The Jefferson

9401 Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI 53562

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About the community The Jefferson

Welcome to The Jefferson, a senior living apartment community in Middleton, Wisconsin, AKA “The Good Neighbor City.” Living here, you’ll find good neighbors just outside the door of your maintenance-free apartment ready to join you in a wide array of coordinated activities and events. With our helpful staff checking items off your to-do list, you can reclaim your time to spend however you please! The Jefferson is situated just outside of Madison, putting you within easy reach of historic attractions in the capital city, like West Towne Mall and Olbrich Botanical Gardens. We’re near St. Mary’s Hospital as well, for added peace of mind. When the mood for broader travel strikes, our exclusive “Travel and Stay” program offers residents the opportunity to visit hundreds of our sister communities around the country! The possibilities are simply endless when you choose The Jefferson. Discover more about all The Jefferson offers by contacting an A Place for Mom advisor today!

Our Community

Retirement means you get to set your own pace, as we take care of the details. We offer an array of services for your comfort and convenience. Coordinated activities and events are sure to be exciting, including nightly movies, field trips to unique...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Independent living

Pricing for The Jefferson

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at The Jefferson

Health Care Services

Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Nurse
Podiatrist
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Services

Beautician
Grocery shopping and errands
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken

German
Spanish
American sign language

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Catholic services

Reviews for The Jefferson

4.2

(87 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.2

Care services

4.2

Staff

2.0

Meals & dining

1.0

Activities

4.2

Value for cost

4.2

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4.0
September 21, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Our tour experience

Our family had an in person tour and it was a nice community but they did not offer a full kitchen which is something our loved one wanted.


2.0
June 25, 2021
Anonymous - Resident/client
Don't Grow Old

I would tell others to keep looking at different communities. At the beginning they were over the top, until I got into the community. Then things weren't the same. I tried to talk to management and nothing has changed. The staff as a whole have changed over a few times. I tried calling the care team for three hours, and still no answer back after several voicemails. It smells like cigarettes, as residents smoke in the community.

Response from The Jefferson

June 29, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to rate and review our community. We regret to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your experience and are confident this does not represent our community as a whole. We would love the opportunity to speak with you further to gain more information on these complaints and see how we can help. Please contact the community team directly, they would be happy to speak with you. Thank you


5.0
May 1, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

Wonderful place. My first tour anywhere. Was surprised with music in the halls but I guess that's common. Staff was exceptionally kind and lively. Food very good. Love all the choices. Many unexpected free amenities. Everything seemed very clean. The one big downfall is almost all the apartments have not got a full kitchen. They said I could use the community room but that's not the same. Also, the one bedroom apartment would be too small for me. I'd need a 2 bedroom.. I will look at a few more and compare.


5.0
April 12, 2021
anonymous - Sibling of resident/client
Verified Review
My review of The Jefferson

My brother is so happy here. He is being very well taken care of and so are his animals. We are very pleased with The Jefferson.


4.0
September 23, 2020
Beth Franken - Resident/client
Verified Review
Still Happy I am here

My only complaint is the meals are not as good as the used to be. I miss [name removed]'s cooking. Thought he was a very good chef and very personable. I think cutting cleaning days to every other week is not as nice as it used to be. My meal last night was disgusting. It was roast beef, I think, and my piece was a slice of gross fat!!. No meat...just a big piece of fat!. Should never happen to anyone. Just remember how much our rent is and what should be included in our cost...don't keep dumming it down. Having to wash towels and sheets was a service that we was covered in our rent! I have always done my own because I have my own W and D. I am thinking of others. Like I said, I am still happy I chose the Jefferson!


4.5
August 6, 2020
Sheri Weldy - Loved one of resident/client
Grateful

I am so thankful my parents ended up at The Jefferson and mom was able to stay there after we lost dad. She is comfortable, cared about and has opportunity to socialize. She is very happy there!


4.5
August 5, 2020
Janet Kislia - Resident/client
Verified Review
Great place to live!!

I find the staff here to be most helpful, friendly and caring. They do their job and do it well. And they are very forgiving when the occasion warrents it. I have been here almost 9 years and hope to be here many more!


4.5
August 5, 2020
Susanne hyland - Resident/client

During this season of covid the staff has kept us informed and comfortable in our rooms. Thank you.


4.5
June 4, 2020
no name - Toured community
Jefferson Tour

I toured many places and was real happy to be greeted with such enthusiasm by the staff and sales person! Even during Covid-19 we were offered a Virtual Tour first then decided to come out to participate in an outside tour. We saw a first floor apartment from the window and walked the beautiful outside walk path with our tour guide. Said "hi" to many residents outside walking to "stay healthy" said one gentleman and the walk was beautiful. We heard Elvis sing in the courtyard to balconies full of residents dancing which was a nice treat! My dad loves to dance! We were offered two meals "to go" and did take them up on that! My dad is still thinking about moving but was so impressed with everything he saw he is now more positive. Thank you to the Jefferson and staff for such a great tour.


5.0
May 26, 2020
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Well worth the money

The staff are very friendly. There is an abundance of activities offered, when it's not during COVID. The food is reasonably good. The management are receptive to comments from residents. The communication has been good. They post a bulletin to the apartment doors with updates. If you are looking for a community that offers three meals a day , reasonably priced, and no lease, this would be the place to consider.


0.5
August 9, 2019
Not impressed - Toured community
Our first hand experience at this facility

I am surprised at the many positive reviews. When we went there we were confronted by the following: the carpeting throughout the reception area and dining area was FILTHY, there is no other word for it, except maybe disgusting. I went to the rest room off the main area and it reminded me of a gas station on a secondary road. We were shown an apartment where a gentleman was living and I felt sorry for him, the place was not where I would be comfortable living. We were treated to a lunch and the person hosting made a point of being able to order whatever she wanted, extra entrees, desserts and whatever. Is this how they keep the residents placated? By feeding them extra surgery desserts? Is was frightening. We would never consider this facility.


0.5
May 16, 2019
Shanda Frydenlund - Loved one of resident/client
Nickel and dime you

If you are looking to apply for the Aid and Attendance Benefit through the VA, and live here. Run. Honestly, I'm very disappointed in how things have gone with the Jefferson. We chose the Jefferson for many reasons, one being the community and that she would be able to age in place here thus making that cost minimal over time, now having literally no other choice but to move not even a year after moving in means that was an exorbitent amount per month (she lived here from December to the end of March). We were told by [name removed] that we wouldn't have any issues with the VA getting approved for this specific location for Aid and Attendance because many have gotten it approved. However, when we met with the VA their response was polar opposite of this. That the facility did not meet the requirements and while she would get some funding, that none of the cost of the facility could qualify for being counted towards what she would get ultimately leaving her over $700 short a month for the facility. Added to the fact that this has caused immense amount of mental and emotional stress for both her and I and they are sending us a invoice for the total PLUS additional outstanding balances, which there should be none is frustrating.


1.0
May 16, 2019
Shanda Frydenlund - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Run if you are a vet

If you are looking to apply for the Aid and Attendance Benefit through the VA, and live here. Run. Honestly, I'm very disappointed in how things have gone with the Jefferson. We chose the Jefferson for many reasons, one being the community and that she would be able to age in place here thus making that cost minimal over time, now having literally no other choice but to move not even a year after moving in means that was an exorbitent amount per month (she lived here from December to the end of March). We were told by [name removed] that we wouldn't have any issues with the VA getting approved for this specific location for Aid and Attendance because many have gotten it approved. However, when we met with the VA their response was polar opposite of this. That the facility did not meet the requirements and while she would get some funding, that none of the cost of the facility could qualify for being counted towards what she would get ultimately leaving her over $700 short a month for the facility. Added to the fact that this has caused immense amount of mental and emotional stress for both her and I and they are sending us a invoice for the total PLUS additional outstanding balances, which there should be none is frustrating. Even while she was there they would promise to advertise her interest in teaching new games etc but in the months she lived there they never changed the games played

Response from The Jefferson

June 7, 2019

Hello Shanda, we are sad to read your experience with us at The Jefferson has not been pleasant. Your feedback has been shared with local and regional management. We can never guarantee funding from a third party source, such as the VA, will get approved. We do our best to explain this to all perspective residents and their families. We apologize if this was not communicated clearly enough. We strive to create a dynamic, engaging, and welcoming environment for everyone who walks into our community. We would like to work towards a resolution, so if you are willing, please reach out to us at [removed] to discuss this further.


5.0
December 19, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Just the right place!

I am sharing feedback on behalf of someone. She is enjoying her time at the Jefferson but misses home, which is understandable. The staff are so friendly and provide wonderful care and services. It's nice to be able to have a meal with her when possible. She has a group she usually sits with and has enjoyed sharing and laughing with them. The posting of activities and providing transportation for special trips is great! Thank you all for making this her home away from home right now.


5.0
November 23, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Excellent tour of wonderful facility for senior care living and assisted living. Quite impressed with the time spent with both me, and Mom, when she came back for the second tour. Mom preferred this facility above the others, as if felt more comfortable to her. Also, we could move in quite quickly. Beautiful, quiet area as well. Many amenities included in price, which pleased us as well.


5.0
December 15, 2017
Lynn Miller Pawlak - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Great help!

Everyone I talked to about moving my mom into Senior living was so helpful! Never having done this before, they made the process so easy and their recommendations for moving my mom into a facility fitting her needs were exactly what I was looking for. She is moved in and very happy! Thank you!!!


4.0
December 11, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Very Happy

Overall, our experience with The Jefferson has been good. The staff has been wonderful. They are nice, accommodating, and very encouraging. The food is also really good. My loved one tells me that they have several options everyday, and there is always something good. My loved one seems to be adjusting pretty well. She is enjoying the activities, and she is becoming more social. So far, we are very happy with our choice.


4.0
November 29, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Dad is happy here

The staff is friendly and helpful. He gets 3 meals a day and they are a healthier diet for his diabetes. The grounds up front is nice and well kept up. It is clean in the community. They will drive him to the store to go get his medicine. I would recommend this community.


5.0
November 15, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Not as independent living as I thought

This is a very nice facility but I was not able to live here. In my case, I am more on the independent side and this community is more towards people who are advanced in their conditions. I still like to take baths and they only have stand up showers. The one thing I really didn’t like is that there is not privacy. You have to allow the staff members to walk into your apartment at any given time to make sure you’re okay. The atmosphere was really warm and friendly though! I do recommend anyone to check it out.


4.0
November 8, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
I love having my mom here

The Jefferson has a very friendly staff and the people there are pretty nice. The manager knew me by name even though I had only talked with them a couple of times. Anything they can do to help, they do. If there’s something wrong with her apartment then the maintenance will come and fix it right away. The food is good, a little too fancy for me, and my mom has trouble eating it, but they give her a nice three course meal and they’ll help her eat because she has choking issues. They’ll help her get to and from the dining room so she’s able to pick out what she likes. They have a menu about a week and a half ahead of time so she can just pick and choose what she wants and already knows what she’ll be getting. They have a lot of activities like cards, paintings, crocheting, bingo, and a bus will come around to take them out shopping. They’ll have the football games playing with some ice cream too! The only problem I’ve found is that they only have 1 small elevator so there can be a bit of a wait for that around meal times but I think everyone has gotten used to it. There’s a big atrium with glass so the sunlight comes in, the middle of the building has a big entry way and it seems like quite a bit of a walk from one place to the next, but overall it just seems like a really nice place. They even have a third party healthcare system so if a resident needs different kinds of skilled nursing, bathing, dressing, meds, anything like that, they have it in the facility so anyone can take advantage of it. I would recommend them.


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The Jefferson has received an average review rating of 4.2 based on 87 reviews. See all reviews.


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