8 Assisted Living Facilities near Onalaska, WI

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Onalaska, WI

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Brookdale Onalaska

Provides: Assisted Living
949 10th Avenue North, Onalaska, WI 54650
"We looked at Sterling House of Onalaska, but that was more or a nursing home/assisted living, so that was beyond what my friend needed as this point. It wasn't actually what we were looking for,..." More

Spring Brook Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
861 Critter Court, Onalaska, WI 54650
"The staff that we have encountered or talked to at Spring Brook Assisted Living were all so very pleasant. They kept saying, "This is your home. We're not here to say that you're a resident. This..." More

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Eagle Crest Senior Living Community

Provides: Assisted Living
351 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI 54650
"Eagle Crest South was a big place. It's not exactly what I was looking for, but it's brand new, and it's full already. They showed me one single bedroom, and it was real pretty. The staff showed me..." More

Laurel Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
108 17th Ave S, Onalaska, WI 54650
"My mother was at Laurel Manor. We chose this because they were very accommodating and cheap. It smelled good. I was impressed with them. People were active and it made me happy to see it. Those..." More

4 Assisted Living Facilities near Onalaska, WI

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Brookdale La Crosse (AL)

Provides: Assisted Living
3141 East Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601
"Brookdale La Crosse was very lovely. I liked it a lot. The staff was friendly, open, and busy. It's a nice location with nice grounds, green with a few trees, and very inviting. I asked some of the..." More

Eagle Crest South

Provides: Assisted Living
622 Bennora Lee Court, La Crosse, WI 54601
"My mother is at Eagle Crest South. It is a brand new facility; it just opened up last month. The rooms are fabulous; it’s a 5-star resort. They have all kinds of activities for the people who live..." More

The Willows

Provides: Assisted Living
2555 S. 7th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
"My mother currently lives in The Willows. The apartments are just fine. They have one and two bedrooms, and they keep them up real nice. They have recreation, they provide exercise classes, and..." More

Hillview Terrace Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3503 Park Lane Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
"We visited Hillview Terrace, and the rooms were pretty much what I expected. The staff were helpful. The place was pretty basic, and the dining facilities looked fine. They had outings once or..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Onalaska

    Onalaska, Wisconsin, provides its residents, which includes a senior population of almost 19%, the small-town feel with many of the cultural and recreational opportunities available in bigger cities. Those looking for assisted living facilities can find four in Onalaska proper and another five in nearby La Crosse and La Crescent.

    Assisted living facilities in Wisconsin are sometimes also referred to as community-based residential facilities (CBRFs), residential care apartment complexes (RCACs) or adult family homes, depending on the number of residents and level of care provided. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Bureau of Assisted Living is responsible for regulating all of these.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Onalaska

    • Onalaska provides residents the chance to see and enjoy all four seasons. Summer temps average in the low 80s, while winter sees lows in the single digits on a frequent basis. The area gets slightly less rain than the rest of the country, 34 inches compared to the national average of 38, but it makes up for this when it comes to snow, seeing a full 41 inches per year compared to the U.S. average of 28. This could be a concern for seniors who like to visit the wider community or for family coming to visit.
    • The property crime rate in Onalaska is about 156% higher than the rest of Wisconsin, but violent crime rates are 75% lower than the state average. Seniors may want to talk with potential facilities about policies that help keep residents and their possessions secure.
    • Overall, Onalaska's cost of living is very comparable to the rest of the country, coming in just 2% lower than the U.S. average. However, healthcare costs in the area run about 12% higher than the national average, which is likely to impact the cost of care in an assisted living facility.
    • While Social Security retirement income and government pensions are exempt from income taxes in Wisconsin, the state does fully tax IRA and 401(k) income, making it a moderately tax-friendly state for seniors.
    • The Onalaska area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Gundersen Health System and the Mayo Clinic in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The air quality in Onalaska may present more favorable conditions for seniors who have heart problems or COPD. The area has 20% better overall air quality and 30% better pollution index than the national averages.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures. 


    Paying for Assisted Living in Onalaska

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Wisconsin

    $4,245.00 La Crosse
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,903.00 Black River Falls
    $3,645.00 Onalaska
    $3,595.00 Winona
    $2,315.00 Preston

    Assisted Living costs in Onalaska start around $3,645 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 Onalaska 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 Onalaska

    Seniors who need assistance paying for assisted living in Onalaska can take advantage of the Family Care program, which can offer help with residential services on a limited basis. The Wisconsin Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Exceptional Expense Supplement can also provide a monthly stipend to help those in assisted living facilities pay for care.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.

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    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 Onalaska

    Onalaska 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 Onalaska, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Onalaska

    Onalaska-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 Onalaska

    • Review of Spring Brook Assisted Living

      The staff that we have encountered or talked to at Spring Brook Assisted Living were all so very pleasant. They kept saying, "This is your home. We're not here to say that you're a resident. This i... Read more

      Dianne
    • Review of Spring Brook Assisted Living

      Springbrook Assisted Living is a large facility with three floors, which would cause problems for a person who has problems walking, even with a walker, because the dining room is in the central lo... Read more

      A Visitor
    • Review of Spring Brook Assisted Living

      I found a lovely place for my mother in Spring Brook. Everything is wonderful. I loved the place and felt she would be safe and comfortable. Her room is just the right size and overlooks a courtyar... Read more

      MarieSCWNF
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