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Cost of West Virginia Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in West Virginia is $3,500 per month.

The monthly base rate for West Virginia assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. West Virginia is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in West Virginia. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Kentucky$3,350
West Virginia$3,500
Pennsylvania$3,555
U.S.$3,600
Ohio$3,890
Maryland$3,900
Virginia$3,933

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching West Virginia Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does West Virginia require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    West Virginia may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by West Virginia. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in West Virginia. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    West Virginia probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in West Virginia - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by West Virginia?
    West Virginia will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as West Virginia requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in West Virginia.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for West Virginia for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a West Virginia Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dhhr.wv.gov.

Helpful West Virginia Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in West Virginia? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the West Virginia licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification
ohflac.wvdhhr.org
(304) 558-0050
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in West Virginia? Your local West Virginia long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
West Virginia State Health Insurance Assistance Program (WV SHIP)
wvseniorservices.gov
Local: (304) 348-0707
Tollfree: (877) 987-3646
Are you aware of all the West Virginia health-based programs available to you? Your West Virginia Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
dhhr.wv.gov
Local: (304) 348-3365
Tollfree: (888) 483-0797
Tollfree Notes: 888-483-0793 Provider Services
Are you familiar with the West Virginia Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The West Virginia AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in West Virginia regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local West Virginia AAA below:

Northwestern Area Agency on Aging
Wheeling, WV
(304) 242-1800
Metro Area Agency on Aging
Dunbar, WV
(304) 720-6858
Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging
Petersburg, WV
(304) 257-1221
Appalachian Area Agency on Aging
Princeton, WV
(304) 425-1147

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