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Situated along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean just north of Hilton Head, Charleston County is home to just over 400,000 residents, and seniors aged 65 and older make up 17% of the county’s population. The county seat is Charleston, a city that’s been ranked as the best small city in America for 10 straight years by Conde Nast Traveler.
Seniors who enjoy visiting unique shops and restaurants will love Charleston’s eclectic array of shopping areas and cozy bistros, and outdoor enthusiasts can explore the area’s parks and waterways. There’s also a number of high-quality hospitals in the region, including MUSC Health and Bon Secours St. Francis.
According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living care in Charleston County is $3,600. Assisted living rates in Charleston County are quite affordable when compared to the statewide average of $3,988 and the national average of $4,300, making this area a great option for seniors seeking to make the most of their retirement budget.
Note: Information for Charleston County was not available, so data from Charleston, the seat of Charleston County, was used.
We’ve put together this list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Charleston County area.
Somerby of Mount Pleasant
Somerby of Mount Pleasant is a modern, well-appointed senior living community where residents can enjoy an active, vibrant retirement lifestyle. The innovative Discover Your Spark program helps seniors pursue hobbies and passions, and the gated landscaped campus features paved walking trails complete with LifeTrail exercise stations. There's also a heated indoor exercise pool, a day spa and multiple formal and casual dining rooms.
- Library with computer stations
- Movie theater
Brookdale West Ashley
Located close to the Ashley Crossing Shopping Mall, Brookdale West Ashley provides seniors with a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Residents are encouraged to stay active by joining one of the many daily activities including yoga classes, movie screenings and outings to nearby restaurants, and because pets are family too, companion animals are welcome upon approval. There's a comfortable fireside living room, library and covered porch, and the 24/7 security system and keypad entry helps keep seniors safe.
- Therapy room
- Postal service
Franke Home at Seaside
Franke Home at Seaside is a non-profit, faith-based ministry that serves as a haven for seniors seeking a worry-free retirement lifestyle. This large continuing care community features a large wellness and exercise room, a gift shop and multi-purpose spaces where seniors can enjoy regular concerts, lectures and holiday events. Caring, professional staff are on hand 24 hours a day to provide support, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapies are available on-site.
- Paved walking paths
- Resident gardens
Harmony at West Ashley
Family-owned and operated, Harmony at West Ashley is a large, vibrant senior living community located on a spacious, landscaped campus close to the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital. Resort-style amenities include an on-site pub and bistro, 24-hour concierge service, and scheduled transportation to nearby medical clinics, churches and shopping areas. Meals are prepared on-site by an executive chef, and daily recreational programs include walking groups, arts and crafts clubs, and memory games.
- One- and two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms and kitchenettes
Ashley Landing Assisted Living
Situated along the shores of the scenic Ashley River, Ashley Landing Assisted Living offers seniors a safe, supportive community staffed by mature, compassionate caregivers. Local transportation to nearby shops and churches is included, and three healthy meals are served daily along with unlimited snacks and beverages. Residents can choose between semiprivate and private suites, and regular recreational activities include fitness classes, organized games and holiday parties.
- On-site rehabilitation therapies
- Outdoor area with seating
Palmettos of Charleston
Located just steps from the West Ashley Medical Center, Palmettos of Charleston provides seniors with the ideal mix of support, independence and privacy. Each of the community's 60 apartment suites are equipped with individual heating and air conditioning controls, along with an emergency response system and fire sprinklers. Caring, compassionate staff members organize daily recreational activities and events, and there's plenty of comfortable common areas including enclosed porches, sunrooms and lounges to enjoy.
- Wi-Fi throughout the community
- Regular family events
Nestled in a quiet, tree-filled residential neighborhood, Savannah Place is a comfortable assisted living community that's just minutes away from downtown Charleston. Caregivers are always available to provide support, and a registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each studio and one-bedroom apartment features a private indoor mailbox, generous closet space and individual climate controls, and the building is equipped with modern fire suppression systems. There are multiple common areas where seniors can relax and catch up with friends and neighbors, and scheduled transportation is included. We featured Savannah Place on this top 10 list due to the strong focus on personalized care and handy location close to health care services.
- Guest accommodations
- Piano lounge
Dayspring of Johns Island
Dayspring of Johns Island provides seniors with a quiet, peaceful place to spend their retirement years. Located on a tree-lined campus, this barrier-free facility features plenty of screened-in porches where the community's 16 residents can relax and visit with friends and family. There's a cozy library nook, a comprehensive security system and call bells in every bedroom and bathroom. Three home-style meals are served daily in the dining room, and low resident-to-staff ratios ensure every senior receives personalized care. We included Dayspring of Johns Island on this top 10 list due to the warm, family-style environment that helps seniors feel safe and comfortable.
- Fall-prevention system available on request
- Common areas with large-screen television
Atria Mount Pleasant
Centrally located close to the Belle Hall Shopping Center, Atria Mount Pleasant is a beautifully designed assisted living and memory care community. Opened in early 2021, this facility features a heated indoor swimming pool and well-equipped wellness center, a movie theater and restaurant-style dining. Seniors can use the concierge service to schedule appointments, and the complimentary Wi-Fi makes staying connected with friends and family easy. We included Atria Mount Pleasant in our Charleston County top 10 list due to the bright, welcoming atmosphere and convenient location close to shops, restaurants and medical clinics.
- Pets are welcome upon approval
- Scheduled transportation to nearby appointments and events
The Palms of Mt. Pleasant
The Palms of Mt. Pleasant is a bright, welcoming continuing care community located just a few short blocks from the East Cooper Medical Center. Assisted living suites range in size from cozy studios to spacious two-bedroom, two-bath units complete with handy kitchenettes and large walk-in closets. There's a full-service beauty salon, and common areas include a library, card and games room, and large outdoor space.
- Private dining room
- Regular religious services