Guide to Senior Care Resources in Greenville, SC
Greenville Area Senior Resources
Greenville Area Office:
Serving Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, and Saluda Counties
123 Antrim Drive - NEW LOCATION!
Greenville, SC 29607
Who we are: The Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter serves the entire state through regional offices in Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson. We help all those facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by providing support groups and educational resources, while advancing crucial research and public policy initiatives.
Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's®.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides care and support.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides services to communities across South Carolina, including caregiver support groups, information and referral, and one-on-one care consultations. Our education programs for the general public, both online and in person, feature information on topics such as diagnosis, warning signs, communication, living with Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving techniques.
We advocate for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s.
The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, making the need for Alzheimer’s care, education and research is heard at every level of government, including our state capitol in Columbia, SC
The Alzheimer’s Association accelerates research across the globe.
As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress toward methods of treatment, prevention and ultimately, a cure.
How to contact us
Our 24/7 Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public, providing reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call us toll-free anytime day or night at 800-272-3900.
For general inquiries, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL
Our agency is responsible for linking older adults, caregivers and disabled adults with needed services. We will assess the needs identified by the caregiver and identify the most appropriate services to meet their request.
If you need help determining the most suitable service provider, please call us at 864.242.9733 or 1.800.434.4036
For information on aging services in another state, please call the Eldercare Locator at 800.677.1116
Frequently asked questions
Can you help me with my aging parents?
Yes. The specialist can speak with you about the kinds of services that they may need. S/he will ask you about their financial resources, health, physical/mental abilities and other factors that may determine the best options for them.
Can you help me get my disability?
Only the Social Security Administration can make the decision on your disability claim. We can give you direction about the application process (there is a disability kit that will walk you through the process) and assist with the appeal. The SHIP counselor can also give you information on what to expect if your insurance coverage changes from Medicaid to Medicare or if you are with out coverage while waiting for Medicare to begin (this may be as long as 24 months).
Is there a difference in IR&A and Benefits counseling?
Both can provide you with the information you need as they work closely together. The Benefits Counselor provides information, counseling, and advocacy to senior citizens, and Medicare beneficiaries of any age, on their public benefits, entitlements, and legal rights. Benefits Counselors also provide public education on a variety of topics impacting seniors and those with disabilities.
What if I am a Veteran or the spouse of a Veteran, can you assist me with benefit information?
Yes. If you have already contacted your local Veteran’s Affairs office and either did not get the information that you needed or did not understand what they may have needed to make a decision; we can work with you to clarify the process or advocate on your behalf. There are many federal benefits, pensions for veterans, dependents and survivors based on discharge, service-connected, and certain benefits require wartime service.
I am disabled but have been turned down for disability, can you help me with services.
Yes, just because you were denied disability, does not mean the Aging and Disability Resource Center cannot help you. We will treat you like any other individual calling about resources.
Can you pay for a ramp?
The Upstate ADRC does not have monies for direct services with the exception of the Family Caregiver Programs (see their specific guidelines). The IR&A Specialist can check your qualifications for various local/State agencies and programs that may provide this service.
Meals on Wheels serves homebound individuals who are physically or mentally challenged to the point where meal preparation is either nearly impossible or potentially dangerous.
We understand that life gets busy. Often, it’s difficult for family members and friends to provide all of the day-to-day support that their loved one requires, especially when it comes to preparing midday meals. That’s why we’re here—to share the responsibility with you, ease your burden and give you peace of mind.
FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
We add new clients to our service routes on a regular basis, and we would love to help you care for your family member or friend.
Our team is here to walk you through the process of signing up for Meals on Wheels. If you are concerned about the well-being of your parent, grandparent, child, sibling or friend, please call 864.233.6565 to speak with a client services coordinator about how to get your loved one started.
Medical Appointment Transportation
866-951-5770 · 33 Kerns Avenue, Greenville, SC, 29609 · Map
Services include transportation for physician's appointments, hemodialysis, hospital discharges, and long distance transports via stretcher. Agency also offers on-site EMT/medical coverage for sports/community/church events and family reunions.
Program: ACT Medical Transport Services, LLC
Agency: ACT Medical Transport Services, LLC
Accessible/Lift Equipped Transportation
864-467-2700 · 100 West McBee Avenue, Greenville, SC, 29601 · Map
Greenlink operates 11 fixed bus routes in and around the City of Greenville and much of Greenville County. All Greenlink buses are wheelchair-accessible. Reduced-price fares are available for persons with disabilities. Greenlink also operates a "curb-to-curb", paratransit service for individuals…
Agency: Greenville Transit Authority