“Aging in place” is a lifestyle choice for older adults that refers to living the later years of your life in your home, rather than moving to a smaller home, assisted living or retirement community. This guide covers how to assess a home for safety improvements, opportunities for financial assistance and common modifications. Let’s get started!
A recent study conducted for the National Institute of Aging found that about 22 percent of elderly Americans age 71 and older—about 5.4 million people—are already experiencing some degree of decline in their mental faculties. The problem may not be severe enough to prevent taking care of their daily activities, but it can cause mild difficulty in completing those activities or in making complicated decisions.
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More than 1,500 people in residential care in West Virginia have Alzheimer’s disease as their primary diagnosis, and its complications are responsible for nearly 750 deaths among seniors. Memory care can help seniors manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia in a safe residential setting.
Memory care can take place in its own facility, or as part of a designated wing of another residential care community. Staff members of memory care units or facilities undergo specialized training in caring for those with memory impairment, and the facilities often coordinate social activities and schedules.
This guide will cover the cost of memory care in West Virginia, financial assistance options for paying for memory care, free memory care resources in the state, and a directory of memory care facilities in West Virginia.
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Assisted Living in West Virginia
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Families looking for assisted living in West Virginia (WV) have a wide array of communities to choose from, since estimated that there are more than 30,000 assisted living communities serving seniors across the U.S., and over 92 statewide. The state is also home to a rapidly growing number of senior citizens, with adults over 65 making up an estimated 19 percent of the population. A resident in an assisted living community in West Virginia will pay $3,619 per month on average.
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