41 Assisted Living Facilities near Franklin, WI
There are 41 Assisted Living Facilities in the Franklin area, with 4 in Franklin and 37 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Franklin is $5,515 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Greendale with an average starting cost of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 188 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Franklin. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Franklin 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Greendale with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Franklin, WI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Franklin
Franklin is a thriving Milwaukee community near the southwestern edge of town, on the shore of the small recreational area around Muskego Lake. Around 16 percent of Franklin's 36,000 people are seniors age 65 and over, and the area is home to at least 41 assisted living facilities to provide them with safe and comfortable independent living. These communities are licensed and regulated through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Bureau of Assisted Living Division of Quality Assurance, like the other residential long-term care facilities in the state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Franklin
- The weather in Franklin is somewhat less stable than the larger Milwaukee area to the north. This far from the lake effect, Franklin's temperatures can vary between average daily highs of 80 degrees in the summer, to a frigid average of 16 degrees in the winter. Franklin gets around 34.5 inches of rain in the warmer months and 47 inches of snow in the colder ones. The cold air that hovers over the city between October and March can be problematic for some seniors with COPD.
- The cost of living in Franklin is somewhat higher than the national average in all categories. Overall costs in Franklin run roughly 14 percent higher than equivalent costs nationwide, while healthcare costs can run to around 5 percent above the national average for similar services. These elevated costs are not uncommon for a Milwaukee community, though Wisconsin's overall cost of living is roughly 2 percent below the national average.
Crime rates in Franklin are very low. In all reported crime categories combined, Franklin's rates are close to 60 percent below the national average for a city its size. Property crime remains an issue in some parts of town, though violent crime remains thankfully rare.
Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) handles public transportation in Franklin. This service offers discounts to seniors and mobility-impaired riders, as well as disabled ride services and on-demand dial-a-ride transport.
- The Franklin area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Aurora Health Center and Aurora St Luke's Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Franklin has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, an organization that helps seniors arrange flexible transportation and meal service through volunteers and local agencies, as well as more than half a dozen senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Franklin
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Franklin start around $5,515 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 Franklin 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 Franklin
Franklin seniors in need of help paying for assisted living may be eligible for the Family Care and Personal Care programs. They provide assistance paying for services for frail and low-income seniors in assisted living facilities.
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 Franklin
Franklin 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 Franklin, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
The 10 Best Assisted Living Communities in Franklin Area
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Franklin
Franklin-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 near Franklin, WI
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Franklin
Review of Elizabeth Residence Franklin
My mom was at Elizabeth Residence for three years. I can’t thank the staff enough for the loving care they gave her. She was in a private room with her own bathroom. She could bring in her own t... Read more
Review of Elizabeth Residence Franklin
We're very happy with Elizabeth Residence Franklin. It's very fresh, clean, and the layout's very accessible for those with wheelchairs or walkers. The staff has been wonderful and I can't say enou... Read more
Review of Brenwood Park
We toured Brenwood Park. It's up-to-date, clean, and I got the chance to meet the business manager. The person who gave me the tour was friendly, knowledgeable, and positive. The dining area was cl... Read more