There are 1080 assisted living facilities in Wisconsin. The average cost for assisted living is just above the national average. These facilities provide seniors with independence and extra support with daily activities. Residents can also enjoy high levels of community involvement and social support.

How Is Assisted Living Different From a Nursing Home?

Assisted living is quite different from a nursing home because of the level of care provided. Assisted living gives residents help with daily tasks they might struggle with due to reduced mobility or impaired vision but otherwise offers an independent way of life. Staff may provide assistance with washing, dressing and laundry as well as planned social and recreational activities.

A nursing home focuses on offering specific, round-the-clock care from skilled nurses. This would benefit residents who have a severe medical condition such as a terminal illness or significant physical or mental disability that prevents them from doing all daily activities on their own.

What Services Do Assisted Living Facilities in Wisconsin Provide?

Services must include health monitoring, help with daily activities such as personal hygiene and eating, housekeeping and help with taking medication. Residents may also have access to planned recreational activities and organized transportation.

The Department of Health Services regulates all assisted living facilities in the state so there is a high level of care services for residents. A comprehensive assessment helps staff determine what services individual residents need.