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7 Memory Care Communities in the Mount Pleasant Area

South Bay at Mount Pleasant

It Looks Like a Luxury Resort; It Lives Like Home

  •  1400 Liberty Midtown Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 $

CCRC - Entrance Fee Req'd

  • Our Wellness Center consists of a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs to suit the beginner as well as the advanced fitness enthusiast
  • Our goal is to make your days carefree and fulfilling, so we take care of the cooking, cleaning and maintenance for you.
  • Among the community's many amenities are a lovely indoor pool, an active wellness center, an onsite spa, numerous dining venues and a full staff dedicated to providing exceptional programs and concierge-type services
  • The serene setting of South Bay offers a library and various cozy spaces for watching a movie or sporting event or curling up with a book.
  • Residents will enjoy walking and riding bikes around the community or along the nearby beaches, taking part in yoga, tai chi or meditation classes, or simply sitting in the courtyard chatting with neighbors over coffee or cocktails.

Franke at Seaside

Safeguard Yourself Throughout a Vibrant Retirement

  •  1500 Franke Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 $

CCRC - Entrance Fee Req'd

  • Patio Homes, Apartments and Rental Apartments
  • Multiple dining venues on campus - formal and casual
  • Walking trails that intertwine among lagoons and towering pines
  • Card room houses many competitive games while our common living room and library are wonderful places to escape and relax among friends
  • On-campus hair salon

Oaks at Mt. Pleasant

Memory Care in Mt. Pleasant, SC

  •  1010 Anna Knapp Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29494 $$
  • Respite Care and Short Term Stays available
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • A full slate of social and recreational activities
  • Regular outings, library, game room, wireless Internet, fitness and wellness programs
  • In-house beauty salon/barber shop

Brookdale West Ashley

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  2030 Charlie Hall Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29414 $$
  • Comfortable living spaces
  • Cozy fireplace
  • Full-service beauty and barber shop
  • Soothing spa
  • Three freshly-prepared, nutritious and appetizing meals served daily

Harmony at West Ashley

Families Serving Families

  •  1925 Essex Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29414 $$
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Concierge Service & Emergency Call System
  • Full Calendar of Activities, Cultural Events & Celebrations
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Convenient Location Near Parks, Shopping, Dining & Art

Harmony at Wescott

Families Serving Families

  •  5130 Wescott Boulevard, Summerville, SC 29485 $$
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Concierge Service & Emergency Call System
  • Full Calendar of Activities, Cultural Events & Celebrations
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Convenient Location Near Parks, Shopping, Dining & Art

What is Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Care?

Memory Care is a long-term residential care option in senior housing that provides specialized, around-the-clock care to older adults living with all types of dementia.  Memory Care, also referred to as Alzheimer’s Care or Dementia Care, may become necessary once cognitive disorders reach a stage that makes living at home or receiving care at home too difficult. It’s common to find a Memory Care unit within an Assisted Living community, often in a specialized building or neighborhood.  Memory Care housing may also be found in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home or as a standalone entity or community.

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a broad term applied to a group of symptoms related to a decline in mental function that is severe enough to interfere with daily living.  Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries are all linked to dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disorder, and the most common form of dementia, that destroys memory and cognitive skills over time.  Both dementia and Alzheimer’s may result in memory loss, mood swings, speech impairment, confusion/hallucinations and incontinence.

When Might Memory Care be Necessary?

It may be time to look into a memory care community if you’re concerned for your loved one’s health and safety due to one or more of the following issues:

  • Wandering from home or getting lost on familiar routes
  • Forgetting to turn off stoves or other appliances
  • Changes in personality, such as aggression or hostility
  • Misplacing items and forgetting important dates and names
  • Incoherent thoughts and speech
  • Impaired judgment
  • Physical changes, including weight loss, poor hygiene and falls or unexplained bruises
  • Unpaid bills, insufficient or spoiled food in the home, pets and/or housekeeping are neglected
  • Changes in health and behavior that are beyond your family’s ability to manage

What is the Difference between Memory Care and Assisted Living?

Memory Care and Assisted Living communities both providing housing, meals, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, toileting and walking.  However, Memory Care communities offer additional features that are specifically designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, in the following areas:

  • Safety: Memory Care communities typically have locked entrances and exits with keypad codes, door alarms and enclosed outdoor spaces. Staff will also escort residents to and from meals and activities.
  • Layout: Soothing spaces, color-coded walls and common rooms clearly marked with pictures to help reduce confusion.
  • Activities: While both Assisted Living and Memory Care communities both offer activities that encourage socialization, Memory Care communities often include therapies and exercises that help maintain cognitive skills and increase relaxation, such as occupational, art or music therapies. They also have predictable schedules and follow set routines.
  • Staff and Training: The staff in a Memory Care community are trained to manage wandering, and to redirect behaviors common to dementia, such as agitation, confusion, aggression and anxiety. There is 24/7 care, a higher staff-resident ratio and personalized care plans.

A Memory Care community can offer your loved one more independence, engagement, safety and specialized support, along with peace of mind for you.   Begin your search for a Memory Care community using our US map above. Our search results include facility pictures, descriptions, floor plans and pricing where available.