40 Assisted Living Facilities near Appleton, WI
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There are 40 Assisted Living Facilities in the Appleton area, with 18 in Appleton and 22 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Appleton is $4,235 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Kimberly with an average starting cost of $3,850.
To help you with your search, browse the 154 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Appleton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Appleton 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kimberly with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Appleton find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Appleton, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Appleton, WI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Appleton
Appleton, Wisconsin is located on the Fox River approximately 30 miles southwest of Green Bay. Options for assisted living within Appleton are plentiful, as seniors can choose from 17 assisted living facilities inside the city limits. In Wisconsin, there are four types of assisted living facilities (ALFs). ALFs are defined as facilities that supervise individuals with some level of need who choose to live without 24-hour nursing care. ALFs throughout Wisconsin are licensed and regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Appleton
- The Appleton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton and St. Elizabeth Hospital,
in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Valley Transit provides public transportation throughout Appleton. Seniors are eligible for a half-fare discount but should be aware that this transit system does not run on Sundays. The intercity bus system Greyhound offers discounted transportation for seniors to large cities in the area such as Green Bay and Chicago.
- Compared to other areas in close proximity to the Great Lakes, Appleton experiences less precipitation with an average of 31 inches of rain annually. Temperatures range from 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to high 70s in the summer. Seniors should be aware of Wisconsin's humid continental climate when considering the state for ALFs.
- The cost of living in Appleton is approximately 9 percent less expensive than the national average cost of living. Seniors should determine how much they want to spend on assisted living when contemplating the Appleton area.
- Compared to other cities of a similar population size, Appleton's crime rate is noticeably lower than the average crime rate. Seniors looking to live in a town with a population of around 70,000 and lower crime rates could examine Appleton.
- Compared to the national average air quality, Appleton's air quality is slightly better with a score of 63 as opposed to the national mean of 58. Bad air quality can cause irritated eyes and throats and create shortness of breath for seniors.
Paying for Assisted Living in Appleton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Appleton start around $4,235 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Appleton and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Appleton
There are two main options for financial assistance for assisted living in Appleton. On a federal level, Medicaid's Medical Assistance Personal Care program is available to seniors residing in an ALF with less than 20 residents. On a state level, additional Social Security income is granted to qualifying seniors and can be used to pay for assisted living through Wisconsin's Exceptional Expense Supplement for Members of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Appleton
Appleton and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Appleton, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Appleton
Appleton-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Wisconsin are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Appleton, WI
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Appleton
Review of Country Terrace of Wisconsin in Appleton
We visited Country Terrace of Wisconsin in Appleton. They were skilled and knowledgeable, but I wasn't that impressed. The facility wasn't as nice as the others. It needed updating, but it was clea... Read more
Review of Oak Park Place Menasha
I have been a resident at Oak Park Place assisted living for the past four months. The accommodations are very comfortable and the food is good with alternate choices. The staff is very friendly an... Read more
Review of Care Partners Assisted Living in Appleton
No doors that stay open for handicapped people. No roof over drop off or pick up area. Most of all do not trust managerial staff. Read more