Preparing a loved one to move into an assisted living community near you in Madison can be an emotional and busy time. It's good to prepare a checklist of what to do in preparation for the move. Before that, though, make sure you are current on scheduled visits to the doctor, dentist and any other professionals you rely on for good health. You need a doctor's assessment in order to move into the assisted living facility to ensure the community can provide the care you require.
Downsize belongings prior to making the move to ease the transition. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Madison is $4,300 according to the Genworth Cost of Care Calculator.
It's important to understand the cost of assisted living, which involves a number of factors, such as the type of property you choose, the level of care needed and the kinds of amenities at a particular assisted living facility.
These costs are based on the type of facility, and they can include:
According to the Genworth Cost of Care survey, based on 2017 data, aging citizens pay an average monthly cost of $3,750 for assisted living in the United States. The state of Wisconsin has a higher monthly average of $4,000, with assisted living in Madison on the high end of the spectrum at an average of $4,300 per month.
Our local Seniorly Partner Agents often have the ability to negotiate monthly rent and fees on your behalf at many of the communities you might be interested in. This is a free service to you. To connect to a Seniorly Partner Agent email us now at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 866-4515.
Assisted living sits between independent living and skilled nursing facilities (also known as nursing homes) on a continuum of care, separating it from other forms of senior care.
Before deciding on an assisted living community, you should understand how it compares to other care types offered in the Madison area. Here's a look at some other types of care for comparison: