Sandpiper Retirement Community
1224 Village Creek DriveMt. Pleasant, SC, 29464
Set on 11 serene acres in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Sandpiper Village has served retired seniors and their families for 28 years. The gated community features 110 one-level cottages for independent living, all located near the Village Community Center where residents enjoy a heated swimming pool, media center, library, hair salon, spa, exercise room, and dining room. The center also provides a variety of programs for social, recreational, cultural, and spiritual activities.
Residents range in age from their 50s upward (two will be 98 this year!). “The Village is perfect for someone looking for friendship and fellowship at any age,” says Kay Layne, business development liaison. Services like weekly housekeeping, grounds maintenance, medical appointment transportation, nighttime security, and emergency call system, ensure Sandpiper Village residents a safe, carefree environment. Sandpiper Village also offers an incentive package for veterans and their spouses.
As health changes, care options are available through nearby Sandpiper Courtyard, the community’s 56-apartment facility for assisted living, and the Sandpiper Rehab & Nursing Center is Medicare and Medicaid certified and accepts most insurance coverage for short term rehab therapy, with 176 beds for inpatient and outpatient rehab therapy, long-term nursing, respite care, and hospice.
Endless details go into running Sandpiper Village, but as to what defines it, Kay says unequivocally, “The warm, family-oriented staff and residents.”
Q and A Section
Q: How do you know when moving to a retirement home is right for you or a family member?
A: Each case is different, but often people want to be closer to their children, to downsize a home, or eliminate home maintenance. Crime and personal safety may also be a factor, as well as the availability of supportive services, transportation, and proximity to health facilities or emergency care.
Q: What are the primary factors families should consider when looking for the right retirement facility?
A: Look for one that promotes health maintenance but also offers continuing levels of care for the future. Think about long-term healthcare costs—ask if they take Medicare, Medicaid, or other kinds of insurance.
Q: What are some common mistakes people make when making this decision and how can they avoid them?
A: Not visiting a community in person. We offer a complimentary three-night stay at in our fully furnished guest cottage that potential residents can reserve in order to get a feel for life at Sandpiper Village.
Q: Describe seniors that can benefit most from Sandpiper?
A: Anyone age 55 or over who wants to live in a great community with options for future needs, someone having surgery who would then need inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation therapy; we’re also perfect for retiree snowbirds looking to escape harsh winters.
Q: What features and services are absolutely critical and provide the most cost benefit?
A: A skilled care facility equipped to take care of special needs and certification to accept Medicare, Medicaid, VA contracts, and other insurance for short-term therapy.
Q: What’s your advice on determining which retirement facility is a right for a person or a loved one?
A: Explore various communities and talk with the current residents about their experience. Visit each several times and at different times of day. Schedule a tour and have a meal in the dining facility. But also, visit unannounced and see what life is like there.