Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Inlet Coastal Resort different than other communities?
Inlet Coastal Resort is a locally owned and operated assisted living community in Murrells Inlet, SC. We are a smaller community, with thirty five rooms in our assisted living wing and eighteen rooms in our memory care unit. Our smaller size is intentional and allows us to be timely in our response to our residents and gives our residents comfort and security because they build relationships with our care team members.
Can residents leave the facility?
Yes, family members and friends are always encouraged to come and visit their loved ones and to take them out of the community for dining, shopping and sightseeing. We ask that every time a resident leaves the community that they sign out and provide an approximate time for return.
What happens if my loved one’s condition changes and they need more care than they did when they were admitted?
Change is the one constant in all of our lives and it’s something we routinely address with our residents. Often, because of changes in health, a resident may go from needing little assistance to needing moderate or even significant help. We are able to accommodate and provide support to those residents as they address their life changes. In certain instances, because of significant changes in health, the resident or family may need to consider the additional assistance that hospice organizations can provide. Approved home health agencies and private sitter companies are also available to residents when needed and we can help coordinate those. In those instances, billing for services by those companies and agencies is with the resident/responsible party and not a part of billing from Inlet Coastal Resort.
Can someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia live at Inlet Coastal?
Absolutely! Dementia and Alzheimer’s are illnesses that manifest themselves in a variety of ways over an unpredictable period of time. Residents who are early in their diagnosis and who show only mild cognitive impairment (needing occasional reminders or prompts) may live in our assisted living community. In the event of more advanced stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s (where elopement or dignity issues present themselves), residents would be better suited in our Memory Care wing.
What happens if there’s a medical emergency?
Inlet Coastal Resort is proud to work in partnership with the Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire and Rescue Department. In the event of a medical emergency, we will contact 911 to respond to the resident. They will assess the resident and determine whether they need to be transported to a local hospital. The family or healthcare power of attorney will also be notified.
Can pets be brought into the facility?
Yes! Residents in assisted living may have a small pet as long as they are capable of providing complete care to the animal. The animal must be well-trained and not aggressive. All pets are required to be flea, tick and pest free and you must provide all current medical documentation. There is a non-refundable $500.00 pet deposit required. Family members may also bring the family pet by for visits. Those pets are required to be flea, tick and pest free and you must provide all current medical documentation showing that vaccinations are current. Health Department policies prohibit pets from entering dining areas when meal service is underway.
Is there access to transportation and is it wheelchair accessible?
Inlet Coastal has a 12 passenger luxury bus that has a handicap/wheelchair lift. We also have a 4 person cross-over SUV to transport residents who don’t require handicap accessible transportation.