61 Home Care Services for Seniors Serving Westport, CT
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Home Care for Seniors in Westport, CT
More than 26,000 people live in Westport, Connecticut, and 16% of them are 65 and over. There are plenty of things for them to see and do in this coastal city, which lies along Long Island Sound, and residents are within easy driving distance of day trips to the Big Apple. Closer to home, the Westport Theater entertains seniors with plays and musicals, and the Bradley Wheeler Cobblestone Barn houses the town's historical museum.
The Westport Senior Center offers meals, fitness and educational activities, as well as access to community resources. There are senior discounts for the Norwalk Transit System, which aging citizens can use to get around town economically.
According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, Westport seniors receiving long-term care at home pay $22.50 per hour for homemaker services, which is $1.50 more than the U.S. median. Those who need a home health aide pay an average of $24.95 per hour, $2.95 higher than the national average. This cost comes to an average of $4,290 per month for homemaker services and $4,719 per month for home health aides for 44 hours of care per week.
At Caring.com, we've compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Westport area - complete with community descriptions, amenities, health services provided, 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.
Seniors in Westport have access to a host of programs and services that enable independence and aging in place, while maintaining the highest possible quality of life. Below, we've compiled a few of the most helpful resources:
Meals on Wheels
21 Imperial Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Hot meals are provided to seniors at home, with nonperishable food and frozen meals available nights and weekends. An in-home application is required for participation in the program. Meals are delivered by community volunteers.
Energy Assistance Program
Westport Town Hall, Room 200
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
The CT Energy Assistance Program helps eligible Westport seniors pay their home heating costs to ensure they stay warm throughout the winter. Assistance is paid directly to the utility provider. For assistance with applications contact administrators at the Westport Town Hall.
Connecticut’s Weatherization Assistance Program
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
The Weatherization Assistance Program assists low-income Westport seniors in minimizing energy-related costs through retrofits and home improvement. Currently, successful applicants earn less than 60% of state median income. However, priority is given to vulnerable households, including the elderly. For more information visit Energy Assistance --- Winter Heating Assistance Benefits.
STAR Family Support Respite Groups
2440 Reservoir Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06111
(203) 365-8522 ext.233
STAR helps seniors with developmental disabilities build interpersonal relationship skills and participate fully in community life. The organization helps seniors and their caregivers in many ways, including:
- in-home respite care for disabled seniors
- family support groups
Other Options in Westport, CT
Recent Reviews of Home Care in Westport
Review of Caring Partners
Caring Partners is a wonderful agency. They made a very difficult situation a little more bearable. They were attentive and caring and really took the time to make sure my parents were well taken... Read more
Review of Caring Partners
Great Agency! They really helped Mom when she was beginning to decline. There efforts allowed her to live out her days in the comfort of her own home. Thank you! Read more
Review of Task Home Care Services
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 f... Read more