6 Memory Care Facilities in Kanawha County, WV
The average cost of memory care in Kanawha County is $4,870 per month. This is lower than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Kanawha County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Kanawha County 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Putnam County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Kanawha County, WV
What to Consider About Memory Care in Kanawha County
Kanawha County, which includes West Virginia's capital and most populous city Charleston, has more than 183,000 people. Many of the 38,000 seniors in West Virginia who have Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia live in Kanawha County. There are four memory care facilities in the area that can provide care for this group.
The state of Virginia officially calls these facilities Assisted Living Residences (ALRs), and they may or may not contain Alzheimer’s/dementia special care units (ASCUs). Kanawha County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as West Virginia OrthoNeuro, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Particle pollution has improved from seven to zero high pollution days in Kanawha County from 2007 to 2015, so seniors with breathing problems shouldn't be concerned that the air will worsen their condition. The county has a passing grade for annual particle pollution and a "C" for ozone.
- On average, Kanawha County is cloudier and wetter than other parts of the country. The county gets 46 inches of rain and 32 inches of snow per year. Winters are cold and summers can be hot and humid, so families should consider whether their loved ones would enjoy living in such an environment.
- For families seeking an affordable lifestyle for their loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia, the overall cost of living in Kanawha county is 15 percent below the national average. Housing, in particular, is nearly 50 percent lower than the U.S. average.
- For seniors, Social Security income is only taxable if their total income is above $50,000 per year. For 401(k)s, IRAs, and pensions, the first $6,000 of income per year is deductible. These West Virginia tax policies may make memory care more affordable for families on limited budgets.
Paying for Memory Care in Kanawha County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Kanawha County start around $5,156 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kanawha County 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 Memory Care in Kanawha County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in West Virginia page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in West Virginia page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Kanawha County
Kanawha County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Kanawha County, please visit our Memory Care in West Virginia page.
Directory of Winners in the Kanawha County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kanawha County
Kanawha County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in West Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in West Virginia page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Kanawha County, WV
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kanawha County
Review of Harmony at Southridge
We looked at the memory care and assisted living at Harmony at Southridge for my mom. It looks like a pleasant place to live. The rooms were nice. The thing I liked about the memory care is that th... Read more
Review of Glasgow Health and Rehabilitation Center
My mother spent the last 5 months of her life here and becsuse of her nurses and director Robin, I knew she was loved and cared for.When I dropped in a day early, my mothers room was neat as a pin,... Read more