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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,475 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 3 assisted living facilities in Chippewa Falls and 7 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Chippewa Falls, WI
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According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Chippewa Falls residents pay an average of $4,475 per month for assisted living. This is slightly over the state average of $4,300 and the national average of $4,000. Some Wisconsin cities such as Wausau ($4,655) and the Oshkosh area ($5,000) pay more on average, whereas the cost of assisted living in others such as Fond du Lac ($3,744) and the La Crosse area ($2,638) is significantly lower.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Chippewa Falls, so data for the closest city, Eau Claire, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
As in most U.S cities, the average monthly cost of 24-hour skilled nursing home care in Chippewa Falls ($7,422) is significantly more expensive than other types of senior care. At $1,885, adult day health services are the least expensive option, but they’re best suited for those who only require daytime services and can travel to a care center. On average, homemaker services ($4,576) and home health aides ($4,648) cost more than assisted living ($4,475). These in-home care options don’t include expenses such as rent, utilities and home maintenance typically covered by monthly assisted living fees.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Wisconsin Medicaid provides health care coverage to more than 1 million low-income individuals, children, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities across the state.
Wisconsin residents may qualify for Medicaid if they:
Wisconsin Medicaid offers two programs to help seniors retain their independence and live in the community rather than in a nursing home.
The Family Care program provides seniors and disabled residents with long-term care services. Once enrolled, participants partner with a managed care organization to assess their individual needs and develop a customized health care service plan. Services are provided where the participant lives, which can be an assisted living facility or a personal residence.
To be eligible for the Family Care program, seniors must be at least 65 years old or disabled, require long-term care services and meet the Medicaid income limits.
Once enrolled, seniors receive benefits such as:
The Include, Respect, I Self-Direct program provides Medicaid-eligible seniors and disabled adults with a budget to direct their own care based on individual need.
To be eligible for IRIS, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Program members can allocate their budget to pay for goods and services that meet their needs and long-term goals.
IRIS services may include:
Those interested in applying for the Family Care or IRIS programs can contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Chippewa County or call (888) 400-6920 to begin the assessment process.
Wisconsin Supplemental Security Income Exceptional Expense Supplement
Chippewa Falls seniors eligible for SSI may qualify for SSI-E, an additional state subsidy of up to $95.99 per month.
To qualify for SSI, seniors must:
SSI recipients may qualify for SSI-E benefits if they require at least 40 hours of long-term support services per month and pay for their own household expenses in a private residence. They may also qualify if their expenses exceed the SSI-E payment level and they reside in one of the following facility types:
To apply for SSI-E, interested Chippewa Falls seniors should contact the Great Rivers Consortium at (888) 283-0012.
Veterans Aid and Attendance
The Veterans Aid and Attendance program may provide veterans and their surviving spouses with a monthly payment in addition to their regular VA pension.
To qualify, individuals must fit one of the following categories:
To apply, eligible veterans can visit the Milwaukee Regional Office, call (800) 827-1000 or send a written request describing their needs, daily habits and mobility level to the Milwaukee VA Pension Center.
Senior centers in and around Chippewa Falls welcome individuals age 55 and older to meet for activities such as yoga classes, quilting, card games and social outings. Annual memberships range from $25 to $35, and the Chippewa Falls Senior Center’s senior dining program offers nutritious meals to residents over age 60 for a $4 suggested donation.
Chippewa Falls Senior Center
1000 E Grand Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
L E Phillips Senior Center
1616 Bellinger St, Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging and the Aging and Disability Resource Center provide area seniors with resources, advocacy and benefits assistance. Living well classes at the AAA teach skills such as managing diabetes and chronic pain. Caregiver support groups and Medicare counseling are also available.
Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging
201 N Broad St Ste 102, Mankato MN 56001
Aging and Disability Resource Center
711 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The Wisconsin Veterans Home of Chippewa Falls provides long-term care to senior veterans whose assistance needs deem them unable to live at home. Area veterans can access benefits resources from Chippewa County Veterans Services, where services include help filing for pensions, benefits and health care services.
Wisconsin Veterans Home
2175 E Park Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Chippewa County Veterans Services
711 North Bridge St Rm 113, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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