Assisted Living FAQs

The Cottages Assisted Living feature one and two bedroom residential care apartments in Shawano and Oconto Falls. The Cottages Assisted Living are spacious independent apartments for seniors who desire the safety, convenience, and community of apartment living combined with the best in personalized care.

Can tenants personalize their space?

Yes, we do not furnish apartments. We find that the more the apartment looks like home; the more the Tenant enjoys living there and adjusts quickly to their new home.

Can I visit my loved one anytime?

Yes, you can.  We do not have visiting hours.  Our facility is an assisted living apartment complex so you are welcome to visit at your convenience.  We do lock our facility for safety at night; however simply ring the doorbell and one of our staff will allow you access to the building to visit.

Can I come eat with my love one?
Yes, you can.  We simply ask that you inform us 24 hours in advance so we have enough food prepared.  Cost for joining for breakfast and lunch is $8 per person and supper is $6 per person.
Is there space for us to have a private meal or gathering?

Yes, we have a library that can be used at any time for small gatherings.  You may also use our large dining room during non-meal times for your private gathering as well. Next door at the Memory Care we have a small meeting/educational center and a Chapel that can be used. Simply talk to a member of Management and we can assist you.  There is no cost to using either of these locations.

What kind of training does the staff have?

Our staff is trained in-house by specific lead/senior staff members and our Management Team including an RN. We emphasize caring for the person as a whole. This means not only do we train and focus on general care, such as medication assistance and housekeeping but how to enrich and maintain independence in their lives through the aging process.  We teach our team to be empathetic and understanding and ask questions when they notice changes in a Tenant. Our staff spend significant time with these lead training staff before they are working on the floor with their team.

Our Medication Management course is approved by the State of Wisconsin with oversight from our RN and annual review by our Pharmacies. Some of our staff are Certified Nursing Assistants, or Home Health Aides.  Others just have a passion for helping and we help them use that passion to become an outstanding Cottages Caregiver.

Can we bring things in (food, alcohol, etc)?
Yes, the person’s apartment is their own apartment so food and drinks can be brought in.
Can we bring pets to visit?
Yes, pets are always welcome at The Cottages.  We just ask that they are either leashed or kenneled upon entry or anytime they are in one of our common areas.  In the specific apartments; your pets can roam as you wish them to.  If someone wants to have a pet to live with them; that would be a discussion to have with a member of The Cottages Management Team.