With approximately 130,000 residents, Stamford is Connecticut’s second-largest city. As part of the Greater New York Metropolitan Area, the city is a short drive away from world-class museums, attractions and entertainment. Closer to home, the city’s approximately 17,900 senior residents can explore the countless galleries, live theaters and specialty shops in downtown Stamford. The FBI ranks Stamford as the safest city in New England, and across the entire United States, it’s listed at number eleven.

Stamford’s home care agencies are slightly more expensive than the national average, reports Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey. In this city, seniors pay an average of $4,385 per month for in-home care and $4,767 for home health care; on an hourly basis, these services cost $23 and $25, respectively. Nationwide, seniors pay an average of $22.50 per hour for in-home care and $23 for home health care.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Stamford, 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 Stamford 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 Stamford, CT

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Darien

7 Tokeneke Road, Darien, CT, 06820

The help with the dishes is the most helpful. They also help me remember to take my pills. Some of them are very good, we finally got a caregiver that really suits us.
The help with the dishes is the most helpful. They also help me remember to take my pills. Some of them are very good, we finally got a caregiver that really suits us.

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)

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)

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)

Home Instead – Norwalk, CT

158 East Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06851

My Mother did not want to go into a Senior Residence but she was struggling to cope in her home. This was a conundrum and source of tension in the family. With HomeInstead we found reliable, consist … (read more)
My Mother did not want to go into a Senior Residence but she was struggling to cope in her home. This was a conundrum and source of tension in the family. With HomeInstead we found reliable, consist … (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


Always Best Care of Stamford & Greenwich

1406 Blue Oaks Boulevard, Roseville, CA, 95747


Prestige Home Care of Greenwich

16 Putnam Green, Suite 16 E , Greenwich, CT, 06830


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)

Comfort Keepers – Westport, CT

181 Post Road W #17 , Westport, CT, 06880

Comfort Keepers <p></p> Elevating the Human Spirit <p></p> Providing In Home Care in Connecticut for 20 years.
Comfort Keepers <p></p> Elevating the Human Spirit <p></p> Providing In Home Care in Connecticut for 20 years.

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)

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)

2019, 2020, 2021

ComForCare Home Care of Stamford

2509 Main Street, Stamford, CT, 06901

Their communication and placement of the person they chose has been great. The team we worked with to place the caregiver was great.
Their communication and placement of the person they chose has been great. The team we worked with to place the caregiver was great.

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.

Stamford 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 Stamford:

HomeFront

Address: 88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (800) 887-4673

This nonprofit organization provides free home repairs to low-income seniors in Fairfield County. Its volunteer teams perform many home maintenance tasks, such as plumbing repairs, leaky roof fixes and electrical system upgrades. Home modifications, including wheelchair ramps, may also be provided through the program. To qualify for assistance, seniors should intend to live in their homes for at least five years. Seniors who have received assistance from HomeFront in the past are eligible to reapply.

The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut

Address: 66 North Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 744-4700

Since 1965, this nonprofit organization has offered a number of services to low-income seniors. It administers the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, which helps seniors pay for home heating. The funding pays a portion of a winter bill for a variety of heating sources, such as kerosene, oil and natural gas. Its case management services include referrals to local programs. Through its emergency assistance program, it connects seniors in crisis with clothing pantries and other resources.

Renter’s Rebate For Elderly/Disabled Renters Tax Relief Program

Address: 888 Washington Boulevard, 9th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4050

This state-run program provides renters’ rebates to qualified low-income seniors throughout the state. Each year, senior renters may receive a maximum of $700 ($900 for couples), and this funding may help seniors continue to live in their apartments. The amount a senior receives varies based on the amount of rent and utility they paid in the previous year, as well as their income. Applications are accepted between April 1st and October 1st at the Stamford Department of Social Services.

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County

Address: 30 Myano Lane, Suite 14, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 324-6175

For over 37 years, this faith-based nonprofit organization has offered a senior nutrition program. Through Meals on Wheels, seniors receive home-delivered meals every weekday, and meals for weekends may be provided as well. Its Community Cafe program also gives seniors the opportunity to enjoy weekday meals in a group setting. These meals are offered at the Stamford Senior Center, the Jewish Community Center and St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Share the Fare Program

Address: 888 Washington Boulevard, 9th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4050

Operated by the city’s Department of Social Services, this subsidized taxi program is available to Stamford residents who are disabled or older than 62. For just $25, seniors can purchase a taxi voucher book that contains ten $5 taxi vouchers. Each month, they can buy as many as four books. This half-priced transportation can help low-income seniors who no longer drive continue to live independently.

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.