2022 Top Wisconsin Senior Living Communities

Wisconsin has a wide range of senior living options for mature adults living in this northern oasis. Whether you’re looking for resort style independent living for yourself, assisted living or memory care for an aging loved one, providers in the Badger state can fit the bill. With so many living options, services, types of staffing, how do you know you’ll make the right choice?

We set out to make the process of find a quality senior living facility easier for the residents of Wisconsin. We put together a list of what we believe to the top senior communities available in the state. Even one of the top locations listed below aren’t in your area, we still have plenty of highly rated communities. Visit our senior living directory and filter results by living type, city, and zip code. If you’re not sure where to begin, feel free to reach out and contact us, and a senior care advisor will assist you.

Tip on Using a Reverse Mortgage to Help Pay for an Senior Living Facility – Wisconsin
Using a reverse mortgage to help pay for a senior living facility is a great way to minimize monthly costs. However, this is only an option (in most cases) if the person living in senior living has a spouse residing in the home. The equity in the home is converted into cash, and ownership still remains with the individual. Most seniors either own their home outright or owe a small mortgage. This is an attractive option if it applies to you or a loved one.

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Wisconsin

Determining what the best senior living communities are in Wisconsin took hours of research. Our team read through thousands of reviews on Google and Facebook. Then we combined them with ratings and comments from our own users and gave every community a score 1-5. Reviews are great, but they don’t tell the whole story. We also dug into the WI Dept. of Health Services for facility complaints and violations, removing these locations from our list.

The average monthly cost for a assisted living in Wisconsin is $2,400, making it one of the more economical states for senior living and care. There are several other factors that contribute to the total monthly price tag as well. Staffing, facility amenities, and services are part of it, but he biggest reason is living type and care. Independent living is the cheapest, in many cases costing as much as rent since these communities don’t provide care. On the flipside, facilities that provide memory care services and skilled nursing can cost thousands of dollars a month, due to the constant high level of care.

Top Rated Wisconsin Senior Living Facilities

4.71 stars

4.71/5 Average Rating of Facilities
441 Total Reviews


Bellevue Retirement Community

1660 Hoffman Rd
Green Bay WI 54311

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
32 Total Reviews

Bellevue Retirement Community Green Bay wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about Bellevue Retirement Community:

I worked with Terry Schimmel Marohl for over a year in assisting me for a potential move for my mother into Bellevue. Turns out my mothers health required a higher level of care so we didn’t move her to Bellevue. But, Terry was always very helpful, understanding and professional. She was a pleasure to deal with.

-Scott Kohls

Matthews of Oak Creek

7550 S 13th St
Oak Creek WI 53154

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
7 Total Reviews

matthews of oak creek wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about Matthews of Oak Creek:

My mom was there for 2 yrs. Wonderful staff, clean, would recommend Matthews of Oak Creek to anyone, everyone!

-Sandy Debonis

Legacy Assisted Living – Pewaukee

N26W26511 College Ave
Pewaukee WI 53072

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
10 Total Reviews

legacy assisted living pewaukee wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about Legacy Assisted Living – Pewaukee:

From the very first day that I talked to Ashley, I thought this would be a good place for my Mom. Went on the tour with Ashley O and she made me very comfortable, told me about all the wonderful things that they have and offer there at Legacy Assisted Living. The staff is very nice. It is very clean, open concept, and even if you have to share a room it very private compared to most other places. The roommates aren’t on top of each other in this tiny space. Bathrooms are very roomy. Food is cooked everyday and is hot. Mom likes all the staff and they are very helpful, no matter who it is. I couldn’t ask for a better place for my Mom.

-Sherry Brahm

Heartis Village of Brookfield

16040 W Greenfield Ave
Brookfield WI 53005

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.7/5 Average Rating
15 Total Reviews

heartis village brookfield wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about Heartis Village of Brookfield:

The staff has been wonderful to work with – especially during these challenging times of COVID. They have done everything possible to make my aunt comfortable and her experience as positive as possible!

-Karen Bressanelli

Heartis Village North Shore

100 W. River Woods Parkway
Glendale WI 53212

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
19 Total Reviews

heartis village north shore glendale wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about Heartis Village North Shore:

My mother and brother have lived on the assisted living side of the facility for the past six months. The building is fresh and lovely, with many serene spaces for visiting, TV, or to enjoy the social events. Nature is very important to well-being, and favorite spaces are the pond and patio, with woods and lots of wildlife, as well as the inner courtyard for events. The two-bedroom apartment is spacious, with a homey, bright and open feel, and perfectly arranged for senior convenience and safety. The food is excellent (shout-out to Chef Charles) and plentiful, which warrants a daily visit to the very nice gym!

-Michelle Mahlik

Emerald Bay Retirement Community

650 Centennial Centre Blvd
Hobart WI 54155

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
23 Total Reviews

emerald bay retirement community hobart wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about Emerald Bay Retirement Community:

This place is amazing. My mom has been in the memory care unit for 3 years, and the staff is wonderful. They are so careful that not one memory care resident contracted covid. They are awesome.

-Susan Garcia

Fairhaven Senior Services

435 W Starin Rd
Whitewater WI 53190

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
19 Total Reviews

fairhaven senior services whitewater wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about Fairhaven Senior Services:

Fairhaven is a fabulous place for seniors. I don’t think the care of clients could be better anywhere. The staff are friendly, caring and compassionate! They live the golden rule and they live the faith that Fairhaven was created with. So very grateful and feel so fortunate that my parents are at Fairhaven! Their lives have been enhanced and enriched because of the love, care and support they have received. What a blessing!!!!!

-Ron Lakebrain

Aspire Senior Living

825 Cobble Stone Ln
Kimberly, WI 54136

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4 stars

4.0/5 Average Rating
8 Total Reviews

Aspire Senior Living Kimberly WI

What residents and loved ones have to say about Aspire Senior Living:

Aspire Senior Living is pretty good. The staff is very nice. The place is very clean. The food is excellent. My mother likes it a lot. She is very happy there. They have too many activities to list. You couldn’t get bored and if you’re bored, it’s your own choice. They have bingo, movies, art, plays, cards, mass, and bible studies. It varies every week. They have special things for special holidays. The staff members are very caring. They try very hard to accommodate you and really get to know the people there. They’re a little overwhelmed right now with their cleaning staff, but on the whole it is very good.

-Anonymous

Avalon Square

222 Park Pl
Waukesha WI 53186

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
22 Total Reviews

avalon square waukesha wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about Avalon Square:

Our family is so grateful for Avalon Square. My Mom has lived independently at Avalon for nearly five years. Every experience from the front door (thank you Sue) to the executive director (always available) including many staff members have made Avalon a terrific experience for my Mom, and our family. During Covid they took great precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy with success. Because I live in a different state, I was not able to see my Mom for over a year. Avalon staff did a quick and vital pivot in order to connect families via Zoom. With the help of the great hard working lovely people at Avalon Square, we were able to see each other and visit online every week. I thought this was a very generous and compassionate life saver. I cannot stress how important this was for my Mom and for me. When I visit, I take long walks along the river and stroll the many shops of downtown Main Street. The location is terrific. The staff are wonderful. The building and apartment is sunny and lovely. I recommend Avalon Square without hesitation.

-pam luer

TallGrass of Sun Prairie Senior Living

605 Chase Blvd
Sun Prairie WI 53590

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Senior Apartments, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
8 Total Reviews

tallgrass of sun prairie senior living wi

What residents and loved ones have to say about TallGrass of Sun Prairie:

I cannot say enough good things about Tallgrass. Everything they have done for my father, how they have cared for him has been excellent. The staff is not pushy at all, they’re very patient, and they follow directions well. The food is wonderful. We can’t say enough good things about the food. We are extremely pleased. I love how the activity center is right in the front of the community, so it seems very lively with everyone always doing something. The apartments are also amazing. The storage they have is just incredible, and I love how the community itself has a homey, quiet feel to it. It really is like a hidden gem. I’d absolutely recommend it.

-Resident

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