10 Assisted Living Facilities near Charleston, WV

7 Assisted Living Facilities in Charleston, WV

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Brookdale Charleston Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
800 Association Drive/Northgate Business Park, ...
"Best facility I have visited in Charleston has a home like atmosphere, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The meals are great lots of choices" More

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Tender Heart Home Care

Provides: Assisted Living
4438 Chestnut Road, Charleston, WV 25309
"I just can not describe the wonderful and loving care this place offers. They make you feel welcome and part of their family. My aunt just loves it here. The devotion of care that the staff gives..." More

Marmet Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Sutphin Dr, Charleston, WV 25315
"The facility was beautiful when I walked in the staff was nice and caring to me and my family. The staff answered all my questions promptly as they was giving us a tour of the facility. The..." More

Kanawha Place

Provides: Assisted Living
699 South Park Road, Charleston, WV 25304
"Kanawha Place was clean and airy. The staff member was very friendly and interested in knowing what my aunt liked and the things she was into. The activity room looked organized and clean. They..." More

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Edgewood Summit

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Baker Lane, Charleston, WV 25302
"We went to Edgewood Summit and visited with some people. I was just visiting with some residents up there and was up there for dinner, and then afterwards we played some cards. The food was..." More

Valley Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1000 Lincoln Dr, Charleston, WV 25309

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Cedar Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
302 Cedar Ridge Rd, Charleston, WV 25320
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

3 Assisted Living Facilities near Charleston, WV

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Sweetbriar

Provides: Assisted Living
505 Caldwell Lane, Dunbar, WV 25064
"My husband is living in Sweetbriar, and I love it. They have all kinds of stuff like church, singers coming in, and bingo. It's great. My husband's room is very clean." More

Belle's Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2619 ROOSEVELT AVENUE, Saint Albans, WV 25177
"The staff are very nice and seem to take really good care of the residents. The residents really seem to love the facility and the staff.There were residents that were bed ridden and I did not see..." More

Dream Home Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
5312 Morning Dove Lane, Cross Lanes, WV 25313
"Dream home cares about their resident, it is small place, they have RN/LPN in their shift every day, very cheap, owned locally, welling to work with the family especially about money,, food is very..." More

Assisted Living near Charleston, WV

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Charleston

  • Review of Kanawha Place

    Kanawha Place was clean and airy. The staff member was very friendly and interested in knowing what my aunt liked and the things she was into. The activity room looked organized and clean. They sho... Read more

    Pam
  • Review of Kanawha Place

    I was at Kanawha Place for two months and I had no complaints about them. The rooms were very nice, and the place was beautiful, but the staffing was a little bit short. The place had nice furnishi... Read more

    Betty
  • Review of Brookdale Charleston Gardens

    Best facility I have visited in Charleston has a home like atmosphere, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The meals are great lots of choices Read more

    GloriaB
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Charleston West

The city of Charleston is the capital of West Virginia and also the most populous city in the state with 49,736 residents. Residents aged 55 and older make up about 32 percent of this vast city, raising the median age in town to 41 to 43 years old when compared to the national median age of 37.9. Charleston accommodates senior residents with seven local assisted living facilities for seniors to choose from. There are eight more nearby as well. 

These facilities can  be licensed in one of two ways: assisted living residence or residential care community. The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) monitors and regulates each community to ensure seniors receive proper care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Charleston West

  • Seniors living in Charleston have a lower cost of living that ranks an 84 compared to the 100-point national average. These lower expenses benefit elderly residents on a low-income budget, where most can save significantly on grocery, transportation, goods and services, housing and health care costs.

  • Seniors looking to move to Charleston should consider the high crime rates that rank the city as the 19th most dangerous city in the nation. Both violent and property crime rates are much higher than average, which may concern some seniors and their loved ones.

  • Local seniors experience fewer issues with their respiratory illnesses in Charleston, where the air quality is considered 31 percent better than the national average. This experience is similar for severe allergy sufferers who can enjoy an 81 percent better pollution index when compared to cities nationwide.
  • Moderate summer temperatures average between 56 degrees Fahrenheit to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, making it easier for seniors to spend time enjoying the great outdoors. However, winter temperatures average between 27 degrees Fahrenheit to 52 degrees, which might make it difficult for seniors with conditions that are agitated by cold weather.

  • Locals in Charleston have access to transportation through the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT). Fares for seniors riding the KRT are discounted with a valid half-fare card or Medicare Card.

  • Charleston has an array of community resources for seniors, including Kanawha Valley Senior Services, an organization that assists seniors with Medicaid plan assistance, transportation services, nutrition and recreation programs.


Paying for Assisted Living in Charleston West

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in West Virginia

$4,295.00 Charleston
$4,150.00 Hurricane
$4,000.00 US
$3,995.00 Scott Depot

Assisted Living costs in Charleston start around $4,295 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Charleston and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Charleston West

Charleston does not cover assisted living under Medicaid, but eligible seniors could qualify for special needs circumstances and the supplemental security income (SSI) program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in West Virginia page. Financial Assistance in West Virginia Financial Assistance in West Virginia

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Charleston West

Charleston West and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Charleston West, please visit our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Charleston West

Charleston West-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in West Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in West Virginia page for more information about these laws.

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