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Page Reviewed / Updated – November 22, 2020

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Stevens Point, WI

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has a small population of just 26,717 people. It’s popular in the winter for skiing and the summer for water sports and golf, and the hills surrounding Stevens Point provide many lovely vistas. It also has a vibrant downtown historic district with galleries, museums and shops. Retirees can take advantage of many of these amenities, as well as the numerous assisted living communities in the area. Because of these amenities, Stevens Point was named one of the top 25 places to retire by CNN Money.

Seniors who want to enjoy all four seasons will find that in Stevens Point. The area receives around 40 inches of snow each winter, creating a winter wonderland, but in the spring and summer, the temperatures warm and the trails of the Green Circle Trail await. Seniors who want to expand their learning during retirement can take community classes at UW Stevens Point. The community also boasts a cost of living that is 16.4% lower than the national average, which is part of what makes it popular with retirees.

Note: Information for Stevens Point was not available, so data from the nearest city, Wasau, was used.

Check out this list of the top assisted living communities in Stevens Point. Additionally, find out more about the cost of assisted living in Stevens Point and what financial assistance programs are available.

Brookdale Stevens Point

Taking a stroll on the beautifully landscaped grounds or the walking trails is a relaxing way to spend a day at Brookdale Stevens Point. This community is right next to a hotel and convention center and convenient to the retailers and restaurants on Highway 10. The staff at this community is always available to help with activities of daily living. Residents can take advantage of an on-site barber and beauty shop or grab something to read in the library. There's even a therapy room on-site to provide help after recovering from an accident or injury. This community offers independent living, memory care and assisted living.

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Willow Brooke Point Senior Living

Willow Brooke Point makes it on the list of the top assisted living communities in Stevens Point because of its beautiful property. A cozy fireplace provides a place to sit and take in the company of neighbors while looking out over the on-site pond. This community sits just off of I-39, making it easily accessible. It's not far from Zenoff Park or Stevens Point Sculpture Park, providing several places to enjoy the outdoors not far from home. A climate-controlled, wheelchair accessible van is available to take residents into the community to take part in its perks. On-site activities, like wine and cheese tastings or movie nights, add to the interesting things to do here.

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Copperleaf Assisted Living North Crest

At Copperleaf Assisted Living North Crest, staff supports seniors by creating entertaining and engaging activities throughout the day. This Stevens Point assisted living community is across from SentryWorld Golf Course, providing an option for outdoor entertainment and exercise. A comfortable chapel hosts religious services on-site. Daily meals are homemade, and the community keeps snacks available at all times. Each apartment has emergency call systems to help residents get help when they need it, and all entrances are secured with alarms for resident safety.

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Care Partners Assisted Living in Weston

Care Partners Assisted Living is a small community located in Weston. The small number of residents allows this community to provide a home-like setting, which is why it ranks high on our list of communities near Stevens Point. The inside of the community has colorful murals reminiscent of a Tuscan garden painted on the wall, so residents get the experience of living in an exotic location without leaving home. Regularly planned activities, like cooking demonstrations, craft classes and exercise classes, keep residents engaged and encourage independence.

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Copperleaf Assisted Living of Schofield

Copperleaf Assisted Living of Schofield provides assisted living and memory care services in a supportive environment. The community sits just off of Highway 29 near the Wisconsin River in Schofield, just minutes from downtown Wausau. Here, residents have access to a number of leisure activities, as well as a team that assists with activities of daily living while promoting independence where possible. The staff is highly trained to not only meet, but also exceed state requirements. Many of the one-bedroom apartments have panoramic views, as this community sits on a hilltop.

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River View Lodge Assisted Living

Round-the-clock care is available at River View Lodge Assisted Living in Stevens Point. This community sits on the Wisconsin River, and many apartments and common areas have views of the water. Here, residents live in private apartments with their own washers and dryers, giving independence when desired. The staff assists with housekeeping and personal care tasks, so the residents are free to take part in community activities, grab a book from the library or take in a film in the movie theater.

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Nekoosa Court

Nekoosa Court Assisted Living provides a lakefront property for those in need of assisted living services. This Nekoosa community has apartments and villas available for rent. Those who choose assisted living apartments have access to three meals a day, and staff is available to help manage medications and take care of other activities of daily living. This community has an on-site hair salon, activity room and walking trails. It's also pet-friendly.

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Cranberry Court

With personalized service and amenities tailored to the needs of its residents, Cranberry Court provides a comfortable place for assisted living care. Residents have many amenities close at hand, like a full-service beauty salon and several libraries, to make life more convenient. Meals are served restaurant-style, complete with a waiter to take the order, and residents can choose to eat from a fresh salad and pasta bar if they wish. Cranberry Court is close to hotels, dining and shopping, and just a block away from the East Riverview Expressway.

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Wellington Place of Biron

At Wellington Place of Biron, residents have private studio apartments with their own accessible bathrooms. Staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, to provide personal attention and help. This Wisconsin Rapids community sits on 51 wooded acres, so residents have many ways to stay connected with nature. Landscaped grounds and gardens provide a space to spend time outside, and many areas have views of the river. Each month, outings give residents a chance to take part in local community activities.

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Acorn Hill Senior Living Community

Acorn Hill Senior Living Community in Mosinee provides assisted living care in a convenient location near the intersection of I-39 and Highway 153. At Acorn Hill, residents have many common areas to choose from when they wish to socialize, or they can go to their private apartment whenever they want. Social activities are scheduled regularly to ensure they have many options. An on-staff nurse provides help with medical needs, while other staff assists with activities of daily living. A well-stocked library and a theater room provide additional activities throughout the week, and the community boasts a fitness center with senior-friendly equipment.

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The Cost of Senior Living and Care in Stevens Point

According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, Stevens Point has favorable rates for most types of long-term care, including in-home services, skilled nursing and adult day programs. For the most part, local prices are slightly lower than the state median, but they’re somewhat higher than the national average. Adult day care in the community is approximately 50% more affordable than the state and national averages but assisted living facilities are 10% more expensive than they are in other parts of Wisconsin.

Note: Senior care cost estimates aren’t available for Stevens Point, so cost comparisons are based on data from Wausau, the closest city included in Genworth’s study.

How much does Assisted Living Cost in Stevens Point?

On average, assisted living facilities in Stevens Point charge $4,644 for a month of care. This makes it one of the state’s most expensive areas for these services. Local rates are more than $600 higher than the national average of $4,000 per month and about $350 higher than the state median of $4,300.

The city is more expensive than Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Fond du Lac and La Crosse by a margin of up to $2,000 per month, although smaller cost differences are more common. At $5,000 per month, Oshkosh is one of the few areas where assisted living is more expensive than it is in Stevens Point.

How much does Home Care Cost in Stevens Point?

Stevens Point seniors spend $4,099 per month for in-home care on average, which is about $400 less than the state median of $4,481. Homemaker services are typically, but not always, more affordable than home health aides, who provide a higher level of personal assistance.

In Milwaukee, which is one of the state’s most expensive areas for this type of care, monthly rates are $670 per month higher than they are in Stevens Point, and in Sheboygan, where seniors pay $3,766 per month, the average is $333 lower than Stevens Point’s average. For the most part, local prices are similar to regional cities like Green Bay and Madison, which are slightly more affordable than average.

How much does Adult Day Care Cost in Stevens Point?

Seniors in Stevens Point and Portage County enjoy competitive rates on adult day care services. Stevens Point is the cheapest area for adult day care in Wisconsin. At $758 per month, these programs seem like a bargain compared to the state average of $1,408 and the national average of $1,560. Local prices are approximately 50% lower than both benchmarks.

Additionally, dramatic cost disparities exist between Stevens Point and cities like Eau Claire and Green Bay where rates are $1,127 to $1,669 per month higher. However, the level of care provided in metropolitan areas compared to the level of care provided in rural areas may account for some of the difference.

How much does Nursing Home Costs in Stevens Point?

At $8,182 per month, nursing homes in Stevens Point are 10% more expensive per month than the national average of $7,441. At the same time, the local rates are more affordable than the state median by about $150 per month or $1,800 per year. When compared to regional cities and metropolitan areas across the state, Stevens Point is somewhere in the middle. In Eau Claire, seniors spend $760 less for each month of nursing home care, and in Milwaukee, average monthly rates are $1,370 higher, which makes it 15% more expensive than Stevens Point’s average nursing home cost.

Financial Assistance Programs in Stevens Point

Medicaid Program in Stevens Point

Wisconsin Medicaid is a health insurance system for Stevens Point residents who are aged, blind, disabled or unable to pay some or all of their medical bills. It provides full coverage that can be used for emergency and preventive care, X-rays, labs, prescription drugs and durable medical equipment. Medicaid also pays for long-term care provided at home or in a licensed facility. Most services are available for free or at a reduced cost depending on the beneficiary’s income. Medicaid includes many programs that serve specific groups, including seniors. Each plan has different eligibility requirements.

  • To qualify for SSI Medicaid or Wisconsin’s Elderly, Blind and Disabled program, individual applicants must earn less than $597.78 per month. For couples, the income limit increases to $903.38. Additionally, applicants can deduct up to $257 or $385.67 for housing and utilities. There’s an asset limit of $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for couples.
  • Long-term care Medicaid has higher income and asset limits. Individuals can receive up to $2,313 in monthly income and keep up to $2,000 in assets. For couples, these figures double. Plus, nonapplicant spouses can keep $126,420 in nonexempt assets, and many items are disregarded, including a primary home worth up to $878,000. This program has a medical eligibility component. Applicants must require intermediate nursing care or need assistance with at least two activities of daily living.

Wisconsin residents who need help paying for medical care or in-home services can check their eligibility or begin the application process by using the ACCESS portal or calling the Central Consortium at (888) 445-1621. Seniors may also apply in person or by mail.

Medicaid Waivers in Stevens Point

Include, Respect, I Self-Direct (IRIS)

IRIS is a self-directed long-term care waiver. This program allows Medicaid-eligible seniors and disabled adults who require nursing care to receive these services at home or in an assisted living facility. IRIS provides a personalized stipend that can be used for nearly 20 dozen home- and community-based services, including adult day care, personal assistance, housekeeping, delivered meals and accessibility modifications. Beneficiaries hire their own providers and decide how to allocate their budget. A monthly share of cost may be required based on senior’s income, and applicants may be added to a countywide waiting list depending on the availability of Medicaid funds. For an in-depth look at this program, see our IRIS guide for Wisconsin seniors, or contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Portage County at (715) 346-1401 to apply for benefits.

Family Care and Family Care Partnership

Wisconsin’s Family Care and Family Care Partnership are two related programs that assist seniors, disabled adults and individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia or a terminal illness. These federally authorized waivers give Stevens Point residents an alternative to institutionalization by covering the cost of services that are provided at home or in a residential setting, such as an assisted living facility.

Family Care is unique because it uses an integrated model that links in-home service providers with a primary medical team. The main difference between Family Care and the Partnership is that the original program doesn’t cover the cost of medical services. It integrates these benefits, but members must pay for doctor visits, prescriptions and emergency services using Medicaid and/or Medicare.

To qualify for FC or FCP benefits, applicants must require nursing home care and be financially eligible for Medicaid. To learn more, see our Wisconsin Family Care guide, or contact the ADRC of Portage County at (715) 346-1401 to begin the application process.

Other Financial Assistance Programs in Stevens Point

The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

Available in Stevens Point and communities coast to coast, the National Family Caregiver Support Program provides financial assistance and psychological services to friends, relatives and neighbors who serve as informal caregivers. Local agencies like the ADRC of Portage County coordinate support groups, provide training and offer one-on-one counseling. The NFCSP relieves caregivers by paying for adult day health care, in-home assistance and temporary respite care. Special grants can be used for repairs, modifications and one-time improvements. Applicants qualify based on their status as informal, unpaid caregivers, so there’s no income or asset limit. However, the person receiving care must be at least 60 years old or living with dementia. To learn more, see our NFCSP guide for seniors, or dial (866) 843-9810 to reach the Family Caregiver Helpline.

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Program (AFSCP)

The Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Program provides up to $4,000 in needs-based funding that can be used for respite care, adult day programs or in-home services. Benefits can help residents and their caregivers purchase emergency alert systems, medical equipment and hobby-related items that help individuals cope with memory impairments. The program is open to care receivers who earn less than $48,000 as a couple and have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia. Stevens Point residents can learn more or apply for benefits by contacting the ADRC of Portage County at (715) 346-1401. Our AFSCP guide for Wisconsin seniors has more details.

More Senior Living Resources in Stevens Point


Phone Number


Stevens Point Housing Authority

(715) 341-3444

The Stevens Point Housing Authority administers Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and manages several public housing communities, including Hi-Rise Manor and the Madison View Apartments. Low-income seniors and families receive priority assistance.

Edgewater Manor

(715) 544-8353

Located on Water Street, Edgewater Manors provides affordable one-bedroom apartments to seniors aged 62 and older. The pet-friendly building offers fixed-rate rentals that include lawn care and utilities. Applications are handled by Candlewood Property Management.

Energy Services Inc. 

(715) 344-5999

Seniors who live in Portage County can contact Energy Services to apply for the Wisconsin Home Energy Program. This agency provides one-time and emergency assistance to low-income seniors and families who cannot pay a portion of their utility bill or have received a disconnection notice.

Caregiver Support Services 

(715) 346-1401

Supported by United Way and managed by the ADRC of Portage County, this program arranges daytime and overnight respite services to assist caregivers in Stevens Point and the surrounding area. It also offers support groups, adult day health care and reimbursements for in-home or facility-based services.

Volunteer Caregivers of Portage County

(715) 342-4084

This interfaith organization provides in-home services and community-based supports that help seniors live with dignity. Volunteers assist with respite care, housekeeping, yard work, transportation and home repairs.

For additional information and planning, please read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Wisconsin.