Leaving your home and moving into a healthcare facility can be traumatizing, more so when you don’t exactly know what you are getting yourself into. Often when we hear the words assisted living, we immediately think of the nursing home. We can even picture the nurses aid carrying the I.V. as he wheels us down the aisle. But assisted living facilities are not really like that. In fact, Appleton assisted living facilities resemble more of a hotel suite or an apartment than a nursing home, and would you mind living in a hotel suite? I know I certainly wouldn’t.
Well, Appleton is located in the Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet counties in Wisconsin. It is located on the Fox River, about a 100 miles nort of Milwaukee. It is one of the cities named the Fox Cities as it lies right on the Fox River. Money Magazine even listed it as one of the best places to live in America in a 2010 issue. The city has a population over 79,000 people and the cost of living is relatively low. This is what I call a “look and stroll” city, a place to lay back and enjoy life.
What is an Assisted Living Option Like?
Well, as I mentioned before, assisted living facilities resemble hotel suites more than they do nursing homes. They give residents privacy and independence by offering them independent apartment residences. But they also offer on-site health care service to aid residents in emergency situations or with activities they can no longer do for themselves. So, if all you need is a little help getting dressed in the morning, a home healthcare worker can assist you in this process, then leaving and allowing you to get on with your life. This is a much better option than living with an adult child, don’t you think?
Where Do I Find Appleton Assisted Living Options?
The first place to start would be at Assisted Living. This website lists all the available facilities in Appleton, giving you phone numbers and addresses so you can contact the administrative personnel for each facility. Once you have these phone numbers all you need to do is call to find out about amenities, features, activities and prices.
Assisted Living Cost
Although prices will vary from facility to facility and this will also depend on the type of care you need, generally, assisted living communities cost about $44,000 per year in Wisconsin. Of course, you will find prices that are a little higher or lower than this, but again, it depends on your needs and the services offered.