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Assisted living facilities provide supportive services, personal assistance and nursing services to older adults. Choosing one for yourself or a loved one is an important decision. Madison.com has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing customer reviews and local availability of 25 businesses and choosing eight favorites from top assisted living facilities in Madison.

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How to choose an assisted living facility in Madison

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When choosing an assisted living facility in Madison, you should look for an assisted living community that ensures you or your loved one is getting the appropriate amount of care and attention. The cost of assisted living must also fit in your budget.

Some things to consider include:

  • Location: When comparing assisted living facilities, take location into account. You’ll want to find a facility that is close to friends and family and your health care provider. Additionally, consider distance from favorite restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
  • Levels of care: Assisted living facilities in Madison offer different levels of care, and some specialize in certain conditions. For example, you or a loved one may be looking specifically for memory care. Also, evaluate not just current care needs, but potential future ones.
  • Staff: Meet with various staff, including directors, coordinators and others, to ask questions. Learn the staff-to-resident ratio, and observe how staff interact with residents. Do they know residents personally? Are they friendly and helpful?
  • Benefits and amenities: Think about what on-site benefits are important to you or a loved one. Assisted living facilities range from basic — with apartments, meals, laundry, housekeeping and care monitoring — to luxurious, with spas, beauty parlors, a calendar full of activities, gardens and walking trails.

Before choosing an assisted living facility in Madison, visit each one for a tour. Read reviews about the facility. You should also check to make sure the assisted living facility is properly licensed, certified or registered with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

How much does assisted living cost in Madison?

In Madison, the cost of assisted living ranges between $1,000 and $10,000 per month, but most facilities charge between $2,500 and $5,000 per month. The exact cost depends on the level of care you need, the facility you choose and the type of apartment you or a loved one will live in.

Assisted living facilities in Madison will want to know how you plan to pay for assisted living. Residents and their families use personal resources (e.g., savings, pension, long-term care insurance, veterans benefits) and state and federal benefits to pay for assisted living.

There are a number of programs that provide financial support for assisted living in Wisconsin. The IRIS program provides assistance to older Wisconsin residents and adults with disabilities. Wisconsin’s Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Program provides funds for those with irreversible dementia that can be used for adult day care, a type of assisted living.

Madison assisted living FAQ

Is a nursing home and assisted living the same thing?

No. Nursing homes provide 24-hour nursing services, while assisted living has limited nursing care. Those living in nursing homes require around-the-clock care; residents of assisted living facilities need less care monitoring.

What does assisted living offer in Madison?

All assisted living facilities in Wisconsin are required to provide health monitoring, assistance with medications, information and referral services, leisure time services, and personal care services. Some communities offer other services, like transportation and money management.

What Madison regulations protect seniors in assisted living facilities?

Wisconsin law lists specific rights of residents living in assisted living facilities, such as community-based residential facilities. These include the rights to communications, confidentiality, freedom from mistreatment and freedom from seclusion.

Madison assisted living community information

Noel Manor

Noel Manor offers assisted living, independent living and respite care. Its amenities include a movie theater, beauty salon and transportation services. Each apartment has a full kitchen and private bathroom. Small pets are welcome. Noel Manor is located at 471 Prairie Way Blvd., Verona, WI 53593.

Noel Manor

Oakwood Village

Oakwood Village has two campuses in Madison offering a full continuum of care. Services include 24-hour staff availability, three meals per day and snacks, basic health monitoring, medication management, spiritual care and life enrichment programming. Schedule a tour to learn more. Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge is located at 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison, WI 53718.

Oakwood Village

Attic Angel Community

Attic Angel Community offers assisted living, memory care and respite care in Middleton. Residents live in one-bedroom apartments and have access to laundry and bathing assistance, weekly housekeeping, daily bed-making and trash removal, three meals a day, and a full schedule of daily activities. Some of its amenities include a wellness center, libraries, computer areas, spa services and transport services. Attic Angel Community is located at 8301 Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI 53562.

Attic Angel Community

All Saints Neighborhood

Assisted living at All Saints Neighborhood includes a studio-style apartment, 24-hour care staff, meals and snacks, daily laundry and housekeeping, and life enrichment programs. Residents have access to an on-site chapel, greenhouse for indoor gardening, wellness center and central courtyard. All Saints Neighborhood is located at 511 Commerce Drive, Madison, WI 53719.

All Saints Neighborhood

Five Star Senior Living

Five Star Senior Living has 260 living communities in 33 states, including three within 50 miles of Madison. Some of the amenities at its Meadowmere Madison location include exercise classes, beauty salon, resident clubs, library, resident gardens, movie theater and restaurant-style dining. Studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments are available. Meadowmere Madison is at 5601 Burke Road, Madison, WI 53718.

Five Star Senior Living

McFarland Villa Assisted Living

McFarland Villa Assisted Living offers assisted living and independent living. Residents enjoy a private dining room, guest suites, a library, a TV room and a beauty shop. Staff provide 24-hour security. Residents can sign up for month-to-month leases. Contact McFarland Villa Assisted Living for a complimentary tour and lunch. McFarland Villa Assisted Living is located at 5206 Paulson Court, McFarland, WI 53558.

McFarland Villa Assisted Living

Emerson Senior Living

Emerson Senior Living provides assisted living, supportive living and additional options for couples. At the facility, you’ll find amenities such as a cozy fireplace, library, organic vegetable and flower gardens, porches and patios, and in-house and community activities. Emerson Senior Living is located at 402 Rustic Drive, Madison, WI 53718.

Emerson Senior Living

Oak Park Place

Oak Park Place offers assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. Its Madison East Grandview facility has one- and two-bedroom apartments and includes meals, scheduled transportation, daily bed-making and housekeeping, and events. It is located at 718 Jupiter Drive, Madison, WI 53718.

Oak Park Place