11 Assisted Living Facilities near Charleston, WV
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There are 11 Assisted Living Facilities in the Charleston area, with 8 in Charleston and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Charleston is $3,052 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,465. Cheaper nearby regions include Scott Depot with an average starting cost of $3,660.
To help you with your search, browse the 33 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Charleston. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Charleston 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Scott Depot with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Charleston, WV
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Charleston
Charleston is the capital city of West Virginia and is widely recognized for its rich history and cultural amenities. The impressive 293-foot dome of the State Capitol is five feet higher than the dome of the U.S. Capitol and is gilded in 23 1/2 karat gold leaf. This vibrant city is home to a little over 47,000 people and has a large senior community that makes up more than 17% of the population.
The Charleston area has 10 assisted living facilities, including seven that are located within the city proper. These facilities may be categorized as assisted living residences or residential care communities, depending on the needs of the residents they serve. They are licensed and monitored by the Department of Health and Human Resources.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Charleston
- Charleston is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- The Charleston area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Charleston has an array of community resources for seniors, including the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, an organization that provides meal delivery, exercise classes and special events for area seniors, as well as one senior center.
- While the overall cost of living in Charleston is slightly higher than the statewide average, it is about 15% lower than the national average, which may make it an affordable option for budget-minded seniors.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Charleston
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Charleston start around $3,052 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
Qualifying seniors who reside in an assisted living facility in Charleston may have some personal care services covered through the Medicaid Personal Care Program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.
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
Charleston 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, please visit our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Charleston
Charleston-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.
Other Options in Charleston, WV
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Charleston
Review of Brookdale Charleston Gardens
Brookdale Charleston Gardens was the best of the ones we've visited. My grandmother has been pleased with the food. She's always gone to church and they set the computer up so that her church could... Read more
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
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