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Assisted Living in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison surrounds a pair of lakes, providing beautiful views and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities for active adults. Its growing population of almost 270,000 residents includes nearly 32,400 seniors aged 65 or older. Older adults stay engaged with the city’s many free events and benefit from its 11 accredited hospitals, including the nationally-ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals. Madison’s combined sales tax rate is among the lowest in the nation. It has an above-average overall AARP livability score, with high marks for air quality, local transit service frequency and easy park access. 

Assisted living is ideal for older adults needing various personal and medical care levels. The home-like settings promote residents’ independence while offering services to help them with daily living activities. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, Madison’s monthly average assisted living cost is $4,800, lower than the state and national averages. 

This guide offers a helpful overview of assisted living in Madison. Readers receive information on the average assisted living costs in nearby cities compared to Madison and descriptions of several free or low-cost resources designed for seniors.

28 Assisted Living communities in Madison, WI | 12 nearby communities

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1. Oak Park Place Madison

718 Jupiter Drive, Madison, WI, 53718

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale Madison West

413 South Yellowstone Drive, Madison, WI, 53719

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Madison Pointe

705 Ziegler Rd, Madison, WI, 53714

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Tennyson Retirement Living

1936 Tennyson Ln Madison, WI, Madison, WI, 53704

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Traditions of Madison

734 Mesta Ln, Madison, WI, 53704

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $4500 / mo

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Senior Helpers, Madison, WI

6. Senior Helpers

4726 East Towne Blvd Suite 120, Madison, WI, 53704

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Agape Senior Services

555 Donofrio Dr, Suite 2, Madison, WI, 53719

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Wickshire Madison

1601 Wheeler Road, Madison, WI, 53704

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Chamomile I Assisted Living Ltd, Madison, WI

9. Chamomile I Assisted Living Ltd

842 Jupiter Drive, Madison, WI, 53718

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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North Bay Lodge, Madison, WI

10. North Bay Lodge

3602 Memorial Drive, Madison, WI, 53704

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Cedarhurst of Madison

5601 Burke Road, Madison, WI, 53718

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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Appletree Villas, Madison, WI

12. Appletree Villas

2875 Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison, WI, 53713

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Encore Senior Villa, Madison, WI

13. Encore Senior Villa

5008 McKenna Rd, Madison, WI, 53716

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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Arc Maternal & Infant Program, Madison, WI

14. Arc Maternal & Infant Program

4202 Monona Dr, Madison, WI, 53716

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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Hope Haven, Madison, WI

15. Hope Haven

702 S High Point Rd, Madison, WI, 53719

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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Haack'S Tendercare, Madison, WI

16. Haack’S Tendercare

3122 Old Gate Rd, Madison, WI, 53704

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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Tellurian Ucan Res., Madison, WI

17. Tellurian Ucan Res.

300 Femrite Dr, Madison, WI, 53716

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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Elder Haus Of Fitchburg, Madison, WI

18. Elder Haus Of Fitchburg

2934 Chapel Valley Rd, Madison, WI, 53711

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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Encore Senior Village, Madison, WI

19. Encore Senior Village

2940 Chapel Valley Rd, Madison, WI, 53711

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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Arbordale, Madison, WI

20. Arbordale

2821 Todd Dr, Madison, WI, 53713

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Arc- Paterson, Madison, WI

21. Arc- Paterson

202 N Paterson St, Madison, WI, 53703

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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Arc- Dayton St., Madison, WI

22. Arc- Dayton St.

2009 E Dayton St, Madison, WI, 53704

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Woodland House, Inc., Madison, WI

23. Woodland House, Inc.

1106 Woodland Way, Madison, WI, 53711

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Westshire Village At The Lake, Madison, WI

24. Westshire Village At The Lake

5477 Westshire Cir, Madison, WI, 53597

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Whitcomb Square Apartments, Madison, WI

25. Whitcomb Square Apartments

4929 Whitcomb Dr, Madison, WI, 53711

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Chamomile Assisted Living, Ltd, Madison, WI

26. Chamomile Assisted Living, Ltd

22 Milo Ln, Madison, WI, 53714

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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27. BrightStar Senior Living of Madison

6550 Schroeder Rd, Madison, WI, 53711

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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BrightStar Senior Living of Madison, Madison, WI

28. BrightStar Senior Living of Madison

6550 Schroeder Road , Madison, WI, 53711

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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12 matching communities nearby Madison

1. The Waterford at Fitchburg

5440 Caddis Bend, Fitchburg, WI, 53711

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Heritage Monona

111 Owen Road, Monona, WI, 53716

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Avalon Assisted Living & Memory Care Community

2879 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI, 53713

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Heritage Middleton

6234 Maywood Avenue, Middleton, WI, 53562

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Prairie Gardens

900 OKeefe, Sun Prairie, WI, 53590

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Talamore Senior Living

275 North City Station Drive, Sun Prairie, WI, 53590

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Faith Living Center

131 Clarmar Drive, Sun Prairie, WI, 53590

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Stoughton Meadows

2321 Jackson St, Stoughton, WI, 53589

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Brookdale Middleton Century Ave

6916 Century Avenue, Middleton, WI, 53562

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Sylvan Crossings in Westshire Village

5475 Westshire Circle, Waunakee, WI, 53597

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. McFarland Villa

5206 Paulson Ct, Mc Farland, WI, 53558

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Sylvan Crossings at Chapel Valley

5765 Chapel Valley Rd, Fitchburg, WI, 53711

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Madison

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 Madison

Madison’s average assisted living cost is $4,800 per month, but this amount varies by assisted living communities based on amenities, services and other factors. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Madison 

Assisted living in Madison is higher than the state average of $4,600 by $200. It’s also higher than the national average of $4,500 by $300 a month. 

$4800

Madison

$4600

Wisconsin

$4500

The United States

Madison’s above-average assisted living cost is more expensive than several other cities in Wisconsin. Average prices in Wausau and Fond du Lac are among the lowest compared at $4,125 and $4,175, respectively. Eau Claire and Green Bay also boast average costs cheaper than Madison at $4,375 and $4,450. Sheboygan is closer in price at $4,625 per month. 

However, Madison doesn’t have the highest cost in the state. Oshkosh is higher at $5,157, followed by Milwaukee at $5,324. Racine has the most expensive average at $5,450 per month. 

$4800

Madison

$4125

Wausau

$4175

Fond du Lac

$4375

Eau Claire

$4450

Green Bay

$4625

Sheboygan

$5157

Oshkosh

$5324

Milwaukee

$5450

Racine

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Madison

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:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Wisconsin.

Madison Assisted Living Resources

Resource

Contact

Description

UW–Madison Continuing Studies: Senior Learning Programs

(608) 262-1156

The Senior Learning Program in UW–Madison Continuing Studies offers continuing education programs for adults aged 50 and older in the greater Madison area. They may join non-credit classes covering writing, history and languages, among others. Adults aged 60 and older also may participate in free Senior Guest Auditing of UW-Madison courses with the instructor’s approval. Other programs include participatory learning experiences through Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), a senior learning organization. Retired UW faculty also present the Eloquence and Eminence program, an award-winning lecture series.

Area Agency on Aging (AAA) of Dane County

(608) 261-9930

The Area Agency on Aging of Dane County supports seniors aged 60 and older. While it gears many services toward helping seniors remain in their homes, AAA offers some beneficial assisted living programs. These services may include its Elder Benefit Specialist Program, prescription drug programs, Evidence-Based Health Promotion Workshops and a legal services program.

Madison Senior Center

(608) 266-6581

The Madison Senior Centers offers a range of programs to help keep seniors active and engaged. Some regular activities include clubs and groups, cultural events, health and fitness, entertainment, lifelong learning and special events.

RSVP of Dane County

(608) 238-7787

RSVP provides volunteer opportunities for seniors aged 55 or older who want to give back to their community. Volunteering also allows participants to stay active, meet new friends and feel satisfied knowing they’re making a difference. RSVP matches opportunities with its volunteers’ interests and schedules. Common options include foster grandparenting, tutoring children, driving seniors and volunteering at one of more than 85 community nonprofit and government organizations.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

(800) 815-0015

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman assists long-term care facility residents by responding to complaints against these facilities, such as care issues within residential facilities or managed long-term care program services. Ombudsmen work with residents, their families and agencies to investigate and resolve problems. They also provide information, consultations and referrals to improve the quality of care in long-term facilities, including assisted living.

Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

(608) 243-5690

The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging provides scientifically proven self-management education programs that help aging adults improve their self-care. Programs of interest include diabetes prevention, healthy living with chronic pain, living well with chronic conditions, physical activity for lifelong success and tai chi. It also offers a seven-week falls prevention program called Stepping On, specially designed for older adults.

Wisconsin Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Madison 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.