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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Altoona, WI for 2024

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There are 26 Assisted Living Facilities in the Altoona area, with 3 in Altoona and 23 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Altoona is $4,486 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,895. Cheaper rated regions include Chippewa Falls with an average starting cost of 2,888.

To help you with your search, browse the 62 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Altoona. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Altoona 4.33 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Eau Claire with an average rating of 4.23 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Altoona

Altoona is a small eastern suburb of Eau Claire, resting against the southern shore of Lake Altoona, an amoeba-shaped recreational area. Home to just 7,680 people, over 15.5 percent of Altoona's residents are seniors age 65 and over. For seniors who need an assisted living facility, there are three in Altoona and about 20 others in surrounding areas. 

Assisted living communities in Altoona, as in the rest of the state, are licensed and inspected by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Bureau of Assisted Living Division of Quality Assurance.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Altoona

  • The weather in Altoona is typical of central Wisconsin. The area has warm summers with highs of 83 degrees in July, while frigid winters average overnight lows of just five degrees in January. Summer brings 31 inches of rain to the area, and winter drops around 47 inches of snow.
  • The cost of living in Altoona ranks 93 out of 100, with 100 being the U.S. national average. Wisconsin averages 98 to 99 out of 100 by comparison. Healthcare can be significantly more expensive in Altoona, with costs 8 percent higher than national averages.
  • Crime rates in Altoona have been falling in a steep decline since at least 2003 when the rate of all crimes combined was only half the national rate. By 2017, even this rate had fallen to just 5 percent the national average for all categories. Altoona tends to go several years between violent crimes, and the local property crime rates are exceptionally low.
  • Public transportation in Altoona is provided by Eau Claire Transit, the main bus provider for Eau Claire County. This service runs scheduled routes to the Altoona shoreline area and offers dial-a-ride services with advance booking. Seniors age 60 and above may ride scheduled routes at a discount with valid ID.
  • The Altoona area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as OakLeaf Surgical Hospital and HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Altoona has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Family Caregiver Support Program, an organization that provides respite care and Alzheimer's diagnosis and support services to Altoona seniors, as well as multiple senior centers.

Paying for Assisted Living in Altoona

Assisted Living costs in Altoona start around $4,486 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 Altoona 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.

Cities in Wisconsin

Altoona

$4,486

Menomonie

$4,416

Eau Claire

$4,397

Stanley

$4,200

US

$4,000

Black River Falls

$3,755

Bloomer

$3,666

Chippewa Falls

$2,888

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Altoona

Altoona seniors who meet the federal income and asset guidelines for low-income citizens may be able to get help paying for some of the cost of assisted living through Wisconsin Medicaid.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.

Financial Assistance in Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Altoona

Altoona 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 Altoona, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Altoona

Altoona-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Wisconsin are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Julie

I visited this facility

Review of Oak Gardens Place

I liked Oaks Garden Place, but I didn't think the amount of assistance would be enough for my mom there. She's borderline between assisted living and memory care, and I didn't think that would be...

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Assisted Living

blugold79

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Oak Gardens Place

Wonderful and caring staff/team. Was an ideal home for my Mother.

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Assisted Living

Kathleen

I visited this facility

Review of Oak Gardens Place

Oak Gardens Place was okay, but we didn't choose it because it was larger, and they didn’t have any openings. The staff seemed very friendly and helpful. The activities were similar to most of the...

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