Known as the Christmas Tree Capital of Connecticut, the Fairfield County town of Easton is an oasis of natural beauty. With over one-third of its land preserved, the town offers seniors a unique sense of rural charm and access to a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Part of the Greater Bridgeport Area, the town offers an escape from the busyness of the region’s larger communities, while still providing easy access to amenities such as hospitals and shopping centers. The nearly 18% of Easton residents who are aged 65 and older can take advantage of the town’s many attractions and activities, including more than 20 working farms, numerous historical sites and a highly regarded senior center.

On top of its high daily living costs, seniors in Easton are likely to pay more for home care services than they would in other Connecticut communities. In the Easton area, seniors can expect to pay an hourly rate of $23 for in-home care and $25 per hour for home health care services. According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, these rates are higher than the Connecticut statewide averages of $22 and $24 per hour in the same categories, respectively. This means that seniors in Easton are paying an average of $200 more for home care services on a monthly basis.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Easton, so data for the closest city, Bridgeport, was used.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Easton area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully. 

Directory of Home Care Services in Easton, CT

2018, 2019, 2020

Right at Home Greater Fairfield County

518 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT, 06468

I am not with her every day. I am satisfied with their care, but I am not with them all the time. They keep me informed because I am the attorney of power and see how she is doing. When I visit her, s … (read more)
I am not with her every day. I am satisfied with their care, but I am not with them all the time. They keep me informed because I am the attorney of power and see how she is doing. When I visit her, s … (read more)

2018, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care – Hauppauge, NY

900 Wheeler Rd, Suite 240, Hauppauge, NY, 11788

Pattie is always on top of everything. The quality of the women who have been hired is excellent. They have all seemed to be capable and caring. I am very happy that I chose Home Instead when I needed … (read more)
Pattie is always on top of everything. The quality of the women who have been hired is excellent. They have all seemed to be capable and caring. I am very happy that I chose Home Instead when I needed … (read more)

2020

Synergy HomeCare of Fairfield, Connecticut

2228 Black Rock Turnpike, Suite 310 , Fairfield, CT, 06825

They keep her company. We have not been with them too long. One SYNERGY closed, and we got sent to another. A lot of the times with the first company. There was a lack of communication and people wo … (read more)
They keep her company. We have not been with them too long. One SYNERGY closed, and we got sent to another. A lot of the times with the first company. There was a lack of communication and people wo … (read more)

Love & Care LLC

68 old farm road, Fairfield, CT, 06824

Our whole family is so thankful for how caring and professional Bruce and his staff were in caring for our father. The caregivers were on time, helpful, and trustworthy. The agency was responsive t … (read more)
Our whole family is so thankful for how caring and professional Bruce and his staff were in caring for our father. The caregivers were on time, helpful, and trustworthy. The agency was responsive t … (read more)

Griswold Home Care Fairfield County: Generations of Care

1122 Broadbridge Ave, Stratford, CT, 06615

My mother-in-law passed away but she used Griswold for five years. We had an absolutely phenomenal experience with them. They came into the home after she had broken her hip and her shoulder and was b … (read more)
My mother-in-law passed away but she used Griswold for five years. We had an absolutely phenomenal experience with them. They came into the home after she had broken her hip and her shoulder and was b … (read more)

Fairfield Family Care

27 Fifth Street, Stamford, CT, 06905

We hired Fairfield Family Care and they came in for hourly services and one week of in-home care. They assisted with cooking, cleaning, they helped with my dad and whatever else they needed to help wi … (read more)
We hired Fairfield Family Care and they came in for hourly services and one week of in-home care. They assisted with cooking, cleaning, they helped with my dad and whatever else they needed to help wi … (read more)

Touching Hearts at Home – Ridgefield, CT

109 Danbury Road, Lower Level, Suite D13, Ridgefield, CT, 06877

I highly recommend Touching Hearts at Home to anyone in need of good quality home care and companionship. The services they offer are truly above and beyond, and their Caregivers are some of the nices … (read more)
I highly recommend Touching Hearts at Home to anyone in need of good quality home care and companionship. The services they offer are truly above and beyond, and their Caregivers are some of the nices … (read more)

Sage Home Care

998 Route 22, Brewster, NY, 10509

I’m hiring Sage Home Care. They offer companionship and physical therapy for my friend. The caregiver is an excellent worker. Overall, it is pretty good. I’m very happy with the person that I have. As … (read more)
I’m hiring Sage Home Care. They offer companionship and physical therapy for my friend. The caregiver is an excellent worker. Overall, it is pretty good. I’m very happy with the person that I have. As … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Trumbull, CT

101 Merritt Blvd, Suite 22, Trumbull, CT, 06611

Homeinstead Senior Care is they’re give the best Services for the clients.
Homeinstead Senior Care is they’re give the best Services for the clients.

Senior Helpers

1700 Post Road, Suite B3, Fairfield, CT, 06824

They assisted my Dad, They arrived on time and they were very helpful and friendly. My Dad also enjoyed their company!!! The agency was very responsive and willing to adjust when needed.
They assisted my Dad, They arrived on time and they were very helpful and friendly. My Dad also enjoyed their company!!! The agency was very responsive and willing to adjust when needed.

ComForCare – Fairfield, CT

1700 Post Rd Ste E5, Fairfield, CT, 06824

I cannot say enough about how wonderful Neil A., his organization, and his entire staff are. When my mother was in in-home Hospice care, Neil provided such kind and skilled caregivers to help with my … (read more)
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Neil A., his organization, and his entire staff are. When my mother was in in-home Hospice care, Neil provided such kind and skilled caregivers to help with my … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Norwalk, CT

158 East Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06851

We were lost in the storm of searching for help with our mother. I luckily called Home Instead and spoke to wonderfully caring people that took the ball and ran with it. Best thing we ever did. We lov … (read more)
We were lost in the storm of searching for help with our mother. I luckily called Home Instead and spoke to wonderfully caring people that took the ball and ran with it. Best thing we ever did. We lov … (read more)

Castle Group Home Care

261 South Main St, Newtown, CT, 06470

Castle Group Home Care offers companionship for my dad. The caregiver is very nice and very helpful. They’re very professional and they communicate regularly. They have a great interaction with the fa … (read more)
Castle Group Home Care offers companionship for my dad. The caregiver is very nice and very helpful. They’re very professional and they communicate regularly. They have a great interaction with the fa … (read more)

Constellation Private Duty

14 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06851

Constellation Private Duty has offered private duty stuff for my mom. My problem is that every time I hire one caregiver, they tell me that they can do the hoyer lift and make the meals. But then they … (read more)
Constellation Private Duty has offered private duty stuff for my mom. My problem is that every time I hire one caregiver, they tell me that they can do the hoyer lift and make the meals. But then they … (read more)

Always Best Care of Fairfield County

3 Schooner Lane, Suite 1-1, Milford, CT, 06460


2019

Home Care Assistance of Fairfield County

1300 Post Road, Suite 2, Fairfield, CT, 06824

They help put on clothes and that is something I can’t do. I like the management. They’ve been very helpful.
They help put on clothes and that is something I can’t do. I like the management. They’ve been very helpful.

2017

Brooke’s Home Care

134 Heights Road, Darien, CT, 06820

Brooke’s was amazing with my mother. My mother was very resistant to care initially, but got used to it and then loved it. She was almost mean to the caregiver in the beginning but then she really war … (read more)
Brooke’s was amazing with my mother. My mother was very resistant to care initially, but got used to it and then loved it. She was almost mean to the caregiver in the beginning but then she really war … (read more)

2017

CareFinders Total Care

15 Oakwood Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06850

I am extremely pleased of the services that the new owners CareFinders Total Care are providing my mother. There is more organization in the office when I call for assistance. They immediately follow … (read more)
I am extremely pleased of the services that the new owners CareFinders Total Care are providing my mother. There is more organization in the office when I call for assistance. They immediately follow … (read more)

LeanonWe

575 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10018

We have been using :LeanonWe for 6 months now. It has been a complete life saver for us. They have assisted in all aspects of providing great carers for my Mother in Law.
We have been using :LeanonWe for 6 months now. It has been a complete life saver for us. They have assisted in all aspects of providing great carers for my Mother in Law.

2017

Task Home Care Services

19 Post Road East, Westport, CT, 06880

I Dorothy Cappella has been a client of Task Medical for one year. I have had no staffing issue since I’ve been with Task Medical and my case manager is just a phone call away. I am very grateful for … (read more)
I Dorothy Cappella has been a client of Task Medical for one year. I have had no staffing issue since I’ve been with Task Medical and my case manager is just a phone call away. I am very grateful for … (read more)

Easton Home Care Resources

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Easton:

Senior Nutrition Program

Address: 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: (203) 416-1503

Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc., the Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious meals to low-income seniors aged 60 and older across Fairfield County. The Meals On Wheels program offers home-delivered meals to seniors. Volunteers deliver meals Monday through Friday, with weekend meals available to some areas, and perform a safety check. The program also offers congregate meals through its Community Cafe Program at eight meal sites throughout lower Fairfield County.

Senior Tax Relief Program

Address: Town of Easton Assessor’s Office, 225 Center Road, Easton, CT 06612
Phone: (203) 268-6291

Qualifying seniors are eligible for tax relief through two programs: the Tax Abatement program and the optional Tax Referral program. The Tax Abatement program offers a credit against a senior’s property taxes and is calculated on a sliding scale based on income. The Tax Deferral program allows seniors to defer up to 75% of their remaining tax after other benefits have been applied.

ABCD Energy Program

Address: 1070 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 366-8241 ext. 3239

The ABCD Energy Program offers low-income seniors assistance with paying for their home heating costs. Some of the services available include furnace repair or replacement, tune-up services and matching payment plan. Seniors may also be eligible for assistance with weatherization to help improve their home’s energy efficiency. This program is offered by Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) as part of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP).

HomeFront

Address: 88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 658-9681

HomeFront is a community-based, volunteer-driven program that provides free home repairs to low-income homeowners, including seniors, who make up 50% of the program’s participants. The program is intended to offer seniors a sense of stability, allowing them to remain safely living in their own homes. Some of the services provided include carpentry projects, plumbing, electrical work, roofing, yard work, window and door replacement, and the installation of accessibility items.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.