11 Assisted Living Facilities near Charleston, WV

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Charleston, WV

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Harmony at Southridge

Provides: Assisted Living
801 Peyton Way, Charleston, WV 25309
"Harmony at Southridge is located in Charleston, the capital city of West Virginia, just a short drive from local amenities like the Capitol Market and the Kanawha Players Theatre. Charleston is..." More

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Brookdale Charleston Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
800 Association Drive/Northgate Business Park, ...
"Brookdale Charleston Gardens is very nice and the help is pleasant. It's just a place that you would want your loved one to be. It's very clean, and the rooms are nice. They're individual rooms...." More

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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

Tender Heart Home Care Inc

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

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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

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

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Provides: Assisted Living
505 Caldwell Lane, Dunbar, WV 25064
"My aunt was in Sweetbriar in 2019. It was wonderful. The atmosphere is fantastic. It's a beautiful place. The rooms are big, it's very, very nice. It's just very much further for us to visit. And I..." 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

Marmet Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Sutphin Dr, Marmet, 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

    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.
      • In Charleston, as in the rest of West Virginia, all types of retirement income are subject to state income tax. However, there is a large deduction available for seniors whose income is below a certain amount. Additionally, the state’s sales and property tax rates are relatively low, which may also help to offset the state income tax.    
      • 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.
        • The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority provides local bus service in Charleston, operating nearly two dozen routes throughout the area. Seniors age 65 and over are eligible to ride for a reduced fare
        • 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

        Cities in West Virginia

        $4,013.00 Charleston
        $4,000.00 US
        $3,900.00 Scott Depot
        $3,230.00 Hurricane
        $2,820.00 Oak Hill

        Assisted Living costs in Charleston start around $4,013 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.

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        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.

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        Assisted Living near Charleston, WV

        Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Charleston

        • Review of Brookdale Charleston Gardens

          Brookdale Charleston Gardens is very nice and the help is pleasant. It's just a place that you would want your loved one to be. It's very clean, and the rooms are nice. They're individual rooms. It... Read more

        • Review of Brookdale Charleston Gardens

          We looked at Brookdale Charleston Gardens. It was very clean and tidy, and cleanliness was a big concern of ours going in. The staff we met were very pleasant, easy to talk to, very open, and hones... Read more

        • Review of Brookdale Charleston Gardens

          My brother has been in Brookdale Charleston Gardens for three weeks now. So far the staff has been very nice. He hasn't talked about the food, so it must be OK. I've been up there several times, bu... Read more

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