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South Carolina serves as a very pleasant atmosphere for seniors though you may not hear about those in retirement discussing it as the most popular retirement option. Yes, many seniors may relocate to Florida where the state has a strong reputation for offering quality elderly care in a warm climate and by the coast, but South Carolina offers much of the same and at cheaper monthly costs. The state of 5 million residents and growing should be on your short list of places to consider sending a loved, as the quality of the dementia care units is terrific.

Memory Care in South Carolina - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

South Carolina Alzheimer’s care facilities are very affordable. The state ranks within the Top 10 for most affordable in the U.S. based on monthly median average. It is substantially cheaper than the sibling to the north, North Carolina (nearly $300 per month cheaper), and just behind Florida for memory care costs.

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in South Carolina are:

  1. Hartsville, SC                   $4,000
  2. Spartanburg, SC               $4,075
  3. Due West, SC                   $4,120
  4. Conway, SC                      $4,130
  5. Greenville, SC                   $4,185

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Dementia Care in South Carolina:

  1. Mount Pleasant, SC          $4,900
  2. Lexington, SC                   $4,805
  3. Charleston, SC                  $4,775         
  4. Hilton Head Island, SC      $4,745
  5. Columbia, SC                    $4,705

The Top 5 Most Affordable Counties in South Carolina for Memory Care based on Monthly Rents:

  1. Darlington County             $4,005
  2. Spartanburg County          $4,110
  3. Abbeville County               $4,120         
  4. Florence County               $4,210         
  5. Horry County                    $4,235

The Top 5 Most Expensive Counties in South Carolina for Alzheimer’s Care:

  1. Charleston County            $4,835
  2. Richland County                $4,660
  3. Beaufort County                $4,640         
  4. Lexington County              $4,620
  5. Aiken County                    $4,570

South Carolina Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

One of the worst aspects of Alzheimer’s (aside from all the awful symptoms) is that it tries to isolate people. The loved one that is suffering from the disease naturally feels vulnerable and lacks self-esteem when the memory isn’t as crisp as it used to be, and doing simple tasks like the ones they have done for decades abruptly become a chore. Furthermore, they have friends and families taking over and telling them they can’t do certain things (like driving or cooking meals) anymore. The loved one naturally feels slighted, losing their independence and self-esteem in the process.

Then you have to account for the other perspective… that of the family members that are having to take more care of a loved one, who may be feeling devastated as they witness a loved one endure memory loss and struggle more and more each day. They are having more difficulty providing care and help for a loved one while also maintaining their own lives, yet do not know if they really want to trust a dementia care facility.

Caregivers at Alzheimer’s care homes in South Carolina understand this dilemma. They realize people may be misguided and upset about the high prices of memory care, perhaps thinking they are getting taken advantage of and finding it difficult to fully trust that these facilities will have the best interests of a loved one in mind.

South Carolina dementia care homes will help take care of your loved one with a number of terrific features including daily meals, housekeeping, comfortable beds and private rooms, regularly scheduled programs and extended visitation hours for friends and family. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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