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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Greenville, SC

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Greenville, South Carolina’s natural beauty starts with the Blue Ridge Mountains and expands to lakes, and waterfalls. Independent living in Greenville is an incredible choice for active seniors.

A Place for Mom has six partner independent living communities within 10 miles of the heart of Greenville, with additional options available for those willing to live a little further out. Providing community with plenty of activities and amenities, there’s something for everyone. Independent living in Greenville offers access to on-site fitness centers, beauty salons, and, in some cases, swimming pools. You can even bring along your four-legged friend as all of our partner independent living communities are pet friendly.

This guide will walk you through your independent living decision by providing in-depth information on costs, features, payment options, laws and regulations, and care options for independent living communities in Greenville. It will also focus on ways to get around and things to do.

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Our goal is to help you find high-quality independent living facilities that fit your needs. Using our 20+ years of experience in senior living, we developed a proprietary rating system based on the following:

  • Recent, high-quality reviews. We take into account reviews from the past two years. Then, we look for independent living options that people prefer. Communities that have mostly positive ratings in the past two years are prioritized over facilities that have low or no reviews in the past two years. Reviews also help us understand what matters most to families like yours and how you rate communities based on subcategories like meals and dining, staff, and cleanliness.
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Photo of Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community
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My wife and I spent a week living the Maplebrook life. Everything was exceptional. The staff, food and the value. Kudos go out to [names removed]. Even though we were unable to relocate due to family...
Provides: Independent Living
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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.
NOW OPEN August, 2020Maple Brook Terrace is the NEW Premier All-Inclusive Independent Living Retirement Community in the Upstate of South Carolina. As an all-inclusive community we offer many amenities and activities that you are sure to appreciate and enjoy. Maple Brook Terrace offers 24/7...
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We placed my in-laws at the Parker. One in memory care and one in assisted living. We have been very pleased with how they are doing. The staff at the Parker has been amazing! Friendly and caring exactly...
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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55 Photos available
2121 Floor plans available
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The staff at TerraBella Greenville was excellent and the housekeeping did an excellent job for the 3 weeks that we were there. The staff went above and beyond to try to get my mom to do the activities, but...
Provides: Independent Living
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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.
At TerraBella Greenville, we combine personalized services with senior lifestyle programs and excellent amenities fit for outstanding senior living. Our community is known for our Active Independent Living option, where apartment homes and suites are designed to lessen, if not totally eliminate,...
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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
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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.
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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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
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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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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
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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.
Photo of Cascades Verdae
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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
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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
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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.
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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Photo of Legacy Reserve at Fairview Park
1818 Photos available
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I am very pleased overall. I've made so many friends and I truly call this home!!! Legacy Reserve in Simpsonville has a post on Facebook where someone can see all the activities going on here! You can be...
Provides: Independent Living
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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.
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Photo of Oakview Park
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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
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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
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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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88 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
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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
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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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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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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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Most all apartments have been renovated and I think are nice. Housekeeping is spotty and there's been a lot of turnover in administration. I think it's pretty steady now. My father was on 3rd floor at the...
Provides: Independent Living
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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.
Haywood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built upon the picturesque, rural landscape of the Blue Ridge foothills, you'll enjoy strolling along our paths and appreciate the scenic views that await you at every vista. Residents also love the...
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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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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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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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I don't feel there's any uncertainty here at Overture Greenville. I feel like my mom is in a very safe place, and she's close enough to everything to still live a great lifestyle - the location is perfect. ...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Photo of Merrill Gardens at Greenville
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New, light & airy rooms. Well-situated for doctors, hospitals and everything culturally that Greenville has to offer. Dining options are much better than other places.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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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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Recent reviews for independent living in Greenville

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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TerraBella Summit in Greenville, SC

4.0
It's a great experience, staff is incredible and really care about my mom. Actually know my mom, one on one relationship has been fantastic.

Holiday Haywood Estates in Greenville, SC

3.0
Haywood Estates is lovely. They're in a transition right now. The manager is new, and there is a lot of turnover. The ones who have left seem to be the ones who paid the most attention to the residents. Some of the ones they have hired have been good, but it's getting much more rules based ...
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Costs of independent living in the Greenville area

The average monthly cost for Greenville independent living is $3,467, while the national average is $3,170, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] This figure includes all associated fees and add-on services.

In general, independent living is more expensive than senior apartments. However, independent living can be more cost-effective because the monthly fee typically covers considerably more. Independent living communities often combine their fees into one monthly charge, typically including the following:

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Meals
  • Access to resort-style services and amenities

Many of Greenville’s independent living communities offer complimentary transportation, salons, and more.[01] The numbers below are representative of the average starting costs for Greenville independent living communities, not including any additional fees.

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

Greenville, SC
$3,969/mo
$3,934/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Greenville, SC vs. the state and national average

Greenville, SC
$3,969/mo
U.S. national average
$4,089/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Greenville vs. other types of senior living

$4,206/mo
Independent Living
$3,969/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Greenville, SC by room type

Semi-Private
$3,870/mo
Studio
$4,358/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,334/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,259/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Greenville over time

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How people pay for independent living in Greenville

Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care insurance typically don’t cover the cost of independent living. That’s because independent living isn’t the same as a senior care facility, such as assisted living or long-term care. However, necessary in-home health care services might be covered.

Here, we’ll dive into detail about private pay options, VA benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid resources that can help independent living residents cover costs associated with independent living.

Private pay methods in Greenville

Private pay is the most common way to fund the independent living lifestyle. Most seniors pay out of pocket from a combination of sources. Income might come from Social Security benefits, pensions, personal savings accounts, investment returns, or any of the following:

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Number of veterans who live in Greenville

About 45% of Greenville veterans who are 65+

Veterans who qualify for a VA Pension receive monthly payments, which can be used to help pay for independent living. Additionally, some veterans qualify to receive the Aid and Attendance benefit, which is paid on top of the basic pension.[03] These are just some of the available benefits veterans might qualify for. It’s best to work with a VA benefits counselor to inquire about what benefits may be available to you based on your service and medical history. Many veterans qualify for more benefits than they anticipate, so finding help navigating the process can be especially beneficial.

It’s worth checking with the Greenville County Office of Veterans Affairs about eligibility. Making an appointment is recommended because walk-ins are limited to certain days of the week. A regional benefit office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers claims assistance, too.[04]

The process of checking for eligibility can be complex, so getting help with the process is common. Greenville’s Upstate Warrior Solution has advocates ready to help senior veterans coordinate benefits. This organization is tied to the Upstate Veterans Alliance Network (UVAN), which brings together more than 200 community resources and organizations in Greenville and several surrounding counties.[05] By filling out Upstate Warrior Solution’s veteran assistance form, a representative will contact you to provide assistance Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives can be found through the Greenville American Legion, and they can help with VA benefits claims.

The Greenville Housing Authority offers the Veterans Affairs supportive housing program (HUD-VASH). This voucher program is primarily for homeless veterans or those at risk of homelessness. The assistance can be used for independent living if eligibility requirements are met.[06]

Resources for Greenville veterans

Government resources for veterans

Greenville County VA Office

301 University Ridge
Suite 5900
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-467-7230
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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Greenville Housing Authority

122 Edinburgh Court
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: 864-467-4250
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Local organizations helping veterans

Upstate Warrior Solution

770 Pelham Road
Suite 102
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: 864-520-2073
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 and Medicare for independent living

This section details how Medicaid, Medicare, and related programs won’t cover independent living, but can help fund some associated costs, like meal delivery services, personal care help, and some prescription medication costs.

Medicaid

Healthy Connections, South Carolina’s Medicaid program, doesn’t pay for room and board at independent living communities. It can, however, cover certain care needs through home and community based services (HCBS) waivers. For qualified seniors, the Community Choices waiver can cover personal care help, respite care, and meal delivery, to name a few.

To apply for Healthy Connections Medicaid, visit their website or apply at Greenville’s Medicaid eligibility office. Seniors can also apply for the HCBS waiver online.

Medicare

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for seniors 65 and over, doesn’t cover the costs of room and board for independent living. However, like Medicaid, it can help cover necessary in-home health care.[07] Medicare Savings Programs and Extra Help are two state programs that help seniors with health care costs. Extra Help assists with prescription medication costs, while the Medicare Savings Program helps with out-of-pocket expenses such as copays. There are four different Medicare Savings Programs, and each has its own income and eligibility requirements.[08,09]

South Carolina State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors can help you navigate applications for Medicare, explain Medicare plans, go over additional coverage options, and help with enrollment. You can also get help from the South Carolina Department on Aging’s GetCareSC, which provides a search tool to help you find local service providers. Seniors can sign up for Medicare through the Social Security Administration’s website.

Dual Program

Coordinated care for seniors who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare is available in just 15 states, and South Carolina is one of them. This dual Medicaid and Medicare program for seniors 65 and older is called Healthy Connections Prime. The ombudsman is a senior advocate who can help seniors who are enrolled in Healthy Connections Prime navigate the dual program.

The Appalachian Council of Governments, which acts as the Area Agency on Aging in Greenville, provides assistance to seniors who need help applying or learning more about eligibility. SC Thrive is another organization providing help in this area.

Greenville resident Medicaid and Medicare resources

Medicaid 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.

Medicare resources

Social Security Administration

1835 Assembly St.

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 866-964-7594

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

South Carolina Department on Aging 

1301 Gervais St.

Suite 350

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-734-9900

Fax: 803-734-9886

Resources for both Medicaid and Medicare

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

Columbia, SC 29607

Phone: 864-242-9733

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 independent living communities

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is responsible for the licensing, regulating, and inspecting of long-term care facilities in the state. Stand-alone independent living facilities aren’t subject to DHEC regulations because they don’t provide care, but facilities combined with assisted living or memory care are. However, if a senior in a stand-alone independent living facility is receiving care from a home health agency or an independent in-home care provider, they must be licensed by the state.[10,11]

State licensing regulations for assisted living facilities include (but aren’t limited to) the following:[12]

  • Guidance for staffing levels and training requirements
  • Required reporting of accidents
  • Record maintenance rules
  • Safety precautions
  • Transportation and recreation guidance
  • Medication management
  • Meal service
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Infection control
  • Maintenance and construction requirements

Unannounced routine inspections, as well as those triggered by a complaint, are also part of the licensing requirements for long-term care facilities in Greenville. By conducting these surprise inspections, the DHEC is checking to make sure facilities are following the guidelines and laws discussed above. As a general rule, facilities are inspected at least annually. Inspection reports are available to the public by contacting DHEC at (803) 898-0163.[12]

Senior Protections

South Carolina has a Bill of Rights for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities. South Carolina’s Omnibus Adult Protection Act protects seniors from neglect and abuse. This law defines the responsibilities of state agencies, including the long-term care ombudsman, to investigate complaints and protect vulnerable adults.

Independent living communities in South Carolina adhere to minimum age requirements (generally 55 and above).

General Property Inspections

Greenville properties can be inspected by the city of Greenville’s Code Enforcement Division or the Greenville County Building Codes Enforcement Division. There’s no required cadence for inspections. If you would like to access an inspection report from the City of Greenville’s Code Enforcement Division, you may contact the office directly or submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Greenville’s legal department.[13] You can request an inspection report from the Greenville County Building Codes Enforcement Division by submitting a FOIA request to the Greenville county legal department or contacting them directly. A fee might be charged to obtain a copy of a report.[14]

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

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 independent living communities

There are no mandated COVID-19 regulations for standalone independent living communities in Greenville. However, for the facilities combined with any long-term care, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control expects COVID-19 prevention tactics to be in place, such as frequent disinfecting, instructional signage, and staff testing. You can view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest COVID-19 guidelines for the most up-to-date recommendations. Local recommendations include the following:

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Vaccinations. South Carolina recommends COVID-19 vaccinations as a preventative measure.

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Masking. South Carolina recommends wearing masks to prevent transmission.

What to expect from independent living in Greenville

There are six highly rated options for independent living close to Greenville’s vibrant downtown area.

Independent living options in Greenville

There are two independent living facilities that also offer assisted living and memory care on the same premises. These are ideal options for seniors who are looking to seamlessly age in place. But if you prefer a standalone independent living option, there are four in-network options within 10 miles of the city center.[01]

Nearby and on-site entertainment in Greenville

There is no shortage of options for finding ways to stay entertained and make friends in Greenville. All of the independent living facilities include both indoor and outdoor common areas, as well as game rooms, for plenty of opportunities to socialize. Movie or theater rooms and billiard lounges are available in 83% of the facilities. Half of the facilities offer an arts-and-crafts center, and you can enjoy private dining rooms at 67% of facilities.[01]

Independent living services and amenities in Greenville

A lot of conveniences are also available in many of the Greenville independent living facilities. Access to a haircut won’t be hard to come by because all of them have on-site beauty salons, and 83% offer barber shops. All residents have access to a library and high-speed internet, while 83% are offered a computer or media center, too. If you like to stay in shape or need somewhere to work on physical therapy exercises, fitness centers are offered at 83% of the facilities. You can even find a pool at 17% of the facilities.

Most places have showers only, but you can find bathtubs at 33% of the independent living facilities in our network. You might have access to a private patio, deck, or balcony at one-third of our facilities, but you won’t find a lot of covered parking.

If you have a furry friend in your life, you’ll be glad to know that 83% of the facilities allow residents to have cats and dogs.

Independent living in the surrounding Greenville suburbs

A couple more independent living options are available if you don’t mind going a little further from the city center. Within a 25-mile radius of downtown, two more facilities with a combination of independent living/assisted living/memory care can be found. There’s also an independent living/assisted living combo available.

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Unfamiliar with Greenville? Highlights for seniors

88,056

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Greenville

16%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Greenville population

$49,834

Median annual income for Greenville seniors 65 and over {{citation:15,16}

Health care for seniors in Greenville

The Upstate is the northwestern corner of South Carolina that encompasses 10 counties. Greenville is the largest city within the Upstate. In Greenville, two of the biggest employers are Prisma Health and Bon Secours, which means access to health care is plentiful.[17]

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Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital 

Classified as a high performer in both colon cancer surgery and heart failure care, this hospital is also a certified comprehensive stroke center.

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St. Francis Downtown

This facility is built on a foundation of Catholic values and social justice with a focus on contributing to the health of the community. The providers have consistently scored in the top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year.

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Prisma Health Patewood Hospital 

Patewood describes itself as a “relaxing, healing environment” that has an exceptionally high patient satisfaction rating.

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Transportation for seniors in Greenville

The best way to get around Greenville is by car. While downtown is a walkable area, the city doesn’t rank high for overall walkability.[20] The same holds true for biking. With the exception of downtown, there are not a lot of bike lanes throughout Greenville.

There are some public transportation options, though. Greenville’s public transit, Greenlink, has 11 fixed routes countywide. If you want to mix it up, you can ride your bike in combination with taking the bus. Bike racks are a feature on all Greenlink buses, as well as wheelchair accessibility. Additionally, downtown offers a free trolley.

Moreover, Senior Solutions, a local senior center, has dozens of vans available for seniors across the Upstate region. This service can be used for things like getting to medical appointments, grocery shopping trips, or beauty salon appointments.

Walk Score has rated Greenville on its walkability, bike-ability, and local transit. This value is based on public density, walking routes, public transportation options, biking trails, and other factors. For the most part, getting around in Greenville will require a car.

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Walk Score

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Transit Score

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Bike Score

Senior activities in Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina, is a wondrous city beaming with natural beauty and an abundance of family-friendly activities. Check out a few top options, according to Greenville’s Visitor Center and Greenville County Rec.[21,22]

Outdoor recreation

The Blue Ridge Mountains, lakes, and waterfalls are just a few of nature’s blessings you can enjoy in the Greenville area. The natural beauty of Greenville begins in its downtown area, which centers around Falls Park on the Reedy. The park features natural waterfalls and an enormous suspension bridge from which to take in the views. While you’re there, consider taking in the sights on a Segway tour or renting an electric bike for a guided tour. Take a stroll on the 23-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail or head down the main street and look for the Mice on Main. These nine bronze statues were inspired by the children’s classic “Goodnight Moon.”

Local festivities

If you enjoy local celebrations, Greenville has five signature events. The annual art festival, Artisphere, is held each spring along with the Scottish festival, Gallabrae. In the summer, golf fans can enjoy the BMW charity Pro-Am tournament, while Fall for Greenville is the signature fall event. Foodies look forward to Euphoria, which highlights the area’s culinary delights. Greenville County Parks and Recreation has tons more fun things to do, from gardening classes to pickleball tournaments.

Museums and cultural exploration

If you’re a history buff, you’ll want to check out the Upcountry History Museum, which offers senior discounts. The Greenville area has 13 African-American cultural sites to visit, and Museum & Gallery features European Old Master paintings. Take in some performing arts at The Peace Center, and swing by the Greenville Zoo for a fun afternoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average cost of Independent Living in Greenville is $3,969 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. South Carolina Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Claims Assistance.

  5. Upstate Warrior Solution. Upstate Veterans Alliance Network (UVAN).

  6. The Greenville Housing Authority. Programs & Eligibility.

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

  8. Medicare.gov. Medicare Savings Programs.

  9. Social Security Administration. (2023, February). Understanding the Extra Help with Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

  10. South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated. Licensure of Home Health Agencies. South Carolina Legislature.

  11. South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated. Licensure of In-Home Care Providers Act. South Carolina Legislature.

  12. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Regulation 61-84Standards for Licensing Community Residential Care Facilities.

  13. Greenville County. Code Compliance: Code Enforcement.

  14. Greenvillesc.gov. Building & Permit Center.

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

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

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

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

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

  20. Walk Score. (2023). Living in Greenville.

  21. VisitGreensvilleSC. Greenville Visitor Center.

  22. GreenvilleCountyRec. Fun Activities for Seniors.

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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.

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

4.

South Carolina Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Claims Assistance.

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Upstate Warrior Solution. Upstate Veterans Alliance Network (UVAN).

6.

The Greenville Housing Authority. Programs & Eligibility.

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

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Medicare.gov. Medicare Savings Programs.

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Social Security Administration. (2023, February). Understanding the Extra Help with Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

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South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated. Licensure of Home Health Agencies. South Carolina Legislature.

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South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated. Licensure of In-Home Care Providers Act. South Carolina Legislature.

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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Regulation 61-84Standards for Licensing Community Residential Care Facilities.

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Greenville County. Code Compliance: Code Enforcement.

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Greenvillesc.gov. Building & Permit Center.

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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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Walk Score. (2023). Living in Greenville.

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VisitGreensvilleSC. Greenville Visitor Center.

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GreenvilleCountyRec. Fun Activities for Seniors.