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Cost of South Carolina Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in South Carolina is $5,779 per month.

The monthly base rate for South Carolina nursing homes is typically average when compared to neighboring states. South Carolina is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in South Carolina. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In South Carolina, the average cost is $6,251.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

South Carolina$5,779
North Carolina$6,266

South Carolina Nursing Home Statistics

South Carolina contains 190 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 19,647 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 86% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for South Carolina skilled nursing homes is 3.3 which ranks 37 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in South Carolina. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other South Carolina facilities.

Overall Ratings of South Carolina Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in South Carolina

Ownership of Nursing Homes in South Carolina

Percent of South Carolina Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of South Carolina Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of South Carolina Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in South Carolina

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in South Carolina? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in South Carolina?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other South Carolina nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in South Carolina?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in South Carolina.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other South Carolina facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other South Carolina nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in South Carolina?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of South Carolina's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other South Carolina nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept South Carolina Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in South Carolina

Have a complaint about a South Carolina Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in South Carolina have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in South Carolina, report it to:
Department of Health and Environmental Control of South Carolina - Bureau of Certification
Local: (803) 545-4205
Tollfree: (800) 922-6735
Tollfree Notes: Complaint Hotline
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in South Carolina or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
(I-CARE) Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals for Elders
Local: (803) 734-9900
Tollfree: (800) 868-9095
Spanish: (800) 225-5254 ext. 55126
As a South Carolina resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the South Carolina state department of insurance at:
Department of Insurance of South Carolina
Local: (803) 737-6160
Are you aware of all the South Carolina health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the South Carolina Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (803) 898-2500
Tollfree: (888) 549-0820
Are you on a low income in South Carolina and having trouble covering your medical bills? The South Carolina medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (803) 898-2500
Tollfree: (888) 549-0820
Are you familiar with the South Carolina Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to South Carolina residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local South Carolina AAA below:

Appalachian Aging and Disability Resource Center
Greenville, SC
(864) 242-9733
Upper Savannah Council of Governments Aging and Disability Resource Center
Greenwood, SC
(864) 941-8050
Catawba Area Agency on Aging
Rock Hill, SC
(803) 329-9670
Central Midlands Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Columbia, SC
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
Aiken, SC
(803) 649-7981
Santee-Lynches Council of Governments
Sumter, SC
(803) 775-7381
Vantage Point
Hartsville, SC
(843) 383-8632
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Georgetown, SC
(843) 546-8502
Trident Area Agency on Aging
North Charleston, SC
(843) 554-2275
Lowcountry Aging and Disability Resource Center
Yemassee, SC
(843) 473-3991

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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