Caring.com
Caring.com

(800) 558-0653

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Madison, WI for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Madison, WI below include 39 Assisted Living facilities with 219 reviews. On average in Madison, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.1 out of 5 stars.

To support you in your search, our...

Assisted Living Facilities in Madison, Wisconsin

39 Results


Pets AllowedPhysical TherapyPool / Hot TubVeterans Benefits

Filters

39 Results

Sort By

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Caring's Family Advisors are here to help you with questions about senior living and care options.

Call us at (855) 948-3865

1

2

What you can do with Caring

  • Search the Caring database

    Quickly search the largest online senior living and senior care directory

  • Read reviews and expert guidance

    Read our authentic consumer reviews and content by experts

  • Speak to a Family Advisor for free

    Guided, expert advice to find the best community or agency for you

  • Take a tour to decide yourself

    We’ll help you book tours or get in touch with local agencies

On this page:

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Madison

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is responsible for licensing and certifying community-based residential facilities throughout the state. Wisconsin law defines CBRFs as places where five or more unrelated adults receive care and treatment that goes beyond simple room and board but does not rise to the level of nursing home care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Madison

  • Summers in the Madison area are pleasantly warm, with highs averaging 80 degrees from June through August. This northern state is ideal for seniors who enjoy the winter season. Average highs remain below freezing from December to February, and the city sees 42 inches of snow a year, quite a bit more than the national average of 28. 
  • Madison is a relatively safe place for seniors to call home. The city’s crime rate of 188 per 100,000 people is lower than the national average, as is the property crime rate of 1,644 per 100,000 people. Property crime, in particular, steadily dropped in the area through the 2010s.
  • Living in Madison comes with tax benefits and drawbacks alike. On one hand, Wisconsin’s income tax rate of 6.3% is notably above the national average of 4.6%, making yearly tax bills higher. On the other, Madison’s combined sales tax rate of 5.43% is among the lowest in the nation, so day-to-day tax costs are less of an issue.
  • In general, Madison’s cost of living is in line with the national average, but costs associated with specific indices vary widely. For example, the cost of health care in Madison is just 86.3 on a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average. Transportation is also quite affordable at 85.8. However, at 111.1, the costs of housing in Madison are considerably above national norms, as are the costs of utilities at 107.5. 
  • Madison is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, which focuses on improving livability for older adults. The network helps promote local initiatives such as health services, encourages civic participation and supports green outdoor spaces that provide areas for exercise and communing with nature.

Paying for Assisted Living in Madison

According to data from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, assisted living care in Madison costs an average of $4,800 a month. That’s slightly higher than the Wisconsin average of $4,600 and the U.S. average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Madison’s monthly cost of $4,800 for assisted living puts it roughly in the middle of the pack for Wisconsin. Prices are generally lower in the northern and western parts of the state, with Wausau and La Crosse both averaging under $4,300 a month. Costs spike in southeast Wisconsin, where Milwaukee averages $5,324 a month, and Racine leads the state at $5,450.

Madison

$4,800

Wisconsin

$4,600

The United States

$4,500

Wausau

$4,125

La Crosse

$4,263

Milwaukee

$5,324

Racine

$5,450

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors living in Madison may also choose from an array of other long-term care possibilities. The $2,019 monthly outlay for an adult day health care facility is thousands of dollars lower than that for assisted living. For approximately $500 more than assisted living, seniors may set up home-based care through homemaker or home health aide services; both average $5,339 monthly. The most intensive and most expensive care is available in nursing homes. In Madison, seniors can expect to pay about $8,851 monthly for a semiprivate room and $9,551 monthly for a private one.

Homemaker Services

$5,339

Home Health Aide

$5,339

Adult Day Health Care

$2,019

Assisted Living Facility

$4,800

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8,851

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$9,551

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Madison

Madison 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 Madison

Seniors living in Madison have access to an array of free resources that support older adults who choose to stay in assisted living communities. These resources are available through the work of both government agencies and private groups and include local transportation options, physical fitness programs, advice on accessing public benefits and more.

ResourceContactService
Madison Senior Center(608) 266-6581Located in the heart of the city, the Madison Senior Center aims to help older adults with maintaining cognitive health, engaging socially and creatively and staying disease-free. The center hosts nearly 3,000 events per year, including book clubs, art exhibits, live music performances and ballroom dancing classes.
Area Agency on Aging of Dane County  (608) 261-9930This government agency is tasked with assisting adults 60 years of age and up with both short-term and long-term needs. In addition to publishing regular informational newsletters for area caregivers and seniors, it can help guide seniors through questions about accessing benefits and signing up for prescription drug programs.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman  (800) 815-0015The ombudsman's role is to investigate care issues reported by residents of long-term care facilities. Family and friends may also report problems to the ombudsman. Care issues under the purview of the ombudsman can include physical abuse, financial exploitation, lack of adequate privacy and breaches of confidentiality, among others. The ombudsman can also guide seniors and families through questions about power of attorney and patients' rights regarding refusal of treatment.
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County  (608) 240-7400The ADRC's mission is to facilitate access to resources that can help older adults and those with disabilities. ADRC employees can direct Madison seniors to food delivery programs such as Meals on Wheels, alcohol and substance abuse services aimed at the unique needs of older people and social groups for seniors in the LGBTQ community. All of the ADRC's services are free of charge and carry no income requirements. 
Wisconsin Senior Employment Program  (608) 242-4897Offering job training for adults 55 years of age and older, WISE is funded by the Older Americans Act and can help Madison seniors build new skills while earning a part-time income. Job placements include senior centers, hospitals and libraries, helping older adults remain connected to peers in their community while they gain experience.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Madison

South Milwaukee-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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Assisted Living

Julie

I visited this facility

Review of Oak Park Place Madison

The gentleman who helped us out at Oak Park Place Madison was great. His name was Eric and he was very knowledgeable. We liked the facility very much. We're kind of leaning that way. The rooms were...

Read more

Assisted Living

Denise

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

Review of All Saints Memory Care

My mom moved to the All Saints Memory Care. It's a Catholic facility and they offer daily mass and sacraments, and that is important to her. It's beautiful. She has a full living room, a fridge...

Read more

Assisted Living

Jon

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

Review of Vista West

Vista West is very clean and very well-managed. They had a lot of programs and activities. What resonated with me at the beginning was that they had a policy that everybody would wear name tags...

Read more

Helpful Articles

Assisted Living near Madison, WI

FitchburgMiddletonWaunakeeVeronaCottage GroveSun Prairie

Other Options in Madison, WI

Business Owners

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Our Services

  • Senior Living Directory

  • Senior Care Directory

  • Caregiving Resources

  • Sitemap

  • Terms of Use

  • Privacy Policy


© 2024 Caring, LLC. All rights reserved.