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Hope Arbor of Murrells Inlet Assisted Living Community

Hope Arbor of Murrells InletAssisted Living Community is nestled among moss-draped live oak trees on the south end of South Carolina’s Grand Strand. It welcomes you with intentionally designed affordable living spaces, an exercise room, library and an on-site salon and barber shop. Plus, the area’s mild climate allows residents to take advantage of landscaped courtyards, walking paths, and screened porches.

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  • Staff available 24 hours every day
  • Wireless call system and wandering resident protection system
  • Administration and management of medication


  • Three meals and snacks available, featuring a variety of fresh and seasonal selections as well as local favorites.
  • Care services including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Daily light housekeeping and weekly full cleaning
  • Weekly laundering services
  • Two luxurious handicap accessible spa tubs
  • Individual climate-controlled apartments
  • Cable included


  • Multiple fitness opportunities to enhance strength, balance & flexibility
  • Opportunities to interact and socialize, including sharing life stories, which encourage residents to make friends and have fun
  • Programs that stimulate memory and meaningful experiences
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointments, events and outings.
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Hope Arbor of Murrells Inlet is a short drive to everything the area has to offer. Visit the Marshwalk – a handicap accessible boardwalk that stretches along a saltwater estuary. Shopping and entertainment choices are plentiful. A full-service marina caters to the boaters in your family. Other nearby attractions include an oceanfront state park, and Brookgreen Gardens, a national historic landmark with a collection of inspiring sculpture and a zoo.

While you’ll fall in love with the premiere location, you’ll quickly learn that the greatest asset at Hope Arbor of Murrells Inlet is its team of dedicated and passionate staff members. The Hope Arbor goal is to ensure that all valued residents enjoy an engaging, enriching lifestyle every single day.


KRISTY MASSEY Executive Director

SAMUEL MOODY Maintenance Director

KEVIN CONKLIN Food Service Director

DENISE MORGAN Activity Director

 Marketing Director

Hope Arbor residents can choose from a variety of studio, one-, and two- bedroom apartments. While most residents provide their own furniture so that their apartment feels more like their home, Hope Arbor can provide assistance with obtaining furniture if required. All Murrells Inlet apartments have kitchenettes including a refrigerator and sink. Assisted living apartments include a private bathroom with an easy-access shower with a built in shower chair and a hand held shower head. All bathrooms have grab bars. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning are controlled individually in each apartment. Blinds are provided for windows. Basic cable TV is provided in each apartment and in each room of one bedroom and two bedroom units. Apartments feature lever handles for easy use on doors and faucets. Emergency assistance pull cords are provided in each bathroom and each resident is issued a wireless nurse call pendant that can alert staff if a resident needs assistance anywhere in the building. Daily trash pick-up and weekly laundry and housekeeping is included in monthly rent. More frequent services are provided as needed. Two laundry rooms are available if residents or families prefer to launder their own clothes.


Saltwater and Seafoam Spas Two luxurious spa tubs that are handicapped accessible with all the jets you will need to relax aching muscles and joints. Screened in Rocking Chair Porches Enjoy the outdoors under the breeze of a cool fan on one of our four patios—lovely spaces for conversation and relaxation. Reception and Living Room Elegantly appointed Living Room is the perfect host for visits with family and friends. The Sanctuary Library Enjoy reading, quiet time, or even a game of bridge. Palmetto Place A regular gathering place for community events, bible studies, watching movies and TV shows, and Resident Council meetings. The Tide Pool A flurry of activity is offered here with oversize Chess, Bingo and puzzles. Enjoy messy arts and crafts projects and lots of socialization with neighbors and friends. Evolve Fitness Keep moving in the right direction with our wellness programs and exercise classes.We also have visiting physical, occupational and speech therapists that provide rehabilitation services, if needed, right inside your new home. Two Nurse Stations The hub of resident care is staffed by trained Medication Technician who provides routine health assessments and medication management services. Other Amenities:

  • Starfish Salon Room
  • Serenity Salon Room
  • Currents Club Room
  • Coral Club Room
  • Creekside Cafe
  • Pelican’s Parlor Billiards
  • Plantation Parlor
  • Fitness Room
    • Recumbent bike
    • Partnership with local YMCA for silver sneakers program.
    • Hand weights
    • Group fitness classes for tai chi, yoga, wheelchair exercise, etc.

What do I bring?

The easiest answer is everything you would bring to furnish a regular apartment you were moving into but here is a checklist to help you remember. Furniture and Household Items

  • Twin or full size bed (depending on the size of the room you choose)
  • Mattress and box springs and a waterproof mattress pad
  • Two sets of sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Bedspread or comforter and additional blanket
  • Nightstand with lamp or small tables with drawers (for storage)
  • Chest of drawers
  • Comfortable chair
  • Trash can
  • Covered laundry basket
  • Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, makeup, hairbrush and hair dryer and other bathroom Toiletries
  • Bathroom organizer for under the sink

Clothes and Personal Items

  • Clothes (winnowed to fit closet space; include pajamas, robe, bathing suit if applicable, sweaters for air conditioning, nice outfits for socializing; two weeks’ worth of underwear and socks so there’s a clean set available while the other is in the laundry)
  • Shoes, nonskid slippers (minimal pairs needed)
  • Basic toiletries
  • Medications
  • Small file or other storage for medical, legal, financial paperwork
  • Photographs to display or look at in books (digitize everything else to store)
  • Special heirloom or memento to give a sense of home
  • Small safe (but don’t bring jewelry, etc., that’s not regularly used)


  • Pictures of family, paintings or other favorite collectables.
  • Curtains (Blinds are provided)
  • Lamps and lightbulbs
  • Mirror
  • Books and magazines
  • Computer or tablet
  • TV, Stereo, CD player, or alarm clock with radio
  • Your favorite cup or mug for coffee or tea

What NOT to Pack for a Move to Assisted Living

As you’re preparing to move your loved one into assisted living, there are a number of items that you might be tempted to bring – but that are better left at home. Think twice before packing:

  • Lots of knickknacks or collectibles (surface space will be limited
  • Throw rugs or area rugs (they’re a tripping hazard)
  • Chairs on wheels
  • Seldom-worn jewelry
  • Multiples of most things (e.g., mugs, appliances, bathrobes, coats, handbags)
  • Large-scale furniture
  • Boxes of stored items (bring only what’s used regularly)

Sample Menu 

Breakfast:  Eggs to order, Grits, Oatmeal or Cold Cereal, Bacon or Sausage, Muffins, Doughnuts and Breakfast Pastries, Coffee, Tea and Assorted Juices and Milk

Lunch:  Scratch Made Soup, Meatloaf or Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrots and Fresh Baked Dinner Roll, Pie or Cake, Sweet Tea and Coffee, Milk and Water

Dinner:  Scratch Made Soup and Hearty Sandwich or Dinner Salad, Potato Chips or French Fries and Vegetable of the Day, Delicious Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Water

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