4 Memory Care Facilities in Summerville, SC
The average cost of memory care in Summerville is $4,798 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Summerville. On average, consumers rate memory care in Summerville 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Summerville
Summerville is one of the fastest-growing cities in South Carolina, including senior citizens, who make up 12 percent of the population. The city has three residential memory care facilities for residents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Less than 30 minutes away, Charleston and its inner suburbs offer many additional options.
In Summerville, as in all of South Carolina, memory care facilities are set up as standalone operations known as Alzheimer's special care units (SCUs) that operate within larger assisted living centers.
- Summerville has a four-season climate. Summer can be intense, with average July highs above 90 along with high humidity, but winter is typically mild, and fall and spring are beautiful. The skies are sunny more than 200 days out of the year, and Summerville averages 75 annual days within the comfortable range of 70 to 80 degrees. Memory care residents who like to relax outside or enjoy supervised recreation have ample opportunity to do so.
- The cost of living in Summerville is 8 percent higher than in a typical U.S. city. But that is largely due to the city's high housing costs — 12 percent above the national average — amid its recent growth. Memory care residents and their families will find that staple purchases such as groceries, health care and miscellaneous items are no more expensive than average in Summerville.
- Retirees in South Carolina enjoy highly favorable tax treatment. Social Security checks are not taxed. Residents receiving other forms of retirement income get a $15,000 deduction. Property taxes are also among the nation's lowest, which may be important to family members wanting to purchase a home near their loved ones in memory care.
- Memory care residents and their families can feel safe and secure in Summerville, where the violent crime rate, at 22 out of 100, is substantially lower than the national average of 31.
Paying for Memory Care in Summerville
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Summerville start around $4,678 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 Summerville 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 Summerville
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 Summerville
Summerville 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 Summerville, please visit our Memory Care in South Carolina page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Summerville
Summerville-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 Summerville
Review of Royal Oaks
My mother is a resident of the memory care facility. She has a private room which is spacious, though she spends little time in it. The staff is good about bringing her to the common area where t... Read more
Review of The ARK, Alzheimer's Family Support Services
Great program...wonderful leadership...a gift to our community! Read more