52 Assisted Living Facilities near Waukesha, WI
There are 52 Assisted Living Facilities in the Waukesha area, with 7 in Waukesha and 45 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Waukesha is $3,191 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 231 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Waukesha. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Waukesha 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Elm Grove with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Waukesha find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Waukesha, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Waukesha, WI
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Waukesha
Waukesha is located in the southeastern part of the state of Wisconsin. In 2012, Money Magazine ranked Waukesha as one of 100 best places to live in the United States. With a senior population of 12 percent, Waukesha provides its seniors with six assisted living facilities (ALF) inside the city limits and 50 nearby. ALFs are defined as facilities that supervise individuals with some level of need but who do not need 24-hour nursing care. In Waukesha and all of Wisconsin, assisted living facilities are regulated and licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Waukesha
- The Waukesha Metro Transit system provides public transportation to the city and surrounding areas. Seniors are eligible for half-fare upon proof of Medicare card or Metro ID.
- Waukesha has an array of community resources for seniors, including the City of Waukesha Senior Programs, an organization that provides physical activities such as tai chi, golf lessons, and swim programs, as well as one senior center.
- The Waukesha area is home to world-class medical facilities, including ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The cost of living in Waukesha is approximately 1 percent more expensive than the national average cost of living. Because of this, seniors would find Waukesha to be as affordable as the average city across the U.S.
- With average temperatures ranging from 70 degrees in the summer to the 20s in the winter, Waukesha maintains a colder climate. This area averages 40 inches of snow in the winter as opposed to the national average snowfall of 25.8 inches. Seniors who dislike cold winters should consider the state's frosty weather before determining to live in Waukesha.
- Seniors' chances of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waukesha are around 1 in 59, which is lower than nearly a third of other Wisconsin towns. Seniors looking to live in Wisconsin could pick this area for its lower crime rates.
Paying for Assisted Living in Waukesha
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Waukesha start around $3,191 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha
In Wisconsin, Medicaid's Medical Assistance Personal Care program is available to seniors residing in an ALF with less than 20 residents. Additional Social Security income is also available to qualifying seniors and can be used to pay for assisted living through Wisconsin's Exceptional Expense Supplement for Members of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
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 Waukesha
Waukesha 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 Waukesha, please visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Waukesha
Waukesha-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 Waukesha
Review of New Perspective Waukesha
My friend moved to New Perspective. They have wonderful activities. I couldn't go to the activities, though I'm looking forward to going to them because of the COVID. There are card games, there is... Read more
Review of New Perspective Waukesha
My mother is moving into New Perspective next weekend. It was very easy talking to everybody, all the information I got was great, and it went really well. The staff was very sweet, very helpful, a... Read more
Review of Mission Creek
Mom hasn't moved into Mission Creek yet. But so far, the people have been very nice and very helpful, and we like the place. We got an in-person tour at the assisted living level. We were shown two... Read more