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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in De Pere, WI for 2024

De Pere, situated on the Fox River, is a quaint city within the Green Bay metropolitan area that provides seniors with a small-town lifestyle and ample opportunities to explore historical landmarks, observe wildlife and go on fishing charters. Seniors over 65 are approximately 15.8% of the city’s 25,361 residents, and the area's charm, lower cost of living and pleasant summers are welcoming assets for retirees. 

For seniors in De Pere who need personal care assistance, help with housekeeping and minor medical support, there are four assisted living communities to choose from. These communities offer a safe and supportive environment with around-the-clock staffing. The average cost for assisted living in De Pere is $5,138 monthly, which is higher than both the statewide and national norms.

This guide includes additional information on assisted living costs in De Pere and how seniors can obtain help paying their monthly care costs. There is  also data on state regulations for assisted living facilities, as well as free or low-cost senior resources in the area.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in De Pere

The Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance licenses and certifies all assisted living communities in Wisconsin and implements facility rules and regulations. Optional compliance training is also offered. The division monitors facilities and performs unannounced visits and inspections to ensure each community adheres to all care standards.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in De Pere

  • When compared to the U.S. cost of living index, with 100 being the national average, De Pere's cost of living is 91. In terms of health care and grocery expenses, De Pere scored favorably at 93.8 and 96.8, respectively. This could be beneficial for seniors who have a limited budget. 
  • On a 10-point comfort index, De Pere's weather rates a 9.3. The area offers four distinct seasons, with spring and fall being mild and temperatures falling between 35 and 55 degrees. Winters are cold, averaging 24 degrees and 46 inches of snow. However, Summers are comfortable with low humidity levels and an average temperature of 65 degrees.
  • This charming city boasts low crime rates, making it safer than many other cities across the country. On a 100-point scale, the violent crime rate is only 7.8, compared to the national average of 22.7. Additionally, the property crime rate is 19.5, which is lower than the national average of 35.4.
  • De Pere is home to a branch of the Aurora BayCare Medical Center, offering services such as urgent care, family medicine, allergy care, internal medicine, radiology and lab services. Green Bay provides several hospitals for more specialized care, including Bellin Health and HSHS St. Vincent Hospital. De Pere has a higher ratio of doctors to residents, with 231 physicians per 100,000 residents compared to the U.S. average of 210.
  • Seniors in De Pere can benefit from lower taxes on their retirement income thanks to Wisconsin's moderately tax-friendly policies towards retirees. While withdrawals from retirement accounts are subject to taxes, public pension income and Social Security income are tax-free. 

 

Paying for Assisted Living in De Pere

Monthly assisted living costs in De Pere average $5,138. These rates may fluctuate depending on the location of the facility, its amenities and services. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted Living costs in De Pere are higher than the state average of $4,600 and the national cost of $4,500. Green Bay, a 10-minute drive north, offers lower median monthly costs of $4,450. Oshkosh has a higher monthly average of $5,157, but seniors can save in Fond du Lac, which averages $4,175 monthly. Racine, located in the southeast corner of the state, has one of Wisconsin's highest monthly averages at $5,450. 

De Pere

$5,138

Wisconsin

$4,600

United States

$4,500

Green Bay

$4,450

Oshkosh

$5,157

Fond du Lac

$4,175

Racine

$5,450

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

While seniors in De Pere pay an average of $5,138 per month for assisted living, in-home care and home health care run higher, with a monthly average of $5,339 for each. Seniors needing the around-the-clock advanced medical care provided in a nursing home will pay $8,958 monthly for a semiprivate room.

In-Home Care

$5,339

Home Health Care

$5,339

Assisted Living Facility

$5,138

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,958

Note: Data for De Pere was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Appleton, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in De Pere

To help seniors cover the costs associated with assisted living services, Wisconsin offers several non-Medicaid state-funded programs in addition to the waiver programs offered by Medicaid. 

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

Financial Assistance in Wisconsin

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 De Pere

De Pere 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 De Pere, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in De Pere

De Pere Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Wisconsin are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin

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Review of The Renaissance Assisted Living

We went to The Renaissance and it's OK, but they didn't include meals, that was all separate. Cleaning was separate and washing your laundry was separate. We looked at the assisted living, and...

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Debbie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Renaissance Assisted Living

My mother moved into Renaissance Assisted Living - De Pere. It's been very good. COVID is horrible, but they're trying to get the people out and entertained as much as possible. The staff is very...

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Lee

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Renaissance Assisted Living

My mom stayed at Renaissance (Assisted Living in De Pere / Green Bay) for rehab for six weeks, and it's a good, new place. They have good care and good food. They have very nice rooms for...

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