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Cost of South Carolina Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in South Carolina is $1,198 per month.

The monthly base rate for South Carolina adult day care 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 in South Carolina. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

North Carolina$1,105
South Carolina$1,198
Georgia$1,300
U.S.$1,492

Researching South Carolina Adult Day Care? Ask these questions:

  • Does South Carolina require adult day care agencies to be licensed?
    If so, is the agency licensed to provide adult day care in South Carolina?
  • What is the operating schedule of the South Carolina adult day care center?
    Does this operating schedule comply with South Carolina requirements?
  • Does the adult day care agency meet South Carolina's minimum standards?
    These would cover South Carolina requirements for having a proper emergency plan, proper nutrition for meals, snacks and beverages, identification of the health needs of the clients and proper social services attention.
  • What staff are available at the adult day care center?
    Does the staff meet the South Carolina requirements?
  • How does the adult day care agency handle medication administration?
    Ensure the management of medication by the agency meets South Carolina guidelines.
  • Does South Carolina require the adult day care facility to have an ample means of transportation?
    If so, what type for transportation does the adult day care center offer?
  • Are there specific dementia requirements for adult day care in South Carolina?
    Find out if and how the agency serves Alzheimer's and dementia participants.
  • Does South Carolina review and inspect adult day care centers?
    If so, what was the latest rating of the center? Have complaints been filed?
  • Does Medicaid cover adult day care services in South Carolina?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept South Carolina Medicaid waivers?

Helpful South Carolina Resources for Seniors

Looking for guidance about your care? The local South Carolina long-term care ombudsman can help offer guidance about your care needs. Your South Carolina ombudsman is a helpful resource. You can contact them at:
(I-CARE) Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals for Elders
aging.sc.gov
Local: (803) 734-9900
Tollfree: (800) 868-9095
Spanish: (800) 225-5254 ext. 55126
As a South Carolina Medicare or Medigap consumer, do you have questions about your policy and coverage options? The South Carolina state department of insurance can help, contact at:
Department of Insurance of South Carolina
doi.sc.gov
Local: (803) 737-6160
Are you familiar with every health-based program available to South Carolina residents? There may be South Carolina health-based programs and services that you are not aware of. Contact your South Carolina Health Department at the following:
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
dhhs.state.sc.us
Local: (803) 898-2500
Tollfree: (888) 549-0820
Are you in South Carolina and are on a low income or having trouble covering your medical bills? There may be help. Contact your South Carolina medical assistance office at:
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
scdhhs.gov
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?

South Carolina Area Agencies on the Aging provide numerous services and assistance to those 60 and over. Your local AAA offers guidance on insurance counseling, transportation, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals and more.

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
(803)-376-5390
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

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