14.6% of its 57,584 population are aged 65 and over. Manchester manages to exude the feel of a quaint borough while also offering its residents easy access to the bigger city’s attractions. It’s a great place for seniors who enjoy more sedate activities, such as being at one with the environment at the Oak Ridge Nature Center or taking in a show at the Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall

Seniors in Manchester have a choice of home care and home health care services. According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly costs for both are $4,528 and $4,767, respectively. The national averages are $4,481 and $4,576. Although Manchester’s costs are above average, it should be noted that Connecticut is in the top 10 states with the highest cost of living, which includes senior care costs.

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

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Home Helpers of Enfield

145 Hazard Ave, Enfield, CT, 06082

She helps with laundry but one time she took the laundry from me to do it. I left my apartment and my apartment manager asked me why I had dirty laundry in the shared laundry room. I came back and my … (read more)
She helps with laundry but one time she took the laundry from me to do it. I left my apartment and my apartment manager asked me why I had dirty laundry in the shared laundry room. I came back and my … (read more)

2021

Acuity Homecare LLC

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

My wife Nancy is deceased but we used Acuity Homecare for her for six weeks. They were great, the people that run it were excellent, and the girls that came here were absolutely wonderful. They’re pro … (read more)
My wife Nancy is deceased but we used Acuity Homecare for her for six weeks. They were great, the people that run it were excellent, and the girls that came here were absolutely wonderful. They’re pro … (read more)

2017

Homewatch CareGivers of Windsor

340 Broad Street, Suite 202, Windsor, CT, 06095

When I needed a caregiver for my parents, Home Watch responded immediately. Dad was in the hospital and Mom had dementia. She could not be alone and I live 30 minutes away and work full time. Home Wat … (read more)
When I needed a caregiver for my parents, Home Watch responded immediately. Dad was in the hospital and Mom had dementia. She could not be alone and I live 30 minutes away and work full time. Home Wat … (read more)

Mothers Assist Elderly LLC

205 Oakland St , Manchester, CT, 06042

Mothers Assist Elderly also known as MAE is a provider of non-medical in-home & Remote Care services for seniors. <p></p> We bring non-medical personalized services to our seniors, taking care of th … (read more)
Mothers Assist Elderly also known as MAE is a provider of non-medical in-home & Remote Care services for seniors. <p></p> We bring non-medical personalized services to our seniors, taking care of th … (read more)

Right at Home Hartford County

30 Jordan Lane, 3rd Floor, Wethersfield, CT, 06109



Nurse Next Door Home Care Services Central CT

45 Wintonbury Avenue, Suite 321, Bloomfield, CT, 06002


Home Helpers of East Longmeadow

78 Old Farm Road, East Longmeadow, MA, 01028


Happy HomeCare LLC

257 Spruce St, Manchester, CT, 06040

We are compassionate, reliable, we offer comprehensive customized non-medical care to our client. we love our clients as our own
We are compassionate, reliable, we offer comprehensive customized non-medical care to our client. we love our clients as our own

Companions Forever

298 East Robbins Avenue , Newington, CT, 06111

Companions Forever <p></p> Companions Forever can fill those gaps and voids to help keep clients living comfortably and live their best possible life. We are an in-home personal care company providi … (read more)
Companions Forever <p></p> Companions Forever can fill those gaps and voids to help keep clients living comfortably and live their best possible life. We are an in-home personal care company providi … (read more)

Home Helper of Farmington

45 Wintonbury Ave., Ste. 209, Bloomfield, CT, 06019

They take very good care of me by doing everything that I need. They did what they said they were going to do by providing a competent caregiver!
They take very good care of me by doing everything that I need. They did what they said they were going to do by providing a competent caregiver!

Purple Hearts Homecare

360 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite. 301, Windsor, CT, 06095

Caring, reliable, dependable. Watched over me and was nice to my friends and other people she met. She was clean and cleaned up before and after herself. She was a pleasure to meet and share my home w … (read more)
Caring, reliable, dependable. Watched over me and was nice to my friends and other people she met. She was clean and cleaned up before and after herself. She was a pleasure to meet and share my home w … (read more)

U-turn Health – Middletown, CT

81 Santangelo Cr, Middletown, CT, 06457

U-turn Health provided my father with excellent care. Their Caregivers are well trained, on time, and have compassion. Our care coordinator Doris was so knowledgeable and had a wonderful disposition. … (read more)
U-turn Health provided my father with excellent care. Their Caregivers are well trained, on time, and have compassion. Our care coordinator Doris was so knowledgeable and had a wonderful disposition. … (read more)

Heaven’s Hands Home Care

30C Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT, 06033

I used this agency for my mom’s hospices care. They were incredible, all four aids caring for my mom were friendly and compassionate. They made sure mom was consistently clean and comfortable. I was s … (read more)
I used this agency for my mom’s hospices care. They were incredible, all four aids caring for my mom were friendly and compassionate. They made sure mom was consistently clean and comfortable. I was s … (read more)

Euro Homecare LLC

17 Pierce St, Plainville, CT, 06062

When my friend needed help with her dad, a 90 years old who was just dismissed from the hospital after hip fracture, Euro Homecare found a great reliable person to take care of him. The caregiver was … (read more)
When my friend needed help with her dad, a 90 years old who was just dismissed from the hospital after hip fracture, Euro Homecare found a great reliable person to take care of him. The caregiver was … (read more)

Heart & Home Senior Care

16 Hillsdale Dr, Ellington, CT, 06029

Diane is the most caring and considerate help that my father has ever received.
Diane is the most caring and considerate help that my father has ever received.

Nana’s 24/7 Home Care & Companion Agency LLC

7G THE HAMLET, Enfield, CT, 06082

The nurses, care personnel and staff at Nana’s 24/7 home care made my father’s final days as comfortable and peaceful as anyone could ever hope for. They involved our entire family as part of the … (read more)
The nurses, care personnel and staff at Nana’s 24/7 home care made my father’s final days as comfortable and peaceful as anyone could ever hope for. They involved our entire family as part of the … (read more)

Premium Home Aids And Companions Services

2264 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT, 06067

Premium home aids and companions have been so wonderfull to my mother and father they are the best company I have ever dealt with…….
Premium home aids and companions have been so wonderfull to my mother and father they are the best company I have ever dealt with…….

Home Helpers of Greenwich

15 East Putnam Ave., #115, Greenwich, CT, 06830

Thank you for everything Home Helpers and Direct Link and your an accountable effort. in helping and supporting my parents. I would highly recommend this agency. Sergiy V.
Thank you for everything Home Helpers and Direct Link and your an accountable effort. in helping and supporting my parents. I would highly recommend this agency. Sergiy V.

Caring Solutions LLC

5104 Bigelow Commons, Enfield, CT, 06082

2 back to back no-shows, with no phone calls. Cancellation notices late or near appointed times. Disappointing office staff. For the most part, caregiver are fine, too bad they work for this compan … (read more)
2 back to back no-shows, with no phone calls. Cancellation notices late or near appointed times. Disappointing office staff. For the most part, caregiver are fine, too bad they work for this compan … (read more)

Manchester 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 Manchester:

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 555 Windsor Street, Hartford, CT 06120
Phone Number: (860) 560-5600

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Weatherization Assistance Program applies several measures to help low-income seniors reduce their energy consumption and costs. These measures can include tuning up energy systems, sealing doors and insulating attics and sidewalls. There’s no cost to the senior for the service. To be eligible, the senior must have an income of no more than 60% of the state median income

Dial-A-Ride

Address: 41 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040
Phone Number: (860) 870-7940

Dial-A-Ride is a free service for adults aged 60 and over and the disabled. Most trips are for grocery shopping, although seniors can organize day trips that include multiple stops around the town. On specific days of the month, trips are scheduled for medical appointments and visits to the DMV in Wethersfield. Dial-A-Ride operates from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. and between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays. 

Manchester Senior Center

Address: 549 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester, CT 06040
Phone Number: (860) 647-3211

The Manchester Senior Center is somewhere for the town’s seniors to socialize and participate in games and classes designed to improve health and well-being. Some activities incur a fee, such as the AARP Driver Safety Program, while others, such as the book club, do not. Activities include classes that teach ceramics and computer skills. There is also a walking group and fitness classes focusing on tai chi and a gentler version of Zumba.

Elderly/Disabled (Circuit Breaker) Tax Relief Program

Address: 450 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06106
Phone Number: (860) 418-6422

Adults aged 65 and over who reside in real property within Connecticut can apply for a property tax credit on their homes. To qualify, the senior’s annual income must not exceed the program’s limits. The amount is calculated by an assessor, based on a sliding income scale. It can be as much as $1,250 for a married couple and $1,000 for an individual. Seniors who wish to apply must do so to the Assessor’s Office between February 1st and May 15th.

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

Address: 555 Windsor Street, Hartford, CT 06120
Phone Number: (860) 560-5800

CEAP is a federally funded program designed to make heating costs more affordable for low-income residents of Connecticut. It can pay for different fuel types, including oil and wood pellets. To qualify, seniors must have annual incomes of no more than 60% of the state median income.

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 – oftentimes 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.