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 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 Westport, 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Prestige Home Care of Greenwich

16 Putnam Green, Greenwich, CT, 06830

What can I say, we live out of state and needed care for our Mom back east. We reached out to Prestige Home Care of Greenwich and the owner could not be more informative and sensitive to our needs. Wi … (read more)
What can I say, we live out of state and needed care for our Mom back east. We reached out to Prestige Home Care of Greenwich and the owner could not be more informative and sensitive to our needs. Wi … (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)

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)

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)

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.

Westport 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 Westport:

Meals on Wheels

Address: 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 341-5099

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

Address: Westport Town Hall, Room 200, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-341-1050

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

Address: 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone: (860) 424-3000

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

Address: 2440 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06111
Phone: (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 

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.