On this West Virginia Week, we learned about plants that can thrive in former mine lands, we kayaked along the Gauley River, we learned about an art exhibit inspired by recent cuts at West Virginia University, and we saw dogs fly from Charleston to Michigan to reach their forever homes.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
An annual survey shows long-term and home health care costs in West Virginians are outpacing such costs nationally.
The Cost of Care Survey released Monday by Genworth Financial shows the median hourly cost of home health aide services in West Virginia has increased 3.8 percent annually over the past five years. Nationally, the annual increase was 1.3 percent.
West Virginia’s median hourly rate for homemaker services increased 3.6 percent annually during the same period. Nationally, the annual increase was about 1 percent.
The median cost of a private nursing home room increased 5 percent annually in West Virginia, compared to about 4.2 percent nationally.
The annual cost of care in an assisted living facility in West Virginia rose 6.5 percent, compared to 4.3 percent nationally.