Franklin is a suburb of Milwaukee and home to over 6,700 seniors aged 65 and older who make up 18% of the city’s population. This growth-focused community actively promotes a pleasant quality of life with its well-kept parks, engaging recreational amenities and frequent events that bring neighbors together. There are dedicated civic organizations for seniors, supported by the City of Franklin and welcoming members aged 55 and older. For the convenience of traveling retirees and their visiting loved ones, Franklin is close to General Mitchell International Airport, minutes from downtown Milwaukee and about 1.5 hours from Chicago.     

Assisted living facilities provide personal care services in homelike settings and are ideal for seniors seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle. These residential communities have 24-hour staff on duty for residents’ comfort and safety, and offer social, recreational and life enrichment programs to support their overall well-being. The average cost of assisted living in Franklin is $5,073 per month, which is higher than the statewide average and costs in other Wisconsin cities.

This guide on assisted living in Franklin provides an overview of what to expect when retiring in the city, comparisons of senior care costs and a list of available local resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Franklin, WI

Elizabeth Residence Franklin

9329 S 48Th St, Franklin, WI, 53132

My mother-in-law is at Elizabeth Residence Franklin. The level of care that the staffing provides is phenomenal. They are caring and loving, and there’s a consistency of care. There’s very little turn … (read more)
My mother-in-law is at Elizabeth Residence Franklin. The level of care that the staffing provides is phenomenal. They are caring and loving, and there’s a consistency of care. There’s very little turn … (read more)

Brenwood Park

9535 West Loomis Road, Franklin, WI, 53132

Brenwood Park is located in Franklin, Wisconsin, near Highway 36 and Tuckaway Country Club. Boerner Botanical Gardens and Southridge Mall are about 5 miles away. Visitors say the dining room is clean, … (read more)
Brenwood Park is located in Franklin, Wisconsin, near Highway 36 and Tuckaway Country Club. Boerner Botanical Gardens and Southridge Mall are about 5 miles away. Visitors say the dining room is clean, … (read more)

Sky Residential- Franklin

8104 S 35TH St., Franklin, WI, 53132


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Harbour Village

5700 Mockingbird Lane, Greendale, WI, 53129

Harbour Village is located in Greendale, Wisconsin, minutes from Scout Lake Park and the Southridge Mall. Residents and their guests say the facility offers an array of convenient amenities, including … (read more)
Harbour Village is located in Greendale, Wisconsin, minutes from Scout Lake Park and the Southridge Mall. Residents and their guests say the facility offers an array of convenient amenities, including … (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)

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Autumn Lake Healthcare at Greenfield

5790 S. 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53221

Cameo Court Assisted Living is a few minutes away from Corpenicus Park, Boston Store Clearance Center and Goldman Park. Visitors note the professionalism of the staff members and the warmth with which … (read more)
Cameo Court Assisted Living is a few minutes away from Corpenicus Park, Boston Store Clearance Center and Goldman Park. Visitors note the professionalism of the staff members and the warmth with which … (read more)

Oak Park Place Oak Creek

1980 W Rawson Ave, Oak Creek, WI, 53154

My experience with Oak Park Place Oak Creek was very good. The staff was very personable and very friendly. He asked the right questions and gave me answers before I asked questions. He was very knowl … (read more)
My experience with Oak Park Place Oak Creek was very good. The staff was very personable and very friendly. He asked the right questions and gave me answers before I asked questions. He was very knowl … (read more)

Oak Creek Place

3829 South Chicago Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI, 53172

Everything was very nice at Oak Creek Place. It’s just a shame that they couldn’t take my husband. It was OK, I guess. They said that they all had to get together and decide whether they were going to … (read more)
Everything was very nice at Oak Creek Place. It’s just a shame that they couldn’t take my husband. It was OK, I guess. They said that they all had to get together and decide whether they were going to … (read more)

The Waters of Oak Creek

8000 S. Market Street, Oak Creek, WI, 53154

The Waters of Oak Creek was very pretty. It’s brand new. It was operating as an assisted living. The facility is beautiful. The residents were very happy. It was a very nice place. We had a hard time … (read more)
The Waters of Oak Creek was very pretty. It’s brand new. It was operating as an assisted living. The facility is beautiful. The residents were very happy. It was a very nice place. We had a hard time … (read more)

Sylvan Crossings at Creekside Estates

6180 S Creekside Estates, Cudahy, WI, 53110

<p>Dedicated to quality and service, Sylvan Crossings at Creekside in Florida offers a full range of services and accommodations for seniors. Surrounded by world class beaches, shopping and cultural e … (read more)
<p>Dedicated to quality and service, Sylvan Crossings at Creekside in Florida offers a full range of services and accommodations for seniors. Surrounded by world class beaches, shopping and cultural e … (read more)

Heritage

S64W13780 Janesville Road, Muskego, WI, 53150

Heritage is new, so it’s only a few years old. They had a lot of amenities. The room was very spacious and would work for my dad. It was close to where we live. They have rehab available, a pool, part … (read more)
Heritage is new, so it’s only a few years old. They had a lot of amenities. The room was very spacious and would work for my dad. It was close to where we live. They have rehab available, a pool, part … (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)

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)

Cornerstone of Oak Creek

155 W. Sunnyview Drive, Oak Creek, WI, 53154

There were a lot of things that we didn’t like about The Cornerstone of Oak Creek. The staff member seemed cold and not friendly, and kind of rushed us through things. It was old and big. The resident … (read more)
There were a lot of things that we didn’t like about The Cornerstone of Oak Creek. The staff member seemed cold and not friendly, and kind of rushed us through things. It was old and big. The resident … (read more)

Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

S77 W12929 McShane Drive, Muskego, WI, 53150

Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community is in the eastern part of Muskego, Wisconsin, minutes from Lake Brittany and Interstate 43. Visitors say the facility is clean, and the residents seem to be happy. T … (read more)
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community is in the eastern part of Muskego, Wisconsin, minutes from Lake Brittany and Interstate 43. Visitors say the facility is clean, and the residents seem to be happy. T … (read more)

The Villa of Greenfield

8765 W Forest Home Ave, Greenfield, WI, 53228

The Villa of Greenfield used to be the mayor’s house. He evidently donated it. It was OK. The person that we were supposed to see wasn’t there and someone else gave us a tour. I don’t know if it was p … (read more)
The Villa of Greenfield used to be the mayor’s house. He evidently donated it. It was OK. The person that we were supposed to see wasn’t there and someone else gave us a tour. I don’t know if it was p … (read more)

Elizabeth Residence Oak Creek

10441 South Nicholson Road, Oak Creek, WI, 53154

Elizabeth Residence has nice grounds, but it’s an older place. The person that took me around was nice. It’s a small community — only 18 patients — and it was not the cleanest place either. The st … (read more)
Elizabeth Residence has nice grounds, but it’s an older place. The person that took me around was nice. It’s a small community — only 18 patients — and it was not the cleanest place either. The st … (read more)

Live To Serve Assisted Living

6606 S. Crane Dr., Oak Creek, WI, 53154


Park Hills West

5910 S 118th Street, Hales Corners, WI, 53130


15th Avenue Adult Family Home

2903 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI, 53172


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Franklin

In Franklin and throughout Wisconsin, assisted living facilities are overseen by the Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance. The Division is responsible for licensing and regulating assisted living facilities, which are also referred to as community-based residential facilities. It conducts unannounced monitoring and surveys to ensure facilities remain in compliance with the state’s rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Franklin

  • Franklin receives high amounts of lake-effect precipitation throughout the year due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Winters tend to be very cold, with lows of 13 degrees in January. Summers are pleasantly warm, with highs of 82 degrees in July.
  • Seniors can head outdoors to enjoy Franklin’s parks, golf courses and Milwaukee Milkmen baseball games during the spring and summer months, as well as the city’s annual events such as the July 4th Parade, free summer concert series and St. Martins Labor Day fair.
  • Franklin offers seniors a safe, suburban environment with remarkably low occurrences of violent and property crimes. The city has its own police and fire departments that work to ensure the safety of its neighborhoods.
  • Franklin is home to Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – Franklin Campus, a full-service hospital with an accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. The city also has two Aurora Health Center locations and one Ascension Wisconsin Health Center branch.
  • Seniors can enjoy a variety of local arts and cultural events in Franklin. Home to the Forte Theatre Company and the Southwestern Suburban Symphony, the city has an active local entertainment scene. The 850-seat Saber Center for the Performing Arts hosts concerts and stage plays and offers senior ticket discounts.
  • The city is home to senior-centric groups, such as Franklin Senior Travelers, which offers recreational travel opportunities around Wisconsin and Illinois. Additionally, the Franklin Public Library holds community events, such as senior health programs, and it also lends explorer passes for free admission to select attractions in Milwaukee.
  • The overall cost of living in Franklin is about 6% higher than the U.S. average. This slight difference is mainly due to higher housing costs, whereas other expenses such as healthcare, utilities and groceries are closer to the national median. Wisconsin retirees can also benefit from tax savings on Social Security benefits and public pensions, although retirement account withdrawals and private pensions are fully taxable.

Paying for Assisted Living in Franklin

Franklin’s average cost for assisted living of $5,073 per month is about $700 higher than the Wisconsin average of $4,400, and nearly $800 more than the national median of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities 

At $5,073 per month, Franklin is one of the most expensive locations in Wisconsin for assisted living. Racine is the most affordable city in southeast Wisconsin at $4,650, which is cheaper than Franklin by about $400. The average is just $3,800 in Green Bay, in the northeast area of the state. In Janesville, located near the southern border, seniors pay an average of $3,975, which is almost $1,100 lower than the rate in Franklin. Costs are closer in the state capital, Madison, where the average is $4,956 per month.

$5073

Franklin

$4400

Wisconsin

$4300

The United States

$4650

Racine

$3975

Janesville

$3800

Green Bay

$4956

Madison

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

The cost of assisted living in Franklin is somewhat comparable to homemaker services, which average $5,053 per month. Home health care is more expensive at $5,243 because it also provides limited medical services. Nursing homes offer the most expensive type of care at $9,429 for semiprivate rooms and $11,376 for private accommodations. Adult day health care is the most affordable option at $1,322 per month.

$5053

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 Franklin was not available, so data for the closest city, Milwaukee, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Franklin

Franklin 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 Facilities 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 Franklin

Franklin seniors are served by Milwaukee County organizations, which can provide assistance with public benefits, community-based services and long-term care programs. Free legal assistance and local volunteer opportunities are also available.  

Resource

Contact

Service

(414) 289-6874

Serving as the local Area Agency on Aging and Aging Resource Center, the Milwaukee County DOA provides a single access point for programs and services available to Franklin seniors aged 60 and older. As an ARC, this agency provides information and assistance on community-based senior resources, as well as one-on-one counseling on long-term care options and elder benefits. It assists seniors in determining their functional eligibility, gathering financial eligibility documentation and initiating enrollment in their long-term care programs of choice. The ARC also maintains an aging-related resource database along with online guides and brochures.

(866) 992-6600

Community Care is a nonprofit managed care agency that coordinates a full range of long-term care services in Milwaukee County. In addition to its two PACE centers, its Family Care and Family Care Partnership programs provide long-term care services, which may be available in an assisted living setting.

(253) 266-1234

The County's Veterans’ Services office assists Franklin senior veterans and their dependents in obtaining state and federal benefits, such as disability compensation, pensions and pension supplements, which can help pay for assisted living care. Other available benefits may include VA health care services and medical transportation. Qualified Milwaukee County veterans may also be entitled to the Purple Heart pass for free admissions to select Wisconsin attractions.

(414) 278-1222

Legal Action of Wisconsin's SeniorLaw project has elder benefit specialists on staff who can provide free legal assistance to Franklin seniors aged 60 and older. Seniors can receive help with matters such as long-term care, elder abuse and public benefits including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and SSI.

(414) 488-6500

Eras Senior Network operates the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, which offers active seniors aged 55 and older opportunities to serve their local communities. Volunteer work settings can include schools, health centers, cultural organizations and other nonprofit agencies.

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 Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin