Nursing Homes

For questions regarding nursing homes, you may email the Division of Quality Assurance.

DefinitionWisconsin Statutes, Section 50.01(3).

NURSING HOME: A place where 5 or more persons who are not related to the operator or administrator reside, receive care or treatment and, because of their mental or physical condition, require access to 24-hour nursing services, including limited nursing care, intermediate level nursing care and skilled nursing services. 

  [Exceptions follow -- see Wisconsin Statutes, Section 50.01(3)]

Consumer Guide to Health Care - Finding and Choosing a Nursing Home – information includes nursing home provider directories.

Navigation Links to Nursing Home Information:

Contacts – State of Wisconsin staff to call regarding nursing homes

Change of Ownership – Procedures

Forms – Forms for nursing home use

Providers – Information for nursing home management and staff

Publications – Memos and other items available from the State of Wisconsin

RAI/MDS – Information and DHS Contacts

Related Sites – Internet sites of interest

Rules & Regulations – Definitions and sources

Last Revised: January 24, 2017