Highest/Lowest Daily Rates
Nursing home costs in South Carolina are below the national average, according to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey: South Carolina. With a daily cost for a semi-private room of $190, it is $30 less than the national median for all states, which is $220.
The highest nursing home rate (semi-private room) of $331 was reported in Greenville–Anderson–Mauldin. A full year of care at that rate would be $120,815.
The record-high rate could be from a single exceptional facility, and is not typical of all nursing homes. The median rate for the Greenville–Anderson–Mauldin area is much less, at $198/day.
The median rate is the middle point between the highest and lowest. It is similar to an average, but not exactly the same.
The lowest median rate in the state was $96 per day; in the Myrtle Beach–Conway–North Myrtle Beach area.
The median rate for the entire state was $190 per day for a semi-private room, and $206 for a private room.