Seniors in West Virginia can expect to pay an average of $4,300 per month for assisted living, which is less than the national average. Those seeking help with the initial cost may want to look into an Eldercare Bridge Loan, which offers financial assistance to help seniors afford assisted living for 12-18 months while family members gather financial resources to pay for it.
Low-income seniors may qualify for West Virginia’s Medicaid Personal Care Program, which provides assistance with daily living activities including bathing, dressing, eating, housecleaning, mobility, and medication monitoring. Applicants may live in an assisted living facility, an adult family care home, or at home.
10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in West Virginia
The Wyngate, Barboursville
Whether Wyngate residents need a little help getting dressed or need complete assistance with transferring, they are treated with dignity and respect. Every senior at Wyngate has the opportunity to participate in fun social activities and events like seasonal parties and classic car shows, and is treated to a variety of nutritious and delicious meals. Family members are welcome to visit for potluck dinners and other community events, and transportation can be arranged for offsite appointments.
Cost begins at $3,200 per month.
Edgewood Summit, Charleston
Edgewood Summit is a continuing care facility where seniors can easily transition from independent to assisted living, and to memory care or skilled nursing if needed. Assisted living residents receive 24/7 personal care and assistance as needed, and a nursing staff and physician are available as well. A convenience store, cafe, restaurant-style dining room, and exercise room are all onsite, and transportation can be arranged to offsite appointments.
Cost begins at $3,515 per month.
Tender Heart Home Care, Charleston
Tender Heart Home Care is a small family-owned home offering compassion-driven care for seniors. Residents no longer have to worry about cooking, cleaning, or laundry, and instead are able to enjoy having meals prepared for them, activities with friends, an onsite swimming pool, and a relaxing patio. The home has been providing 24-hour care for the elderly since 1985.
Cost begins at $2,730 per month.
Dream Home, Cross Lanes
Dream Home offers family-style care for just nine residents. Each room has a full-size Posturepedic bed and a refrigerator, and residents enjoy socializing in a number of common areas including a spacious deck. Multiple options at meal times allow seniors to feel in control, and snacks and refreshments are available throughout the day. A licensed nurse is available 24/7 to supervise medication monitoring, and a physician is always on-call.
Cost begins at $3,970 per month.
SweetBriar encourages seniors to stay connected by offering activities like games, Bible studies, cooking classes, and ice cream socials. An onsite general store allows residents to shop for their own snacks and toiletries, but group shopping trips into town are also opportunities to exercise independence. SweetBriar is licensed by West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Services and offers both secure outdoor courtyards and a Secure Wing for those who are at risk for wandering.
Cost begins at $3,200 per month.
Situated atop 171 acres of serene property overlooking hilltops and valleys, Woodlands offers a beautiful home for seniors in Huntington. As the only LifeCare community in the tristate area, Woodlands gives residents peace of mind that as their healthcare needs change, they will continue to receive care at Woodlands regardless of their financial resources. This provides great security in knowing that they won’t have to move or make new friends. Along with a variety of engaging activities, assisted living residents have access to 24/7 emergency response services, a 24/7 nursing and care staff, a primary care clinic with an onsite physician, a social worker, and rehabilitation therapies.
Call (304) 697-1620 to inquire about cost.
Elmcroft of Teays Valley, Hurricane
Elmcroft of Teays Valley is a single-story community located near restaurants and shopping venues. Residents can choose to participate in a variety of onsite activities or join a group outing into the local area. Staff members provide discreet assistance with activities like bathing, dressing and medication management, and teach lessons on minimizing falls. Each month, the dining center brings the sights, sounds, and tastes of exotic locations to residents by offering a menu of foods from the represented region. Whether it’s Morocco, China, or Germany, seniors enjoy a day of travel without having to leave home.
Cost begins at $3,230 per month.
Countryside is a small residential style home serving just a handful of seniors. Residents have private and semi-private rooms and receive assistance with daily tasks, help managing medications, three nutritious meals a day in a community dining room, and assistance with walking as needed. To encourage socialization, an activity program is offered daily. The facility is state-certified and run by a registered nurse.
Cost begins at $3,450 per month.
A caring staff at Harmony caters to the unique needs of each resident, from assistance with medications, to scheduling appointments, to helping them get to meals and activities. Seniors of all ability levels can socialize during art classes, games, and cheese tastings, while active residents enjoy yoga and fitness classes. Happy hours and live music are favorites of many residents, but when it’s time for peace and quiet, cozy private apartments await.
Cost begins at $3,260 per month.
Bellaire at Devonshire, Scott Depot
Bellaire at Devonshire offers a wide array of amenities such as a movie theater, game rooms, craft area, library, and landscaped courtyard. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans and make themselves at home by using their own furniture from home. Four levels of care are available depending on how much assistance is needed, and services can be arranged with mental health experts, occupational therapists, mobile imaging services, podiatrists, and more.
Cost begins at $3,710 per month.