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Lakes, waterfalls, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are just a few of the attractions that make Greenville, South Carolina, a beautiful place for seniors to call home.

A Place for Mom has 16 partner assisted living facilities within 10 miles of downtown Greenville, plus another five if you expand your search to a 25-mile radius. Assisted living is perfect for seniors who want or need some extra help with activities of daily living, as well as the opportunity to live in a supportive and social environment. In Greenville assisted living, you can expect housekeeping, laundry, and meals to be taken care of. You’ll also get help with things like medication management and have access to a plethora of fun activities. (Ninety-four percent of our partner facilities have live music performances!

This guide provides a wealth of information to help you in your assisted living decision-making process. It touches on detailed information around costs, ways to pay for care, and laws and regulations that apply to assisted living. Finally, we’ll dive into Greenville’s health care options, transportation, and activities.

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Photo of Oaks at Chanticleer
1818 Photos available
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My sister and I toured so many facilities before we found the oaks at Chanticleer. We chose them because of how much space they had! My mom is a heavy wanderer and most of the memory cares we toured were...
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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All 5 stars! The main reason we initially chose The Parker was because of the location. [name removed] and [name removed] are key employees who are so kind and helpful!
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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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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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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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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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...
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I would tell a friend the staff, especially the executive nursing, marketing, PT and administrative staff are extremely kind and responsive to any concerns. The facility is very clean and quite frankly,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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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66 Photos available
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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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One thing I definitely like is the fixed cost that is an option with this community. Also the care, any questions you have, the cleanliness, involvement with residents, not having to worry if your loved one...
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
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All is good. The best thing about Harmony is that their Independent Living provides 1 meal per day and weekly light housekeeping, including bed linens, which is included in their monthly rent/fee. That fits...
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
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This facility is one of the.best I've seen! [name removed] made the admission easy, organized, and peaceful The Owner is there frequently, no trying to figure out who runs the place. No one has been scared...
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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It's been a great experience thus far.I'm so glad I had "A place for Mom" to help find Pine Grove for my brother because it has been a great experience. Especially the cleanliness, kindness of staff, and 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.
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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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.
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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Photo of Brookdale Brushy Creek
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Staff are the best, always checking in. They take the time to get to know the client and our family. Also spend time visiting with residents who need encouragement. Their meals are good quality, options...
Provides: Assisted Living
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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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Staff are very receptive to suggestions and her needs They have been great! They are actually letting her eat and socialize with the assisted living side because most of the memory care side are more...
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 Kempton of Greenville offers all of the comforts of home without the challenges, problems and responsibilities of home...
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Photo of The Residences at Greer
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So pleased with the service & attention my mom is receiving at The Residences at Greer. Started off rough in the beginning due to staffing challenges and Covid issues, but has made tremendous progress with...
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
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Overall the facility was nice and well run. The staff was helpful when we visited. Housekeeping kept up with most items. The communication with family was a little difficult. Maybe setting up a scheduled...
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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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...
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...
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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
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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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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
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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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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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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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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
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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.

What families are saying about assisted living in Greenville

Recent reviews for assisted living in Greenville

Oakview Park in Greenville, SC

3.6
I visited 6 assisted living facilities within 30 minutes of my home. Two were just awful. Two were multi-level, noisy, complex buildings.one was a continuing care facility that was very nice but too expensive, and too big. I found Oakview by happenstance. I went further down a road than usual ...
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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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Hilltop of Greenville Memory Care

4.9
We love Hilltop - put your family here, because they are really nice. We love the staff. The facility is clean. You don't' smell urine when you walk in the door. They take really good care of my loved one. If he has any problems, Desiree always call me right away.

Costs of assisted living in the Greenville area

The average monthly cost for Greenville assisted living is $3,949, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] The cost figure for assisted living reflects what residents actually paid at our network facilities and considers a variety of floor plans, amenities, and other variables. Costs include access to in-house care (e.g., ambulatory, diabetic, and incontinence care); medication management; meals; and wheelchair-accessible bedrooms, bathtubs, and showers.

The following chart represents starting costs of assisted living in Greenville and surrounding areas.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Greenville, SC vs. nearby cities

Greenville, SC

$4,136/mo

How people pay for assisted living in Greenville

Many seniors use a blend of public and private sources of income to afford their stay in assisted living facilities. Personal savings, long-term care insurance, and public or VA benefits are some of the sources seniors pull from. Below is a guide to both private and public payment options.

Private pay methods in Greenville

Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns are a few of the private sources of income seniors use to pay for assisted living.

Other ways seniors use private funds to pay for assisted living include the following:

VA benefits for assisted living in Greenville

Monthly payments from a VA Pension or the VA Survivors Pension for qualified veterans can be used to help pay for assisted living. Some veterans may also qualify to receive the Aid and Attendance benefit, which is paid on top of the veteran’s pension.[03] This benefit is for eligible veterans who require long-term care. Surviving spouses may also qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits.

The Greenville County Office of Veterans Affairs can help you determine your eligibility status. It’s advisable to call ahead and make an appointment because walk-ins are only allowed Tuesday through Thursday. Regional VA benefit offices offer claims assistance as well.

Advocates are wonderful resources to help senior veterans determine eligibility and guide them through the process. Greenville’s Upstate Warrior Solution is one non-profit organization with advocates ready to help senior vets. The organization is part of the Upstate Veterans Alliance Network (UVAN), which bands together all sorts of resources across the Greenville community and the surrounding area. Complete this form, and someone from Upstate Warrior Solution will contact you. Veterans service officers can help identify benefits and help you with claims. These helpful volunteers can be found at many veterans service organizations (VSOs), such as the American Legion.

31667

Number of veterans who live in Greenville, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Percentage of Greenville veterans who are 65+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Greenville veterans

Government offices

Greenville County VA Office
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.

Regional Benefit Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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
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.

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 assisted living

Medicaid — called Healthy Connections in South Carolina — primarily helps lower-income seniors with health care needs, but it doesn’t pay for assisted living room and board. Medicaid can be used to pay for medication and visits to the doctor or hospital.

Seniors who live in an assisted living facility can use Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers to help with some of their needs. Seniors can apply for the HCBS waiver online. For eligible seniors, the Community Choices waiver allows them to use approved providers for things like personal care and limited skilled nursing.

Eligibility will be determined by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Medicaid eligibility is determined primarily based on income and assets. Start by using this online application to apply for benefits. Once benefits have been approved, to stay in the Healthy Connections program, an annual review must be completed.

Dual Medicaid/Medicare program

Healthy Connections Prime is coordinated care for seniors who are at least 65 years old and qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. Dual Medicaid and Medicare programs like this are only available in 15 states. The South Carolina Department on Aging’s ombudsman can help guide seniors who are enrolled in Healthy Connections Prime through the dual program.

The Appalachian Council of Governments (Greenville’s Area Agency on Aging) and SC Thrive are two additional resources that can help seniors with benefits guidance.

Greenville resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid eligibility resources

Greenville’s Healthy Connections Eligibility Office
352 Halton Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: 888-549-0820
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
Area Agency on Aging
30 Century Circle
Greenville, 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)
South Carolina Department on Aging
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 assisted living coverage in Greenville

Medicare is the federal health care program for seniors who are at least 65 years old. While it won’t cover custodial care costs (such as help with bathing and dressing), it will help with medically necessary care while a senior resides in an assisted living facility.[04] There are a few other programs that might defray additional costs and help you sign up:

  • Medicare Savings Programs: This state program can help cover Medicare Part A and Part B premiums, deductibles, and copayments. There are four Medicare Savings Programs, and each has its own requirements for qualifying.
  • Extra Help: Seniors with limited resources and lower incomes might qualify for this plan that helps pay for costs related to a Medicare prescription plan. You can apply online or call the Social Security Administration for help.
  • South Carolina State Health Insurance Program (SHIP): This federally funded state program provides free counseling and assistance with Medicare applications. In Greenville, the SHIP counselors can be found at the Appalachian Council of Governments.

Seniors who want to enroll in Medicare online can do so through the Social Security Administration’s website.

Dual Medicaid/Medicare program

Healthy Connections Prime is coordinated care for seniors who are at least 65 years old and qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. Dual Medicaid and Medicare programs like this are only available in 15 states. The South Carolina Department on Aging’s ombudsman can help guide seniors who are enrolled in Healthy Connections Prime through the dual program.

The Appalachian Council of Governments (Greenville’s Area Agency on Aging) and SC Thrive are two additional resources that can help seniors with benefits guidance.

Greenville resident Medicare resources

Medicare resources

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

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
Area Agency on Aging
30 Century Circle
Greenville, 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)
South Carolina Department on Aging
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 assisted living facilities

Assisted living facilities in South Carolina are licensed and regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). If you visit a facility, their license must be displayed in an easy-to-spot public area. There are many requirements to obtain a license and maintain it. Regular unannounced inspections by DHEC ensure regulations are being followed.

Guidelines for assisted living licensing include setting a number of beds that cannot be exceeded. There are also regulations around staffing levels and training requirements. All staff and volunteers have to pass a criminal background check. At least one staff member or volunteer must be on the premises per eight residents during peak hours and one per 30 during non-peak hours. Someone is required to be awake and dressed 24/7. All staff must be trained in the following areas:

  • Basic first aid
  • Checking and recording of vital signs
  • Managing and caring for people with contagious illnesses
  • Medication management
  • Understanding and being able to handle a variety of behaviors
  • CPR
  • OSHA’s blood-borne pathogens protocol
  • Emergency and fire response
  • Handling confidential resident information and records

All staff and volunteers are required to pass an annual tuberculosis screening. In the case of accidents or incidents, strict guidelines must be followed by all staff in terms of how these instances are reported and recorded. If there is a change in administration, the DHEC must be notified within 72 hours.

An individual care plan must be created for each resident within seven days of moving in. This plan should outline what the resident’s needs are, who will be helping them, and how often they’ll receive that help. The plan will also cover nutritional needs. Transportation must be provided to residents for any health care needs, such as a doctor or dentist visit.

Assisted living facilities must also comply with the South Carolina Bill of Rights for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities. South Carolina’s Omnibus Adult Protection Act protects seniors from neglect and abuse and outlines the responsibilities of state agencies, including the long-term care ombudsman, to investigate complaints and protect vulnerable adults.

As a general rule, assisted living facilities are inspected at least annually. Inspection reports are available to the public by contacting DHEC. You can search here to see if a facility is licensed.

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 assisted living communities

There are no mandatory COVID-19 regulations for Greenville assisted living facilities. However, The South Carolina DHEC does, however, expect COVID-19 prevention efforts to be in place. Assisted living facilities are required to allow visitation.

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Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended.

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Masking. Masking is suggested on an as-needed basis to prevent transmission.

Get to know assisted living in Greenville

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4.0/5.0 average in-network rating
88% of communities offer pet-friendly services
94% of communities offer full medication management
88% of communities offer a doctor on call
94% of communities offer memory care treatment
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Number of people we’ve referred in-market
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Average age of residents we’ve referred in-market
Gender split: 64% female

What to expect from assisted living in Greenville

There are two standalone assisted living facilities in the Greenville area within a 10-mile radius of downtown. If you broaden your search a bit further to a 25-mile radius, you will find two more.

Beyond that, there are many more options that combine care experiences (17 within 25 miles of downtown Greenville), and all have plenty of options and amenities to consider.

Options for aging in place

There are several options for seniors looking for a comprehensive long-term care experience. Within a 25-mile radius of Greenville’s downtown, there are 17 highly ranked assisted living facilities that are combined with memory care units. This flexibility allows seniors to stay in one place should they require additional care in the future.

Something for everyone

An activity director is on hand at all partner assisted living facilities to make sure everyone has plenty of opportunities to socialize. You can bet that birthdays and holidays will be celebrated in style. Nearly all of our partner facilities bring in live music and host happy hours. Day trips and outings are coordinated at the majority of our partner facilities, which is especially good news given the beautiful sights Greenville has to offer.

Health and wellness

Staying active in both mind and body is made simple at our partner assisted living facilities in Greenville. All of our facilities have visiting physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Nearly all have a visiting podiatrist, too. Many residents also have the opportunity to take part in yoga, chair yoga, stretching classes, or sensory-based programs. Dakim brain fitness programs and trivia games help residents stay sharp. Chef-crafted meals will take care of residents’ nutritional needs, and special diets (such as low or no sodium and vegetarian) are offered at more than three-quarters of in-network facilities.

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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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Median annual income for Greenville seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Greenville

As the biggest city within the Upstate — which covers 10 counties — Greenville has plenty of excellent health care options.  In fact, Prisma Health and Bon Secours are a couple of the area’s largest employers.[07]

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Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital

The Upstate’s only comprehensive stroke center, this facility is certified in high-quality stroke care. This hospital also gets high marks in both colon cancer surgery and heart failure care.

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St. Francis Downtown

This 245-bed hospital provides everything from emergency services to cancer care to outpatient surgery. Health care providers here have ranked in the top 1% nationwide for providing the highest clinical quality year over year.

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Prisma Health Patewood Hospital

Patewood prides itself on the patient experience. The facility received high marks in a national survey for patient satisfaction.

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St. Francis Eastside

This medical complex includes a 93-bed hospital and two medical buildings. Known for cardiology care, it is on Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals list.

Transportation for seniors in Greenville

Greenville’s acclaimed downtown is highly walkable, but the city overall doesn’t rank well for walkability. The same can be said for biking, so it’s best to get around town on four wheels.[10]

South Carolina requires assisted living facilities to provide access to transportation to health-related appointments, such as doctor appointments, hospital visits, and trips to the dentist. Another option is Senior Solutions. With a fleet of 60 vans, you can get a ride to anything from the grocery store to the beauty salon. This service is for all Upstate seniors.

Public transportation is also available. With 11 fixed routes throughout the county, Greenville’s public transit, Greenlink, can get you almost anywhere. If you like to bike, you can combine biking with a bus ride, as all Greenlink buses accommodate bicycles. Wheelchair accessibility is a feature of all Greenlink buses, too. You can also hop on a free trolley in the downtown area.

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Senior activities in Greenville

The fun starts in Greenville’s vibrant downtown area. Falls Park on the Reedy’s natural beauty is a sight to see. Take in waterfalls, accessible trails, and the artistic suspension bridge, the man-made centerpiece of the park. If you’re up for exploring, you can take a guided tour on a Segway or an electric bike. For something a little more low-key, check out the Mice on Main. Inspired by “Goodnight Moon,” the children’s classic, these bronze statues make up a downtown scavenger hunt.

Take a friend or family member along to one of Greenville’s signature events. Enjoy the sound of bagpipes at the Scottish festival, Gallabrae, in the spring. If art is your thing, check out the spring art fest, Artisphere. Looking for delicious delights? Euphoria is Greenville’s celebration of all things food. There’s even a BMW charity Pro-Am golf tournament for those who like to hit the links in the summer. There’s no shortage of other activities through the Greenville County Parks and Recreation Department. Active seniors can take part in pickleball and a host of other events specifically for 50+ seniors.

Greenville attractions will be on the short list for people who enjoy art and culture. The Upcountry History Museum, which offers senior discounts and special programming, provides a look at area history. There are also 13 African-American cultural sites in the Greenville area you can visit. You can view the art of European Old Masters at the Museum & Gallery. And various performing arts are staged at The Peace Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average cost of Assisted Living in Greenville is 4139.63 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

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

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

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

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

  5. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

  6. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Median Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2021 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) (S1903) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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

  8. US News & World Report. (2023). Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

  9. Healthgrades. (2023). St. Francis Downtown.

  10. WalkScore. (2023). Living in Greenville.

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

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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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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Median Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2021 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) (S1903) [Data Set]. American Community Survey.

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

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US News & World Report. (2023). Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

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Healthgrades. (2023). St. Francis Downtown.

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WalkScore. (2023). Living in Greenville.