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9 Best Independent Living Communities in Dorchester, WI

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My dad is a resident at The Waterford at Colby. We have been very happy with dad's care. The atmosphere is very home-like and the staff is very nice and thoughtful to his needs.
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
Surround yourself with convenience and compassion at The Waterford at Colby. Our Assisted Living community in the charming city of Colby, Wisconsin offers a relaxed atmosphere of warmth and caring that promotes companionship among residents and staff. Enjoy an array of unique amenities, including...
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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.
For residents who cherish their independence but also need assistance with daily activities, Our House Senior Living in Medford is the optimal lifestyle choice for assisted care. We provide a comfortable, caring and family-like atmosphere with three home-cooked meals a day (plus snacks), a robust...
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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.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Prairie Village has everything you are looking for. Choose a lovely one or two bedroom apartment home with generous closet space and individual temperature controls. The apartment community features no steps, planned social activities, a community room with patio, off-street parking and laundry...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Midget City Apartments is a senior housing community located in the pristine town of Colby in Clark and Marathon counties, Wisconsin. The apartments cater for seniors who are 55 years and above and are conveniently located only some 25 miles from the center of Colby. These apartments are on...
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I really like the staff. They are so respectful and kind to my mother. The food is pretty good. I've eaten with mom several times. Mom says she always gets too much to eat.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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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 facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Colby Retirement Community To speak with an advisor about this community call: (866) 344-4946 510 W Wausau Colby, WI 54421 Phone: 715-223-1612 Facility License: 0011896 Assisted Living, Independent Living About Colby Retirement Community Colby Retirement Community is a senior living community in...
Provides: Assisted Living
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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.
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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.
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What families are saying about independent living in Dorchester

Recent reviews for independent living in Dorchester

The Waterford at Colby

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All 5 stars. My mother is happier here than she would be in a nursing home. What stuck out most about The Waterford at Colby over other places we looked at was just how very friendly all of the staff are. They really know how to work with the residents who have Alzheimer's. I would most ...
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Stoney River Marshfield

4.4
Activities are great, so much to do and so helpful. From [name removed] to [name removed], nurses. To much fish, needs better cooks, to many people with memory issues. Need more info for the flu shots, and boosters and votes. Very safe here

Aster Retirement Community of Marshfield

4.3
Aster Retirement Community Of Marshfield is going well. I will say their communications skills are lacking there. They don't seem to pass information on from staff member to staff member. There have been some issues with meds. I am just going to have to have a meeting with them regarding the ...
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Cost of independent living in Dorchester, WI

The average cost of senior living in Dorchester is 1910.59 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Rib Lake, WI with an average of 1568.74 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Dorchester, WI vs. nearby cities

Dorchester, WI

$1,911/mo

Rib Lake, WI

$1,569/mo

Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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The Waterford at Colby, Stoney River Marshfield and Our House Senior Living Assisted Care - Medford are the top rated independent living facilities near Dorchester, Wisconsin. See full list of communities.

There are 9 independent living facilities near Dorchester, Wisconsin. See the full list.

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