Elderly Assistance

Adult Protective Services

Address: Fayette County Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)-1400 Virginia Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901

Phone: 304-465-9613

Fax: 304-465-7288

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Monday thru Friday

Reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation are made to Central Intake by calling 1-800-352-6513


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


Central WV Aging Services

Address: 1799 East Main Street, PO Box 119, Oak Hill, WV 25901

Phone: 304-465-0885 or toll-free at 1-800-681-0886

Fax: 304-465-0886

Services: Provides companion care and personal care services that are designed to take over or assist in the activities that elders need to be able to stay at home safely and with dignity. These may include medication and fluids reminders, light housekeeping, meal preparation, grooming or bathing assistance, transport to medical appointments, and running errands.


Hospice of Southern WV

Address: 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

Phone: 304-250-6040

Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours

Services: Hospice is a program designed to serve the needs of the terminally ill and their families. Hospice of Southern West Virginia (HSWV) services are provided primarily in the home but can be carried out at long-term facilities, personal care homes or at The Bowers Hospice House.

Hospice of Southern West Virginia’s mission is to provide compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care that promotes the highest quality of living during life-limiting illness and in times of grief to individuals, families and the communities we serve.

We strive to promote: respect, dignity, honesty, integrity, compassion empathy, ethics, competency and professionalism in everything that we do. Our staff and volunteers exemplify these core values each and every day.


Putnam County Aging Program

Oak Hill Nutrition Site
108 Lewis Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901
Mary Bragg, Center Director

Meadow Bridge Nutrition Site
8910 Sewell Creek Road, Meadow Bridge, WV 25976
Center Director: Mary Bragg

Smithers Nutrition Site
518 Michigan Avenue, Smithers, WV 25186
Center Director: Betty Wood

Phone: (304) 465-8484

Services: Nutritious Meals, Home Delivered Meals (to eligible Seniors), Social Interaction, Exercise, Daily Telephoning, Guest Speakers, Health Screenings – Blood Pressure, Health Fairs, Letter Reading and/or Writing, Monthly Parties – Birthday and Holiday, Trips and Picnics, Computer Classes with Internet Access, Family Caregiver Support Progam, Non-Emergency Medical Transport


Right at Home

Charleston: 304-344-0586

Beckley: 304-929-2670

Princeton: 304-425-1212


  • Non-medical, private duty companion and homemaker services
  • Stand-by assistance for bathing and dressing
  • Respite care for family caregivers
  • PT, OT, ST exercise reminders
  • Medication reminders
  • Laundry/housekeeping services
  • Meal preparation
  • Transportation/errands
  • Bathing/hygiene
  • Continence care/toileting
  • Feeding
  • Transfers
  • Wound care


Social Security Administration

Address: 307 Beckley Crossing, Beckley, WV 25801

Phone: 866-964-2042

Hours of Operation: Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday 9am-4pm, Wednesday 9am-12pm, Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday Closed, Sunday Closed


United Mine Workers of America

Address: 160 Heartland Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

Phone: 304-256-2600

Fax: 304-256-2626

Services: The United Mine Workers of America is a diverse union with membership that includes coal miners, manufacturing workers, clean coal technicians, health care workers, corrections officers and public employees throughout the United States and Canada. The UMWA is achieving significant success in providing workers with a voice on the job and financial security at home. Because of the union’s long-term emphasis on safety, UMWA members work in the safest environments in their respective industries. The UMWA continues the fight we began in 1890 for safe workplaces, good wages and benefits, and strong representation for working families throughout North America.


WV Bureau of Senior Services

Address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305 -Town Center Mall, 3rd level

Phone: 304-558-3317

Fax: 304-558-5609

Services: Providing senior programs and services that are offered throughout the state of West Virginia — from transportation to meals to exercise classes to in-home services. As our nation’s aging population grows, about 27,000 West Virginia Baby Boomers will turn 60 every year. The Bureau of Senior Services will continue to focus on the changing needs of older West Virginians and to lead the way with programs that promote health, dignity and independence.    


WV Caregivers through WVU Extension

Phone: 304-293-6967

Contact: Tony Michael


Online Resources

Assisted Living Options for Low Income Elders

AboutAssistedLiving.org Assisted Living Facilities offer many different housing options for seniors who want to live autonomously, but still require a little extra help to fully enjoy life. Of course, different people require various levels of care, ranging from communal housing to socializing to intensive medical intervention. There are also many options to help pay for assisted living. Whether the situation requires a little companionship, help with taking the proper medications, or more rigorous forms of support, you are sure to find an Assisted Living option that will be a perfect fit!

Assisted Living Research Institute 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.

Caring.com A leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet.

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Medicare Enrollment Guide: How and When to Enroll in Medicare in 2020

Explore a Career in Social Work
Social Work Concentrations – https://socialworklicensure.org/types-of-social-workers/
Licensing Requirements – https://socialworklicensure.org/articles/social-work-license-requirements/

How to Become a Hospice Social Worker – https://mastersinsocialworkonline.org/careers/hospice-social-worker/

Remote Mental Health Resources – https://mastersinsocialworkonline.org/resources/mental-health-resources/

Social work in West Virginia –https://mastersinsocialworkonline.org/states/west-virginia/