Just west of downtown Milwaukee, Waukesha County is a prosperous area rated one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. It has a population of just over 400,000 people, of whom 19.2% are seniors 65 or older. The county is made up of small towns, larger cities and Lake Country, which has several popular destinations for relaxation and leisure. Residents have access to a stunning selection of natural attractions, including Pewaukee Lake, which offers fishing and sailing, or the Retzer Nature Center, which offers hiking trails and nature watching. The area also has cultural attractions, including the Waukesha County Historical Museum and Pieper Porch Winery & Vineyard.

There are dozens of assisted living communities in the county. Although actual costs vary by location, they cost an average of $5,073 per month.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Waukesha County, WI

Mission Creek

3217 Fiddlers Creek Drive, Waukesha, WI, 53188

Mission Creek is a senior living community in Waukesha, Wisconsin, located near Highway 94 with close access to medical centers, public transit, several restaurants and parks. Visitors and loved ones … (read more)
Mission Creek is a senior living community in Waukesha, Wisconsin, located near Highway 94 with close access to medical centers, public transit, several restaurants and parks. Visitors and loved ones … (read more)

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Heritage Elm Grove

800 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI, 53122

Heritage Elm Grove is located in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, within walking distance of the Sunset Playhouse performing arts theater and minutes from an assortment of stores. This facility receives consiste … (read more)
Heritage Elm Grove is located in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, within walking distance of the Sunset Playhouse performing arts theater and minutes from an assortment of stores. This facility receives consiste … (read more)

The Arboretum

W180 N7890 Town Hall Road, Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051

The visit to The Arboretum was good — it was very good. The biggest reason we didn’t choose them is because they’re expensive for what you’re getting. The staff was great; they were very good. The fa … (read more)
The visit to The Arboretum was good — it was very good. The biggest reason we didn’t choose them is because they’re expensive for what you’re getting. The staff was great; they were very good. The fa … (read more)

Menomonee Place

N84W17147 Menomonee Ave, Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051

We liked Menomonee Place, but they didn’t go up to the level of care that my mom will eventually need. The facility was beautiful. The rooms were really nice. I met a couple of nurses’ aides, but that … (read more)
We liked Menomonee Place, but they didn’t go up to the level of care that my mom will eventually need. The facility was beautiful. The rooms were really nice. I met a couple of nurses’ aides, but that … (read more)

Brookdale Brookfield

660 Woelfel Road, Brookfield, WI, 53045

Brookdale Brookfield is located near the downtown area of Brookfield, Wisconsin, a short drive from the East-West Freeway. This senior living facility is described by visitors as pet-friendly and clea … (read more)
Brookdale Brookfield is located near the downtown area of Brookfield, Wisconsin, a short drive from the East-West Freeway. This senior living facility is described by visitors as pet-friendly and clea … (read more)

Legacy Assisted Living

N26W26511 College Ave, Pewaukee, WI, 53072

Legacy was beautiful and very private. It was very quiet and there was not a lot of activity. The dining room was really nice. I liked the fact that they have a room that you can reserve and eat inwit … (read more)
Legacy was beautiful and very private. It was very quiet and there was not a lot of activity. The dining room was really nice. I liked the fact that they have a room that you can reserve and eat inwit … (read more)

Brolen Meadows

1340 Main Street, Mukwonago, WI, 53149

Brolen Meadows is a great place for the residents, I have my Mother there. Everyone is helpful and caring to the residents. My Mom has been there 15 months and have not had any issues, they are on to … (read more)
Brolen Meadows is a great place for the residents, I have my Mother there. Everyone is helpful and caring to the residents. My Mom has been there 15 months and have not had any issues, they are on to … (read more)

Robins Landing of New Berlin

2900 S Moorland Road, New Berlin, WI, 53151


Heritage at Deer Creek

3585 S 147th Street, New Berlin, WI, 53151

Located in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Heritage at Deer Creek is a pet-friendly facility close to Minooka Park, West Allis Memorial hospital and retailers. Loved ones and visitors are pleased with the meal … (read more)
Located in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Heritage at Deer Creek is a pet-friendly facility close to Minooka Park, West Allis Memorial hospital and retailers. Loved ones and visitors are pleased with the meal … (read more)

BirchRock Corners Homestyle Assisted Living

280 Birchrock Way, Mukwonago, WI, 53149

BirchRock Corners Homestyle is a family-run community and it’s really nice. It’s where we wanted to go but they didn’t have a place for my mother. It was like a group home but more family-oriented. Th … (read more)
BirchRock Corners Homestyle is a family-run community and it’s really nice. It’s where we wanted to go but they didn’t have a place for my mother. It was like a group home but more family-oriented. Th … (read more)

Wilkinson Woods

999 E. Summit Avenue, Oconomowoc, WI, 53066

Both my parents moved to Wilkinson Woods in 2011. It was hard to move them from their own home but everyone there welcomed them with a warm heart and open arms. In no time my parents felt at home. … (read more)
Both my parents moved to Wilkinson Woods in 2011. It was hard to move them from their own home but everyone there welcomed them with a warm heart and open arms. In no time my parents felt at home. … (read more)

Brookdale Sussex

W240N6351 Maple Avenue, Sussex, WI, 53089

Brookdale Sussex was smaller than my father would like. It was close to home, which was good, but he might want something bigger and a little more social. The staff member wasn’t there at the appointe … (read more)
Brookdale Sussex was smaller than my father would like. It was close to home, which was good, but he might want something bigger and a little more social. The staff member wasn’t there at the appointe … (read more)

Robin’s Landing of Brookfield

2800 N Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI, 53005

The rooms at Applewood of Brookfield were really nice. You felt like you were in your own little studio apartment when you were in there. They didn’t have a kitchen or anything, but it felt spacious e … (read more)
The rooms at Applewood of Brookfield were really nice. You felt like you were in your own little studio apartment when you were in there. They didn’t have a kitchen or anything, but it felt spacious e … (read more)

Heritage

S64W13780 Janesville Road, Muskego, WI, 53150

So glad we chose Heritage of Muskego for my Mom. She had a stroke and needed a little more help and more eyes on her. Heritage fits the bill in so many ways. Staff is always courteous, friendly and … (read more)
So glad we chose Heritage of Muskego for my Mom. She had a stroke and needed a little more help and more eyes on her. Heritage fits the bill in so many ways. Staff is always courteous, friendly and … (read more)

Heritage Lake Country

2975 Village Square Drive, Hartland, WI, 53029

Very poor communications from facilities and poor staffing always short handed. Do not provide the care we were promised
Very poor communications from facilities and poor staffing always short handed. Do not provide the care we were promised

Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care of Brookfield at Mierow Farm

16030 Washington Drive, Brookfield, WI, 53005

We toured Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care of Brookfield at Mierow Farm. It was brand-new and beautiful. The only reason we didn’t choose it was because they did not have a two-bedroom available. … (read more)
We toured Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care of Brookfield at Mierow Farm. It was brand-new and beautiful. The only reason we didn’t choose it was because they did not have a two-bedroom available. … (read more)

Riverview Village

W176 N9430 Rivercrest, Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051

Riverview Village was very expensive, and the rooms were very small. It was more like a nursing home than an assisted living facility. The staff seemed fine. The rooms need to be more updated for assi … (read more)
Riverview Village was very expensive, and the rooms were very small. It was more like a nursing home than an assisted living facility. The staff seemed fine. The rooms need to be more updated for assi … (read more)

Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

S77 W12929 McShane Drive, Muskego, WI, 53150

Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community is in the eastern part of Muskego, Wisconsin, minutes from Lake Brittany and Interstate 43. Visitors say the facility is clean, and the residents seem to be happy. T … (read more)
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community is in the eastern part of Muskego, Wisconsin, minutes from Lake Brittany and Interstate 43. Visitors say the facility is clean, and the residents seem to be happy. T … (read more)

Heartis Village of Brookfield

16100 W. Greenfield, Brookfield, WI, 53005

We looked at Heartis Village of Brookfield, and that would have been our second choice. It’s a beautiful facility and absolutely gorgeous. It’s stunningly gorgeous, and to me, that is what I would con … (read more)
We looked at Heartis Village of Brookfield, and that would have been our second choice. It’s a beautiful facility and absolutely gorgeous. It’s stunningly gorgeous, and to me, that is what I would con … (read more)

Arbor View Assisted Living

W232N3471 Hunters Ridge Rd, Pewaukee, WI, 53072

Arbor View never followed through with anything they said they would!!!
Arbor View never followed through with anything they said they would!!!

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.

$5073

Waukesha County

$4400

Wisconsin

$4300

The United States

$3800

Green Bay

$3845

La Crosse

$3975

Janesville

$4000

Eau Claire

$4686

Fond du Lac

$4956

Madison

$5500

Appleton

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 for Assisted Living in Waukesha County

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

ResourceContact Service
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 Waukesha County