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Senior housing types near Charleston, SC

  • Summit Place of Daniel Island

    Summit Place of Daniel Island

    320 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
    (3)
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    Welcome to the warm, inviting atmosphere of Summit Place of Daniel Island, a place for senior adults to call home. Just moments from historic downtown Charleston, SC on beautiful Daniel Island, you can enjoy all the simple pleasures you deserve. As you learn more about our community, services,...

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  • The Palmettos of Charleston

    The Palmettos of Charleston

    1900 Ashley Crossing Dr, Charleston, SC 29414
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Palmettos of Charleston is owned and operated by NHC (National HealthCare Corporation). Since 1972, NHC has been committed to excellence by providing quality care that exceeds the standards of other assisted living communities. The Palmettos offers its residents an unrivaled amount of...

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  • Ashley River Plantation

    Ashley River Plantation

    2333 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Choice of companion or private studio, one-and two- bedroom accommodations Weekly housekeeping and laundry All utilities except for telephone Delicious, well balanced meals, three times per day Snacks available around the clock Care staff on duty 24 hours per day Emergency Call System Assistance...

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  • Brookdale West Ashley

    Brookdale West Ashley

    2030 Charlie Hall Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29414
    (40)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Charleston is an assisted living and memory care community in the historical and thriving city of Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is an elegant city with warm and welcoming people that exude Southern charm and hospitality, offering its residents a unique combination of historical...

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  • Harmony at West Ashley (NOW OPEN)

    Harmony at West Ashley (NOW OPEN)

    1925 Essex Farms Dr, Charleston, SC 29414
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  • Benton House of West Ashley

    1445 Bluewater Way, Charleston, SC 29414
    (2)
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  • Sweetgrass Village

    Sweetgrass Village

    601 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome Home to Sweetgrass Village of Mt. Pleasant! We offer luxurious studio and one bedroom apartments with kitchenettes in en elegant hotel-like environment. Our friendly, service oriented 24 hour staff will provide you with all the care and comfort of home, while promoting a sense of...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park

    Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park

    3501 Merrill Place, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    You’re going to love it here. Located in the 1,700 acre Carolina Park master planned community with shopping, dining and outdoor activities, Merrill Gardens is in the heart of it all. This new community is modern yet intimate with spacious apartments as well as cottages. Relax and enjoy the Carolina...

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  • The Palms of Mount Pleasant

    The Palms of Mount Pleasant

    937 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Palms of Mount Pleasant The Palms of Mount Pleasant is an assisted living community located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina. Our community is just minutes away from dozens of notable locations, including numerous public parks and beaches, local festivals, East...

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  • Savannah Place

    Savannah Place

    1501 Secessionville Rd., James Island, SC 29412
    (33)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Savannah House is an assisted living community located in the beautiful community of James Island, South Carolina. Clark Sound is only a mile away and is a popular afternoon destination for our residents. If you have a history buff in your family we are only two miles from both the Secessionville...

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  • Atria Mount Pleasant (Opening Winter 2020)

    Atria Mount Pleasant (Opening Winter 2020)

    601 Solana Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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    Now pre-leasing, Atria Mount Pleasant will be a vibrant community for active older adults in Charleston County. Thoughtfully designed to help residents keep living the Lowcountry life they love, the community will feature beautiful apartments and villas with flexible leases and no buy-in fee....

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  • Sandpiper Courtyard

    Sandpiper Courtyard

    1047 Anna Knapp Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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    Welcome to the Courtyard Engage in a lifestyle you’ll love at Sandpiper Courtyard in Mt Pleasant, SC. Living along the coast at Sandpiper Courtyard in Mt Pleasant, SC, provides our Residents not only with a beautiful location but with many opportunities to enjoy a range of activities. The...

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  • Ashley Landing Assisted Living

    Ashley Landing Assisted Living

    4550 Great Oak Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    GET TO KNOW ASHLEY LANDING ASSISTED LIVING FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALK IN THE DOOR, IT BECOMES CLEAR THAT SOMETHING IS DIFFERENT AT ASHLEY LANDING, WHERE WE OFFER AFFORDABLE ASSISTED LIVING FOR OUR RESIDENTS. ASHLEY LANDING FEELS LIKE HOME. THE GREETINGS ARE WARM AND FRIENDLY AND THE MEALS TASTE...

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  • Somerby of Mount Pleasant

    Somerby of Mount Pleasant

    3100 Tradition Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
    (18)
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        Somerby of Mount Pleasant draws upon the charming, stately traditions of the South - applying classic style and gracious hospitality, sure to make you feel right at home.     At Somerby, we're here to help you enjoy the lifestyle you've been waiting for. ...

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  • Goose Creek Manor

    Goose Creek Manor

    104 Marilyn Street, Goose Creek, SC 29445
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    Goose Creek manor provides compassionate assisted living services that allows our residents to live happy and productive lives while having direct access to assistance, when needed. We do assisted living with a community-first approach. Our residents enjoy expert care, a home-like varied culinary...

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  • Magnolias of Summerville

    Magnolias of Summerville

    335 Midland Parkway, Summerville, SC 29485
    (12)
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    Magnolias of Summerville is a community designed to serve the needs of those requiring incremental levels of assistance in the aging process. We provide support based on the particular needs of each resident. This individualized care allows each resident to enjoy a feeling of independence similar to...

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  • Pinewood Place

    Pinewood Place

    101 Centennial Blvd., Goose Creek, SC 29445
    (29)
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    Pinewood Place is located in a beautiful wooded area in Goose Creek, South Carolina. We are also within sight of Crowfield Plantation Lake and some resident rooms enjoy lake views. We encourage our residents to enjoy the outdoors and offer transportation to our wonderful local parks. We offer many...

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  • Cypress Place

    Cypress Place

    205 Midland Parkway, Summerville, SC 29485
    (30)
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    Cypress Place is located on a tree lined street in beautiful Summerville, South Carolina. We are two miles north of Old Fort Dorchester State Historical Park and about thirty miles from the Atlantic Ocean. At Cypress Place, we strive to maintain a cozy homelike atmosphere, with a caring staff that...

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  • Harmony at Wescott Plantation

    Harmony at Wescott Plantation

    5130 Wescott Blvd, Summerville, SC 29485
    (10)
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    Situated in Summerville, SC, The Crossings at Wescott Plantation has 186 units, with 93 Independent Living apartments, 57 Assisted Living apartments and 36 Memory Care apartments. Opening in June of 2017 the community is relatively new. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a...

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  • The Blake at Carnes Crossroads

    The Blake at Carnes Crossroads

    4015 2nd Avenue, Summerville, SC 29486
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Resort Style Assisted Living and Memory Care Strategically located in Summerville, South Carolina. The Blake at Carnes Crossroads is unlike any other. Retirement and hospitality are blended to create an assisted living and memory care community where you will feel right at home. Our unique...

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  • New Beginnings

    New Beginnings

    212 Mitchell Bay Lane, Pineville, SC 29468
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    New Beginnings, a new living assisted home since 2010. Our dedicated staff members have over 15 years combined experience in senior care. Our highly skilled staff provides personal attention with a gentle touch. We are licensed by South Carolina Department and Environmental Control. Our home is...

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  • Summit Place of Beaufort

    Summit Place of Beaufort

    1119 Pick Pocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort, SC 29902
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Summit Place of Beaufort is an assisted living community located in beautiful, historic Beaufort, South Carolina. Situated on the banks of Battery Creek amongst majestic, moss-draped oaks, we provide assisted living, respite and Alzheimer's care. We are the only community in Beaufort that has a...

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  • The Retreat at Lady’s Island

    The Retreat at Lady’s Island

    9 Sunset Blvd, Beaufort, SC 29907
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    From the very first moment you arrive at our gorgeous Sea Island property on the banks of the Beaufort River, it’s clear that The Retreat at Lady's Island takes a unique approach to senior living in Beaufort, SC. Private and semi-private assisted living suites and studios offer sophisticated comfort...

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  • Morningside of Beaufort

    Morningside of Beaufort

    109 Old Salem Road, Beaufort, SC 29901
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Morningside of Beaufort is a beautiful assisted living community tucked away in a neighborhood setting conveniently located to historic downtown, coastal wetlands and several shopping areas. As a premiere provider of assisted living in Beaufort, South Carolina, it's our goal to make every day an...

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  • Helena Place

    Helena Place

    1624 Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC 29935
    (54)
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    Helena Place is an assisted living community in Port Royal, South Carolina. We are located on the south side of the Cypress Wetlands Bird Sanctuary where our residents often go on nature walks and bird watching trips. We are very active in our local community and recently held a community health...

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  • Morningside of Georgetown

    Morningside of Georgetown

    2628 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in historic Georgetown, Morningside Assisted Living is warm and inviting, home-like and comfortable, with a commitment to meeting the wants, needs and wishes of all who walk through our doors. The nearby beaches and wetlands, as well as the southern plantations and shopping, lend to a...

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  • Bloom at Hilton Head

    Bloom at Hilton Head

    35 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Bloom at Hilton Head is a vibrant assisted living and memory care establishment located on an intimate 3-acre setting in the heart of Hilton Head Island just minutes from shopping and dining, golf courses, beaches and medical centers. Its uniquely elegant architecture, luxurious interior design,...

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  • The Island Cove at Hilton Head

    The Island Cove at Hilton Head

    15 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At The Island Cove, one of Hilton Head Island's premier retirement communities, we offer independent and assisted living options for seniors. We are here to help you seize new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and...

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  • Village Cove Assisted Living

    Village Cove Assisted Living

    80 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (22)
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    Find a Redefined Independence A better kind of senior living is within your reach. You can still have a lifestyle that has less stress and more options for living life well, all in a comfortable community that feels just like home sweet home. You’ll find all that and more at our assisted living...

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  • The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

    The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

    421 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is managed by 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;...

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  • Arbor Landing at Pawley's

    Arbor Landing at Pawley's

    7419 Ocean Hwy, Pawley's Island, SC 29585
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We're serious about care. We're here to keep the seniors you love healthy, safe, and happy. If you're looking for pools and tennis courts and a full-service spa, we're probably not the place for your loved one. Our experience is that people who want these kind of amenities are better off just...

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  • Bloom at Belfair

    Bloom at Belfair

    60 Oak Forest Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
    (88)
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    Bloom at Belfair is a family-owned and operated independent living, independent living plus and memory care establishment. Since 1965, our goal has been simple yet aspirational: to help our residents flourish. Entering a Bloom community does not mean checking your lifestyle or personality at the...

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  • TidePointe

    TidePointe

    700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Wake up every day to the coastal beauty Hilton Head has to offer. At Tidepointe, a Vi community, you’ll a enjoy a surplus of lifestyle activities and benefits that will you leave wondering, do you live in a retirement community or a resort? Welcome to Tidepointe, a Vi community, a 63-acre assisted...

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  • Bloom at Bluffton

    Bloom at Bluffton

    800 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
    (18)
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    Bloom at Bluffton is a vibrant assisted living and memory care establishment located on an intimate 10-acre setting in the heart of Bluffton just minutes from shopping and dining, golf courses, beaches and medical centers. Its uniquely elegant architecture, luxurious interior design,...

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  • Longwood Plantation

    Longwood Plantation

    1687 Longwood Dr, Orangeburg, SC 29118
    (5)
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    Longwood Plantation, an Assisted Living Community with total of 50 beds (34 beds for assisted living and 16 beds for alzheimer's care), is located in a beautiful, quiet, residential area in Orangeburg County. This 10-acre campus offers Independent and Assisted Living for Senior Adults as well as a...

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  • Morningside of Orangeburg

    Morningside of Orangeburg

    2306 Riverbank Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29118
    (1)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Morningside of Orangeburg, surrounded by trees and nestled in a rural neighborhood setting, is convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants and the hospital. As a premiere provider of assisted living, it is our goal to make every day a memorable one. Discover our experienced and caring staff,...

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  • Hope Arbor of Murrells Inlet

    12287 Hwy 707, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    (14)
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    Hope Arbor of Murrells Inlet is a locally owned, not-for-profit assisted living. Our community is not large and overwhelming as we are licensed to care for no more than 60 residents. Our prices are all-inclusive which allows for our residents to age in place without having to worry about care cost...

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  • Summer Breeze Senior Living

    Summer Breeze Senior Living

    351 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
    (14)
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    Summer Breeze Senior Living Summer Breeze is a senior living community located in the coastal town of Savannah, GA. Our community is situated on the breathtaking Wilmington Island, in between the picturesque neighborhoods of Tybee Island and Thunderbolt. The aesthetic coastal landscape of our...

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  • Morningside of Sumter

    Morningside of Sumter

    2500 Lindo Court, Sumter, SC 29150
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Warm and inviting are just two words one would use to describe Morningside Assisted Living of Sumter. From the front porch rockers to the neighborhood feel, once you have walked through our front doors, our goal is to make you feel welcome every day. As a premiere provider of assisted living, it is...

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  • Carolina Gardens at Conway

    Carolina Gardens at Conway

    2310 Highway 378, Conway, SC 29527
    (10)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Carolina Gardens at Conway is an assisted living and memory care community in Conway, South Carolina. Conway is a thriving city in the Myrtle Beach metro area, home to Coastal Carolina University and has been designated as a Tree City USA for over 20 years. With a revitalized downtown area that...

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  • Myrtle Beach Estates

    Myrtle Beach Estates

    3620 Happy Woods Court, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
    (49)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Live a grand life at Myrtle Beach Estates, an Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that offers the conveniences of the city with the luxuries of the beach. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally,...

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  • Brookdale Sumter

    Brookdale Sumter

    1180 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Do more of what you love. If you’re ready to redefine your independence with more freedom, then Brookdale Sumter with assisted living might be the perfect fit for you. With assisted living, you’ll have help with managing medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and...

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  • Habersham House

    Habersham House

    5200 Habersham Street, Savannah, GA 31405
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For older adults seeking companionship, security, or requiring customized assisted living care, Habersham House Senior Residence provides the perfect place to enjoy life. We are conveniently located in the center of Savannah, and in the heart of Savannah's downtown Historic District. Our tastefully...

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  • Morningside of Savannah

    Morningside of Savannah

    7410 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA 31406
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Marsh View Senior Living Community has 75 Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care apartments, and is located next to the Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia. You will find us nestled among beautiful old oak trees and salt marshes. Step inside our doors, and you will discover charming retirement living,...

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  • Brookdale Conway

    Brookdale Conway

    872 Singleton Ridge Road, Conway, SC 29526
    (18)
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    At our assisted living community in an upscale residential neighborhood of Conway, S.C., at the edge of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll stay busy as much as you like with our engaging calendar of activities, classes and outings. While you fill up your social calendar, we’ll provide...

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  • Thrive on Skidaway (Opening January 2020)

    Thrive on Skidaway (Opening January 2020)

    5 Lake Street, Savannah, GA 31411
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Thrive on Skidaway is a dynamic elder living community coming to Savannah, GA in early 2020. We believe that if a community's focus is strictly on great care, they don't care enough. At Thrive on Skidaway great care is just a by-product of bigger and better things.Thrive team members come to work...

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  • Reflections at Carolina Forest

    Reflections at Carolina Forest

    219 Middleburg Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (6)
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    Reflections at Carolina Forest is an assisted living community located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina of Horry County. Residents and their families enjoy the community's convenient location which is near many attractions such as The Alabama Theater, The Carolina Opry, Myrtle Beach State Park and...

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  • Oaks at Pooler

    Oaks at Pooler

    125 Southern Junction Blvd, Pooler, GA 31322
    (5)
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    Oaks at Pooler is located at 125 Southern Junction Blvd., just off of I-95. This convenient location will offer service for residents throughout Pooler and West Chatham County as well as many local communities including Bloomingdale, Rincon, Savannah, Garden City, Port Wentworth, and Georgetown. The...

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  • Savannah Commons

    Savannah Commons

    1 Peachtree Drive, Savannah, GA 31419
    (27)
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    Savannah Commons is a senior living community that feels like home. You will experience the joys of maintenance-free living in a warm, welcoming environment. Dine restaurant-style in our elegant dining room. Mingle over cocktails at happy hour. Go for excursions into the city. Take proactive care...

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  • Portside at Grande Dunes

    Portside at Grande Dunes

    901 Portside Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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    At Portside at Grande Dunes, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed...

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Charleston, South Carolina

Assisted Living

An assisted living facility is an organized living community which offers supervision, care, and support to medically stable individuals who do not require skilled nursing support. The types of service provided often include support with ADLs. Inhabitants may be kept under observation and assessment. In some situations, facilities may offer nursing care, hospice, or dementia care. South Carolina maintains a number of stipulations related to this kind of facility. The Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health Licensing regulates this type of facility. This facility type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include administer routine medications, monitor blood sugar levels, and staff may self administer medications under licensed staff supervision. This type of facility is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance with ADLs, at least one structured recreation activity each day, transportation, and medication assistance. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents. There is a maximum occupancy of 3 residents per room. This facility has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include three meals and snacks that meet dietary needs and special menus are provided for those with special dietary needs . Staff must obtain training in a variety of areas. These include: Care of persons specific to the physical/mental condition being cared for in the facility, management/care of persons with contagious and/or communicable disease, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for designated staff members/volunteers to ensure that there is a certified staff member/volunteer present whenever residents are in the facility, and use of restraints . Public assistance is available through Medicaid State Plan.. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to assure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as recreational and social activities that are suitable, desirable, and important to the resident’s well-being, requirements and arrangements for visits by or to physicians or other authorized health providers, dietary needs, and assessing the extent of residents’ problems and needs.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

According to many seniors, climate and weather are a major influence in choosing a care community. Charleston has a humid subtropical type of climate. In the summer, the average temperature in Charleston is about 82°F. The summer high peaks at roughly 92°F during the month of July. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 70°F during the month of June. In wintertime, the average temperature sinks to about 53°F. The high winter temperature gets to around 67°F in the month of December. The lowest winter temperature gets to about 38 °F in the month of January. Monthly, Charleston receives about 5 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally happens in August with an average of 8 inches in a month. For snowfall, Charleston receives on average 0.40 inches of snow. The average air quality index rating in Charleston is about 37.2. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score reaches its peak level in the month of December at about 45.8. The average humidity rating for Charleston is about 79%. The average humidity levels are highest in August at approximately 82%.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Access to medical facilities might be an important consideration when choosing the best retirement home. The top hospitals in Charleston include Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, Roper Hospital, and Musc Medical Center. In total, there are 5 hospitals located in Charleston which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living is a major influence in deciding which care option is best for your family. Charleston has a cost-of-living index of around 121.5 where a score of 100 is the average rating, and any amount higher than 100 is considered more costly than the national average. Charleston has a grocery index of about 91.9. The median monthly rent in Charleston is around $1,464 and the median price for a home for Charleston costs around $285,444. The rent burden for Charleston is around 19.1% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Charleston 9.0% are Baptists, 6.6% are Methodists, and 4.6% practice another Christian faith. In Charleston, 68.0% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Charleston, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.6% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. Demographically, Charleston is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.6% mixed race, 21.9% black, 2.9% Hispanic, 0.3% other or not specified, 0.1% Native American, 74.4% white, and 1.6% Asian. The current population of Charleston is growing at a rate of 0.003%. Charleston has a population density of 470 people per square mile. In the previous presidential election, 50.6% voted Democrat, 6.6% voted for a third party candidate, and 42.8% voted Republican in Charleston county. Out of the total city population, 47.9% are male and 52.1% are female. In Charleston, 25.1% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.2% are over the age of 60, 5.2% are over the age of 70, and 3.4% are over the age of 80. The median age of Charleston is 34 years old. In terms of crime, Charleston has 24.8 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In Charleston, 8.2% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Charleston is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In Charleston, 9.6% have some form of disability, 67.8% participate in the labor force, 5.0% consider themselves widows, and 9.5% do not have health insurance. In terms of education, 17.8% have a high-school diploma, 51.5% have a college degree, and 19.2% have a graduate degree.

State Information

An overview of South Carolina

Out of a national average of 100, South Carolina has a cost of living index rating of 98, a grocery index rating of 102, and a housing index rating of 85. There are 71 hospitals and 189 health centers that service a population of 5,147,823. Ghs Greer Memorial Hospital, Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, and Roper Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. South Carolina is ranked 42nd in quality of life and 36th in healthcare. The natural beauty of South Carolina is ranked 34th in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

Forty-seven percent of South Carolina residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 8,051 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, South Carolina ranks 24th in the nation. In the most recent presidential election, 55% of South Carolina residents voted Republican and 41% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 40 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 72%. During the summer, the average temperature in South Carolina is around 79°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 59°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in South Carolina drops to around 46°F. The average high winter temperature is around 66°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 26°F during the month of January. The most precipitation occurs in August with an average of 7.64 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of South Carolina is around 4.10 inches. On average, South Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 35.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 42.6 AQI. While residents of South Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Carolina can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornados, and and floods.

Wildlife to be found in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Shadblow Serviceberry, Devil's Walking Stick, Common Leopard Bane, and Butterfly Weed. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Southern Fox Squirrel, the Manatee, or the Wild Hog . The state animal of South Carolina is the White-tailed Deer.