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Senior housing types near Milwaukee, WI

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 NOW OPEN

    St. Rita Square NOW OPEN

    728 E Pleasant St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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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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  • 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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  • Meadowmere & Mitchell Manor West Allis

    Meadowmere & Mitchell Manor West Allis

    5301 W. Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI 53219
    (21)
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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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  • 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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  • Heritage West Allis

    Heritage West Allis

    7901 West National Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214
    (36)
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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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  • 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
    (7)
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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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  • Azura Memory Care of Fox Point (Opening Fall 2020)

    Azura Memory Care of Fox Point (Opening Fall 2020)

    7770 North Port Washington Rd, Fox Point, WI 53217
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    At Azura, we promise each resident will experience a personalized MOSAIC of exceptional care and engagement, based on our core values: RESPECT, RECOVERY, INNOVATION, RETAIN, and BE EXCEPTIONAL. Our Fox Point community is purposefully designed to meet the needs of those with dementia and to support...

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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
    (2)
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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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  • 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
    (20)
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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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  • Bluemound Home

    Bluemound Home

    12231 W Bluemound Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
    (3)
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    The Bluemound Home is our 20 bed home we accept residents who are both ambulatory and semi-ambulatory. Our residents can use canes, walkers or wheelchairs.The second floor is easily accessible by elevator.  Every room is private,with own bathroom. Families may decorate and bring in own furniture and...

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  • Layton Terrace

    Layton Terrace

    9200 West Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI 53228
    (15)
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    Layton Terrace is a Laureate Group senior living community committed to serving those in Greenfield, Wisconsin. Many throughout Southeastern Milwaukee come to Layton Terrace because it’s in the heart of it all — 84SOUTH and Southridge Mall for shopping and restaurants, nearby beautiful parks, and...

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  • The Grand Hills Castle

    The Grand Hills Castle

    13050 Cleveland Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53151
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    This is a beautiful new assisted living facility that specializes in caring for seniors. The facility sits on 6 acres of wooded property that butts right up to the golf course. There are 19 Assisted Living apartments and 24 Memory Care suites. The facility captures all the benefits of a small...

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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 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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  • Heritage Court - Menomonee Falls

    Heritage Court - Menomonee Falls

    N48 W14250 Hampton Ave., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
    (18)
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    Heritage Court Memory Care Community is located in the southeast portion of beautiful Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. We specialize in the care of residents with Alzheimer's disease or related memory loss. Our two 18-suite neighborhoods offer residents private furnished or unfurnished accommodations in...

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  • Lakewood Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    Lakewood Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    4065 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005
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    Committed to being the leader in providing quality personal services for our residents, while honoring the experience of aging. Lakewood Alzheimer's Special Care Center offers a distinctive memory care program called Meaningful Moments which takes a holistic approach incorporating past routines and...

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  • Heartis Village of Brookfield

    Heartis Village of Brookfield

    16040 W Greenfield Ave, Brookfield, WI 53005
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    At our Heartis Village communities, we celebrate life, individuality, growth, learning, diversity, social prosperity and overall well-being. When you hear the term “Vibrant Life!” from a staff member or a resident, you’ll notice the phrase is encased with excitement and enthusiasm. That’s because...

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  • Azura of Brookfield at Mierow Farm (Opening Fall 2020)

    Azura of Brookfield at Mierow Farm (Opening Fall 2020)

    16030 W Capital Dr, Brookfield, WI 53005
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    At Azura, we recognize that every part of a person’s day creates a beautiful MOSAIC that when properly put together supports them to live vibrantly. Using our MOSAIC philosophy, we strive to ensure that we know how we can personalize each resident’s care and find moments of joy to enhance their...

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  • Franciscan Villa

    Franciscan Villa

    3601 S Chicago Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    (5)
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     Franciscan Villa is a not-for-profit health organization that provides a continuum of care through: Spiritual services. We are committed to honoring the different faith traditions and diverse spiritualities of all our residents, and we offer weekly Mass in our chapel and monthly Protestant services...

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  • Brookdale Brookfield Capitol Drive

    Brookdale Brookfield Capitol Drive

    15100 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005
    (22)
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    At our memory care community, we believe no matter where an individual is on life’s journey, each has the right to continue living in a dignified manner and enjoying meaningful experiences every day. As you consider memory care for your loved one, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in our safe...

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  • New Perspective Senior Living | North Shore

    New Perspective Senior Living | North Shore

    8875 N 60th St, Brown Deer, WI 53223
    (19)
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    Founded in 1998, New Perspective Senior Living (NPSL) is a family owned company that operates and develops Senior Living Communities throughout the Midwest. Our foundational belief—that all seniors deserve attentive, personalized, respectful care that support Living Life with Purpose and aging with...

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  • Heritage at Deer Creek

    Heritage at Deer Creek

    3585 South 147th Street, New Berlin, WI 53151
    (32)
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    ASSISTED LIVING: Heritage at Deer Creek is an elegant, yet affordable 43 unit Assisted Living Community located in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Choose between studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Within each apartment is a kitchenette, private bath and walk in shower, individually controlled...

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  • Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek

    Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek

    8772 S Mayhew Dr, Oak Creek, WI 53154
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    Transforming the Culture of Memory Care Providing compassionate care begins with a secure, warm setting. When people with memory loss feel at home, they respond more positively and interact more with others. Our relationship-based care philosophy called MOSAIC recognizes each person is an...

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  • The Waters of Oak Creek

    The Waters of Oak Creek

    S 8000 Market Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154
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    The Waters of Oak Creek opened in June 2019. The community features 136 apartment homes within an elegantly designed 4-story building located in the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek, WI. We offer Independent Senior Living, Assisted Living (RCAC) and Memory Care (CBRF.) The Waters of Oak...

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  • Oak Park Place - Oak Creek

    Oak Park Place - Oak Creek

    1980 W Rawson Ave,, Oak Creek, WI 53154
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    Oak Park Place is excited to announce its newest Senior Living community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin ! Oak Park Place will provides both Assisted Living and Memory Care services at our location on Rawson Avenue, just off I-94. We focus on offering opportunities for residents to maintain their lifestyle...

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  • The Auberge at Oak Village

    The Auberge at Oak Village

    W128 N6900 Northfield Dr, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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    The Auberge at Oak Village is a neighborhood specially designed to serve the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Every day we make it a goal to go above and beyond to enrich the lives of our residents. The staff is committed to delivering a...

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  • New Perspective Senior Living | Brookfield

    New Perspective Senior Living | Brookfield

    16720 West Greenfield Avenue, Brookfield, WI 53005
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    New Perspective | Brookfield is located just South of I-94 on Greenfield Avenue, between Calhoun and Moreland Roads. The attractive cottages create a sense of familiarity and comfort that puts residents at ease. The family style settings and lovely secure courtyards are the perfect environments for...

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  • Brookdale Brookfield Assisted Living/Crossings

    Brookdale Brookfield Assisted Living/Crossings

    660 Woelfel Road, Brookfield, WI 53045
    (36)
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    When you’re ready to retire your housekeeping duties and home maintenance headaches and embrace all that retirement has to offer, then our community is ready and waiting for you. We are a dynamic assisted living community in Brookfield, Wis., just a short drive to Milwaukee, that also provides care...

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Nursing Homes in Milwaukee, WI

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but are not in need of hospital-level care.

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Milwaukee nursing home is around $10,889, and the median monthly cost of a private home in a nursing home withins the state of Wisconsin is about $9,399, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, Milwaukee, WI offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right 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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