Assisted Living in Oshkosh
Bella Vista631 Hazel Street, Oshkosh, WI
The Waterford at Oshkosh1110 W. Murdock Avenue, Oshkosh, WI
Evergreen1130 N Westfield St, Oshkosh, WI
Gabriel's Villa215 North Westfield Street, Oshkosh, WI
Arborview Manor1520 ARBORETUM DR, Oshkosh, WI
Century Oaks Oshkosh1010 West Murdock Avenue, Oshkosh, WI
Centennial Inn1628 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI
Summit House2501 HARRISON ST, Oshkosh, WI
Eastbrooke & Westbrooke Manor3504 W. 20th Avenue,, Oshkosh, WI
Care Partners Assisted Living in Winneconne234 S. 5th Street, Winneconne, WI
At A Glance
There are 13 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Oshkosh is $3,465 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin is located 88.4 miles northwest of Milwaukee and 51 miles southwest of Green Bay. Oshkosh's senior citizens make up approximately 13 percent of the population. Within the Oshkosh area, there are 19 assisted living facilities that serve the elderly residents in the city.
In Oshkosh and all of Wisconsin, assisted living facilities (ALF) are defined as facilities that supervise individuals with some level of need who choose to live without 24-hour nursing care. There are four types of ALFs — adult day care, adult family homes, community-based residential facilities and residential care apartment complexes — and each is regulated and licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Oshkosh
- Oshkosh is serviced by the GO Transit public transportation system. Seniors need to be aware that this mass transit service does not run on Sunday. Older adults age 60 and over receive a 50 percent discount on bus fares with a valid ID.
- The Oshkosh area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh and Ascension NE Wisconsin Mercy Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Oshkosh has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Oshkosh Senior Center, an organization that provides citizens with fitness classes, health screenings and counseling services.
Oshkosh's crime rate is higher than 85 percent of the other towns and cities throughout the state of Wisconsin. In other words, seniors have a one in 40 chance of being a victim of either property or violent crime in this area. When examining Oshkosh for an ALF, seniors need to be aware of the high crime rates within the city.
- The highest average monthly temperature in July in Oshkosh is around 72 degrees and the average lowest January temperature is around 10 degrees. Seniors who like warm summers and plenty of sunshine should think about looking somewhere outside of Oshkosh, as Wisconsin experiences harsh winters and 10 more inches of snow than the national average.
- The air quality in Oshkosh is around 6 percent cleaner than the national average air quality. Seniors with chronic lung conditions such as bronchitis or asthma should consider ALFs in areas with good air quality.
Paying for Assisted Living in Oshkosh
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Oshkosh start around $3,465 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 Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh
Eligible seniors in Wisconsin can receive additional Social Security income to help pay for assisted living through the Exceptional Expense Supplement for Members of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Additionally, Medicaid's Medical Assistance Personal Care program can provide financial aid to seniors residing in an ALF with less than 20 residents.
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 Oshkosh
Oshkosh 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.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oshkosh
Oshkosh-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.