He had been missing since late Sunday morning, but around 4:40 p.m. Monday, crews found Clifford Messer in Milton.
The 80-year-old man was reported missing late Sunday morning when he walked out of Morris Memorial Nursing Home.
He was found along James River Turnpike not far from the nursing home.
Messer suffers from Alzheimer's.
A firefighter from Mason County spotted him on the bank of a creek.
He was disoriented but in good condition.
Several departments were involved in the search for Mr. Messer, including State Police, the Cabell County Sheriff's Department and fire departments from Culloden, Ona and Mason County.