12 Assisted Living Facilities near Parkersburg, WV
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There are 12 Assisted Living Facilities in the Parkersburg area, with 3 in Parkersburg and 9 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Parkersburg is $2,275 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,465.
To help you with your search, browse the 34 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Parkersburg. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Parkersburg 3.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Marietta with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Parkersburg, WV
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Parkersburg
Parkersburg is located beside the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers in West Virginia. It is the third largest city in the state with a population of 29,675 people, 18.8% of whom are seniors. Parkersburg residents aged 65 years of age or older who need some help with their activities of daily living (ADLs) can choose from among the area's three assisted living facilities.
In Parkersburg and throughout the rest of the state, these facilities are called Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) or Residential Care Communities (RCCs). ALRs and RCCs are regulated by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Parkersburg
Crime in Parkersburg is higher on average than in the rest of the country. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the most dangerous environment possible, Parkersburg scores a 28.4 for violent crime and a 59.6 for property crime. Seniors can talk to their assisted living providers about ways to stay safe.
- The Parkersburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Camden Clark Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors in Parkersburg can take advantage of West Virginia's retirement tax benefits. The state only partially taxes withdrawals from retirement accounts. Social Security and public and private pensions are also only partially-taxed.
- Parkersburg is generally a very affordable place to live for seniors on a budget. The overall cost of living is 21.4% below the national average. The least expensive spending sector is housing, which is more than 50% lower than the average in the rest of the United States.
- The climate is Parkersburg is quite rainy, with an average of 42 inches of rain per year, and can get very cold in the winter with an average mid-January low of 23 degrees. It also does not get as many sunny days as the rest of the country, with just 179 days per year. The cold and wet weather is a concern for seniors who prefer milder temperatures.
- Parkersburg is part of the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority, which administers the Easy Rider public bus service. Seniors benefit from a reduced fare that is less than 50% of the cost of a regular fare.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Parkersburg
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Parkersburg start around $2,275 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 Parkersburg 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 Parkersburg
Parkersburg seniors who need help affording assisted living services can apply for West Virginia's Personal Care Services Medicaid waiver. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources also offers financial assistance to seniors in need.
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 Parkersburg
Parkersburg 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 Parkersburg, please visit our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Parkersburg
Parkersburg-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 Parkersburg
Review of Cedar Grove Assisted Living
My grandmother lives here. For what she can afford, they take good care of her. Her room is very small but the building is kept very clean. They have activities most days and the food is very good.... Read more
Review of The Wyngate Parkersburg
My mother-in-law was a resident of The Wyngate. The food was excellent, and the staff was always nice and tried to be helpful. They dont offer sufficient training, and they can't deal with someone... Read more
Review of Cedar Grove Assisted Living
Cedar Grove was more of a nursing home, not assisted living. It was not appropriate for my father. The location was nice, but the inside was not that nice. The staff members were very nice, but whe... Read more