Nursing Homes in West Virginia- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in West Virginia- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, West Virginia has a total of 121 active skilled nursing facilities and 9,795 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 1,775,156, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 181.23 persons in West Virginia. There were 8,837 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 90.22 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, West Virginia has added 0 new beds and lost 111 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for West Virginia and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.71 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.06 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.89 0.88
All Staff 3.65 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in West Virginia:

COVID-19 Infections in West Virginia Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in West Virginia there were a total of 24 new cases and 24 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in West Virginia

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

West Virginia lost 2 skilled nursing facilities and 111 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Summersville Regional Medical Center 52
Welch Community Hospital 59

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for West Virginia Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in West Virginia. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in West Virginia

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in West Virginia based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Webster Healthcare Center
411 ERBACON ROAD
COWEN, WV
7.33
War Memorial Hospital
1 HEALTHY WAY
BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
16.00
St. Mary's Hospital
2900 FIRST STREET
HUNTINGTON, WV
22.00
Fayetteville Healthcare Center
100 HRESAN BOULEVARD
FAYETTEVILLE, WV
22.00
St. Joseph's Hospital
AMALIA DRIVE #1
BUCKHANNON, WV
22.67
Cortland Acres Nursing Home
39 CORTLAND ACRES LANE
THOMAS, WV
24.67
Main Street Care
115 SUMMERS HOSPITAL ROAD, SUITE 300
HINTON, WV
24.67
United Transitional Care Center
327 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE
BRIDGEPORT, WV
26.00
E.A. Hawse Healthcare Center
18086 STATE ROUTE 55
BAKER, WV
26.67
Madison Park Healthcare
700 MADISON AVENUE
HUNTINGTON, WV
28.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in West Virginia based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Putnam Center
300 SEVILLE ROAD
HURRICANE, WV
218.83
Cedar Ridge Center
302 CEDAR RIDGE ROAD
SISSONVILLE, WV
213.33
Berkeley Springs Healthcare Center
456 AUTUMN ACRES ROAD
BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
207.83
Hilltop Center
152 SADDLESHOP ROAD
HILLTOP, WV
199.67
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Beckley Healthcare Center
100 HEARTLAND DRIVE
BECKLEY, WV
199.33
Canterbury Center
80 MADDEX DRIVE
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV
192.00
Charleston Healthcare Center
3819 CHESTERFIELD AVENUE
CHARLESTON, WV
186.50
Summers Healthcare Center
198 JOHN COOK NURSING HOME ROAD
HINTON, WV
183.00
Glasgow Health and Rehabilitation
120 MELROSE DRIVE, BOX 350
GLASGOW, WV
180.67
Eagle Pointe Healthcare Center
1600 27TH STREET
PARKERSBURG, WV
178.00
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Skilled Nursing Homes in West Virginia Compared to Nationwide

We have compared West Virginia nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. West Virginia performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 14.70 Higher
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.70 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 10.70 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.60 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 11.20 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.30 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 76.50 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.06 Lower
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.89 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.71 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.60 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.65 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.15 Lower
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.39 Lower
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.04 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 53.70 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 45.30 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.70 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.41 Higher
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.24 Higher
Number Of Fines 1.20 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 20,734.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 14.81 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 7.83 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 44.57 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.21 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 3.65 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 4.80 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.18 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 4.46 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 96.44 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 16.72 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 81.08 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 2.10 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 18.39 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 24.51 Higher
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 9.20 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 96.02 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 73.44 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 78.02 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 21.83 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 13.86 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.80 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.51 Higher