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Braley Care Homes was created from a father and son’s passion for quality assisted living in a home-like environment, spawned from their experience in the mental health field.

Chris and Dean Braley opened Braley Care Homes on March 29, 2005. Braley Care Homes expanded into Alzheimer’s and Dementia care in 2008. Chris Braley is the owner and administrator of Braley Care Homes and it remains the only free standing Alzheimer’s Dementia care Facility in West Virginia. Our facility was built with dementia care in mind and is the ideal environment for someone with this disease. It is locked 24 hours per day and has a beautiful outdoor courtyard with a pastoral view, which is secure at all times. Our activities and behavior programming is geared toward meeting each individual’s needs, which helps keep their anxiety level down and reduces the risk of behavior.   Chris Braley has a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work and is an LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker). Chris has worked in the mental health field for almost 20 years, and knows that quality care comes best in a homelike environment. Chris shares, “dementia is not only in my professional life, but also in my personal life. My grandmother and father suffered from dementia, so I know the pain the families go through as they watch helplessly as their love one suffers. I like to think that Braley Care home is able to lessen this helpless feeling for families, at least this is my goal.”

Meet the Braley Care Homes Staff

Chris Braley, LICSW

Owner / Administrator

Helen Herbert, LPN

Assistant Administrator

Stevi Snyder, B.S.

Activities Coordinator

Linda Barnett

Head Cook

Rita Woodall, RN, CHPN

Supervising RN

Sweetie Braley

Activities Assistant