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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in West Bend, WI for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in West Bend, WI below include 9 Assisted Living facilities with 516 reviews. On average in West Bend, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.03 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Bend

Wisconsin’s Division of Quality Assurance oversees the licensing and regulating of assisted living facilities in the state. Inspection surveys are done every two years, and reports are available on its website. The agency also handles any complaints about health or residential care in Wisconsin.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Bend

  • West Bend residents experience the best of summer and the lows of winter. Snowfall and cloudy skies account for 15 fewer sunny days than the national average, with 190 average sunny days per year. While the area gets some type of precipitation 112 days a year, rainfall is 4 inches less than the U.S. national average of 38 inches. West Bend summers eclipse the weather throughout the year with pleasant temperatures throughout June, July and August, with highs around 81 degrees. 
  • Cost of living is lower than the national average in West Bend largely due to lower home prices. The median home price is $262,000 compared to the national average of $338,100. Residents can expect to pay slightly less than the U.S. average for food and transportation and a little more for utilities. 
  • Access to physicians in West Bend is less than the national average. The U.S. average is 200 per capita, and data for West Bend lists only 115 physicians per 100,000 people. WebMD lists 25 doctors in the area who specialize in geriatric medicine and over 860 doctors currently accepting new patients who treat cognitive impairments. 
  • West Bend is a safe place to live with violent crime much lower than the national average. On a 100 point scale, West Bend rated only an 8.7 compared to the U.S. average of 22.7. Property crime is 3.2 points higher than other U.S. cities on the same scale. According to the Pew Research Center, it is common for property crime to be higher than violent crime. 
  • Award-winning hospitals in the area include the Froedtert West Bend Hospital, which has partnered with Medical College of Wisconsin to provide excellent care, especially for cancer treatments and cardiovascular issues, stroke, neuroscience, sleep disorders and diabetes. The hospital’s discharge program reduces the risk of readmission among high-risk individuals. Its sister hospital in Menomonee and over 150 hospitals and medical offices within the Aurora Health system help residents find the care they need.  

Paying for Assisted Living in West Bend

In West Bend, seniors pay a monthly average of $5,324 for assisted living care. Costs may vary depending on facility location, services and amenities offered. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in West Bend

Monthly costs for living in West Bend are roughly $724 more than Wisconsin’s monthly rates of $4,600, with costs $824 higher than the national average. West Bend’s costs are higher than most other Wisconsin cities, with Racine closest by comparison. Madison’s rates are closer to the national average, while Eau Claire’s are nearly $1,000 less. Across state lines, the cost of assisted living in Chicago is $502 lower than in West Bend. 

West Bend

$5,324

Wisconsin

$4,600

United States

$4,500

Racine

$5,400

Eau Claire

$4,375

Madison

$4,800

Chicago

$4,825

The Other Types of Senior Care

While seniors in West Bend pay $5,324 monthly for assisted living fees, other types of care exist for seniors at varying costs. In-home care and home health care both average $6,101 monthly, while adult day care is only $1,322 a month. For a semiprivate room in a skilled nursing facility, where residents receive extensive services and 24/7 support, seniors and their families pay $10,872 a month.

In-Home Care

$6,101

Home Health Care

$6,101

Adult Day Care

$1,322

Assisted Living

$5,324

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$10,872

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in West Bend

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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 & Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources in West Bend

Many programs and services in the West Bend area can help seniors in assisted living. The following resources include information about support for caregivers, filing tax returns, VA eligibility and benefits, access to medical equipment loans in the area and community opportunities to connect with older residents in West Bend. 

ResourceContactService
Senior Citizens Activities , Inc.(262) 335 - 4498The Senior Citizens Activities group is a nonprofit organization that runs the Senior Citizen Center and strives to provide fun and interesting experiences for those 50 and older. The center provides regular opportunities for wellness exercises, games, senior education, art experiences and lectures. The group also has a popular Facebook page that includes regular updates.
h.e.l.p Corner(262) 429-1161h.e.l.p Corner is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations in Washington County that helps seniors in need access durable medical equipment loans. Loans are for three months but may be extended. Seniors are asked to make a small deposit and sign a contract. The organization also accepts quality medical equipment donations.
Aging and Disability Resource Alliance (ADRC) (262) 335-4497The ADRC provides support for caregivers for loved ones with dementia, information on Medicare and social security and home meal delivery. Its Resource Directory is helpful for seniors living in the West Bend area.
Washington County Veterans Affairs Office(262) 335-4457The Washington County Veterans Affairs Office helps veterans understand and sign up for VA benefits, locate discharge records and file Compensation and Pension claims. Veterans who want to access benefits start with an eligibility application before scheduling an appointment.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Counseling for the Elderly(800) 906-9887Tax Assistance Counseling for the Elderly is run by the Wisconsin State Department of Revenue. Volunteers are trained by the department and the IRS to help seniors with simple tax prep forms. The service is free, and seniors must meet eligibility requirements.
Senior Dining (262) 335-4497The Senior Dining program provided by Washington County is a free nutrition program offering hot lunch, including delivery of hot meals, to eligible individuals 60 or older. Reservations are required one day in advance and the organization is closed on holidays. Rotating menu and host locations are listed on the website.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Bend

West Bend 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Svisitor

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

Review of Cedar Community

Although they have a five star review. The lack of follow through of communication is horrible. The nurse manager takes notes of care and the floor nurses have no clue what the care procedures...

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Ann Selk

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

Review of The Waterford at West Bend

I highly recommend the Waterford at West Bend to those looking for assisted living or memory care options. Caring staff – The staff were willing to help in whatever way that they could. Mom...

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theresmydoll

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

Review of Ivy Manor of West Bend

The rooms are ok sized. The staffing at this facility is horrible. Some of the employees didn't even know how to their job let alone what a gait belt is used for. My loved one wasn't checked on for...

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