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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Greenville, SC

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If you’re looking for memory care for your loved one, you’re not alone. By 2030, the U.S. Census Bureau expects more than 1 million seniors over the age of 65 to call South Carolina home. If that prediction is correct, it would make the state rank in the top 15 for the largest population of seniors. The South Carolina Department on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Center reports that 11% of that population is already living with Alzheimer’s, and that number jumps to more than half for seniors who are 85 and older.

A Place for Mom can help you find a caring and safe memory care facility for your loved one. With 18 partner memory care facilities within 10 miles of the heart of Greenville, there are plenty of options available so you can find the perfect fit that you and your loved one feel the most comfortable with.

This guide covers facility listings, costs, and various ways to pay for memory care. We will also dive into what you can expect from a Greenville memory care facility, including laws and regulations they must follow. We’ll cover health care and transportation options, and we’ll touch on local activities and sights so you and your loved one can enjoy spending time in the natural beauty of Greenville together.

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Photo of Oaks at Chanticleer
1818 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
9.2
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69 reviews
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[name removed] never made it to the facility even though we paid for 2 months. When we did go and set up it was a very nice facility clean and all staff was very friendly. They had a lot of activities...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Oaks at Greenville offers all the amenities and services of assisted living, but includes specially trained staff who are focused on the needs of residents with memory impairment. Three neighborhoods are designed to accommodate the different stages of Alzheimer's and related dementia. We consider...
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8.9
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51 reviews
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51 reviews
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Memory care units are not beautiful like the assisted living apartments are in any facility. However, once you get over that, the caregiving at The Parker is first rate and the Physical Therapy,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Tucked away in the heart of historic Greenville, The Parker assisted living and memory care community often feels more like a family reunion than a traditional senior living experience. This is the place where you can enjoy everything you need for a wonderful retirement. From a custom care plan...
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1313 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
8.5
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54 reviews
8.5
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54 reviews
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They do care about their residents as if they were their own family in my opinion, And I am very thankful to have found this place for my Mom! The staff is extremely friendly and very personal. The...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Legacy at Southpointe Drive is an assisted living community in Greenville, South Carolina. Our community offers personalized care services in a home-like community just minutes from downtown Greenville. Our community is ideally located near Interstate I-85 and 385, offering convenient access...
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99 Photos available
8.5
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14 reviews
8.5
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14 reviews
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Really like the staff so far and although change is hard for older folks, I think they are working to make certain Mom is happy.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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20 reviews
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My mother is happy with the Waterstone. It was more problematic for my father, who was in memory care. They oversold the capabilities of their memory care unit and we had to move him. (He has since passed...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Located in Downtown Greenville, SC, Waterstone on Augusta is a premier Assisted Living and Memory Care community that brings a new, enriching lifestyle to seniors in our growing neighborhood. From the time you walk through the doors, this is obviously no understatement. We strive to enhance the...
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Photo of The Palmettos of Mauldin
77 Photos available
8.0
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2 reviews
8.0
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Based off of our personal experience, I would recommend The palmettos of Mauldin to other families looking for care for their loved ones.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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8.0
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Staff was terrific! Friendly, extremely helpful and professional! The surroundings are clean, bright and well maintained. Safety of residents are a priority. A large variety of activities to choose from...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cascades Verdae is a luxury continuing care retirement community in Greenville, South Carolina. Located on 40 acres and just minutes from downtown Greenville, our private gated community offers a lifestyle that is second to none. Members enjoy beautiful accommodations, industry-leading Care...
Photo of The Springs at Simpsonville
66 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.5
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14 reviews
9.5
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14 reviews
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The staff is very friendly and they work well together to cover for one another when needed. The housekeeping is very good - trash is emptied twice a day, room is always clean. It took a little work to get...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Springs at Simpsonville is an assisted-living facility located in Simpsonville, S.C. The locally-owned senior center provides a personalized level of care to each resident in a comfortable home-like environment. Located within walking distance of downtown Simpsonville, the facility offers...
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77 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.3
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47 reviews
9.3
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47 reviews
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Great staff, but alot of Turn over as in most facilities. Visit your loved ones to make sure they are being taken care of . Don't depend on the assisted living staff to do what you should. I saw this alot...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Oakview Park Senior LivingFind your place with us!Oakview Park is Powdersville's newest senior living community, offering Assisted Living and Memory Care.It is our goal to enhance the quality of life of our resident members by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually and...
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Photo of Harmony at Five Forks
99 Photos available
3131 Floor plans available
9.1
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37 reviews
9.1
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What we like most about the Harmony at Five Forks are the people who are there, they are super nice and there is a lot of different things to do. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Harmony at Five ForksIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Simpsonville, South Carolina, we are offering in-person tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents and team members, along with the security,...
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Photo of Brookstone Terrace of Simpsonville
1010 Photos available
9.1
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19 reviews
9.1
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I would recommend this facility to anyone. The staff is outstanding, friendly and caring. The move in was odd as Brookstone knew we were coming and there was no help or direction at move in. Overall, we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Brookstone Terrace of Simpsonville specializes in providing exceptional care in a secure, comfortable, and resort-like environment for those needing Assisted Living or those living with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, and other forms of memory care needs. We are conveniently located on Scuffletown...
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Photo of Brookdale Brushy Creek
88 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.0
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The employees are great . I'm thinking about getting a job there. Feels like home and has really helped my father in-law physically and emotionally.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Live Your AdventureHere in Greer, South Carolina, we’re more than assisted living community. We’re a family. It won’t take you long to understand what we mean. From the moment you walk through the front door, you’ll feel the warmth of our kind and compassionate care team and see the...
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Photo of Pine Grove Senior Living
77 Photos available
9.0
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9.0
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Pine Grove is very cost effective, lower pricing than many other facilities we looked at initially. I absolutely love the fact that pets are included.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Live the high life in Pine Grove Senior Living, where thoughtfully designed floor plans and myriad recreational and social opportunities await. Residents will feel the Southern charm of our Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Greenville, South Carolina, with wrap-around porches and...
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9.0
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30 reviews
9.0
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I can't thank Terra Bella Thornblade enough for all they've done to care for us. We became aware that our loved one's former facility was no longer safe. We immediately began looking for a new home for...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Picture Yourself living the lifestyle you've earned...…. Whether you'd just like a little assistance or need more comprehensive attention, we have a program for you. Life at TerraBella Thornblade offers all of the comforts of home without the challenges, problems and responsibilities of home...
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8.8
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27 reviews
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27 reviews
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I had to move my Mom in a hurry out of a previous facility due to the face that the staff caring for her didn’t want to take care of her needs related to her dementia. The Pearl stood out to me since it is...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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8.6
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7 reviews
8.6
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I could not recommend Hilltop of Greenville Memory Care highly enough. And, in fact, I have! Of course, no place is perfect, but they have done everything possible to make my husband comfortable, feel safe,...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Hilltop Memory Care of Greenville is a family owned community. The community took their first resident April 19, 2017. This is a 54 bed memory care community. As you enter through the front door you will encounter a large living room with cathedral ceilings and then walk through wide hallways...
Photo of The Residences at Greer
1212 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.5
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49 reviews
8.5
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49 reviews
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It feels very comfortable there. My mother in law has loved it from day one. The nurses take such great care of her. She loves them all. She has never complained about the food. It's just a really great...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At The Residences at Greer, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking...
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Photo of The Gables on Pelham
1010 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
8.3
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45 reviews
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I moved my mom and dad to the Gables two months ago and my mom told me last week that it feels like home to them. Everyone at The Gables has been very helpful and kind to both of my parents. There are daily...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Home Sweet HomeServing seniors in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation, our community provides you with a warm and welcoming environment where you can experience newfound freedom and independence. We handle all the cooking, cleaning and household chores so you can...
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1111 Photos available
1212 Floor plans available
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Overall, it has been a good experience. We picked this community because it was cleaner, more upscale, better care, better meals, and much better staff.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Rolling Green Village is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and...
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8.0
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8.0
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They're good to my mom. They try to do everything they can to keep her comfortable and happy. And that's all I could ask for. We've had no problems, and I'm happy to have her at Greenville Glen.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Greenville Glen Assisted Living is built on our commitment to our residents and families. Our 36 room community is a homey environment were the staff focuses on our residents needs and wants. We believe no two people are alike, so the services and attention we provide is individualized to meet...
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Staff was very helpful, especially with the move in process. My loved one's room was not as clean as I might have liked. The receptionist, [name removed], was always so kind, caring and helpful. I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Pendleton Manor is located in the downtown area of Greenville, SC and is owned and operated by Schonberg and Associates.  It is the oldest, most established Assisted Living in Greenville.  Along with the 35 bed assisted living, Pendleton Manor also has a 30 bed secured memory care unit...
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1212 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
6.5
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41 reviews
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Taking into consideration they are shorthanded, the only thing is that they are lacking in communication. We had some things that they said would be done, but it wasn't done and calls weren't returned....
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
A Rich and Full LifeAre you ready to exchange the mundane tasks of everyday life for a senior living experience rich in genuine friendships, quality care and freedom to do more of the things you love? If that sounds like an absolute yes, look no further than our assisted living community, The...
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It is wonderful they are absolutely fantastic all around and have been very helpful to my husband. He is now in hospice and that portion is also absolutely outstanding.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Windsor House Greenville is a 50-bed community conveniently located on Pelham Road on Greenville's eastside. We are 1.5 miles from I-85 and 2.5 miles from Haywood Mall/Road. The facility is 9 years old, single story, and beautiful inside and out. The brick Georgian architecture with large white...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Recent reviews for memory care in Greenville

Hilltop of Greenville Memory Care

4.8
I have been well pleased with Hilltop Memory Care. My only concern has been difficulty in reaching staff. I received a voicemail expressing concern about my husband and was unable to reach anyone for over 12 hours. I hope this problem has been addressed. The director has assured me that my ...
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The Blake at Hollingsworth Park in Greenville, SC

4.5
The facility is beautiful and new, the food was excellent....chef was great and accommodating. I felt the individual attention to my Dad was not always given as promised. There were a few times I had to follow up with administrators for follow through. The respite fees are expensive but it is ...
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The Pearl at Five Forks in Simpsonville, SC

4.4
I found the staff, cooks, laundry lady and housekeeping to be extremely helpful when dealing with family members. Some times people forget this can be a stressful situation for the family.

Greenville review score based on 232 family reviews

8.2
Review score32 facilities232 ReviewsWrite a review
This proprietary review score is based on 232 reviews of 32 Greenville memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Greenville review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Greenville review score compared against nearby cities

8.2
Greenville, SC32 facilities
8.2
Mauldin, SC34 facilities
8.5
Simpsonville, SC20 facilities

Review subcategories for Greenville memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 232 reviews of 32 Greenville memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Greenville resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Greenville, SC averageNational average
Cleanliness
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Friendliness
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4.5
Care services
3.9
4.2
Staff
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Meals & dining
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Costs of memory care in the Greenville area

The average monthly cost for Greenville memory care is $3,931, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[03] That includes not only room and board, but also three meals a day, transportation to medical appointments, laundry and housekeeping services, and access to various activities and amenities.

The below chart shows the average baseline memory care costs in Greenville without accounting for add-on fees.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Greenville, SC vs. nearby cities

Greenville, SC
$4,193/mo
$4,148/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Greenville, SC vs. the state and national average

Greenville, SC
$4,193/mo
U.S. national average
$4,885/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Greenville vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$4,193/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Greenville, SC by room type

Semi-Private
$3,904/mo
Studio
$4,724/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,625/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,665/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Greenville over time

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How people pay for memory care in Greenville

Seniors often use a mix of public and private funds to pay for memory care. Personal savings, long-term care insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and VA benefits are some of the sources seniors pull from. The below tabs cover private and public payment options.

Private pay methods in Greenville

Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns are some of the private sources of income seniors use to pay for memory care.

Other ways seniors use private funds to pay for memory care include the following:

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VA benefits for memory care in Greenville
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Number of Veterans who live in Greenville

Percentage of Greenville Veterans who are 75+

A memory care facility can be costly, but the VA Pension or the VA Survivors Pension for qualified veterans can help. The Aid and Attendance benefit can be used in addition to the pension for veterans who meet eligibility requirements.[05] This benefit is exclusively for veterans who require long-term care. Surviving spouses might also be eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits.

Navigating the benefits process is often complicated, so it is advisable to reach out to the available resources for help. You can make an appointment at the Greenville County Office of Veterans Affairs to get help determining whether your loved one is eligible for benefits. The regional benefit office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers claims assistance, too.

Veterans Service Officers are experts in assisting with the benefits process and answering your questions. These vetted volunteers are available through Veterans Service Organizations including the American Legion.

Greenville’s Upstate Warrior Solution is another great organization that has advocates who are ready to connect senior veterans with a variety of helpful resources. You can start the process of getting help by completing this form.

Resources for Greenville veterans

Government offices

Greenville County Office of Veterans Affairs
301 University Ridge
Suite 5900
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-467-7230
Fax: 864-467-7677
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mondays and Fridays are by appointment only.)

Columbia VA Regional Benefit Office
6437 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Opens at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.)

Local organizations helping veterans

Upstate Warrior Solution
Rupert Huse Veteran Center
770 Pelham Road
Suite 102
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: 864-520-2073
Fax: 864-520-2078
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

James F. Daniel, Jr. American Legion Post 3
430 N Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-271-2000​
Fax: 864-271-8793
Email: talp3sc@outlook.com

Medicaid for memory care

Healthy Connections is South Carolina’s Medicaid program, which is specifically for low-income seniors. Healthy Connections doesn’t pay for a stay in a memory care facility, but it will help with medical costs.

Seniors in a memory care facility can use Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers to help with some of their health care needs. Seniors can apply for HCBS waivers online. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will decide whether seniors are eligible. For qualified seniors, the Community Choices waiver lets them use providers who have been approved through the program for limited skilled nursing and personal care.

To apply for Medicaid, use this online application. If a senior is approved to receive benefits, an annual review will be required to stay in the program.

Dual Medicaid/Medicare program

Healthy Connections Prime is coordinated care for both Medicaid and Medicare. For seniors who are at least 65 years old, this dual program is offered in just 15 states, including South Carolina. The Healthy Connections Prime ombudsman can guide qualified seniors through the dual program.

The Appalachian Council of Governments and SC Thrive are two other helpful resources when it comes to benefits guidance.

Greenville resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid eligibility resources

Greenville’s Healthy Connections Eligibility Office
352 Halton Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: 864-467-7926
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dual program resources

SC Thrive
120 Research Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 800-726-8774
Email: contact@scthrive.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Appalachian Council of Governments
30 Century Circle
Columbia, SC 29607
Phone: 864-242-9733
Email: info@scacog.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Healthy Connections Prime Advocate (Ombudsman)
1301 Gervais St.
Suite 350
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 844-477-4632
Email: primeadvocate@aging.sc.gov
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Medicare memory care coverage in Greenville

Medicare, the federal health care program for seniors who are at least 65 years old, will not cover custodial care (which includes daily living activities, such as bathing and dressing) in a memory care facility. But Medicare will help cover medically necessary health care for a senior who lives in a memory care facility.[06] There are some additional programs to consider when looking into memory care that could provide additional help.

  • Medicare savings programs: Medicare savings programs can assist with the premiums, deductibles, and copayments associated with Medicare Part A and Part B. There are four Medicare savings programs you can look into, and each has its own eligibility requirements.
  • Extra Help: Low-income seniors with limited resources could qualify for Extra Help, which can cover prescription drug costs.

Seniors can enroll in Medicare online, or you can call the Social Security Administration. To get help with this process, the federally funded South Carolina State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) provides no-cost assistance with Medicare applications.

Dual Medicaid/Medicare program

Healthy Connections Prime is coordinated care for both Medicaid and Medicare. For seniors who are at least 65 years old, this dual program is offered in just 15 states, including South Carolina. The Healthy Connections Prime ombudsman can guide qualified seniors through the dual program.

The Appalachian Council of Governments and SC Thrive are two other helpful resources when it comes to benefits guidance.

Greenville resident Medicare resources

Medicare resources

Social Security Administration – Greenville
319 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: 877-274-5423
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dual program resources

SC Thrive
120 Research Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 800-726-8774
Email: contact@scthrive.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Appalachian Council of Governments
30 Century Circle
Columbia, SC 29607
Phone: 864-242-9733
Email: info@scacog.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Healthy Connections Prime Advocate (Ombudsman)
1301 Gervais St.
Suite 350
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 844-477-4632
Email: primeadvocate@aging.sc.gov
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Understand South Carolina laws and regulations for memory care facilities

Memory care and assisted living facilities in the state are licensed and regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). There is a long list of requirements that these community residential care facilities must meet in order to get a license and keep it.

Guidelines for licensing ensure all residents have an individual care plan within their first week in the facility. The plan has to outline their nutritional, medical, and physical needs. It must also detail how often they’ll be getting help and from whom. DHEC mandates that facilities provide transportation for residents to doctor’s appointments or any other medical needs.

Regulations are also specific about staffing levels, as well as what sort of training staff members have to receive.

During the daytime, there must be at least one staff member for every eight residents. At night, that ratio is one staff member per 30 residents. Someone is also required to be awake at all hours of the day and night.

Staff members’ training must include the following:

  • How accidents must be reported
  • First aid basics and CPR
  • How to check and record vital signs
  • How to manage medication
  • How to manage and care for people with contagious illnesses
  • How to handle a variety of behaviors (such as aggression or exit-seeking behaviors)
  • How to use restraints properly
  • How to respond in case of emergency
  • How to handle confidential information and records

The DHEC has to be notified within three days if there is a change in administration at a facility. The South Carolina Bill of Rights for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities also has to be followed.

DHEC checks to make sure rules and regulations are being followed with unannounced inspections, which happen at least once a year. The inspection reports are available by searching online. You can search by typing in a location, or you can use the map view to see the various facilities. Either way, you’ll be able to access PDFs of the inspection reports.

The state’s Omnibus Adult Protection Act provides protection for seniors from abuse or neglect. It also spells out exactly which state agencies are responsible for following up and taking action.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control contact information
2600 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-898-3432
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Greenville memory care facilities

Greenville no longer has any specific mandates around COVID-19. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control requires visitation to be allowed but also expects facilities to do a good job of taking precautions.

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Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended but not required.

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Masking. Masking is suggested when deemed necessary to prevent transmission.

What to expect from memory care in Greenville

There are four standalone memory care facilities in Greenville within a 10-mile radius of downtown. An additional 14 communities offer a combination of care experiences, and all have plenty of options and amenities to make your loved one feel right at home.

Standalone memory care and combination care

If you’re looking for only memory care, then one of the four standalone options might be the right choice for your loved one.

However, there are 12 facilities within 10 miles of downtown Greenville that combine both memory care and assisted living on the same premises. And two more are even broader in scope and combine memory care, assisted living, and independent living options. Reaching out a bit further geographically, you can also find three additional facilities in a 25-mile radius of downtown: two assisted living and memory care combination facilities and one facility that incorporates memory care, assisted living, and independent living on the same premises.

Combination care might be the right choice for your loved one if they would like to stay in the same community even as their care needs change. In these combination facilities, residents can enjoy the comfort of being in a familiar environment while still getting the more specialized care they might need over the long term.

Memory care specialization

You can expect your loved one to be well cared for by staff members who are specially trained in working with people with memory loss. Someone will always be awake 24 hours a day to ensure the safety of your loved one. About a third of the facilities have a wander management system that gives residents the freedom to roam within a safe space. A personal alarm will alert staff if anyone wanders outside of the designated area. And nearly all the facilities have an enclosed courtyard so residents can get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors safely.

Amenities and socialization

Memory care facilities, especially those paired with assisted living and independent living, provide a wide range of events and activities for residents. With an activity director on staff at all facilities, there won’t be a shortage of things to do. Birthdays and holidays will be celebrated in style in the common areas. And nearly all our partner facilities offer an arts-and-crafts center for expressing creativity, and residents can relax and socialize in TV lounges, movie rooms, and libraries.

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Unfamiliar with Greenville? Highlights for seniors

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Number of seniors over the age of 65 living in Greenville
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Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Greenville population
$49,834
Median annual income for Greenville seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Greenville

Greenville is home to several health care systems, including two of the area’s largest employers.[07] With highly rated care in a variety of areas, including geriatric care, there are plenty of options for you and your loved one to choose from.

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Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital 

Comprehensive care for memory health can be found at this facility’s Centers for Success in Aging. An interdisciplinary team provides evaluations, care plans, education, and support for caregivers.

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Prisma Health Patewood Hospital 

Patewood is considered one of the 100 best hospitals for joint replacement, as it received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip, knee, and shoulder replacements. It is the only hospital in South Carolina to have a distinction in all three.

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Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

With two hospitals in its system — downtown and eastside — there are options for whatever care you need. The system is ranked sixth in the state and first in the Upstate region (which covers 10 counties).

Transportation for seniors in Greenville

Nearly all of A Place for Mom’s partner memory care facilities provide complimentary transportation, so your loved one will be able to safely get to doctor’s appointments.

While public transportation isn’t a safe option for seniors in memory care to take on their own, it can be helpful for visiting family and friends who want to get around or accompany their loved one in beautiful Greenville.

One option for public transportation is Greenlink. This city bus system has 11 fixed routes with wheelchair accessibility on every bus. Senior Solutions offers rides for medical appointments and errands for any senior in the Upstate. The drivers have all been certified in securing wheelchairs, passenger safety, and first aid.

Senior activities in Greenville

For families and friends looking to take their loved ones out on the town, there are plenty of options to choose from. You can take in some beautiful sights in the downtown area, where you’ll find Falls Park on the Reedy. In addition to beautiful waterfalls, you can stroll the accessible Swamp Rabbit Trail, which has a mile-long paved section that’s extra-smooth for wheelchairs and powered mobility scooters.

For a little reminiscing, visit the Upcountry History Museum, where you can borrow a wheelchair for your loved one (or use their own, of course). In addition to senior discounts, the museum features open captioning on its orientation films and exhibit videos. It also loans out magnifiers so those with visual impairments can fully enjoy all the exhibits.

Another historical option for you and your loved one is driving to see some of the 13 African-American cultural sites, which include historic churches and schools.

The Peace Center is a great spot for taking in the performing arts. Not only is the center accessible, but you can also reserve patron assistance services in advance. This can include special drop-off for people with mobility issues and courtesy transport chairs from curbside to theater seating. Assistive listening devices, as well as sign language interpreters, are also available. Service animals are welcome as long as you let the box office know in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Summit Place, The Springs at Simpsonville and Brookstone Terrace of Woodruff are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Greenville, SC. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Greenville is $4,193 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 35 memory care facilities near you in Greenville, South Carolina typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Greenville, South Carolina, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Greenville, South Carolina, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Greenville, South Carolina ranges from $1400 to $7795. The average Memory Care cost in Greenville, South Carolina is $4,193. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Greenville, South Carolina typically starts at $1400. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

  1. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. (2017). 2021 Annual Report: South Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Registry.

     

  2. South Carolina Department on Aging. (2023.) ​​Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Center.

  3. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  4. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  5. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2023). VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance.

  6. U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2023). Home Health Services.

  7. Upstate SC Alliance. (2022). Data Resources: Major Employers.

  8. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Bon Secours St. Francis Health System-Greenville.

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Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. (2017). 2021 Annual Report: South Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Registry.

 

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South Carolina Department on Aging. (2023.) ​​Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Center.

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A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

4.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2023). VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance.

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U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2023). Home Health Services.

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Upstate SC Alliance. (2022). Data Resources: Major Employers.

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U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Bon Secours St. Francis Health System-Greenville.