Ninety miles north of Chicago, Milwaukee is defined by its unique mix of arts, history, world-famous breweries, nature and, of course, baseball. It offers a low cost of living with the promise of up-and-coming real estate developments. Urban and suburban residents have easy access to local and award-winning restaurants, local shops and shopping malls, a vibrant music scene, world-class symphonies and ballets and numerous outdoor festivals. With its location on Lake Michigan’s coast, nature lovers have ample opportunity to visit parks and enjoy the beaches. Milwaukee is home to Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center and Froedtert Hospital and Medical Center, offering award-winning comprehensive care. All combined, Milwaukee is an excellent place to retire to and call home. 

The city of Milwaukee boasts a population of nearly 600,000, of whom 10.2% are senior citizens. The median cost for homemaker services is $5,100 and in-home aides is $5,196 in Milwaukee, averaging slightly higher than the national average cost of $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for in-home aides.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Milwaukee area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Milwaukee, WI

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Waukesha

9600 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI, 53214

I’m so happy with the services. She goes over and beyond expectations in caregiving. They have good communication and have excellent caregivers.
I’m so happy with the services. She goes over and beyond expectations in caregiving. They have good communication and have excellent caregivers.

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Menomonee Falls

W177N9886 Rivercrest Drive, Suite 262 , Germantown, WI, 53022

It allowed me to continue to work. My wife was pretty compromised after her surgery and they were able to take care of her very well.
It allowed me to continue to work. My wife was pretty compromised after her surgery and they were able to take care of her very well.

2019, 2021

Right at Home Milwaukee County

131 W. Layton Ave., Suite 307, Milwaukee, WI, 53207

It made it possible for my parents to survive for three months. They could have consistency of caregivers. Some were good and others weren’t as good.
It made it possible for my parents to survive for three months. They could have consistency of caregivers. Some were good and others weren’t as good.

2020

Home Instead Senior Care – Milwaukee, WI

353 N 121st St, Milwaukee, WI, 53226

I have been using Home Instead for about 1 1/2 years for my dad who has dementia. They are VERY easy to work with & understand their client’s needs. The caregivers that we have for my dad are real … (read more)
I have been using Home Instead for about 1 1/2 years for my dad who has dementia. They are VERY easy to work with & understand their client’s needs. The caregivers that we have for my dad are real … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Franklin, WI

9875 S Franklin Dr, Suite 200, Franklin, WI, 53132

Care that is needed while I am on vacation and Mom needs help with showering, cleaing and wash…some food prep!
Care that is needed while I am on vacation and Mom needs help with showering, cleaing and wash…some food prep!

Senior Helpers of Milwaukee

6333 N Green Bay Ave , Glendale, WI, 53209

I think Senior Helpers is excellent and doing a fine job. We have been using them since February. We needed someone very quickly, and they came in for us. They have been very good, not late, and do ju … (read more)
I think Senior Helpers is excellent and doing a fine job. We have been using them since February. We needed someone very quickly, and they came in for us. They have been very good, not late, and do ju … (read more)

BrightStar Care Central Milwaukee

10425 W. North Avenue, Suite 246, Milwaukee, WI, 53226

I like the socialization and having someone professional to help me with my dementia and gives me comfort. I like that so far I have been pleased with the people’s professionalism comrade and friendl … (read more)
I like the socialization and having someone professional to help me with my dementia and gives me comfort. I like that so far I have been pleased with the people’s professionalism comrade and friendl … (read more)

Home Care Services

9429 72nd St., Kenosha, WI, 53142

They were recommended to us by some friends who told us that they had a good experience with Home Care Services. Greg did a very good job in presenting the potential people that we could use. The inte … (read more)
They were recommended to us by some friends who told us that they had a good experience with Home Care Services. Greg did a very good job in presenting the potential people that we could use. The inte … (read more)

Always Best Care of Milwaukee

150 N. Sunnyslope Road, Ste. 372, Brookfield, WI, 53005

Our family hired Always Best Care for my mother in her final weeks and I had the opportunity to observe the care given to her . The woman was amazing so very gentle and caring it seemed like she was … (read more)
Our family hired Always Best Care for my mother in her final weeks and I had the opportunity to observe the care given to her . The woman was amazing so very gentle and caring it seemed like she was … (read more)

Touching Hearts – Brookfield

245 Regency Ct #L105, Brookfield, WI, 53045

I found somebody from Touching Hearts at Home. They are very good, and I’m very happy with them. The caregivers are very good with my mother. I would recommend them to others. I think they’re very … (read more)
I found somebody from Touching Hearts at Home. They are very good, and I’m very happy with them. The caregivers are very good with my mother. I would recommend them to others. I think they’re very … (read more)

Assisting Hands-Serving Menomonee Falls & Surrounding Area

210 Regency Court, Suite L103,, Brookfield, WI, 53045

Our family was saved by Assisting Hands. We needed 24/7 care immediately after the death of our mother, who was the caretaker of our disabled father. He loved his "angles" that took care of him.
Our family was saved by Assisting Hands. We needed 24/7 care immediately after the death of our mother, who was the caretaker of our disabled father. He loved his "angles" that took care of him.

Seniors Helping Seniors

P.O. Box 208, Sussex, WI, 53089

Great companionship.
Great companionship.

Respect Care, Inc.

18110 W. Blue Mound Rd, Brookfield, WI, 53045

The folks at Respect Care Inc of Brookfield know how to get things done! The caregivers go above and beyond for their clients. I definitely recommend Respect Care.
The folks at Respect Care Inc of Brookfield know how to get things done! The caregivers go above and beyond for their clients. I definitely recommend Respect Care.

Care Connection

12007 W Burleigh St, Sute 202 , Milwaukee, WI, 53220

The owner was very compassionate and considerate of my needs. She matched me with some wonderful staff that took care of all of my needs while healing up from my surgery! They prepared my meals, clea … (read more)
The owner was very compassionate and considerate of my needs. She matched me with some wonderful staff that took care of all of my needs while healing up from my surgery! They prepared my meals, clea … (read more)

Comfort Keepers In Home Care

8505 W. Forest Home Ave., Greenfield, WI, 53228

We have been with Comfort Keepers for about a month for my friends. Overall, they have a couple of really good caregivers who are regulars. Along the weekend, they throw somebody that is not very good … (read more)
We have been with Comfort Keepers for about a month for my friends. Overall, they have a couple of really good caregivers who are regulars. Along the weekend, they throw somebody that is not very good … (read more)

Horizon Home Care & Hospice

8949 N. Deer Brook Trail, Brown Deer, WI, 53223

I was happy with Horizon Home Care. The caregiver was really nice and understanding of what we needed. Everything went through just fine. They’re great.
I was happy with Horizon Home Care. The caregiver was really nice and understanding of what we needed. Everything went through just fine. They’re great.

Good People LLC

1029 N Jackson Street #1209,, Milwaukee, WI, 53203

My mom is in a 24-hour home care and she gets persons through Good People Live-in Caregivers & Companions for two and a half years. We have generally good experience with them. After rehab mom cam … (read more)
My mom is in a 24-hour home care and she gets persons through Good People Live-in Caregivers & Companions for two and a half years. We have generally good experience with them. After rehab mom cam … (read more)

Comfort Keepers Home Care

2717 N Grandview Blvd #106 , Waukesha, WI, 53188

We got Comfort Keepers for Mom. They played cards with her and gave her meals and medications. She was very happy when I came home. She really liked all the people she had. I was able to check online … (read more)
We got Comfort Keepers for Mom. They played cards with her and gave her meals and medications. She was very happy when I came home. She really liked all the people she had. I was able to check online … (read more)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Greenfield

4810 South 76th Street Suite 102, Greenfield, WI, 53220

I just dumped Synergy in early 8.19 and signed off on the last time sheets a week ago. I’m relieved my 7mos with them is finally over! It was an extremely stressful situation and time for me. I wish … (read more)
I just dumped Synergy in early 8.19 and signed off on the last time sheets a week ago. I’m relieved my 7mos with them is finally over! It was an extremely stressful situation and time for me. I wish … (read more)

Lending Hands Healthcare

7665 North Port Washington Road, Glendale, WI, 53217

Caregivers don’t show up and aren’t very happy. Office staff unprofessional
Caregivers don’t show up and aren’t very happy. Office staff unprofessional

Milwaukee Home Care Resources 

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Milwaukee:

Milwaukee County Department on Aging

Phone: (414) 289-6874 Toll Free: (866) 229-9695
Address: 1220 W. Vliet St., Suite 300 Milwaukee, WI 53205

The Milwaukee County Department on Aging offers many resources for senior citizens, including senior dining sites located throughout the county offering hot and nutritious meals served at a low cost. Five senior citizen centers are offering hot meals, exercise classes, social, educational and recreational activities. They also offer long-term care options and help with planning for long-term care.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

Phone: (866) 432-8947
Address: Home Energy, PO Box 7970, Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7970

WHEAP provides financial assistance to those in need to help pay for a portion of their heating and electricity costs. Eligible households are able to receive a benefit payment once per heating season, and there are also funds available for crisis situations if a household’s furnace or heating system becomes nonoperational. WHEAP also offers specialized services including emergency fuel assistance, counseling services to help with energy conservation and energy budgets, proactive co-payment plans, targeted outreach services and emergency heating repair services. 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Phone: (608) 266-1865
Address: 1 West Wilson Street Madison, WI 53703

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers a wide array of services for those in need of help including the aging population and those with disabilities. The PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for Elderly) provides services including long-term health care, health care and prescription drugs to those in need. The IRIS program is set up to provide those in need with deciding what goods, support and services they need to remain independent. 

Love Thy Neighbor Foundation

Phone: (414) 563-6000

The Love Thy Neighbor Foundation exists to help seniors find and utilize resources available to them to age in place. Love Thy Neighbor workshops can improve seniors’ quality of life by facilitating adult learning on community resources. Whether senior-citizens and their families are looking for ways to remain connected or help from local, state and federal agencies, this foundation exists to help navigate this process.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.