it is very nice. The staff is very caring and very friendly. The food smelled wonderful when I walked in, and usually yo … (read more)

Patriot Living of Greenville

120 Roper Mountain Road Extension, Greenville, SC, 29615


2015, 2022

The Gardens at Eastside

275 Commonwealth Dr, Greenville, SC, 29615

Conveniently situated in a residential neighborhood just minutes from Interstate 85 in Greenville, South Carolina, The Gardens at Eastside regularly receives praise from residents and visitors alike f … (read more)
Conveniently situated in a residential neighborhood just minutes from Interstate 85 in Greenville, South Carolina, The Gardens at Eastside regularly receives praise from residents and visitors alike f … (read more)

Palmettos of Mauldin

810 E Butler Rd, Greenville, SC, 29607

Palmettos of Mauldin is located in the southern Greenville suburb of Mauldin, approximately nine miles south of downtown Greenville. It sits just west of Interstate 385, making it easy for loved ones … (read more)
Palmettos of Mauldin is located in the southern Greenville suburb of Mauldin, approximately nine miles south of downtown Greenville. It sits just west of Interstate 385, making it easy for loved ones … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Simpsonville

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in South Carolina. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Simpsonville

In Simpsonville, the Bureau of Health Facility Licensing, a subagency of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, oversees, regulates and licenses assisted living facilities that provide memory care. The BHFL’s website is filled with a wealth of resources about community residential care facilities—what South Carolina calls assisted living facilities—including a comprehensive statewide CRCF directory.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Simpsonville

  • With just 23,354 residents, Simpsonville is an average rural town in many ways. In terms of cost of living, its health care, housing, utility and discretionary costs are all within 3% of the U.S. average. Expressed on a scale of 1 to 100, where low rankings mean less crime, Simpsonville’s violent crime rate (22.3) is equivalent to the national average (22.7). 
  • Simpsonville, like the rest of the Southeastern United States, is home to warm, humid summers. The town’s average July high is 89.8 degrees Fahrenheit, 4 degrees higher than the U.S. average of 85.8 degrees. On the contrary, Simpsonville has some of the mildest winters in the Southeast, featuring an average January low of 31 degrees, 9.3 degrees higher than the national average (21.7 degrees). 
  • Along with two other small towns in southeastern Greenville County, Mauldin and Fountain Inn, Simpsonville is part of the Golden Strip. Even though the small-town trio is home to just 58,494 residents, the Golden Strip is relatively dense with entertainment opportunities, public parks and art galleries. 
  • Although small, rural towns typically don’t offer much in the way of health care, Simpsonville has 253 physicians per 100,00 residents, 20.5% more than the U.S. average. According to U.S. News & World Report, the town also offers easy access to the second-best hospital in the Palmetto State, St. Francis Downtown, which is part of the Bon Secours health system. St. Francis Downtown is based in Greenville some 12 miles northwest of Simpsonville.
  • The nearby city of Greenville has historically finished high on rankings of the worst U.S. cities for allergies. In 2006, Greenville came in first place in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation’s annual Allergy Capitals report. In 2021, Greenville ranked 29th on the Allergy Capitals report. Although seniors with respiratory difficulties might suffer flare-ups by moving to Simpsonville, residents of memory care facilities have practically everything they need indoors, limiting seniors’ exposure.

Paying for Memory Care in Simpsonville

Memory care is an additional, optional service offered by many assisted living facilities; it generally costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living care. Due to a lack of authoritative sources on U.S. memory care costs, we estimated them by inflating the average assisted living costs from Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey by 25%.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Simpsonville’s memory care providers charge an average of $4,679 per month, $164 more than South Carolina’s state average ($4,515) and $946 less than the U.S. average ($5,625). Home to the most expensive memory care in the state, Hilton Head Island averages $5,625 per month, $2,296 more than in Sumter ($3,329), the most affordable city for memory care. In Charleston, South Carolina’s most-populated city, providers charge $4,931 per month; in the capital, Columbia, memory care costs average $4,089.

$4679

Simpsonville

$4515

South Carolina

$5625

The United States

$4931

Charleston

$4089

Columbia

$5625

Hilton Head Island

$3329

Sumter

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care ($1,408) is the least expensive senior care option in Simpsonville. Assisted living costs $3,743 per month. Home care and home health care both cost $4,671. Nursing homes charge between $7,543 for semiprivate rooms and $8,941 for private rooms.

$4671

Home Care

$4671

Home Health Care

$1408

Adult Day Care

$3743

Assisted Living

$7543

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$8941

Nursing Home (private)

Note: Data for Simpsonville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Greenville, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Simpsonville

In Simpsonville, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in South Carolina page.

More ways to pay for memory care in SC

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 Simpsonville

Unlike state capitals or densely populated cities, Simpsonville doesn’t have many resources for seniors who live in memory care facilities. However, Simpsonville is just 15 miles southeast of Greenville, giving local memory care facility residents access to nonprofit organizations and local government agencies that provide services such as senior-oriented legal representation, Alzheimer’s support groups and health insurance information, assistance and counseling.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 868-9095

The South Carolina State Health Insurance Assistance Program trains health insurance counselors who teach seniors who receive Medicare coverage about available insurance options. SHIP counselors, who provide free, in-depth, confidential, one-on-one health insurance counseling, take calls from seniors or their family members, friends and caregivers and assess their situations, concerns and preferences on an individual, case-by-case basis. Counselors answer questions about Medicare and help seniors obtain Medicare coverage. Ultimately, SHIP counselors help seniors select from an average of 16 Medicare Advantage plans, 21 prescription drug plans and numerous Medigap supplemental insurance policies.

(888) 346-5592

South Carolina Legal Services is a nonprofit organization that renders free legal assistance to seniors throughout South Carolina. The organization is staffed by dozens of competent, practicing attorneys who assist clients with civil legal matters such as guardianships, family law, probate, advanced health directives and denied government benefit applications. South Carolina Legal Services' website is home to many self-help resources, including pre-recorded online classes that cover debt collection defense, protection against identity theft and order of protection filings.

(864) 242-9733

The Appalachian Council of Governments is the Appalachian Region's dedicated Area Agency on Aging, rendering numerous services to Simpsonville seniors such as caregiver support, resource linkage and meal provision.

(800) 868-9095

A service of the South Carolina Department on Aging, the state's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the fair treatment of memory care facility residents and works to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents. Ombudsmen also help residents with filing and appealing grievances, assist residents with any concerns they have about the quality of care they receive and guide seniors through the labyrinth that is long-term care system navigation.

(800) 272-3900

The South Carolina Chapter offers numerous online resources for seniors with Alzheimer's disease, including support groups, advocacy trainings, educational opportunities and early stage social engagement programs.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Simpsonville

Simpsonville Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in South Carolina are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in South Carolina