Southeast Wisconsin Directory 2023

cBRF's are identified by licensure level or class. These licensure levels are listed at the right of this page. The licensure level determines the type of residents that may reside in the facility. critical to those explor ing cBRF options is the ability of the program to handle resi dents with a diagnosis of dementia- /Alzheimer's dis ease, specific ambulation diffi culties and the need for stand by assistance. certain facilities are designated as dementia- /Alzheimer's specialty facili ties. Some may also provide respite care when short term stays are needed. Facilities providing these services are identified within the detail list ings in the cBRF section. cBRF's also differ in terms of pricing structures. It is criti cal to fully understand whether the program being explored has an all-inclusive fee, (room, board and all personal care included in the cost) an ala-cart program, (a fee for rent and all services are added to the monthly billing) or a modified fee program, (rent and some services included in the month ly fee and some personal care c oMMunITy B ASEd R ESIdEnTIAL F AcILITIES


ommunity Based Residential Facilities (cBRF's) are state licensed supportive living facilities where five or more unre lated adults reside. care, treat ment or services provided in cBRF's are above the level of room and board but do not include more than three hours of skilled nursing care per week. cBRF's provide assistance with activities of daily living to help residents maintain as inde pendent a lifestyle as possible. Typical services offered include meals, housekeeping, laundry, linen exchange, medication moni toring and assistance with dress ing and bathing. cBRF's also offer residents the opportunity to socialize. Each facility will offer some level of organized activity based on resident interests. For the socially isolated senior, the move to a cBRF can be a wonder ful experience. cBRF's provide an innovative approach to residential living for older adults. Supportive living programs come in all shapes and sizes. The environment may be a house that has been renovated to provide personal care for a small number of people or a newly con structed building with private apartments for a large number of residents. Some facilities furnish all but the residents clothing whereas others have the resident fully furnish the apartment and even offer the opportunity for customized decorating.

services added on). There may also be upfront costs in the form of an entrance fee, endowment fee, application fee or security deposit. Financial assistance for cBRF living may be available through the Family care Program. These funds are administered by each county’s Aging Resource center. In order to become eligible for funding, you must apply with the Aging Resource center in the county in which the facility you desire to live in is located, not necessarily the county in which you live. Although a facility may accept funds, they do not have any control over availability or access of same. Class AA: A class AAmbulatory cBRF may serve only residents who are ambulatory and are mentally and physically capable of responding to an electronic fire alarm and exiting the facility without any help or verbal or physical prompting. Class AS: A class A Semiambulatory cBRF may serve only residents who are ambulato ry or semiambulatory and are mentally and physically capable of responding to an electronic fire alarm and exiting the facility without any help or verbal or physical prompting. licensure level or Class:

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