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South Carolina Nursing Homes

South Carolina is technically part of the south, though it has an interesting combination of southern charm and tradition along with a coastal mid-Atlantic feel thanks to its proximity to the ocean. South Carolina nursing homes are similarly unique, providing a nice blend of quality care, service and amenities.

Retirement homes in South Carolina also deliver a suitable mix of small-town vibe and friendly staff. The state is middle of the road in terms of population, and with an annual growth rate of only 3.1 percent, the competition for the best skilled nursing facilities in South Carolina is not incredibly stiff. Whether you seek a short-term rehabilitation facility in South Carolina or long-term care, there is a place for everyone in this fine state.

South Carolina Nursing Home Costs

A semi-private room in South Carolina nursing homes averages $190 per day. That figure is about $35 less than the national average of $225 per day for a semi-private room. Private rooms, per the norm, cost extra but are not out of the question. The average private room in the state runs at $206 per day. South Carolina does not rank in the Top 10 for nursing home affordability, yet it is close.

Affordable nursing homes in South Carolina exist in various parts of the state. The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin area has several high-quality skilled nursing facilities and at reasonable rates. Some of the most affordable units can even be found in places like Myrtle Beach near $100 per day.

Charleston ($210 per day), Columbia ($204 per day), Florence ($175 per day), Sumter ($200 per day) and Spartanburg ($174 per day) round out a solid list of South Carolina retirement homes with reasonable daily averages. More luxurious, expensive long-term care in South Carolina is also available with prices that can go over $300 per day, however, those are far rarer.

In South Carolina, Medicare does not cover long term care. However, South Carolina short term care and rehabilitation treatment centers may allow Medicare to cover part or all of the stay. You will have to inquire with the provider. The average age of admittance to SC nursing homes is 79.

South Carolina Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Standard amenities of skilled nursing facilities in South Carolina include routine checkups, overnight monitoring, medication administration, assistance with daily functions, meal servings, housekeeping and more.

The top nursing homes in South Carolina stand by the five principles of elderly care. These include:

  1. Making the resident priority number one.
  2. Allowing residents to make all crucial health decisions and not to deliberately block important health information and lifestyle choices from them.
  3. Providing a well-staffed assortment of doctors, nurses and other staff that provide a clean, safe, caring and friendly atmosphere.
  4. Providing flexible visiting hours for family and friends. Visitation should be extended for certain accommodations.
  5. Providing meaningful and several different types of activities for residents.

Any nursing home in South Carolina that does not deliver on these promises is not responsible and worthy enough for you or a loved one. Do your research and find the skilled nursing facilities in South Carolina with the best reputations!

There are a total of 191 nursing homes in South Carolina that South Carolina senior citizen residents can take advantage of. South Carolina nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in South Carolina will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most South Carolina nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout South Carolina state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare.

SeniorGuidance.org 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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