Located in south-central Wisconsin, Madison makes a particularly good home for active seniors who enjoy a vibrant urban culture, as it’s the state capital and home to the main campus of the University of Wisconsin. The high percentage of college students in Madison means that the senior population is a bit lower than the national average; seniors account for roughly 31,000 of its 269,840 citizens. Madison is conveniently drivable from three other major Midwest destinations, with Milwaukee, Green Bay and Chicago all under 2.5 hours away.
Seniors who require assistance with the tasks of everyday living but who don’t need around-the-clock medical care may opt to move into assisted living facilities. These communities usually offer an array of amenities that include meal services, social experiences and entertainment options. In Madison, the $4,800 monthly cost for assisted living is just slightly higher than the national average.
This guide discusses some considerations for seniors thinking about moving into an assisted living facility in Madison. In addition to detailing costs for assisted living and related long-term care options, it examines free local resources for senior citizens and some specific benefits and drawbacks to life in this bustling Wisconsin city.