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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Wheeling, WV for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Wheeling, WV below include 8 Assisted Living facilities with 26 reviews. On average in Wheeling, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wheeling

The Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification oversees assisted living facilities in West Virginia. It is part of the state's Department of Health & Human Resources. Community licensing and regulation ensure a high standard of care and service. Seniors and their families can easily search the office's online database for details about assisted living communities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wheeling

 

  • Wheeling's cost of living is quite low, and this can help seniors balance their budgets more easily. On a scale of 100 points (with the U.S. average at 100), Wheeling scores 76. The city's housing score is 36.5, and its transportation, utilities and grocery categories also come in below average. Seniors who live on fixed incomes may appreciate the city's lower costs.
  • Health care costs in Wheeling fall slightly below the national average at 99 on a 100-point scale. While this is not especially low, it can still give seniors a 1% discount on health care expenses compared to the average U.S. resident.
  • The Wheeling Hospital offers full-service health care to the city's residents. Services include cancer care, cardiology, emergency care, surgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation. Stroke care, sleep medicine and pain management are also available.
  • Wheeling's climate is somewhat mixed. Summers are comfortable with a score of 8.9 out of 10 on the comfort index, and July's average highs come in at 84 degrees. Winters, however, are chilly and snowy. The city also gets more rainfall than average. Seniors who live in assisted living communities don't have to worry much about the weather, however. Most of what they need is right in the facility, and transportation is often available for appointments and errands.
  • Crime rates in Wheeling may pose a concern for some seniors. While property crime rates fall slightly below the national average at 34.5 compared to 35.4, violent crime comes in at 48.4 compared to the U.S. average of 22.7. Fortunately, seniors may find peace of mind in an assisted living community. Facilities usually offer secured entries, 24-hour staffing and emergency response systems to increase residents' safety.

Paying for Assisted Living in Wheeling

 

Assisted living costs in Wheeling run about $3,675 per month, but prices may vary based on accommodations and care packages.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Wheeling's assisted living rates are relatively inexpensive compared to rates in other locations. They fall below the state and national averages by $485 and $825, respectively. Assisted living communities in other West Virginia cities charge considerably more for their services than those in Wheeling. Morgantown's prices are highest at $5,700, and Parkersburg's rates come in at $5,444. Costs in Huntington and Charleston are also more expensive than those in Wheeling by $1,200 and $1,075, respectively.

Wheeling

$3,675

West Virginia

$4,160

United States

$4,500

Charleston

$4,750

Morgantown

$5,700

Parkersburg

$5,444

Huntington

$4,875

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Wheeling have many options when it comes to senior care. Nursing home care costs more than assisted living by over $3,470 per month, but nursing homes offer more complex care packages. Seniors who prefer to remain at home might choose in-home care or home health care for $3,432 per month, which is a bit less than assisted living. Home health care offers light medical services.

In-Home Care

$3,432

Home Health Care

$3,432

Assisted Living Facility

$3,675

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,148

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wheeling

Seniors in Wheeling may be able to receive financial support to help with the costs of assisted living through West Virginia’s waiver known as the Medicaid Personal Care Option. Although this waiver covers personal care, it doesn't cover room and board expenses.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in West Virginia page.

Financial Assistance in West Virginia

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 Wheeling

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wheeling

 

Wheeling Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in West Virginia are required to follow. Visit ourAssisted Living in West Virginia page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in West Virginia

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of Elmhurst House of Friendship

Elmhurst- The House-Friendship is a very beautiful place. It was built in the 1800s with additions. It has a a very beautiful, Victorian feel, but the dining room is beyond beautiful. They have a...

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cgwest

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Booker T. Washington Plaza

Booker t was a good place for me to stay. It was relatively cheap since i got disability and couldnt afford an exspensive place. The place was nice and clean there were workers to clean the...

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