Life Care Center of Charleston

(866) 869-2134

2600 Elms Plantation Blvd, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC


  • Nursing Home
  • Senior Community
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

06/21/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

If you care about your loved ones NEVER NEVER let them go there. My mother fell twice while there had a massive bleeding bed soars so bad she had to sleep on her stomach. Staffing is not very engaged, just grouped at the nurses station. Food is gross at best. If you live here with family member you may fair better but I live several states away and had to depend on what they tell you about your loved one. They have no clue. Good luck with getting your calls returned as well. The final straw was when I went to see my mother and she was sliding off of the bed head first ! It looked like she was surfing. When I grabbed her I thought she was tangled in her bed linens. What linens! They had stripped her bed hours ago and left her in sliding off. When I asked the nurse at the station for linen, she went to,get some only to come back and say they did not have any clean! She went to another ward to find some clean linen and got the bed made up. I wonder how many other times this has happened to her, as her memory is terrible. The day just kept on getting better when she had a " potty episode" and needed to be changed. Good luck there no towels or washclothes to clean her up with. Back to the nurses station and the scramble begins again. I have now taken her out and I would never recommend this place to my worst enemy. Caseworkers are way over staffed and have no real idea of what is going on with your relative. NEVER NEVER NEVER USE THIS PLACE!

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Life Care Center of Charleston is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 148 beds based in North Charleston, SC. At last check, the facility had 136 residents indicating that it is 92% occupied which is about average within the state of South Carolina. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Life Care Center Of Charleston, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 67% of nursing homes in South Carolina. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 3 stars to 2 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Life Care Center Of Charleston with other senior care providers in South Carolina. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 02/23/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

09/20/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

They do not staff with many RNs. There is usually only one RN in the entire building. So if you have a family member that needs nursing care, remember this. Also they are not palliative care certified so if your family member is in their last years of life and is dying this is NOT the facility for you. Use hospice instead.

Description of Life Care Center of Charleston in NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

Number of Beds : 148

Life Care Center Of Charleston, located in North Charleston, South Carolina provides the following services: Nursing Home, Senior Community, and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran's Benefits. Life Care Center Of Charleston has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Life Care Center Of Charleston has a very good hospital, Bon Secours St Francis Xavier Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 87 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Life Care Center Of Charleston's nearest hospital is 5 miles away. The zipcode (29406) in South Carolina, where Life Care Center Of Charleston is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Life Care Center Of Charleston can be found here.

Life Care Center of Charleston is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Life Care Center of Charleston is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Life Care Center of Charleston is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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Demographic Profile for NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, 29406


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
32 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

9% Below
Cost of Food
11% Above
13% Below
3% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
38 / 100
Water Quality
50 / 100
Superfund Sites
50 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes