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2879 Fish Hatchery, Madison, WI 53713

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Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
4.0

This facility is pretty nice overall. They couldn't provide the care that my wife needed. One thing I would suggest is having a nurse on staff full time. That would be really helpful for some residents. They do housekeeping once a week and do an ok job. I turned it down most times. I would recommend them to family and friends who don't need a lot of personal and hands on care. They're not the best fit for higher levels of care.... Read more

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About the facility The Ridge at Madison

At The Ridge, our mission is simple: creating environments where moments of joy, independence and wellness are the focus each and every day. We have a Med Staff on site 24 hours a day, dedicated to your health, safety and well-being. Located in Fitchburg, we serve all of Madison and the surrounding areas.

Our apartments offer 1 and 2 bedroom, 1-bath retirement living choices with full kitchens and the option of storage. Laundry facilities are available on every floor. Assistance services are also available, should you need them.
We also offer cottages with studio-style bedrooms and more intimate living and dining areas. This is a great option for those needing more assistance.

The Ridge is home to a unique Balance Fitness program designed especially to strengthen the core muscles needed for improved balance and gait. We have an active resident council and several employee programs designed to attract and retain compassionate, quality staff.

The secured memory care (which will be opening Fall of 2022) also offer cottage style rooms and a higher staffing ratio for those with cognitive impairments.

We have a salon on premises, many activities to be enjoyed, three nutritional chef-prepared meals daily,...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living
Independent Living
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The Ridge at Madison is a community within Ridgeline Management Company properties. See all Ridgeline Management Company communities.

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Amenities at The Ridge at Madison

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
High Acuity Care
Medication Management

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
Full kitchen
Ground Floor Units

Facility Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Property Convenient to Public Transit

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard
Outdoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

Spanish
English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Protestant Services

Reviews for The Ridge at Madison

3.8
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Cleanliness

3.8

Friendliness

3.9

Meals & Dining

3.0

Care Services

3.6

Activities

3.6

Staff

3.0

Value for Cost

3.7

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4.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 23, 2022
Verified Review

This facility is pretty nice overall. They couldn't provide the care that my wife needed. One thing I would suggest is having a nurse on staff full time. That would be really helpful for some residents. They do housekeeping once a week and do an ok job. I turned it down most times. I would recommend them to family and friends who don't need a lot of personal and hands on care. They're not the best fit for higher levels of care.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

3

Activities

No data collected

Staff

3

Value for Cost

4


2.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
October 23, 2018

this is too much care i think. 3 meals a day and 2 bedroom 750sq ft is tiny. i think i need more of a retirement community than this much structure.

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

2

Care Services

2

Activities

2

Value for Cost

2


0.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
September 25, 2018
Memory Care Unit residents given 30 days notice

I'm the power of attorney for my grandmother & I just received 30 days notice that the memory care unit will be closing "for renovations". A senior living facility giving 30 days notice to people with dementia and Alzheimer's?! Renovations would be something I would expect to be a well thought out plan with plenty of notice to families. This is NOT OK and the corporate heads of Ridgeline Management Co. should be ashamed

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


0.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
September 25, 2018
Avalon given many chances- 30 day notice given to memory care unit residents

My grandmother has lived in all 3 levels of care at Avalon for the last 15 years. Most of her experience there was great. The memory care unit has been going downhill for the past year or so. Although not always cleanly and in dire need of an update, the people who worked directly with my grandma in the memory care unit were extremely willing to go the extra mile for her. Within the past week they have fired most of the staff to the point of a new person being trained by someone who had already worked more days than scheduled and they were struggling to keep up with the after dinner needs of residents. My grandmother and the other residents in the memory care unit are vulnerable, they worked hard for most of their lives and deserve to live out their lives without chaos & disregard for their health and safety. Today I received a 30 day notice that the memory care units would be closing for renovations. 30 days notice is what the law requires but I would have thought there would be more notice if they were really closing for renovations... Disgusting that the corporate heads are going homes which they know will be there after 30 days from now

Cleanliness

0.5

Friendliness

3

Care Services

0.5

Activities

0.5

Value for Cost

0.5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
July 17, 2017
Verified Review
Very Nice Tour of This Facility

I had a very nice tour of this community. Everything went well, and everyone was very kind. It was a good experience. The staff I came across was friendly, and informative. My questions were answered. From what I saw the community looked well-kept. It was a good tour, but this wasn't the one for us.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Ridge at Madison

July 18, 2017

Thank you for the kind words and for taking time to share your family's experience.. We are pleased that the tour went well and all of your questions were answered appropriately. If circumstances change, we hope you will keep Avalon in mind.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
June 16, 2017
Verified Review
Things are going very well!

I like this place a lot, things are going well so far! The staff take great care of me. There are plenty of activities to participate in, like exercise classes, bingo, cards, games, or even just sitting at a table and talking with other residents. There are also planned outings, such as our recent trips to the ice cream parlour and the botanical gardens. The staff also take us to the grocery store when we need to go. I also like the fact that the facility can work with financial aid if I ever needed that option.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Ridge at Madison

June 21, 2017

We are delighted that you are thriving in your new home at Avalon Assisted Living and participating in the plentiful activities and outings. It sounds like you are making new friends too. Thank you for sharing your first hand experience about life at Avalon. Warm Regards,


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
June 2, 2017

Fair. Older building. within our means but the food was disappointing

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3

Response from The Ridge at Madison

June 6, 2017

Thank you for sharing your impressions from your recent visit to Avalon Assisted Living. Feedback is essential as we constantly strive to improve our services and manifest our mission statement: Creating environments where moments of joy independence and wellness are the focus each and every day. I'm sure you can appreciate the challenge of providing meals for a variety of dietary needs and tastes. We invite residents to share their favorite family recipes for our chefs to prepare.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
May 29, 2017
Verified Review
Nice Tour Overall

I toured this community for my mother, and her needs. The tour went well overall. The staff was kind, and my questions were answered. The community from what I saw looked good. I did find other community that suited our needs better, but my tour of this community was a nice one.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Ridge at Madison

June 1, 2017

Thank you for sharing about your positive experience when you toured Avalon. We are pleased that your questions were addressed and the staff was helpful. If your mom's situation changes, please keep Avalon in mind.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
February 7, 2017
Verified Review
Helpful and Kind Experience

They were kind, open and understood why we had hesitations about a move in. If we had any questions they were glad to answer us. They were accommodating to our concerns. They were not pushy and wanted what was best for my mom. They were very helpful.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Ridge at Madison

June 1, 2017

We appreciate the accolades about the team at Avalon. They truly are a dedicated and compassionate group of folks. Our hope is that Avalon will prove to be your loved ones new home. Thank you,


3.5
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
November 15, 2016
Verified Review
Not very much availability!!

My parents really liked this place during out tour, it was a beautiful community with great bedroom amenities that they had really liked. Unfortunately there business office needs some improvement. My parents had decided to send in there deposit in after making the choice that they wanted to live in this facility, however the administration did not get back to them for a few weeks after money was sent in and said they had no open space for them. I wish they would have communicated that they didn't have the availability during our tour.

Cleanliness

3.5

Friendliness

3.5

Care Services

3.5

Activities

3.5

Value for Cost

3.5

Response from The Ridge at Madison

December 7, 2016

We regret that your family had a poor experience at our managed community, Avalon Assisted Living. Our apologies for the miscommunication. Please know that we are always striving to refine and improve our services, while learning from situations that did not go according to protocol.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
October 14, 2016
Verified Review
We liked this one!

This community was our second choice. The staff I met were nice and the community seemed clean. I think this community is worth taking a look at.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Ridge at Madison

December 7, 2016

Thank you for sharing your positive experience at Avalon Assisted Living.


4.5
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
July 13, 2016
Verified Review
I liked this community!

The staff that conducted the tour were nice and knowledgable. The community was clean and well maintained. This was my second choice of a place to live.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from The Ridge at Madison

July 14, 2016

We appreciate you taking time to share your comments and are pleased that your visit was a positive one. We are proud of our employees are dedicated and compassionate individuals who provide exceptional care for our residents. If we can be of help to you in the future, please do reach out to us.


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
June 21, 2016
Verified Review

They were very helpful in helping my mom's needs in a timely fashion. The food is okay. They've treated my mom very well, and she feels very welcome there.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Ridge at Madison

December 7, 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to share your family's personal experience at Avalon Assisted Living Community. It is gratifying that your mother is being well cared for and enjoying her time at Avalon.


2.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
April 5, 2016
Review of Avalon Assisted Living - Fitchburg, WI

This place has residents sharing a bathroom between 2 rooms

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

2

Care Services

2

Activities

2

Value for Cost

2


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
September 16, 2015
Verified Review
Avalon: amazing value, great place to live.

Unfortunately my father was only able to live at Avalon for two weeks, but he was quite happy there for the most part. He was on a medication that he had to take on an empty stomach and then wait for a period of time before eating, and he was still working with staff to get that med delivered at the time that was best for him. He was a foodie, and didn't love the food, but the facility, staff, and residents at Avalon are very warm and friendly. It felt like home when I first visited, and my father chose it over another facility that I visited with him. I visited 5 facilities, and Avalon was by far my favorite. The apartment was very large and comfortable and we all loved it.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
September 8, 2015
Great staff and great price!

The staff and residents are very friendly. I have been IMPRESSED with my mother living there and they have been going above and beyond to make her happy. Staff are caring, kind and patient and I feel like I am getting a great price for the service. I would recommend to anyone.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Ridge at Madison

September 8, 2015

We appreciate your kind words and agree that this is an exemplary senior living community. Avalon has a dedicated leadership team and compassionate caregivers. We are very proud of them and are delighted that your mother is enjoying life there.


5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 26, 2015
Verified Review
Nice People

Well, everyone is very, very nice, but it takes them a long time once you push the button for them to come. They don't have enough helpers. The food is less than I would expect, they are having all kinds of problems with making me vegetarian foods. They are trying, but I don't know why they are having so much trouble.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

3.5

Activities

1

Value for Cost

3

Response from The Ridge at Madison

August 28, 2015

Thank you so much for your feedback. Resident issues are very important to us and the areas of concerns you have we will focus on. Again, thanks for taking the time to express things you are satisfied with at Avalon and areas you feel we could improve.


5.0
Mara Tupesis - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
July 1, 2015
Jhonathon's Review

My sister has lived in Avalon Assisted Care, Memory Care, for approximately five years. Every time I visit her and leave, I go out the door and am extremely grateful for the staff that works there and for the care that she receives. I leave her and I know that she is in extremely good hands! I am also appreciative of the many activities that are provided for her at Memory Care. I feel that Jhonathon is a very good supervisor and tries to keep families informed about events regarding their loved ones, as well as events that occur at Memory Care. I also feel that during the time that he has been the supervisor, the facility has undergone some very positive physical changes and presents a very warm and inviting atmosphere.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Ridge at Madison

July 2, 2015

We appreciate the accolades for Avalon Assisted living Community. We are very proud of the stellar leadership team and staff there. This is certainly not the first time we have heard glowing praise for Jhonathon. He is a compassionate and giving person, with a gift for memory care. It is so good to hear that you have peace of mind knowing your sister is well cared for and involved.


4.0
Jim V - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
July 1, 2015
Caring environment at Memory Care unit

Memory Care facility has many caring staff members, from CNAs up to the unit's administrator. Many greet me by name when I stop to visit my mother. Common areas and resident's rooms consistently appear clean and clutter free. Common area just completed small makeover with fresh coat of paint, new furniture and wall mounted TV. Staff does a nice job decorating inside the unit for holiday occassions. Mom consistently says breakfast and lunch taste good. Unit administrator always attends, provides feedback and comments as well as facilitates discussions with myself and my sibling to improve Mom's well being.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Ridge at Madison

July 2, 2015

It is wonderful to hear that your mom is thriving with the exceptional care provided at Avalon Assisted Living. We are proud of the Avalon team, from the very involved Administrator, his team leaders, the compassionate caregivers and all the support staff. Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience. It means a lot to us.


4.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
June 28, 2015
Avalon gets Two Thumbs Up!

The staff at Avalon is caring, diligent, and friendly. They do a nice job providing care for my great-aunt. They are always helpful and are always willing to answer questions and address my concerns. I recommend Avalon as a place for your loved one should they require assistance with their daily living needs.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from The Ridge at Madison

July 2, 2015

We agree that the Avalon team is exceptional and certainly deserves that two thumbs up! It is wonderful to hear that your great-aunt is well cared for and that you are pleased with her living situation. Thank you so much for sharing your impressions.


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