2 Assisted Living Facilities in Hayward, WI
The average cost of assisted living in Hayward is $4,200 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,395. Cheaper nearby regions include Spooner with an average starting cost of $4,200.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hayward
Hayward, Wisconsin, is home to 2,318 people including a thriving senior community making up 20.8% of those residents. This small city has plenty for area seniors to do like visiting the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, watching the Lumberjack World Championships, walking or cross-country skiing at the American Birkebeiner Trail, going for a ride at Spider Lake Ranch, watching wildlife on the Wilderness Walk, playing a round of mini-golf at the Hayward Amusement Center or even playing 18-holes before lunch at Lakeview Golf & Pizza. Area seniors who may be interested in assisted living have two facilities within the city to choose from.
In Hayward and in all of Wisconsin, assisted living facilities are licensed by the Bureau of Assisted Living division of the Wisconsin Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hayward
- Hayward’s low violent crime rates may put seniors' minds at ease. The city has a violent crime rate of 18.7, four points lower than the national average of 22.7. The property crime rate, however, is 43.6, eight points higher than the national average of 35.4. Seniors may want to ensure that prospective facilities have alarm systems and self-locking doors to keep residents safe.
- Wisconsin does not apply taxes to Social Security benefits or public pensions, which may be of interest to low-income seniors who want to relocate to Hayward.
- Seniors with respiratory or heart conditions may find that their conditions don’t worsen when living in Hayward. The city has an air quality rating of 83 out of 100 (best), 25 points higher than the national average of 58.
- Hayward’s overall cost of living is 84.6, lower than both the Wisconsin average of 97.8 and the U.S. average of 100. Seniors can expect to pay less for transportation in the city. However, groceries, healthcare and utilities are higher than the average at 101.7, 101.5 and 103.2, respectively, which could drive up facility costs in the city.
- The Hayward area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Residents of Hayward enjoy all four seasons with July highs of 80 degrees and winter lows that dip down to freezing. The city gets 33 inches of rain each year, five less than the national average of 38 inches; and 61 inches of annual snowfall, more than double the national average of 28 inches, which may pose difficulties for seniors who rely on mobility aids to get around.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hayward
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Hayward start around $4,200 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 Hayward 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 Hayward
Wisconsin seniors who are having trouble paying for assisted living in Hayward might qualify for the Personal Care program provided under Wisconsin’s Medicaid program or through the Family Care program waiver.
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 Hayward
Hayward 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 Hayward, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hayward
Hayward-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.