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State Guru

 On this state page you will find resources, senior housing, and senior lifestyle opportunities. Such items address Seniors' needs from Active Communities to Assisted Living along with Insurance, Medical and Financial Planning information.
We attempt to keep the state unique information current. To accomplish this we encourage individuals to become a state "guru".

If you are aware of any changes that need to be made or might want to become a guru with its related rewards, please let us know via the email or address at the bottom of this page.

Agencies on Aging


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After Mom Moves

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AFTER MOM MOVES

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Agencies on Aging

Agencies on Aging

Board on Aging and Long Term Care
1402 Pankratz Street, Suite 11\ Madison, Wisconsin 53704
http://longtermcare.wi.gov


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Assisted Living

Provider

Phone

Address

City/Zip


Alterra Sterling House

608-827-8777

6916 Century Avenue

Middleton 53562

Moraine Ridge
920-468-3111
2929 St. Anthony Dr.
Green Bay, 54311

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Alzheimer's Communities Regulations


Alzheimer's Unit requirements are not separately specified
Department of Health and Social Services,
Division of Community Services,
Bureau on Aging
608.266.3878

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Directories - Senior Housing Options

Assisted Living

Housing Directory


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Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted Living Regulatory Information
Department of Health and Social Services,
Division of Community Services,
Bureau on Aging
608.266.3878

Residential Care Apartment Complexes. A Residential Care Apartment Complex provides supportive services (e.g., meals housekeeping, laundry, and access to medical services), personal services/assistance with activities of daily living, and nursing services (e.g., health monitoring, medication administration/management). Facilities may not provide all of these services for more than 28 hours per week. Services shall be provided to meet unscheduled care needs of its tenants and to make emergency assistance available 24-hours a day.

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Day Care

Provider

Phone

Address

City/Zip

Elder Care The Gathering Place

608-245-3075

6155 Mineral Point Rd.

Madison 53705


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Continuing Care Community

Provider

Phone

Address

City/Zip

Meriter Heights
608-283-2000
110 S. Henry St.
Madison 53703
Attic Angel Community
608-662-8842
8301 Old Sauk Road
Middleton 53562

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care Adult Day Care programs provide an assortment of health, therapeutic, and social services to those at risk of being placed in a nursing environment. Adult Day Care services support elderly individuals who lack full independence but who do not need 24-hour nursing care. Services may include therapeutic and social activities designed to meet and enhance the participant's level of functioning through individual plans of care. Such Adult Day Care services generally provide support, respite and education for caregivers.

A typical Adult Day Care center operates 10 - 12 hours per day and provides meals, social/recreational outings, and general supervision. Some Adult Day Care centers maintain a nurse on-site and may also provide transportation and personal care.

With the added support through participation in Adult Day Care, admission to rest homes or nursing homes may be delayed. Hence, participants may be able to remain at home with family members for a longer period of time. In addition the social stimulation and recreational activities often mitigate the decline of cognitive/physical functions.

Adult Day Care support also aids caregivers by providing respite services thus enabling caregivers to work or to have a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Costs for services are usually less than a home health visit and significantly less than a skilled nursing facility. Daily fees for adult day services vary depending upon the services provided.

Learn more about Adult Day Care here.

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care
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Award Winning HMOs

Find out if any HMOs in your area rank in the top 50. HealthMatrix Research Inc. ranks HMOs, provides price comparisons, tips to ask when shopping for an HMO and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.


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Drug Savings Programs and Medical Aids

Find Low Drug Prices

Save money! Compare prescription drug prices for 1,000+ medications. You'll also see online pharmacy ratings and shipping fees so you can compare total costs.

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Incontinence Aid

An adult diaper (adult nappy) is an incontinence aid for those larger than an infant or toddler. Such adult diaper (adult nappy) may be necessary for adults with various conditions, such as incontinence, mobility impairment, severe diarrhea or dementia. Adult diapers (adult nappy)are made in various forms, including those resembling traditional child diapers, underpants, and pads resembling sanitary napkins (known as incontinence pads).

IDiaper offers premium incontinence products for those with such needs. IDiaper strives to carry all of the premium adult diapers and related incontinence products.

Feel free to call at 866-559-0353 or visit IDiaper


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Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Need help with the Medicare Maze?
Every state has a Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
to help understand Medicare coverage, payments and Medigap Insurance options.
Note: Toll free numbers often work only from within the state.
From out of state? Use the other number, when provided.
1.877.333.0202
For more counseling information visit www.medicare.gov

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Independent Retirement Community

Provider

Phone

Address

City/Zip

Skaalen Village

608-873-5651

400 N. Morris St.

Stoughton 53589

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Independent Senior Housing

Provider

Phone

Address

City/Zip

Bay Manor

920-469-2706

845 Bader St.

Green Bay 54302



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Insurance: Automobile

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Auto Insurance

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Insurance: Life

Insurance, Long Term Care


Because of old age, mental or physical illness, or injury, some people find themselves in need of help with eating, bathing, dressing, and other physical activities. Long-term care insurance can help pay for such care in the future. To help protect your financial independence, as you grow older, many Long Term Care Insurance providers have plans that offer comprehensive benefits as well as a proven track record of claims payments and financial stability. You should review all your options carefully.

 

Medicaid does not give you choices! Learn How to Protect your Loved Ones with Long Term Care Insurance

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Investments: Annuities, 401K Rollovers






Assisted Living Communities

Assisted Living Communities

Assisted Living Communities Your retirement planning should be based on understanding the options associated with Assisted living. As part of a retirement plan these options combine housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is a retirement service for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. Some residents may have memory disorders including Alzheimer's, or they may need help with mobility, incontinence or other challenges of senior life. Residents are assessed to determine the level of service they may need. These retirement services generally include: 24/7 supervision, 3 meals a day, housekeeping, transportation, minor medical attention, personal care assistance, security and emergency call, exercise programs, social and educational activities. In addition some Assisted living communities may provide: gardens, libraries, and chapels.

Assisted living communities are operated by both profit and non-profit organizations. Pricing can range from $1000 to over $4,000 per month based on your location. There may be extra fees for special services.

Learn more about Assisted Living Communities here.


Assisted  Living Communities

Assisted Living Communities

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Moving Help and Supplies

Make sure you have the information you need to protect your memories, money, and belongings from moving problems.

The best defense against moving difficulties is to be informed and aware of your options when choosing a reputable mover. While most household moves go smoothly, there are many pitfalls that you should be aware of. It can also be stressful, even under the best of circumstances. Use the checklist here to help guide you through the moving venture.

A key step is to read and understand all information provided by the mover. These should include the following basic documents as part of your move:

Estimates
The estimate should clearly describe, in writing, all charges for services the mover will perform. Make sure the estimate is signed by the mover.
Do not accept oral estimates.

Order for Service
The order for service is a list of all the services the mover will perform and shows the dates your household goods will be picked up and delivered
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Bill of Lading
The bill of lading is a contract between you and the mover and a receipt of your belongings. You should be given a partially completed copy of the bill of lading before the mover leaves the residence at origin.

Inventory List
The inventory is the receipt showing each item you shipped and its condition. Be sure you receive a written copy of the inventory after your household goods are loaded, and that you agree with its description of your household goods' condition

Moving Quote

Get state regulator help:

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Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection608-224-4939

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Real Estate Agents: Buy or Sell

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Aging in Place

Aging In Place

Aging in Place "Aging in place" is growing older without having to move. Aging in place with supportive services is one of the most desirable ways of aging. Aging in place can achieve efficiencies enabled by the customized care. Successful aging in place approaches focus on the provision of the most appropriate care for the specific individual. Thus avoiding wasted costs brought on by a "generic" care model.

An aging in place scenario, creates housing and health care options to provide support as defined by an individualís wishes and efforts to live independently. Aging in place can work best when it is employed as a part of a comprehensive plan for retirement and aging. A key step in implementing aging in place is to make your home aging friendly. As we age we don't hear so well, we sometimes forget or get confused and we can even outlive doctor's predictions about our longevity. So as long as we persist in growing older, why not arrange our homes to accommodate our reality. Incorporate memory triggers into the way we arrange cabinets and counters, add soft fabrics to muffle background noises, change appliances to better accommodate our short-comings.

Here is a book to help you make your homes senior-friendly.

Universal Design: A Step-by-Step Guide to Modifying Your Home for Comfortable, Accessible Living
The book, Universal Design: A Step-by-Step Guide to Modifying Your Home for Comfortable, Accessible Living by Barbara Krueger and Nika Stewart is a good place to start.With the book as a guide you can plan ahead for years before you critically need the advantages offered by the ideas in the book.

Also visit: the Universal Design Living Laboratory:A National Demonstration Home at http://www.UDLL.com by Rosemarie Rossetti, PhD

If you want to learn more visit our Aging in place section .

Once you have an idea of the changes needed in the home, it is time to discuss the changes with a contractor/builder in your area. Below is a list of of such providers in your area.


Aging in Place

Aging In Place Contractors

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State Department of Insurance

Insurance regulations differ from state to state.
Need help with an insurance company provider?
Want to know who writes Medigap insurance in your state?
Contact: Insurance Department
Complaints Department
PO Box 7873
Madison, WI 53707
1.800.236.8517
608.266.0103

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Taxes

  • Personal Income Tax
    Tax Rate Range: Low of 4.6% to 6.75% at the high.
    Four Income brackets: $8,060 is the low, to $116,330 the highest.
    Personal Exemptions: $700 for singles, $1,400 for marrieds, 65+ is $950.
    Tax Credits: $25 additional for taxpayers over 65
    Standard Deduction: $7,650 maximum for singles, $8,900 Maximum for marrieds (both reduce as income rises).
    Medical/Dental Deduction 5% credit for expenses in excess of standard deduction.
    Federal Income Tax Deduction: 0.
    Public Pension Exclusion: $5000 with limits
    Private Pension Exclusion: $5000 with limits
    Social Security Exemption: Federal amount.
  • Sales Tax: 5% (Prescription drugs and food exempt)
    For further information Wisconsin Department of Revenue.


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