Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • May 2014
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Which senior living option is best?

Just like anything else in life, being prepared for the future is a good idea. Understanding your or a loved one’s senior living options is no exception. Consider whether one of the options below would be a good fit for your circumstances.

In-home care

In-home care can be provided by loved ones, friends, neighbors or professional caregivers. In-home care typically includes assistance with day-to-day tasks such as bathing, walking or cooking. If care needs are more extensive or medically intensive, in-home care may not be appropriate.

Independent living

Independent living is for older adults who wish to live independently while benefiting from the advantages of an enhanced social, cultural and recreational lifestyle. With services like weekly housekeeping, laundry, lawn care and snow removal, independent living residents are free from the burden of home-maintenance concerns and have more time to enjoy the things they love.

Assisted living

Assisted living is for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Residents enjoy the same services as independent living residents, but with the added assistance in areas such as bathing, dressing, grooming, medication, etc. Services can be increased or decreased over time as needs change.

Memory care

Memory care communities provide supportive health and personal care services for those with Alzheimer’s or related conditions. These communities provide 24-hour care within a specially designed, therapeutic residential setting.

Skilled nursing care

Nursing homes offer 24-hour staffing to provide comprehensive services to those requiring a high level of care. Skilled nursing care communities balance quality care and quality of life. Many communities offer services ranging from short-term rehabilitative care to long-term extended care.


A continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, is part independent living, part assisted living and part skilled nursing. It offers a tiered approach to the aging process and provides a “continuum of care” for residents. Many CCRCs also offer a range of services, amenities, and health and wellness programs designed to help residents stay healthy and independent for as long as possible.

As a not-for-profit CCRC in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Oshkosh, Evergreen is an industry leader in providing choices in programs, services and environments. Founded in 1965 by Howard and Ruth Rowland, Evergreen has consistently been a sought-out and vibrant community for individuals 55 and older. Today, Evergreen offers in-home services through Evergreen At Home, as well as independent living, assisted living, and long- and short-term skilled nursing care on its main campus.

“When I moved to Evergreen, I felt like I bought the best insurance policy ever,” says Hope Linton, long-time resident. “The weight of the world rolled off my shoulders. Every day I’m thankful for the privilege of being here.”

Living at Evergreen is all about choice, value, freedom and community. With life-enrichment opportunities that promote wellness in all aspects of healthy living, Evergreen encourages individuals to choose a positive lifestyle that balances the health and well-being of mind, body and spirit. Innovative and unique amenities, activities and services guarantee that at Evergreen, possibilities await! 


1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh

Easy access to Highway 41 from either Highway 21 or 9th Avenue.

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

920-233-2340 •

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