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Cost of Wisconsin Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Wisconsin is $1,408 per month.

The monthly base rate for Wisconsin adult day care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Wisconsin is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Wisconsin. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Researching Wisconsin Adult Day Care? Ask these questions:

  • Does Wisconsin require adult day care agencies to be licensed?
    If so, is the agency licensed to provide adult day care in Wisconsin?
  • What is the operating schedule of the Wisconsin adult day care center?
    Does this operating schedule comply with Wisconsin requirements?
  • Does the adult day care agency meet Wisconsin's minimum standards?
    These would cover Wisconsin requirements for having a proper emergency plan, proper nutrition for meals, snacks and beverages, identification of the health needs of the clients and proper social services attention.
  • What staff are available at the adult day care center?
    Does the staff meet the Wisconsin requirements?
  • How does the adult day care agency handle medication administration?
    Ensure the management of medication by the agency meets Wisconsin guidelines.
  • Does Wisconsin require the adult day care facility to have an ample means of transportation?
    If so, what type for transportation does the adult day care center offer?
  • Are there specific dementia requirements for adult day care in Wisconsin?
    Find out if and how the agency serves Alzheimer's and dementia participants.
  • Does Wisconsin review and inspect adult day care centers?
    If so, what was the latest rating of the center? Have complaints been filed?
  • Does Medicaid cover adult day care services in Wisconsin?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept Wisconsin Medicaid waivers?

Helpful Wisconsin Resources for Seniors

Looking for guidance about your care? The local Wisconsin long-term care ombudsman can help offer guidance about your care needs. Your Wisconsin ombudsman is a helpful resource. You can contact them at:
Board of Aging and Long Term Care of Wisconsin
Local: (608) 246-7012
Tollfree: (800) 815-0015
As a Wisconsin Medicare or Medigap consumer, do you have questions about your policy and coverage options? The Wisconsin state department of insurance can help, contact at:
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance of Wisconsin
Local: (608) 266-3585
Tollfree: (800) 236-8517
Are you familiar with every health-based program available to Wisconsin residents? There may be Wisconsin health-based programs and services that you are not aware of. Contact your Wisconsin Health Department at the following:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Local: (608) 266-1865
Tollfree: (800) 362-3002
Are you in Wisconsin and are on a low income or having trouble covering your medical bills? There may be help. Contact your Wisconsin medical assistance office at:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Local: (608) 266-1865
Tollfree: (800) 362-3002
Are you familiar with the Wisconsin Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

Wisconsin Area Agencies on the Aging provide numerous services and assistance to those 60 and over. Your local AAA offers guidance on insurance counseling, transportation, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals and more.

Find and Contact your local Wisconsin AAA below:

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.
Madison, WI
(608) 243-5670
Area Agency on Aging of Dane County
Madison, WI
(608) 261-9930
Milwaukee County Department on Aging
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 289-6010

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