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  • Eastcastle Place

    Eastcastle Place

    2505 E Bradford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (13)
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    For 135 years and counting, Eastcastle Place has been a beautifully welcoming senior living community in the heart of Milwaukee’s East Side. What makes life rich is all within reach — from the lake and your favorite spots on Downer Avenue to the friend next door who shares your love of life. With...

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  • Graceful Living Inc Site 2

    Graceful Living Inc Site 2

    3634 N 41st St., Milwaukee, WI 53216
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    Graceful Living Center is a four bed Adult Family Home. We accommodate adults who are unable to live alone, and require supportive living services. We are conveniently located in the newly renovated Sherman Park Neighborhood. Our mission is to provide a graceful living experience based on the...

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  • Graceful Living Center Inc

    Graceful Living Center Inc

    3628 N 41st St., Milwaukee, WI 53216
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    Graceful Living Center is an eight bed Community Based Residential Facility. We accommodate adults who are unable to live alone, and require supportive living services. We are conveniently located in the newly renovated Sherman Park Neighborhood. Our mission is to provide a graceful living...

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  • Altruistic Assisted Living Centre

    Altruistic Assisted Living Centre

    2976 N 58th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210
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    Altruistic Assisted Living Centre is a residential care home located in the metropolis of Milwaukee, WI. Join us at the Milwaukee Ballet, where you'll be treated to both the classics you know and love, as well as new works that will wow you. Milwaukee Ballet is extra special because you'll find they...

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  • Progressive Caring, LLC

    Progressive Caring, LLC

    4968 North 49th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53218
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    Progressive caring LLC is an assisted living community licensed by the State of Wisconsin, with 24 hour awake staff. At Progressive Caring our goal is to provide a individualized and dignified atmosphere; a program that contributes actively to the well-being of the residents. Our environment is...

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  • Davis and Paden Home

    Davis and Paden Home

    4763 N 46th Street - Lower, Milwaukee, WI 53218
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    Davis and Paden Adult Family Home Adult Residential Facility Davis and Paden Adult Family Home is a beautiful, fully-furnished Adult Residential Facility that provides residential care to adults ages 18 years and up, who are unable to provide care for their own need. Davis and Paden Adult Family...

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  • Capitol Terrace

    Capitol Terrace

    4019 North 87th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222
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    This house offers 2 private bedrooms and 1 shared bedroom (2-occupancy) with private bathroom, living room dinning room and kitchen. Facility isn't wheelchair accessible with maximum capacity of 4 co-ed adults.  This house is conveniently located with assess to bus line, with-in walking...

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  • Home Share Parkway House

    Home Share Parkway House

    2780 N. Menomonee River Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI 53222
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    Located in a residential area of the beautiful Menomonee River Parkway, this ranch style Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) provides individualized, personal care for 8 senior residents in a small, home-like environment that was previously a family home. 24-hour awake staff encourages...

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  • Bria of Trinity Village

    Bria of Trinity Village

    7300 W Dean Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53223
    (11)
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    Trinity Village is a leader in senior living offering a complete spectrum of care and lifestyle choices on a single campus. Part independent living, part assisted living, part skilled nursing and part transitional care, we offer a tiered approach to the aging process, accommodating the changing...

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  • Alexian Village of Milwaukee Assisted Living

    Alexian Village of Milwaukee Assisted Living

    9301 N 76th St, Milwaukee, WI 53223
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    Alexian Village offers beautiful surroundings, distinctive services, innovative lifestyle programs and high-quality care which are rooted in the Alexian Brothers 800 year legacy of care and Alexian Village's outstanding hospitality. Alexian Village is a fully accredited 'Continuing Care Retirement...

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  • Wisconsin Lutheran Living Center

    Wisconsin Lutheran Living Center

    9035 N 97th St, Milwaukee, WI 53224
    (4)
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    Wisconsin Lutheran Living Center is a caring, secure Christian environment for older adults who need a helping hand.  Situated along the beautiful Menomonee River Parkway, our residence features 20 single room suites and 4 double room suites.  Each spacious unit has a private bathroom,...

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  • Golden View Assisted Living

    6526 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (3)
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    Golden View Assisted Living is the one place whee seniors can go that supports interacting with peers and encourages residents to get out and move. Located in beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this assisted living facility is the place whee elderly individuals can retain their freedom with the peace...

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  • Blesseth Is The Way

    5424 North 40th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53209
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    Blesseth Is The Way residence is a senior care home found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Milwaukee County. Our home has been customized to a design that effectively supports the comfortable living of seniors. We have a huge compound that allows our seniors adequate space to walk around and relax in. In...

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  • A Safe Place, LLC.

    6229 W. Armitage Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53218
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    Finding the right treatment for your elderly relatives will be simple if you live in the Milwaukee area. You should talk to the staff at A Safe Place, LLC. This is one of the best spots for elder care in the area. They feature a number of people who will know how to tend to the needs of senior...

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  • Smith's Loving Hands LLC

    5538 N 40th St, Milwaukee, WI 53209
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    Smith's Loving Hands LLC is a senior residential care home located in the populous city of Milwaukee, WI and in Milwaukee county. Milwaukee is the largest city in all of Wisconsin and is situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. The group home setting is just a short walk to McGovern Park...

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  • Congress Place

    9025 West Congress Street, Milwaukee, WI 53225
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    Congress Place is located on West Congress Street in Milwaukee. This area of Milwaukee is a tree-lined residential area. Although the quiet neighborhood may seem tucked away from city life, the facility is actually very close to two bus stops. The facility is divided into beautiful apartments, and...

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  • A Better Living Family Service

    6516 N 55th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53223
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    Many elderly residents of Milwaukee may be interested to find out about the opportunities waiting for the at A Better Living Family Service. This is a senior living facility that features some of the top quality care services in the area. There are committed staff members here who actually are...

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  • Silver View Assisted Living

    9215 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53225
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    Silver View Assisted Living is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are the ideal assisted living facility offering a wide range of activities and amenities for our residents. Our activities enable all participants to maintain a healthy lifestyle both physically and socially. At Silver View Assisted...

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  • Divine Living AFH , LLC

    7752 W Brentwood Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53223
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    Divine Living AFH, LLC is a residential care home for seniors located in the lovely and interesting city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin which is in Milwaukee County. As the biggest city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee has numerous cultural and recreational opportunities for residents. These include numerous...

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  • St. Rita Square (Opening Summer 2020)

    728 E Pleasant St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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  • JADA's House Adult Family Home

    3626 N 12th St, Milwaukee, WI 53206
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  • Hadassah Care Homes

    4822 N. 47th St., Milwaukee, WI 53209
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  • Love and Cares

    6710 W. Courtland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53218
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  • Cambridge Castle

    3531 W Grange Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53220
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  • Grantosa Home

    4265 N 104th St, Milwaukee, WI 53222
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  • Defined Health Care Adult Family Home

    Defined Health Care Adult Family Home

    990 W Alpine Lane, Brown Deer, WI 53233
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    Defined Health Care Services LLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is not just an adult care facility—it is a bustling community! Our company is a team of trained and experienced staff who find joy and meaning in our residents’ fulfillment and satisfaction. The staff includes professionals who have been...

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  • HarborChase of Shorewood

    HarborChase of Shorewood

    1111 East Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI 53211
    (11)
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    HarborChase is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community located in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Our community provides a wide range of care levels for seniors living in and around the Northshore area. With beautiful interior design, along with close proximity to Shorewood's fabulous parks, shops, and...

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  • Heartis Village North Shore

    Heartis Village North Shore

    100 W. River Woods Parkway, Glendale, WI 53212
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    Situated in Milwaukee's North Shore near the serene Milwaukee River with Lake Michigan just a few miles away, Heartis Village North Shore is a beautiful backdrop for continuing a life well lived in a community where residents enjoy upscale apartments and amenities offer endless opportunities to live...

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  • Hart Park Square

    Hart Park Square

    6600 W. River Parkway, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
    (7)
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    Hart Park Square is a Laureate Group senior living community located in the heart of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. You’ll experience the peaceful tranquility along beautiful River Parkway, yet you’re minutes away from Tosa Village shops, restaurants, grocery stores, parks, and churches. Our community has...

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  • Meadowmere & Mitchell Manor West Allis

    Meadowmere & Mitchell Manor West Allis

    5301 W. Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI 53219
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    Thank you for considering Meadowmere Assisted Living Apartments and Mitchell Manor Senior Living Community in West Allis ! We offer a full range of health care services to promote healthy living. Are you tired of being cooped up by the cold winter weather? Ask about Meadowmere's Winter move in...

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  • Howard Village

    Howard Village

    2500 E. Howard Avenue, St. Francis, WI 53235
    (15)
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    Howard Village is a Laureate Group senior living community in St. Francis, Wisconsin. Many people at Howard Village come from the communities on Milwaukee’s South Shore, choosing to stay in the area where they have worked, raised their families, and maintained their close friends. It’s an active...

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  • Lincoln Terrace Group Home

    Lincoln Terrace Group Home

    2416 S. 60th Street, West Allis, WI 53219
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    Lincoln Terrace is a large, 8-bed Community Based Residential Facility, serves West Allis Community as a CBRF for over 24 years with commitment to excellence within community-based settings. Lincoln Terrace Group Home is designed to enhance quality of life and independence of our residents. A...

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  • Noble Senior Living at West Allis

    Noble Senior Living at West Allis

    7400 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214
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    Noble Senior Living at West Allis is an assisted living and memory care community located just east of Interstates 94 and 894, in the heart of downtown West Allis, Wisconsin, and 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. West Allis is the home of Allis-Chalmers and the Wisconsin State Fair Park. Noble...

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  • Library Square

    Library Square

    1820 South 75th Street, West Allis, WI 53214
    (13)
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    Library Square is a Laureate Group senior living community in West Allis, Wisconsin. With friendly neighbors such as the West Allis Public Library, the West Allis Senior Center, and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, seniors can enjoy numerous lifestyle activities in our community or around the West...

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  • Matthews of St. Francis

    Matthews of St. Francis

    3620/3660 E. Denton Ave, Saint Francis, WI 53235
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    Matthews of St. Francis has two 20 bed communities side-by-side in a nice quiet neighborhood setting. All units are private studio's with private bathrooms. We highly encourage each resident to furnish and decorate their units with their own personal touch. The community is a licensed CBRF...

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  • Heritage West Allis

    Heritage West Allis

    7901 West National Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214
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    ASSISTED LIVING: Heritage West Allis offers the latest in high design in an elegant yet affordable 40-unit Assisted Living Community. Solid wood doors and trim, granite countertops, and antique bronze finished fixtures appoint this unparalleled choice. Our small size allows us to personalize care...

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  • Cudahy Place Senior Living

    Cudahy Place Senior Living

    3460 East Barnard Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110
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    Cudahy Place Senior Living is perfect for residents who value their independence but would benefit from assistance with daily activities.The community is a warm and friendly place to call home. Our range of services, comfortable setting and caring staff all combine to create a great place to enjoy...

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  • Laurel Oaks

    Laurel Oaks

    1700 W. Bender Rd., Glendale, WI 53209
    (4)
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    Laurel Oaks is a Laureate Group senior living community in a quiet Glendale, Wisconsin neighborhood. Those who live in our community experience a Milwaukee North Shore lifestyle with the convenience and peace of mind that a senior living community setting offers. Choose to easily explore the...

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  • Parkwood Green House

    Parkwood Green House

    6370 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale, WI 53209
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    It's easy to see how Homestead Ridge offers an assisted living experience with a difference. Personalized, quality care and supportive surroundings help create the ideal setting for meeting personal care needs. Friendly, caring and specially trained staff members are here 24 hours a day to meet...

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  • Parkwood Mill House

    6378 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale, WI 53209
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    Our staff is specially trained to care for individuals with dementia and other related impairments.  We provide our residents with a personal care plan and guide them through their day with assistance as needed.   We strive to make each day special and meaningful.

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  • Home Share North Shore House

    Home Share North Shore House

    6807 N Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217
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    Located in a beautiful, residential neighborhood of Fox Point, this Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) provides individualized, personal care for 8 senior residents in a small, home-like environment that was once a family home. 24-hour awake staff encourages residents in being as...

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  • Ramsey Woods

    Ramsey Woods

    3210 East Ramsey Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110
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    Live Life Your Way What’s more WOW-ing than being able to spend life the way you want to? Imagine: waking up every single day with a full range of activities, amenities, and social opportunities waiting just outside your door. Imagine: no longer having to worry about the chores and tasks of...

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  • Luther Manor: A Life Plan Community

    Luther Manor: A Life Plan Community

    4545 N. 92nd Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53225
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    Luther Manor’s Wauwatosa Life Plan Community offers a wide range of programs and services including Independent Living, Supportive Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, Memory Care, Hospice Care, and an Adult Day Program. We know you have options. We are grateful that you’re...

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  • Ruby Castle

    Ruby Castle

    1234 S. 112th St., West Allis, WI 53214
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    RubyCastle is a home designed specifically for seniors in a need of some assistance. It is equipped with two living room areas, a walk-in whirlpool bath, walk-in shower, and pull-cords for immediate assistance. Located in West Allis just off of Greenfield Ave. allows easy access from anyone in...

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  • Camelot

    Camelot

    4900 South 68th Street, Greenfield, WI 53220
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    In the heart of three beautiful acres of wooded property is where you'll find our Camelot Castle surrounded by a moat of trees. Residents can relax in this homey environment conveniently located only a few blocks away from Southridge shopping center and close to the interstate. It's ideal for...

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  • Hickory Park

    Hickory Park

    3933 S Prairie Hill Lane, Greenfield, WI 53228
    (33)
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    Hickory Park Independent & Assisted Living in Greenfield, WI, is in the center of the action in Milwaukee County. Bordering on Hales Corners, Greendale, West Allis, New Berlin and Franklin, this thriving village is the fourth largest community in Milwaukee County. Minutes away from shopping,...

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  • Oak Park Place Wauwatosa

    Oak Park Place Wauwatosa

    1621 Rivers Bend, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
    (46)
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    A new beginning awaits at Oak Park Place in Wauwatosa. It's centrally located just west of Milwaukee off I 94 and the U.S 45 freeway, close to anywhere and everywhere in the Milwaukee metro area! Our nursing home is great due to the amenities, the staff, and the friendly, cozy community environment....

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  • Harbour Village

    Harbour Village

    5700 Mockingbird Lane, Greendale, WI 53129
    (73)
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    Harbour Village is a senior living community in Greendale, Wisconsin that provides independent living, assisted living and memory care services to senior citizens. With a convenient location just outside Milwaukee, Harbour Village retirement community in Greendale offers independent living, assisted...

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  • Sylvan Crossings at Creekside Estates

    Sylvan Crossings at Creekside Estates

    6180 S. Creekside Drive, Cudahy, WI 53110
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    We see in each individual their grand potential to live a life of self-respect and integrity. We also strive to lessen your worry as we provide compassionate skilled care that brings a spirit of independence into the life of your loved one. Our priority is to provide the highest level of care &...

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  • Home Share Oak Ridge House

    2630 N. 118th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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    Providing individualized, personal care for 8 senior residents in a small, home-like environment. Licensed by the state of Wisconsin as a Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). Located in a beautiful, residential neighborhood of Wauwatosa, this was previously a family home. 24-hour awake staff...

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Assisted Living in Milwaukee, WI

Assisted living facilities in Milwaukee provide supervision, community style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADL). These communities promote independence among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. The median monthly cost of assisted living in Milwaukee is $4,705 for the city proper and $4,854 for the metropolitan area. Meanwhile, the median cost of WI assisted living facilities is $4,544. Seniors who desire an independent setting, but also a strong support system and the comfort of some daily assistance, would enjoy senior living in Milwaukee.

Cost of Living in Milwaukee, WI

A city on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee combines waterfront views with active, constantly expanding nightlife and culture. Recently named the “Coolest City in the Midwest” by Vogue, Milwaukee cost of living remains low, despite recent bursts of urban development. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
90 91 $1,061 21.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $115,152 $38,289 No estate tax or inheritance tax

Local Medical Providers

The Milwaukee region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Mayo Clinic Health System Prairie du Chien - This Mayo Clinic location holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and was named Best Hospital statewide and regionally by U.S. News & World Report. Services include audiology, orthopedics, diabetes care, and cardiology.
  • Ascension St. Francis Hospital - This facility is known for its Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Stroke Center. Other specialty areas encompass cancer care, orthopedics, and a 24/7-staffed emergency facility. The hospital also emphasizes its large staff of more than 700 doctors.
  • ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital - This 262-bed facility focuses on specialty areas like spine and nervous system care, cancer rehabilitation, stroke care, and heart and vascular treatment.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Milwaukee, WI is considered hot-summer humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for Milwaukee is 71%. This number peaks in December, with 75% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
71°F 84°F (July) 57°F (July) 26°F 37°F (December) 16°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
48 (Good) 63 in December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 5” (June) 45”

Demographics and Values

Milwaukee leans liberal, and has been a long-standing Democratic stronghold. The technology, healthcare, and brewing industries thrive within the city. Rockwell Automation, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and Roundy’s -- a subsidy of Kroger -- have established themselves as leading employers. ManpowerGroup Global, a fortune 500 company and the third-largest staffing agency in the nation, is headquartered in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is a majority-minority area with a rich, diverse cultural makeup. The city has a local chapter of the NAACP, as well as an involved and passionate Black Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Bronzeville Week celebration pays homage to Black businesses and encourages community support. The Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum chronicles the history and accomplishments of the city’s pivotal, Black leaders. The city’s Juneteenth festival stands out as one of the nation’s most exuberant.

Milwaukee’s South Side overflows with Latin restaurants, including specialties like Cuban and Peruvian cuisine. The Mexican Fiesta occurs annually over three days in August, bringing street food, mariachi bands, and traditional dancers. The Latino Arts program uplifts music, visual art, literature, and other works that reflect Hispanic culture. The Mexican Consulate dedicates itself to community outreach, health care, education, and financial services.

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee traces Jewish experiences and influences throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. The institution regularly hosts events to celebrate the Jewish community, including a Lunch & Learn book club series.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Milwaukee County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
65.48% 28.58% 5.93%

Population Statistics

Population Population density Population trend
590,000 2,389 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.32% since 2010

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
31 21% 8% 4% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
30% 24% 8%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
4.3% 38.8% 18.4% 0.6% <1% 44.6% 4%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
39 16

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9% 65% 14% 27% 5% 5%

Milwaukee is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry. The Advocate named Milwaukee “the most underappreciated gay Mecca in the U.S.,” backed by resources like the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and Sanctuary Restaurants, a long list of eateries focused on creating a safe, affirming atmosphere. The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival spans four days each year, while PrideFest packs three days of comedy, discussion, and rousing drag performances.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Milwaukee has been a leader in the craft beer and brewing industry since the 19th century. This tradition continues today, with both major beer companies -- like Miller -- and clusters of lively, independent gastropubs contributing to the beer lover’s paradise. Lakefront Brewery, one of the premiere producers of organic and gluten-free beer, presents waterfront views, in contrast to the landlocked, cobblestone locale of the Historic Pabst Brewery. This versatility transcends across Milwaukee’s many breweries, making for an eclectic tour.

Milwaukee derives much of its charm from its natural, lakeshore surroundings. The Milwaukee RiverWalk District, the city’s main pedestrian walkway, combines these gorgeous views with quirky, local commerce. The North Point Lighthouse is an iconic staple of Milwaukee architecture and sightseeing, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Visitors can oversee a grand, panoramic expanse, as well as explore a maritime museum. Lake Park, Boerner Botanical Gardens, Mequon Nature Preserve, and many other wildlife havens ensure nature enthusiasts plenty to explore. The city has a notable, 185-acre Audubon Nature Center that strives to provide meaningful interaction with the environment.

Additionally, the city flaunts a renowned museum scene. The Milwaukee Art museum contains 31,000 works, with a focus on German Expressionism, Haitian art, and American art. Milwaukee Public Museum enriches visitors’ historical knowledge, displaying the largest-known dinosaur skull, and permanent exhibitions on Africa, Asia, Europe, the Arctic, Middle America, and the Costa Rican Rainforest. Among the city’s more off-the-wall treasures are the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Transportation

Many people living in Milwaukee count walking among their primary modes of transportation, as the city ranks 13th most walkable in the nation. The 2-mile streetcar connects some of Milwaukee’s most popular neighborhoods, in addition to a more wide-ranging, ADA-accessible bus system. The Milwaukee Intermodal Station has 14 daily Amtrak departures, making for easy getaways to cities like Chicago and Minneapolis.

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