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The Best Memory Care Facilities in Simpsonville, SC for 2024

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. 

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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.

Simpsonville

$4,679

South Carolina

$4,515

The United States

$5,625

Charleston

$4,931

Columbia

$4,089

Hilton Head Island

$5,625

Sumter

$3,329

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.

Home Care

$4,671

Home Health Care

$4,671

Adult Day Care

$1,408

Assisted Living

$3,743

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$7,543

Nursing Home (private)

$8,941

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.

ResourceContactService
South Carolina State Health Insurance Assistance Program(800) 868-9095The 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.
South Carolina Legal Services(888) 346-5592South 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.
Appalachian Council of Governments(864) 242-9733The 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.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 868-9095A 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.
Alzheimer's Association – South Carolina Chapter(800) 272-3900The 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Ashley

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookstone Terrace of Simpsonville

My mom is staying in Brookstone Terrace of Simpsonville. The facility itself is beautiful. It's clean, nice, and new. We just have a little trouble with the help sometimes. We really don't feel...

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Jackie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookstone Terrace of Simpsonville

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...

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Diane

I visited this facility

Review of Fairview Park

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...

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