Tennyson Assisted Living

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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1936 Tennyson Ln Madison, WI, Madison, WI 53704
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Questions about Tennyson Assisted Living

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Pre-employment, monthly in-services and annual continuing education training.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Tennyson Assisted Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Varies from early 60's to 100. We like to have fun. We hold daily activities of a large variety. Including a daily exercise group, a walking club, movies with popcorn, a weekly Happy Hour on Fridays. Some of our residents lead activities, such as watercolor painting, etc. We encourage any residents to share their favorite hobbies and we will incorporate them into our weekly activities.

What programs or activities does Tennyson Assisted Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We play all sorts of card games, cover recent events at our coffee clutch, we celebrate WI sports teams. Our bus is able to provide us with opportunities to go for country drives, fall leaves tours, Christmas lights tour. When things return to normal (post COVID) we will be doing weekly shopping trips to local stores, a weekly lunch out on the town (resident pays) and attending local events. We will return to having our in house services for individuals of different faiths.

What transportation services does Tennyson Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?

We can assist with arranging transportation or on specific days provide bus transportation to medical appointments.

What makes the chef or dining program at Tennyson Assisted Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

We have a varied menu. What makes Tennyson exceptional is the scratch made food, personalized choices.

What safety features or security measures does Tennyson Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?

We have 24 hour security cameras in place. We have locked doors with a call system to reach residents after office hours are ended for the day. 24 hour awake staff; personal call pendants for any needs at any time, caregiver background checks, sex offender registry checks of all employees and potential residents.

How does Tennyson Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Currently, with COVID 19 a weekly update is sent out to all residents and family members. We also post updates on our website and facebook page.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Tennyson Assisted Living during daytime and nighttime hours?

1:10 daytime and 1: 15 at nighttime.

If Tennyson Assisted Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Potential residents with long time companions under 30 lbs who are not puppies or kitties are allowed. There are large grassed areas surrounding the building as well as sidewalks. Residents must be able to care for their pet independent of staff. Each pet is interviewed and admission is determined based on specific criteria.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Staff receive monthly in-service trainings on topics related to current residents as well as 16 hours of specific continuing education hours per year. This includes: Resident Rights, Standard Precautions, Fire Safety, First Aide and Alleviation of Choking, Reporting Abuse, Neglect and Misappropriation of property and many other client specific topics.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

1:10 Daytime (depending on the needs of the residents, this may increase) and 1:15 at Night.

What safety features or security measures does Tennyson Assisted Living provide to protect residents who wander?

Our 2nd floor CBRF is a secured unit.

What programs or activities does Tennyson Assisted Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We engage in daily exercise and walking groups, reminiscing, trivia, fun games, bingo, card games, interactive games.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Our RN assess. Assessments of health and cognitive function is an on-going process. Things can change day to day. Our care staff are heavily involved in this process as well.

What techniques does Tennyson Assisted Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

We offer transportation to and from meals, we offer feeding assistance including cueing, demonstration and full assistance. Individuals who struggle to each at a table for a full meal are provided finger foods and snack throughout the day to meet their caloric needs.

How does Tennyson Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Currently we are sending weekly updates to family and residents regarding COVID 19. Legal representatives are notified immediately of any change in condition or concerns that are health related. The primary care physician is also notified in writing of any changes.

Describe the neighborhood around Tennyson Assisted Living. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

We are located in a residential area bordering on a rural area.

Is Tennyson Assisted Living affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

Each resident and family notify us of the hospital of preference at the time of admission, as well as contacts for all medical providers. Each resident is unique and their preferences are followed with regards to care that cannot be provided on site.

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Services and Amenities of Tennyson Assisted Living


  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: Entry Fee Cost: $2500
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4300/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5800/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: No
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 60
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed Only


  • State Licenses: 0017415
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About Tennyson Assisted Living

Tennyson Assisted Living is the ideal retirement community - located blocks from Warner Park (home of the Madison Mallards) and around the corner from Northside Town Center, which offers restaurants, banking, shopping, beauty/barber shop and day spa. The community is complete with walks, outdoor patios, and gardening opportunities. Tennyson Assisted Living offers a peaceful setting located in a warm and friendly neighborhood.

Tennyson Assisted Living is a state registered Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) and state licensed Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) offering assisted living services. The community provides both one and two-bedroom spacious apartments with full kitchens, personal bathrooms with walk-in showers and cozy studio apartments with personal full bath and walk-in showers. Apartments are bright and airy with lovely views. Common areas include large dining & social room for meals, parties and entertainment, a bistro hosting weekly Happy Hour, beauty/barber salon, library with gorgeous fireplace, private dining room for intimate family gatherings, gardens, patios, walkways and lovely lawns and landscaping. Three delicious, gourmet meals are prepared daily and snacks and beverages are available at all times.

Tennyson Assisted Living’s professional staff includes an on-site executive director, a full-time Resident Care Coordinator and on-call Registered Nurse, housekeepers, maintenance staff, life enrichment coordinator, chef, dietary aides, bus driver and trained caregivers available 24-hours per day to assist residents with personal needs such as medication administration and monitoring, bathing, dressing, ambulation and assistance with other activities of daily living.

Tennyson Assisted Living maintains an active social calendar offering opportunities such as games, cards, crafts, educational discussions and classes, baking club, outings, entertainment and spiritual enrichment. The community will soon have a comfortable bus with wheelchair lift, available Monday through Friday, to provide transportation to and from medical appointments (within a 20-mile radius), shopping, banking and social outings.

Residents of Tennyson Assisted Living live in apartments with private baths, are served three home-cooked meals daily, enjoy the convenience of housekeeping and linen service, and participate in daily social and recreational activities while receiving assistance with personal care and medications.

Both ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents are welcome. Professional staff are on duty around the clock, and a registered nurse (RN) is on call 24/7. Safety and security are further enhanced by an Emergency Call System (ECS) in each apartment that allows residents to press a button and summon a staff member. Residents suffering from any form of dementia do not receive an ECS button but do enjoy scheduled visits from our staff....some each hour, others more frequently.

We do not believe in a regimented, one-size-fits-all approach. Uniquely, Tennyson Assisted Living offers personalized care that is solely based on individual needs. Residents and their families discretely choose the level of care that meets their unique situations.

  • Assistance with the following tasks of daily living is provided:
  • Dressing, bathing, grooming
  • Ambulation
  • Medication administration & management
  • Incontinence management
  • Health monitoring
  • Management of chronic conditions or diseases such as Diabetes, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and early to late-stage dementias.
  • Late stage Dementia's and Alzheimer's disease are served at our Emerald Bay Memory Care community.
  • Hospice care

What Makes Us Special

Tennyson Assisted Living and Memory Care offers an experienced and caring staff, a social calendar with something for everyone, outdoor patios and gardens and lovely one and two bedroom apartments. Tennyson Assisted Living combines the warmth of home with the comfort of knowing someone is available 24-hours per day.

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