Brookfield is located in the Milwaukee metro area and has nearly 40,000 residents, including about 8,600 aged 65 and over. The city features comfortable summers, low crime rates and high access to health care, appealing to those considering local assisted living communities. 

Assisted living provides residential care for those who need help with some activities of daily living. These communities offer personal care services, housekeeping and laundry services, meals and recreational programming. In addition to residents’ living quarters, many communities feature indoor and outdoor common areas where residents can visit with friends and family, and some feature amenities such as pools, fitness centers and computer labs. Rates vary depending on location and amenities, with the average facility charging $5,073 per month, higher than both the state and national averages.

This guide provides more information on local senior care costs as well as a summary of the agencies and programs that serve seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Brookfield, WI

Brookdale Brookfield Woelfel Road

660 Woelfel Road, Brookfield, WI, 53045

Brookdale Brookfield is located near the downtown area of Brookfield, Wisconsin, a short drive from the East-West Freeway. This senior living facility is described by visitors as pet-friendly and clea … (read more)
Brookdale Brookfield is located near the downtown area of Brookfield, Wisconsin, a short drive from the East-West Freeway. This senior living facility is described by visitors as pet-friendly and clea … (read more)

Lakewood Assisted Living and Memory Care

4065 N. Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI, 53005


Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care of Brookfield at Mierow Farm

16030 Washington Drive, Brookfield, WI, 53005

Azura of Brookfield is a truly beautiful community. My grandmother current resides in one of the buildings. My grandmother has been in the Azura community since it opened. It was grand and beautifu … (read more)
Azura of Brookfield is a truly beautiful community. My grandmother current resides in one of the buildings. My grandmother has been in the Azura community since it opened. It was grand and beautifu … (read more)

Heartis Village Brookfield

16100 W. Greenfield, Brookfield, WI, 53005

My mom has moved into Heartis Village of Brookfield. It’s very bright. I like the rooms a lot. The room is very clean and bright. The majority of the staff seems very good, friendly, and helpful. Ther … (read more)
My mom has moved into Heartis Village of Brookfield. It’s very bright. I like the rooms a lot. The room is very clean and bright. The majority of the staff seems very good, friendly, and helpful. Ther … (read more)

Regency Brookfield

777 N Brookfield Rd, Brookfield, WI, 53045

The Regency (ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities Brookfield) was very nice, but it did not have a first floor room available. However, the apartments were very nice. It looked like a fairly new, … (read more)
The Regency (ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities Brookfield) was very nice, but it did not have a first floor room available. However, the apartments were very nice. It looked like a fairly new, … (read more)

Robin’s Landing of Brookfield

2800 N Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI, 53005

Robin’s Landing of Brookfield had less staff, but it seemed very nice, quieter, smaller but cozy. It was just hard because they had construction going on, but they had an activity calendar that I saw … (read more)
Robin’s Landing of Brookfield had less staff, but it seemed very nice, quieter, smaller but cozy. It was just hard because they had construction going on, but they had an activity calendar that I saw … (read more)

2014, 2016

Aria at Mitchell Manor

2330 S. 54th Street West Allis, West Allis, WI, 53219

Our loved one has been here since 2019. The facility is attractive and the rooms spacious. Initially, staff was great. Several months ago there was a change of ownership, and we have seen a sig … (read more)
Our loved one has been here since 2019. The facility is attractive and the rooms spacious. Initially, staff was great. Several months ago there was a change of ownership, and we have seen a sig … (read more)

Heritage West Allis

7801 – 7901 W. National Avenue, West Allis, WI, 53214

Heritage Senior Living in West Allis is located in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, Wisconsin, minutes away from the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Visitors and residents describe the living areas as … (read more)
Heritage Senior Living in West Allis is located in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, Wisconsin, minutes away from the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Visitors and residents describe the living areas as … (read more)

2014, 2015

Oak Park Place Wauwatosa

1621 Rivers Bend, Wauwatosa, WI, 53226

Oak Park Place Wauwatosa in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is conveniently located just off Highway 41 and a short drive from Currie Park and the Hansen Park Golf Course. Seniors praise their large studio and … (read more)
Oak Park Place Wauwatosa in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is conveniently located just off Highway 41 and a short drive from Currie Park and the Hansen Park Golf Course. Seniors praise their large studio and … (read more)

Layton Terrace Senior Living

9200 W LAYTON AVE, Greenfield, WI, 53228

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the pet-friendly Layton Terrace facility is near Kindred Hospital Milwaukee and Interstates 41 and 43. Residents can participate in activities such as exercise, bingo, … (read more)
Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the pet-friendly Layton Terrace facility is near Kindred Hospital Milwaukee and Interstates 41 and 43. Residents can participate in activities such as exercise, bingo, … (read more)

Menomonee Place

N84W17147 Menomonee Ave, Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051

I toured Menomonee Place and it was a wonderful experience. It was amazing. It was affordable, it was clean, and everybody there was friendly. The staff during the tour, Dawn, was wonderful. I looked … (read more)
I toured Menomonee Place and it was a wonderful experience. It was amazing. It was affordable, it was clean, and everybody there was friendly. The staff during the tour, Dawn, was wonderful. I looked … (read more)

2016

Heritage Elm Grove

800 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI, 53122

Heritage Elm Grove is located in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, within walking distance of the Sunset Playhouse performing arts theater and minutes from an assortment of stores. This facility receives consiste … (read more)
Heritage Elm Grove is located in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, within walking distance of the Sunset Playhouse performing arts theater and minutes from an assortment of stores. This facility receives consiste … (read more)

The Arboretum Senior Living

W180 N7890 Town Hall Road, Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051

The Arboretum Senior Living seemed like a good place. They had good units and apartments in a nice setting, but it didn’t provide the level of service we needed. The staff members were pleasant. The r … (read more)
The Arboretum Senior Living seemed like a good place. They had good units and apartments in a nice setting, but it didn’t provide the level of service we needed. The staff members were pleasant. The r … (read more)

Library Square Senior Living

1820 S. 75th Street, West Allis, WI, 53214

Library Square is located close to Veteran’s Memorial Park and the Market Square Shopping Center in West Allis, Wisconsin. Visitors and residents praise this well-maintained facility for its bright, s … (read more)
Library Square is located close to Veteran’s Memorial Park and the Market Square Shopping Center in West Allis, Wisconsin. Visitors and residents praise this well-maintained facility for its bright, s … (read more)

Robins Landing of New Berlin

2900 S Moorland Road, New Berlin, WI, 53151

Robins Landing of New Berlin was very good. They were very informative about what would be taking place, very patient, and kind. They gave us a full tour, so they spent a lot of time with us. We told … (read more)
Robins Landing of New Berlin was very good. They were very informative about what would be taking place, very patient, and kind. They gave us a full tour, so they spent a lot of time with us. We told … (read more)

Ebenezer Christian Home LLC

3207 N 36th Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53216

Excellent care. Therapy was helpful and practical. Staff was amazing. Food was good, especially the soup. Guests were warmly welcomed by the staff.
Excellent care. Therapy was helpful and practical. Staff was amazing. Food was good, especially the soup. Guests were warmly welcomed by the staff.

Legacy Assisted Living

N26W26511 College Ave, Pewaukee, WI, 53072

We had visited Legacy Assisted Living two weeks ago, and when we did the tour and talked to the director, she seemed very nice. We read reviews before we got there, and we presented those very negativ … (read more)
We had visited Legacy Assisted Living two weeks ago, and when we did the tour and talked to the director, she seemed very nice. We read reviews before we got there, and we presented those very negativ … (read more)

Heritage at Deer Creek

3585 S 147th Street, New Berlin, WI, 53151

Located in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Heritage at Deer Creek is a pet-friendly facility close to Minooka Park, West Allis Memorial hospital and retailers. Loved ones and visitors are pleased with the meal … (read more)
Located in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Heritage at Deer Creek is a pet-friendly facility close to Minooka Park, West Allis Memorial hospital and retailers. Loved ones and visitors are pleased with the meal … (read more)

Oak Hill Terrace Senior Living

1805 Kensington Drive, Waukesha, WI, 53188


Heritage Lexington

5020 S. 107th Street, Greenfield, WI, 53228

Heritage Lexington is a small facility on the west side of Greenfield, Wisconsin, next to Interstate 43 and 2 miles from the Southridge Mall. Relatives describe the facility as hands-on, with personal … (read more)
Heritage Lexington is a small facility on the west side of Greenfield, Wisconsin, next to Interstate 43 and 2 miles from the Southridge Mall. Relatives describe the facility as hands-on, with personal … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Brookfield

The Wisconsin Department of Health licenses and monitors assisted living facilities in Brookfield. The department enforces rules pertaining to the scope of care, staffing and recreational programming to ensure a high standard of living for residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Brookfield

  • Brookfield is one of the most expensive places to live in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee metro area. Overall, living expenses in this city are about 14% higher than the national average and nearly 25% higher than the state median. Housing is costly here, which may make assisted living an affordable alternative to owning or renting a home.  
  • Seniors in Brookfield pay state income taxes on withdrawals from retirement savings accounts and private pension disbursements. However, Social Security isn’t taxed at the state level, and government pensions are exempt under certain circumstances.  
  • Property crime in Brookfield occurs at a rate consistent with the national average. On a 100-point crime index, Brookfield rates 37.2 for this type of crime versus the national score of 35.4. However, violent crime occurs much less frequently. In 2018, this type of crime occurred at a rate of 80 incidents per 100,000 people, which is considerably lower than the state frequency of 293 and the nationwide rate of 379. 
  • With summer highs in the low-80s, Brookfield is one of the warmer places in Wisconsin. Summers are comfortable, but winters may be harsh, featuring lows around 13 degrees and seeing over 40 inches of annual snowfall. To help residents avoid boredom during the cold months, assisted living facilities offer recreational activities and special events throughout the year.  
  • Health care tends to be expensive in Brookfield, with costs for doctor’s office visits, dental care and hospital stays coming in about 6% above the national median. However, there are approximately 389 physicians per 100,000 people compared to the national rate of 210, promoting easy access to care for those managing chronic conditions. The city is home to the Elmbrook campus of Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital, a full-service hospital with an emergency room.  
  • Elmbrook Senior Taxi is a senior transportation service the city sponsors, which can help supplement transportation options assisted living facilities provide. This service is available on Monday-Saturday and provides curb-to-curb transportation to grocery stores, banks, restaurants, salons and entertainment venues.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Brookfield

Brookfield is a relatively pricy option for assisted living, averaging $5,073 per month according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. This is several hundred dollars higher than the state average of $4,400 and the national rate of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

The only surveyed city with more expensive care than Brookfield is Appleton, where local facilities charge $5,500 per month. In Racine, seniors pay $4,650, and in Eau Claire, monthly care costs average $4,000. Green Bay is among the cheapest cities for assisted living in Wisconsin at $3,800 per month.  

$5073

Brookfield

$4400

Wisconsin

$4300

The United States

$5500

Appleton

$3800

Green Bay

$4000

Eau Claire

$4650

Racine

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Assisted living rates in Brookfield average $5,073 per month. While this is expensive compared to residential care costs in other Wisconsin cities, this level of care is among the most affordable within the city. Homemaker services, which feature a similar scope of care in the individual’s own home, is $50 less per month at $5,023, but it doesn’t include housing and meal costs. Home health aides provide some skilled nursing services in the individual’s home for $5,243. Adult day health care is the cheapest option at $1,322, and nursing home care is the priciest at $9,429 for shared rooms and $11,376 for private rooms. 

$5023

Homemaker Services

$5243

Home Health Aide

$1322

Adult Day Health Care

$5073

Assisted Living Facility

$9429

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11376

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Brookfield was not available, so data for the closest city, Milwaukee Area, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Brookfield

Brookfield seniors who are frail and low-income may be able to receive help paying for services received in assisted living through the Family Care and Personal Care programs, although the services covered are limited. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Brookfield

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 Brookfield

Older adults in Brookfield have the support of several nonprofit agencies and programs that help them make decisions regarding their care and living arrangements. The following table features free and nonprofit resources that provide legal assistance, options counseling and connections to local services.  

Resource 


Contact 


Service 


Greater Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging 


(608) 243-5670 


The Greater Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging provides a range of supportive services to seniors in Brookfield and the surrounding region. This nonprofit agency connects older adults with veterans’ services, legal advocacy and assistance, guardianship services and health insurance options counseling. It can also help older adults connect with services in the community, including nutrition consultations, transportation and durable medical equipment rentals.


Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County 


(262) 548-7848 


The county’s ADRC provides a single point of access to a broad range of community-based services for older adults. Through this local nonprofit agency, seniors can obtain benefits counseling, which can help them identify public programs that can help cover assisted living expenses. The agency also provides information and referrals for services in the community, congregate meals, specialized transportation and support groups.


Waukesha County Division of Veterans Services 


(262) 548-7732 
 


Veterans in Brookfield and the surrounding region obtain various services through the county’s Division of Veterans Services. At the local office, which is about 8 miles from Brookfield in Waukesha, staff members screen veterans for eligibility for local, state and federal benefits. These include Aid and Attendance and pension programs, which can help cover assisted living expenses.


Brookfield Senior Community Center 


(262) 796-6675 


Brookfield Senior Community Center hosts a range of social and recreational programs for those aged 55 and over in Brookfield. At this center, members participate in activities such as line dancing, quilting groups, drawing classes and fitness programs. The center is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and membership is free to those who reside in Brookfield.


Long-Term Care Ombudsman 


(800) 815-0015 


The statewide long-term care ombudsman program provides advocacy services for those in assisted living. Through the state agency, seniors can contact a local volunteer ombudsman for assistance with comparing assisted living facilities, identifying options for paying for services and information regarding residents’ rights. The ombudsman can also investigate reports of abuse or neglect. 


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brookfield

Brookfield-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brookfield