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HomeHealth Care & Safety

Health Care and Safety*

This online library is made up of authoritative, easy to use online resources on topics of interest to older adults. Click on the links below to start exploring the website of your choice.

WVU Medicine  Includes links in the upper right corner to “find a doctor” and “services” (including hospitals). 

Find Care (A Medicare database) Use this tool to identify and compare physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health care and more; then use google or other search engine to locate detailed websites for services and facilities you would like to learn more about. 

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade  A safety evaluation for many hospitals, presented by Leapfrog Group. 

Area Assisted Living and Nursing Homes  

Area Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Area Home Health Care Agencies

Hospice of the Panhandle For hospice or palliative care, and information on community resources. 

Home Instead Senior Care  One example of a provider for in-home aides.  

WV Division of Rehabilitation Services  Includes information on services for visual and hearing impairments (see menu on the right of this page).

National Council on Aging  Policy, security, and healthy living.

AARP Caregiving Resources

Adult Protective Services (WV Health and Human Resources)

The Best Hoyer Lifts of 2022   Descriptions and reviews from


Jefferson County Disaster Planning Resources

Jefferson County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster): Disaster Resources

Ready WV!
State disaster planning resources.

National Weather Service  Forecasts, weather records, safety tips, and much more. 

Power Outages (

Road Closures (WV Department of Highways)

Nixle  A community emergency information service.  This page provides instructions for alert signup and other options for accessing emergency bulletins.  (Managed by the Jefferson County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.)  

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