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 Facilities (ALF) or Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF's) are 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 and will provide that assistance.

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, dressing 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; Angels Touch has dedicated Housekeeping staff; some communities have their Caregivers do housekeeping; make sure you ask, there is a difference.
  • 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 Assisted living today is $135 to $215 per day. This is substantially less than the cost of home health services and nursing home care. Cost is tailored to individual needs and established after an individualized assessment is conducted prior to move in. Currently Angels Touch rates roughly run between $133 per day to $190 per day.

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. Angels Touch currently does have Medicaid Waiver contracts in place for those who admit Private Pay and do deplete their resources at some point. If you qualify resident’s can transition over from Private pay to Medicaid Waiver programs without moving. Please contact us at (920) 336-9137 or email Janna our Business office administrator at janna@angelstouchcbrf.com. She will help with an appropriate referral to an agency we work with for financial planning help. We are happy to assist, that is what we do.