4 Memory Care Facilities near West Columbia, SC

2 Memory Care Facilities in West Columbia, SC

Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special ...

Provides: Memory Care
3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
"I have an uncle who is a resident at Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center. He has a companion room and is being very well taken care of. It’s convenient to the Lexington Hospital. Their..." More

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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
"Our assisted living program offers residents personalized assistance, with all-inclusive amenities. The care that each resident receives is unique to his or her needs. Each resident is assessed..." More

2 Memory Care Facilities near West Columbia, SC

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HarborChase of Columbia

Provides: Memory Care
120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
"Celebrating senior living each and every day! Welcome to HarborChase of Columbia, and the highest standard of senior care offering assisted living, and our acclaimed memory care program. Respect..." More

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Atria Forest Lake

Provides: Memory Care
4405 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
"In a beautiful homestead with an expansive Southern-style front porch, you'll find Atria Forest Lake, a family-style senior community. Enjoy a quiet walk in the courtyard, relax with friends by the..." More

Memory Care near West Columbia, SC

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in West Columbia

  • Review of Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center is beautiful and gives really good care. There are just other things about it I don't like. Most of the staff members are very good. The food to me ... Read more

    beauty1218
  • Review of Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    I have an uncle who is a resident at Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center. He has a companion room and is being very well taken care of. It’s convenient to the Lexington Hospital. Their... Read more

    hl
  • Review of Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    My wife is staying at Colonial Gardens. It'svery good, well-apportioned, and inviting. There's plenty of room for people to walk around, large rooms to sleep in, and several dining rooms that are w... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in West Columbia

West Columbia sits directly across the river from downtown Columbia, South Carolina, and has a population of 17,000 residents, 18 percent of whom are 65 years or older. For seniors in West Columbia who have Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, there are two memory care facilities in the city, plus two more just outside of town.

In West Columbia, as in all of South Carolina, memory care facilities are referred to as Alzheimer's special care units (SCUs) or programs, and they exist as self-contained divisions of larger assisted living centers.

  • West Columbia's four-season climate with hot summers, mild winters and gorgeous falls and springs make it ideal for memory care residents who enjoy spending time outside for supervised recreation. While July and August can be sweltering, the city rarely gets snow accumulation, and its residents enjoy 220 days of sunshine per year.
  • Memory care residents on a budget will find living costs in West Columbia much lower than in most places. The city's overall cost of living is 10 percent lower than the U.S. average, and housing in West Columbia is more than 30 percent cheaper than in a typical U.S. city, perhaps making it feasible for family members to purchase a second home near their loved one.
  • Seniors in South Carolina enjoy some of the most favorable tax treatment in the entire country. Social Security income is not taxed in the state, and seniors earning other forms of retirement income receive a $15,000 tax deduction. Family members considering purchasing a home in the area will be happy to know that the state's property taxes are among the nation's lowest.
  • Safety-conscious seniors and their families should be aware of potential crime issues in West Columbia. The city's violent crime rate is 83.3, compared to the national average of 31.1. That said, memory care facilities, most of which are fortified with secure entrances, guards and cameras, are among the safest places a person can live.


Paying for Memory Care in West Columbia

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in South Carolina

$5,055.00 Martinez
$4,892.00 Columbia
$4,799.00 US
$4,697.00 Evans
$4,678.00 Rock Hill
$4,525.00 West Columbia
$4,140.00 Hartsville
$3,540.00 Lexington

Memory Care costs in West Columbia start around $4,525 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in West Columbia 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 West Columbia

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in South Carolina page. Financial Assistance in South Carolina Financial Assistance in South Carolina

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 West Columbia

West Columbia and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 West Columbia, please visit our Assisted Living in South Carolina page.

Memory Care Facilities in West Columbia

Directory of Winners in the West Columbia Area


Memory Care Laws and Regulations in West Columbia

West Columbia-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living 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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