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The 10 Best Nursing Homes Facilities in Charleston, SC for 2024

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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Charleston, South Carolina
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  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Charleston, SC
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Nursing Home Costs in Charleston, SC

The average monthly cost at a nursing home in Charleston is $7,330 for a semiprivate room and $7,893 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

When comparing monthly costs for a semiprivate room at a nursing home, Charleston’s monthly rate of $7,730 is $426 dollars lower than the national average of $7,756 but only $2 more than the state average of $7,298. When comparing these costs to other nearby cities, Charleston falls right in the middle. For example, seniors living in Sumter pay, on average, $1,247, less per month for a semiprivate room, while seniors on Hilton Head Island will pay about $624 more per month.

Charleston

$7,330

South Carolina

$7,298

The United States

$7,756

Sumter

$6,083

Columbia

$7,148

Myrtle Beach

$6,660

Hilton Head Island

$7,954

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

It’s equally important for seniors and their family members to compare the average costs for various types of senior care when determining which options are right for them. For example, it’s good to know that costs for nursing home (semiprivate) services of $7,330 are more than twice as expensive as assisted living costs of $3,600 per month. Additionally, assisted living costs ($3,600) in Charleston are, on average, less expensive than home care ($4,767) and home health care services ($4,767).

Home care

$4,767

Home health care

$4,767

Adult day health care

$1,343

Assisted living

$3,600

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7,330

Nursing home (private room)

$7,893

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Charleston, SC

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Charleston, SC

The following is a list of senior services available in the Charleston area. In some instances, these services may allow seniors to remain in their homes longer and delay the need to transition them into a nursing home setting.

ResourceContactService
Charleston Area Senior Citizens(843) 722-4127Charleston Area Senior Citizens is a local nonprofit organization that manages several local food pantries and the Charleston area Meals on Wheels program. The agency can also assist seniors with emergency food services and connect them to appropriate local resources.
Trident Area Agency on Aging(843) 554-2275The Trident Area Agency on Aging serves as an information and referral agency for seniors living in the Charleston area. It also handles senior screenings and assessments to help families determine their level of care needs. Additionally, the agency provides Medicare counseling services and caregiver support.
Lowcountry Senior Center(843) 990-5555The Lowcountry Senior Center is located on scenic James Island and is operated by Roper St. Francis Healthcare. In addition to its beautiful grounds that include walking trails and tennis courts, the center hosts a wide range of programs, special events, workshops and discussion groups that are designed to promote physical, social and mental well-being for seniors aged 50 and over.
Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA)(843) 724-7420CARTA operates numerous fixed routes throughout the Charleston area. It offers a significant discount to seniors aged 55 and over. Eligible seniors must provide government-issued I.D. cards or Medicare cards. CARTA also manages an Ambassador program to help seniors determine which routes to take.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Daughterwho loves mom

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

Review of Viviant Healthcare - Charleston, SC

One star is too good for this facility! It was Viviant when mom was there.PT was great,but care was horrible. She was post Covid and couldn’t walk. Several times when she rang for help to use the...

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Ellen

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

Review of NHC Healthcare, Charleston

My father-in-law was at NHC HealthCare, Charleston for respite care. We had a good experience with them. It was a really nice facility. The residents there were nice. The staff was really helpful....

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Foxie1955

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

Review of NHC Healthcare, Charleston

The only reason for one star is because the physical therapists were nice & a few nurses. Other than that, this is the worse place I have ever seen. First, anyone can go in the rooms. You fill out...

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