Ridgefield is a large town with a relatively low population for its size – just over 25,000 residents at last count, including 4,000 seniors – which leaves plenty of room for its massive parks, nature reserves and waterways. It sits next to New York state, with its border just 2 miles from the town center, and Manhattan is only 40 miles away, which means Ridgefield residents are never far from major infrastructure, entertainment and culture.

The Ridgefield Playhouse near the town center is a popular concert hall with acts ranging from local comedians to international musicians. Art and entertainment is well-catered for in the wider area as well, with small contemporary art museums, cinemas and an 18th-century tavern that is now a Colonial period museum complete with costumed tour guides.

Branchville station is in the southeast corner of Ridgefield – connecting the area to New York City on the Metro-North New Haven Line – which is useful for seniors who want to visit the big city or surrounding areas without driving.

As reported in the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, homemaker services in Ridgefield cost $23.50 per hour, or $4,147 per month if full-time assistance is required, which is slightly more expensive than the United States average of $23 per hour and $4,004 per month. In-home health aides cost $26.50 per hour, or $4,671 per month for full-time assistance, compared to the national average of $23.80 per hour and $4,195 per month.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield, 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, 2020

Westchester Family Care Inc

1 Depot Plaza, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543

Our caregivers have been excellent. I think their rates are high and their schedulers don’t really listen.
Our caregivers have been excellent. I think their rates are high and their schedulers don’t really listen.

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

Our experience with Acuity Homecare was good. They were for my wife. They were excellent as far as I’m concerned. They supplied an aide at daytime. It was mostly companionship. My wife was comfortable … (read more)
Our experience with Acuity Homecare was good. They were for my wife. They were excellent as far as I’m concerned. They supplied an aide at daytime. It was mostly companionship. My wife was comfortable … (read more)

Always Best Care of Western Connecticut

724 Georges Hill Road, Southbury, CT, 06488

Thank you for all of your help over the last few weeks. Your caregivers were all terrific and I just don’t know what we would have done without you.
Thank you for all of your help over the last few weeks. Your caregivers were all terrific and I just don’t know what we would have done without you.

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)

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.

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)


2019

SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury

36 Mill Plain Road Suite 206, Danbury, CT, 06811

They took over. My father is bedridden and needed to be cleaned and fed in bed and that is beyond me because I’m an older woman. They were very responsive. My brother called them and they responded … (read more)
They took over. My father is bedridden and needed to be cleaned and fed in bed and that is beyond me because I’m an older woman. They were very responsive. My brother called them and they responded … (read more)

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.

Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield:

Utility Bill Assistance and Weatherization

Address: 66 North Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 748-5422

The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut (CAAWC) is responsible for managing the state’s energy assistance program in Ridgefield and the Greater Danbury Area. This program helps low-income residents pay for heating costs during winter, and can also lower utility bills by weatherizing the home.

Congregate Dining and Meal Delivery for Seniors

Address: 84 Progress Lane, Waterbury, CT 06705
Phone: (203) 757-5449

Ridgefield residents who are aged 60 or over may be eligible to receive nutritious meals in a community setting, such as a senior center, as well as home-delivered meals. The Elderly Nutrition Program is funded by the federal and state government and eligibility is not determined by income, although a small donation is encouraged.

Founders Hall Senior Center

Address: 193 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone: (203) 431-7000

Located just north of Ridgefield town center, Founders Hall offers many activities and events for seniors, such as fitness and nutrition programs that are appropriate for the age group. Other regular activities include art classes, writing workshops, films, dancing, quilting and knitting.

CT Home Care Program for Elders

Address: 84 Progress Lane, Waterbury, CT 06705
Phone: (203) 757-5449

The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging is responsible for managing the state home care program for seniors in Ridgefield. Eligible residents receive support and necessary services in the home, which is designed to prevent premature placement in a nursing home. Asset limits apply.

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.