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Assisted Living in Wisconsin

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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 )

Top Cities in Wisconsin

Adams   (1)
Albany   (2)
Algoma   (1)
Altoona   (2)
Amery   (2)
Antigo   (1)
Appleton   (19)
Baldwin   (1)
Bangor   (1)
Baraboo   (6)
Barron   (2)
Bayside   (2)
Beaver Dam   (4)
Belgium   (1)
Belleville   (2)
Beloit   (6)
Berlin   (5)
Birnamwood   (2)
Bloomer   (1)
Brillion   (1)
Brookfield   (6)
Brown Deer   (4)
Burlington   (2)
Caledonia   (1)
Cambridge   (2)
Cecil   (1)
Cedarburg   (2)
Centuria   (1)
Chetek   (1)
Chilton   (1)
Colby   (2)
Columbus   (2)
Crandon   (2)
Crivitz   (1)
Cudahy   (4)
Darlington   (1)
De Forest   (4)
De Pere   (4)
Delavan   (2)
Denmark   (2)
Dodgeville   (2)
Dorchester   (1)
Dousman   (1)
Durand   (1)
East Troy   (2)
Eau Claire   (7)
Edgar   (1)
Edgerton   (1)
Elkhorn   (3)
Elm Grove   (1)
Evansville   (3)
Fall River   (1)
Fennimore   (1)
Fitchburg   (1)
Fond Du Lac   (15)
Footville   (1)
Franklin   (6)
Frederic   (1)
Genoa City   (2)
Germantown   (3)
Glendale   (5)
Grafton   (1)
Grantsburg   (1)
Green Bay   (20)
Green Lake   (2)
Greendale   (2)
Greenfield   (6)
Greenleaf   (1)
Greenville   (1)
Hammond   (1)
Hartford   (4)
Hartland   (2)
Hayward   (1)
Hillpoint   (1)
Hillsboro   (1)
Hobart   (1)
Holmen   (1)
Horicon   (3)
Hudson   (3)
Jackson   (2)
Janesville   (9)
Jefferson   (3)
Kaukauna   (3)
Kenosha   (15)
Kewaskum   (1)
Kewaunee   (3)
Kiel   (1)
Kimberly   (1)
La Crosse   (9)
La Farge   (1)
Lake Mills   (3)
Lancaster   (2)
Lodi   (2)
Lomira   (1)
Luxemburg   (1)
Madison   (24)
Manitowoc   (9)
Marinette   (2)
Marshall   (2)
Marshfield   (5)
Mauston   (1)
Mc Farland   (1)
Medford   (2)
Menasha   (6)
Menomonie   (3)
Mequon   (5)
Merrill   (2)
Middleton   (5)
Milton   (2)
Milwaukee   (39)
Minocqua   (3)
Mondovi   (1)
Monona   (1)
Monroe   (6)
Montello   (1)
Mosinee   (3)
Mukwonago   (2)
Muskego   (2)
Necedah   (2)
Neenah   (9)
Nekoosa   (1)
New Berlin   (5)
New London   (1)
Oak Creek   (9)
Oconomowoc   (3)
Oconto   (3)
Omro   (1)
Onalaska   (3)
Oregon   (2)
Oshkosh   (12)
Park Falls   (1)
Pepin   (2)
Peshtigo   (1)
Pewaukee   (6)
Plover   (3)
Plum City   (1)
Plymouth   (3)
Portage   (7)
Princeton   (2)
Pulaski   (1)
Racine   (17)
Randolph   (1)
Readstown   (1)
Redgranite   (2)
Reedsburg   (6)
Rice Lake   (4)
Ripon   (6)
Sauk City   (2)
Saukville   (2)
Schofield   (2)
Shawano   (3)
Sheboygan   (8)
Shell Lake   (2)
Sister Bay   (1)
Slinger   (2)
Sparta   (1)
Spooner   (1)
Stanley   (1)
Stoddard   (1)
Stoughton   (3)
Sturtevant   (1)
Suamico   (1)
Superior   (3)
Sussex   (1)
Tomah   (6)
Twin Lakes   (1)
Two Rivers   (2)
Verona   (4)
Viroqua   (4)
Waldo   (1)
Walworth   (3)
Waterford   (2)
Waterloo   (1)
Watertown   (4)
Waukesha   (5)
Waunakee   (3)
Waupaca   (2)
Waupun   (4)
Wausau   (12)
Wautoma   (3)
Wauwatosa   (8)
West Allis   (6)
West Bend   (10)
Westby   (1)
Westfield   (1)
Weston   (2)
Whitehall   (1)
Whitewater   (5)
Wild Rose   (1)
Wittenberg   (1)
Woodruff   (1)


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. 

 

Overnight Staffing

    • 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. 

 

Inspections Laws

    • 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. 

 

Links and Sources

 

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