May 27, 2020
A message to our Community,

Last week, Governor Justice contacted the West Virginia Healthcare Facility Licensing Agency, assigning them the task of beginning to develop a future plan to ease visitation restrictions for WV Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities.

Today, I was part of the first in a series of statewide conference calls to introduce this subject to all stakeholders.  On the conference call were representatives of our licensing agency, the WV Bureau of Public Health, senior advocates, and eldercare facility administrators throughout West Virginia.

The Licensing Agency stated at the onset that Governor Justice has absolutely no date in mind to begin to ease restrictions, which would allow the public to reenter eldercare facilities in West Virginia to visit their loved ones.  His only request of the group was to begin to develop a plan to ease restrictions once he decided that it was acceptable to determine a date to start the process.  The decisions to adopt a plan and implement a plan to ease restrictions are not up to each facility.  These decisions remain solely with the Governor.

We understand that this has been a difficult time for our residents, their family members and our staff.  Separation from loved ones in terrible – but restricting visitation so far has enabled us to protect our residents against the coronavirus.  The health and safety of residents and staff are our top priorities.

I will continue to update you, as I know more information. Thank you for your prayers and your patience.


Donald R. Kirsch

Our dedicated staff, including nurses who are on duty around the clock, are committed to the physical, emotional, and spiritual care of our residents.

The distinctive mid-century modern building has 52 private rooms, each with a private bath, small refrigerator, and wall safe. All the rooms have generous windows that overlook a verdant wooded area or Welty’s attractively landscaped grounds.

A sample floorplan of Welty Home rooms featuring a modest bedroom with a closet, and a small kitchen connected to a bathroom.

A sample floorplan of the Welty Home properties.

Welty Home Advantages


Outstanding Care
  • Nurses on duty 24 hours a day
  • Staff members who treat residents with kindness and respect
  • Home-cooked meals served in our beautiful dining room
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
Quality of Life
  • Daily Mass in our own chapel
  • Regular activities and trips
  • Full-service beauty salon on site
  • Complimentary transportation to medical appointments
  • Lovely gardens and comfortable common areas for socializing

Private Events at Good Shepherd Nursing Home

Commitment to Excellence
  • Welty consistently earns outstanding reviews on its government licensing survey. 
  • Staff genuinely care about residents and do their best to make every interaction with them helpful, pleasant, and kind.
Continuum of Care
  • Welty Home is part of a range of senior living options provided by the nonprofit Welty Corporation.
  • Residents in any Welty residence are able to move easily to another Welty property if their needs or preferences change. 

Elderly Welty residents lounging outside around a table and chairs.

Extensive renovations over the past few years have added to the elegance and comfort of Welty Home’s rooms, baths, and common areas. 
We invite you to come and see life at Welty Home.

To arrange a visit to Welty Homes, call Tess Gaudino at 304.242.5233 or schedule a tour online