Leader in Assisted Living Services

In and Around the Fairmont, WV Area

Leader in Assisted Living Services

In and Around the Fairmont, WV Area.

Fitzwater’s Assisted Living is the Leader in Senior Living Services

Fitzwater’s Assisted Living is the leader in senior living services for the Fairmont, West Virginia area. For over thirty-five years we have been providing elder care services. At Fitzwater’s Assisted Living our residents are cared for and cared about just as if they are family. We strive for excellence and the total satisfaction of our senior residents and their families every single day. For Fitzwater’s Assisted Living compassion begins with empathy and respect for the lives of our residents.

List of Services & Options Offered at Both Chandler House & Sterling Place

  • Private & Semi-Private Rooms
  • Married Couples are Welcomed
  • Home Cooked Meals
  • Help With Daily Activities
  • Medication Management
  • Health Care Services
  • Barber & Beautician Onsite
  • Visits Daily Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Barbecues
  • Church Services
  • Dog Therapy
  • Birthday Parties
  • Picnics
  • Residents’ Garden
  • Hospice Care

Hospice Care Available at Fitzwater’s Assisted Living

Hospice is a special  concept of care  designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient’s last days by offering  comfort and dignity.

The History of Hospice Care

The word “hospice” stems from the Latin word “hospitium” meaning guesthouse. It was originally used to describe a place of shelter for weary and sick travelers returning from religious pilgrimages. During the 1960’s, Dr. Cicely Saunders, a British physician began the modern hospice movement by establishing St. Christopher’s Hospice near London. St. Christopher’s organized a team approach to professional care giving, and was the first program to use modern pain management techniques to compassionately care for the dying. The first hospice in the United States was established in New Haven, Connecticut in 1974. Today there are more than 4,700 hospice programs in the United States. Hospice programs cared for 965,000 people enrolled in Medicare in 2006, and nearly 1.4 million people in the United States in 2007. Hospice is not a place but a concept of care. Eighty percent of hospice care is provided in the patient’s home, family member’s home and in nursing homes. Inpatient hospice facilities are sometimes available to assist with care giving.