Home to just over 41,000 residents, Shelton gives seniors access to over 450 acres in the Shelton Lakes Greenway, which has handicapped-accessible hiking trails, bird-watching and opportunities to enjoy Connecticut’s changing seasons. Downtown, seniors can stroll along the River Walk or visit Viaduct Square and the bustling farmers market. Additionally, historic neighborhoods such as White Hills and Huntington serve as quiet retreats. With adults ages 65 and older comprising more than 20% of the population, it’s clear that Shelton’s scenic outdoor spaces, quaint city center and low crime rates make it an excellent place for seniors to call home. 

According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of homemaker services in Shelton is $3,909. Compared to the $4,290 national average, this is a significant $381 less per month. At $4,576, however, the average rate of hiring a home health aide in the city is approximately $191 more per month than the $4,385 countrywide median.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Shelton, so data for the closest city, New Haven, was used.

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

2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Right at Home Greater Fairfield County

518 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT, 06468

Tanisha the aid was very good with my mother , they bonded beautifuly
Tanisha the aid was very good with my mother , they bonded beautifuly

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)

Collaborative Home Care

2 Greenwich Office Park, Suite 300 , Greenwich, CT, 06831

At Collaborative Home Care, our number one goal is to help our clients age gracefully and maintain their independence in the comfort and safety of their home, whether they are living with a chronic il … (read more)
At Collaborative Home Care, our number one goal is to help our clients age gracefully and maintain their independence in the comfort and safety of their home, whether they are living with a chronic il … (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

We hired Fairfield Family Care, they take care of my mother. She broke her back, so she needs help getting up, going to the bathroom, light housekeeping, and food. They’re cooking food for her. They c … (read more)
We hired Fairfield Family Care, they take care of my mother. She broke her back, so she needs help getting up, going to the bathroom, light housekeeping, and food. They’re cooking food for her. They c … (read more)

Continual Care

1125 North Ave , Bridgeport, CT, 06604

Our Goal: Giving Back <p></p> Compassion, Trust, Joy <p></p> When our family needed home care, we found joy in giving back to those who’ve given so much. And now every day we get to empower comp … (read more)
Our Goal: Giving Back <p></p> Compassion, Trust, Joy <p></p> When our family needed home care, we found joy in giving back to those who’ve given so much. And now every day we get to empower comp … (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 – Trumbull, CT

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

The services provided are personal care, assistance with meal prep, light housework, medication administering, and companionship. They are punctual or notify me of they will be late. The rest of the … (read more)
The services provided are personal care, assistance with meal prep, light housework, medication administering, and companionship. They are punctual or notify me of they will be late. The rest of the … (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)

Morgan Heart

40 Brittney Lane, Naugatuck, CT, 06770

Morgan Heart Care Solutions strives to provide home care services from our hearts, to adults age 18 years and older. Our care team seeks to open your heart space and provide care that instills your co … (read more)
Morgan Heart Care Solutions strives to provide home care services from our hearts, to adults age 18 years and older. Our care team seeks to open your heart space and provide care that instills your co … (read more)

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)

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)

Always Best Care of Fairfield County

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


Sage Home Care – Danbury, CT

51 Sugar Hollow Rd, Danbury, CT, 06810


Always Caring of Connecticut

29 East Main St , Westport, CT, 06880

At Always Caring of Connecticut, we serve those looking to remain in their own home, so they can comfortably age in place. We are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, including all holidays, to serve … (read more)
At Always Caring of Connecticut, we serve those looking to remain in their own home, so they can comfortably age in place. We are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, including all holidays, to serve … (read more)

Caring for Seniors Adult Day Care Center & Home Care

25 Van Zant , Norwalk, CT, 06850

We service Home Care Clients, Clients with disabilities and most importantly a safe Center filled with innovation! <p></p> Our Mission is to provide our clients with options, to promote independence … (read more)
We service Home Care Clients, Clients with disabilities and most importantly a safe Center filled with innovation! <p></p> Our Mission is to provide our clients with options, to promote independence … (read more)

Visiting Angels – Fairfield

2452 Black Rock Turnpike Suite 6, Fairfield, CT, 06825

They can assist with bathing and caregiver relief. They’re professional.
They can assist with bathing and caregiver relief. They’re professional.

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

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)

Griswold Home Care Fairfield County: Generations of Care

1122 Broadbridge Ave, Stratford, CT, 06615

Quite honestly I feel this agency was absolutely the right choice for my family. They have been very responsive to problems as well as requests and issues that have arisen along the way. We are very … (read more)
Quite honestly I feel this agency was absolutely the right choice for my family. They have been very responsive to problems as well as requests and issues that have arisen along the way. We are very … (read more)

Shelton 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 Shelton:

Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders

Address: Department of Social Services, Community Options, 9th floor, 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (800) 445-5394

CHCPE is a statewide resource run by the Department of Social Services through which Shelton seniors living at home can receive free or low-cost assistance with activities of daily living. To qualify, seniors must be at least 65 years old and require nursing-home level care. Participating seniors may receive services such as care management, home-delivered meals, homemaker services and assistive technologies. 

LifeBridge Community Services

Address: 475 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605
Phone: (203) 752-9919

Through its Meals on Wheels program, LiveBridge Community Services provides home-delivered meals to seniors throughout Fairfield County. Monday through Friday, homebound seniors ages 60 and older can receive deliveries of nutritious meals including pureed and chopped foods to accommodate doctor-prescribed diets. Seniors should call or email seniorfoodservices@lifebridgect.org for more information.

TEAM, Inc. Homemaking

Address: 54 Grove Street, Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: (203) 538-5886 ext. 4225

Shelton seniors ages 60 and older may qualify for low-cost homemaking services including assistance with personal errands, shopping, housekeeping and laundry through the non-profit agency, TEAM. The Homemaking program suggests a contribution of $10 per hour, but seniors may be able to pay on a sliding scale or still receive services if funding is available. 

Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program

Address: 54 Hill Street, First Floor, Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: (203) 924-1555 ext. 1501

Connecticut state law includes a property tax credit program for homeowners who have a limited annual income and are either disabled or aged 65 and older. Credit amounts are determined by the local tax assessor, based on a sliding income scale and may total up to $1,000 for individuals and $1,250 for married couples. 

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.

Checklist for determining the need for in-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