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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Port Washington, WI for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Port Washington, WI below include 16 Assisted Living facilities with 500 reviews. On average in Port Washington, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Port Washington

All assisted living facilities in Port Washington are licensed through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. This department outlines details regarding residents’ rights and the rules assisted living facilities must follow related to scope of care, staffing and building standards. It also conducts background checks on caregivers and investigates complaints filed by or on behalf of residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Port Washington

 

  • Wisconsin taxes most forms of income at rates ranging from 3.54% to 7.65%, which can impact how much money some seniors are able to put toward assisted living expenses in Port Washington. Fortunately, Social Security benefits and government pensions aren’t taxable at the state level, and some seniors qualify for an age- and income-based retirement income exclusion.
  • There are about 442 doctors per 100,000 residents in the Port Washington region, which may result in access to a wide variety of specialties and relatively short wait times to see health care providers for assisted living residents. Although there isn’t a hospital in the city proper, Aurora Medical Center – Grafton and Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee are located within a 10-mile radius.
  • The overall cost of living in Port Washington is high compared to state and national norms and may be a consideration for prospective assisted living residents with limited financial resources. On a 100-point index based on national living costs, the city scores 107.2, well above the state score of 89.9. Local housing costs, transportation expenses and grocery prices are high compared to the rest of Wisconsin, but living in an assisted living facility may help some seniors reduce their monthly expenses.
  • Crime is a rare occurrence in Port Washington, making the city an attractive option for active seniors seeking long-term care. On a 100-point index, the city scores 10.8 for violent crime and 16.5 for property crime. By comparison, the national norms are 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. To further promote residents’ safety, many assisted living facilities have features such as security gates and alarm systems.
  • Port Washington scores 9.2 on a 10-point comfort index, which may make the city suitable for active seniors seeking a retirement community with pleasant weather. Winters are chilly with nighttime temperatures around 12 degrees Fahrenheit, and summers are comfortable with daytime temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Paying for Assisted Living in Port Washington

 

Port Washington seniors pay approximately $5,324 per month for assisted living.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Port Washington, assisted living costs about $5,324 per month, which is hundreds of dollars higher than the respective state and national norms of $4,600 and $4,500. Local care costs are also high compared to other surveyed cities in the region. For example, in Madison, monthly rates are about 10% lower than in Port Washington, and in Sheboygan, rates come in 13% lower than the local median. Similarly, assisted living facilities in Fond du Lac charge comparatively economical monthly rates of $4,175. Only Racine, where facilities charge average rates of $5,450 for care, is costlier than Port Washington.

Port Washington

$5,324

Wisconsin

$4,600

United States

$4,500

Racine

$5,450

Sheboygan

$4,625

Madison

$4,800

Fond du Lac

$4,175

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living services in Port Washington cost about $5,324 per month, which is low compared to most other senior care options in the city. Seniors who prefer to live in their own homes pay $6,101 for in-home care and home health care, plus the cost of living expenses, such as meals and housing. Nursing home care is available for about double the cost of assisted living, with fees starting at $10,872. Adult day health care may be an affordable alternative to assisted living, with monthly rates at $1,322.

In-Home Care

$6,101

Home Health Care

$6,101

Adult Day Health Care

$1,322

Assisted Living Facility

$5,324

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10,872

Note: Data for Port Washington was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Milwaukee, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Port Washington

Port Washington seniors may be eligible for financial aid to help cover the costs associated with RCACs and CBRFs through waivers found in Wisconsin’s Medicaid State Plan. These include the Elderly and Physically Disabled 1915(c) waiver program, the Family Care program and Personal Care. Seniors receiving SSI may be eligible for a monthly subsidy from the Wisconsin Supplemental Security Income Exceptional Expense Supplement (SSI-E) program.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Port Washington

Port Washington 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 Port Washington, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Port Washington

 

Port Washington Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Wisconsin are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Carl

I visited this facility

Review of Ellen's Home of Port Washington

It was very nice, clean, and pretty modern. The people I talked to seemed very caring and nice. The rooms are clean, pretty modern, and have plenty of room. I saw they were playing bingo and cards....

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Kenneth

I visited this facility

Review of Harbor Campus

I will be moving into Harbor Campus. The staff who assisted me was knowledgeable. I have seen my room and the dining room, and it was okay. The room is bright, the bedroom's small but the living...

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Assisted Living

Debbie

I visited this facility

Review of Lincoln Village Senior Living

I did a tour of Lincoln Village Senior Living. The building was clean and neat and tidy. The rooms were very nice. It was more upscale, which doesn't suit us because we're not upscale people. I...

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