Assisted Living in Kenosha, Wisconsin
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.
Kenosha has a humid continental climate with warm summers, icy, windy winters and year-round cloud cover. The four downtown museums, the Kenosha Public Museum, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, the Kenosha Civil War Museum and the Kenosha History Center, are all Smithsonian Institution affiliates. The city is also home to two hospitals, the Froedtert South Kenosha Medical Center Campus and the Aurora Medical Center. Kenosha has 8 miles of public land along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, as well as 74 municipal parks that cover an area of just under 800 acres.
The average cost of assisted living in Kenosha is $4,788, although prices vary according to the amenities and services offered by each facility.
Note: Data for Kenosha was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Racine, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Kenosha, Wisconsin
The Cost of Assisted Living in Kenosha
At a monthly assisted living cost of $4,788, Kenosha’s median is $438 higher than the state average. Wisconsin has the highest assisted living cost in the region, with neighboring Minnesota featuring the region’s lowest monthly median, more than $500 lower than Wisconsin. Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana share very similar monthly averages of $4,000, $4,078, $4,170 and $4,100, respectively.
There is some variation in costs among Wisconsin’s cities. Kenosha has the state’s most expensive assisted living cost, at $4,788 monthly, while neighboring Milwaukee’s is several hundred dollars lower, at $4,485. The state capital, Madison, has a median cost almost $1,000 lower than Kenosha’s, while Green Bay and Appleton to the north have very similar costs of $4,400 and $4,473, respectively. Wasau, in Wisconsin’s center, has the state’s lowest monthly median, at $4,000.
Kenosha Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Wisconsin provides a Medicaid health insurance program that covers nursing home care for low-income seniors and in-home personal care through its Medical Assistance Personal Care program. This program provides assistance with the activities of daily living in the senior’s home or an assisted living facility. The state also has a SeniorCare Pharmaceutical Assistance Program that allows seniors to purchase medication at a reduced cost.
Learn more about these programs on our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page.
Kenosha Assisted Living Resources
|Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center ||(262) 605-6646||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 ||(262) 658-3508||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 at Union Grove ||(262) 878-6700||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. |
|National Council on Aging ||(571) 527-3900||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 ||(262) 359-6260||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
Kenosha assisted living communities must comply with state laws and regulations around health and safety standards, staffing, medication administration and accommodations as stipulated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin page to learn more about these laws and regulations.