We understand that transitioning to assisted living can raise numerous questions and concerns for both seniors and their loved ones. Whether you’re exploring assisted living options for yourself or a family member, we aim to equip you with the knowledge and reassurance needed to make informed decisions.
Your local Senior Housing Advisor will meet with you one on one to learn what is most important to you regarding choosing an Assisted Living. At that time, we will review potential Assisted Living Communities that may meet the desires of what you are looking for. Our Senior Housing Advisor will schedule tours for communities of your choice and will accompany the tour with you. Your Advisor comes prepared with helpful questions to ask, the community’s state compliance records, specific things to look for during your tour and is there to be your advocate.
Included in the cost of Assisted Livings are three meals per day and snacks in between, daily activities, laundry services, activities of daily living, and some Assisted Livings even cover the cost of cable, internet, phone and transportation. The services not included would be salon services, and for some Assisted Livings cable, phone, internet and transportation.
Assisted Livings can provide care for people who need a sit to stand, hoyer lift, hospice care, medication management, diabetic care, wound care, rehabilitation, assistance with activities of daily living, memory concerns, behavioral concerns, and much more. If your curious if your loved one would benefit from an Assisted Living, reach out to your local Senior Housing Advisor.
The biggest difference between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes is that Nursing Homes can provide people daily skilled care. Skilled care is something that needs to be done by a Registered Nurse such as trach care or feeding tubes. With that said, there are Assisted Livings with full time Registered Nurses on staff however, they are not staffed 24/7 like in a Nursing Home. Another difference between an Assisted Living and Nursing Home is that if you have a skilled need and you have an order from your Primary Physician, Medicare can cover the cost of the stay at the Nursing Home. Medicare does not cover the cost of an Assisted Living.
The best time to start looking at Assisted Livings is now. Many communities in Western Wisconsin are at full capacity. Looking into Assisted Livings early allows you the opportunity to be placed on a waitlist so when the time comes, you have an available home that you have already investigated and love. If you are to the point where you have concerns regarding a loved one, contact your Senior Housing Advisor right away to begin your search. Don’t wait for something to happen.
There is a wide range of cost for Assisted Livings. The cost can vary depending on the community you choose. It can also depend on the amount of care you need. The average cost of Assisted Living in the Chippewa Valley is about $4100/month. The average cost of a Memory Care in the Chippewa Valley is about $5500/month. Your local Senior Housing Advisor has met with the Assisted Livings in Western Wisconsin and can get you information on pricing on the communities you are interested in.