*The yearly costs are an average of private pay rates reported by a sampling of nursing homes in the state or metro area. Some nursings homes cost more than the average, and some cost less. 2012 data.
The Price Depends on Where You Live in West Virginia.
In the Charleston area for example, the average cost of a semi-private room was $232 per day. In the rest of the state, it was $240 daily.
The Highs and Lows of Costs in the State
The rates in our chart reflect average costs. There were many facilities that charged more or less than the average. A semi-private room in the state ranged from a low of $145 to a high of $445. That's a spread, for a year's cost, of $52,925 to $162,425.
The 2012 average of $238 was $9 higher than the 2011 average of $229 per day for a semi-private room.
|Rest of State||$240||$251|
West Virginia is Number 20 out of 51.
West Virginia ranked 20th for the cost of a nursing home room in the United States, according to this survey. Wisconsin ranked just above, and Michigan just under. The United States average cost for a semi-private room was $222 per day. A private room was $248.
Comparing Costs in West Virginia To Nearby States
You can look up the costs for any state at Nursing Home Prices in the U.S.
Most nursing homes provide room and meals, nursing (health) care, assistance with medications, and personal care assistance. Personal care assistance includes help with daily activities such as bathing, eating, toileting, and getting in or out of bed and chairs. Many nursing homes provide some sort of social programs also, with recreational activities, games, and entertainment.
Nursing Home Prices
in the U.S.
Rates for all 50 states
Data was compiled using hourly/daily cost averages as published in the MetLife Mature Market Institute Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs. This survey information came from the MetLife Mature Market Institute. The full report is available at the Institute's website.
Explanatory note about the survey:
"MetLife provides a "State Average" for each type of long-term care service in each state -the average of all rates for all sampled services in the state. In the states where MetLife includes average rates for one or more cities or areas within a state, these averages are specific to those areas."