The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Cottage Grove, WI for 2023
There are 20 Assisted Living Facilities in the Cottage Grove area, with 2 in Cottage Grove and 18 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 67 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Cottage Grove. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Cottage Grove 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Cambridge with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Cottage Grove, WI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Cottage Grove
Located in Dane County, Wisconsin, the village of Cottage Grove seeks to provide a safe, friendly environment for its more than 7,000 residents. With deep agriculture roots, the community offers the comfort of small-town living, while its close proximity to Madison, makes it easy for residents to access the capital city's many amenities.
Roughly 7.6% of the village's population are aged 65 and older, some of whom may benefit from the care offered at an assisted living community. There are 50 assisted living residence in Cottage Grove and its neighboring communities. They are each classified as one of the following types of facilities: community-based residential facilities (CBRFs), residential care apartment complexes (RCACs), adult family homes and adult day care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Cottage Grove
- Not only is Cottage Grove recognized as a popular recreation destination with multiple championship golf courses, parks and trails, but it's also only 15 miles from Madison where seniors can enjoy diverse arts and cultural offerings, including the city's museum mile, live music venues and many restaurants.
- Winters in Cottage Grove are especially harsh, which some seniors may find difficult. Temperatures can drop below 10 degrees, and on average, the area receives 42 inches of snowfall annually.
Crime rates in Cottage Grove are very low, which may offer peace of mind to the families of seniors living in assisted living residences. On a scale where 100 represents high crime, violent crime scores a 9 and property crime receives a 17.6, compared to national rates of 22.7 and 35.4 in the same categories.
- Cottage Grove has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospitals located in Madison.
- While the cost of living in Wisconsin tends to fall below the U.S. national average of 100, at 114.8, the high cost of living in Cottage Grove is something lower-income seniors may need to consider when budgeting for assisted living costs.
- Cottage Grove has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Cottage Grove Triad, an organization led by local seniors and the police department that promotes senior issue awareness and safety to reduce the fear of crime, as well as a senior center.
Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Cottage Grove
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove
Seniors in Cottage Grove are fortunate to have access to financial support through both Medicaid waiver programs and non-Medicaid state-funded programs. To help cover the cost of assisted living services, seniors can apply for Supplemental Security Income exceptional expense (SSI-E) payments, as well as the Community Option 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 Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Cottage Grove
Review of Drumlin Reserve
My dad moved into Drumlin Reserve. It is a very nice facility with very friendly and helpful people, and very accommodating. I can't say enough about them. They're very good and very attentive. The... Read more
Review of Drumlin Reserve
It was very nice. We thought we would do well there. We ate lunch and they gave us a very nice tour. It was very clean, the rooms were pleasant, and the atmosphere was pleasant. They were doing act... Read more
Review of Drumlin Reserve
It is very bright and beautiful. The living arrangements in the assisted living had beautiful apartments. We looked at a nice 1-bedroom plus den, and it had lovely views from the outside. The peopl... Read more