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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Watertown, WI below include 92 Assisted Living facilities with 125 reviews. On average in Watertown, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.75 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Watertown

Located halfway between Madison and Milwaukee, Watertown, Wisconsin, offers residents a mix of small-town living, outdoor adventure and modern amenities. The city is home to over 23,000 residents, 15.5 percent of whom are aged 65 and older and may require assistance with daily living tasks.

In Watertown, and across Wisconsin, community-based residential facilities       (CBRFs), residential care apartment complexes (RCACs), adult family homes and adult day care are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. A total of 50 assisted living facilities are available in and around Watertown to serve its senior population.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Watertown

  • For seniors looking for an affordable living option, Watertown may be a good option. Compared to the U.S. national average of 100, the overall cost of living in Watertown is 90.3, which is also lower than the state average of 97.8.
  • Like much of Wisconsin, residents in Watertown are subject to very harsh winter conditions. Temperatures can drop below 10 degrees, and the area expects to see around 34 inches of snow on an annual basis. In terms of overall year-round comfort, the area receives an index score of just 38 out of a possible 100.
  • Crime in Watertown is quite low compared to national averages. On a scale out of 100, with 100 considered high crime, Watertown is rated 17.5 for violent crime and 26.1 for property crime, lower than the ratings of 22.7 and 35.4 in the same categories nationally.
  • The Watertown area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Watertown Regional Medical Center and Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • The city is served by Watertown Area Transit, which offers curb-to-curb transportation services for residents within city limits. Through its partnership with Prairie Lakes Hospital, trips to medical appointments in the immediate area are free for seniors.
  • Conveniently situated between Madison and Milwaukee, residents of Watertown, seniors in Watertown can enjoy a wide variety of arts, cultural and entertainment opportunities, such as the Dane County Farmers’ Market or a performance at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, or enjoying the historical buildings and museums Milwaukee has to offer. Some assisted living facilities offer day trips to let residents experience these attractions.

Paying for Assisted Living in Watertown

Assisted Living costs in Watertown start around $5,507 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 Watertown 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.

Cities in Wisconsin

Watertown

$5,507

Lake Mills

$5,472

Jefferson

$4,850

Oconomowoc

$4,390

US

$4,000

Johnson Creek

$3,900

Waterloo

$3,400

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Watertown

Wisconsin is one of only six states to offer non-Medicaid state-funded programs in addition to Medicaid waiver programs to help seniors finance the high costs associated with assisted living services. These state-funded programs include the Community Option Program and Supplemental Security Income exceptional expense (SSI-E) payments.

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 Watertown

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Watertown

Watertown-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.

Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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JTrigger

I am a friend or relative of resident

Review of Highland House

Anyone who wants proof of the existence of angels should visit Highland House. The entire staff treated my mother like a queen during her stay there. These are the most caring human beings I have...

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Caring85735150

I visited this facility

Review of Highland House

Highland House had units for low income people. This place had three different plans. They also offered transit, like bus service to the grocery stores and back. They also had a beautiful lounge...

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Assisted Living

Lolo1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Review of Highland House

Highland House is small and expertly operated. My husband has a new home and a new family. The activities are stimulating and the staff is incredible...they not only take care of the residents...

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