Mount Pleasant is a town in eastern South Carolina surrounded by water. According to the most recent U.S. Census estimates, the town has 91,684 residents, 16% of whom are seniors over the age of 65. The award-winning East Cooper Medical Center and its experienced team of health care professionals are situated near the heart of the city, adjacent to a variety of other health care specialists and hospitals and all within a short driving distance to seniors living throughout the town. 

For about $7,330 a month, seniors in Mount Pleasant can obtain a semiprivate room in a nursing home where they can receive 24-hour medical care and assistance with personal hygiene tasks. Many communities also provide on-site access to rehabilitative care professionals such as physical, speech and occupational therapists. For seniors who don’t require the around-the-clock personal care assistance and medical supervision that comes with nursing home care, assisted living or home care may meet their needs, save money and enable seniors to retain more of their independence. 

This guide provides a brief overview of the costs of nursing home care in Mount Pleasant and a few of the available resources that can help seniors subsidize care-related expenses. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Mount Pleasant, SC

The Palms of Mt. Pleasant

1010 LAKE HUNTER CIRCLE, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

The Palms of Mt. Pleasant is a senior living facility located in South Carolina and close to two major highways, shopping venues and medical centers. The community offers residents a wealth of ameniti … (read more)
The Palms of Mt. Pleasant is a senior living facility located in South Carolina and close to two major highways, shopping venues and medical centers. The community offers residents a wealth of ameniti … (read more)

Franke Home at Seaside

1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

My mother-in-law is in a long-term care facility at Franke Home at Seaside. They have different levels of care from independent living to assisted living. They also have a rehab wing and a skilled nur … (read more)
My mother-in-law is in a long-term care facility at Franke Home at Seaside. They have different levels of care from independent living to assisted living. They also have a rehab wing and a skilled nur … (read more)

Mount Pleasant Manor

921 BOWMAN ROAD, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

Choosing a long term nursing care facility for a family member is a task most people hope they never face. But after our family member suffered a severe brain injury, we knew she needed around the clo … (read more)
Choosing a long term nursing care facility for a family member is a task most people hope they never face. But after our family member suffered a severe brain injury, we knew she needed around the clo … (read more)

Sandpiper Rehab & Nursing

1049 Anna Knapp Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

I’m currently in Sandpiper Rehab & Nursing for rehab. The therapy team is very professional, they’re the same ones that were here a year ago, so there’s not a high turnover. The food is good, the … (read more)
I’m currently in Sandpiper Rehab & Nursing for rehab. The therapy team is very professional, they’re the same ones that were here a year ago, so there’s not a high turnover. The food is good, the … (read more)

Vibra Hospital Of Charleston Tcu

1200 Hospital Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464


Wellmore of Daniel Island

580 Robert Daniel Drive, Charleston, SC, 29492

I have been here for rehab (after orthopedic surgery) about 3 1/2 weeks. It doesn’t get any better than this! People, staff, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech path and basically eve … (read more)
I have been here for rehab (after orthopedic surgery) about 3 1/2 weeks. It doesn’t get any better than this! People, staff, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech path and basically eve … (read more)

Riverside Health & Rehab

2375 Baker Hospital Boulevard,, North Charleston, SC, 29405

Great facility & staff!! Love the improvements & Renovations over the last year. Facility smells fresh! Friendly staff. It seems to me the patients are happy here. Fun activities and communi … (read more)
Great facility & staff!! Love the improvements & Renovations over the last year. Facility smells fresh! Friendly staff. It seems to me the patients are happy here. Fun activities and communi … (read more)

Heartland of West Ashley Rehab and Nursing Center

1137 Sam Rittenburg Boulevard, Charleston, SC, 29407

My father died just as Heartland was being evacuated for Dorian. Of course there was some confusion, we understand that. However, they could not have been more disrespectful and careless in their hand … (read more)
My father died just as Heartland was being evacuated for Dorian. Of course there was some confusion, we understand that. However, they could not have been more disrespectful and careless in their hand … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Mount Pleasant, SC

Mount Pleasant seniors pay around $7,330 a month for a semiprivate room in a nursing home and $7,893 for a private room.  

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Mount Pleasant’s $7,330 monthly median cost of nursing home care is slightly above the statewide average of $7,298. Along the coast, however, the city’s pricing falls in the middle; Hilton Head, with its median cost of $7,954, and Myrtle Beach, with average monthly spending of $6,600, represent more of the region’s extremes in nursing home care expenses. Additionally, Mount Pleasant seniors pay around 5.50% less than the $7,756 paid by the average American senior. 

$7330

Mount Pleasant

$7298

South Carolina

$7756

The United States

$7954

Hilton Head

$6600

Myrtle Beach

$6083

Sumter

$7148

Columbia

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At more than double the city’s average cost of assisted living, nursing homes are the most costly environment to receive senior care in Mount Pleasant. The average costs for private and semiprivate rooms are $7,893 and $7,330 a month, respectively. Mount Pleasant’s median cost of adult day health care is $1,343, and for either home care or home health care, seniors are paying $4,767 on average. 

$4767

Home care

$4767

Home health care

$1343

Adult day health care

$3600

Assisted living

$7330

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7893

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Mount Pleasant was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Charleston, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant, SC

Nonprofits and taxpayer-funded programs through various state and federal agencies provide seniors in Mount Pleasant with no-cost access to programs designed to help them stay in their homes and reduce the workload of family caregivers. 

ResourceContact Service
Home-Delivered Meals Program(843) 881-9350The South Carolina Department of Aging oversees the state’s home-delivered meals program, which lets seniors aged 60 and older receive nutritious, prepared meals straight to their doorsteps. Qualified applicants should have a disability that inhibits them from leaving their residence. Donations are appreciated but not required for participation. 
Trident Area Agency on Aging(843) 554-2275At the Trident Area Agency on Aging, seniors have access to free legal services, health care screening and assistance for family caregivers. It also offers long-term care ombudsman services and help navigating the state’s Medicaid and Medicare programs. 
Andersen Interfaith Ministries Housing Program(864) 226-2273The Housing Program at AIM helps low-income seniors build ramps and make other small repairs that can help them continue living safely in their homes. Qualified applicants should own their residence, have a household income within the county’s HUD guidelines and proof of at least two years of occupancy. 
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Respite Program(800) 272-3900Family members caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can receive fee-free payments to hire temporary in-home care assistance or short-term stays at an appropriate senior living facility. To participate in the program, the applicant must have a letter of diagnosis signed by their physician.