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Assisted Living in Chippewa Falls, WI

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

  • Assisted Living: $4,475
  • Nursing Home Care: $7,422
  • In-home Care: $4,576
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,885

Our House Senior Living - Chippewa Falls Assisted Care

115 Marrs Street
Chippewa Falls, WI

Call 1-800-991-9257 for details

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Located just across from Timber Terrace Golf Course, Chippewa Falls Assisted Care and Memory Care offers numerous services and amenities to create the perfect supportive environment for you or your loved one.

Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home

300 Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI

Call 1-800-991-9257 for details

Call 1-800-991-9257 for details

"Established in 1913, Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home is an attractive and affordable choice for seniors who wish to enjoy their independence with caring support in a charming and elegant atmosphere. Our professional daily living services and personally satisfying amenities…

Chippewa Falls Comforts of Home

1224 Pumphouse Road
Chippewa Falls, WI

Call 1-800-991-9257 for details

Call 1-800-991-9257 for details

Chippewa Falls Comforts of Home is located South of CR-I on Scheidler Road along the beautiful Chippewa River. Our community offers assisted living in a unique home-like setting. We promise to offer the highest quality of care at the most…

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Map of Chippewa Falls Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Chippewa Falls

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

Care Cost Comparison

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Chippewa Falls

Medicaid in Wisconsin

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:

  • Are blind, disabled or at least 65 years old
  • Earn less than $16,613 in annual income as an individual or $22,492 as a married couple
  • Are a qualifying immigrant or U.S. citizen

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:

  • Primary health care coordination
  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, eating and dressing
  • Adult day care
  • Mental health services
  • Speech, occupational and physical therapies
  • Skilled nursing
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Daily living skills training

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:

  • Over age 18, a frail senior or disabled adult who requires nursing home-level care
  • Eligible for Medicaid
  • Live in a residential care apartment, adult family home or private residence in Wisconsin

Program members can allocate their budget to pay for goods and services that meet their needs and long-term goals.

IRIS services may include:

  • Self-directed personal care
  • Adult day care
  • Residence in an adult family home or residential care apartment complex
  • Home-delivered meals and transportation
  • Communication aids
  • Daily living skills training and education

Chippewa Falls residents interested in enrolling in Medicaid can apply online or call the Great Rivers Consortium at (888) 283-0012 to receive eligibility and application assistance.

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.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

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:

  • Be blind, disabled or at least 65 years old
  • Have a monthly income of less than $772 for individuals and $1,158 for couples
  • Have total assets of less than $2,000 per individuals or $3,000 per married couple, excluding a primary home, burial plots and one personal vehicle

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:

  • 20-bed or smaller community-based residential facility
  • Certified residential care apartment complex
  • Certified adult family or foster home

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:

  • Bedridden
  • Legally blind
  • A nursing home resident
  • Unable to perform regular activities of daily living including dressing, bathing or eating without caregiver assistance

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.

Assisted Living Resources in Chippewa Falls

Senior Centers

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
(715) 720-1666 

L E Phillips Senior Center
1616 Bellinger St, Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 839-4909

Aging Resource Center and Area Agency On Aging

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
(507) 387-1256

Aging and Disability Resource Center
711 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(888) 400-6920

Veterans Resources

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
(715) 720-6775

Chippewa County Veterans Services
711 North Bridge St Rm 113, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 726-7990

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