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

Also serving communities of Oregon, Mc Farland.

There are 25 Assisted Living Facilities in the Fitchburg area, with 3 in Fitchburg and 22 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Fitchburg is $4,901 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,895.

To help you with your search, browse the 219 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fitchburg. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fitchburg 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Verona with an average rating of 4.25 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fitchburg

A suburb of Madison, the city of Fitchburg, Wisconsin is home to almost 30,000 people. Of its residents, 11.9 percent are aged 65 and older, some of whom may find they need help with daily tasks and activities.

This type of care is offered at assisted living communities, which fall under one of four categories: community-based residential facilities (CBRFs), residential care apartment complexes (RCACs), adult family homes, and adult day care. Three of these facilities are available locally, with over 40 additional options in surrounding communities. Each of these locations is licensed, registered and certified by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fitchburg

  • Fitchburg has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Fitchburg Senior Center, an organization that is dedicated to providing programming and activities to support the health and wellness of the city's senior residents.
  • The overall cost of living in Fitchburg is higher than both the statewide average of 97.8 and U.S. national average of 100. The city receives an index rating of 115.7, mainly due to high housing prices, though seniors can enjoy low grocery and health costs.
  • Violent crime in Fitchburg receives a rating of 13 out of 100, with 100 representing high crime, which is far below the U.S. national average of 22.7. This may give seniors and their families peace of mind. While property crime is higher, at 26.3, it's still lower than the national rating of 35.4.
  • Seniors who enjoy the outdoors may find Fitchburg's harsh winters difficult. The area receives an around of 42 inches of snow each year and sees an average winter low of 10 degrees. Overall, the city scores a 40 out of 100 in terms of year-round comfort.
  • Seniors can navigate Fitchburg with Metro Transit, which offers fixed-route services around the city. Dane County also offers door-to-door transportation services for older adults through the Group Access Service in Madison, and the Rural Senior Group Transportation Program for areas outside city limits.
  • The Fitchburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - MadisonUnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital and UW Health University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Assisted Living in Fitchburg

Assisted Living costs in Fitchburg start around $4,901 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 Fitchburg 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

Waunakee

$5,300

Madison

$4,905

Fitchburg

$4,901

Middleton

$4,500

Stoughton

$4,000

US

$4,000

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fitchburg

Wisconsin is one of six states that offer financial assistance for seniors in need of assisted living services through both Medicaid waiver programs and non-Medicaid state-funded programs, such as Community Option Program and Supplemental Security Income exceptional expense (SSI-E) payments.

Seniors can find more information about the programs available in Fitchburg through the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County.

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 Fitchburg

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fitchburg

Fitchburg-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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Mary

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

Review of The Waterford at Fitchburg

At The Waterford, my mother has received wonderful care. Her apartment is roomy, pleasant and sunny, making for a very pleasant environment. The staff are gems, always helpful and thoughtful...

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Wendy

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

Review of The Ridge at Madison

My brother moved into The Ridge at Madison. We chose it because they had a 1-bedroom apartment available, and after a certain length of private pay, they will take Medicaid. It is a very clean...

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Assisted Living

SophiaFiona

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

Review of The Waterford at Fitchburg

The overall attitude is very corporate and uncaring; my relatives receive little support while paying out a LOT of money. The theme is "You're on your own; we're not really interested." Some of the...

Provider response

We apologize you had a negative experience with our community but appreciate the feedback. If you could provide more information to us, we would appreciate the opportunity to try and make this...

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