Disability Resources

Aging & Disability Resource Network

Mailing Address: 1400 Ohio Avenue, Suite B, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064

Phone:  866-981-2372

Services: The West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Network (ADRN) is a professionally staffed office that assists seniors and persons with disabilities find appropriate long-term services and supports. The ADRN professionals also help individuals apply for those services that suit their independent living and long-term care needs. An individual will receive as much assistance as necessary to locate and coordinate services.

Email: adrn@wvstateu.edu


Assisted Living Research Institute

Address: PO Box 45829, Seattle, WA 98145

Phone: 855-221-9611

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.

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West Virginia Disability Determination Section (DDS)

Address: 500 Quarrier Street, Suite 500 Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: 304-343-5055

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.


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