2 Assisted Living Facilities in Appleton, MN
Also serving communities of Madison, Ortonville, Clinton, Graceville.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Appleton
Appleton is known as the Home of Honored Veterans and all of its 34 streets are named after the town's fallen heroes. It's home to around 1,500 people and more than 27% are aged 65 or over. Seniors retiring to the area can join in community events such as the annual Applefest or explore the trails on Lac Qui Parle State Park, which is located close by.
Seniors who are mostly independent but need some help with daily tasks can find accommodation at one of Appleton's two assisted living facilities, which are overseen by Minnesota's Home Care and Assisted Living Program.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Appleton
- The Appleton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Appleton Area Health Services Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Winters in Appleton are very cold. The average low temperature in January is 3 degrees and in July the average high is 83. An average of 44 inches of snow falls each year over around 26 days. The extreme weather may keep seniors inside during the colder months.
- The Sperling cost of living index rates Appleton's overall cost of living at 73.9, more than 26 points lower than the national average of 100. This is largely due to the low cost of housing. Although some everyday expenses like healthcare and transportation cost less than the U.S. average, groceries costs are slightly higher, which may impact the budget of some seniors.
Prairie Five RIDES offers public transportation throughout Swift County, including the City of Appleton. The system is an on-demand service and seniors passengers are eligible for discounted fares.
- Income from Social Security, pensions and retirement savings accounts is subject to state income tax in Minnesota. Additionally, sales taxes in the state are high. Some everyday expenses, like medication and most groceries are exempt from sales taxes, which can help Appleton seniors with their budgets.
- Seniors interested in the arts have many opportunities to explore culture in and around Appleton. The Arts Meander is an annual self-guided tour of artist studios around the area, including artists in the city. During summer, the '52 Wing hosts the Summer Concert Series, which may interest music lovers.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Appleton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Appleton start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Appleton and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Appleton
Appleton residents of assisted living facilities may be eligible for financial assistance through the Elderly Waiver. The Optional State Supplement is also available to people who receive Social Security Income.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Appleton
Appleton and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Appleton, please visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Appleton
Appleton-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Minnesota are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Minnesota page for more information about these laws.