When it’s time to begin thinking of assisted living options for you or your family it’s never an easy decision. Deciding what the best option is may seem daunting but at seniorliving.org our goal is to make it a little easier. Being well informed is the first step to making the right decision regarding a plan of care. There are three major categories of assisted care: Assisted living facilities, nursing homes and home care. There are pros and cons to each option and the best choice depends on your individual needs. Assisted living facilities allow a senior to continue living on their own in an apartment type setting where they get some help with activities of daily living such as medication administration, laundry or cleaning. They may choose to make meals on their own or join other residents for a group meal in the dining hall. Nursing homes may be a better choice for the less independent or more medically complicated senior. Rooms are either private or semi-private and are overseen by nursing and aides. Depending on medical needs they may also choose to eat meals in their room or in the group dining hall. Both facilities boast in-house and excursion activities to promote socialization among residents. The last option is home health. For someone who is reluctant to leave their home this may be the best option. Nursing will come and assess the home to see if home care is a valid option. Then, depending on the needs of the senior, they will decide how much and what type of care is needed. There are many viable options for care and North Charleston offers over 30 assisted living facilities.
North Charleston boasts incredible culture and entertainment for people of all ages. It’s brimming with history, music, shopping, parks and endless amounts of culture. The history buff is not to miss the H.L. Hunley Submarine which offers 30 minute guided tours and a lovely souvenir shop. Next, they can head over to Fort Sumter and enjoy the boat ride over the island and a guided tour of the grounds. For those looking for a little more family excitement Frankie’s Fun park offers mini golf, batting cages, paddle boats, and an arcade. For some sophistication the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center holds music performances including concerts, orchestra, and musicals. With convenient parking, friendly staff and proximity to restaurants the Performing Arts Center is a great destination for a night out.
The costs of assisted living in North Charleston are slightly higher than the state average and are on par with the national average. The cost, broken down by type, is as follows: Assisted living facility $37,200, nursing home (semi-private room) $72,453 and home care $43,472. The median income in North Charleston is $39,482 and the median value of a home is $168,389. The average apartment rental in this area is $791. The general cost of living in North Charleston is slightly lower than the national average.
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