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, 2022

Home Helpers of Enfield

145 Hazard Ave, Enfield, CT, 06082

It was very good, they strengthened him with exercises and voice things and taught us how to do it ourselves. They were great, compassionate, and professional and they did their job well.
It was very good, they strengthened him with exercises and voice things and taught us how to do it ourselves. They were great, compassionate, and professional and they did their job well.

2021, 2022

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)

Careplus Home Care LLC

63 E Center St, Manchester, CT, 06040

We provide IHC for the elderly. Our services includes; memory care, Dementia management, personal care, homemaking, Hospice care, Medical appointments, Transportation services Grocery shopping and com … (read more)
We provide IHC for the elderly. Our services includes; memory care, Dementia management, personal care, homemaking, Hospice care, Medical appointments, Transportation services Grocery shopping and com … (read more)

Right at Home Hartford County

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



SafePals Home Care Services

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


ProNatural Homecare LLC

1263 Berlin Turnpike Unit A, Berlin, CT, 06037

At ProNatural HomeCare, we provide 24-hour non-medical home care services to the elderly, individuals with disabilities, injuries, difficulties with mobility, or illnesses. We pride ourselves on provi … (read more)
At ProNatural HomeCare, we provide 24-hour non-medical home care services to the elderly, individuals with disabilities, injuries, difficulties with mobility, or illnesses. We pride ourselves on provi … (read more)

RR Home Care Agency LLC

58 Francis St , East Hartford, CT, 06108

Responsible, Respectful, Professional Home Care Givers. 24-Hour Services Available.
Responsible, Respectful, Professional Home Care Givers. 24-Hour Services Available.

Nellie’s Touch Homecare Agency

70 Lorraine St , New Britain, CT, 06051

Nellie’s Touch Homecare Agency have caregivers with over 20 years of experience. We provide the care you need. Our services are Companion care, Personal care assistant, Homemaker, Hourly and Live-in s … (read more)
Nellie’s Touch Homecare Agency have caregivers with over 20 years of experience. We provide the care you need. Our services are Companion care, Personal care assistant, Homemaker, Hourly and Live-in s … (read more)

Merci Home Care LLC – (AHI Group) Torrington, CT

94 Auburn Way, Torrington, CT, 06790

Our Caregivers Provide Professional Assistance With: Bathing, Dressing, Personal Hygiene Companionship Incontinence Care, Toileting Bed/Wheelchair Transfers Range Of Motion Light Housekeep … (read more)
Our Caregivers Provide Professional Assistance With: Bathing, Dressing, Personal Hygiene Companionship Incontinence Care, Toileting Bed/Wheelchair Transfers Range Of Motion Light Housekeep … (read more)

Home Helper of Farmington

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

They could make my life easier by assigning the people who are a coming ahead of time and approve it with me. Home helpers caregivers are very pleasant.
They could make my life easier by assigning the people who are a coming ahead of time and approve it with me. Home helpers caregivers are very pleasant.

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)

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.

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.

Checklist for determining the need for home care


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.

Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs