19 Assisted Living Facilities near Fitchburg, WI
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There are 19 Assisted Living Facilities in the Fitchburg area, with 3 in Fitchburg and 16 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Fitchburg is $4,124 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,650.
To help you with your search, browse the 77 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fitchburg. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fitchburg 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Madison with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Fitchburg, WI
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 - Madison, UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital and UW Health University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fitchburg
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Fitchburg start around $4,124 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.
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.
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.
The 10 Best Assisted Living Communities in Fitchburg Area
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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fitchburg
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... Read more
Review of Sylvan Crossings at Chapel Valley
Shocking is all I can say. Administration seems to only care about making money. Even when it puts residents in danger. Food is awful. (Website is inaccurate… no dietician) Meals are shipped ... Read more
Review of The Waterford at Fitchburg
The Waterford at Fitchburg was way too expensive. They provide the meals and the meals I saw were very poorly made and were of poor quality. I went to the independent part, but it's all in one buil... Read more