Assisted Living Research Institute
Address: PO Box 45829, Seattle, WA 98145
Services: Seniors and people with disabilities often need supportive living options. When the time comes to start considering your options for assisted living, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of housing options. Not only are there different categories of assisted living to choose from, there are also a plethora of homes from which to choose. The right choice depends on a number of factors, including support needs, expense, and personal preference.
Once a home is chosen, there’s still a significant barrier to overcome: figuring out how to pay for it. There are a number of different options, but it’s important to choose the option that will allow for comfortable living now, while also ensuring your resources aren’t used up too quickly.
This guide helps those searching for assisted living homes overcome the two main barriers: choosing a home and figuring out how to pay for it. In this guide, you will learn about the different types of assisted living homes, how to choose the right home for you, how to pay for that home, and state-specific resources to assist you in your search.
West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Network (ADRN)
Address: 1400 Ohio Avenue, Suite B, Dunbar, WV 25064
Services: The West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Network (ADRN) and our partner agencies are a bridge to available resources to assist you and your family with questions about long-term care services and supports that may allow you or your loved one to remain at home and active in the community for as long as possible.
At the ADRN, you will find professionally trained staff that can answer your questions about programs and other resources available in your area, how to access these services, and can also assist you in applying for those programs and supports that best suit your independent living and long-term care needs.
The ADRN is a state-funded resource and is a division of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services. The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services does not endorse or recommend any agency or business listed. The help that you receive from the ADRN will empower you to make informed choices and decisions regarding long-term care. It is recommended that you contact an ADRN partner for more specific information and for a comprehensive assessment of your needs. You can also visit our on-line resource database to see what services are available to meet your needs.
West Virginia Disability Determination Section (DDS)
Address: 500 Quarrier Street, Suite 500 Charleston, WV 25301
Services: The Disability Determination Section (DDS), in agreement with the Social Security Administration, determines medical eligibility for Social Security Disability for West Virginians. These benefits include Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims.
While administered in West Virginia by the state Division of Rehabilitation Services, the DDS is federally regulated and funded entirely through the Social Security Administration. The volume of claims is substantial, yet our DDS staff take pride in providing individualized, accurate services to all who apply for assistance.
Our mission is to process Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income disability claims in a manner that is accurate, timely, compassionate and cost-effective.