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

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)

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)

Griswold Home Care Fairfield County: Generations of Care

1122 Broadbridge Ave, Stratford, CT, 06615

My mother-in-law passed away but she used Griswold for five years. We had an absolutely phenomenal experience with them. They came into the home after she had broken her hip and her shoulder and was b … (read more)
My mother-in-law passed away but she used Griswold for five years. We had an absolutely phenomenal experience with them. They came into the home after she had broken her hip and her shoulder and was b … (read more)

Fairfield Family Care

27 Fifth Street, Stamford, CT, 06905

We hired Fairfield Family Care and they came in for hourly services and one week of in-home care. They assisted with cooking, cleaning, they helped with my dad and whatever else they needed to help wi … (read more)
We hired Fairfield Family Care and they came in for hourly services and one week of in-home care. They assisted with cooking, cleaning, they helped with my dad and whatever else they needed to help wi … (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.

Seven Stars Home Care Services, LLC

1495 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT, 06825

Having a perfect match of care giver and patient is the key to developing a successful relationship. Service flexibility from the agency was a must for us as we learned the amount of care that was j … (read more)
Having a perfect match of care giver and patient is the key to developing a successful relationship. Service flexibility from the agency was a must for us as we learned the amount of care that was j … (read more)

Castle Group Home Care

261 South Main St, Newtown, CT, 06470

Castle Group provided my 74 year old mom with excellent and attentive care. The person they provided my mother actually went beyond her call of duty.I was actually surprised how my mother took to her … (read more)
Castle Group provided my 74 year old mom with excellent and attentive care. The person they provided my mother actually went beyond her call of duty.I was actually surprised how my mother took to her … (read more)

Senior Helpers

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)

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


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)

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.

2017

Task Home Care Services

19 Post Road East, Westport, CT, 06880

I Dorothy Cappella has been a client of Task Medical for one year. I have had no staffing issue since I’ve been with Task Medical and my case manager is just a phone call away. I am very grateful for … (read more)
I Dorothy Cappella has been a client of Task Medical for one year. I have had no staffing issue since I’ve been with Task Medical and my case manager is just a phone call away. I am very grateful for … (read more)

Acuity Homecare LLC

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

Acuity Homecare was fantastic. They swooped in when we were having the worst time with the agency we had. They came in and they took over. They were helping my aunt with everything because she needed … (read more)
Acuity Homecare was fantastic. They swooped in when we were having the worst time with the agency we had. They came in and they took over. They were helping my aunt with everything because she needed … (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)

Caring Contact, LLC

7 Farview Terrace, Danbury, CT, 06811

Very Prompt and friendly staff. They are very kind and caring towards my mother. I would highly recommend Caring Contact!
Very Prompt and friendly staff. They are very kind and caring towards my mother. I would highly recommend Caring Contact!

Premium Home Aids And Companions Services

2264 Silas Deane Highway Suite N2, 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…….

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.


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.