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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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Eau Claire may be considered financially average for some seniors, despite an overall cost of living that is 13% below the national index and 4% lower than the average in Wisconsin. This low figure is mainly due to cheap housing, which costs  74% of the nationwide median, but the city’s health care cost index is 11% higher. Assisted living at an average of $4,375 per month is below both the U.S. and Badger State averages.

State tax savings may help some Eau Claire seniors with their long-term care budget. Wisconsin fully exempts Social Security benefits and government pensions from income tax, while partial exemptions apply to retirement account withdrawals for income-eligible Wisconsinites aged 65 and older.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Eau Claire, WI, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Eau Claire, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Eau Claire, WI

Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey estimates Eau Claire’s average assisted living cost to be $4,375 per month, lower by $225 than the state median and by $125 than the U.S index. Most other West Central Wisconsin areas cost less than Eau Claire. La Crosse is cheaper by $112, and Wausau which saves seniors $250 monthly. In neighboring Minnesota, Minneapolis is more expensive by $788. Eau Claire seniors who want to stay close to Mayo Clinic may opt for Rochester, MN, which is $195 cheaper.

  • Eau Claire: $4,375
  • Wisconsin: $4,600
  • United States: $4,500
  • La Crosse: $4,263
  • Wausau: $4,125
  • Minneapolis, MN: $5,163
  • Rochester, MN: $4,180

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Eau Claire, WI

At $4,375 per month, assisted living in Eau Claire is significantly more affordable than in-home care and home health care, which have similar costs at $5,339. Seniors who are able to live at home and receive weekday care in community settings can expect to pay $2,356 monthly for adult day health care. The most expensive care type is nursing home care at $8,167 and $8,593 for semi-private and private rooms, respectively.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,375
  • In-Home Care: $5,339
  • Home Health care: $5,339
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,356
  • Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $8,167
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $8,593

Grace Edgewood

Grace Edgewood is considered one of the area's top assisted living facilities for its dedication to enhancing seniors' overall well-being through a robust offering of amenities and services. Each resident undergoes a careful assessment to determine their need, and staff members are available to provide the appropriate level of daily assistance with personal care, health monitoring and medication management. Residents can relax in the comfort of their private studio apartment, which they're welcome to decorate with their own furnishings. The facility's extensive activity program offers daily opportunities for seniors to stay active, and family involvement is warmly encouraged. 

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  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry services
  • Three daily chef-prepared plus snacks

Heritage at Oakwood Hills

The minute seniors enter Heritage at Oakwood Hills, they're welcomed into a friendly, homelike atmosphere. We included it on this list for its unique amenities and robust offering of coordinated events, social activities, entertainment and outings. Its small size allows for personalized care and services to be tailored to each resident's needs, with a focus on the principles of independence, individuality, privacy, choice and dignity. The single-level facility features a simple layout that's easy for seniors to navigate independently, with open-concept dining rooms, a sunroom activity space, outdoor sitting area and spa room.

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  • Apartments include a kitchenette and private bath with walk-in shower
  • 24-hour staff

HeatherWood Assisted Living & Memory Care

HeatherWood Assisted Living & Memory Care is highly regarded for its active, social and engaged lifestyle that empowers residents to maximize their abilities and independence. Seniors can relax with daily meals, housekeeping and laundry taken care of and spend their time participating in fun activities, interacting with fellow residents and enjoying the facility's many amenities. The campus features a fireside living room, study, media room and chapel, and it's just a short ride away from Oakwood Mall and the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club. Residents receive assistance with daily living tasks, as well as personalized growth and wellness plans.

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  • Life enrichment activities for the mind, body and spirit
  • Scheduled transportation services

Grace Willowbrook

With its convenient location just minutes from shopping and medical centers, residents at Grace Willowbrook receive the care and support to live their lives to the fullest. Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry services alleviate the burden of household chores for a worry-free retirement experience. Seniors enjoy the privacy of one-bedroom apartments, each equipped with a kitchen, personal bath with walk-in shower and individual climate controls, and are served chef-prepared meals in a scenic dining room setting. Caregivers are available 24 hours per day to offer assistance with personal tasks, health monitoring and medication management.

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  • Wellness program helps seniors maintain their physical fitness and health
  • Amenities include a garden patio, walking paths, hair salon and chapel

Heritage Court

At Heritage Court, seniors are cared for in a safe and supportive environment. This close-knit community is considered one of the area's top facilities for its homelike amenities, experienced staff and engaging programs. It's designed to be easy for seniors to navigate safely on their own, and its secure courtyard provides a comfortable place to relax and catch up with friends. Residents can feel at home in their studio or one-bedroom suites, which feature private baths, spacious closets and cozy wall-to-wall carpeting. The facility offers a coordinated calendar of activities, events and outings to enrich seniors' daily lives and help them feel a sense of connection with the community.

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Orchard Hills Assisted Living

Since 1999, Orchard Hills Assisted Living has delivered high-quality care to enhance the lives of local seniors. Set on the city's west side, the facility is in close proximity to medical clinics and hospitals, including Dove Healthcare. With just 39 beds, Orchard Hills is small enough for staff to develop close relationships with each resident and foster a sense of community. The team of 24-hour caregivers works to create an individualized comprehensive plan of care for each senior, including assistance with medication administration, diabetes care and nutrition. Residents can enjoy a wide variety of outings and social activities, such as exercise classes, crafts, bingo and weekly church services.

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Grace Woodlands

Designed to look and feel like home, Grace Woodlands is included on this list for its carefree lifestyle, relaxed atmosphere and comfortable amenities. Staff members provide support based on individual needs and preferences, including personal assistance, medication management and incontinence care, with emergency call systems to offer added peace of mind. Residents are treated to three nutritionally balanced meals per day, plus snacks, which can be customized to accommodate dietary restrictions. The central great room and open kitchen area offer spaces for residents to socialize and connect. Fun daily activities, including baking, gardening, games and crafts, help provide stimulation and create a social atmosphere.

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Care Partners Assisted Living

Care Partners Assisted Living offers a secure, homelike environment that welcomes every resident with kindness, respect and compassion. It's conveniently located near shopping, dining and recreational facilities, as well as top medical centers. The facility is considered a premium destination for senior care because of its focus on delivering comprehensive care services while encouraging residents' independence and giving them the freedom to express their personal preferences. Seniors can choose to participate in a variety of daily recreational activities, including art projects, card games, exercise classes, music and pet therapy. The facility also hosts frequent outings to visit local attractions and community events.

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  • Home-cooked meals and healthy snacks
  • Daily housekeeping and laundry services

Oak Gardens Place

Seniors at Oak Gardens Place have access to city amenities with a number of restaurants, shops and medical facilities nearby. We included it on this list for its full range of social events and activities, individual care plans and communication with residents' families. Each day, seniors can participate in exercise classes, bingo, happy hours and movie nights. Staff members are on-site to offer supportive services, such as bathing, meal preparation and home maintenance. Resident apartments are outfitted with modern conveniences for comfort and safety, including carpeting, kitchenettes, individual thermostats and illuminated entryways. Guest accommodations are also available for visiting relatives.

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  • Common spaces include an activities room, lounge and outdoor patio
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services

Milestone Senior Living - Eau Claire

Quality care services and state-of-the-art amenities come together at Milestone Senior Living's Eau Claire campus. The community is thoughtfully designed with seniors in mind, with interior fixtures such as handrails in the hallways throughout. One of the facility's most innovative features is its Snoezelen room, which provides a stimulating multisensory environment for memory care residents. Seniors have a choice of one- and two-bedroom floor plans, and each unit has a private bath, individual climate control and a balcony or patio. The facility's 24-hour awake staff offers assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing and toileting, while respecting residents' autonomy, privacy and dignity.

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