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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in La Crosse, WI for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in La Crosse, WI below include 13 Assisted Living facilities with 67 reviews. On average in La Crosse, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.37 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in La Crosse

La Crosse’s assisted living facilities are governed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. This department creates legislation and runs regular inspections to ensure that seniors are cared for appropriately.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in La Crosse

  • La Crosse is a very affordable place to live. The overall cost of living is 15.6 points below the national median of 100. Housing and transportation costs are especially low here.
  • As a member of the AARP’s Age-Friendly Network, La Crosse has demonstrated a commitment to becoming more livable for seniors by increasing access to outdoor spaces and public services.
  • Property crime rates here are higher than the national median, at 52.5 compared to 35.4. However, violent crime rates are much lower than average, at 12.0 compared to 22.7.
  • La Crosse has low sales tax rates, at 5.5% compared to the U.S. median of 7.3%. The state does not tax Social Security retirement benefits.

  • The city has a very high number of physicians per capita, at 414 per 100,000 people compared to the nationwide average of 210 per 100,000.
  • The air quality in La Crosse is five points above the U.S. average of 58, making it great for those who suffer from asthma, allergies or respiratory issues.
  • La Crosse gets relatively cold winters with lots of snow. It gets 190 sunny days per year, and summer highs are a comfortable 84 degrees.
  • The local hospital, the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, is recognized as one of the best in the state.

Paying for Assisted Living in La Crosse

According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in La Crosse costs $3,845. Seniors living in La Crosse pay less for assisted living than state and national averages, which come to $4,400 and $4,300 per month, respectively.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Within Wisconsin, La Crosse has some of the lowest assisted living prices. Only Green Bay is cheaper, at $3,800 per month. Nearby Appleton has some of Wisconsin’s highest assisted living prices, at $5,500. In Milwaukee, seniors pay around $5,073 for this type of care. Madison is a little more affordable, at $4,956.

La Crosse

$3,845

Wisconsin

$4,400

The United States

$4,300

Green Bay

$3,800

Madison

$4,956

Milwaukee

$5,073

Appleton

$5,500

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors considering assisted living might be interested in comparing the costs of other types of care. Within La Crosse, assisted living is one of the most affordable. Only adult day health care is cheaper, at $1,733. Homemaker and home health aide services both cost around $4,576. Nursing homes provide high levels of care and supervision at a high price, with a private room averaging $8,851 and a semiprivate room averaging $8,144.

Homemaker Services

$4,576

Home Health Aide

$4,576

Adult Day Health Care

$1,733

Assisted Living Facility

$3,845

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,144

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$8,851

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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in La Crosse

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

In La Crosse, there are several charities and governmental organizations that provide assistance to seniors. Some offer community services, while others can be used to help plan long-term care.

ResourceContactService
Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County(800) 500-3910Wisconsin’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers offer supportive services to those in need. Seniors can get help assessing their care needs, finding placement in a long-term care home and accessing benefits and assistance programs to help finance their care. In addition, this organization offers wellness education such as low-impact fitness classes, chronic disease management courses and cognitive health programs.
Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care(800) 815-0015This organization runs the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. These volunteer ombudsmen help seniors in long-term care communities learn about their rights. They also serve as mediators to help care home residents resolve complaints and concerns about their care or treatment.
Legal Action Wisconsin(608) 785-2809An Elder Rights Project run by this non-profit offers assistance to victims of elder abuse and fraud. In addition, this organization offers professional help with civil issues like tax disputes, housing matters and consumer issues. Seniors can also get help gaining access to health care and public benefits programs to which they have previously been denied.

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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in La Crosse

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Cameron

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale La Crosse (AL)

I toured Brookdale La Crosse. Primarily, I could bring my dog. The living space is adequate. The facility is very clean, neat, and orderly. The woman who I took a tour with didn't seem to know...

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Diane

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale La Crosse (AL)

I was very impressed with the way Brookdale La Crosse looked. It looked warm and inviting and the people I met there were very caring and understanding. It was a place that I would like to live. I...

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Julie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookdale La Crosse (AL)

Mom moved into Brookdale La Crosse. It was very good, she was only there a little over a week before she passed. We didn't get to know it too well, but they were very, very friendly and very good...

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