Brookfield, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb of 39,000, is also home to more than 8,000 seniors ages 65 and over. Seniors here enjoy a slower-paced lifestyle while are still within close proximity to the state’s largest city, with its variety of amenities, services and health care. Considered one of the best places to live in Wisconsin, Brookfield has an average cost of living and retirees are also able to hold onto their Social Security earnings tax-free. Although there are a number of parks in Brookfield ideal for outdoor recreation and relaxation, Milwaukee also boasts several prime outdoor spots that combine nature views with
Assisted living costs in Brookfield average $5,073 per month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, but these prices will be different depending on what specific amenities and services the community offers.
Note: Data for Brookfield was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Milwaukee, was used instead.
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Assisted living costs in Brookfield, at an average of $5,073 per month, are higher than the Wisconsin average of $4,400 and the national average of $4,300 as well. Nearby states also have lower assisted living average costs: Minnesota is slightly below the national cost, at $4,283 per month, and Iowa’s costs are even lower, averaging $4,073 per month. And in Illinois, assisted living care costs are still lower than Brookfield’s by approximately $498 per month.
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While higher than the state average, costs for assisted living in Brookfield are similar in price to a number of other metropolitan cities. Madison, the second-largest city in the state, has similar costs, at $4,956, and prices are similar in Sheboygan ($4,950). Racine has slightly lower costs, averaging $4,650 per month, while prices in Oshkosh ($4,908) are closer to Brookfield’s. Costs decrease to $3,800 in Green Bay while Appleton, also north of Brookfield, averages $5,500 per month for care.
In Wisconsin, the Department of Health Services offers several Medicaid waivers. One, the Family Care Partnership Program, may apply to seniors living in, or planning a move to, an assisted living community. In this program, long-term care services are combined with medical and prescription services and all are covered under the Partnership program. Individuals must be Wisconsin citizens, require a nursing-home level of care and meet all Medicaid income eligibility requirements. To learn more, visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
|Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County||(262) 548-7848(866) 677-ADRC||The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County is the first stop for identifying relevant services in the Brookfield area. In addition to benefits counseling and caregiver support, ADRC offers a number of Health and Wellness Workshops, including A Cup of Health, a series of presentations on pertinent health topics delivered alongside coffee, tea and handouts.|
|Wisconsin Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus Non-Emergency Medical Transportation||(866) 907-1493||Wisconsin Non-Emergency Medical Transportation provides curbside service to and from nonemergency medical appointments for seniors under Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus health insurance. This service is available to anyone who has no other means of getting to and from their appointments, which can be routine or urgent in nature, and rides for routine visits must be scheduled at least two days in advance of the appointment.|
|Milwaukee VA Medical Center||(414) 384-2000||The Milwaukee VA Medical Care provides primary care alongside a variety of specialty care services to senior veterans and their dependents living in the Brookfield area. In addition to oncology, neurology, radiation and other speciality services, the VA Medical Center provides dental services, an eye clinic, pharmacy and psychology services. Senior veterans can also participate in the Creative Arts Festival, which showcases artwork done in a variety of mediums. There is also yoga and meditation available as well.|
|Eras Senior Network||(262) 549-3348||The nonprofit Eras Senior Network meets seniors where they are, whether that means wanting to engage as volunteers, wanting to give back to the community or needing care for themselves. Transportation services are available to local destinations, and their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program connects individuals with meaningful opportunities that utilize their particular set of skills and interests. Some of the volunteer opportunities include helping support local food pantries or libraries, working as classroom tutors or providing minor home repair or yard work to homebound seniors.|
|Brookfield Senior Center||(262) 796-6675||Free for seniors 55 and older, membership to the Brookfield Senior Center includes access to a wide variety of programs, activities and services designed to provide meaning and social opportunities to seniors in the area. Some of the eclectic offerings in the weekly programming schedule include woodcarving, ping pong, tai chi and line dancing. Movies, educational presentations and other special events are provided on a monthly basis as well. Seniors can also participate in the Waukesha County Meal program, available to residents 60 and older looking to share a hot noontime meal with others. Donations are encouraged but not required, and reservations need to be made in advance. In addition to weekly and monthly programs and events, the senior center also coordinates special trips to see live entertainment and experience local food.|
Assisted living communities in Brookfield and throughout the state are required to abide by specific guidelines pertaining to accommodations, medication administration and staffing. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services oversees communities, ensuring that these guidelines are met and maintained. To learn more, visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.