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Find the Best Memory Care Facilities in Beaver Dam, WI

Memory care provides a safe and supportive living and care environment for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Finding the right community for a loved one is a highly personal and important decision. WiscNews has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing reviews and local availability of 14 businesses and choosing five favorites from the top memory care facilities in Beaver Dam.

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What to look for in a memory care facility in southern Wisconsin

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Memory care facilities in southern Wisconsin generally also provide assisted living services and must be properly licensed, certified or registered with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Keep in mind the following considerations as you tour memory care facilities in southern Wisconsin to find one that meets your loved one’s needs and budget:

  • Memory care services: Memory care services focus on supporting those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Memory care programs assist residents with carrying out daily living activities, developing routines to lower stress, staying safe and improving cognitive function. Ask each facility about its memory care program and how it works.
  • Staff: The importance of the quality of staff at a memory care facility cannot be overstated. Staff members should have Alzheimer’s- and dementia-specific training, and they should be kind, caring and respectful. Ask about the staff-to-resident ratio, and observe staff as they interact with residents.
  • Layout: Take note of how the memory care facility is designed and maintained. Does it have a setup that minimizes the chance a resident will get lost? Is it monitored 24/7? Is it clean? Is there an enclosed outdoor area?
  • Food, activities and amenities: Since your loved one will be spending most of their time at the facility, it’s essential to find one that offers food they will like, activities they’ll take part in and amenities they will use. Taste a meal during your visit, check out the activities calendar and stop to see the various on-site amenities.
  • Location: Many families choose memory care facilities that are close to home so they can visit a loved one easily. The community should also be close to the resident’s health care provider and a hospital.

In addition to touring memory care facilities, you may also benefit from reading reviews and asking those you trust for recommendations.

How much does memory care cost in Beaver Dam?

In Beaver Dam, memory care facilities cost between $2,700 and $4,800 per month. This covers the cost of an apartment, assistance with daily living, meals and use of amenities. The cost you pay depends on the memory care facility, the specific living accommodations and the level of care your loved one requires.

There are multiple ways to pay for memory care in Beaver Dam. Residents use personal savings, long-term care insurance, pensions, veterans benefits and Social Security benefits. Medicaid in Wisconsin may also provide financial help for certain types of assisted living.

Beaver Dam memory care residence FAQ

How do you calm down someone with dementia?

Try listening calmly to the person’s worries and telling them that everything is OK. You can also try distracting the person from what’s upsetting them with an activity or snack; reducing noise, clutter or the number of people in the room; playing music; reading; or going for a walk. If none of these work, speak with a medical professional.

What is a memory care facility?

A memory care facility is an assisted living facility that specializes in caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It has a safe and secure environment, with staff who are trained in assisting individuals with problems related to remembering, thinking and making decisions.

What nearby activities are good for older people with memory issues?

  • The Watermark, a community center in Beaver Dam, provides recreational and educational activities for Beaver Dam residents who are 50 or older. A nutritious lunch is available Monday through Friday.
  • SPARK! is a free program from Dodge County that allows those with memory loss to enjoy art and nature. Events take place on the second Friday and the third Monday of each month.
  • Your loved one may appreciate a trip to any of the parks in the City of Beaver Dam for fresh air and exercise.

Beaver Dam memory care community information

Heritage Homes

Heritage Homes, part of The Lutheran Home Association, provides memory care, assisted living and independent living in Watertown. Its memory care program includes an individualized care plan in settings designed specifically for safety. Residents live in 18 memory care studios, each with remote monitoring technology. Heritage Homes is located at 700 Welsh Road, Watertown, WI 53098.

Heritage Homes

Sunset Ridge Johnson Creek

Memory care and assisted living at Sunset Ridge Johnson Creek includes personal care assistance, medication administration, a 24/7 on-call nurse, three daily meals, housekeeping and laundry. Residents take part in daily activities and outings. Single and shared suites are available. Contact Sunset Ridge Johnson Creek to schedule a tour. It is located at 1275 Remmel Drive, Johnson Creek, WI 53094.

Sunset Ridge Johnson Creek

The Waterford at Hartford

The Waterford at Hartford, a Capital Senior Living community, provides memory care with sensory care-based programming and assistance with daily routines. It offers 24/7 staffing, a circular path for walking and exercise, and gardening opportunities. Studios for memory care residents feature walk-in showers. Contact The Waterford at Hartford to schedule a tour. It is located at 1025 Bell Ave., Hartford, WI 53027.

The Waterford at Hartford

Capri Communities Hyland Campus

Capri Communities’ Hyland Campus, located in Sun Prairie, offers residents its Blu Grotto evidence-based approach to memory care, which promotes well-being, engagement and freedom of movement. The community provides medication management, healthy meals and snacks, and indoor and outdoor common spaces. Residents live in studios with full, private bathrooms. Hyland Campus is located at 881 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie, WI 53590.

Capri Communities Hyland Campus

Copperleaf Village of Ripon

Copperleaf Village of Ripon, a Copperleaf Senior Living community, is an assisted living and memory care facility with features including 24-hour staffing, health monitoring, medication management, personal care assistance and daily enrichment activities. There are daily, homemade meals and snacks available 24 hours a day. Call or visit for more information. Copperleaf Village of Ripon is located at 1002 Eureka St., Ripon, WI 54971.

Copperleaf Village of Ripon