Assisted living community coming to South Carolina

The Palmetto state will soon be starting work on a new assisted living community to its constellation of senior living options. As reported recently in the Fort Mill Times newspaper, construction will begin this summer on an assisted living community in South Carolina, in the small town of Tega Cay, and the campus is expected to be complete by January 2014.

In addition to assisted living, the new community, called Wellmore, will offer memory care and skilled nursing options, and will also feature a clubhouse for residents and a wellness center.

Wellmore’s communications chief told the news source that they will offer seniors an opportunity to be served by excellent caregivers, while not creating an institutionalized ambience.

“We don’t want folks to move into a center that is like a hospital. We want it to feel like home,” Katie Huffstetle told the newspaper.

The benefits of Wellmore’s move to Tega Cay will be felt well outside its walls, too. According to Tega Cay mayor George Sheppard, the new retirement community will bring tax revenues to the town, as well as creating upwards of 130 jobs.

Tega Cay is a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, and is located at the northernmost tip of South Carolina.