Residences on Forest Lane

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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253 Forest Lane, Montello, WI 53949
Call (800) 385-2527
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Questions about Residences on Forest Lane

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

In a specialty care assisted living facility, each staff member must have the basics and complete the Dementia and Education Training. Each staff member is also required to have certain amounts of continuing education annually. Residences on Forest Lane is not a licensed memory care unit.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Residences on Forest Lane. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age of our resident population is 79. Some of their favorite things to do include, socializing with family and friends, playing bingo or getting together for a game of cards. Whether its enjoying a good book, bird watching or taking a stroll in our beautiful courtyard we encourage individuality.

What programs or activities does Residences on Forest Lane offer to enrich residents' well-being?

From the very young to the very old, everyone wants to be useful. We ask our residents if they would like to help with tasks they can handle such as, folding laundry, organizing drawers or keeping us up to date on news events. Any special interests such as sports or upcoming events are always topics for discussion. We encourage regular physical activity that keeps both body and mind feeling balanced and positive along with staying connected within their community.

What places are near Residences on Forest Lane or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Conveniently located within a short walking distance is two restaurants offering a array of American cuisine and a variety store that has national brand name merchandise for all your shopping needs.

What transportation services does Residences on Forest Lane offer to assisted living residents?

We work together with several transportation specialists to provide our residents convenient door to door service for doctor visits. They will arrive on time, take you to your appointment and then bring you back home when your finished. With a reliable transportation service , you can rest easy knowing you will always have a ride.

What makes the chef or dining program at Residences on Forest Lane exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

We offer a variety of menu choices for each meal, as well as the opportunity to make substitutions. Does a hot grilled cheese sandwich sound good one day? No problem . They can order one at any meal. We provide meals that are tasty and nutritious designed to meet the needs of older adults.

What safety features or security measures does Residences on Forest Lane offer to assisted living residents?

We strive to make sure our residents personal safety is protected. In addition to emergency plans, fire evacuation procedures and self assist rails, we have safety alert systems in place that allow residents to call a staff member in the event of an emergency. These systems can help prevent falls and ensure your loved one gets the prompt and adequate attention from facility staff in the chance of an unexpected event.

How does Residences on Forest Lane keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We encourage unlimited regular visits from family and friends and will do our best to answer any questions you might have. Here at the Residences on Forest Lane we know the importance of keeping family up to date on your loved ones well being. Should there be any issues that arise, we would contact you immediately via phone.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Residences on Forest Lane during daytime and nighttime hours?

Daytime Ratio varies from 1:4 - 1:7 and nighttime between the hours of 10pm-6am the ratio is 1:14.

If Residences on Forest Lane accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Unfortunately, we do not accept pets on a live in basis but do encourage licensed, vetted visiting pets for your loved ones enjoyment.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

The staff is required to participate in yearly on-going training programs that are designed to meet the needs of health care staff at assisted living homes. In addition the robust e-learning system provides numerous reporting tools for the HR professional that allow for the tracking of course progress, course completions and the assessment of individual learning.

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

We have 2-3 staff members on duty during wake hours and 1 staff member between the hours of 10pm-6am.

What safety features or security measures does Residences on Forest Lane provide to protect residents who wander?

Our building is equipped with Wander Guard specifically designed for Alzheimer and Dementia patients allowing them to have the freedom within their resident facility while giving them essential security.

What programs or activities does Residences on Forest Lane offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We offer an assortment of games and activities to keep them mentally active. Some examples would include Crossword puzzles, Sudoku , and "Faces and Places" which is an interactive DVD series designed with the senior citizen in mind. The residents really love this visual trivia. It brings great discussions and memories that allows staff to captivate their attention. We encourage our residents to invite family and friends to come join us. The turnout is great and a good time is had by all!

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

Upon admission your loved one will receive a comprehensive assessment which helps to create a individual service plan for person-centered care that is delivered by well trained staff. The ISP is a valuable tool that we use on a daily basis while monitoring for any change in condition. Our facility has also teamed up with Transitions at home which offer the support of a registered nurse that visits bi-weekly and is available 24 hours a day to ask questions and address concerns.

What techniques does Residences on Forest Lane use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

For those with Alzheimer's or memory loss, the desire to connect over a meal is often times not lost. Our staff is dedicated to helping those individuals find pleasure in mealtime again, such as helping the resident cut their own food, showing them to eat by demonstrating it themselves and making food portable - can make a world of difference to those with memory loss.

How does Residences on Forest Lane keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Every member of our staff knows the importance of the lives of our residents. We electronically chart progress notes in order to effectively communicate the residents condition. This allows us to convey that information to you with the competence and accuracy you should expect from a first class assisted living facility.

Describe the neighborhood around Residences on Forest Lane. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

The Residences on Forest Lane is tucked away on a quiet road which is surrounded by exquisite grounds and a beautiful courtyard. Conveniently located just one mile north of downtown. Enjoy small town living at its finest.

Is Residences on Forest Lane affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

The Facility is affiliated with two major hospitals that have experienced Emergency department physicians, nurses and staff that provide comprehensive, round-the-clock service. Utilizing the most advanced equipment, they can quickly identify and treat acute injuries, cardiac distress or any other urgent medical need.

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Services and Amenities of Residences on Forest Lane


  • Fee Structure Extra: You Will Be Asked To Provide Proof Of Savings To Cover 2 Years Stay At This Community.
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2975/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $2975/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 20
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 0012609
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About Residences on Forest Lane

Residences On Forest Lane is a comfortable place with a home-like atmosphere where compassionate care is our promise, and independence is encouraged.

Built in 2010, this new and updated community is owned by Wisconsin Illinois Senior Housing Inc. with whom we share the mission of “serving elderly and disabled individuals by providing quality housing, health care and other services to enhance the lives of those we serve.”

Our beautiful 16-bed CBRF community is located on a wooded and spacious 5-acre campus in Montello, WI, which we share with our sister facility, Montello Care Center. The benefit of this full-service campus is that our residents can receive outpatient rehab therapy and nursing care as needed right next door.

All individual and double suites have a private bath and living area. We are pleased to offer a cozy atmosphere where residents and families feel comfortable and at home. Our community is best suited to seniors who appreciate an independent living environment with some assistance needed for daily tasks. We strive to incorporate fresh activities, social outings, and other events that provide opportunities to socialize, or it can be a place where one enjoys a quiet lifestyle. Either way, we feel certain you will enjoy our home.

Come by and visit our community and see all we have to offer you or your loved one.

Amenities We Offer

Residences On Forest Lane was built in 2010 and features all the current upgrades and beautiful home-like features that appeal to someone looking for their next home. Individual apartments encourage independent living, but assistance is always close by.

Our upscale amenities include:

  • Studio-style apartments for one or two people
  • Private baths (handicapped-accessible)
  • Large windows with outside views
  • Personal heat and AC controls
  • Private safes in each room
  • Private and common dining options
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Common area with fireplace
  • Quiet library
  • Outside patio
  • Enhanced front door security
  • Emergency call system for each residence
  • Building systems for security and fire protection

Services We Offer

    Our healthcare services include:

  • 24-hour care staff to help with activities of daily living
  • 24-hour access to Registered Nurses
  • Outpatient or inpatient rehab therapy on campus
  • 24-hour security with staff availability
  • Individualized Care Plans as needed
  • Communication with family physician and staff
  • Medication management
  • Access to health and medical services
  • Three home cooked meals a day with snacks always available
  • Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility etc.
  • Incontinence care including reminders / cueing
  • Health promotion, exercise and activities programs
  • Housekeeping and personal laundry services
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Scheduled Transportation

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