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148 Assisted Living Communities in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,264 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 148 Assisted Living Communities in Milwaukee County and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Milwaukee County, WI

  • Assisted Living: $4,264
  • Nursing Home Care: $9,555
  • In-home Care: $4,767
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,408

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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Milwaukee County



October 5, 2023

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I have a friend who lives at Hart Park Square and they absolutely love it. Great food and amazing people. I have seen so much improvement over this past year. Every time I come they are offering something new. Food is amazing. A really nice joint and nice rooms. Beautiful. Nice staff. Really a small town feel. Everything feels safe, calm, all look happy



January 24, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My husband was in Maple Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. I was with him quite a bit. I thought they were good, but my husband was a terrible patient. He did not like it there, but he wouldn't have liked it anywhere. They were attentive and kind, even when he was being difficult. You had your choice of meals in the dining room or in your room. The physical therapy came to your room, and they had a physical therapy room, and they worked really well with you. The occupational therapy came to your room and they played games. I thought they were very nice and they did their job very well. At any of those places you're gonna wait a couple of minutes when you push the help button because they got a lot of patients, but it wasn't an outrageous amount of time. Usually, it was about five minutes. You would push the button and then somebody would come. No place is perfect, but they were very good. Their staff was excellent. They had the typical hospital rehab food.



November 29, 2019

I visited this facility

BRIA of Trinity Village was a nice place. We would've considered it except that it was way too big for my mother-in-law. There wasn't a room available within a few doors of the elevator. There were long hallways and some inclines, but it appeared clean. They were friendly, and there were quite a few residents in the lobby when we first got there. The lobby area was nice. The assistant who showed us around was very nice, pleasant, and informative.



June 20, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother's experience with Heritage Senior Living West Allis has been fine, and she's adapting very well. It's very nice and clean. The apartments are nice and pretty spacious. They have two bedrooms and suites as well. They have a fair amount of amenities. They have a doctor on-site certain days of the week, toenails clipping, and a nurse all the time. They have an exercise room and a small library with computers in it. She says she sometimes has to wait for a response from the staff, but they seem fine. She likes the food. She can be served in her room or in the dining room.



May 10, 2019

I visited this facility

The Cornerstone of Oak Creek wasn't bad. They were a little pricey but they were willing to negotiate on the price. The place was small but clean. It wasn't all one level and I'm not an apartment person so I don't like the different levels, but the facility was pretty nice. The staff was wonderful to work with.

Joe Ann


November 20, 2018

I visited this facility

I tried unsuccessfully to have my brother admitted to this facility. The person that did the assessments found more reasons not to admit him than reasons why he should move in there. They claimed transportation was the reason as my brother has a late appointment for dialysis. I think they just didn\'t want the responsibility of his care. But he\'s been admitted to another facility that had the same issues about transportation. But unlike Hampton, they worked with my brother to get Transit Plus to transport him inexpensively.



November 13, 2018

I visited this facility

Eastcastle Place used to be called Protestant Home. When you walk in, there's a really beautiful, upscale reception area. The place gets its name because the orginal building looks like a castle, and it's a long-established and expanding community. There are very large apartments that aren't even in the market I'm looking at, but the $3,000 plus range is over-priced and outdated. We saw one of the rooms that probably based on the price-range for one of their prime rooms because it was in a corner. That particular apartment was OK, but it's just the overall feeling, like when you go down the hall. The person showing us around tried to gather information from us, and that was very good.



September 18, 2018

I visited this facility

BRIA of Trinity Village was impressive. It was a nice big place, but it was depressing to me. The apartment looked really clean. I didn't have a car at the time, so I would have had to go and buy groceries (and I would have to go byy bus or walk there), and that I didn't like. It was not in the location where I would like to be. The place was very clean, but there was a smell, which I think was the carpeting. The people that I saw sitting down were all very nice people, they greeted me, and it was more personal. There were people on the computer and other people were talking to each other. The staff member was very knowledgeable and very personal during the tour, and she came across as very proud of her organization that she ran there.



July 10, 2018

I visited this facility

Elizabeth Residence is warm and friendly. They mix independent and assisted living, and they have a lot of things for the residents to do. We met some people that live there, and they talked to us and were very friendly. The apartments were very attractive, nice, and open.

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Assisted Living Costs in Milwaukee County

The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care study shows that senior care in Milwaukee County costs more than the state ($4,300) and national ($4,000) monthly averages. Prices in most cities in this area of Wisconsin are within a few hundred dollars of the local rate, including Racine ($4,888), Sheboygan ($4,674) and Janesville ($4,068). Two notable exceptions are Oshkosh at $5,000 per month and Fond du Lac, where the average cost is just $3,744.

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Milwaukee County, so data for the city of Milwaukee was used instead.

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Care Cost Comparison

Rates for senior care are influenced by various factors, such as the type of services and setting and the level of care required. In Milwaukee County, the cost of nursing home care is more than double that of assisted living even though both are provided in residential settings. In-home services from a homemaker or home health aide are also more costly than assisted living. This gap widens further when day-to-day household expenses are factored in, such as utilities, upkeep and food. Assisted living is more cost-effective in comparison because it typically includes room and board.

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Milwaukee County

Medicaid in Wisconsin

Medicaid provides health insurance for over 72 million low-income people  across the United States. The federal government regulates and jointly funds the program, and each state defines and administers its own Medicaid plan within the established federal parameters.

The Wisconsin Medicaid program provides vital health care services to eligible residents of all ages, including seniors and those with disabilities. To qualify for Medicaid coverage that includes long-term nursing home care, applicants must be U.S. citizens or qualified immigrants and aged 65 or older, blind or disabled.

Applicants are limited to $2,313 in monthly income and a total of $2,000 in countable assets per person. Income from all sources is considered, but some assets are disregarded, including a primary home valued below $858,000, one automobile, burial plots, household furnishings and personal effects.

Those with high medical bills and income over the above-mentioned limits may qualify through a Medicaid Deductible plan. This requires applicants to reach a specific medical care deductible before receiving Medicaid coverage for a six-month period. The deductible amount is calculated by subtracting the program’s income limit, currently $591.67, from the applicant’s countable income.

Milwaukee County residents can apply for Wisconsin Medicaid online or call (800) 362-3002 for information or assistance completing an application.

Regular Wisconsin Medicaid only covers long-term care in a nursing facility. However, the state also offers waivers that allow elderly and disabled individuals to receive care services in community-based residential settings, including assisted living. Currently, there are two such waiver programs available.

Family Care Waiver

Wisconsin residents who participate in the Family Care waiver program are enrolled with a long-term managed care provider to receive assistance developing a personal service plan to match their needs. Funding is then provided so they can pay for the plan’s services and supports in the community setting of their choice. 

To qualify, applicants must be aged 18-64 and disabled or aged 65 and older and need daily assistance to continue living independently and avoid nursing home placement.

Those approved for the Family Care program can receive services, such as health care coordination, transitional assistance, help with activities of daily living, skilled nursing care, medical transportation, residential services, speech, physical and occupational therapy, necessary medical equipment and supplies and adaptive aids.

Include, Respect, I Self-Direct Waiver

The IRIS waiver gives seniors and disabled adults the means to direct their care based on their needs. Those enrolled in the program work with a case manager to develop a personalized care plan and budget they can then allocate for their plan’s services and supports. To qualify, Wisconsin residents must:

  • Be Medicaid-eligible
  • Over age 65 or aged 18-64 and disabled
  • Require a nursing home level of care but prefer to live in a community setting
  • Reside in a private home, adult family home or approved residential care setting

The IRIS program can cover a number of goods and services for participants, such as personal care assistance, adult day care, residential care, meals, nonmedical transportation, assistive technology, nursing care and specialized medical equipment and supplies.

Seniors and disabled adults can learn more about the Family Care and IRIS waiver programs or apply by contacting the Milwaukee County Department on Aging at (414) 289-6874.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

State Supplemental Security Income Benefit

Wisconsin residents who receive federal Supplemental Security Income automatically qualify for an additional monthly benefit from the state that may be used for expenses, such as assisted living room and board. The specific dollar amount a person receives depends on their income and living arrangement, but the maximum monthly benefit amount is $179.77. As an added benefit, those eligible for federal and state SSI benefits are enrolled automatically in Wisconsin Medicaid.

To apply for both federal SSI and Wisconsin SSI benefits, Milwaukee County residents can contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.

Assisted Living Bridge Loan

Oftentimes, seniors planning a move to assisted living face short-term cash flow problems while waiting for a home to sell or benefits to kick in. If a funding shortage is delaying a move, a bridge loan from Elderlife Financial may provide a solution. These loans are only available to finance entrance fees or monthly rent and service charges at an assisted living facility. It’s set up as a line-of-credit structure and available for terms up to 12 months, Elderlife bridge loans have no application fees or upfront costs. Up to six family members can add their names to a senior’s application to ensure approval, after which funds may be available in as little as 24 hours.

Bridge loan applications can be completed online or by calling Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.

Milwaukee County Senior Centers

Milwaukee County operates five seniors centers to enrich the lives of its residents aged 50 and older. While the specific offerings may vary between locations, seniors can expect a welcoming atmosphere and a wide range of social, recreational, fitness and educational opportunities at the center closest to home. The centers also host the county’s senior dining program that provides tasty and nutritious hot lunches at numerous locations each weekday. Seniors can call (414) 289-6995 to learn more, obtain a dining card or book a next-day lunch reservation.

County Department on Aging

The Milwaukee County Department on Aging’s mission is to provide residents aged 60 and over with access to beneficial information, services and resources in their local communities. Seniors can get help identifying and applying for benefit programs, such as Medicaid and Social Security, receive counseling on long-term care options and funding sources and obtain assistance accessing transportation or health and wellness programs. Milwaukee County Department on Aging
1220 W. Vliet St., Ste. 300, Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 289-6874

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