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Many Americans face new worries as they age, such as how to pay for the medications they need or whether they can continue to live independently.

West Virginians may find answers to such questions at The website lists medical equipment suppliers, pharmacies, hospitals, independent living and assisted living communities, nursing homes and hospice facilities. Users can search by ZIP code to find services close to home.

West Virginia’s population is aging faster than the national average. Residents age 60-plus are projected to make up nearly a third of the state population by 2030.

Another useful resource is the West Virginia Consumer Guide: Helping Families Make Informed Choices About Care. To request a copy, email or call 866-227-7458 toll-free.

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