The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Marathon County, WI for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Marathon County, WI

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Wellington Place of Rib Mountain

Provides: Memory Care
4100 North Mountain Road, Wausau, WI 54401
"My mother has moved into Wellington Place of Rib Mountain. She hasn't accepted the move well. She's in memory care. The staff is very friendly, very helpful, and very patient. I had looked at six..." More

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VitaCare Living - Stratford

Provides: Memory Care
213721 Legion St., Stratford, WI 54484
"Vita Care Living Stratford (213721 Legion St.) is a 15 bed assisted living facility that offers a secure and home-like environment for our residents. It is located near medical facilities, as well..." More

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Azura Memory Care of Wausau

Provides: Memory Care
3704 Hummingbird Road, Wausau, WI 54401
"Azura Memory Care of Wausau was very clean and very organized. The staff was quite pleasant and very involved with the residents. They had a room for a twin bed, a dresser, and maybe another chair,..." More

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Cedar Ridge Elder Services III

Provides: Memory Care
2309 Ross Avenue, Schofield, WI 54476
"Cedar Ridge Elder Services LLC is a locally owned and operated Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). Cedar Ridge offers a variety of services for our residents including, but not limited..." More

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Cedar Ridge Elder Services I

Provides: Memory Care
4930 Alderson St, Schofield, WI 54476
"Cedar Ridge Elder Services LLC is a locally owned and operated Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). Cedar Ridge offers a variety of services for our residents including, but not limited..." More

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Cedar Ridge Elder Services II

Provides: Memory Care
4932 Alderson Street, Schofield, WI 54476
"Cedar Ridge Elder Services LLC is a locally owned and operated Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). Cedar Ridge offers a variety of services for our residents including, but not limited..." More

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Cedar Ridge Elder Services IV

Provides: Memory Care
385 Orbiting Drive, Mosinee, WI 54455
"Cedar Ridge Elder Services LLC is a locally owned and operated Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). Cedar Ridge offers a variety of services for our residents including, but not limited..." More

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Copperleaf Memory Care of Schofield

Provides: Memory Care
1404 Lili Lane, Schofield, WI 54476
"My mother is at Copperleaf Memory Care of Schofield. We chose it because of its location, availability, and services. I am very pleased. The staff are excellent. It is new and it is very nice, but..." More

Our House Senior Living - Wausau Memo...

Provides: Memory Care
220 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
"When I arrived at Our House, there was no one there to greet me, so the kitchen staff took me around the building. They had all the residents out for bingo at the table so that was nice to see that..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Marathon County

    Marathon County is located in the west-central region of Wisconsin and has about 136,000 residents, over 17 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one in 10 seniors who are Medicare beneficiaries have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The region is served by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin, which provides numerous services for local seniors with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.   

    In Marathon County, memory care services are provided within community-based residential facilities and are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Marathon County has five memory care facilities, including three in Wausau, one in Weston and one in Schofield. 

    • The American Lung Association gave Marathon County a B for ozone pollution, indicating relatively low levels of this type of pollution. This may be beneficial for seniors in local memory care facilities who have cardiovascular disease or a respiratory condition.  
    • In Marathon County, seniors pay state income tax on income from private pensions and retirement savings accounts. Social Security benefits and public pension income is not taxed at the state level, even that which is subject to federal tax. A senior’s source of retirement income may impact their memory care budget. 
    • Marathon County's summers are warm and comfortable with highs around 80 degrees, and the county gets about 188 sunny days annually. Winters are chilly and snowy, with lows around 6 degrees and an average of 58 inches of annual snowfall. The region's snowfall may be a concern for families who travel locally to visit loved ones in memory care.
    • The overall cost of living in Marathon County is about 10 percent below the national average. The region's relatively affordable housing costs and utilities may result in lower memory care expenses. Healthcare costs are on par with the national average and about 5 percent lower than the state average. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Marathon County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Wisconsin

    $5,525.00 US
    $5,331.00 Eau Claire County
    $5,150.00 Wood County
    $4,877.00 Marathon County
    $4,200.00 Oneida County
    $4,172.00 Portage County
    $3,487.00 Marquette County

    Memory Care costs in Marathon County start around $4,877 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Marathon County 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 Memory Care in Marathon County

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

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in Marathon County

    Marathon County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Marathon County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.

    Directory of Winners in the Marathon County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Marathon County

    Marathon County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Wisconsin are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page for more information about these laws.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Marathon County

    • Review of Wellington Place of Rib Mountain

      My mother has moved into Wellington Place of Rib Mountain. She hasn't accepted the move well. She's in memory care. The staff is very friendly, very helpful, and very patient. I had looked at six d... Read more

      Pat
    • Review of Wellington Place of Rib Mountain

      We were impressed with Wellington Place of Rib Mountain because it was quite large. We visited the memory care, and the rooms were like tiny apartments. They had an area for the bed and then a smal... Read more

      J.S.
    • Review of Azura Memory Care of Wausau

      Azura Memory Care of Wausau was very clean and very organized. The staff was quite pleasant and very involved with the residents. They had a room for a twin bed, a dresser, and maybe another chair,... Read more

      J.S.
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