20 Memory Care Facilities in Milwaukee County, WI
The average cost of memory care in Milwaukee County is $5,706 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Waukesha County with an average starting cost of $5,674.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Milwaukee County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Milwaukee County 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Waukesha County with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Milwaukee County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Milwaukee County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County has over 950,000 residents, including a senior community that comprises over 13 percent of the population. According to data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 13 percent of seniors on Medicare here have Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Because dementia is a growing problem in Milwaukee County, the county is striving to create a dementia-capable community with resources and support for residents with dementia and their caregivers.
Families seeking memory care services in Milwaukee County find more than a dozen local facilities that provide specialized care for those with dementia. In this county, as in the rest of Wisconsin, memory care services are provided within community-based residential facilities and are regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- In Milwaukee County, the American Lung Association reports that short-term particle pollution levels are very low but ozone pollution levels are very high. Because air quality may affect the health of seniors, particularly those with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions, this may be a consideration for some families researching local memory care options.
- Milwaukee County seniors do not pay state income tax on income from Social Security benefits or public pensions, which may allow them to budget more money toward local memory care expenses. Other types of retirement income, including withdrawals from 401(k) accounts and disbursements from private pensions, are fully taxable.
- Milwaukee County's cost of living is slightly below state and national averages. Healthcare costs, including the cost of doctor's visits and hospital stays, are on par with the state average and a little higher than the national average. This may make this county a financially feasible option for budget-conscious families searching for memory care services.
- Over the course of a year, temperatures in Milwaukee County range between 15 degrees and 80 degrees, which is a little cooler than overall national average temperatures. The region receives about 46 inches of annual snowfall, versus the national average of 26 inches, which may make winter travel difficult for families visiting loved ones in local memory care facilities.
Paying for Memory Care in Milwaukee County
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Memory Care costs in Milwaukee County start around $5,539 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Milwaukee County 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 Memory Care in Milwaukee County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Milwaukee County, please visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page.
Directory of Winners in the Milwaukee County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Wisconsin are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Wisconsin page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Milwaukee County
Review of Heritage West Allis
We picked Heritage Senior Living for my in-laws because a friend had her mother in there. The place is very nice and clean. The staff is helpful. The room is very clean, spacious, and very nice. I'... Read more
Review of Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek
Please do not take your loved ones here. The management is absolutely horrid. The employees get no training, so then the residents don't get any proper care. Please chose somewhere else Read more
Review of Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek
Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek was wonderful, but they're still holding a $1,000 deposit and have never gotten back to me. They said that they lost their nurse and were going to replace her/him and... Read more