Home to an estimated 12,892 seniors, Kenosha is Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city with a total population of 99,444. The cost of living in this waterfront city is relatively low, and its weather is considered more pleasant than most places in the state, especially in the summer. For medical care, the city’s seniors have several options, including Aurora Medical Center – Kenosha, a certified geriatric emergency care facility that was previously rated as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country. 

Since Kenosha’s $9,277 average monthly cost of nursing home care is above the median costs for the state and the country, seniors who don’t need to be under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses may want to look into assisted living or home care. In the city’s nursing homes, seniors can receive a wider range of services, such as personal care, medication management, injections, wound care, diabetes management and assistance with daily living activities.

The costs of senior care in Kenosha are covered in this guide in addition to programs that may help seniors pay for care at a nursing home or delay moving into one. Programs that can help seniors get the most out of their time in a nursing facility are included as well.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Kenosha, WI

St Josephs Home

9244 29TH AVE, Kenosha, WI, 53143

St. Joseph’s Home and Rehabilitation Center was a really good place. My dad had to go there for rehab. It was very clean, the help was wonderful, and everybody seems to love their job. They were proba … (read more)
St. Joseph’s Home and Rehabilitation Center was a really good place. My dad had to go there for rehab. It was very clean, the help was wonderful, and everybody seems to love their job. They were proba … (read more)

Brookside Care Center

3506 Washington Road, Kenosha, WI, 53144

Horrible! Since our family member has been here, within less than a month the nurse has let pain medicine run out 3 times, which has caused horrible setbacks in care and caused more hospitalizations. … (read more)
Horrible! Since our family member has been here, within less than a month the nurse has let pain medicine run out 3 times, which has caused horrible setbacks in care and caused more hospitalizations. … (read more)

Manorcare Health Services- Kenosha

3100 Washington Road , Kenosha, WI, 53144

My father was in Manorcare Health Services Kenosha. I was happy with their help. The staff was nice, caring, and had good communication with me. They wouldn’t let us in because of COVID. He was very h … (read more)
My father was in Manorcare Health Services Kenosha. I was happy with their help. The staff was nice, caring, and had good communication with me. They wouldn’t let us in because of COVID. He was very h … (read more)

Clairidge House

1519 60TH ST, Kenosha, WI, 53140

Clairidge House is an older nursing home and my father-in-law is there. The rehab is really good and that’s what he needs right now so he’s going to be in there for about five or six weeks. The rooms … (read more)
Clairidge House is an older nursing home and my father-in-law is there. The rehab is really good and that’s what he needs right now so he’s going to be in there for about five or six weeks. The rooms … (read more)

Sheridan Medical Complex

8400 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, WI, 53143

I had my mom at Sheridan Medical Complex and now my husband’s aunt. I don’t like it at all. Some of the staff members are pretty good, but they don’t last very long because they leave. They rarely hav … (read more)
I had my mom at Sheridan Medical Complex and now my husband’s aunt. I don’t like it at all. Some of the staff members are pretty good, but they don’t last very long because they leave. They rarely hav … (read more)

Waters Edge Rehab and Care Center

3415 North Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI, 53140

My father just passed in the care of this facility after falling & fracturing his skull & causing his brain to bleed!! I want answers!!!!
My father just passed in the care of this facility after falling & fracturing his skull & causing his brain to bleed!! I want answers!!!!

Crossroads Care Center of Kenosha

8633 32nd Ave, Kenosha, WI, 53142

I am a friend who’s mother was admitted for therapy. She was admitted one evening and fell the very next morning on the broken leg that had just been repaired surgically. No concern for the patients … (read more)
I am a friend who’s mother was admitted for therapy. She was admitted one evening and fell the very next morning on the broken leg that had just been repaired surgically. No concern for the patients … (read more)

Kenosha Estates

1703 60th St, Kenosha, WI, 53140


Grande Prairie Hlth Rehab Center

10330 PRAIRIE RIDGE BLVD, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 53158

My mother-in law-was at Grande Prairie Health and Rehabilitation Center. She’s blind and did not get very good care there. She couldn’t get to the bathroom by herself at night and I was not happy with … (read more)
My mother-in law-was at Grande Prairie Health and Rehabilitation Center. She’s blind and did not get very good care there. She couldn’t get to the bathroom by herself at night and I was not happy with … (read more)

Ridgewood Care Center

3205 WOOD RD, Racine, WI, 53406

AVOID. My elderly father was taken to Ridgewood for rehab after surgery. He had a severe infection which had to be treated with a specific medication. Both his medication and infection were not addre … (read more)
AVOID. My elderly father was taken to Ridgewood for rehab after surgery. He had a severe infection which had to be treated with a specific medication. Both his medication and infection were not addre … (read more)

Rolling Hills Manor

3615 16Th Street, Zion, IL, 60099

My father was placed in this facility for rehabilitation. There was no rehab. I had to tell them to get him out of bed. When you talk to the staff they sound as if you are putting them out. That … (read more)
My father was placed in this facility for rehabilitation. There was no rehab. I had to tell them to get him out of bed. When you talk to the staff they sound as if you are putting them out. That … (read more)

Lincoln Village Conv Center

1700 C A BECKER DR, Racine, WI, 53406

Right now my mother is at Lincoln Village – a skilled nursing facility. Mom was taken there directly from the hospital where she had surgery. We go there every day to see how she is doing. They keep … (read more)
Right now my mother is at Lincoln Village – a skilled nursing facility. Mom was taken there directly from the hospital where she had surgery. We go there every day to see how she is doing. They keep … (read more)

Grove at the Lake

2534 Elim Avenue, Zion, IL, 60099

My sister is currently in this facility. We are currently planning on finding her a different facility to get the care she needs. She has had horrible interactions with staff except for very few. Se … (read more)
My sister is currently in this facility. We are currently planning on finding her a different facility to get the care she needs. She has had horrible interactions with staff except for very few. Se … (read more)

The Gardens of Mount Pleasant

6101 16th St, Racine, WI, 53406

This place is terrible. My grandmother is staying here and they treat her like crap. They don’t take her to any of her appointments. She passed out and they waited 6 days to take her to the emergency … (read more)
This place is terrible. My grandmother is staying here and they treat her like crap. They don’t take her to any of her appointments. She passed out and they waited 6 days to take her to the emergency … (read more)


Nursing Home Costs in Kenosha, WI

On average, private rooms in Kenosha’s nursing homes cost $10,494 a month, and semiprivate rooms cost $9,277 per month. 

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Most seniors in nursing homes across Wisconsin as well as the country spend less on their care than residents in Kenosha. Compared to Kenosha, Fond du Lac is one of the most affordable cities for nursing home care at $7,902 a month, while Janesville is one of the most expensive. Its nursing home residents pay an average of $9,612 per month. In Milwaukee, seniors pay $152 more for nursing home care than older adults in Kenosha. Out of the nearby cities, Madison, with its $8,790 average cost of nursing home care, is the second-most affordable.   

$9277

Kenosha

$8684

Wisconsin

$7756

United States

$9429

Milwaukee

$9612

Janesville

$7902

Fond du Lac

$8790

Madison

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The cost of senior care in Kenosha ranges from $1,300 per month for adult day health care to $10,494 a month for nursing home care with a private room. By opting for a nursing home’s semiprivate accommodations, seniors usually save over $1,000 per month. Home care and home health care in the city cost the same at $5,148, and assisted living averages $4,650 per month.

$5148

Home care

$5148

Home health care

$1300

Adult day health care

$4650

Assisted living

$9277

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10494

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Kenosha was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Racine, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Kenosha, 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 Kenosha, WI

The list below provides an overview of resources Kenosha’s seniors can use to get help paying for nursing home care or to avoid moving into a nursing facility by arranging in-home care. Programs that support seniors currently living in nursing homes are also mentioned.

Resource

Contact

Service

(262) 605-6646

At the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center, seniors can learn about free programs that can help them stay healthy while living at home. The ADRC provides free counseling on ways to pay for long-term care, information about nutrition programs and a safe space for seniors or concerned parties to report elder abuse. The agency also provides referrals for home health agencies, respite care and home modification programs that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate.

(800) 815-0015

Through the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, seniors can learn about specific nursing facilities in their area and file complaints about the care they receive as residents. Ombudsmen are dedicated to ensuring that nursing home residents enjoy the rights guaranteed to them by the laws and regulations governing the state's senior care facilities. Seniors or their families can file complaints, and all services are confidential and free.

(262) 605-6646

The Benefits Assistance program at the ADRC pairs seniors with knowledgeable insurance specialists who help answer questions about Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. Workers with the program can explain which insurance plans seniors qualify for and whether their nursing home care will be covered. Seniors can also receive assistance with the application process and appealing denials.

(262) 658-0237

Monday through Friday, homebound seniors can receive one or two meals delivered to their residences through the Meals on Wheels program. Meals are designed to provide one-third of seniors' recommended dietary intake, and the program can also deliver food for seniors' pets.