In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Charleston area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 51 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 10 hours researching assisted living communities in Charleston
  • Read more than 75 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Charleston is $3,590, which is similar to the state average of $3,500 and lower than the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Charleston a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 51 communities in the Charleston area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Charleston area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Ashley Landing Assisted Living
Companion Suites, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living
Ashley Landing is close to a library, shopping and dining along nearby Dorchester Road and minutes from popular retail plazas in North Charleston. Drinks and snacks are available for seniors at any time of day, and residents can relax in a courtyard with cushioned gliders or on a front porch filled with rocking chairs. Ashley Landing has a pharmacy, therapy and physician services available on-site.
What Residents are Saying:
Relatives note that the community's staff members are attentive and make new residents' transitions seamless. "The people at Ashley Landing truly care for their residents. That includes virtually everyone from senior management through the direct care staff. Ashley Landing was very willing to work with us and make our sign-up and my father's transition as smooth as possible," said one.
4.43 out of 5 stars
(22) Reviews
4550 Great Oak Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
Ashley River Plantation
Benton House of West Ashley
Brookdale West Ashley
Franke Home at Seaside
Harmony at West Ashley
Palmettos of Charleston
Savannah Place Assisted Living Community
Summit Place of Daniel Island
The Palms of Mt. Pleasant

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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