Brightwater

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

50 Reviews
101 Brightwater Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Call (844) 334-3818
Brightwater (844) 334-3818

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Assisted Living Reviews for Brightwater

November 19, 2015

By DC123

I am a friend or relative of a resident

One of the reasons why we chose Brightwater for my mother is that it's very close to our house, and they offer nice amenities and activities. They have complete care from independent to skilled nursing and memory unit. The staff is good. They have more activities than what my mother particularly needs.
Provider Response

Thank you very much for the nice review on Brightwater. Your Mother's care and happiness is our #1 concern. Our Social Director, Wendy, works incredibly hard to provide activities to keep our members mentally and physically healthy.Our Wellness Programs inspire our Members to have fun and be more active, making it easier to perform daily activities, improve their health and lower the risk for disease and disability. Feel free to call us at 843.903.8300 if you have any questions or comments.

November 07, 2015

By O'Connell

I visited this facility

Their meal was delicious. The presentation from staff members was professional, cordial, personal, and informative. The video had a good overview and appropriate length. Other than questions and answers, financial information should be clarified.
Provider Response

Thank you very much for your nice comments and the 5 Star rating about your visit to Brightwater. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal. Our Executive Chef and his entire staff strive for an excellent dining experience. We are also glad you found the presentation and overview helpful. Feel free to call our Lifestyle Advisors at 843.903.8300 for any questions you may have about financial information.

November 07, 2015

By Barbara Zimmer

I visited this facility

They're very helpful, and I'm really impressed.
Provider Response

We certainly hope you enjoyed your visit to Brightwater, Myrtle Beach's premier retirement community. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Our Lifestyle Advisors are always available to answer any further questions or provide information. Feel free to call them at 843.903.8300.

November 07, 2015

By Howard & Shirley Thompson

I visited this facility

They're very informative and give a lot to think about.
Provider Response

Thank you very much for the review and visiting Brightwater. We hope to see you again soon. Feel free to call our Lifestyle Advisors if you have any questions or need further information at 843.903.8300.

October 31, 2015

By Anonymous115211750

I visited this facility

At Brightwater, the food was excellent. They're very welcoming. They invited us to visit and bring family to show you all the different facilities they have, e.g., one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, house or apartment. They have pool and exercise classes. They have just about everything or anything you want to do. They have memory care, assisted living, independent living, and physical therapy. Their 24-hour care is available if someone would faint or something like that.

October 29, 2015

By Kathleen115416550

I visited this facility

Brightwater was newer. The staff, food, and presentation was great, and the property was beautiful. It was a little expensive.
Provider Response

Thank you for your response. We are glad you had a nice visit. Our Staff works hard to make sure that Brightwater remains Myrtle Beach's premier retirement community including the grounds, food and Wellness. Feel free to call our Lifestyle Advisors to discuss our All Inclusive pricing. Hopefully they can create a plan that is attractive to you and provide you with the lifestyle you want and deserve.Please let us know if you have any further questions or comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

October 28, 2015

By Mary113525850

I visited this facility

Brightwaters is a wonderful place. They have different activities. I would absolutely recommend this facility.
Provider Response

Thank you for your response. We are glad you had a nice visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. Our Social Director certainly works diligently to make sure our Community Members are enjoying everything that Brightwater has to offer. Thank you for noticing. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon

September 30, 2015

By Anonymous117515550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I am consistenty impressed with how nice the staff are and how genuinely they are about the people living at Brightwater.

September 07, 2015

By Lauren15

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father-in-law is in memory care of Brightwater, and the staff is amazing and very professional -- I couldn't be happier. It is the most expensive one, but it is very clean, aesthetically beautiful, and has lots of activities going on. I'm extremely impressed -- it's worth the money.
Provider Response

Thank you for the nice words about the care we are providing for your Father-In Law. Our staff is fully dedicated to making sure your loved ones are "Living The Weller Life" and it is always rewarding when they receive compliments from the family. Thank you again for the comments.

May 26, 2015

By Deborah105645550

I visited this facility

It was very nice, but I think it was more for someone who is a little younger than my mother because they seem to do a lot more, and they did have a point system for food or eating arrangements; I think that would be too much for her. Like I said, the people that live there go out a lot. My mother is 90, and she is probably more for staying in than going out to a lot of places. The staff was very informative, and they have called back a few times just to check and see what she has decided or if she has decided anything. They were very helpful, and we enjoyed the tour. It was a probably a place for me and my husband.

May 15, 2015

By Betsy L. Morgan

I am/was a resident of this facility

Thank you for providing Brightwater Senior Living facility. I am very happy living here (almost 3 years in May). Staff is very helpful and friendly. Food is delicious. Activities are educational. Buildings and grounds are lovely and well maintained.

April 30, 2015

By M. Guzzardo

I am/was a resident of this facility

There is so much about Brightwater that I like. The people are fine and there is always something to do.

April 30, 2015

By Inky Bernais

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have been happily living here. My unit is small and just right for me. The "help" is kind and helfpul. The food is good. The activities are "to my liking". Often more available than I care for. My unit is plesant and cleaned well regularly. The activities provided for us satisfy me. I take part regularly. Happy to be here. So far my attitude is positive here.

April 23, 2015

By Pauline F. Barrie

I am/was a resident of this facility

I feel very secure at Brightwater. The people are interesting, the food is delicious and there is always something to do.

April 18, 2015

By William E. Witter

I am/was a resident of this facility

Utilizing the five star rating as above; food (4), accomodation (4), entertainment (5), activities (4), parking (3). Other comments: Wendy does an outstanding job during entertainment and running the many events she runs.

April 03, 2015

By robert8396

I visited this facility

We went to Brightwater. It was very nice. For one thing, if you go into their assisted living and, later on, you can no longer take care of yourself, they go on from there. In other words, they have doctors and nurses there. I liked that they had a swimming pool. It is not that far from the hospital in Myrtle Beach.

March 08, 2015

By A.Commerton

I am/was a resident of this facility

One thing you can say about Brightwater is that there is never a dull moment. You can go on trips to wineries, visit beautiful Brook Green Gardens, go on boat rides on nearby lakes and rivers as well as enjoy a wide variety of in house and outside entertainment. If you like to read and do crafts there are several from which you can choose. The variety of events means that there is something for all tastes. Sometimes it is just pleasant to sit outside, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, soak up the sun, and chat with your neighbors. Recently, I have become a member of the Resident Advisory Council, editor of the Brightwater newsletter, and chairman of the Book Keys book club. This involvement has allowed me to give back to the community that I love so much.

February 22, 2015

By Judie3

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My friend is at Brightwater. It’s a very nice, fairly new, and clean. The place is secure and safe.

December 15, 2014

By Carol90886950

I visited this facility

Everything looked really good at Brightwater. I like their apartments. The staff were very helpful.
Provider Response

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again. If we can be of any more help, do not hesitate to reach out at info@brightwater-living.com or 843-903-8300.

November 03, 2014

By Cleokitty

I am a friend or relative of resident

The biggest complaint my father had/has is the lack of concern by the nurse. Was told that there is a 24RN on duty when there is one LPN on duty at night. As a diabetic he needs his blood sugar checked before breakfast and dinner. They are usually checked while having breakfast or after and tonite, having dinner at 6:30 sugar was checked at 7:45. Very short staffed. Rooms are not cleaned on a daily basis, not even the bathrooms. Floors are always dirty. The physical therapy staff are top notch. The best you will find anywhere. The biggest problems are with the nursing staff. That alone is the reason I cannot give more than one star.
Provider Response

At Brightwater, we take concerns regarding our members, our employees, and our community seriously. Every day our community strives to provide excellent healthcare in a clean, safe environment for our members. If you haven’t done so, we ask that you directly reach out to our Executive Director who is aware of your comments. We appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns with a member of our community.

July 19, 2014

By Beth21

I visited this facility

I have been at Brightwater to visit people. It is very beautiful. It may be five or six years old. It is quite new. It is light and bright and probably five times as big as the other facility I visited. Brightwater was wonderful. They had absolutely gorgeous rooms. Everything was wonderful. The food was delicious. The people did a good job. They were very efficient. I would definitely recommend them to others.

May 22, 2014

By Lisa85621250

I visited this facility

Brightwater was very nice, but it was just too expensive. The rooms didn't have a balcony. The staff who toured us was very nice and did the best she could. They have an indoor and outdoor pool.

May 10, 2014

By Eleanor5

I visited this facility

Brightwater is a very nice facility and very well equipped. It provided everything that everyone could possibly want, but they are a little bit more expensive than an ordinary person could afford. I wish they could lower the price a little bit.

May 10, 2014

By Sheryl7

I visited this facility

Brightwater was beautiful; it's just that it was way higher than what we can afford price-wise. If money was no object, I would have no problem. They did have more accommodation for us. They had the pool, which would have been a plus. The staff were very nice and very friendly. They were also very accommodating. I got a very warm feeling. As far as the amenities, they have top ratings.

May 09, 2014

By Linda62360050

I visited this facility

Brightwater was a little too expensive for what my father wanted. The rooms were gorgeous, and it had a beautiful dining room. It was definitely upscale. It looked like an exclusive hotel. They have three meals a day, but you buy your meals. I think people just don’t like the expense of it.

March 27, 2014

By Kathleen21

I visited this facility

Brightwater is what I like the best. It's a retirement community, but they have assisted living in there and Alzheimer's. It's a perfect place, but I can't afford it. Everything about it is terrific. It's very clean. I like their rooms, their meals, their dining room and their staff. They have a ton of activities, from health to games to outings to everything. The staff is fabulous.

March 27, 2014

By John81843650

I visited this facility

I lived in the area of Brightwater, and it was pretty easy to find. It was a little pricey, but it was nice and really attractive. It was well-done, clean, and nicely decorated. There weren't many people that I saw, but the staff was very pleasant to us. We looked at the house and the rooms, and they were both nice and a good size. We ate lunch there, and I had turkey, which was kind of bland, but they had a variety, and I'm sure some of it was kind of tasty. They told me what activities they had, but I didn't see anybody doing them.

January 27, 2014

By Caring76590550

I visited this facility

What I liked best about Brightwater was the layout of the facility and the fact that they have very nice dining facilities there. There were two different style rooms. One is a little bit bigger than another. They're not anything wonderful and they have a refrigerator and a microwave in each room. The sanitation was okay. As far as just looking at it, it looked fairly clean and the people seemed very nice. They have an indoor spa pool for therapy, an outdoor pool, a fitness center that has got pool tables and from what I could tell, they have a lot of different activities out there. They have a miniature golf on the premises and they have a little bit of a driving range.

December 31, 2013

By Caring82123450

I visited this facility

I had a written invitation from Brightwater and I toured the facility. I had two meals there and their chef was superb. The food was wonderful. They had a large variety of facilities. They were all well taken care of. They were very costly though.

December 25, 2013

By Linda Cantey

Other

I was at Brightwater receiving physical therapy for two weeks. The first ten days were very pleasant. Great staff! Upon arriving we were told we could leave at any time we felt like our goals had been meet. This is not a prison. However when I asked to leave after ten days I was told I would be leaving ama. I had never heard of ama. I found out that it meant against medical advise. I was told that if I left ama that medicare probably wouldn,t pay for my treatment. I felt like I was being held hostage. After three days of trying to check out,, I finally got to see Dr. Armonio and he said I was free to go. I checked out on Dec. 24. Even though I had a Drs. permission, my discharge papers said I was leaving ama. This is not true! The discharge clerk refused to fill my prescription for a walker and a wheelchair and wouldn,t let us borrow or rent one. Ridiculous behavior! I thought I was going to have to get a Presidential pardon to check out. Being admitted and the care were excellent. The staff could not have been better. However, all they need are bars and a guard and it would be a prison when you are ready to leave. I would rate the care at five. I would rate the checkout procedure at 0 ! Beth was not cooperative at all. It was a very frustrating and unbelievable experience. Were they worried about my care or Medicare?
Provider Response

Issue has been passed on to the Executive Director for follow up.

August 10, 2013

By caring0433

I am a friend or relative of resident

I received a phone call from my Aunt and she stated that the woman in charge of the facility,( I will not mention her name) acts very pleasant to visitors and residents but then she talks badly about them when she thinks no one is listening. It has bothered my aunt so much that she is looking for a different place to live.
Provider Response

We take concerns of this nature very seriously at Brightwater. While we can appreciate your desire to stay anonymous, please encourage your Aunt to contact Executive Director Jimmy Justice directly so we can be proactive in responding to any concerns she may have. Jimmy has an open door policy and will make himself available at her earliest convenience. Our number one goal is to provide a beautiful, safe and rewarding environment for our Members and we look forward to an opportunity to improve our delivery of service.

May 31, 2013

By Hanna1

I visited this facility

Everything in Brightwater was nice and clean because it's practically new. We were toured, and they showed us their model apartments and cottages. The apartments were very nice, roomy and well located. The staff were friendly, very accommodating, and they answered questions. They also provide shuttle to take the residents to their doctor's appointment. Everything seemed to be pretty well taken care of. We had a delicious dinner. The location though is so secluded and away from everything else.

May 17, 2013

By Salvatore1

I visited this facility

People at Caring.com told me to visit Brightwater and I just got here a couple of hours ago. The rooms are pretty good, the staff and the place are very nice.

November 27, 2012

By waltonbeach90

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I felt as if the atmosphere was very pleaseant and the service provided was outstanding. The living condition were excellent as well as the food that my grandfather ate daily. there was good variety in the food as well as many activities to participate in. The only thing i would complain about is the staffs relationships with eachother. To explain the staff seemed to be hostile with each other, and had continual fits wioth eachother, basically drama. it didnt conlict with there work but was unproffesional
Provider Response

Thank you for your comments. Our goal at Brightwater is to hire, train and retain excellent employees who believe in our mission and who always hold themselves in a professional manner. Brightwater's Executive Director takes employee concerns very seriously. We appreciate you wanting to stay anonymous, however, our Executive Director is very willing to discuss your concerns, if you would like to speak directly. We truly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

June 29, 2012

By caring6221

I visited this facility

Our visit turned out very good. It was a beautiful facility. It's well-manicured. It's very very nice. We happened to go at a time where all the residents were in one area doing some kind of an activity. They looked happy and cheerful especially the women that we had spoken to. Some of them were very personable and had to come over and see what we're doing. Their hair was just so nice. They were dressed nice. It definitely made an impression. The staff was accommodating and very welcoming. We were very well received. I like how they had the place decorated. It was a very well lit area. There was plenty of room, nothing to get in the way of the residents moving around. That day we visited they were making cookies and they had asked us if we wanted to taste it but we did not, but it smelled very, very good.
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Independent Living Reviews for Brightwater

July 31, 2015

By Annette18

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I think the way my mother is treated by all the staff in Brightwater is wonderful. She couldn't be in better hands.
Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Annette. Providing top quality care and services is something we strive to do every minute of every day for your mother and all of our members. We are so happy that you and your mother are enjoying your Brightwater experience.

February 04, 2015

By Marie Hunt

I am/was a resident of this facility

My husband and I moved to Brightwater in 2013 site unseen. We had been living in Connecticut for many years and decided we would like a warmer climate and available medical options for my husband. Of great help to us, was Alice. She helped us every step of the way and made our decision and move to such easier. Brightwater has numerous activities, the staff are great and always so very helpful. It is a wonderful community for retirement living "at its best". Since my husband passed away, I am so very happy that we made the decision to move to Brightwater and I have formed so many friendships.

February 04, 2015

By Al Guyet

I am/was a resident of this facility

My wife and I moved into Brightwater in July 2014. In our search for a Continuing Care Retirement Community, we visited three communities and saw many more on the internet. We both agreed that Brightwater was the right place for us. The staff here is very accommodating and the Dining Service is excellent. We were also very pleased to find that our apartment had its own washer and dryer. Some facilities we visited had only community laundry. We would certainly recommend Brightwater.

February 04, 2015

By Tim Gertsmeyer

I am/was a resident of this facility

My wife and I moved to Brightwater October 1, 2014 and it is more than we had hoped it would be. There are many amenities, a very friendly and helpful staff and happy content residents. The Social Calendar and Wellness Center is full of activities everyday in which you can participate. I describe Brightwater as a “Luxury Cruise Ship on land.” We like to travel and not owning a home gives us the freedom that we need without the home owning responsibility. Our children live in NJ and Australia and they don’t have to worry about us and we won’t burden them with our care. Our lawyer daughter-in-law in AU thanked us for taking charge of our lives so they don’t have to worry about us. We love the lifestyle that Brightwater affords us to have! Their slogan says it all - Live Long - Live Well - Live!

February 04, 2015

By Sherry Janey

I am/was a resident of this facility

I moved to Brightwater in 2012 and have not looked back or regretted my decision to live here in the Brightwater community. There is something here for everyone. I was looking for an active community- one that I could be a part of and enjoy my retirement to the fullest. For me it is keeping active and the Wellness staff is top notch. The monthly schedules are filled with exercise classes (nothing like getting a good work-out along with other members) to share pleasure of laughing and groaning and feeling better when the day is done- just to start it all over again the next day with different classes. By the end of each week form your fingers to your toes, you feel wonderful. If you also want to work-out on the equipment in the gym and you are not familiar with the equipment or what equipment to use to get the results you are looking for in your work-outs- the staff has Supervised Gym Time to assist you. And if you enjoy exercising in the pools (in-door and out) you will not be disappointed.

February 04, 2015

By Shirley and Bill Sprout

I am/was a resident of this facility

We found Brightwater by happenstance and are we ever glad! We were exploring potential homes for longtime friends and our friends and our first impression was over the top. Brightwater is filled with beauty everywhere and the home-like feel grabbed us immediately. We found the staff to be especially welcoming and the residents very friendly. The many programs for wellness, entertainment, and socializing help keep us active and involved. Before moving to Brightwater, we looked at many options in several states, but none offered everything on our wish list. We decided to move while physically able because it was important for it to be our decision and not a burden on our children. After our first year here, we can honestly say it has exceeded our expectations in almost every measure. Besides all that, winter in South Carolina is a delight compared to Ohio. We have found a home!

September 08, 2014

By Caring91306150

I visited this facility

I had a very good experience with regards to my visit at Brightwater's independent living section. It was beautiful; an excellent facility. It didn’t look like a nursing home, it looked like a country club. The staff were very nice and extremely helpful. We saw a furnished one that was a model apartment. It was absolutely lovely and I could live there myself. They also provide bus service to doctors' appointments. Their dining room is beautiful. They have a salad bar and the food was lovely.
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Costs for Brightwater

Cost of Assisted Living

$ 1,234

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Cost of Independent Living

$ 1,234

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Services and Amenities of Brightwater

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Room Service For Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Pharma

Activities

  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime

Costs

  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4150/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2740/month

  • About Brightwater

    Brightwater is a preferred retirement community in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. Located on 78 acres, Brightwater is a full CCRC offering independent living cottages and apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care (opening August 2011) with rehabilitation services on site.

    With a focus on wellness, Brightwater enjoys a research partnership with Wake Forest University and was a recipient of the 2011 Best of the Best Award for wellness programming from the Assisted Living Federation of America. Brightwater is a community for people who wish to live a longer, healthier and happier life.

    Featuring a community clubhouse that includes dining services, pub, Internet cafe, game and activity rooms, multi-media center plus a wellness center with heated therapy pool and exercise equipment, Brightwater offers more social and fun opportunities than one could receive in their current house and at an affordable price. With Brightwater taking care of all the house and lawn upkeep, the paying of bills, the cooking of meals, and the planning and set up of parties and events, members get to spend more time enjoying their family, friends and interests.

    Experience Brightwater and experience a maintenance-free lifestyle in a fun and exciting gated community. Living here could indeed impact your life by helping you live a longer, healthier and happier life.


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