7 Assisted Living Facilities near Morgantown, WV
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There are 7 Assisted Living Facilities in the Morgantown area, with 4 in Morgantown and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Morgantown is $3,175 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Morgantown. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Morgantown 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Monongahela with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Morgantown, WV
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Morgantown
Morgantown, West Virginia, is located in Monongalia County and has a population of nearly 30,000 people, 8% of whom are aged 65 or older. Local seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors might like visiting the West Virginia Botanical Garden, which features local and exotic flora and fauna as well as whimsical tree carvings.
To support those in this age group who require assistance with the tasks of daily living, there are four assisted living facilities in Morgantown, with three more in nearby communities. In West Virginia, including Morgantown, these facilities are called as assisted living residences and residential care communities, and they are licensed by the Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification Division of the Department of Health and Human Resources.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Morgantown
- Morgantown seniors benefit from West Virginia’s tax-friendly policies toward seniors. Pensions, retirement savings account withdrawals and Social Security benefits are only partially taxed.
- The Morgantown area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Mon Health Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Morgantown's cost of living index is 96.7. That is 14% higher than the state average and on par with the national baseline of 100. Seniors and their families may expect to pay twice as much as the state average for housing costs, which may indirectly impact operating costs at nearby assisted living facilities.
- Property crime and violent crime rates are on par with the national averages at 19 and 32.2, respectively. This may give seniors confidence while running errands or attending appointments in town.
Summers in Morgantown are hot and rainy, with July highs of 84 and 43 inches of annual rain, compared to the U.S. median of 38 inches. Although January lows hit 22, the annual snowfall in Morgantown matches the national average at 28 inches. Seniors moving here from other areas of West Virginia are likely to find the weather similar to what they're used to. There are 155 days in the town each year, 50 fewer days than the national average.
- At 61, air quality in Morgantown is slightly above the national median of 58. This means seniors with COPD and asthma may not find their condition worsening as a result of air quality.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Morgantown
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Morgantown start around $3,175 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 Morgantown 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 Morgantown
Morgantown seniors can seek assistance with the costs of assisted living via West Virginia’s Medicaid waiver, known as the Personal Care Option. This waiver covers personal care but not room and board expenses.
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 Morgantown
Morgantown 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 Morgantown, please visit our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Morgantown
Morgantown-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 Morgantown, WV
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Morgantown
Review of Harmony at Morgantown
Harmony at Morgantown is one of the most beautiful places for assisted living and independent living that I've seen. It's an extremely reasonable price for such a great facility. The facility is ju... Read more
Review of Harmony at Morgantown
The tour at Harmony at Morgantown was very good. We were very impressed with the facility, and it had everything that we would need. It was very clean. The staff was very courteous, and they answer... Read more
Review of Personal Care at Evergreen Inc
Just a horrible place. The staff doesn't care and the management doesn't care. They hide it all behind a sweet facade. Beware Read more