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  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Sumter, SC
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Nursing Home Costs in Sumter, SC

Nursing homes in Sumter charge $8,403 on average for semiprivate rooms. Seniors in private rooms pay a higher monthly rate of $8,638.  

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Sumter seniors in nursing homes pay $8,403 per month for shared rooms, which is high compared to state and national medians of $7,285 and $7,908, respectively. This city has the costliest recorded rates in the state. In Charleston, rates are about $900 lower at $7,513, and in the capital city of Columbia, care costs are $7,300. Spartanburg seniors pay comparatively economical rates of $6,692. Myrtle Beach has South Carolina’s lowest surveyed nursing home rates, about $7,800 lower than in Sumter at $6,372.

Sumter

$8,403

South Carolina

$7,285

The United States

$7,908

Myrtle Beach

$6,372

Charleston

$7,513

Spartanburg

$6,692

Columbia

$7,300

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care is Sumter’s costliest long-term care option, with seniors paying $8,403 for shared rooms and $8,638 for private accommodations. For seniors who obtain care in their own homes, home care and skilled home health care cost several thousand dollars less at $4,957. Assisted living, which provides personal care and limited skilled nursing services in a residential setting, is about a third of the cost of nursing home care at $2,663. Adult day health care is the cheapest alternative at $1,490 per month. 

Home Care

$4,957

Home Health Care

$4,957

Adult Day Health Care

$1,490

Assisted Living

$2,663

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$8,403

Nursing Home (private room)

$8,638

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Sumter, 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 Sumter, SC

Sumter seniors can access a variety of free and low-cost services that may help them delay or avoid nursing home placement, including home-delivered meals, nonemergency medical transportation and in-home care. The following table highlights the region’s nonprofit agencies and programs that help older adults get home care, as well as assistance with finding affordable care when nursing home placement is unavoidable. 

ResourceContactService
Sumter Senior Services(803) 773-5508Sumter Senior Services is a local nonprofit organization that administers services to those aged 60 and over. It provides home-delivered meals to older adults with limited mobility and access to food, which may help them age in place. It also provides transportation services and information and referrals for community-based resources.
Area Agency on Aging(803) 775-7381The Area Agency on Aging has long-term care options counselors who provide in-home screenings to help older adults evaluate their care needs and options. The office also has Medicare advisors who help seniors understand their health insurance coverage for nursing home care and home health care.
Wateree Community Actions, Inc.(803) 807-9811Wateree Community Actions is a regional nonprofit organization that serves financially vulnerable individuals in Sumter. It provides services to keep seniors' homes safe and habitable, such as weatherization services and utility bill assistance, helping some avoid nursing home placement.
Veterans Affairs(803) 436-2302The local veterans’ affairs office provides benefits screenings for local veterans and determines their eligibility for programs such as Aid and Attendance, which pays for living and care expenses. The office can also screen for veterans’ home placement eligibility, which may be cheaper than private nursing home care.
SC 2-1-12-1-1SC 2-1-1 is a free information and referral line that Sumter seniors can call for personalized assistance with finding community resources. Individuals can speak with a representative who connects them with services such as home-delivered meals, public benefits counseling and durable medical equipment loans.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

Social

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

Review of Sumter East Health & Rehabilitation Center

Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Facility has a caring and compassionate staff that wants your family member to feel safe, secure, and satisfied during their short term or ong term stay.

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Chantel Marquis

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

Review of Sumter East Health & Rehabilitation Center

Patients are treated poorly. Staff is rude and uncaring to family members. If your family member is in this facility I recommend you get them out immediately.

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bilo1217

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of NHC Healthcare - Sumter

I'm a resident and I feel if I have to be in a facility I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. The staff treat you like family. They have activities every day. We also have church services every...

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