Kenosha is located on Lake Michigan’s western shore, at the southern end of Wisconsin. It’s the state’s fourth-largest city and has a population of just under 100,000 people, and seniors account for 12.6% of that total. More than 50% of Kenosha’s population has recently relocated from other regions.
In some cases, assisted living may be the best long-term care option for seniors who do not require the level of medical support provided by a nursing home but need some assistance with daily activities such as grooming and bathing. According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors pay an average of $5,450 per month for assisted living care in Kenosha, which is roughly 17% more expensive than state and national averages.
This guide to assisted living in Kenosha provides a cost comparison to other cities in Wisconsin, as well as a listing of local senior assistance programs and financial aid options.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Kenosha
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Wisconsin. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Kenosha
The median monthly cost of assisted living in Kenosha is $5,450.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Kenosha
At $5,450 per month, Kenosha’s average price for assisted living is $950 higher than the U.S. average, $4,500, and $850 higher than the Wisconsin average, $4,600.
The United States
Kenosha has the state’s highest assisted living costs. Population center Milwaukee is closest to Kenosha’s prices at $5,324 a month, while centrally located Appleton is not too far behind at $5,138. In the state capital, Madison, seniors pay an average of $4,800 a month, $650 less than in Kenosha. Sheboygan, on the state’s eastern border, and Janesville, on the state’s southern border, report fairly similar prices of $4,625 and $4,600, respectively. Residents of Green Bay pay $4,450 per month, and residents of Wausau see the state’s lowest reported price, at $4,125.
NOTE:Data for Kenosha was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Racine, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kenosha
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is a free resource for seniors and those with disabilities, providing a wide range of information and assistance. It offers grocery shopping assistance and free deliveries, free meals and benefits assistance that helps seniors access health care.
Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services offer a number of programs to meet the needs of the senior community. Its Information and Assistance Specialists provide support with accessing health insurance, loaning out medical equipment free of charge and counseling. The organization also runs a fall prevention program and provides affordable transportation.
Wisconsin Veterans Home in southeastern Wisconsin provides senior veterans with affordable residences and comprehensive nursing services. Its range of medical services includes doctors’ visits, social worker care, medical transportation and skilled nursing.
The National Council on Aging helps low-income seniors with their daily expenses and assistance with purchasing prescription medication, medical care, food and heating. It helps older adults enroll in Medicare and Medicaid and prescription drug plans and sources benefits that assist seniors with food parcels and receiving proper nutrition. Its benefits programs also help to pay for medical costs, including vision, dental and hearing.
Kenosha Senior Center keeps older adults socially engaged and enhances their quality of life through weekly woodwork, exercise and arts and crafts classes, monthly dances and regular senior trips. It also provides frozen meals and hot and cold meals that are available for collection.
Kenosha Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Kenosha area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.