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Assisted Living in West Virginia

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in West Virginia

Assisted living facilities in West Virginia can provide care to four or more residents at a time in a homelike environment. Staff at these communities provide personal care services and supervision to individuals who require assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs), like bathing and dressing. These communities may also provide some nursing services to current residents who grow to need such care. The average cost of assisted living in West Virginia is around $4,600 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data on our partners in the state.

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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks.

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Top ranked West Virginia cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in West Virginia

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Harmony at Martinsburg

13857 Apple Harvest Dr, Martinsburg, WV 25403
9.8
Review Score
40 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
David B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It is a beautiful facility. Staff are very caring. Very thoughtful. Will go out of the way to help. The concierge, [name removed], has helped us with simple things like hanging up mom's phone to putting...

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36 Floor plans available

Harmony at Morgantown

50 Harmony Dr, Morgantown, WV 26505
9.7
Review Score
20 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
BRENDA A - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Experience is second to none! The building is extremely clean and very safe. It feels more like a resort than a facility for elderly. Every one looks out for each other! Great staff and a great place! I...

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Kanawha Place

699 South Park Road, Charleston, WV 25304
9.6
Review Score
12 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I am greeted by name almost always. My mother is always greeted by name. If I am with my mom in the dining room, the chef will ask me if I want to join, Ask if he can bring me a bowl or a plate. He will...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Martinsburg

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Harmony at Martinsburg

13857 Apple Harvest Dr, Martinsburg, WV 25403
9.8
Review Score
40 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
David B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It is a beautiful facility. Staff are very caring. Very thoughtful. Will go out of the way to help. The concierge, [name removed], has helped us with simple things like hanging up mom's phone to putting...

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Celebration Villa of Martinsburg

200 Gloucester Dr, Martinsburg, WV 25401
8.6
Review Score
26 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff at Celebration Villa of Martinsburg are always willing to help and just so pleasant to be around and work with. I do know that many of the residents complain about the food, but I am not ever...

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The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community

7820 Baltusrol Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155
9.9
Review Score
132 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Bryan P - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

A great place for your loved ones to continue life with a quality environment, top of line amenities, and great customer care. We are fortunate enough to know our mother will be cared for and given continued...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Morgantown

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Harmony at Morgantown

50 Harmony Dr, Morgantown, WV 26505
9.7
Review Score
20 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
BRENDA A - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Experience is second to none! The building is extremely clean and very safe. It feels more like a resort than a facility for elderly. Every one looks out for each other! Great staff and a great place! I...

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Evergreen of Morgantown

3705 Collins Ferry Rd, Morgantown, WV 26505
8.6
Review Score
3 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Randy - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The facilities size and features are a good fit for her needs. Staff to patient ratio was favorable. The facility is pretty quiet and has easy access. The flexibility for us to handle her prescriptions was...

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Paramount Senior Living of Peters Township

240 Cedar Hill Dr., McMurray, PA 15317
9.3
Review Score
25 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Everyone was very kind. Good communication as to what was going on with my father. Even on the days I wasn't there they called me. The Hospice people were wonderful

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Beckley

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Kanawha Place

699 South Park Road, Charleston, WV 25304
9.6
Review Score
12 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I am greeted by name almost always. My mother is always greeted by name. If I am with my mom in the dining room, the chef will ask me if I want to join, Ask if he can bring me a bowl or a plate. He will...

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Harmony at Southridge

801 Peyton Way, Charleston, WV 25309
9.4
Review Score
36 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

They've had to do a lot with mom, she hasn't been the best resident, and we've really appreciated their efforts. Our biggest concern has been communication. We text and call, but aren't always answered,...

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Oak Hill Place

438 23rd Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901
8.9
Review Score
15 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

With the activities and the meals and dining service, [name removed] wasn't in residence log enough to assess these. Based on the experience we did have with Oak Hill Place, we would recommend them to other...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Huntington

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Paramount Senior Living at Cabell Midland

100 Weatherholt Drive, Ona, WV 25545
8.8
Review Score
20 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
DRG - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

All in all I think it's a very clean nice place! Its very clean. And the staff is friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it!

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Morning Pointe of Russell

1000 Addington Drive, Russell, KY 41169
- I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My Father-in-law is here and we couldn’t be happier and we feel extremely blessed to have found Morning Pointe. I can’t say enough about them. The people are so kind and caring and the place is always clean....

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Cost of assisted living in West Virginia

The approximate monthly cost of assisted living in West Virginia ranges from $2,700 to $6,300, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data.[01] These costs incorporate the cost of rent, care services, and amenities. It’s based on what referred families actually paid at our partnering assisted living facilities in West Virginia.

Assisted living in West Virginia is roughly $500 more affordable per month when compared to the national average cost of assisted living. However, the price sometimes greatly varies depending on factors like location, floor plan, and available amenities. In West Virginia, seniors can find surprisingly affordable communities offering quality care, services, and amenities. And, seniors and their families can find ways to save, with programs like Medicaid and Medicare, some of which we’ve highlighted below.

Compare costs of West Virginia vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

West Virginia

$4,378/mo

US National average

$4,526/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

West Virginia

$4,378/mo

Virginia

$5,068/mo

Ohio

$4,924/mo

Kentucky

$4,068/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in West Virginia vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

West Virginia

$4,378/mo

Beckley, WV

$5,343/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in West Virginia

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in West Virginia

Seniors and their families can utilize a variety of payment methods to cover assisted living costs in West Virginia. We recommend planning as soon as you can, because more time enables your family to research and identify the best payment plan options. Most families combine private and public sources to pay for assisted living. In this section, you’ll find potential funding options and resources. You can also check out our guide to paying for long-term care for another overview of the funding options most utilized by residents at our partner facilities.

Private pay options vary between seniors and families due to personal situations. Your potential options may include savings accounts, retirement pensions, investment returns, or any of the options listed below.

Selling a house

Some West Virginia seniors sell their homes to fund their living and care expenses at an assisted living community.

Reverse mortgage

For seniors who don’t want to sell their homes, taking out a loan based on their home’s equity may be a better option to help pay for assisted living in West Virginia.

Health savings accounts (HSA)

West Virginia seniors who have funded a health savings account, also known as an HSA, can use their savings to cover some medical and assisted living costs.

Life insurance

Certain life insurance policies can be borrowed from, surrendered, or sold to help pay for assisted living in West Virginia.

Long-term care insurance

Long-term care insurance policies often vary in what they cover, but West Virginia seniors may be able to use it to cover some care services provided at an assisted living community.

Social Security benefits for assisted living

West Virginia seniors who qualify for Social Security can use their benefits to offset assisted living costs.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in West Virginia

In West Virginia, assisted living facilities are commonly referred to as assisted living residences (ALRs). These facilities are regulated and licensed by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification at the Department of Health and Human Resources.

To qualify as an assisted living residence in West Virginia, a facility must provide housing, personal care services, supervision, and some skilled nursing services to four or more residents. If a facility provides care to 4-16 residents, it’s considered a small assisted living residence. And, if a facility provides care to 17 or more residents, it’s considered a large assisted living residence.[05]

Assisted living residences undergo an initial inspection before licensure. Thereafter, facilities are inspected on a yearly basis. You can find an assisted living residence’s most recent inspection report using the Office of Health Facility’s Licensure and Certification’s Health Care Facility Lookup.

Inspection reports of assisted living facilities in West Virginia contain information pertaining to the following:

  • Date of inspection
  • Reason for inspection
  • Deficiencies found
  • Provided plan of correction
  • Date deficiencies were cleared

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Accessing assisted living records in West Virginia

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to West Virginia assisted living records: Exceptional

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of West Virginia is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • Assisted living records in West Virginia are highly transparent, having met all but one of the transparency criteria.
  • West Virginia has one of the best websites for researching assisted living records.

How to look up West Virginia assisted living licenses and records

  • You can confirm a community is licensed online on West Virginia’s Health Care Facility Lookup page.
  • Under “Facility Type,” choose “Assisted Living Residence.”
  • Providers can be searched by name, county, and city.

How we arrived at our West Virginia rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Is capacity shown? Yes
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? Yes
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? Yes
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 12 months
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Medical Services. (2022). Your guide to Medicaid 2022.

  3. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Medical Services. (2023). Aged and disabled waiver program.

  4. Medicare.gov (2023). What Medicare covers.

  5. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification. (2023). Assisted living residence.

Top cities in West Virginia for assisted living

9.2
Charleston, WV
7 facilities
8.8
Beckley, WV
17 facilities
8.3
Martinsburg, WV
137 facilities
8.0
Morgantown, WV
104 facilities
7.7
Parkersburg, WV
5 facilities
Huntington, WV
6 facilities

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