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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Mequon, WI below include 70 Assisted Living facilities with 748 reviews. On average in Mequon, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mequon

Regardless of the community you choose, all assisted living facilities in Mequon and surrounding areas must meet safety standards enforced by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance. This agency regulates four types of assisted living centers classified as adult day care facilities, adult family homes, community-based residential facilities and residential care apartment complexes.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mequon

  • Mequon is more pleasant than most communities in Wisconsin based on climate data. Seniors can expect chilly winters with above-average snowfall and lows in the teens. However, rainfall is average, and summers are pleasant with highs in the low 80s.
  • Seniors who have advanced medical needs or are interested in preventive care are in an excellent location. Nearly two dozen hospitals are located in the greater Milwaukee area, and Mequon’s Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee specializes in treating heart failure. Mequon also has 442 physicians per 100,000 residents compared to the U.S. average of 210.
  • Individuals who have chronic medical conditions, such as asthma or COPD, should be aware that Ozaukee County has poor air quality. Although it received an A rating for 24-hour particulates, the American Lung Association gave it an F for ozone pollution. Seniors may need to take extra precautions during the summer months and on high-ozone days.
  • The cost of living in Mequon is approximately 25% higher than the national average. Real estate costs are the driving factor behind this statistic. However, most other costs, including utilities, transportation, health care and groceries, are on par with the U.S. median.
  • Mequon’s cost of living is also influenced by local tax rates. Sales tax is affordable at 5.6% compared to 7.3% in other parts of the country, but income tax is slightly higher than the national average at 6.3%. Although Social Security benefits are exempt, other forms of retirement income are taxed at this rate.
  • Crime rates in Mequon are 70% lower than the U.S. average, which makes it an appealing location for families and older adults. Low levels of violent crimes and property-related offenses earned the community an A+ rating from AreaVibes. Assisted living facilities also provide enhanced security features.

Paying for Assisted Living in Mequon

According to Genworth Financial, assisted living facilities in Mequon charge $5,073 per month, higher than the state and national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Mequon is one of the most expensive locations for assisted living in southeast Wisconsin. Seniors in the area pay $673 more than the state median of $4,400 and $773 more than the national average of $4,300. Rates are also higher than other metropolitan areas in the region. Prices in Madison and Sheboygan are approximately $125 lower. Seniors in Fond du Lac save $387 per month, and those in Racine save $423.

Mequon

$5,073

Wisconsin

$4,400

The United States

$4,300

Sheboygan

$4,950

Racine

$4,650

Fond du Lac

$4,686

Madison

$4,956

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

With an average cost of $5,073 per month, assisted living is cheaper than many forms of long-term care. Seniors who want to live at home and can travel to a community-based facility typically pay $1,322 per month for adult day health care. Rates increase to $5,053 per month for homemaker services and $5,243 for a home health aide. Seniors who require a higher level of medical support can expect to pay roughly twice as much for skilled nursing based on average rates of $9,429 for a semiprivate room and $11,376 for a private room.

Homemaker Services

$5,053

Home Health Aide

$5,243

Adult Day Health Care

$1,322

Assisted Living Facility

$5,073

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,429

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$11,376

Note: Care cost data for Mequon was not available, so data for the closest city, Milwaukee, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Mequon

Mequon 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.

Paying 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 Mequon

Seniors in Mequon and southeast Wisconsin can take advantage of various government-sponsored services designed to improve their well-being and connect them with community-based resources. Learn more about some of the most comprehensive resources below. 

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Ozaukee County Aging and Disability Resource Center(262) 284-8120The Ozaukee County Aging and Disability Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for information about long-term care, senior nutrition programs, transportation and government benefits. Staff members provide one-on-one consultations to help seniors and disabled adults access appropriate services and cut through the red tape associated with applications and appeals.
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources Inc.(608) 243-5670GWAAR is a nonprofit government-affiliated agency that provides information about state and federal programs available to seniors, disabled adults and caregivers in Mequon and more than 70 counties and tribal areas statewide. In addition to planning for the state's future long-term care needs, it provides elder law resources, guardianship assistance, senior employment opportunities and information about preventing Medicare fraud.
Ozaukee County Veterans Services Office(262) 238-8326Located in Port Washington, this county agency provides informational services and application assistance to help veterans and dependents qualify for local, state and federal benefits. These programs can help with medical services, transportation and long-term care. Individuals who receive a military pension may qualify for a financial supplement designed to cover the cost of personal care provided at home or in an assisted living facility.
Ozaukee Family Services(262) 376-7774Seniors and retirees looking for a way to stay active while giving back to the community can find a variety of volunteer opportunities through Ozaukee Family Services. Mequon residents can serve as volunteer drivers or provide grocery shopping assistance. The organization also needs individuals who can perform basic household maintenance and handyman chores or are willing to volunteer at annual fundraisers and special events.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Ozaukee County(800) 815-0015The Board on Aging and Long Term Care manages the state's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Medigap Helpline. The ombudsman for Ozaukee County serves current and prospective long-term care residents by providing information about assisted living facilities and residents' rights. It also accepts complaints and works with providers to resolve disputes and concerns about the quality of care.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mequon

Mequon-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

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Judy26

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

Review of StoryPoint Mequon

The executive director of StoryPoint Mequon was very available while I was writing a bunch of checks and getting Mom settled in, but she's been pretty unavailable recently. I don't know if that's...

Provider response

Hello Judy, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We appreciate that you did your research when looking for a home for your mom and that you picked us! We took your feedback to the team and are...

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Penny

I visited this facility

Review of StoryPoint Mequon

We toured StoryPoint Mequon, but they were quite a bit more expensive. And I didn't see a significant difference in what they had to offer versus what the other places had to offer. Carrie, the...

Provider response

Hi Penny, Thank you so much for visiting us at StoryPoint and taking the time to leave a review. Each family's unique wants and needs help determine our pricing. We are happy to hear that you...

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Caroline

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

Review of StoryPoint Mequon

My husband moved into StoryPoint Mequon. It's close to my home. They have a very caring staff. They do serve communion. The food is very good. They have events. They have a bus that they sometimes...

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