3 Assisted Living Facilities near Saint Marys, WV

1 Assisted Living Facility in Saint Marys, WV

Heritage at St Marys

Provides: Assisted Living
1809 NORTH PLEASANTS HIGHWAY, Saint Marys, WV 2...
"Every resident here becomes part of a wonderful extended family! " More

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Elmcroft of Marietta

Provides: Assisted Living
150 Browns Road, Marietta, OH 45750
"My Mother has been a resident of this facility for a few years. She tells me almost every time we talk how happy she is here. The staff is beyond wonderful and caring. It was a difficult decision..." More

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Glenwood Community

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Timberline Drive, Marietta, OH 45750
"The Pines was excellent. It's the assisted living of Glenwood Community. The setup was very nice, and we liked it because it had an area set up for people to garden. Residents could have their own..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Saint Marys

    St. Marys, which is a small city in Pleasants County, West Virginia, was established in 1849 By Alexander Creel, who believed that he had a vision of Mary as he passed the town by boat on the nearby Ohio River. Today, the city is home to over 2,000 people.

    Pleasants County, the county in which St. Marys is located, has a population of about 7,500 and a sizable senior community. Here, adults over the age of 65 make up about nearly 19 percent of the population. To support seniors, Pleasants County has assisted living facilities. These facilities, which are officially called assisted living residences and residential care communities, 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 Saint Marys

    • St. Marys' overall cost of living is almost 20 percent below the national median. Seniors can expect to spend slightly less on health care expenses and about 14 percent less on transportation expenses here than elsewhere in the country.
    • On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 representing low crime, St. Marys' property and violent crime rates are 41.5 and 44.5, compared to the U.S. averages of 38.1 and 31.1. This may be a consideration for seniors who enjoy being out alone in the city.
    • St Marys experiences warm summers with highs around 83 degrees and chilly winters with lows around 22 degrees. The city is partly cloudy throughout the year, receiving 173 sunny days annually, compared to the national average of 205 sunny days. However, the city only receives measurable precipitation 93 days out of the year, which may appeal to seniors who enjoy being active outdoors.
    • While West Virginia seniors are taxed on their Social Security benefits and other types of retirement income, there are deductions that they can claim to offset those taxes.
    • St. Marys has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Pleasants Senior Nutrition, an organization that provides seniors with hot meals five days a week, as well as one senior center.
    • The St. Marys area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Charleston.

      Paying for Assisted Living in Saint Marys

      Average Monthly Costs

      Cities in West Virginia

      $4,000.00 US
      $3,760.00 Bridgeport
      $3,625.00 Marietta
      $3,085.00 Cambridge
      $2,275.00 Parkersburg

      Assisted Living costs in Saint Marys start around $0 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys

      Currently, West Virginia does not pay for assisted living services through any state-funded programs, including Medicaid.

      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 Saint Marys

      Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys, please visit our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.

      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Saint Marys

      Saint Marys-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 Saint Marys

      • Review of Heritage at St Marys

        Heritage at St Marys was very nice, modern, and clean. It felt like it was a high-end type place and was a lovely facility. Read more

      • Review of Heritage at St Marys

        Everybody was warm and welcoming at Heritage. It was very clean and homey. The staff all seemed very kind and caring. Read more

      • Review of Heritage at St Marys

        Every resident here becomes part of a wonderful extended family! Read more

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