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The legal licensing term for Assisted Living in the State of Wisconsin is Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Community-Based Residential Facilities and Adult Family Homes. The governing body that licenses Assisted Living and retirement homes in the State of Wisconsin is Bureau of Assisted Living through the Division of Quality Assurance. For the purposes of this document, we will refer to facilities in general as “assisted living facilities”, even though they may be licensed as residential care facilities or AFHs.

Overview of Assisted Living Facilities in Wisconsin

There are nearly 4,000 assisted living facilities in the Badger State, established taking care of the elderly. The residents in these communities can generally take care of themselves. They will only require a particular level of assistance that they need to flourish, such as healthcare, access to social events/opportunities, and attentive caregivers.

Residents of Wisconsin assisted living facilities will get help with meal prep, laundry, showering, 24-hour surveillance, housekeeping and more. Most residents usually live in a private living space – just like a condo or apartment – with a private kitchen and bathroom. Elderly couples are generally allowed to stay together.

Residents of assisted living facilities in Wisconsin can choose the level and type of senior care services they need help with. They also get to enjoy an excellent level of socialization and can participate in organized residential excursions and trips to the movies, museums, and the beautiful Wisconsin landmarks.

Unit Requirements & Regulations for Assisted Living in Wisconsin

First, all assisted living facilities in Wisconsin must comply with the regular building codes for the city they are in. That includes all ordinances and zoning requirements. They must also comply with the Wisconsin admin code chapter DHS 83 sub chapters 4, 5 and 6. These pertain to the safety and the physical environment and any additional requirements to keep senior care facility residents safe. The minimum number of beds allowed in a Wisconsin assisted living facility is 5. The minimum sleeping room size can hold a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 100 square feet, which depends on the licensing that a particular facility has in their classification.

There are three classifications for seniors who are residents at assisted living facilities in Wisconsin: 1) ambulatory is number one and that means that seniors can walk by themselves without use of ambulation equipment, which means walkers, wheelchairs and the like; 2) Semi ambulator, which means that the seniors do use ambulatory equipment like wheelchairs and walkers; and 3) Non-ambulatory, meaning that the seniors are wheelchair-bound.

The next consideration in assisted living licensing is determining whether the structure for the Wisconsin assisted living facility is new or old construction. Another question is, are the units private or shared occupancy? All the construction requirements including all the fire safety and all accessibility depend on the size of the facility and on the class of the facility. The class is defined by whether or not the residents of the senior care facility can evacuate on their own in an emergency, respond to fire alarms and act on their own without any verbal or physical prompting.

For the bathroom requirements, there must be one toilet one sink and either a tub or shower unit for every 10 residents.

Cost and Payment Options for Assisted Living in Wisconsin

Statewide, the cost for assisted living in Wisconsin is currently $4,300 monthly, and that is $300 over the national average which is $4,000. The cheapest assisted living facilities are in Lacrosse at $2,638 per month average cost, which is well below the national average. The costliest assisted living facilities are in Milwaukee at $4,264 average, Wausau at $4,644 and Sheboygan at $4,674. The city that hits the top at most expensive is Oshkosh at $5,000 average cost.

When you consider dementia and Alzheimer’s care, it will bring you to a range of $860 to $1,290 extra over the top of the above figures, bringing the most expensive city of Oshkosh to $6,000+ estimated monthly cost with memory and Alzheimer's care.

For seniors who are struggling to cover the high cost of senior living in Wisconsin, MAPC Medical Assistance Personal Care Program will cover assisted living personal care services only, but not room & board. The income cap for this program is $2,313. There may be a spend-down program by which you can lower the income amount to the amount that the state requires, if the senior’s income is only spent on medical bills.

Wisconsin can be an excellent retirement option for many seniors who prefer diverse landscapes, the great mix of small and large cities, as well as the overly friendly communities. The Great Lakes are also close to any part of the area, so elders who love the outdoors can visit from time to time.

The Difference Between Wisconsin Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes

Before you move your loved one to any retirement home in Wisconsin, you should understand the difference between assisted living and nursing homes.

The primary difference between these two senior care and living options is the level of medical attention that is provided to the elderly. The #1 priority of assisted living facilities is helping residents with activities of day-to-day living.

The level of everyday care in a nursing home is more medically focused than what prevails in Wisconsin assisted living facilities. Although assisted living facilities may support with chronic disease, pain, and medication management, assisted living facilities do not provide the rehabilitation services offered at nursing homes.

Nursing homes offer everything, from making use of the restroom to getting out of bed or getting dressed. They are perfect for seniors who need daily or regular medical care or attention. It is usually the option of choice for family caregivers who feel they are no longer competent enough to care for a senior in their keep.

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Wisconsin have day-to-day activities lined up for their residents, and this includes craft classes, fitness, live performances from visiting musicians, and happy hour. Assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Wisconsin differ greatly, especially in terms of amenities, location, and types of care provided. What matters most – at the end of the day – is that your loved one should feel comfortable, safe, and happy.

The state of health of your loved one will determine whether you take them to a nursing home or an assisted living community in Wisconsin. It is also important to trust your instincts; if you can envision your loved one enjoying life to the fullest in a friendly community, then you may have found the right fit.

Assisted Living Facilities in Wisconsin

    New Hope Hallie

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  1. New Hope Hallie
  2. New Hope Hallie provides assisted living services in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. It can accommodate a maximum of 8 elderly adults at a time. With a location at 10875 40th Avenue, in the 54729 area code inside Chippewa county, New Hope Hallie assists those 55+ adults who need help with activities of daily living. Some of the amenities offered by New Hope Hallie include housekeeping, weight management and religious services. New Hope Hallie has an active license by Wisconsin to provide senior living, with license number 9328.

    Manorpointe Apartments

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  3. Manorpointe Apartments
  4. Manorpointe Apartments specializes in providing senior living in Milwaukee county, Wisconsin. It includes a total of 20 studio and one bedroom suites for senior citizens. Manorpointe Apartments is pet-friendly and can provide assistance with taking a bath and getting dressed to any elderly adults living in Oak Creek, WI and surrounding areas. Manorpointe Apartments is located at 700 E Stonegate Dr, 53154 zip code. Manorpointe Apartments includes amenities such as: community dining, personal laundry and health checkups.

    Dove Healthcare Osseo Assisted Living

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  5. Dove Healthcare Osseo Assisted Living
  6. When searching for senior assisted living in Osseo, Wisconsin, you will find Dove Healthcare Osseo Assisted Living as an excellent luxury senior care option. It has a total of 14 assisted living units. It is located at 13025 8th Street, 54758 zip code and includes services such as transportation to doctor's appointments, 24/7 supervision and a registered dietitian. Its license number is 14864. Dove Healthcare Osseo Assisted Living provides assisted living not only to Osseo residents, but also to all Trempealeau county residents too.

    Destiny Adult Family Home I

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  7. Destiny Adult Family Home I
  8. If you need assistance with daily tasks, Destiny Adult Family Home I, situated at 2419 Jean Ave in the 53404 zip code area can help you or your loved one to find the assistance with daily activities you need in Racine, Wisconsin. Destiny Adult Family Home I has a total capacity of 4 older adults. It includes a library section, walking gardens and faith-based services. Destiny Adult Family Home I is licensed with Wisconsin and its license number is 13831.

    Rooms R Us Adult Family Home

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  9. Rooms R Us Adult Family Home
  10. Rooms R Us Adult Family Home has a capacity of 4 senior citizens. Rooms R Us Adult Family Home includes amenities such as: transportation to doctor's appointments, medication help and a staff dietitian. It is located at 3850 N 27th Street, and it is fully equipped to provide assisted living to Milwaukee, WI elderly residents. Rooms R Us Adult Family Home is licensed with Wisconsin and its license number is 16271.

    Farm

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  11. Farm
  12. Located at 23785 Millstone Avenue, inside 54670 zip code area in Monroe county, Farm provides assisted senior living to Wilton, WI senior citizens and includes amenities such as an on-site pharmacy, daily bed-making and assistance with daily living. Farm can accommodate up to 4 seniors at a time. Farm has official license # of 11516.

    Hil Shade Tree

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  13. Hil Shade Tree
  14. Located at 1216 St Agnes Dr, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54304, Hil Shade Tree can help any Brown county elderly adult with daily tasks and includes services like a beauty and barber shop, walking trails and a staff dietitian. Hil Shade Tree can offer long term care and assisted living to a maximum of 4 seniors at once. Its license number is 15743.

    Tivoli Terrace At St Annes Salvatorian Campus

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  15. Tivoli Terrace At St Annes Salvatorian Campus
  16. Older adults looking for senior assisted living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will find Tivoli Terrace At St Annes Salvatorian Campus, located at 3800 N 92nd St inside 53222 zip code as a wonderful option for all of their care needs. Tivoli Terrace At St Annes Salvatorian Campus is able to care for up to 43 seniors and allows seniors to stay with pets. Wisconsin records show that Tivoli Terrace At St Annes Salvatorian Campus has a license number of 15196. With services that include delicious meals, a tailored service plan and health checkups, Tivoli Terrace At St Annes Salvatorian Campus will be an excellent senior living option for any senior citizens.

    Bethesda Lutheran Communites-wabash

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  17. Bethesda Lutheran Communites-wabash
  18. With a location at 5302 W Wabash Ave in Milwaukee county, Bethesda Lutheran Communites-wabash shines at providing assisted care services for elderly senior citizens in Brown Deer, WI as well as those who live in surrounding areas. Bethesda Lutheran Communites-wabash offers amenities such as housekeeping and bathroom cleaning, weight management and incontinence assistance. Bethesda Lutheran Communites-wabash is capable of taking care of a maximum of 4 Brown Deer seniors and provides several levels of care. Bethesda Lutheran Communites-wabash has an official license to provide senior living for Milwaukee, WI residents, with license # 15388.

    Matthews Of Neenah Ii

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  19. Matthews Of Neenah Ii
  20. Matthews Of Neenah Ii, located at 990 W American Dr offers senior assisted living services in Neenah, Wisconsin and offers amenities such as enrichment activities, medication assistance and continence management. Matthews Of Neenah Ii is equipped to care for up to 20 elderly seniors from 54956 zip code in Winnebago county and surrounding areas. Matthews Of Neenah Ii is licensed to provide assisted senior living services in Neenah, Wisconsin, with license # 15195.

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