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

  • Sorted through 52 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 14 hours researching assisted living communities in Madison
  • Read more than 135 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 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 Madison is $3,950, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,350 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Madison, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 52 communities in the Madison area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Madison 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.

Brookdale Madison West
60
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Not Listed
Brookdale Madison West is a peaceful, well-designed senior living community west of the city center and close to the Towne Mall and the Odana Hills Golf Course. Residents live in a spacious, craftsman-style building packed with amenities, including a fireside living room, barber shop and a therapy room. Outside, seniors can stroll along the walking paths or gaze out at the landscaped grounds from the comfort of the porch. The staff creates personalized care plans for all residents, which may include mediation management or nursing assistance, and resident safety is enhanced by 24-hour emergency care.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers appreciate that Brookdale Madison West has attractive accommodations and engages residents with a variety of activities. One states, \"The rooms were spectacular. They\'re just really beautiful. … They have happy hours for the residents. They have physical therapy, and they did all the types of things that you would expect.\"
3.91 out of 5 stars
(47) Reviews
413 South Yellowstone Drive, Madison, WI 53719
Emerson Senior Living
Heritage Monona
Madison Pointe
Meadowmere Madison
Oak Park Place Madison
Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge
Oakwood Village University Woods
Sebring Assisted Care Residence

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org 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
amenities.

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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