29 Assisted Living Facilities near Madison, WI
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There are 29 Assisted Living Facilities in the Madison area, with 15 in Madison and 14 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Madison is $4,414 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Fitchburg with an average starting cost of $4,041.
To help you with your search, browse the 99 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Madison. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Madison 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Fitchburg with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Madison find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Madison, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Madison, WI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Madison
In 2018, Forbes included Madison on their list of 25 best places to retire because of it's beautiful lakes, good state government and strong volunteering culture. Seniors who choose to retire to the city will join a population of around 255,000 people. Around 11 percent of residents are aged 65 and over and there are 29 assisted living facilities in the area that cater to this population. In Wisconsin these facilities are licensed and managed by the Bureau of Assisted Living.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Madison
- The Madison area is home to world-class medical facilities, including University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors in Madison can access public transport through Metro Transit. Riders aged 65 and older are eligible for discounted fares. A paratransit service is available for people unable to use the regular service, which some seniors may be able to access.
- Madison has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Area Agency on Aging of Dane County, an organization that provide information and assistance to enhance seniors' quality of life as well as more than two senior centers.
- The overall cost of living in Madison is 110 on the Sperling index. This is 10 points higher than the national average, but is mainly impacted by the cost of housing. Seniors can save money on everyday expenses like groceries and healthcare costs which are loser than the U.S average.
- Seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors may find winters in Madison challenging. The average low temperature in January is 10 degrees and the city gets around 43 inches of snow each year, 17 inches more than the national average.
- In the State of the Air 2018 report gave Dane County, including Madison, a B grade for ozone pollution and 24-hour particle pollution. The clean air in the city may be beneficial to the health of seniors with respiratory illnesses.
Paying for Assisted Living in Madison
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Assisted Living costs in Madison start around $4,351 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 Madison 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 Madison
Wisconsin has programs in place that can help low- to middle-income seniors with assisted living costs. The state Medicaid program offers waivers to eligible seniors that can provide needed services while capping room-and-board fees. Waiver recipients are protected from paying more than the current federal SSI benefit rate after deducting a $45 personal needs allowance.
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 Madison
Madison 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 Madison, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Madison
Madison-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Madison
Review of Wickshire Madison
My dad is going to Wickshire Madison. It was a very nice place and a very good location. They offered a lot of activities. They have a lot of crafts and a whole month's worth of activities. The sta... Read more
Review of Wickshire Madison
My mom is at Wickshire Madison. The staff there is great, but they were just purchased. They raised the rates just dramatically. Last November they said they're going to raise it to 6 percent, $2,8... Read more
Review of Oakwood Village - Prairie Ridge
My mother-in-law is in Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge. There's no problem there. The staff is really good; she really likes them. She doesn't have any complaints about the food. She's in a studio, a... Read more