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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Elkhorn, WI for 2024

Situated 40 miles outside Milwaukee, Elkhorn offers a mix of parkland and city amenities, along with access to 16 assisted living facilities within its limits and nearby. Seniors in the Elkhorn region pay approximately $6,044 per month for this type of care, with local rates surging hundreds of dollars over the state median of $5,500, as well as the national norm of around $5,350.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elkhorn

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, which regulates all assisted living facilities in Elkhorn and the rest of the state, sets minimum licensing standards to ensure a consistent level of care. It officially recognizes assisted living facilities as community-based residential facilities, and it requires them to provide housing, supervision and support services for five or more unrelated residents.  

 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elkhorn

  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, a nationally recognized leader in cardiovascular care, sits within Elkhorn proper and administers a range of primary and specialty services for assisted living residents. It serves as a certified stroke center and houses a Level III Trauma Center, and it partners with Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in nearby Milwaukee to provide specialized heart care. The hospital also provides pain management and orthopedic services.
  • Elkhorn ranks in the top half of U.S. cities for its senior-friendly environment, scoring 56 points on the AARP Livability Index. Roughly eight out of 10 hospital patients in the city report satisfaction with the medical care they receive, compared to the national norm of 69%, and high access to age-friendly exercise opportunities helps seniors maintain mobility and independence. Although the city doesn’t have a public transportation system, many assisted living facilities provide scheduled and demand-response services to help seniors attend errands and appointments.
  • Elkhorn’s cost of living runs about 3% below the U.S. norm, making it one of the more economical places to obtain assisted living in the nation. Although housing and food costs track 3-5% above related costs in a typical U.S. city, impacting the cost of residential care, health care expenses run 24% lower than the national average, helping to offset higher living costs.
  • Elkhorn appeals to prospective assisted living residents who prioritize safety, ranking in the top 40% of U.S. cities for its low crime rate. The city sees fewer than one violent infraction per 1,000 people in a typical year, compared to about three incidents statewide and four incidents nationally. Additionally, residents face significantly lower odds of 1 in 148 of becoming victims of property-related offenses versus 1 in 72 statewide.
  • Assisted living residents in Elkhorn pay state income taxes on private pensions and withdrawals from retirement accounts at rates ranging from 3.50% to 7.65%, but the state doesn’t tax Social Security benefits or income from public pensions. This may make the state a financially feasible retirement option for those who rely on government benefits.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Elkhorn

In Elkhorn, assisted living residents pay a median monthly rate of $6,044 for housing and care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living rates in Elkhorn come in at approximately $6,044 per month, surpassing the Wisconsin rate of around $5,500 and the national median of $5,350 by several hundred dollars. Despite this, rates are moderate compared to nearby cities. In Milwaukee, monthly fees exceed care costs in Elkhorn by about $140, and in Fond du Lac, seniors pay approximately $760 more per month for residential services. On the other hand, rates in Madison run lower than in Elkhorn, saving seniors around $70 per month. Similarly, in La Crosse, assisted living rates compare favorably to norms in Elkhorn at approximately $5,250.

Elkhorn

$6,044

Wisconsin

$5,500

United States

$5,350

Madison

$5,973

Milwaukee

$6,183

Williams Bay

$3,220

Fond du Lac

$6,800

La Crosse

$5,250

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Elkhorn, assisted living facilities charge approximately $6,044 per month for nonmedical services, such as assistance with bathing and dressing, meal preparation and recreational activities. By contrast, seniors who need 24-hour skilled nursing services and full aid with daily living activities pay higher rates of $12,167 for semi-private accommodations in local nursing homes.

 

Assisted Living Facility

$6,044

Nursing Home Care (semi-private room)

$12,167

Note: Data for Elkhorn was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Janesville, was used instead.

 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Elkhorn

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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 Elkhorn

Elkhorn 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 Elkhorn, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elkhorn

Elkhorn 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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NS

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

Review of KindredHearts of Elkhorn

My mother has moved into KindredHearts of Elkhorn. The staff is very accommodating and made us feel welcome. Everything is fine. We liked it. It's small, they're friendly, and it's clean. They play...

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Assisted Living

Anne

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

Review of KindredHearts of Elkhorn

We've moved our mom to KindredHearts of Elkhorn. It's a nice place, and we've also moved before for another family member (that's how we based our decision). Her room is a decent size, and it's a...

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Assisted Living

Carol

I visited this facility

Review of Whispering Willows CBRF

We saw Whispering Willows and we hesitated about even stopping. It's more like a group home on a farm. It's not someplace I would want to put my mom. It was very small, older, and it needed a lot...

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