West Virginia

When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. Public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in the state of West Virginia:

KEY FINDINGS

  • 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 ACCESS RECORDS

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

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West Virginia Accessibility Criteria

Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.

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# CRITERIA  
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 / inspections searchable at all? Yes
8  Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes 
9  Capacity shown? Yes
10  Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? Yes
11  Administrator / Contact name shown? Yes
12  State may fine facility? Yes
13  Frequency of inspections? Every 12 months
14  Website includes pricing of facility? No

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