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

  • Sorted through 42 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 12 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 $4,000, which is the same as the state average of $4,000 and barely below the national average of $4,051.

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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 42 communities in the Charleston area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute 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.

Bellaire at Devonshire
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
Assisted Living: $4,350, Memory Care: $6,250
Nestled on a campus of over 4 acres, Bellaire at Devonshire is conveniently located near Interstate 64 and Route 35, as well as several shopping centers in Scott Port, including Mid Valley Square and Liberty Square Shopping Center. Dedicated caregivers and licensed nurses provide personalized care and assistance with daily tasks, while also encouraging independence. The 24-hour staff leads residents through daily exercise classes, such as low-impact chair Zumba, along with evening puzzles and card games. Residents can enjoy movie nights at the community's movie theater and other group activities. The community's restaurant-style dining room offers healthy, homemade menu options and can accommodate special diets. Apartments feature spacious floor plans with kitchenettes and private bathrooms, as well as emergency response systems.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers like the community's amenities and the friendly staff. One wrote, "Bellaire at Devonshire was awesome... I have nothing but good things to say about them. The rooms were very nice and very clean. It looked like a five-star hotel. They have an activity room and an art room, which was phenomenal. The dining experience was great."
4.24 out of 5 stars
(26) Reviews
5 Bexley Dr., Scott Depot, WV 25560
Brookdale Charleston Gardens
Dream Home Assisted Living
Edgewood Summit
Elmcroft of Teays Valley
Harmony at Southridge
Kanawha Place
Rolling Meadows Place
SweetBriar Assisted Living
Teay's Valley Assisted Living

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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