Our History

Homestead Living began in 1992 when our founder Mary Armbruster's mother Jessica was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Mary built a four-bed CBRF in Dane County with the purpose of providing quality care that felt like home. Over the next few years, Mary grew the business into a sixteen-bed facility in Waunakee. Homestead Living continues to be a family owned and operated business that strives to maintain the standards fo care that we would want for our own family members. Homestead Living is a community resource. We encourage volunteers, facilitate outreach and educational opportunities for families and friends, and are always on hand to answer questions and provide insight into understanding Alzheimer's and other dementias.


Our Home

“We are a 16 bedroom Residential Facility that has been serving our community’s Memory Care needs for the last 25 years. We are family owned and operated and pride ourselves on offering the same quality of care to our residents that we would choose for our own family. Our park-like setting in Waunakee enables our residents to enjoy our outdoor patio and backyard, walks in the neighborhood, gardening, and plenty of opportunity for bird watching. Our building has large great room areas and smaller parlor settings that provide for maximum social engagement and/or quiet time depending on a resident’s individual desires. We serve home made meals, home baked pastries, and garden grown produce. Living at Homestead is very much like living with a family.”

And our families agree...

"Five years ago, our mother was diagnosed with various forms of dementia and could no longer receive adequate and needs-appropriate care at her assisted living facility. Mom's physician explained that Mom needed to live in a smaller setting that specialized in dementia care. He then recommended a visit to Homestead Living in Waunakee, Wisconsin. From the moment I stepped into Homestead, I knew I had entered a very special place I found the administrator, not in her office, but sitting on a couch with two of the residents, talking quietly about losing one's memories and the frustrations that accompany that loss. From that moment, I knew this was a place where Mom could not only live, but where her specific needs would be addressed. Over the past five years, we have come to know the compassionate staff as an extension of our family. These amazing caregivers smile in their gentile, love mission and weep at every loss.