Cost of Assisted Living in Wisconsin
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Senior Living Costs Survey, the median monthly cost to live in an assisted living one bedroom apartment in Wisconsin is $3,195.
Best Places to Retire in Wisconsin 2012
Eau Claire Wisconsin: 200 days of sunshine per year. Safe, friendly and a solid family-oriented community. (AARP Best Places to Live on $100 a Day)
Madison Wisconsin: Ranked #2 out of 100 in the index for its comprehensive health care and rich culture. Boasts a solid pool of physicians, orthopedic surgeons, psychologists, and nurses and ample continuing-care facilities. Madison is a hub of innovation and intellectual stimulation. (Best Cities for Successful Aging Index: Milken Institute July 2012 )
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Assisted Living Rules and Regulations in Wisconsin
Assisted Living Terms Used in Wisconsin
- Community based residential facility
- Residential care
Assisted Living License Types
There are two levels of assisted living facilities, a community based residential facility and a residential care apartment complex where residents live in individual apartments. If a resident can not leave either facility in case of an emergency, he or she can only reside in a Class C facility.
Required Training for Staff
- All staff must receive at least 45 hours of initial training.
- The training must cover resident rights, service plans, fire safety and first aid.
- Each employee must complete at least 12 hours of continuing education annually.
- Staffing levels must be adequate to meet the needs of the residents.
- In a class C facility, there must be at least one direct care staff person per 20 residents who are unable to exit the facility unassisted.
Eviction Laws and Resident Protections
- A resident can be forced to leave the facility if the residents needs can not be met by the facility.
- Residents may also be evicted if they are confined to a bed, if their needs are incompatible with the needs of other residents or if they require 24 hour supervision by a nurse.
- Residents must be advised of eviction causes prior to admission.
- Assisted living facilities are inspected by the Department of Health and Family Services once every two years.
- Copies of inspection reports are available at regional offices.
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