Assisted Living in Mequon, WI
At 23.5% of the city’s population, seniors account for a larger portion of Mequon’s 25,142 residents than older adults do nationwide. The city’s violent crime rate is less than a third of the national average, and with more than twice as many physicians per resident than the national number, older adults in Mequon may have an easier time than most seniors do finding a primary care physician they connect with. Between Lake Michigan and Mequon Nature Preserve, there are a variety of fun outdoor activities to suit seniors of all ability levels. Because it’s less than 20 miles north of Milwaukee, Mequon’s seniors are only a short drive from numerous museums, malls, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Between Mequon and nearby areas, seniors can choose from 20 assisted living communities. While rates can vary depending on an individual’s medical requirements and preferences, the Genworth Cost of Care Survey found the majority of the area’s assisted living residents pay around $5,073 a month for their care.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mequon, WI
The Cost of Assisted Living in Mequon
On average, Mequon’s seniors pay $673 more for assisted living than older adults across the state and $773 more than seniors across the nation. Out of Wisconsin’s neighboring states, Iowa has the most affordable assisted living rates at an average of $4,073 a month, followed by Minnesota and Illinois, which have median care costs of $4,283 and $4,575 a month, respectively.
Green Bay’s $3,800 average monthly cost of assisted living is among Wisconsin’s most affordable; meanwhile, barely 30 miles southwest in Appleton, seniors are paying one of the state’s highest average assisted living rates, $5,500 a month. Compared to Mequon’s seniors, older adults in Madison are saving about $117 each month, and Oshkosh’s seniors are saving $165. In Wausau, the median cost of assisted living is $4,100 a month, and in La Crosse, assisted living averages $3,845.
Note: Data for Mequon was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Milwaukee, was used instead.
Mequon Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Seniors who meet Medicaid’s income requirements could have some of their assisted living care expenses covered by one of Wisconsin’s Medicaid’s home and community-based services. In the Family Care long-term care program, participants are allowed to receive care services where they live, including at an assisted living community.
Visit our Assisted Living in Wisconsin state page to learn more about programs the state offers to help pay for assisted living.
Mequon Assisted Living Resources
|Long-Term Care Ombudsman||(800) 815-0015||The Long-Term Care Ombudsman provides free consulting to seniors seeking information on specific assisted living communities and ways to pay for care. Once they’re residents, seniors can file complaints with the Ombudsman, who will investigate allegations of abuse and other matters infringing on the rights of Wisconsin’s assisted living residents. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman also works with lawmakers to provide guidance on how relevant legislation can support the best interests of the state’s seniors residing in long-term care facilities.|
|Ozaukee County Veterans Services Offices||(262) 238-8326||Mequon’s retired service members can reach out to the Ozaukee County Veterans Services Offices to get assistance accessing their military benefits. For Mequon’s veterans traveling to see their doctor at the Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee, the office can arrange discounted transportation.|
|Retired & Senior Volunteer Program||(262) 376-5362||Participating in the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program gives Mequon’s older adults the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community by applying the skills and expertise they’ve gained over their lives to meaningful service. Volunteering needs span a variety of organizations, and the program can make reasonable accommodations for seniors with some disabilities.|
|Home Delivered Meals||(262) 284-8120||Mequon’s seniors at risk of malnutrition can enroll in the Home Delivered Meals program to have hot, nutritionally well-balanced meals brought straight to their doors. To qualify, seniors must be at least 60 years of age, homebound and lack the ability to go grocery shopping or cook their own food.|
|Aging & Disability Resource Center||(262) 284-8120||At the A.D.R.C., older adults in Mequon can get assistance applying for a variety of programs to help them stay healthy and independent throughout retirement. Assistance navigating state insurance plans, applying for in-home assistance and learning about requirements for local nutrition programs are just a few of the many services the agency provides.|
Mequon Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is the government entity responsible for regulating assisted living communities in Mequon and throughout the state. Learn more about the state’s assisted living laws by visiting our Assisted Living in Wisconsin state page.