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Assisted Living in Madison, WI

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,363 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 34 assisted living facilities in Madison and 30 in surrounding areas.

The Cost of Senior Care in Madison, WI

  • Assisted Living: $4,363
  • Nursing Home Care: $8,821
  • In-home Care: $4,004
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,842

Elmcroft of Madison

1601 Wheeler Road
Madison, WI

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Found in a residential neighborhood of northern Madison, Brookdale Madison North provides quality assisted living care in a peaceful and supportive setting.

Oak Park Place Madison

718 Jupiter Drive
Madison, WI

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Oak Park Place Madison Assisted Living I & II, located in Madison, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Brookdale Madison West

413 South Yellowstone Drive
Madison, WI

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Brookdale Madison West, located in Madison, Wisconsin, provides personalized assisted living care and innovative services for seniors in a secure, caring community setting.

Oakwood Village University Woods

6205 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI

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Oakwood Village University Woods off Mineral Point Road sits amid nearly 30 acres of wooded grounds that include sidewalks and a nine-acre nature preserve. Assisted Living in the Tabor Oaks building fosters a community where residents receive tailored care when…

Madison Pointe

705 Ziegler Rd
Madison, WI

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As a premier senior living community in Madison, Wisconsin, Madison Pointe features stellar assisted living and respite care, with numerous activities and amenities for residents to enjoy.

Sylvan Crossings of Fitchburg

5784 Chapel Valley Road
Madison, WI

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Life is a journey. And no matter where it leads, we all need a place to call home. Sylvan Crossings Memory Care of Fitchburg provides that home when the people who are most important to you need special care. At…

Cottages of Madison

5555 Burke Road
Madison, WI

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Trinity Senior Community raises memory care to new levels of excellence because at our community we promote and encourage our residents' independence, all within a a homelike setting.

Meadowmere Madison

5601 Burke Road
Madison, WI

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Meadowmere Madison offers compassionate senior care in Madison, Wisconsin, and we strive to create a homelike atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure.

Sebring Assisted Care Residence

7710 SOUTH BROOKLINE DRIVE
Madison, WI

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All Saints Memory Care

8210 Highview Dr
Madison, WI

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North Bay Lodge

3602 Memorial Drive
Madison, WI

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Capitol Lakes

333 W. Main Street
Madison, WI

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Entrance Fee amortized over 3 yrs. Priority access to Assisted Living and Nursing Care on Fee-For-Service basis.

Brightstar Senior Living - Madison

6550 Schroeder Rd
Madison, WI

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Oak Park Place Madison West Nakoma

4327 Nakoma Rd
Madison, WI

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Oak Park Place Madison West Nakoma is tucked away in a historic neighborhood close to Nakoma Plaza, which houses a variety of eateries and shops. Residents can spend their leisure time in nearby parks, golf courses or beaches, and public…

Tennyson Assisted Living

1936 Tennyson Ln
Madison, WI

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Tennyson Senior Living Community is thoughtfully designed to offer residents an easy and convenient lifestyle with deluxe amenities that maximize comforts. The not-for-profit senior living community is located at the intersection of Peckers Avenue and Tennyson Lane, a short distance…

Chamomile Assisted Living, Ltd

22 Milo Ln
Madison, WI

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Chamomile Assisted Living is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood of Madison, Wisconsin, about 15 minutes northeast of the city center. This assisted living community is near some of Madison's most popular attractions, such as East Towne Mall and Olbrich…

Woodland House, Inc.

1106 Woodland Way
Madison, WI

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Arc- Dayton St.

2009 E Dayton St
Madison, WI

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Arc- Paterson

202 N Paterson St
Madison, WI

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Primrose Retirement Community

2100 N Wisconsin St
Madison, WI

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Arbordale

2821 Todd Dr
Madison, WI

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Encore Senior Village

2940 Chapel Valley Rd
Madison, WI

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Elder Haus Of Fitchburg

2934 Chapel Valley Rd
Madison, WI

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Tellurian Ucan Res.

300 Femrite Dr
Madison, WI

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Haack'S Tendercare

3122 Old Gate Rd
Madison, WI

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Hope Haven-Colvin Manor

425 W Johnson St
Madison, WI

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Arc Maternal & Infant Program

4202 Monona Dr
Madison, WI

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Encore Senior Villa

5008 McKenna Rd
Madison, WI

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Appletree Villas

2875 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI

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Apara Care

7601 Ganser Way, Suite 200
Madison, WI

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CherryTree is an Apara Care Community. CherryTree is a new assisted living community in Beloit, Wisconsin that will offer 48 units of affordable assisted living and 24 units for memory care. Along with providing assisted living services, Apara Care also…

Oakwood Village - Prairie Ridge

5565 Tancho Drive
Madison, WI

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Emerson Assisted Living

402 Rustic Drive
Madison, WI

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Oakwood Village University Woods

6205 Mineral Point Rd
Madison, WI

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Refund Plan: 90% of Entrance Fee. Access to Assisted Living and Nursing Care on Fee-For-Service basis.

Chamomile I Assisted Living Ltd

842 Jupiter Drive
Madison, WI

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Reviews of Madison Assisted Living Facilities

All Saints Memory Care

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Facility offers updated furnishings within the interior. The interior is embellished in an elegant manner. Program offers 24/7 nursing assistance. Spacious rooms with fully-furnished accommodations. However, very few accommodations offered to those with mobility issues. The staff members were not forthcoming or friendl...

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Elmcroft of Madison

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This program has very friendly staff members, but has poor follow-through all around when it comes to meeting the goals set for the residents. The living arrangements are good, but staff members are inconsistent in meeting the needs of each resident. Some are fully committed, but sometimes have issues with maintenance ...

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Elmcroft of Madison

Review by Harlyn | Consumer

I really liked Elmcroft of Madison a lot. It had a very nice, warm feeling to it, and it was homey. The staff, which was the administrative person and the front desk person, were not really well-versed on the care and the offerings. They were kind and all, but they didn't seem to know an awful lot about things when I h...

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Meadowmere Madison

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Serene atmosphere with big-sized apartments, including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units with a full-sized dining room, large kitchen with spacious storage. There is a 24/7 nurse on site. Activities are scheduled on a consistent basis. Residents are stealthily monitored without interference in their daily act...

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Sebring Assisted Care Residence

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Offering a reasonable and affordable price, this facility offers residents with a wide variety of options, including the "Lunch Bunch" where residents explore the local eateries within the community. Other activities are also included in the program, including movie outings and exercise programs. Residents are given au...

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Brookdale Madison West

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This facility offers a lower cost compared to other facilities, and offers pet accommodations. Beautiful landscape with spacious backdoor patio, along with beautiful gardens. Dining offers healthy menu options with snack provided throughout the day. Speech and physical therapy included in residents' program. Wheel chai...

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Map of Madison Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Madison

According to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care study, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Madison ($4,363) is about on par with the state average ($4,300) and less than $400 higher than the nationwide average rate of $4,000. Assisted living costs vary significantly in other areas of Wisconsin, ranging from a high of $5,000 per month in Oshkosh to a low of just $2,638 in La Crosse. Seniors pay close to the state average in Milwaukee ($4,264) and slightly less in Janesville ($4,068) and Green Bay ($4,075).

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

Care Cost Comparison

Senior care costs are affected by factors beyond geographic location, such as the type and amount of care provided and the setting. Nursing homes and home health aide services provide skilled personalized care, so they’re the two most expensive options in the city. Nursing homes offer 24-hour care and other specialized services, which explains their $4,000 higher average cost.

Assisted living appears to be more expensive than homemaker services, but fees at these residential facilities generally include room and board. The monthly homemaker rate covers services only, so seniors still have to pay for food, utilities, maintenance and other regular household expenses.

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Madison

Medicaid in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin State Medicaid program provides health care services to low-income residents who meet specific eligibility requirements. Covered services can include case management, primary and preventive care, emergency, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, lab and X-ray services, medical supplies and equipment and long-term care in an intermediate or skilled nursing facility.

Medicaid coverage for long-term care is available to Madison residents who are U.S. citizens or qualified immigrants and:

  • Aged 65 or older, or under age 64 and blind or disabled
  • Have an income of less than $2,313 per month and total assets of $2,000 or less

While income from all sources counts toward the monthly limit, there are exceptions to the asset limit. Several assets are exempt, including one vehicle, personal belongings, burial plots, a principal home valued at less than $858,000 and household furnishings.

Wisconsin Medicaid offers seniors additional ways to qualify for coverage:

Medically needy: Those currently receiving or who meet the eligibility requirements for federal Supplemental Security Income benefits automatically qualify for Medicaid coverage for both health and long-term care services. 

Medicaid deductible: Seniors with income over the Medicaid limit and high medical expenses may qualify for coverage with a Medicaid deductible. This allows an applicant to receive six months of full coverage after they’ve spent their personal deductible on medical bills. 

Madison seniors can call (800) 362-3002 to learn more about the Wisconsin Medicaid program or apply online through Wisconsin Access.

Wisconsin Medicaid offers two waiver programs that provide vital services and supports to help Medicaid-eligible seniors and disabled adults stay in their homes or the community.

Include, Respect, I Self-Direct Waiver

The IRIS waiver program provides the means for seniors and disabled adults to direct their own care to better meet their needs. A case manager works with each program enrollee to formulate a personalized care plan and budget. The participant can then use their budgeted funds to pay for approved services and supports from providers of their own choosing. To qualify for the IRIS program, Wisconsin residents must:

  • Be eligible for Medicaid
  • Be aged 65 and older or aged 18 to 64 and disabled
  • Be assessed as needing an intermediate or skilled nursing level of care
  • Prefer to live in a private home, adult family home or approved residential care setting in the community

IRIS program enrollees can use their budgeted funds to pay for a variety of services and supports such as adult day care services, assistance with personal care, prepared meals, residential care, approved medical equipment and supplies, necessary nursing care and nonmedical transportation.

Family Care Waiver

The Family Care waiver provides enrollees with long-term managed care. An assigned managed care provider assesses each applicant’s needs and develops and implements a personalized service plan that’s delivered in the community setting the person chooses.

To qualify for the waiver, Madison residents must be aged 65 or older, or aged 18 to 64 and disabled, and assessed as at risk of nursing home placement if they don’t receive daily assistance.

The services and supports covered under this waiver program may include:

  • Transition assistance
  • Care coordination
  • Assistance with personal care and activities of daily living
  • Residential services
  • Intermittent skilled nursing care
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Durable medical equipment and necessary supplies
  • Adaptive aids
  • Medical transportation

Nursing home care is an entitlement with Wisconsin Medicaid, so eligible residents are guaranteed to receive services. The above waiver programs aren’t entitlements, so approved seniors may face a wait to receive services due to enrollment caps.  

To learn more about the IRIS and Family Care waiver programs or to apply, Madison seniors can contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County at (608) 240-7400.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Bridge Loan

It’s not unusual for seniors to experience a cash shortage when they’re making a move to assisted living. Rather than waiting until long-term funding becomes available, such as government benefits or proceeds from the sale of a home, seniors can apply for a bridge loan from Elderlife Financial. Typically structured as a line of credit, an Elderlife bridge loan is available for a term of up to 12 months and has no application fee or other up-front costs. Up to six family members can apply to ease the approval process, and loan proceeds are often available within just one business day.

Interested seniors can call Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500 for more information or to apply by phone or complete an online application.

State Supplemental Payment

Madison residents receiving Supplemental Security Income from the federal government also qualify for a monthly cash top-up from the state, which can be used to pay for assisted living expenses not covered by Medicaid. The maximum state supplemental payment is $179.77, but the exact amount depends on an applicant’s living arrangement and income.

Seniors can apply for both federal SSI and Wisconsin state SSP benefits by calling the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213 or visiting the Madison SSA office located at 6011 Odana Rd.

Assisted Living Resources in Madison

Aging and Disability Resource Center

The ADRC of Dane County provides elderly Madison residents with valuable information on available resources and services. Seniors and their families can contact the ADRC for free guidance about options for long-term care, referrals to local programs and personalized elder benefits and disability counseling. The Center also provides screening assessments and application assistance for county and state benefits, including publicly funded long-term care programs.

ADRC of Dane County
2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704
(855) 417-6892

Senior Centers

The Madison metropolitan area is home to several senior centers. Older residents are sure to find something that piques their fancy at their neighborhood center, whether it’s a relaxing game of mah-jongg, a shared interest club or a computer, craft or fitness class. Most centers offer congregate noontime meals, health and wellness programs, group outings and life-enriching special events such as art shows and summer concert series.

Senior Legal Aid

Legal Action of Wisconsin provides low-income elderly Madison residents with access to free legal assistance through the SeniorLAW project. Qualified individuals aged 60 and older can receive advice and representation for a wide range of civil legal issues such as long-term care, physical or financial elder abuse and neglect, public benefits such as Medicaid, SSI and Social Security and consumer law.

Legal Action of Wisconsin
744 Williamson St., Ste. 200, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-3304

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