Green Bay is situated in northern Wisconsin on an extension of Lake Michigan, a short drive away from the Canadian border. The city has ranked as one of the most livable in the country, and its Bellin Hospital has been rated by Newsweek as one of the world’s best. Accounting for 12.8% of the total population, approximately 13,385 of the city’s 104,578 inhabitants are seniors over the age of 65. For those who need skilled nursing care, the city’s average monthly cost of $8,106 is $578 less than the statewide average. 

In addition to assistance with medications and daily living activities, nursing homes provide 24-hour medical supervision with physicians and registered nurses on-site. Wound care, intravenous therapy, vital signs monitoring and diabetes management services are commonly available. For seniors with milder medical conditions, home care or assisted living could allow them to live more freely as well as save money. 

This guide covers the average costs of senior care in Green Bay and surrounding areas. We also list a few resources that could help seniors pay for care, lower their living expenses and put off moving into a nursing facility by receiving care at home. 

Directory of Nursing Homes in Green Bay, WI

Grancare Nursing Center

1555 Dousman St, Green Bay, WI, 54303

I was at Grancare Nursing Center in Green Bay for rehabilitation. It was wonderful, I loved it and I didn’t want to leave. The staff was excellent, they’re topnotch. It has a little bit more care than … (read more)
I was at Grancare Nursing Center in Green Bay for rehabilitation. It was wonderful, I loved it and I didn’t want to leave. The staff was excellent, they’re topnotch. It has a little bit more care than … (read more)

Manorcare Health Services-West

1760 Shawano Ave, Green Bay, WI, 54303

Fantastic staff, clean environment, and the best therapy team. The food was also fantastic. It was like being at a restaurant for a lot of the meals. Lots of happy staff. I would recommend the Wes … (read more)
Fantastic staff, clean environment, and the best therapy team. The food was also fantastic. It was like being at a restaurant for a lot of the meals. Lots of happy staff. I would recommend the Wes … (read more)

Odd Fellow Home

1229 S JACKSON ST, Green Bay, WI, 54301

My mother fell and broke her leg in 2 spots. We chose this facility based on ratings, hoping that we would be at ease knowing she’d be well cared for. Please do not send your loved ones here! My mom h … (read more)
My mother fell and broke her leg in 2 spots. We chose this facility based on ratings, hoping that we would be at ease knowing she’d be well cared for. Please do not send your loved ones here! My mom h … (read more)

Woodside Lutheran Home

1040 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay, WI, 54304

Not a good place to stay. I was there for a short while to rehab my broken pelvis. Staff is very inexperienced. I really felt like they did not have the knowledge to work with in this setting. Seemed … (read more)
Not a good place to stay. I was there for a short while to rehab my broken pelvis. Staff is very inexperienced. I really felt like they did not have the knowledge to work with in this setting. Seemed … (read more)

Bornemann Nursing Home

226 Bornemann St, Green Bay, WI, 54302

Rooms not clean, UNDERSTAFFED, Not enough activities, food not great!
Rooms not clean, UNDERSTAFFED, Not enough activities, food not great!


Manorcare Health Services East

600 S Webster Ave, Green Bay, WI, 54301


Parkview Mnr Hlth Rehab Center

2961 ST ANTHONY DR, Green Bay, WI, 54311



Rennes Health Center Depere

200 S Ninth St PO BOX 5365, De Pere, WI, 54115

My grandmother is a resident at this facility. She gets amazing care and has been so happy since her transition here from home. The staff is attentive and caring. Rooms are spacious and beautiful.
My grandmother is a resident at this facility. She gets amazing care and has been so happy since her transition here from home. The staff is attentive and caring. Rooms are spacious and beautiful.

Nursing Home Costs in Green Bay, WI

On average, seniors spend $8,106 a month for a semiprivate room and $9,353 for a private room in Green Bay’s nursing homes.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

While Green Bay’s seniors spend more than most Americans on nursing home care, they spend less than the majority of seniors in Wisconsin. Appleton’s seniors spend about $396 more than older adults in Green Bay but $182 less than the statewide median. Oshkosh and Sheboygan, with average nursing home costs of $9,262 and $8,790, respectively, are among the most expensive cities nearby. In Fond du Lac, the average monthly cost is $7,902, establishing it as one of the most affordable in the area.

$8106

Green Bay

$8684

Wisconsin

$7756

The United States

$8502

Appleton

$9262

Oshkosh

$8790

Sheboygan

$7902

Fond du Lac

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

For assisted living, seniors spend about $1,157 less than they would on home care which has the same cost as home health care, $4,957 a month. At $9,353 monthly, a nursing home with private accommodations is the most expensive care option in Green Bay, and although the city’s adult day health care price wasn’t available, the state’s median of $1,322 suggests there’s a considerable price gap between it and the next type of care. 

$4957

Home care

$4957

Home health care

$3800

Assisted living

$8106

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9353

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Green Bay, WI

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Green Bay, WI

In the following list, we’ve gathered a few government agencies and programs that may help seniors pay for nursing home care and lower their living expenses. Some resources may also help seniors delay nursing home placement with in-home care services. 

ResourceContactDescription
Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County(920) 448-4300At the A.D.R.C. of Brown County, seniors have access to a wealth of helpful programs and services including home care, transportation and counseling for Medicare and Medicaid. Transportation options include wheelchair accessible shuttles with discount fares and free van transportation reserved for armed forces veterans. Additionally, the A.D.R.C. can provide seniors’ family caregivers with financial assistance for respite care.   
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 815-0015Volunteers at the Long Term Care Ombudsman program work with residents of senior care facilities and the facilities’ staff to investigate and mediate solutions for matters involving the quality of care being given and any complaints suggesting nursing home residents’ rights are being infringed upon. The advocacy services are free, and the ombudsmen can also help seniors choose a nursing home that meets their needs. 
Brown County Health & Human Services(920) 448-6000Seniors interested in signing up for Medicaid and other government assistance programs will become familiar with the Brown County Health & Human Services Department. The agency handles the paperwork and processing that ultimately determines whether seniors qualify for the government to cover their nursing home expenses. The agency also manages programs for food and cash assistance. 
Homebound Meals(920) 448-4300Managed by the A.D.R.C., the Homebound Meals program enables seniors with limited mobility to have nutritious meals delivered to their residences. Seniors must be at least 60 years of age to qualify. Though donations are suggested, they’re not required.