The town of Fairfield features five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound, three local libraries and a senior community that makes up about 16% of the 62,000-person population, which may make it an attractive option for retirees. The town is home to the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, which provides a variety of programs and services for local adults age 65 and over, including congregate meals, transportation and information services.

According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, home care costs a little more in Fairfield than in the nation as a whole. Seniors may expect to spend about $4,147 per month on homemaker services and $4,671 on light medical care. This is compared to the national averages of $4,004 and $4,195, respectively.

Note: Home care data is not available for Fairfield, so cost data for Bridgeport, the closest major city, was used.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Fairfield 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 Fairfield, 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)

2020

Synergy HomeCare of Fairfield, Connecticut

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

I have a lot of pains and I liked how they incorporated food shopping, laundry and so much more. I liked it and they were great.
I have a lot of pains and I liked how they incorporated food shopping, laundry and so much more. I liked it and they were great.

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)

Acuity Homecare LLC

4 Research Drive, Suite 402, Shelton, CT, 06484

We have been using Acuity Home Care since March, 2020. What a stress reliever it has been! The owners are helpful and kind and helped make a smooth transition from our previous care giver to Acuity. … (read more)
We have been using Acuity Home Care since March, 2020. What a stress reliever it has been! The owners are helpful and kind and helped make a smooth transition from our previous care giver to Acuity. … (read more)

Griswold Home Care Fairfield County: Generations of Care

1122 Broadbridge Ave, Stratford, CT, 06615

I have been using Griswold Home Care for 8 years now. The caregiver helps me with everything. She helps me washed my hair this morning. She has been with me for 8 years, and I won’t let her go. I can’ … (read more)
I have been using Griswold Home Care for 8 years now. The caregiver helps me with everything. She helps me washed my hair this morning. She has been with me for 8 years, and I won’t let her go. I can’ … (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)

Fairfield Family Care

27 Fifth Street, Stamford, CT, 06905

Monefa came to help my mom after surgery and she is excellent. She was referred by Sharmagne who is also excellent. Their compassion and professionalism for their work is admirable.
Monefa came to help my mom after surgery and she is excellent. She was referred by Sharmagne who is also excellent. Their compassion and professionalism for their work is admirable.

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)

Seven Stars Home Care Services, LLC

1495 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT, 06825

I am a past client of Seven Stars and will be using their services again in the near future. They are reliable, compassionate and are very knowledgeable in this area. They took care of my Mother at ho … (read more)
I am a past client of Seven Stars and will be using their services again in the near future. They are reliable, compassionate and are very knowledgeable in this area. They took care of my Mother at ho … (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 – Fairfield, CT

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


Solace Care – Stamford, CT

1177 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT, 06905


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)

Fairfield 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 Fairfield:

Senior and Disabled Housing

Address: 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3120

The Senior and Disabled Housing program is administered by the Office of Community and Economical Development. This directory is regularly updated with affordable housing options for seniors in Fairfield. Eligibility requirements and application procedures vary depending on the housing entity.

Shoveling for Seniors

Address: 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3169

Seniors who reside in Fairfield and are unable to shovel their property during the winter months may receive shoveling services through the town’s Shoveling for Seniors program. This program connects local students who are willing to shovel for pay or as a volunteer with seniors who are unable to shovel their own walkways or driveways. This program is coordinated by the Social Services Outreach Social Worker, and the general hourly fee for service is $10.

Senior and Disabled Tax Relief

Address: 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3110

The Senior and Disabled Tax Relief program provides property tax relief to eligible seniors in Fairfield. There are three different programs, including the grant-funded credit program and freeze program, neither of which require a lien or payback, and the deferral program, which allows seniors age 75 and over to defer up to 50% of the gross tax levied against their property. To apply, qualified seniors must meet in person with a staff member from the Assessor’s Office within the designated filing period for that fiscal year.

Transportation Services

Address: 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203-256-3168

Address: Fairfield seniors who need rides to local medical appointments or to the grocery store may arrange them through the town’s transportation services program. Transportation is provided via five wheelchair-accessible buses and must be arranged in advance by calling the dispatcher. Destinations that the buses can go to include the library, medical offices, supermarkets and the local senior center.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 215 Warren Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 332-3264

Seniors who are unable to shop for or prepare their own meals may receive up to two meals a day from the local Meals on Wheels program. This program is a service of the United Way of Connecticut.

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.