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Get Pricing & Availability for Assisted Living in Milwaukee County, WI

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Located along the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee County is a large, populous county;14% of residents are seniors over age 65. The county is home to a number of cities including Milwaukee, West Allis and Greenfield. Known for its vibrant urban areas, rolling farmlands and well-preserved historic sites, the County is a great place to retire.  

Seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors can explore the County’s more than 150 parks, many of which feature scenic walking trails, picnic areas, accessible washrooms and fishing piers. The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino is a popular day trip destination for locals and visitors alike, while sports fans can cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team at American Family Field. Retirees and their families will also be happy to know that there are a number of hospitals in the County, including the top-rated Milwaukee Region Medical Center in Wauwatosa, and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey shows that the average rate for assisted living care in Milwaukee County is $5,073 per month. Rates in nearby Sheboygan and Madison are similar at $4,950 and $4,956 per month, respectively, while further north in Appleton, seniors can expect to pay about $5,500 for assisted living care. 

Note: Information for Milwaukee County was not available, so data from Milwaukee, the county seat, was used. 

In this guide, you’ll find our picks for the 10-best assisted living facilities in Milwaukee County. 

Harbour Village

Nestled on a beautifully landscaped campus in the historic village of Greendale, Harbour Village is a spacious senior living community staffed by mature, compassionate caregivers. Daily recreational activities include organized games, discussion groups and visiting musicians, as well as fitness classes and holiday celebrations. The in-house culinary team prepares a wide variety of dishes daily using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and special diets are accommodated upon request.

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Oak Park Place Wauwatosa

Located near Mayfield Mall in the Mt. Tosa neighborhood, Oak Park Place Wauwatosa is an established senior living community that offers assisted living and memory care services. Residents can choose from cozy studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments, all of which include private barrier-free bathrooms and kitchenettes. Common spaces include a number of activity rooms and welcoming sunrooms, and meals are served restaurant-style in the dining room.

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Layton Terrace

Layton Terrace is a friendly, supportive senior living community where residents are encouraged to stay active. Fitness classes, crafting workshops, organized games and Bible studies are offered daily, and there are frequent outings to nearby shopping areas, parks and special events. The Wall of Honor pays tribute to the community's veterans, and common areas include a well-equipped fitness center, demonstration kitchen and chapel.

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Autumn Lake Healthcare at Greenfield

Located just a few blocks west of I-94 in Goldman Park, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Greenfield is a comfortable, one-level senior living community. The 49-suite assisted living wing, known as The Suites at Greenfield, features a variety of semiprivate and private apartments complete with roll-in showers, kitchenettes and emergency call systems. Daily activities include gardening, art and crafting workshops, dance classes and escorted outings to local restaurants and museums. There's also an on-site gift shop and beauty salon, and a private courtyard complete with shade trees. We featured Autumn Lake Healthcare at Greenfield on this 10-best list because the community offers seniors and their families a central location that's close to public transit, healthcare services and shops.

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Library Square Senior Community

Library Square Senior Community is a vibrant independent and assisted living facility situated near the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and the West Allis Senior Center. Suites range in size from comfortable studios to spacious two-bed, two-bath units, many of which feature a private balcony or patio. Daily recreational programming is designed to help residents enjoy their retirement years, and activities include yoga, balloon volleyball games, gardening and escorted trips to the West Allis farmers market.

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Oak Park Place Oak Creek

Oak Park Place Oak Creek is a two-story assisted living and memory care community. Opened in 2020, this bright, modern facility is situated on the site of a former apple orchard, and the campus is dotted with a number of mature trees and walking trails. Hearty, homestyle meals are served in the dining room, and daily bed making, weekly housekeeping and local transportation is provided.

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Features
  • Suites ranging in size from 668 to 1188 square feet
  • Library with computer station

The Waters of Oak Creek

The Waters of Oak Creek is an upscale, resort-style senior living community geared toward discerning retirees. Staff focuses on providing personalized care and support, and there's a full-time concierge to assist with appointments, parcel deliveries and special requests. A number of Signature Programs provide residents with opportunities to pursue hobbies and interests, encourage healthy relationships and maintain connections with family and friends. We featured The Waters of Oak Creek on this 10-best list because the facility focuses on hospitality-style assisted living care for seniors.

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Elizabeth Residence Franklin

Located in a quiet residential area that's close to the Franklin Campus of the Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital, Elizabeth Residence Franklin is an established single-story senior living community. Friendly caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day, and skilled nursing care and health monitoring are available. Basic cable television, laundry and housekeeping services are provided, and transportation to nearby medical appointments can be arranged.

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BRIA of Trinity Village

BRIA of Trinity Village is a large continuing care community that offers assisted living and rehabilitation services. Assisted living residents are encouraged to make the most of the community's life enrichment programming, which includes organized games, fitness classes and holiday events. Apartments feature individual heating and cooling controls, cable television and Wi-Fi, and common amenities include a bank, convenience store, beauty shop and cafe. We included BRIA of Trinity Village on Milwaukee County's 10-best list because this community offers in-house skilled nursing services and rehabilitation care, so seniors can age in place.

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Sylvan Crossings at Creekside Estates

Sylvan Crossings at Creekside Estates is a small, homestyle assisted living community situated next to McKee Farms Park. As one of few assisted living facilities in the region with licensed nurses on staff, this community focuses on providing seniors with exceptional care in a respectful and dignified manner. Three home-cooked meals are served daily in the dining room, and healthy snacks such as fresh fruit are always available.

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