9 Assisted Living Facilities near La Crosse, WI

4 Assisted Living Facilities in La Crosse, WI

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Brookdale La Crosse (AL)

Provides: Assisted Living
3141 East Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601
"Brookdale La Crosse was very lovely. I liked it a lot. The staff was friendly, open, and busy. It's a nice location with nice grounds, green with a few trees, and very inviting. I asked some of the..." More

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Eagle Crest South

Provides: Assisted Living
622 Bennora Lee Court, La Crosse, WI 54601
"My mother is at Eagle Crest South. It is a brand new facility; it just opened up last month. The rooms are fabulous; it’s a 5-star resort. They have all kinds of activities for the people who live..." More

The Willows

Provides: Assisted Living
2555 S. 7th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
"My mother currently lives in The Willows. The apartments are just fine. They have one and two bedrooms, and they keep them up real nice. They have recreation, they provide exercise classes, and..." More

Hillview Terrace Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3503 Park Lane Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
"We visited Hillview Terrace, and the rooms were pretty much what I expected. The staff were helpful. The place was pretty basic, and the dining facilities looked fine. They had outings once or..." More

5 Assisted Living Facilities near La Crosse, WI

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Brookdale Onalaska

Provides: Assisted Living
949 10th Avenue North, Onalaska, WI 54650
"We looked at Sterling House of Onalaska, but that was more or a nursing home/assisted living, so that was beyond what my friend needed as this point. It wasn't actually what we were looking for,..." More

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Spring Brook Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
861 Critter Court, Onalaska, WI 54650
"The staff that we have encountered or talked to at Spring Brook Assisted Living were all so very pleasant. They kept saying, "This is your home. We're not here to say that you're a resident. This..." More

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Eagle Crest Senior Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
351 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI 54650
"Eagle Crest South was a big place. It's not exactly what I was looking for, but it's brand new, and it's full already. They showed me one single bedroom, and it was real pretty. The staff showed me..." More

Laurel Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
108 17th Ave S, Onalaska, WI 54650
"My mother was at Laurel Manor. We chose this because they were very accommodating and cheap. It smelled good. I was impressed with them. People were active and it made me happy to see it. Those..." More

Clara House

Provides: Assisted Living
333 SOUTH SECOND STREET, La Crescent, MN 55947
"I've heard good things about Claddagh House since they opened. It's very known in our area here. Local people owned it and I know them. They believe in holistic health and the best part was, there..." More

Assisted Living near La Crosse, WI

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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in La Crosse

  • Review of Brookdale La Crosse (AL)

    Brookdale La Crosse was very lovely. I liked it a lot. The staff was friendly, open, and busy. It's a nice location with nice grounds, green with a few trees, and very inviting. I asked some of the... Read more

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  • Review of The Willows

    Love The Willows. My father is there now but, unfortunately we are running out of funds to keep him on there, It is $3300.00 per month for rent, food and lowest level of medical help. This facilit... Read more

    The family comes first
  • Review of Brookdale La Crosse (AL)

    Brookdale La Crosse (formerly Sterling House of LaCrosse) was able to fit my father's needs. He wanted to bring his dog, so that was a big reason we chose this place, plus it's in the area he is fa... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in La Crosse

La Crosse, ranked one of the best places to live in 2014 by Outside magazine, lies along the Mississippi River in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. The area is home to a population of just under 52,000 of which 13.2 percent are over 65. Seniors here can choose from four assisted living facilities within city limits and five in the surrounding areas. These communities are called Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs) and are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in La Crosse

  • La Crosse has a wealth of entertainment options for seniors, including the Pump House Regional Arts Center, the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, the Dahl Auto Museum and Riverside Museum. The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department schedules day trips and classes for seniors.   
     
  • The cost of living in La Crosse is 10.6 percent lower than the U.S. average, which makes it an affordable option for seniors. Health-care costs are slightly above average, but groceries and transportation come in below national medians. 
     
  • La Crosse has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Temperatures can dip to lows of 9 degrees in winter, and snowfall is above average at 42 inches per year. This may make getting outdoors difficult for seniors. Summers reach highs of around 83 degrees in June, and rainfall averages 34 inches annually.  
  • Wisconsin is considered a retirement tax-friendly state as it does not tax Social Security benefits or other retirement income such as pensions. This leaves seniors more money in their budget to put toward assisted living costs.   
  • Violent crime is fairly low in La Crosse, scoring a 20.9 out of 100 (high crime), so seniors can feel safe traveling around town. Property crime is higher, with a score of 45.6.  


Paying for Assisted Living in La Crosse

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Wisconsin

$4,245.00 La Crosse
$4,000.00 US
$3,903.00 Black River Falls
$3,645.00 Onalaska
$3,595.00 Winona

Assisted Living costs in La Crosse start around $4,245 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 La Crosse 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 La Crosse

Seniors in La Crosse who are looking for financial aid for assisted living may apply to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Family Care program, which helps cover services for personal and medical care. Seniors who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may also apply for the Exceptional Expense Supplement, a program that provides a monthly subsidy for supportive services. 

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 La Crosse

La Crosse 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in La Crosse

La Crosse-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.