18 Assisted Living Facilities near Elkhorn, WI
There are 18 Assisted Living Facilities in the Elkhorn area, with 5 in Elkhorn and 13 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Elkhorn is $3,631 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,630.
To help you with your search, browse the 46 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Elkhorn. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Elkhorn 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Delavan with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Elkhorn, WI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elkhorn
Elkhorn, Wisconsin, serves as the county seat for Walworth County in the southeast region of the state. Expanding rapidly at a rate of 85 percent, and with a total population of 9,895, the city has about 2,206 seniors. Elkhorn meets the need for assisted living with four assisted living facilities (ALFs) in town and 12 more communities nearby. Each facility reports to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance. This agency authorizes ALFs to provide seniors with services such as medication administration, healthcare, general personal care and housekeeping.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elkhorn
- Elkhorn’s climate is on par with the rest of the state, receiving a less-than-ideal Sperling’s Comfort Index rank of 43 out of 100 (100 being the best). The national average sits at 54. Seniors might find it difficult to visit friends and family, participate in outdoor events or maintain physical comfort in the winter due to higher-than-average snowfall (43 versus 26 inches per year).
- Crime rates in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, are comparable to national rates. Whereas the country’s averages for violent and property crimes are 31.1 and 38.1, respectively, Elkhorn’s rates are 33.7 and 35.2.
- Winters in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, might be physically and psychologically challenging for seniors. Temperatures go as low as 12 degrees Fahrenheit, and snowfall is heavy (43 inches annually). This can isolate seniors and prevent them from being as physically active during some months of the year. Although the Sperling’s Comfort Index is lower than normal at 43 out of 100 (100 being the best), it’s typical for the Midwest area.
- Seniors might notice an improvement in their respiratory health in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The city’s air quality rank is 76 out of 100 (100 being the best), based on the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment. The national average is 58.
- Seniors can expect a small amount of tax relief living in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The state fully taxes private pension income and withdrawals from retirement accounts, but Social Security and public pension income aren’t taxed.
- Elkhorn, Wisconsin, is home to world-class medical facilities, including Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Elkhorn
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Elkhorn start around $3,631 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 Elkhorn 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 Elkhorn
While funding is extremely limited, seniors who can’t afford to pay for ALF services out of pocket can seek the SSI Exceptional Expense Supplement (SSI-E).
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 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-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Elkhorn
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... Read more
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 b... Read more
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... Read more