Evening Meals on Wheels

Fresh, chef-prepared meals delivered every evening!


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Senior Living in the Heart of the Hilldale Neighborhood!

Welcome to Independent Living, Inc.

Independent Living offers a multitude of services that creates choices for seniors and adults with disabilities. These choices cover three broad areas:

  • a vast array of in-home support,
  • Medicare-certified home health care, and
  • exemplary senior living communities.

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, and serving primarily Dane County, we are a local nonprofit organization that touches more than 3,000 lives in a year’s time. To learn more about personal care, senior apartments, Evening Meals on Wheels, home modifications and many other options, take a little time to browse through our website or simply contact us at 608-274-7900. We look forward to serving you so that you can enjoy your independence!

Tennyson Senior Living Community Grand Opening

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Madison’s newest senior living community on Wednesday, October 17! Tour the campus, meet the staff, get a free blood pressure screening and enjoy live music and light refreshments. More information can be found in our news section.

Personal care, housekeeping and numerous options are offered through Independent Living, Inc.


Select our in-home services to help you manage your life at home.  We take care of you and your home so that you can enjoy more independence.

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Compassionate medical care at home is provided by Independent Health Care.


When follow up medical care is needed at home, choose our dedicated, professional staff to help.  We are a Medicare-certified home health care agency with experienced nurses and therapists ready to help you.

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Senior living communities in Madison, Fitchburg and Sun Prairie are managed by Independent Living, Inc.


Interested in an easier lifestyle?  Live in one of our friendly senior living communities in Madison, Fitchburg or Sun Prairie!

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For more than 40 years, Independent Living, Inc. has been serving seniors and adults with disabilities in the greater Madison area of Wisconsin, including Dane County and slightly beyond. We offer numerous services so that you have choices to help you live your way. Contact us today with your questions by sending email or calling 608-274-7900. We look forward to hearing from you!

Opening October 2018: A New Option in Senior Living

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Independent Living, Inc. is excited about Tennyson Senior Living Community, a new retirement community planned for Madison’s northeast neighborhood. This property will have one and two-bedroom independent apartments, one and two-bedroom assisted living apartments, and memory care units.  Special features include a health and wellness center with an aquatic therapy pool! Fundraising is ongoing with naming opportunities available. For information about how your gift can make a lasting impact, contact Brian Miller at 608-274-7900.

Prospective residents are encouraged to join an interest list by contacting Peggy Schmudlach at 608-274-7900 or Tennyson@independentlivinginc.org.  We look forward to welcoming you to this great new community!

In The News

Navigating the Maze of Senior Housing Options – Setting Your Budget September 26, 2018

When you’ve decided it’s time to move to a new home – for example, downsizing to an apartment or living in a senior community – it’s important to know what you can afford. Setting a budget helps, especially as you begin searching for your f...

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