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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sienna Castle

    Sienna Castle

    9640 W Layton Ave, Greenfield, WI 53228
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    Sienna Castle is a quiet home easily accessible from all Milwaukee- metropolitan areas. This home is uniquely designed to encourage residents to socialize as a group and feel as they are part of a family. With a scenic back yard setting and a comfortable living area it is no doubt that our residents...

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  • Maxson Manor, Inc.

    11250 W. Coldspring Rd., Greenfield, WI 53228
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    Maxson Manor is a quiet, homelike atmosphere offering private rooms for eight residents. When loved ones can no longer care for themselves or their safety is threatened by living alone Maxson Manor can be the solution. Our goal is to provide unique and individualized care for the seniors who reside...

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  • Emerald Castle

    Emerald Castle

    11125 West Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI 53228
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    Our Emerald Castle is designed specifically for individuals in need of some assistance. Our hallways and doorways are wider making wheelchair access trouble-free, and a walk-in whirlpool tub or walk-in shower intended for convenience. The private suites and bathrooms, all equipped with pull cords...

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  • Castle Ridge

    Castle Ridge

    10133 Brookside Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130
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    Castle Ridge is a uniquely designed, Frank Lloyd Wright, home set in the heart of a very quiet neighborhood. This comfortable home is a perfect setting for seniors to receive assistance and still feel part of the community. A home with walls of natural light pouring in from every corner and...

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  • Castle Gardens

    Castle Gardens

    5900 South 92nd Street, Hales Corners, WI 53130
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    Castle Gardens is a gorgeous home nestled into a quiet upscale neighborhood. It's located on the edge of Whitnall Park and mirrors the Botanical Gardens reflecting all nature has to offer. One is sure to see an array of wildlife in the comfort of a home environment. Castle Gardens has two living and...

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  • CLE - Layton Court

    CLE - Layton Court

    12320 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, WI 53228
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    Founded in 1987, Creative Living Environments is one of the pioneer in providing small, caring, residential homes for older adults. We cater to those who need more assistance and supervision than what they would receive in their own homes, yet do not require skilled nursing care. At Creative Living...

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  • CLE - Rainbow Terrace

    CLE - Rainbow Terrace

    15831 W Santa Rosa Blvd, New Berlin, WI 53151
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    Founded in 1987, Creative Living Environments is one of the pioneer in providing small, caring, residential homes for older adults. We cater to those who need more assistance and supervision than what they would receive in their own homes, yet do not require skilled nursing care. At Creative Living...

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  • Auberry House, Inc.

    Auberry House, Inc.

    10320 S. Hummingbird Ln., Oak Creek, WI 53154
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    Auberry, Inc. is a residential care home located in beautiful Oak Creek, Wisconsin in Milwaukee County. Our home is in a quiet residential area with a true homelike atmosphere for our residents. Oak Creek has small-town charm, but offers amenities unmatched by larger cities. Twenty-three parks...

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  • Victorian Castle

    Victorian Castle

    19700 W Cleveland Ave, New Berlin, WI 53146
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    Nestled on 27 acres of private land, this exquisite home is designed for older adults in need of assistance to experience freedom on a whole new level. Offering private rooms with private bathrooms, a walk-in whirlpool spa, and a wrap-around screened in deck for bug-free outdoor activities are only...

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  • CLE - Clarion Manor

    CLE - Clarion Manor

    21325 Clarion Lane, Waukesha, WI 53186
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    Founded in 1987, Creative Living Environments is one of the pioneer in providing small, caring, residential homes for older adults. We cater to those who need more assistance and supervision than what they would receive in their own homes, yet do not require skilled nursing care. At Creative Living...

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  • Ski's Adult Family Home

    Ski's Adult Family Home

    3010 State Hwy 141, Pound, WI 54161
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    Ski's Adult Wellness Family Home provides the highest quality of care for up to four residents at a time. Our staff is professional, compassionate and is committed to making sure that every resident's needs are met. Ski accepts individuals that are (AA) Advanced aged (60+ years), (DD)...

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  • Port Haven

    Port Haven

    334 S. Garfield Avenue, Port Washington, WI 53074
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    Port Haven is a 6 bed assisted living home located in Port Washington, 1 mile east of I-43. We specialize in long term care for the elderly,dementia/Alzheimer's,physically disabled and terminally ill. Our goal is to provide a warm,loving family style care environment while promoting each individuals...

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  • A Loving Care

    A Loving Care

    2710 Westlawn Ave, Racine, WI 53405
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    A Loving Care Group Homes LLC Description of Services offered: 24-hour care on site Leisure time services Private bedrooms Daily Activities Independent living skills, training including activities of daily living Assistance with medications and controlled medications Ø Health and monitoring Services...

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  • Sky Residential- Berwyn

    7425 Berwyn Ave, Glendale, WI 53209
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    Sky Residential - Berwyn is located in Glendale, WI in Milwaukee County. This residential care home provides the assistance that you are looking for each day in an area that is peaceful. Those who spend time in Glendale enjoy all that it and the surrounding area offers including Sprecher Brewing Co....

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  • Autumn Living South

    4340 S 116th Street, Greenfield, WI 53228
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    Welcome to Autumn Living South, an assisted living home for the elderly, located in the suburb of Greenfield, just a few miles outside of Milwaukee. We have been providing top quality senior care since 2005 and are known for being a leader in the assisted living market. At our peaceful home-like...

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  • Sky Residential- Franklin

    8104 S 35th Street, Franklin, WI 53132
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    Sky Residential - Franklin is located in Franklin, WI in Milwaukee County. This residential care home provides the assistance that you are seeking each day in an area that is filled with things to do. Those who spend time in Franklin enjoy checking out all that it offers including Wehr Nature Center...

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  • SkyResidential- Brookside

    2405 S Brookside Parkway, New Berlin, WI 53151
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    One thing you'll never find at Sky Residential Brookside in New Berlin, Wisconsin is 'custodial' senior care. We believe that our elderly residents are healthier when they're happy, and our focus is creating a balance between the individual care each one needs and an enjoyable lifestyle. Brookside...

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  • Will Starr Mequon House

    7412 W Donges Bay Road, Mequon, WI 53092
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    Will Starr Mequon House is a residential care home located in the tiny city of Mequon, Wisconsin, and is part of Ozaukee County. This hidden gem is only 49 square miles, and lies along the western shore of Lake Michigan. Tranquil and still relatively untouched, this city is mostly made up from two...

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  • Sky Residential- Grace

    4413 W Grace Ave, Mequon, WI 53092
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    Located in Mequon, Wisconsin, Sky Residential-Grace is a residential care home dedicated to serving seniors in Milwaukee and Ozaukee County and surrounding areas. Mequon was named 19th among the 100 Best Small Cities in the United States by CNN Money in 2005. If you like small town living, with...

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  • Will Starr Cedarburg House

    N50 W7050 Western Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
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    Will Starr Cedarburg House is a residential care home located in the historic town of Cedarburg, WI. We're excited to welcome you to this town, complete with its own unique charm. Nestled alongside the shores of Lake Michigan, it still has the classic small town feel. Enjoy a stroll through the...

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  • Harrison Home

    W72 N675 Harrison Avenue, Cedarburg, WI 53012
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    The Harrison Home The Harrison House is located in East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania, not far from the Green Hills Golf course. Beautiful Chester County is the home of the Valley Forge National Historical Park. At the Harrison Home, we have independent living hosing, and assisted living facilities. Our...

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  • Hamburg Home

    1951 1st Ave, Grafton, WI 53024
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    If you are looking for a good assisted living facility, then you might want to consider the Hamburg Home. The Hamburg Home is located in Grafton, Wisconsin, and it would be the perfect assisted living facility for anyone who is in need of assistance. One of the great things about the Hamburg home is...

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  • Bresha Serenity House

    5638 Byrd Ave, Racine, WI 53406
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    Located in Racine, Wisconsin, Bresha Serenity House is an assisted living facility and senior care center on Byrd Road. We know that the residents who come to use suffer from different levels of physical fitness and illness, which is why we offer more than one type of care. We bill ourselves as a...

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  • Dekora Springs

    214 W Dekora St, Saukville, WI 53080
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    Dekora Springs is a senior residential care home located in the quaint village of Saukville, WI. Located in historic Ozaukee County it is home to less than 5000 people, and the small town spirit is alive and well in the tranquil setting. One of the jewels of the surrounding area is the Riveredge...

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  • Bergen Manor

    522 W Bergen Dr, Fox Point, WI 53217
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Care Homes in Milwaukee, WI

Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

The median monthly cost for a care home in Milwaukee is about $6,300 within the metropolitan area. In the state of Wisconsin overall, the median monthly cost for a room in a care home is about $2,887. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary significantly.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help you find the right residential care home in Milwaukee for you or your loved one.

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 community 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 community. The hospital also emphasizes its large staff of more than 700 doctors.
  • ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital - This 262-bed community 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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