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Assisted Living in Parkersburg, WV

With approximately 30,000 residents, Parkersburg is West Virginia’s fourth-largest city. More than one in five is aged 65 or older, which is well above the national average. The community is located on the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers, which is ideal for commerce and recreation. Retirees enjoy a comfortable climate with less snow and slightly more rain than other parts of the county. You may also appreciate the city’s low cost of living that’s 25% below the national average. Housing is particularly affordable, and health care access is good with several medical facilities in the area.

Assisted living is a great option if you need extra help managing daily needs and performing activities around the house. These facilities provide 24-hour personal assistance, health and wellness checks, meals, recreational activities and plenty of amenities for a comfortable lifestyle. The median cost of care in Parkersburg is $5,444 per month according to Genworth Financial, which is higher than the state and national averages

This guide provides an overview of assisted living prices in Parkersburg and West Virginia. We’ve also included information about financial assistance programs and free resources that are available in the local area.

3 Assisted Living communities in Parkersburg, WV | 3 nearby communities

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1. Cedar Grove Assisted Living

110 Nicolette Rd, Parkersburg, WV, 26104

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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The Wyngate Parkersburg, Parkersburg, WV

2. The Wyngate Parkersburg

One Wyngate Drive, Parkersburg, WV, 26105

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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Love and Care, Parkersburg, WV

3. Love and Care

5368 Dupont Road, Parkersburg, WV, 26102

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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3 matching communities nearby Parkersburg

1. Elison Assisted Living & Memory Care of Marietta

150 Browns Road, Marietta, OH, 45750

Assisted Living

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2. Glenwood Community

200 Timberline Drive, Marietta, OH, 45750

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

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Arbors at Marietta, Marietta, OH

3. Arbors at Marietta

400 Seventh Street, Marietta, OH, 45750

Assisted Living

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Parkersburg

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in West Virginia. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in Parkersburg

Assisted living facilities in Parkersburg charge $5,444 per month on average. However, rates can vary depending on the facility’s location, amenities and offerings.

The Cost of Living in Parkersburg

Data from Genworth Financial’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey shows that assisted living in Parkersburg costs about $950 more than the national average and $1,284 more than the state median. Nationally, seniors pay about $4,500 per month. Across the state, you can expect to pay around $4,160 per month.

$5444

Parkersburg

$4160

West Virginia

$4500

The United States

Assisted living prices in Parkersburg are relatively high for the state, but Morgantown is even more expensive at $5,700. Prices are slightly lower in Huntington and Charleston at $4,875 and $4,750, respectively. If you’re looking for a more affordable location, consider Weirton ($3,800) or Wheeling ($3,675), where prices are several hundred dollars lower than the state median.

$5444

Parkersburg

$3675

Wheeling

$5700

Morgantown

$3800

Weirton

$4875

Huntington

$4750

Charleston

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Parkersburg

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in West Virginia

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in West Virginia.

Parkersburg Assisted Living Resources

ResourceContactService
Northwestern Area Agency on Aging(304) 242-1800Operated by the Bel-O-Mar Regional Council, this Area Agency on Aging is designed to be your first point of contact for information about age-related services, including assisted living, personal care, transportation and in-home assistance. This AAA serves seniors in Parkersburg and more than a dozen surrounding counties.
Wood County Senior Citizens Association(304) 485-6748The Wood County Senior Citizens Association works with the AAA and other state organizations to provide transportation, meals, recreational activities and other services that benefit older adults. Its senior center on Market Street is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services(800) 834-0598This government agency manages the state’s long-term care ombudsman program, an advocacy system for assisted living and nursing home residents and their families. It also provides information about Medicare, in-home care, healthy aging courses and other resources available to older adults.
West Virginia Senior Legal Aid(800) 229-5068Seniors aged 60 and older can contact this statewide legal aid hotline for free assistance. Attorneys help rural and disadvantaged seniors with civil matters, such as housing, consumer rights, debt collection, government benefits and health care decision-making. There are no income limits.
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council RSVP(304) 422-4993If you’re aged 55 or older and looking for social interaction, you can contact the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council to learn more about local volunteer opportunities. Nearly 500 seniors donate their time to serve the Red Cross, the Parkersburg Police Department and other local organizations.
WVU Parkersburg Senior Tuition(304) 424-8000West Virginia University offers two tuition discounts for seniors aged 65 and older at its Parkersburg campus. You can qualify for half-price tuition on credit classes. If you’re not seeking a degree, you can enroll for just $50 per course.

Parkersburg Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Parkersburg area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and Regulations for Assisted Living in West Virginia