3 Memory Care Facilities in Wood County, WI

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Our House Senior Living - Wisconsin R...

Provides: Memory Care
2711 12th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
"Wisconsin Rapids Memory Care was a small community, so I thought it'd be more personalized. My mom has a small dog that she was able to take with her as long as she could walk him, so it made a..." More

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Wellington Place of Biron

Provides: Memory Care
1661 South Biron Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 5...
" At Wellington Place at Biron we pride ourselves on our homelike atmosphere and encourage your family to become part of our family. Come in and feel the difference. Mission Statement: The..." More

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The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids

Provides: Memory Care
491 25th Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
"Count on thoughtful amenities and convenient services at The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community offers a helping hand to residents who may appreciate..." More

Other Options in Wood County, WI

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Wood County

  • Review of Our House Senior Living - Wisconsin Rapids Memory Care

    Wisconsin Rapids Memory Care was a small community, so I thought it'd be more personalized. My mom has a small dog that she was able to take with her as long as she could walk him, so it made a hug... Read more

    Laura
  • Review of Our House Senior Living - Wisconsin Rapids Memory Care

    Our House was a nice place and very organized. The food was good. I used to teach art making classes to the residents, so I was there every month for a while. It was nice, and the clientele and the... Read more

    teri767518
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Wood County

Wood County has about 73,000 residents and a large senior community that accounts for over 20 percent of the population. The area is served by the South Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. This organization provides support and informational resources for those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a group which makes up almost 11 percent of Wood County seniors who receive Medicare benefits. 

Wood County is home to three memory care facilities, all of which are located in the city of Wisconsin Rapids. These facilities are officially called community-based residential facilities, and they are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.   

  • In Wisconsin, retirees do not pay state income tax on Social Security benefits or government pensions, meaning that those who rely solely on income from these sources only pay federal income tax. Withdrawals from retirement savings accounts and disbursements from private pensions are taxed at the state level, however, which may affect how much money can be put toward memory care services in Wood County. 
  • Wood County is a very affordable place to live with an overall cost of living that is about 15 percent below the state and national averages, which may make the county a good option for seniors and families with restrictive memory care budgets. Healthcare expenses, including doctor's office visits and hospital stays, cost a little less here than elsewhere in the state and country.  
  • Summers in Wood County are pleasant with lows around 80 degrees, but winters can be harsh with lows around 6 degrees. The county receives about 50 inches of snowfall annually, which is nearly double the national average. This may impede winter travel for families visiting loved ones in local memory care facilities. 
  • The overall crime rate in Wood County is roughly on par with the national average, with the violent crime rate coming in slightly higher than the national average and the property crime rate coming in a little lower. This may appeal to families researching memory care options for loved ones in this region. 


Paying for Memory Care in Wood County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Wisconsin

$4,799.00 US
$4,681.00 Eau Claire County
$4,280.00 Chippewa County
$4,182.00 Vernon County
$4,125.00 La Crosse County
$3,942.00 Marathon County
$3,658.00 Portage County
$3,615.00 Wood County

Memory Care costs in Wood County start around $3,615 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Wood 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 Wood County

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

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 Wood County

Wood 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 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 memory care resources in Wood County, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.

Memory Care Facilities in Wood County

Directory of Winners in the Wood County Area


Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wood County

Wood County-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 Memory Care in Wisconsin page for more information about these laws.

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