Madison’s impressive healthcare facilities and relatively affordable nursing home care make it an attractive city for Wisconsin’s aging population. With 11.6% of the city’s residents being at least 65 years of age, Wisconsin’s capital city is home to around 30,122 seniors. Violent crime and healthcare spending are low compared to national figures, and the city boasts 71% more physicians per capita than the United States average. UW Health-Madison is ranked among the best hospitals in the country, and at $8,790 a month, Madison’s median cost of nursing home care is only slightly above the statewide average.
Within Madison’s nursing facilities, seniors typically have access to licensed nurses, physicians and a variety of therapists. Seniors are under 24-hour supervision, and emergency medical care is always available. If the level of care provided by assisted living or home care is sufficient, seniors may be able to enjoy their retirement with more independence while also saving a bit of money.
This guide covers senior care costs and resources that may help seniors pay for nursing home care, delay it with in-home services and enhance daily life at a nursing home with advocacy support.