The Wisconsin Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Wisconsin. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $25.00 an hour for home care to $9,399 a month for skilled nursing care, Wisconsin is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Wisconsin Key Statistics

  • 23.9% of the Wisconsin population is aged 60 or over with 11.7% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With property taxes being the sixth-highest in the U.S., it is one of the least tax friendly states for retirees, with the average state sales levy set at 5.44% and an average property tax set at $1,924 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 53.9% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Wisconsin senior (65+) is $40,383.
  • 120,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Wisconsin.

Choosing Long Term Care in Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Wisconsin is $25.00, making Wisconsin more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Wisconsin Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Wisconsin is $1,560 per month making Wisconsin less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Wisconsin Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Wisconsin is $4,350 per month making Wisconsin more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Wisconsin Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Wisconsin is $9,399 per month making Wisconsin more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Wisconsin Senior Services

Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Programs and Services for Older Adults

Address: 1 West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-266-1865

TTY: 711 or 800-947-3529

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Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

Address: 1414 Mac Arthur Road, Suite B, Madison, WI  53714

Phone: (608) 243-5690

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Wisconsin State Plan on Aging

Wisconsin Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report Elder Abuse call your local Elder Abuse Agency

Wisconsin Support for Caregivers

Wisconsin Senior Disaster Preparedness

Wisconsin Health Care Fraud

Wisconsin Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Board on Aging and Long Term Care – Long Term Ombudsman

Address: 1402 Pankratz Street, Suite 111, Madison, WI 53704-4001

Phone: 800-815-0015

Fax: 608-246-7001

Wisconsin Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Wisconsin Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Wisconsin Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Wisconsin Prescription Assistance

Wisconsin County and Tribal Aging Offices

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources

Address: 1414 MacArthur Rd., Madison, WI 53714
Phone: (608) 243-5670
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Area Agency on Aging of Dane County
Address: 2865 North Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 261-9930
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Milwaukee County Department on Aging
Address: 1220 West Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone: (414) 289-6010
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Buffalo County Aging Unit
Address: 407 South Second Street, Alma, WI 54610
Phone: (608) 685-4412
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Chippewa County Department of Aging
Address: 711 North Bridge St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: (715) 726-7777
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Crawford County Senior Resources
Address: 225 North Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: (608) 326-0235
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Dunn County Office on Aging
Address: 808 Main St., Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: (715) 232-4006
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Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County
Address: 721 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Phone: (715) 839-4735
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Center on Aging of Grant County
Address: 8820 Hwy 35/61 South, Lancaster, WI 53813
Phone: (608) 723-6113
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Aging & Disability Resource Center of Green County
Address: N3152 State Road 81, Monroe, WI 53566
Phone: (608) 328-9499
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ADRC of SW Wisconsin- Iowa County
Address: 303 W Chapel Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Phone: (608) 935-2577
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Jackson County Aging Unit
Address: Jackson County Health & Human Services Building, Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: (715) 284-5898
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Jefferson County Elderly Services
Address: 1541 Annex Road, Jefferson, WI 53549
Phone: (920) 674-8734
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Juneau County Aging Department
Address: 220 East LaCrosse Street, Mauston, WI 53948
Phone: (608) 847-9371
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Aging & Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County
Address: 300 4th Street N, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-5700
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Lafayette County Aging Resource Center
Address: 627 Main Street, Darlington, WI 53530
Phone: (608) 776-4888
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Pepin County Senior Services
Address: 606 West Madison Street, Durand, WI 54736
Phone: (715) 672-8941 Website

Pierce County Office on Aging
Address: 412 West Kinne Street, Ellsworth, WI 54011
Phone: (715) 273-6780
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Richland County ADRC – Aging Unit
Address: 221 West Seminary Street, Richland Center, WI 53581
Phone: 608-647-4616
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Rock County Council on Aging
Address: 51 South Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545
Phone: (608) 757-5472
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St. Croix County Department on Aging
Address: 1752 Dorset Lane, New Richmond, WI 54017
Phone: (715) 381-4360
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Sauk County Human Services Department
Address: 505 Broadway Street, Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: (608) 355-3289
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ADRC/Senior Services of Trempealeau County
Address: 36245 Main Street, Whitehall, WI 54773
Phone: (715) 538-2001  Website

Vernon County Unit on Aging
Address: 318 Fairlane Drive, Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: (608) 637-5201
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Dodge County HHS- Aging Services Unit
Address: Henry Dodge Office Building, Juneau, WI 53039
Phone: (920) 386-3580
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Columbia County Commission On Aging
Address: 2652 Murphy Road, Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 742-9233
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Ho Chunk Nation Tribal Aging Unit
Address: W8825 Decorah Road, Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: (715) 284-0811
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Monroe County Senior Services- County Aging Unit
Address: 14305 Co. Hwy B, B-16, Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: (608) 269-8690
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Adams County Aging Unit
Address: 569 North Cedar Street, Adams, WI 53910
Phone: (608) 339-4251
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Ashland County Aging Unit
Address: 400 Chapple Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: (715) 682-4414
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Barron County Office on Aging
Address: 335 E. Monroe Avenue, Barron, WI 54812
Phone: 715-537-6225
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Bayfield County Aging and Disability Services
Address: 117 East 5th St., Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: (715) 373-6144
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Aging and Disability Resource Center of Marinette County
Address: 2500 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143
Phone: (715) 732-3850
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ADRC of Brown County
Address: 300 South Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: (920) 448-4300

Burnett County Unit On Aging
Address: 7410 County Road K, Siren, WI 54872
Phone: (715) 349-7600 ext. 1229
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Calumet County Department of Human Services
Address: 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI 53014
Phone: (920) 849-1451
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Door County Senior Resource Center
Address: 832 N 14th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: (920) 746-2542
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Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County
Address: 501 Lake Ave., Florence, WI 54121
Phone: (715) 528-4890
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Fond Du Lac Department Of Senior Services
Address: 160 South Macy Street, Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: (920) 929-3113
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Forest County Commission On Aging
Address: 200 East Madison Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: (715) 478-3256
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Green Lake County DHHS Aging/LTC Unit
Address: 500 Lake Steel Street, Green Lake, WI 54941
Phone: (920) 294-4122
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Aging Unit of Iron County
Address: 308 3rd Ave South, Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: (715) 561-2108
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Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center
Address: 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI 53143
Phone: (262) 605-6646
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Kewaunee County Aging Services Unit
Address: 915 Second Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216
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Marquette County Aging and Disability Services
Address: 428 Underwood Avenue, Montello, WI 53949
Phone: (608) 297-3124
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Oconto County Department on Aging
Address: 1210 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153
Phone: (920) 834-7707
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Oneida County Department On Aging
Address: 100 W. Keenan St., Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 369-6170
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Outagamie County Aging and Long Term Support
Address: 410 S Walnut Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 832-5178
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Ozaukee County Aging Services
Address: 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: (262) 284-8120
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Polk County Aging Programs
Address: 100 Polk County Plaza, Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Phone: 877-485-2372 Website

Portage County Aging & Disability Resource Center
Address: 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 346-1401
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Price County Aging Unit
Address: 104 South Eyder Ave, Phillips, WI 54555
Phone: (715) 339-2158  Website

Clark County Office On Aging
Address: 517 Court St, Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5144  Website

Manitowoc County Aging & Disability Resource Center
Address: 4319 Expo Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54221
Phone: (920) 683-4180 Website

Menominee County/Tribal Aging Division
Address: North 2222 White Cedar, Keshena, WI 54135
Phone: (715) 799-5271
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Racine County Aging and Disability Resource Center
Address: 14200 Washington Ave, Sturtevant, WI 53177
Phone: (262) 833-8777
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Rusk County HHSD Senior Services
Address: 311 East Miner Ave., Ladysmith, WI 54848
Phone: (715) 532-2299  Website

Sawyer County Senior Resource Center
Address: 15856 5th Street, Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: (715) 634-3000
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Shawano County Aging Unit
Address: 607 East Elizabeth Street, Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: (715) 526-4700  Website

ADRC of Sheboygan County/Division on Aging
Address: ADRC Building, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
Phone: (920) 467-4100
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Taylor County Commission on Aging
Address: 845-B East Broadway Ave., Medford, WI 54451
Phone: (715) 748-1491  Website

Vilas County Commission on Aging
Address: 330 Court Street, Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: (715) 479-3625
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Walworth County HHSD
Address: W4051 County Road NN, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: (262) 741-3400
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Washburn County Aging & Disability Resource Center
Address: 850 West Beaverbrook Avenue, Spooner, WI 54801
Phone: (715) 635-4460
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Washington County ADRC
Address: 333 East Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: (262) 335-4497
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Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: (262) 548-7848
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Waupaca County Community Care Division
Address: 811 Harding Street, Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: (715) 258-6400 Website

Waushara County ADRC
Address: 209 S. Saint Marie St., Wautoma, WI 54982
Phone: (920) 787-6505
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Aging and Disability Resource Center of Winnebago County
Address: 220 Washington Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Phone: (920) 236-1225
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Burnett County Health and Human Services
Address: 7410 County Road K #280, Siren, WI 54872  Website

Bad River Tribal Aging Program

Address: 53508 Nokomis Road, PO Box 90, Odanah, WI 54806

Phone: 715-682-7150

Forest County Potawatomi Elderly Department

Address: 5450 Kak Yot Lane, PO Box 340, Crandon, WI 54520

Phone: 715-478-4892

Ho Chunk Tribal Aging Unit

Address: W8825 Decorah Road, PO Box 430, Black River Falls, WI 54615

Phone: 888-701-8284

Lac Courte Oreilles Elderly Center-Reserve Site

Address: 13878W Agency Road, Stone Lake WI 54876

Phone: 715-957-0077

Lac Du Flambeau Tribe Aging and Disability Services

Address: Mino Bimaadiziwin Wellness Center, 125 Old Abe Road/Highway 47, PO Box 67, Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538

Phone: 715-588-4388

Fax: 715-588-3677

Menominee Tribe Aging Division

Address: N2222 White Cedar Road, PO Box 910, Keshena, WI  54135

Phone: 715-799-5240

Oneida Tribe Elder Services

Address: 2907 S Overland Road, Oneida, WI 54155

Phone: 920-869-2448

Toll-Free: 800-867-1551 

Red Cliff Elderly Services Program

Address: 88385 Pike Road, Highway 13, Bayfield, WI 54814

Address: 37645 New Housing Road, Bayfield WI 54814

Phone: 715-779-3706

Sokaogon Chippewa Elder Services

Address: 3154 State Highway 55, Crandon, WI 54520

Phone: 715-478-7629

St. Croix Tribal Aging Unit

Address: 24663 Angeline Ave., Webster, WI  54893

Phone: 800-236-2195 

Stockbridge Munsee Elder Center

Address: N8651 Maplewood St., PO Box 70, Bowler WI 54416

Phone: 715-793-4236

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Wisconsin Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Wisconsin Senior Health Studies

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