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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Wauwatosa, WI below include 81 Assisted Living facilities with 848 reviews. On average in Wauwatosa, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.15 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wauwatosa

Wisconsin's Department of Health Services regulates assisted living communities through the Division of Quality Assurance. It performs regular audits to ensure providers meet their license requirements, but families can also report suspected misconduct directly. Its provider search may also prove helpful for seniors looking for a safe community to call home.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wauwatosa

  • Health care is 5.4% more expensive in Wauwatosa than nationwide, but the city also has 32 more physicians per 100,000 people than the U.S. average. As such, seniors may find the trade-off of slightly higher costs for greater medical accessibility worthwhile. There are also many hospitals in the wider Milwaukee metropolitan area, such as Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital, within driving distance of Wauwatosa.
  • Violent crimes are rare in Wauwatosa, rating at 12.7 on a 100-point scale, whereas the U.S. average is nearly double that at 22.7. In contrast, the city's property crime rate is 50.5, quite a bit higher than the national norm of 35.4. However, assisted living communities generally have excellent security to prevent this type of crime.
  • Ranked on a 100-point index, where the U.S. average is 100, Wauwatosa's cost of living is 98.6. While the city has a high sales tax rate of 6.3% vs. 4.6% nationwide, the income tax rate is much lower than usual at 5.6% in Wauwatosa vs. 7.3% across the United States.
  • Wauwatosa is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning city planners are committed to infrastructure improvements that benefit seniors. The city's action plan aims to improve communication and information, as well as offer specialized programming and technology services for elderly residents.
  • Wauwatosa's continental climate can make the city a little uncomfortable for seniors during winter, as temperatures tend to be 8.3 degrees lower than average. However, summer temperatures are 2.7 degrees cooler than the national norm, earning the region a rating of 9.3 on a 10-point comfort index. In comparison, the U.S. average is 7.
  • Milwaukee County has public bus services and other options for seniors to get around, including the Transit Plus Paratransit service for individuals with disabilities. People aged 65+ or with disabilities can also apply for reduced fares to help minimize travel costs.

Paying for Assisted Living in Wauwatosa

The average cost of assisted living in Wauwatosa is $5,324 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living tends to be expensive in Wauwatosa, costing $724 more than the state average and $824 more than the national norm. Care costs $126 more in Racine, but many nearby cities have more affordable assisted living than Wauwatosa, offering opportunities for savings. While care is only $186 less in Appleton, it's $699 cheaper in Sheboygan. Fond du Lac is one of the most affordable locations overall, offering savings of up to $1,149 per month. 

Wauwatosa

$5,324

Wisconsin

$4,600

United States

$4,500

Racine

$5,450

Sheboygan

$4,625

Fond du Lac

$4,175

Appleton

$5,138

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Care costs vary considerably throughout Wauwatosa, with adult day care prices averaging $4,002 less than assisted living and nursing homes costing $5,548 more. Because these services offer light or intensive care, respectively, they may not suit everyone. Home care and home health care are often good alternatives to assisted living, but both cost $777 more. However, seniors who prefer to continue living at home for as long as possible may find the extra independence worth the added expense.

In-Home Care

$6,101

Home Health Care

$6,101

Adult Day Health Care

$1,322

Assisted Living Facility

$5,324

Nursing Home Facility (semi private room)

$10,872

Note: Data for Wauwatosa was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Milwaukee, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wauwatosa

Seniors in Wauwatosa who meet income and asset guidelines may receive financial assistance for assisted living through the Medicaid State Plan as well as its waiver programs, including the Elderly and Physically Disabled 1915(c) Waiver program, the Community Options 1915(c) Waiver program and the Medicaid managed care 1915(b)(c) Family Care Waiver 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 Wauwatosa

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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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Paul

I visited this facility

Review of Oak Park Place Wauwatosa

Our experience with Oak Park Place Wauwatosa was very good. The person that I worked with, John, was responsive to all of my questions, and we were immediately impressed by the living arrangement....

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Paul

I visited this facility

Review of Luther Manor

The tour we had at Luther Manor went very well. It's just a bit of an older community home, and the physical layout of the building seemed very cramped. We visited one studio and a one-bedroom and...

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Assisted Living

Peter

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Oak Park Place Wauwatosa

My father moved into Oak Park Place Wauwatosa. It is close to where I live. It was within our price range, and it just looked good. We liked the fact that they seemed to help us with everything to...

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