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Find the Best Memory Care Facilities in Madison, WI

About 1 in 4 Wisconsin residents with dementia gets care in a facility-based setting, according to the state. Memory care facilities offer secure environments, trained staff and structured support. Madison.com has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing local availability and reviews of 27 businesses and choosing seven favorites from the top memory care facilities in Madison.

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What to look for in a memory care facility in Madison

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When choosing a memory care facility in Madison, you should find a place that meets your loved one’s needs and budget and has the proper licensing, certification or registration with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Think about the following when choosing a memory care facility in Madison:

  • Memory care services: Memory care services can include assistance with daily living activities, medication management and administration, and cognitive exercises. Ask what each facility offers when you’re comparing communities. Find out what kind of training staff members have, and how many staff members there are relative to the number of residents.
  • Physical environment: Because those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia tend to wander or get lost, the physical environment is important. Ask about and observe security measures and staff supervision of residents. Take a tour and see what the environment looks and feels like. Notice if the layout is designed to prevent residents from getting lost.
  • Long-term care: Even if your loved one is an earlier stage of dementia, think about the long-term benefits of the facility you choose in case your loved one’s condition worsens.
  • Food, activities and amenities: Consider food accommodations, especially if your loved one requires a special diet. Also, learn about the community’s activities and amenities, which often include housekeeping, laundry and other on-site perks for residents.
  • Location: The location of a memory care facility affects how often you, family and friends can visit a loved one. Make sure there is a hospital close by in case of an emergency.

When you're considering any assisted living facilities in Madison, it’s important to visit in person for a tour. Pay attention to the physical environment and the staff. Watch how the staff members interact with residents. Can you picture your loved one there? You can also read reviews of memory care facilities online and ask for recommendations from people you trust.

How much does memory care cost in Madison?

In Madison, most memory care facilities cost between $2,800 and $10,000 per month. The factors that influence cost include the specific facility you choose and the amount of care your loved one needs.

Wisconsin residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia pay for memory care in a variety of ways, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. These include savings accounts, pensions, insurance, veterans benefits, Social Security benefits and Medicaid programs.

Madison memory care residence FAQ

How do you calm down someone with dementia?

There are various things you can try to calm down someone with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. These include using calm, positive statements; providing reassurance; adding light; using art or music to engage the person; decreasing noise and distractions; and taking a walk or going for a car ride. If these fail, speak with the person’s primary care physician.

What is a memory care facility?

A memory care facility is a facility designed to offer a safe, structured environment for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Facilities providing memory care may also have other living options, such as assisted and independent living.

What organizations in Madison help people with memory issues?

Many local organizations support people with dementia, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Wisconsin Chapter: The Alzheimer’s Association, Wisconsin Chapter provides information, care consultation, supportive services, educational opportunities, funding for research and advocacy efforts for public policy changes. It is available 24/7 for support.
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin: The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is a nonprofit with a mission to improve the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their families. It offers individual and family consultations, caregiver support groups and enrichment programs.
  • Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County: The ADRC of Dane County has a dementia care specialist who can help with diagnosing dementia, getting access to resources, learning strategies and coping skills and getting care.

Madison memory care community information

Five Star Senior Living

Five Star Senior Living offers its “Bridge to Rediscovery” memory care program at facilities in Madison and Verona. Coventry Village, in Madison, has secure outdoor areas, a movie theater, a garden and a chapel. One- and two-bedroom floor plans are available. Schedule a tour directly on the Five Star Senior Living website. Coventry Village is located at 7707 N. Brookline Drive, Madison, WI 53719.

Five Star Senior Living

Attic Angel Community

Attic Angel Community is a nonprofit organization that provides living and care options for older adults, including memory care. The facility offers a secure environment, three meals per day, bathing assistance and personal laundry service. For entertainment, residents enjoy daily activities and events. On-site facilities include an art studio, fitness center, spa service and a computer lab. Attic Angel Community is located at 8301 Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI 53562.

Attic Angel Community

Kettle Park Senior Living

Kettle Park Senior Living is a living community for older adults with options for memory care and independent and assisted living. Memory care residents get assistance going to meals, events and appointments; regularly scheduled care conferences; three chef-prepared meals per day; and housekeeping and laundry services. Memory care staff are certified in dementia care through the Alzheimer’s Association, according to the community. Kettle Park Senior Living is located at 2600 Jackson St., Stoughton, WI 53589.

Kettle Park Senior Living

BrightStar Senior Living

BrightStar Senior Living offers memory care and assisted living at locations in Madison and Waunakee. Its Madison community has 14 memory care suites in studio and one-bedroom floor plans. Memory care includes supportive and structured daily routines, purposeful programming, specialized behavioral approaches and cognitive stimulation. BrightStar Senior Living’s Madison location is at 6550 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711.

BrightStar Senior Living

All Saints Neighborhood

All Saints Neighborhood memory care includes care staff available 24 hours a day, medication management, daily laundry and housekeeping, meals, and an enrichment program focused on active living. Staff are trained in partnership with the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Contact All Saints Neighborhood for a virtual tour. It is located at 511 Commerce Drive, Madison, WI 53719.

All Saints Neighborhood

Oak Park Place

Oak Park Place offers memory care, independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. The Madison East Grandview facility provides meals, scheduled transportation and housekeeping. Memory care residents have multiple floor plans to choose from, each with one bedroom and one bathroom. Oak Park Place has four facilities in the area, including Madison East Grandview at 718 Jupiter Drive, Madison, WI 53718.

Oak Park Place

Capri Communities

Capri Communities’ Hyland Campus offers independent and assisted living and memory care. Lifestyle events and activities play an important role in this pet-friendly facility. Residents receive three meals per day and a call pendant for emergencies. On-site amenities include a common area, a worship space, a salon, outdoor garden beds, landscaped grounds with walking paths, and heated underground parking. Capri Communities’ Hyland Campus is located at 881 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie, WI 53590.

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