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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Charleston nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Charleston, SC may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Charleston or another care type is right for you. Browse 23 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Charleston.

Nursing Homes near Charleston, South Carolina

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Savannah Place

1501 Secessionville Rd., James Island, SC 29412

4.3
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Brookdale West Ashley

2030 Charlie Hall Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29414

3.7
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Oaks at Charleston

2333 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

3.7
(15 reviews)

Studio, 2 Bed, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

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

The Palmettos of Charleston

1900 Ashley Crossing Dr, Charleston, SC 29414

4.3
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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

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Wellmore of Daniel Island

580 Robert Daniel Dr, Charleston, SC 29492

4.6
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Adjacent to the Daniel Island Club, nestled amongst the trees and overlooking Beresford Creek, Wellmore of Daniel Island is the premier retirement community in Charleston’s vibrant island town. Members enjoy luxurious accommodations, restaurant-style fine dining, an award-winning wellness...

The Bridge at Charleston

2590 Elms Plantation Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29406

4.1
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Ashley Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care

2290 Henry Tecklenburg Dr, Charleston, SC 29414

4.6
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Here at Ashley Gardens, we are more than a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. Located close to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, we offer a warm and welcoming senior community for those in need of all-inclusive assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care in...

Oaks at Daniel Island

320 Seven Farms Dr, Charleston, SC 29492

4.3
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Harmony at West Ashley

1925 Essex Farms Dr, Charleston, SC 29414

3.8
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Harmony at West AshleyIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Charleston, South Carolina, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support, services...

Benton House of West Ashley

1445 Bluewater Way, Charleston, SC 29414

4.4
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Award Winning Services! National Winner-Top 50 in Aging Services by Fortune magazine. A Great Place to Work certified 3 consecutive years. Multiple Pinnacle Customer Service Awards. Call or drop by to see why Benton House services are superior!Service starts with good design and great people. Our...

Cypress Place

205 Midland Parkway, Summerville, SC 29485

4.3
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Pinewood Place

101 Centennial Blvd., Goose Creek, SC 29445

4.0
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Somerby of Mount Pleasant

3100 Tradition Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

4.6
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Palms of Mt. Pleasant

937 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

4.5
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

Harmony at Wescott

5130 Wescott Blvd, Summerville, SC 29485

3.9
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Harmony at Wescott PlantationIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Summerville, South Carolina, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support,...

Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center NOW OPEN

1025 Hungryneck Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

4.9
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

At Mount Pleasant Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, you will find our distinctive "Meaningful Moments®" brand of memory care, where we take memories and routines from your loved ones life prior to Alzheimer's and weave them into customized daily routines allowing us to create a supportive...

Oaks at Mt. Pleasant

1010 Anna Knapp Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3.2
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome Home to Sweetgrass Court! We are dedicated to providing activity focused care in a supportive environment by well trained associates. We strive to focus on what our residents can achieve as opposed to what they can no longer achieve on their own. We offer assistance with all activities of...

Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park

3501 Merrill Place, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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

The Retreat at Summerville

950 Travelers Blvd, Summerville, SC 29485

3.0
(5 reviews)

Studio, 2 Bed

Atria Mount Pleasant NOW OPEN

601 Solana Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

3.5
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Set among the natural coastal beauty of the Lowcountry, Atria Mount Pleasant is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being.This inviting residence features spacious apartments and villas, each with a flexible...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

Charleston, South Carolina

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is an establishment that offers residence to at least two persons who have no personal ties to the administrator. A nursing home facility offers its inhabitants around-the-clock care by registered nurses. These caregivers provide maintenance, personal care and other health related services for seniors who are unable to adequately take care of themselves due to their aging.

This type of facility is a familiar and comfy care option for individuals 65 years or older, however nursing homes will individuals 55 and greater seldomheard of in senior care regarding different care types.The most common mental condition effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their memory function, decision making capabilities, and and familiarity. A large number of occupants are single women who have circles of support, and almost fifty percent of nursing home residents are older than the age of 85. Nursing homes are required to provide emergency dental services, room and bed maintenance services, medically-related social services, and a professionallly directed program of activities to residents. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to to manage your money, form or participate in resident groups, be free from abuse and neglect, and have your representative notified about your care. A large number of nursing home inhabitants are persons who have incontinence issues, experience difficulty with hearing and sight, require assistance with daily tasks such as walking, or have mental or physical disabilities.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Proximity to medical facilities might be a major factor when selecting the best retirement home. The top hospitals that service Charleston include Bon Secours-St Francis Xavier Hospital, Roper Hospital, and MUSC Medical Center. In total, there are 5 hospitals located in Charleston which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Cost of Living

The cost of care for a community is affected by the destination in which it is located. The rent burden for Charleston is about 19.1% of the average person’s monthly income. The median home value in Charleston is about $285,444 and the median rent is $1,464 per month a month. Charleston has a cost of living index of around 121.5 and a cost-of-groceries index of around 91.9. These index scores are based on a spectrum where 100 is the average score and any score over 100 is more costly than the average.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

For many seniors, climate and weather are the most significant factors in determining a care community. The average humidity rating for Charleston is around 79%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in August at roughly 82%. Monthly, Charleston gets about 5 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically occurs in August with an average of 8 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Charleston experiences an average of 0.40 inches of snow in a year. In the summertime, the air temperature in Charleston is about 82F. The summer high temperature is at approximately 92F during July. The low summer temperature drops to around 70F in June. In the winter months, the temperature drops to about 53F. The peak winter temperature gets to roughly 67F during the month of December. The low winter temperature will rise to about 38 F in the month of January. Charleston has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Charleston is approximately 37.2. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score reaches its peak rating in the month of December at about 45.8.

Demographics and Values

In Charleston, 8.2% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Charleston is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In Charleston, 9.6% have some form of disability, 67.8% participate in the labor force, 5.0% are widows, and 14.6% live in poverty. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Charleston 9.0% are Baptists, 6.6% are Methodists, and 4.6% practice another Chrisitan faith. In Charleston, 68.0% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Charleston, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.6% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. Based on gender, 47.9% are male and 52.1% are female. The median age of Charleston is 34 years old. In Charleston, 25.1% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.2% are over the age of 60, 5.2% are over the age of 70, and 3.4% are over the age of 80. In terms of crime, Charleston has 24.8 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Racially, the population of Charleston is 21.9% black, 0.3% other or not specified, 1.6% mixed race, 1.6% Asian, 2.9% Hispanic, 74.4% white, 0.1% Native American, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In terms of education, 19.2% have a graduate degree, 17.8% have a high-school diploma, and 51.5% have a college degree. The current population of Charleston is growing at a rate of 0.003%. Charleston has a population density of 470 people per square mile. In the previous presidential election, 42.8% voted Republican, 6.6% voted for a third party candidate, and 50.6% voted Democrat in Charleston county.

State Information

An overview of South Carolina

In total, South Carolina has 71 general hospitals and 189 health centers that provide care for 5,147,823 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be GHS Greer Memorial Hospital, Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, and Roper Hospital. In terms of personal well-being, South Carolina ranks 36th in healthcare and 42nd in quality of life compared to other states. In terms of resources, South Carolina has a cost of living index of 98.3, a grocery index rating of 101.9, and a housing index rating of 85.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The natural beauty of South Carolina is ranked 34th in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

In the most recent presidential election, 55% of South Carolina residents voted Republican and 41% voted Democrat. In South Carolina, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 40. The state of South Carolina ranks 24th in the country for diversity. In terms of religious values, 47% of South Carolina’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 8,051 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

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

Wildlife to be found in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of shadblow serviceberry, white snakeroot, butterfly weed, and common leopard bane. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the wild hog, the southern fox squirrel, or the manatee. The state animal of South Carolina is the white-tailed deer.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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