32 Assisted Living Facilities near South Milwaukee, WI
There are 32 Assisted Living Facilities in the South Milwaukee area, with 5 in South Milwaukee and 27 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in South Milwaukee is $4,706 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Oak Creek with an average starting cost of $3,952.
To help you with your search, browse the 118 reviews below for assisted living facilities in South Milwaukee. On average, consumers rate assisted living in South Milwaukee 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Oak Creek with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in South Milwaukee
The city of South Milwaukee is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, just 15 minutes south of Milwaukee. The city has a sizable senior population; 15 percent of the city's 21,000 people are aged 65 or older. There are five assisted living facilities in the city that cater to the senior population and another 53 in nearby communities including Greendale, Milwaukee and Saint Francis.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in South Milwaukee
- The weather in South Milwaukee can be very cold, with January lows averaging just 16 degrees. The city gets around 46 inches of snow each year, 20 inches more than the national average, which may be challenging for seniors who prefer warmer weather.
- The South Milwaukee area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Aurora St. Luke's South Shore, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Milwaukee County Transit System provides public transport to South Milwaukee. Seniors aged 65 and older receive a discount on fares. Some seniors may also be eligible for Transit Plus, which provides transport to people unable to use the fixed-route services.
Sperling's cost of living index rates the cost of living in South Milwaukee as 96, four percent less than the national average. Seniors may save money on groceries, but health care is rated at 105, higher than the U.S. average of 100, which may impact those on a fixed budget.
- South Milwaukee has a crime rate of 26 crimes per 1,000 residents, making it less safe than 87 percent of Wisconsin's other towns and cities. Although the violent crime rate is lower than the state average, property crime occurs at a rate of 24.08 per 1,000 residents, compared to the state average of 19.33. Seniors may wish to consider securing their belongings if moving to the area.
- Seniors who enjoy arts and culture may enjoy the events put on by the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Assisted living facilities may also organize trips to see cultural attractions of Milwaukee, such as the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Paying for Assisted Living in South Milwaukee
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Assisted Living costs in South Milwaukee start around $4,000 per month on average, which is on par with the 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 South Milwaukee 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 South Milwaukee
Seniors in South Milwaukee may be eligible for financial assistance through the Exceptional Expense Supplement for Members of Supplemental Security Income (SSI-E). The Family Care program, which provides financial assistance to adults who require long-term care, may also provide additional funding.
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 South Milwaukee
South Milwaukee 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 South Milwaukee, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in South Milwaukee
South Milwaukee-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 South Milwaukee
Review of Oak Creek Place
Oak Creek Place was very beautiful. It was very well kept, clean, and there was no odor. They were able to show me a few rooms and introduced me to some residents, so I was able to talk to the resi... Read more
Review of St Marys Manor
My Aunt lives here and she loves it. The staff has been here for years. It’s clean and the residents are very happy. Read more
Review of St Marys Manor
We visited St. Marys Manor in South Milwaukee. They were very small, had very few windows, and had no private bathrooms. I think it's only good for somebody who is social, could get around, and did... Read more