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Senior living services at The Waterford at Fitchburg

The Waterford at Fitchburg offers a variety of living options and care levels catered to meet residents’ needs.

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Independent living

Ideal for seniors who seek a simpler, relaxing lifestyle and can live on their own without daily assistance. Leave chores like laundry, cooking and home maintenance to us while you engage in the passions you enjoy most and discover new ones! We offer:

  • Recreational activities and entertainment
  • Wellness, walking, balance and exercise classes
  • Scheduled courtesy transportation
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Access to a third-party, rehabilitation agency
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Two older adult men read the newspaper together at their senior living community

Assisted living

For older adults who need hands-on help with daily activities of living like bathing, grooming, dressing, moving around and taking medications. You’ll also enjoy nutritious meals and housekeeping services. We offer:

  • 24-hour staffing
  • Regular personal care assessments
  • Access to a third-party, rehabilitation agency
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Meals served daily
  • Recreational activities and entertainment
  • Wellness, walking, balance and exercise classes
  • Scheduled courtesy transportation
  • Escort and transfer assistance
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Older adult woman smiles while enjoying ice cream at a senior living community

Temporary stay

Sometimes called a respite care or rehab, temporary stay is available for seniors who need extra support and monitoring for a short period—such as recovering from a surgery or injury, or while a caregiver is away.

This is also a great way to see if a senior living community is right for you. You’ll stay in a spacious, private apartment and have access to all our community’s amenities and services throughout your stay.

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Services for seniors in our Fitchburg community

When you feel your best, life is simply more enjoyable. That’s why we prioritize your good health at The Waterford at Fitchburg:

  • 24-hour awake staff
  • Full medication management
  • Specialty on-site medical care, including incontinence care and oxygen
  • Visiting physicians, including occupational and physical therapists, podiatrists and nurses
  • On-site hospice care available

Frequently asked questions about independent living and assisted living

What is the difference between a senior living community and a nursing home?

A senior living community is not a nursing home. The main difference between a senior living community and a nursing home (often called a skilled nursing facility) is the level of medical care provided to residents. 

Senior living communities do not provide medical care or clinical support, whereas nursing homes do. A nursing home provides around-the-clock care and is suitable for those with ongoing medical conditions that need long-term, skilled care. A senior living community is better suited for older adults who may need help with everyday activities but do not require 24/7 clinical care.

What is the difference between assisted living and independent living?

Assisted living is a kind of senior living that provides a higher level of care than an independent living community. A senior in an assisted living community likely needs more attention than one who is in independent living. At assisted living communities, residents can get help with everyday activities like help with mobility, incontinence care, support bathing/getting dressed, help with meals and more through personalized care plans.

What services are included in senior living rent?

At our community, staff are on-call 24/7 to respond to resident needs or emergencies. We offer social activities, meals, support with chores like housekeeping and laundry, medication management and help with tasks like bathing and getting dressed. Residents generally have their own apartments, although some communities offer shared apartments to make them more affordable.

How much does senior living cost in Fitchburg, Wisconsin?

There are many factors that affect pricing. This includes the type of apartment, such as a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment. However, the cost of senior living at our community in Fitchburg begins at $2,835 for independent living and $4,660 for assisted living per month.

Moving to an independent and assisted living community can help you save money! Expenses that are usually included as part of the monthly rent include utilities, basic cable and Wi-Fi (in some communities), groceries, meals, dining service, cleaning/housekeeping, maintenance, transportation services, and of course, activities to keep you entertained! 

There are many options available to help pay for independent and assisted living, including long-term care insurance policies, life insurance conversions, bridge loans and more.

Are medical services offered on-site?

Many independent and assisted living communities offer on-site care, like physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, through partnerships with care providers. These communities also have on-site home health, hospice and/or medical providers who can make home visits for residents.

What is respite care/temporary care?

Respite care, also known as temporary care, refers to a short-term stay at a senior living community. The stay ranges from a few days to a few weeks in a furnished apartment with access to community amenities and services. 

We offer this option for seniors in need of temporary residence. That could be due to a caregiver’s absence or a recent illness or injury, or even just for those who want to try out our community before making a permanent move.

The Waterford at Fitchburg is a big family. Between staff and neighbors, I have found all my needs met in one way or another. Because of this, I plan to remain here as long as I live. Wesley S.