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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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Wisconsin Rapids is located in central Wisconsin, roughly 2 hours north of Madison and 2 hours west of Green Bay. This small city features a cost of living that’s 22% below the national average, with particular savings found in the housing and transportation sectors. The state of Wisconsin doesn’t tax Social Security benefits, and Wisconsin Rapids seniors may also benefit from a sales tax rate that’s nearly two percentage points below the U.S. average. According to the Genworth Financial 2021 Cost of Care Survey, which considers Wisconsin Rapids to be part of the Wausau area, the average monthly cost of assisted living in this part of the state is $4,215, roughly 10% lower than elsewhere in Wisconsin.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Wisconsin Rapids, 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 Wisconsin Rapids, WI

The $4,125 average monthly cost of assisted living in Wisconsin Rapids is $575 less than the state average and $475 less than the national average. Eau Claire is also on the low side of Wisconsin prices at $4,375. Prices spike in Wisconsin’s southeast, where Racine residents see an average cost of $5,450 a month and Milwaukee residents pay $5,324. Madison reports an average of $4,800 a month.

  • Wisconsin Rapids: $4,125
  • Wisconsin: $4,600
  • United States: $4,500
  • Milwaukee: $5,324
  • Racine: $5,450
  • Madison: $4,800
  • Eau Claire: $4,375

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Seniors who need the round-the-clock medical care of nursing homes see much higher costs; a semi-private room averages $9,155 a month and a private one averages $10,190. Adult day health care, the other extreme at $2,600, is suitable for seniors who only require care during weekday hours at a community facility. In-home care and home health care services are usually slightly more expensive than assisted living services, but Genworth reports no specific cost data for the area. 

  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,125
  • In-Home Care: Not available
  • Home Health Care: Not available
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,600
  • Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $9,155
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $10,190

Note: Data for Wisconsin Rapids was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Wausau, was used instead.

Cranberry Court Assisted Living

Cranberry Court Assisted Living is an assisted living facility in the southeastern region of Wisconsin Rapids that is located near the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids, medical buildings and restaurants. It's situated on beautifully landscaped grounds with a rose garden, picnic spots and seating areas, providing residents with ample space to enjoy the outdoors. We've included this facility on our top 10 list for its 5-star dining program, which features made-to-order, restaurant-style dining with an expansive salad bar and a Culinary Corner where residents can meet with the chef to discuss meals they'd like served. It also features an on-site library and country store.

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Hilltop Grand Village

Located just down the street from the Southwood County Recreation Center and within easy driving distance to grocery stores, restaurants and pharmacies, Hilltop Grand Village promotes convenient living in southern Wisconsin Rapids. The facility features spacious apartments with in-room kitchenettes and plenty of storage space. We've included this facility on our list for its friendly staff and upscale amenities, including an indoor pool, day spa, movie theater, barber and beauty salon and exercise center. For seniors who have off-site errands to attend to, the facility provides transportation for medical appointments and shopping. 

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Our House Senior Living - Wisconsin Rapids Assisted Care

Our House Senior Living is located just west of the hotels, shops and restaurants on 8th Street South, providing easy access to area amenities for seniors. Seniors reside in comfortable bedrooms with closets and private bathrooms, and larger companion suites are available for two related residents. The community features a congregate dining room with access to a snack bar and a family-style kitchen, along with indoor and outdoor seating areas where residents can visit with friends and family. All areas of the facility are wheelchair-accessible.  

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Wellington Place at Biron

Wellington Place at Biron is located across the street from the Wisconsin River in the northern region of Wisconsin Rapids, providing beautiful views throughout the year. This nonprofit community is listed on our top 10 list for its on-site amenities. Residents live in comfortable studio apartments with walk-in showers, and some have kitchenettes. Semiprivate suites are available for couples and roommates. Three delicious, home-cooked meals are served daily, and happy and social hours give seniors the opportunity to get to know other residents. There are several indoor and outdoor common areas, including a family room, living room and library. 

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The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids

The Waterford at Wisconsin Rapids is located in the northeast corner of Wisconsin Rapids east of WIS-54, providing residents with easy access to area amenities, such as stores, restaurants and the McMillan Memorial Library. The community features spacious studio apartments with wall-to-wall carpeting and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers. Three heart-healthy meals are served daily, and the snack parlor has ice cream treats and coffee for between-meal snacking. Outside, residents can stroll through a beautiful courtyard and grow their own flowers and vegetables in raised beds. Inside, residents can visit with friends in the great room and get pampered at the on-site beauty salon.

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The Renaissance Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids

The Renaissance Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids is located in a rural neighborhood in the southeastern region of Wisconsin Rapids, about 2 miles from Aspirus Riverview Hospital. The facility is listed on our top 10 list for its amenities and robust activities programming. Residents enjoy frequent community outings and on-site activities, such as crafts, games and gardening. The facility consists of large private suites with private bathrooms, and wireless Internet, cable and private phones are provided. Its dining program features home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients and multiple menu options to accommodate varying preferences and dietary requirements. 

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River Run Assisted Living

Located south of the East Riverview Expressway near restaurants, golf courses and medical buildings, River Run Assisted Living is centrally located for convenient senior living. This assisted living and skilled nursing facility provides a variety of fulfilling social activities to promote engagement and socialization among residents, and caregivers are available around-the-clock to attend to scheduled and unscheduled needs. It has peaceful walking paths and gazebos for those who enjoy being outdoors, and inside, its beauty salon, fitness center and library support physical and mental wellness. 

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Alpine Terrace Assisted Living

Alpine Terrace Assisted Living provides assisted living services in a residential area just west of Hanson Park in the western region of Wisconsin Rapids. Seniors live in private rooms, each with a private bathroom, and housekeeping and laundry services are provided daily for low-maintenance living. Three home-cooked meals are served daily with snacks in between meal times, and transportation to appointments and scheduled outings is provided by the community. An RN is on call, and in-house therapy is available for those who need it. In addition to long-term care, short-term respite care is available by the day or the hour. 

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Arborview Court

Situated just minutes away from Ridges Golf Course, Nepco Lake County Park and Rapids Plaza, Arborview Court is conveniently located near a variety of amenities in the southern region of Wisconsin Rapids. This facility is on our top 10 list for its holistic philosophy that addresses residents' spiritual, physical and social needs. Residents have private rooms with their own bathrooms, and a call light system is used to make it easy for residents to alert staff to meet their personal needs. Home-cooked meals planned and monitored by a full-time dietary manager are served daily, and laundry and housekeeping services promote a clean, comfortable environment. 

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Nekoosa Court

Nekoosa Court is an assisted living and independent living facility in Nekoosa, which is about 10 miles to the south of Wisconsin Rapids. At this facility, assisted living residents participate in community-organized activities and are encouraged to attend community events, family functions, group outings and one-on-one support. We've included this facility on our top 10 list for its full-service dietary program, which offers healthy, home-cooked meals in a beautifully appointed dining area. 

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