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

The entrance awning of the Braddock Apartments.

Braddock Apartments

The Braddock Apartments are lovely, comfortable homes for people over 65. The apartments’ location – on the campus of Good Shepherd Nursing Home – make them perfect for people with a spouse or other close family member living at Good Shepherd.

Spacious, convenient apartments on the campus of Good Shepherd Nursing Home

Perfect for people with a spouse or other close family member living at Good Shepherd

Services & Amenities

Braddock Apartments offer many advantages:

  • Daily contact with loved ones at Good Shepherd – without going outdoors
  • Each unit includes a generous living/dining area, kitchen, one or two bedrooms, and a bathroom equipped with a washer and dryer
  • Residents can easily visit family at Good Shepherd and their family members who are able can visit them
  • Available meal delivery from Good Shepherd chefs
  • Well-designed living space with wide doorways that enable wheelchair access
  • Many conveniences, including heated bathroom floors
  • Emergency alert pull cords in the bathroom and bedroom, and emergency alert lanyards for residents to wear if they choose
  • Comfortable common areas, including a lounge with a fireplace, piano and kitchen; residents may reserve this area for private gatherings
  • Reserved parking

Example 1-bedroom Floorplan

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