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In addition to local support services, the Alzheimer's Association offers an online suite of services to help you find and plan for care.  However, the links below provide additional information that may be useful to you. These web resources are created and maintained by state government agencies.


SC Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging
The Lt. Governor's Office on Aging and our state aging and disability network can help connect seniors with resources in your community.  Their SC ACCESS website for aging and disability information may also be helpful -- stay tuned for a relaunch of SC ACCESS in the near future. 


SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
DHEC is an important partner in educating South Carolina about the risk factors that may contribute to cognitive decline. Check out their brain health website and take the "Healthy Body, Healthy Brain Pledge"!


SC Nursing Home Bed Finder
Many factors influence nursing home bed placement, but availability is certainly one consideration.  The Lt. Governor's Office on Aging and Healthy Connections have partnered to provide a Nursing Home Bed Finder tool to help.


South Carolina Healthy Connections - Medicaid
It's not unusual for families facing Alzheimer's or related dementia to look into Medicaid eligibility to help pay for long term care for loved ones. Learn more about eligibility or apply online here.

For those 65+, Healthy Connections Prime is a new program that combines all of the benefits of Medicare and Healthy Connections Medicaid under a single Medicare-Medicaid plan to make it easier to get the health services you need. Medicare Part D prescription plan is also covered under this plan.

Enrollment is now open for those who meet the following requirements:

  • You are age 65 or older;
  • You have Medicare benefits;
  • You have Healthy Connections Medicaid; AND
  • You are not currently residing in a nursing facility

What are the benefits of this new, integrated plan?

  • Better Care: by making it easier to get all of Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Part D services from a single health plan
  • Better Value: through a care team and a care manager that works directly with you or your loved one and providers to make sure you or your loved one get needed health services
  • Better Health: through flexible benefits that help you or your loved one stay at home with family as long as possible

To learn more, click here or call the SC Thrive Customer Service Center at (800) 726-8774, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. TTY users call 711.  This call is free.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.