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Photo of Brookdale Charleston Gardens
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22 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
9.5
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30 reviews
9.5
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30 reviews
5 star
60%
4 star
23%
3 star
7%
2 star
3%
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7%
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The staff in memory care is wonderful. Sad that [name removed] is leaving, hats off to her . The other girls treat my mother very well also. I would and already have recommended Brookdale Charleston Gardens...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Great Care for Now and LaterWe are an assisted living and memory care community in Charleston, West Virginia where seniors can find more options for living life well, and less stress knowing that we’re here to help. They also find a warm community that feels just like home sweet home.You’ll find...
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9.4
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15 reviews
9.4
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15 reviews
5 star
67%
4 star
13%
3 star
7%
2 star
0%
1 star
13%
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The staff at Kanawha Place went above and beyond to make my father feel comfortable while he was there. He wasn’t very mobile so the staff would make sure he didn’t need anything several extra times a day....
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Our beautiful home in the capital of West Virginia has been a leader in assisted living services for nearly 40 years. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, residents at Kanawha Place enjoy unparalleled access to numerous shopping centers, fine dining and hotels - not to mention our access to the...
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2020 Photos available
1212 Floor plans available
9.4
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40 reviews
9.4
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40 reviews
5 star
69%
4 star
13%
3 star
5%
2 star
5%
1 star
8%
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My loved one was previously a resident at Harmony at Southridge and the experience was great for her. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The staff, care services and meals were also great. However,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Harmony at SouthridgeIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Charleston, West Virginia, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support, services...
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I had toured a few different communities in the area and none of them gave me the feeling that I have with this community. My husband seems to be adjusting well other than the fact he wants more independence...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
While SweetBriar Assisted Living is located in Dunbar, we draw residents from all over the Kanawha Valley and further. Only minutes from downtown Charleston, our assisted living residence and activities are designed to accommodate many individuals' lifestyles and needs. We offer deluxe private...
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4 star
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This is a good community for those who don't want a larger place it served my family well, our input counts and the price was good, it was peace of mind.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Dream Home Assisted Living is located in picturesque Cross Lanes, West Virginia. The residence is nestled on a hillside and enjoys mature trees as a lovely backdrop. Dream Home is a newly constructed,ten bed assisted living community. Residents can choose between private and semi-private rooms....
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Edgewood SummitEdgewood Summit, Inc. is a West Virginia non-profit corporation organized in 1990 for the sole purpose of developing, owning and operating the Edgewood Summit senior living community located in Charleston, West Virginia. Edgewood Summit, Inc. is a subsidiary of ABH, Inc., which is...
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Cost of assisted living in Charleston, WV

The average cost of senior living in Charleston is $4,409 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Whitesville, WV with an average of $3,948 per month.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Charleston, WV vs. nearby cities

Charleston, WV
$4,409/mo
$4,409/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Charleston, WV vs. the state and national average

Charleston, WV
$4,409/mo
U.S. national average
$4,555/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Charleston vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$4,409/mo
$4,470/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Charleston, WV by room type

Semi-Private
$4,466/mo
Studio
$5,273/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,802/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,558/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Charleston over time

Charleston, WVWV stateNational

Ways to pay for Assisted Living in Charleston, WV

Paying for assisted living may seem daunting, but knowing all your options can be empowering. Read about the many private and public payment options that families use to pay for assisted living in Charleston.

What families are saying about assisted living in Charleston

Recent reviews for assisted living in Charleston

Sweetbriar in Dunbar, WV

5.0
My mother stayed here for respite. Everything was fine during her stay. The food was okay and she was well nourished. She participated in activities as well.The client contact staff did a wonderful job!

English Meadows Teays Valley Campus in Scott Depot, WV

4.4
If I was looking for a place to go, this is where I would want to go if I could afford it. They have so many different things for the residents to do. And there are so many areas for socialization. When they're not shut down for Covid, they're not secluded at all. My loved one enjoys Bingo, ...
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Dream Home Assisted Living in Charleston, WV

4.5
My Mother In Law was a resident at Dream Home in Cross Lanes WV and I would highly recommend to anyone seeking placement. Blessing, who is over the Home truly cares for the residents. The home was always clean, laundry was done on a daily basis and the residents were clean and cared for. The ...
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Charleston review score based on 43 family reviews

9.4
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This proprietary review score is based on 43 reviews of 7 Charleston assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Charleston review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Charleston review score compared against nearby cities

9.4
Charleston, WV7 facilities
9.4
9.4
Dunbar, WV9 facilities

Review subcategories for Charleston assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 43 reviews of 7 Charleston assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Charleston resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Charleston, WV averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.8
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
4.6
Care services
4.5
4.2
Staff
4.5
4.5
Meals & dining
4.3
4.1
Activities
4.0
4.0
Value for cost*
4.4
4.1
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
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Charleston assisted living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Charleston assisted living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Charleston, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Charleston assisted living

Assisted living communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of assisted living partners in Charleston that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Charleston, WVNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
71.4%
51.6%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
71.4%
33%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
100%
98.9%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99.3%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
100%
56.2%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
57.1%
29.6%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
100%
99.1%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
71.4%
47.7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
85.7%
53%
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*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Charleston assisted living

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Charleston Assisted Living partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Charleston, WVNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
71.4%
50.5%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
71.4%
31.6%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
57.1%
40.6%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
14.3%
13.4%
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Availability of select dietary accommodations in Charleston assisted living

Assisted living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Charleston partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Charleston, WVNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
57.1%
26.4%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
71.4%
39.2%
No sugar
No sugar
71.4%
36.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
71.4%
34.5%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
28.6%
12.5%
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Availability of select dining options in Charleston assisted living

Our assisted living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Charleston communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Charleston, WVNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
42.9%
30.4%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
57.1%
41.2%
Room service
Room service
71.4%
35%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
42.9%
17.3%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Charleston assisted living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered assisted living communities in Charleston offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Charleston, WVNational
Activity director
Activity director
71.4%
45.1%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
42.9%
30.3%
Community service programs
Community service programs
57.1%
29.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
71.4%
49%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
71.4%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
57.1%
51.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
57.1%
40.2%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
42.9%
33.4%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
28.6%
36.6%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
57.1%
45.5%
Live performances
Live performances
57.1%
45.9%
Dances
Dances
28.6%
28.6%
Fitness center
Fitness center
14.3%
23.7%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
71.4%
44.8%
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State regulations for assisted living in Charleston

Safety is a primary concern when seniors and their families look for assisted living. Each state has its own laws and inspection processes to ensure seniors reside in a safe environment. Learning about West Virginia assisted living regulations will help you understand how assisted living communities in Charleston protect seniors.

Learn about West Virginia Assisted Living regulations

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Brookdale Charleston Gardens, Harmony at Southridge and Kanawha Place are the top-rated assisted living facilities near Charleston, West Virginia. See full list of communities.

There are 8 assisted living facilities near Charleston, West Virginia. See the full list.

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