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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Waukesha County, WI for 2024

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Paying for Assisted Living in Waukesha County

As part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area, Waukesha County shares the area’s average assisted living price of $5,073 per month. This is higher than the national median cost of $4,300, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Assisted living in Waukesha County is also more expensive than the state average of $4,400 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Waukesha County is relatively expensive compared to many other areas in the state. Madison, for example, is more affordable, at $4,956 per month. Nearby Janesville is significantly cheaper, averaging $3,975. Appleton has the highest assisted living prices in the state, at $5,500 per month, while nearby Green Bay has the lowest costs in the state, at $3,800. This is $1,273 per month more affordable than assisted living in Waukesha County. On the state’s western border, La Crosse has a similar monthly cost of $3,845. Fond du Lac is more expensive, averaging $4,686. Assisted living in Eau Claire costs $4,000 per month, or $1,073 more affordable than Waukesha County.

Waukesha County

$5,073

Wisconsin

$4,400

The United States

$4,300

Green Bay

$3,800

La Crosse

$3,845

Janesville

$3,975

Eau Claire

$4,000

Fond du Lac

$4,686

Madison

$4,956

Appleton

$5,500

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Waukesha County

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.

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 Waukesha County

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Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County(262) 548-7848This Area Agency on Aging offers a variety of programs to older adults throughout Waukesha County. It offers social services such as care needs assessments, long-term care management and health insurance counseling. Seniors can also access mental health services, healthy aging education, support groups as well as a low-cost senior transportation initiative.
Germantown Senior Center(262) 253-7799Older adults are welcome to participate in games, crafts, day trips and exercise classes at this senior center. It has a computer lab, fitness center and games room. Hobby workshops include technology and woodworking courses, and a nurse is on-site once a month for one-on-one visits. The senior center also offers a shuttle van service for nearby residents.
Waukesha County Veterans Services Division(262) 548-7732By offering financial and social support, this body aims to protect and improve the overall wellness of veterans in the community. Service officers can help veterans and their families navigate the application process for life insurance, pensions and other benefits programs. This organization can also provide financial assistance to eligible veterans in case of an emergency. Adult protective services and tax reconciliation assistance is also available.
Eras Senior Network(262) 549-3348Serving seniors in Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties, this nonprofit provides educational workshops including a fraud and scam awareness course. Volunteers are available to provide transportation and assistance with errands. Friendly visitors can offer socialization and in-home help with completing and submitting forms and payments.  This organization’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program provides community engagement opportunities for seniors of all activity and ability levels.
Legal Action Wisconsin(855) 947-2529This nonprofit offers free legal information and representation to seniors and low-income adults. Pro-bono lawyers can help with civil issues such as consumer law and predatory financial practices. This organization also works to ensure that seniors have access to health insurance and medical services.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Waukesha County

Waukesha County-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Christine

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Sussex

I think my tour of Brookdale Sussex went very well. It seemed like a very comfortable place. They talked a lot about the dining area and the food. They were very gracious, and they showed me a lot...

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Colleen

I visited this facility

Review of Heritage Elm Grove

We went to look at Heritage Elm Grove. We liked the cozy environment. We liked the room size. The staff that we met was friendly. It's an excellent location. The size of the room was bigger than...

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Irene

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Oak Hill Terrace Senior Living

I really enjoy living here at Oak Hill Terrace. I love all the activities they have especially painting. I love to paint and enjoy doing this with my friends. My husband and I have made friends and...

Provider response

Hello! We value your opinion and experience with us here at Oak Hill Terrace. Thank you again for leaving a positive review, and we hope you share your positive experience with others!

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