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It can be said that the legendary warmth and hospitality South Carolina has to offer, along with its warm year-round climate and abundance of tourist attractions and activities, makes the state an extraordinarily popular retirement spot for older Americans of all walks of life. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the shores of Myrtle Beach and all other locales in between, active retirees have a variety of choices at their hands. While most retirement communities in South Carolina are operated independently without any regulation, homes operating as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), which provide a spectrum of senior living options from independent to assisted living to skilled nursing care, are licensed and overseen by state agencies.
South Carolina retirement communities cater to mature adults who want to maintain an independent lifestyle throughout their golden years. As a result, these communities offer a variety of amenities and services that best cater to the active senior. Accommodations include apartment-style lodgings, private cottages or single-floor homes featuring kitchens, spacious living and sleeping quarters, and most utilities. Whereas assisted living communities and memory care centers provide assistance with day-to-day activities, retirement communities offer a greater measure of independence, allowing seniors to live their lives and do the things they want in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Nevertheless, dedicated on-site staff remains available to provide hospitality services to residents.