The South Carolina Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in South Carolina. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $20.00 an hour for home care to $7,604 a month for skilled nursing care, South Carolina is typically less expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

South Carolina Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in South Carolina

  • South Carolina Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in South Carolina is $20.00, making South Carolina less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • South Carolina Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in South Carolina is $1,343 per month making South Carolina less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • South Carolina Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in South Carolina is $3,500 per month making South Carolina less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • South Carolina Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in South Carolina is $7,604 per month making South Carolina less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

South Carolina Senior Services

South Carolina Department on Aging

Address: 1301 Gervais Street, Suite 350, Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 734-9900

Toll Free: 1-800-868-9095

Fax: (803) 734-9886


South Carolina State Plan on Aging

South Carolina Elder Justice and Advocacy

South Carolina Department of Social Services

Address: 1535 Confederate Avenue, Columbia, SC 29201-1915 

County Office Locations

To report Elder Abuse call the SCDSS Hotline at 1-888-227-3487

South Carolina Support for Caregivers

South Carolina Senior Disaster Preparedness

South Carolina Health Care Fraud

For more information or to volunteer please contact the South Carolina Department on Aging at 1-800-868-9095 or your local Area Agency on Aging.

South Carolina Long-Term Care Ombudsman

If you suspect abuse or neglect in a long term care facility, please call the SCDOA Long Term Care Ombudsman at 1-800-868-9095

South Carolina Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

South Carolina Medicare and Insurance Counseling

South Carolina Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

South Carolina Prescription Assistance

South Carolina Senior and Healthcare Transportation

South Carolina Area Agencies on Aging

Appalachian Area Agency on Aging (Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg)

Address: SC Appalachian Council of Governments, 30 Century Circle, Greenville, SC 29607

Phone: 864-242-9733


Upper Savannah Area Agency on Aging (Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda)

Address: Upper Savannah Council of Governments, 430 Helix Road, Greenwood, SC 29646

Toll-Free: 800-922-7729

Phone: 864-941-8069


Catawba Area Agency on Aging (Chester, Lancaster, York and Union)

Address: 2051 Ebenezer Road, Suite B, Post Office Box 4618, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Phone: 803-329-9670

Toll-Free: (800) 662-8330


Central Midlands Area Agency on Aging (Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland)

Address: Central Midlands Council of Governments, 236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803-376-5390

Toll-Free: 866-394-4166 


Lower Savannah Area Agency on Aging (Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg)

Address: Lower Savannah Council of Governments, 2748 Wagener Road, Aiken, SC 29801

Phone: 803-649-7981


Santee-Lynches Area Agency on Aging (Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter)

Address: Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, 39 E. Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803-775-7381


Pee Dee Area Agency on Aging – Vantage Point (Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, and Marlboro)

Address: Caresouth Carolina, Inc., 216 South 2nd Street, Hartsville, SC 29551

Phone: 843-383-8632


Waccamaw Area Agency on Aging (Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg)

Address: Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440

Phone: 843-546-8502


Trident Area Agency on Aging (Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester)

Address: 4450 Leeds Place West, Suite B, North Charleston, SC 29405

Phone: 843-554-2275


Lowcountry Area Agency on Aging (Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper)

Address: Lowcountry Council of Governments, 634 Campground Road, Yemassee, SC 29945

Phone: 843-473-3991

Toll-Free: 877-846-8148



National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

South Carolina Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

South Carolina Senior Health Studies