Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living Facilities are designed for individuals that need assistance with basic Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) (i.e. bathing, toileting, self administration of medications, etc.). Assisted Living or Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) or Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF's) are usually designed for people who are not able to live on their own, but do not yet need the level of continuous nursing care that a nursing home offers. Angels Touch Assisted Living is a facility licensed and regulated by the State of Wisconsin.

Who lives in Assisted Living facilities?

Currently, more than a million Americans live in an estimated 20,000 assisted living residences. Assisted living residents can be young or old, affluent or low income, frail or disabled. Residents may suffer from Alzheimer's disease or other memory disorders. Residents may also need help with incontinence or mobility.

What types of services are offered at Angels Touch Assisted Living?
Services provided include:

  • Three meals a day served in a common dining area
  • Housekeeping services
  • Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting and walking
  • Access to health and medical services
  • 24-hour security and staff availability
  • Emergency call systems for each resident’s unit
  • Health promotion and exercise programs
  • Medication management
  • Personal laundry services
  • Social and recreational activities

What about costs?

The average cost for a resident at Angels Touch Assisted Living ranges from $145-$200 per day. This is usually less than half the cost of home health services and nursing home care. Cost is tailored to individual needs and established after a personal assessment is conducted prior to move in.

Who pays the bill for assisted living?

Depending on the nature of an individual's health insurance program or long-term care insurance policy, costs may be reimbursed. Government payments for assisted living residences have been limited. Some state and county agencies offer subsidies for services for low income elders. Others may provide subsidies in the form of an additional payment for those who receive Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid. Please contact us at (920) 336-9137 or sheila@angelstouchcbrf.com for a referral to the appropriate agency. We'd be happy to help.