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Page Reviewed / Updated – August 20, 2022

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Beaufort is recognized as one of the best retirement cities in the United States, and Southern Living named it The Best Southern Town in the nation. The city is situated on Port Royal Island, one of South Carolina’s Sea Islands. It has a large senior community that accounts for 19% of its population of 13,000 people, promoting access to age-friendly amenities and community-based services.

Beaufort offers a broad range of amenities, including locally owned shops and restaurants, scenic trails and sandy beaches, providing an engaging environment for retirement living. The city experiences warm summers and chilly winters, and its good air quality promotes seniors’ health. The region has more than a dozen medical facilities, including Beaufort Memorial Hospital within the city proper and Hilton Health Regional Medical Center on neighboring Hilton Head Island. 

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, seniors in the Beaufort region pay $4,500 per month for assisted living. This cost is about $900 more than South Carolina’s median rate of $3,612, but it’s equal to the national average. 

Note: Information for Beaufort was not available, so data from the nearest city, Hilton Head Island, was used. 

This guide highlights the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Beaufort area, which may help older adults determine whether long-term care in this region is right for them.

The Retreat at Lady's Island

Situated on the Beaufort River, The Retreat at Lady’s Island is minutes from Beaufort’s historic downtown region. We selected it for our list of the best assisted living facilities in the region for its Live, Love Learn Program, a wellness program that focuses on the dimensions of wellness. Outside, residents enjoy a patio with a firepit and beautiful river views, as well as comfortable seating for outdoor dining. The facility features a full-service salon, a game room, in-house physical therapy and complimentary transportation for medical appointments.

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  • Indoor and outdoor dining options
  • Third-floor lounge with water views

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is situated on Skull Creek near the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Rescue, shopping destinations and outstanding seafood restaurants. This award-winning facility makes our list of the best in the region for its friendly staff, exceptional on-site amenities and overall value for the money. The facility has a rotating calendar with social and recreational activities such as cornhole, evening movies and happy hour. The facility offers amenities for those who enjoy outdoor living, including a community boat, a waterside swing trellis and a heated swimming pool with views of the bay.

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Helena Place

Helena Place is about 5 miles south of Beaufort in Port Royal near the Naval Hospital Beaufort campus, as well as a bird sanctuary and nature preserve. It’s within easy walking distance of the Port Royal Farmers' Market, restaurants and beaches. We included this assisted living facility on our Top 10 list for its dynamic activities calendar and facility amenities. Residents choose from a variety of social and recreational activities, including games, arts and crafts and fitness classes, and the facility provides regularly scheduled transportation for medical appointments and errands.

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  • Regularly scheduled social events and outings
  • Full-time RN available 24 hours per day

Canterfield of Bluffton

Canterfield of Bluffton is about 20 miles southwest of Beaufort in Ridgeland, near shopping and dining destinations, just off Highway 278 and Highway 170. This close-knit community features studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes along with amenities such as a full-service beauty salon, a library, free Wi-Fi and weekly housekeeping. It makes our Top 10 list for its restaurant-style dining experience with a well-appointed dining hall as well as a small cafe for snacks on the go. Residents also enjoy a wellness-centered lifestyle with access to a community garden, fitness center and themed events throughout the year.

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Village Cove Assisted Living

Village Cove Assisted Living is situated near medical facilities, grocery stores and restaurants just off U.S. Route 278 in Hilton Head, about 35 miles from Beaufort. This facility promotes family involvement through monthly family-themed dinners with happy hour in the comfortable living room, helping residents stay connected with loved ones. It has a 24-hour fitness center to make it easy for residents to work daily exercise into their schedules, and restaurant-style dining prevents boredom with meals. This facility is listed among the top in the Beaufort region for its friendly staff and country club-style amenities.

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The Pines at Hilton Head

We included The Pines at Hilton Head on our list of the best assisted living facilities in the Beaufort region for its experienced staff and overall value. This facility is situated on a serene 3-acre plot in the heart of Hilton Head Island, about a 35-mile drive from Beaufort. The facility supports a low-maintenance lifestyle with three meals served daily, scheduled activities and social events, on-site rehabilitation services and a multifaceted wellness program, as well as concierge services to help residents use the services available to them.

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  • On-site library and TV room
  • Residents' rooms are equipped with emergency call systems

The Pines at Bluffton

The Pines at Bluffton is about 30 miles from Beaufort on a peaceful 10-acre campus near golf courses, shopping destinations, public parks and wildlife preserves. The facility features studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments and a variety of floor plans to fit a range of needs and preferences, and companion suites are available. This family-owned and operated facility features screened porches, plenty of resident parking and a fitness center, and it accommodates small pets.

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  • Multiple dining options, including community dining rooms, room service and kitchenettes where residents prepare their own meals
  • Private cleaning services

Sprenger Health Care Port Royal

Sprenger Health Care Port Royal offers comfortable assisted living in Port Royal, about 5 miles south of Beaufort. It features spacious apartments and a social environment with activities such as fitness classes, physician talks, happy hours and trips to local shopping destinations. Scheduled transportation makes it easy for residents to attend medical appointments, and chef-designed meals and after-hours menus provide an outstanding dining experience. The facility also offers an on-site part room and movie theater as well as private dining rooms residents can reserve for social gatherings.

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  • Ice cream socials and movie nights
  • Apartments with fully equipped kitchens, private balconies and laundry units

Vineyard Bluffton Assisted Living and Memory Care

Vineyard Bluffton Assisted Living and Memory Care offers two levels of care on a resort-like campus in Bluffton, about 25 miles from Beaufort. We included this facility on our Top 10 list for its exceptional dining program, personable staff and amenities. Residents enjoy nutritious chef-prepared meals with fresh ingredients, and amenities such as the RENEW Spa and Salon and a state-of-the-art wellness and fitness center promote self-care. The facility provides regularly scheduled transportation for medical appointments and errands, and private transportation is available for an additional fee. The facility supports social connections through the Vineyard Gives program, which provides volunteer opportunities.

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  • Studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Medication management services