4 Assisted Living Facilities near Bloomer, WI
There are 4 Assisted Living Facilities in the Bloomer area, with 3 in Bloomer and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Bloomer is $3,666 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,600. Cheaper nearby regions include Chippewa Falls with an average starting cost of $2,888.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for assisted living facilities in Bloomer. Better rated regions include Chippewa Falls with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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3 Assisted Living Facilities in Bloomer, WI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bloomer
The small city of Bloomer was founded in the late-1840s when a merchant chose the location as the site for a mill. Today, the city is home to about 1,000 residents, roughly 13% of whom are aged 65 and over. There are four assisted living facilities in the Bloomer region, including three in the city proper and one more in nearby Chippewa Falls to provide support to those seniors who may need assistance with the aspects of daily living.
In Bloomer and throughout Wisconsin, these facilities are categorized by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as community-based residential facilities, residential care apartment complexes or adult family homes, depending on the populations they serve.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bloomer
- In Bloomer, as in all of Wisconsin, seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits or income from government pensions, but all other types of retirement income are taxed. This may affect their assisted living budgets.
- The Bloomer area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mayo Clinic Health System – Chippewa Valley, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Transportation services for seniors age 60 and over is provided courtesy of the county's Aging and Disability Resource Center. Seniors receive transportation to and from medical appointments. Transportation to other locations may be available, depending on funding.
- The overall cost of living in Bloomer is about 6% below the nationwide average and 4% below the statewide average. Healthcare expenses, including doctor's office visits and hospital stays, are about 3% more expensive here than elsewhere in the state and 8% higher than in the nation as a whole, which may be a concern for seniors with chronic health conditions.
Winters in Bloomer may be very cold and snowy, with January lows in the single digits and an average snowfall of 45 inches, versus the nationwide seasonal low of 22 degrees and 28 inches of annual snowfall. Summers are relatively mild, however, with highs in the low-80s. Bloomer's climate may be ideal for seniors who enjoy experiencing four distinct seasons.
- Bloomer is a safe place to live, with property crime and violent crime rates that are well below the national average. On a scale of one to 100, with a low score representing less crime, the violent crime rate is 9.3 and the property crime rate is 18.1, compared to the U.S. averages of 22.7 and 35.4. This may appeal to seniors looking for a safe city for their retirement years.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Bloomer
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Bloomer start around $4,000 per month on average, which is on par with the 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 Bloomer 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 Bloomer
In Bloomer, retirees who meet income and asset guidelines may have some assisted living services covered through Wisconsin's Medicaid Elderly and Physically Disabled waiver program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Bloomer
Bloomer 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 Bloomer, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bloomer
Bloomer-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.