Assisted living for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is primarily private pay or reimbursed by long-term care insurance. While Medicare or Medicaid alone does not cover assisted living care, Wisconsin does have a few innovative funding programs for financially qualified residents and these programs continue to expand across the state. Each county has a set of criteria and limited funds for these programs. Consult with the Heartwood Funding Liaison for specific information. Also see the Senior Care Services page in our Resources menu for additional information.

Although costs of assisted living and Alzheimer’s care are generally paid by residents or their families, there are also private long-term care insurance plans for assisted living that typically cover costs. Review your individual policy with your insurance provider. We are also happy to review the policy with you to see if our specialized services may be covered by your policy.