The historic coastal village of Southport, located within the city of Fairfield in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is a safe community with a very low crime rate, making it an attractive option for active seniors. This small village is home to the Pequot Library, a destination library that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features an expansive collection of classic books, new releases and rare books, special exhibitions and a full calendar of events for adults. With its local amenities and small-town charm, it’s no wonder seniors make up nearly a quarter of Southport’s population.

Seniors who wish to remain in their home but need companionship and an extra hand with some activities of daily living may be good candidates for home care. According to the 2018 Cost of Care Survey published by Genworth, homemaker services in the Southport area cost $4,147 per month on average, while home health aid services are higher at $4,671. This is a little more than the respective national averages of $4,004 and $4,195.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Southport, so data for the closest major city, Bridgeport, was used.

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

2018, 2019, 2020

Right at Home Greater Fairfield County

518 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT, 06468

I am more than satisfied with the service right at home has provided for us. They worked with us to provide care for my mom on short notice. Their dedication and professionalism was remarkable. I woul … (read more)
I am more than satisfied with the service right at home has provided for us. They worked with us to provide care for my mom on short notice. Their dedication and professionalism was remarkable. I woul … (read more)

2020, 2021

Synergy HomeCare of Fairfield, Connecticut

2228 Black Rock Turnpike, Suite 310 , Fairfield, CT, 06825

They need to show up and show up on time. They need to send the same person so I do not have to keep training new people. They could communicate with us better and improve the scheduling.
They need to show up and show up on time. They need to send the same person so I do not have to keep training new people. They could communicate with us better and improve the scheduling.

2018, 2019

Home Instead – 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)

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)

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)

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)

Compassion Home Care LLC

36 Hillside Dr, Easton, CT, 06612

Compassion home care provides in home services with quality and compassionate care your loved ones deserve. Allowing them to lead a safe, independent, happier life in the comfort of their own home. < … (read more)
Compassion home care provides in home services with quality and compassionate care your loved ones deserve. Allowing them to lead a safe, independent, happier life in the comfort of their own home. < … (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)

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)

Apex Healthcare

1125 North Ave , Bridgeport, CT, 06604

Caregivers You Can Trust <p></p> Feel better in the comfort of your own home. We specialize in care and daily living assistance to an array of individuals. Whether you need daily or weekly assistanc … (read more)
Caregivers You Can Trust <p></p> Feel better in the comfort of your own home. We specialize in care and daily living assistance to an array of individuals. Whether you need daily or weekly assistanc … (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)

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)

Always Best Care of Fairfield County

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


Home Care Providers of Connecticut

208 Greenwood Ave # 10 , Bethel, CT, 06801

Home Care Providers of CT was formerly known as Sheraton Home Care, originally founded in 2009 in Danbury, CT by South African immigrant sisters, Gillian and Audrey Isaacs. Audrey and Gillian were i … (read more)
Home Care Providers of CT was formerly known as Sheraton Home Care, originally founded in 2009 in Danbury, CT by South African immigrant sisters, Gillian and Audrey Isaacs. Audrey and Gillian were i … (read more)

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)

Care Connect, LLC

680 New Haven Ave, Derby, CT, 06418

Who we are: <p></p> Care Connect, LLC specializes in creating individualized care plans for seniors and people with disabilities. Count on us to conduct a one-on-one interview, provide a dedicated t … (read more)
Who we are: <p></p> Care Connect, LLC specializes in creating individualized care plans for seniors and people with disabilities. Count on us to conduct a one-on-one interview, provide a dedicated t … (read more)

Prestige Companion and Homemakers LLC

77 main st north, Southbury, CT, 06488

Prestige Companion and Homemakers LLC provides non-medical Homecare services to seniors all over Connecticut. We specialize in around the clock Live-in services as well as hourly care. <p></p> Our s … (read more)
Prestige Companion and Homemakers LLC provides non-medical Homecare services to seniors all over Connecticut. We specialize in around the clock Live-in services as well as hourly care. <p></p> Our s … (read more)

Connecticut Community Focus, LLC

262 Bella Vista Dr, Watertown, CT, 06795

Connecticut Community Focus, LLC provides Non Medical Homecare services to seniors in the comfort of their homes, ranging from 24HOURS LIVE-IN to HOURLY CARE. Our Services include the following: <p>< … (read more)
Connecticut Community Focus, LLC provides Non Medical Homecare services to seniors in the comfort of their homes, ranging from 24HOURS LIVE-IN to HOURLY CARE. Our Services include the following: <p>< … (read more)

Southport 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 Southport:

Senior and Disabled Housing

Address: 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3120

The Senior and Disabled Housing program, which is administered by the Office of Community and Economic Development, serves low-income seniors in the Southport region by connecting them with affordable housing opportunities. The directory is comprised of properties maintained by various companies, so application processes and eligibility requirements vary.

Shoveling for Seniors

Address: 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3169

Homebound seniors and those who are unable to shovel their walkways and driveways due to a disability may receive shoveling services through the Shoveling for Seniors program. This program is coordinated by the Social Services Outreach Social Worker, and services are provided by local students. While in some cases service may be provided free of charge, the suggested payment for services is $10 per hour.

Senior and Disabled Tax Relief

Address: 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3110

Southport seniors age 65 and over whose total assets and annual income meet specified limits may receive tax relief through the town tax relief program. To participate, qualified seniors must apply in person with a staff member from the Assessor’s Office during the designated filing period, and they must reside in their primary place of residence for at least 183 days out of the year.

Transportation Services

Address: 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3168

The town of Fairfield provides transportation services to local seniors, including those who reside in Southport. It maintains a fleet of five wheelchair-accessible buses that provides transportation to the local senior center, supermarkets, medical appointments and the local library. Services are available for a small fee and can be arranged by calling the dispatcher.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 215 Warren Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 332-3264

The United Way of Connecticut administers the local Meals on Wheels program. Through this program, seniors residing in Southport who are housebound, recuperating from an injury or illness or otherwise unable to prepare their own food may receive two meals per weekday. Weekend meals are also available.

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.