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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Appleton area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 52 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 8 hours researching assisted living communities in Appleton
  • Read more than 85 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Appleton is $4,473, which is higher than the state average of $4,350 and the national average of $4,051.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Appleton, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 52 communities in the Appleton area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Appleton area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Appleton Retirement Community
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living
Assisted Living: $4,290
Appleton Retirement Community offers seniors independent and assisted living services close to downtown Appleton and the historic district. Residents can stay active in the on-site health and wellness center, enjoy flexible restaurant-style dining and get pampered at the in-house hair salon. Accommodations include cozy 350-square-foot studio apartments, spacious 842-square-foot two bedroom suites, and 905-square-foot two-bedroom units complete with one and a half baths and a laundry hook-up.
What Residents are Saying:
Visiting family members are impressed. \"It is clean and neat, and they offered a lot of activities, including religious activities. They have a dining room that is beautiful; it\'s like a restaurant.\" Another comments, \"The staff are very friendly. The apartments are larger than most. My mother has been pleased. We are very happy with the place.\"
4.40 out of 5 stars
(14) Reviews
200 W. Packard St., Appleton, WI 54911
Aspire Senior Living
Brookdale Appleton
Carolina Assisted Living
Century Oaks
Country Terrace of Wisconsin in Appleton
Island Shores
Oak Park Place Menasha
The Renaissance Assisted Living
Touchmark on West Prospect

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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