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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Parkersburg, WV for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Parkersburg, WV below include 12 Assisted Living facilities with 36 reviews. On average in Parkersburg, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 3.13 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Parkersburg

The Department of Health and Human Resources regulates assisted living facilities in Parkersburg and across the state. This office is responsible for ensuring that assisted living facilities comply with all state and national laws and regulations. It conducts unannounced and scheduled inspections of all facilities on a regular basis. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Parkersburg

  • Parkersburg has a very high crime rate and is ranked as safer than only 4% of cities across the country. The majority of crime incidents that take place are property related, and the city has a relatively low rate of violent crime. Seniors who are concerned about crime can rest assured that most assisted living facilities have 24/7 security systems and secure access for residents’ safety. 
  • The city receives an average of 16 inches of snow each year while the United States average is 28. The summers are generally mild making this city an ideal place to retire for seniors looking to spend time enjoying the outdoors in all seasons. 
  • West Virginia is tax-friendly to retirees. The state does tax all forms of retirement income, but seniors can claim a tax deduction to offset some of these costs. It has some of the lowest property and sales taxes in the country. All together, this results in seniors being able to live fairly comfortably on a limited income in Parkersburg. 
  • The cost of living in Parkersburg is 11.9% lower than the national average. This means that seniors living in the city can afford to enjoy their retirement years and have extra income available to partake in all that the city has to offer. 
  • Free transportation for seniors is available in the city. The Wood County Senior Citizens Association transports seniors to nonemergency medical appointments and other essential appointments or errands. 
  • The air quality in Parkersburg is generally very good with very few pollutants. This ensures that seniors can safely enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Parkersburg

Assisted living costs an average of $4,769 per month in Parkersburg according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020. In West Virginia, the average monthly cost is $4,000, and the national median is $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,769 per month, the cost of care in Parkersburg is only slightly higher than the state average. The most affordable city in West Virginia is Huntington at $3,775 per month, while the most expensive option is Morgantown at a monthly average of $5,810. The capital city of Charleston is a cheaper option as the average senior in the city pays $4,000 per month for assisted living.

Parkersburg

$4,769

West Virginia

$4,000

The United States

$4,300

Huntington

$3,775

Morgantown

$5,810

Charlestown

$4,000

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In addition to assisted living, seniors living in Parkersburg have access to a variety of other senior care options. At the lower end of the cost scale, adult day care has a monthly average cost of $2,058. Home care and home health care are good options for seniors wishing to remain in their own homes. Both of these options have a monthly average cost of $3,718. The average senior in a nursing home pays $9,384 for a semiprivate room and $9,779 for a private room each month. 

Adult day care

$2,058

Assisted living

$4,769

Home care

$3,718

Home health care

$3,718

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9,384

Nursing home (private room)

$9,779

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Parkersburg

West Virginia has a Medicaid waiver available to help Parkersburg seniors with the costs associated with assisted living. Known as the Medicaid Personal Care option, this waiver covers care costs, although it does not cover room and board.

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 Parkersburg

The city of Parkersburg has a number of activities and services offered by government departments and nonprofit organizations for the benefit of seniors. Some of these services may be of interest to older adults in assisted living facilities and those who are considering making the move to long-term care in the city.

ResourceContactService
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services(304) 558-3317The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services is a government department that offers a range of senior services to benefit residents aged 60 and over. Programs provided include food, fitness, chronic disease management and prevention, legal aid, respite care and emergency preparedness. In addition, it offers long-term care ombudsman services to protect the rights of seniors in assisted living facilities and similar settings.
Wood County Senior Citizens Association Senior Center(304) 485-6748The Wood County Senior Citizens Association is a nonprofit organization that operates a senior center in Parkersburg. The center offers a range of activities to seniors aged 60 and over. A hot lunch is served each day at the center, and seniors are encouraged to spend time enjoying the meal and socializing with others. Some of the activities offered at the center include reading, card games, fitness classes, computer classes and outings to local events or attractions. There is a full-time director who coordinates activities and outings for seniors.
West Virginia Department of Veterans Services Parkersburg(304) 420-4982This field office of the Department of Veterans Services helps eligible seniors to navigate the complex system of VA benefits. A specially trained Veterans Service Officer is on hand to support veterans and to help them or their surviving spouses to understand and apply for available benefits. Additionally, the officer can provide assistance with completing forms and gathering supporting documents in regards to benefit claims.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Virginia

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Bbgr2

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Cedar Grove Assisted Living

Overall, the nurses & staff are very nice. Great front porch with flowers, trees, & bird houses. My greatest concern is the food - the menu looks more appropriate for school children: corn dogs,...

Provider response

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about our facility. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and the beautiful outdoor area. We apologize for any negative experience with our...

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abcgang

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Willows Center

Rooms are old and not updated. Staff is friendly but, they are not consistent with the care they should give. No one really get involved with the patients to do any activities. When they say they...

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stanley dog1

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Cedar Grove Assisted Living

very nasty it smells like urine and bathroom has bm in guest bathroom on wall and floors very small rooms only thing is good about this place they are friendly and activities is wonderful i would...

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