Frequently Asked Questions

If your questions are not answered here, please contact us so we can answer your questions directly.

Can I bring my own furnishings?

Yes, we encourage you to bring your own belongings to personalize your unit and truly make it feel like home. 

What type of units are available?

The majority of the units are private studios, each complete with full bath with walk in shower.  Each of our buildings also have two room suites for either couples or someone who wishes to have more space.

Can I stay when my care needs change?

Caring Alternatives adopts an aging in place philosophy. When residents care needs increase, so do the services we provide.  Additionally, we contract with additional health care agencies to further enhance the care provided.  It is our strong hope that our residents can stay in what is now their home as they age in place.

How do I pay for Assisted Living?

While most of Assisted Living is paid for privately, there are a few programs that provide assistance. 

  1. Long Term Care Insurance   Most policies cover Assisted Living.  Consult your insurance company for your particular coverage.
  2. Veterans Aid  and Attendance Benefit  This is a benefit paid by the VA to veterans or their surviving spouse.  This is paid as additional pension to a veteran or spouse of a veteran who served during a wartime.
  3. Medicaid Waiver Programs  Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center in your county for financial limitations for these assistance programs.
What is included in the monthly fee?

Caring Alternatives has one set fee based on room style.  There are no level of care additional costs so you always know what the bottom line is.  We include all the care and services provided by our staff in our set monthly fee. 

Are there visiting hours?

As this is the home of our Residents there are no set visiting hours.  Of course, we respect privacy of all of our residents so ask that early morning or late night visits be quiet ones.

Are the facilities licensed?

Caring Alternatives Assisted Living Communities are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF).   There are different types of state licensures based on level of care provided.  Our facilities are licensed as CNA, meaning that, if needed, we can provide for residents with cognitive impairments and those that are non-ambulatory.  We are proud to say our facilities are in very good standing with the state regulators.  We serve frail elders and those needing memory care.

What kind of activities are available in the Community?

Caring Alternatives offers a wide range of therapeutic activities to engage each of our Residents.  We look to provide a variety of activities for the spirit, mind and body.  We have daily exercise and news review, cognitive activities including brain fitness, spiritual  services, baking groups, art therapy and crafts, music therapy including the national Music and Memory program, aromatherapy, gardening, outdoor patio time, family parties, celebration of special days, and outside entertainment or groups coming in.  In addition, we provide 1:1 visits by activity staff to assure that all Residents benefit from our Activity program.

What makes Caring Alternatives different from other Assisted Living providers?

Caring Alternatives Communities are privately owned with the owner present and involved in the day to day operations.  Our smaller sized communities enable staff and residents to really develop personal relationships.  We recognize quality service is directly related to quality employees and provide thorough training to assure staff are successful.

Caring Alternatives has been providing assisted living services to seniors since 1996. We are a WALA Member and Diamond Accreditation Participant.  When you and your loved ones choose Caring Alternatives, you are opting for compassionate care, support and friendship, as well as supervision 24/7 to ensure all needs are met.  

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Our Mission:

The mission of Caring Alternatives is to enhance the quality of life of our residents by providing superior, personalized care that meets the unique physical, emotional and social needs of each resident, in a warm, caring, home-like environment.


Creek Side Manor
8841 South 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 764-1970

Creek Side Terrace
8861 South 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 856-9300

W182 S8320 Pioneer Drive
Muskego, WI 53150
(414) 235-5500