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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Madison, WI

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Madison, WI 53703 Rating

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3.9 (53)
3.5 (16)
3.5 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, Capitol Lakes caters to its residents' individuality while providing a secure and supportive living environment. It offers customizable apartments with a variety of floor plans that include kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Daily assistance is personalized to the needs and preferences of each resident. An aquatic and wellness center provides a chance for exercise, and residents can also visit the library or technology center, receive massages, and attend weekly religious services.

Verona, WI 53593 Rating

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5.0 (12)
4.2 (5)

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Four Winds Manor & Lodge is a privately owned senior care facility in Verona, Wisconsin, serving the Madison metro area for over five decades. The facility offers assisted living, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing care. Assisted living care helps with various daily activities, such as grooming and bathing. Amenities encompass rooms and suites with microwaves and mini-refrigerators, landscaped grounds, a beauty shop, and a recreation room. Featured activities include exercise programs, themed parties, Friday happy hours, theatrical dances, and bingo.

Waunakee, WI 53597 Rating

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Sienna Crest Assisted Living is a senior care facility in Waunakee, Wisconsin. Established in 1997, the community provides all residents with housekeeping and meal services, and it offers three levels of specialized care, including independent living and memory care. Residents with Alzheimer's can participate in inside walking paths designed to trigger memories, and all residents can participate in daily life enhancement activity programming. Team members are also available to help with medication reminders.

Madison, WI 53714 Rating

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5.0 (1)

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Madison Pointe Senior Living offers a wide range of spacious assisted living apartments in Madison, Wisconsin. The friendly caregivers provide a helping hand to residents who require assistance with some or all of the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and toileting. Residents enjoy a variety of social, educational, and recreational programs. Some amenities include a community dining room, a beauty/barber shop, and outdoor gardens with a patio area.

Verona, WI 53593 Rating

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4.4 (21)
2.0 (2)

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Located in Verona, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin, Noel Manor strives to create a homelike environment for older adults who need a little extra help. This assisted living facility offers private apartments, skilled nursing, and supportive personal care, including dressing, grooming, and medication management. Nutritious meals are prepared on-site and served in a community dining room. To help seniors make new friends, Noel Manor offers book clubs, crafting groups, and fitness classes.

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Capitol Lakes
Madison, WI 53703
Four Winds Manor & Lodge
Verona, WI 53593
Sienna Crest Assisted Living - Waunakee
Waunakee, WI 53597
Madison Pointe Senior Living
Madison, WI 53714
Noel Manor
Verona, WI 53593


  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.