1 Assisted Living Facility in Elkins, WV

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Colonial Place Assisted Living & Memo...

Provides: Assisted Living
301 Wilson Lane, Elkins, WV 26241
"The people at Colonial Place are very good and caring, but I wish they had a live-in dog or cat, which I think would be a real addition. They have activities and they pay a lot of attention to..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elkins

    The city of Elkins, which is situated on the edge of the Monongahela National Forest, was called a "small town gem" by the West Virginia Department of Commerce. The city is home to a little over 7,000 people, about 17 percent of which are over the age of 65.

    To support the senior population, Elkins has one assisted living facility, and there are two nearby for seniors to choose from. These facilities, as is the case with all the assisted living facilities in the state, are licensed by the Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elkins

    • Summers in Elkins are warm and humid with highs in the low-80s, and winters are short and chilly with lows around 20 degrees. The city receives about 69 inches of snow annually, which may be a consideration for seniors.
    • The cost of living in Elkins is about 20 percent lower than the national average, but the cost of health care in this city is about 11 percent higher than it is in other U.S. cities. This may be a consideration for seniors who are managing chronic conditions.
    • On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being high crime, the property and violent crime rates in Elkins are 42.8 and 73.3. This is compared to the U.S. averages of 38.1 and 31.1, respectively. While assisted living facilities ensure residents are protected by utilizing security technology, seniors may want to practice caution when they're out alone and ensure that their vehicles are locked at night.
    • Public transportation in Elkins is provided courtesy of Country Roads Transit, which offers several fixed routes throughout the region. All buses and vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts and ramps, and operators are trained to assist those who need mobility aids to safely get on and off the bus.
    • West Virginia is one of the handful of states that tax Social Security benefits, as well as other types of retirement income. However, seniors can claim deductions to minimize the taxes that they pay on this income. 
    • The Elkins area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Davis Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Elkins

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in West Virginia

    $4,000.00 US
    $4,000.00 Elkins
    $3,200.00 Morgantown
    $2,500.00 Grafton

    Assisted Living costs in Elkins start around $4,000 per month on average, which is on par with the 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 Elkins 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 Elkins

    At this time, West Virginia does not provide funding for assisted living services under Medicaid or any other state-funded programs. 

    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 Elkins

    Elkins 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 Elkins, please visit our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elkins

    Elkins-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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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Elkins

    • Review of Colonial Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

      The people at Colonial Place are very good and caring, but I wish they had a live-in dog or cat, which I think would be a real addition. They have activities and they pay a lot of attention to Moth... Read more

      Brenda
    • Review of Colonial Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

      Colonial Place was a very nice place. The staff was very nice, very professional, and very informative. The grounds were very nice, neat, and beautiful. The location was easy to get to. The apartme... Read more

      Carol
    • Review of Colonial Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

      We love Colonial place. Mom is safe and with caring people who enjoy her as much as she enjoys them. Read more

      L Reed 69
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