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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

    Mirage Pointe Afh

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  1. Mirage Pointe Afh
  2. Mirage Pointe Afh provides assisted living care in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It can accommodate a maximum of 4 55 and older adults at a time. With a location at 1315 Mirage Dr, in the 54313 area code inside Brown county, Mirage Pointe Afh assists those retirees who need assistance with activities of daily living. Some of the services offered by Mirage Pointe Afh may include numerous social activities, private laundry service and a memory care program. Mirage Pointe Afh has an active license by Wisconsin to provide assisted living services, with license number 9103.

    River City Estates Heritage 8397

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  3. River City Estates Heritage 8397
  4. River City Estates Heritage 8397 specializes in providing assisted senior living in Wood county, Wisconsin. It includes a total of 4 studio and 1-bedrooom apartments for senior citizens. River City Estates Heritage 8397 may be pet-friendly and may provide help with moving around, eating and putting on clothes to any senior citizens living in Marshfield, WI and surrounding areas. River City Estates Heritage 8397 is located at 8397 Heritage Dr, 54449 zip code. River City Estates Heritage 8397 may include services like: around-the-clock staff, medication dispensing and incontinence management.

    Ccls Fairfield Ii

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  5. Ccls Fairfield Ii
  6. When looking for senior assisted living in Juneau, Wisconsin, you will find Ccls Fairfield Ii as an excellent upscale senior care option. It contains a total of 4 assisted living units. It is located at 348 S Fairfield Ave, 53039 zip code and may provide services such as vacuuming and dusting, a court yard and faith-based services. Its license number is 10133. Ccls Fairfield Ii offers assisted living not only to Juneau residents, but also to all Dodge county residents as well.

    Eternal Hope

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  7. Eternal Hope
  8. If you require help with everyday tasks, Eternal Hope, located at 9255 392nd Ave in the 53159 zip code area can assist you or your loved one to locate the help with daily living you need in Powers Lake, Wisconsin. Eternal Hope has a total capacity of 4 seniors. It may offer a library, linen and laundry service and faith-based services. Eternal Hope is licensed with Wisconsin and its license number is 16412.

    Sekara Iii

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  9. Sekara Iii
  10. Sekara Iii has a capacity of 4 older adults. Sekara Iii may provide amenities such as: pharmacy service, medication assistance and memory care activities. It is located at 3305 Horizon Ct, and it is fully capable to provide assisted living services to Weston, WI elderly residents. Sekara Iii is licensed with Wisconsin and its license number is 10465.

    Comfort Stay Adult Family Home (2)

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  11. Comfort Stay Adult Family Home (2)
  12. Located at 5451a North 51st Blvd, inside 53218 zip code area in Milwaukee county, Comfort Stay Adult Family Home 2 provides assisted senior living to Milwaukee, WI senior citizens and may include amenities such as a barber and beauty shop, a garden and regular health assessments. Comfort Stay Adult Family Home 2 can accommodate up to 4 seniors at a time. Comfort Stay Adult Family Home 2 has official license # of 9653.

    Cherish With Love Home

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  13. Cherish With Love Home
  14. Situated at 119 Crab Tree Lane, Racine, Wisconsin, 53406, Cherish With Love Home will assist any Racine county resident with everyday tasks and may include services such as off-site outings and picnics, laundry and regular health assessments. Cherish With Love Home can provide assisted living services to a maximum of 4 seniors at once. Its license number is 15529.

    Rem Wisconsin Iii - Shorewood#1

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  15. Rem Wisconsin Iii - Shorewood#1
  16. Senior Citizens looking for senior assisted living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin will find Rem Wisconsin Iii - Shorewood#1, located at 906 Shorewood Dr inside 54703 zip code as a great choice for all of their care needs. Rem Wisconsin Iii - Shorewood#1 is able to care for up to 3 senior citizens and may allow seniors to stay with cats and small dogs. Wisconsin records show that Rem Wisconsin Iii - Shorewood#1 has a license number of 15215. With amenities that may include arts and crafts activities, 24/7 supervision and an emergency alert system, Rem Wisconsin Iii - Shorewood#1 will be a perfect choice for any elderly person.

    Miner Manor

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  17. Miner Manor
  18. With a location at 407 E Miner Ave in Rusk county, Miner Manor excels at providing assisted living services for older adults in Ladysmith, WI as well as those who live in surrounding areas. Miner Manor may include amenities such as housekeeping, personalized service plan and emergency pendants. Miner Manor is capable of taking care of a maximum of 4 Ladysmith senior citizens and provides multiple levels of care. Miner Manor has an official license to provide senior living for Rusk, WI residents, with license # 15057.

    Rest Haven Health Care Center

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  19. Rest Haven Health Care Center
  20. Rest Haven Health Care Center, located at 7672 West Mineral Point Rd offers assisted living and care in Verona, Wisconsin and may offer services and amenities such as a pharmacy, walking paths and incontinence management. Rest Haven Health Care Center is equipped to care for up to 8 elderly senior citizens from 53593 zip code in Dane county and surrounding areas. Rest Haven Health Care Center is licensed to provide assisted living services in Verona, Wisconsin, with license # 11750.

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