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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Top 53 Nursing Homes near Colby, WI

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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Colby nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Colby, WI may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Colby or another care type is right for you. Browse 53 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Colby.

We are also serving Nursing Homes facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like , , and . You may also consider nearby communities such as Marshfield, Medford or Merrill.

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The Waterford at Colby

1110 N Division St, Colby, WI 54421

4.1
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Azura Memory Care of Wausau

226446 Hummingbird Rd, Wausau, WI 54401

4.7
(29 reviews)

Studio

Transforming the Culture of Memory CareProviding compassionate care begins with a secure, warm setting. When people with memory loss feel at home, they respond more positively and interact more with others.Our relationship-based care philosophy called MOSAIC recognizes each person is an...

Dimensions Living Stevens Point

5625 Sandpiper Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482

4.2
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Great Care for Great SeniorsOur community offers a huge range of senior living care options. Each one provides fantastic care in a comfortable setting that feels just like home, and that minimizes stress for you and your loved ones. Each also provides a huge range of options for events and...

The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids

491 N 25th St, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

4.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Count on thoughtful amenities and convenient services at The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care community offers a helping hand to residents who may appreciate assistance with the activities of daily living. We provide quality care that allows seniors to remain as...

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Willow Brooke Point Senior Living CBRF

1800 Bluebell Ln, Stevens Point, WI 54481

3.1
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Willow Brooke Point Senior Living is a homelike assisted living residence located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Portage County. Willow Brooke offers the aging adult a tranquil environment overlooking our private pond with fishing, biking, and hiking trials nearby. Our ladies and gentlemen enjoy...

Stoney River Assisted Living & Memory Care

1204 W McMillan, Marshfield, WI 54449

3.7
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Dedicated to Good LivingOur longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Stoney River of Marshfield community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...

Wellington Place at Rib Mountain

149500 County Rd. NN, Wausau, WI 54401

2.9
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Wellington Place at Rib Mountain is a friendly assisted living community with a legacy of excellence in senior care. Independence and quality of life a are always promoted and caring, professional staff are nearby to help with activities of daily living, ensuring the comfort and safety of our...

Sylvan Crossings on Evergreen

1605 Evergreen Road, Wausau, WI 54403

3.9
(6 reviews)

Studio

We see in each individual their grand potential to live a life of self-respect and integrity. We also strive to lessen your worry as we provide compassionate skilled care that brings a spirit of independence into the life of your loved one. Our priority is to provide the highest level of care &...

Milestone Senior Living Tomahawk

314 Lincoln Avenue, Tomahawk, WI 54487

4.5
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Milestone Senior Living is an assisted living community, located in Tomahawk, Lincoln County, Wisconsin. Tomahawk is a small town community located in the Northwoods where three rivers converge. This is a town with a strong sense of civic pride. Residents can enjoy shopping, fine dining, outdoor...

Sylvan Crossings of Stevens Point

100 N. Green Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481

4.2
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

For family members, watching a loved one cope with the effects of Alzheimer's or other dementias can be difficult. We want to help. We conduct one-on-one counseling for families, as well as offer family training on redirection of their loved one, and can offer additional resources such as...

Care Partners Assisted Living & Memory Care -Weston

5855/5905 Delikowski St, Weston, WI 54476

3.5
(2 reviews)

Studio

Care Partners Assisted Living in Weston (5905 Delikowski Street) is a 20 bed assisted living facility that offers a secure and home-like environment for our residents. It is located near medical facilities, as well as numerous shopping, dining and recreational facilities. The facility provides...

Bell Tower Residence

1500 O'Day St, Merrill, WI 54452

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Part of Wisconsin Illinois Senior Housing since 2019, Bell Tower Residence was originally a convent to the Holy Cross Sisters, opening to the public as an assisted-living community in 1990. For more than 30 years, Bell Tower Residence has provided high-quality care to those who call Bell Tower...

Care Partners Assisted Living-Medford

955 E Allman St, Medford, WI 54451

2.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Artisan Senior Living Wausau

111 N. Bellis Street, Wausau, WI 54403

(0 review)

Studio, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Basic Services for our residents include a Private suite, Health Status Monitoring, Three Home Cooked Meals Daily, Snacks Upon Request, Routine Housekeeping and Laundry Services, 24-hour Security and Staff Availability, Emergency Call System in Each Unit, Health Promotion and Exercise Programs,...

Cedar Creek Manor

2480 Terrebonne Dr, Mosinee, WI 54455

(0 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Country Terrace Assisted Living-Tomahawk

300 Theiler Dr, Tomahawk, WI 54487

(0 review)

Studio

Care Partners Assisted Living-Stevens Point

3349 A & B Whiting Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481

3.0
(3 reviews)

Studio

Country Terrace Assisted Living-Stratford

808 N 3rd Ave, Stratford, WI 54484

(0 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Colby Retirement Community

510 W Wausau, Colby, WI 54421

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio

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...

Mountain Terrace Senior Living

3402 Terrace Court, Wausau, WI 54401

4.5
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Mountain Terrace Senior Living offers everything you need for a vibrant life and assurance for the future. We're conveniently located in Wausau, WI with a beautiful view of Rib Mountain. The senior lifestyle at Mountain Terrace includes an abundance of services, where you can enjoy...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Colby, Wisconsin

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a facility that houses two or more individuals who are not related by blood or by marriage to the administrator. A nursing home facility offers its residents around-the-clock care administered by on-site nurses. These nurses provide specialized care for those who cannot take care of their own needs.

Nursing homes are a helpful and comfortable living option for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will often individuals 55 and greater rarely heard of in senior care regarding care types.Many residents of nursing homes are elderswith behavioral problems, which can span verbal fits, resisting assistance, or an urge to wander. A significant amount of inhabitants are bachelors or widows who have circles of support, and about half of nursing home residents are older than the age of 85. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge, get information on services and fees, be treated with respect, and be free from abuse and neglect. Nursing homes are required to provide a professionallly directed program of activities, room and bed maintenance services, specialized rehabilitative services (treatment for mental illness or intellectual disability), and medically-related social services to residents. The most common mental disease effecting nursing home residents is dementia, which can cloud their memory recall, decision making capabilities, and and their sense of familiarity.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a major factor when determining which facility is the best fit for your loved one’s needs. Colby has a median home value of $97,791 and the median cost of rent is about $744 per month. The rent burden for Colby is around 14.7% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Demographically, Colby is 1.2% mixed race, 6.5% other or not specified, 88.4% white, 0.3% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.1% black, 0.7% Asian, and 21.4% Hispanic. Out of the total population of Colby, 9.8% are widows, 14.0% live in poverty, 12.5% have some form of disability, and 10.9% do not have health insurance. In terms of education, 7.9% have a college degree, 2.8% have a graduate degree, and 0.4% have a high-school diploma. In Colby, 7.4% of the people are veterans. Based on gender, 48.4% are male and 51.7% are female. The median age of Colby is 37 years old. The current population of Colby consists of 1,831 people. Colby has a population density of 431 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of Wisconsin

There are 138 hospitals and 57 health centers that service a population of 5,835,165. Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Medical Center, and Waukesha Memorial Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Wisconsin is ranked 10th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Wisconsin citizen is ranked 11th nation-wide. Additionally, Wisconsin is ranked 14th by standards of healthcare. The state of Wisconsin has a cost of living index of 95.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 100.7 and a housing index rating of 91.4.

Social demographics of the state

In the most recent presidential election, 47% of Wisconsin residents voted Republican and 46% voted Democrat. The state of Wisconsin ranks 37th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 180,800% of Wisconsin’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 0 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-22%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Wisconsin there are 6,078 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 40 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

During the winter, the average temperature in Wisconsin drops to around 19F. The average high winter temperature is around 35F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -2F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 86F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 46F during the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Wisconsin is 39.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.2 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Wisconsin is around 2.78 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 5.51 inches. While residents of Wisconsin mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Wisconsin can include floods.

Wildlife to be found in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sugar maple (the state tree), white pine, black cherry, and oaks. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the snowshoe hare, the porcupine, the badger, or the muskrat. The state animal of Wisconsin is the badger.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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