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Guide to Senior Living in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a total population of 5.8 million, and around 989,000, or 17%, of its residents are aged 65 or older. This number is projected to increase by 72% between 2015 and 2040, especially in rural areas. By 2040, older adults will represent more than 21% of the population in the majority of Wisconsin’s counties, and in 18 counties, it’s expected that at least 33% of the total population will be 65 or older.

Currently, there are more than 1,800 residential senior living facilities across the state. This number is expected to rise, which will give older adults access to even more senior living options. The average cost for assisted living in the state is $4,350 per month, which is higher than the national average, although some areas are more affordable than others. There are also programs available to help seniors manage the cost of senior living. This guide includes information about the cost of care, financial resources available and local programs and agencies that can support seniors in need.