Wilton, Connecticut, is a small community in the southern part of the state. It’s mostly residential, giving a small-town feel with easy access to the larger metropolitan areas of Danbury and Stamford. Many seniors in the area, about 15% of the city’s population, enjoy spending time at the Wilton Senior Center, meeting new friends, enjoying organized games or fitness or participating in scheduled special events like dances or potluck dinners. 

For seniors who enjoy time outdoors, the Merwin Meadows Park is a popular destination with easy walking trails, wildlife and shady spots for picnicking. Shopping in the downtown area is convenient, while the Wilton River Park shopping mall provides a variety of shops and quick service dining under one roof. 

Wilton is home to many qualified home care services to help the elderly maintain their independence. These services include both health care and homemaker assistance. The hourly rates for home health care in the area average at $24.50, while homemaker services run an average of $21.75 per hour, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care 2018 Survey. These are higher than the national average of $22 per hour for health care and $21 per hour for homemaker assistance. Wilton seniors should anticipate spending between $4,147 to $4,671 per month for these types of care. 

Note: Home health care cost data was not available for Wilton, so data for the closest city, Bridgeport, was used here. 

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

2018, 2019, 2020

Right at Home Greater Fairfield County

518 Monroe Tpke., 2nd Floor, 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)

2020, 2021

Synergy HomeCare of Fairfield, Connecticut

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

They have made my life a lot easier by sending a helpful caregiver. I like that they sent me a caregiver who I get along with.
They have made my life a lot easier by sending a helpful caregiver. I like that they sent me a caregiver who I get along with.

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)

Always Best Care of Western Connecticut

724 Georges Hill Road, Southbury, CT, 06488

Thank you for all of your help over the last few weeks. Your caregivers were all terrific and I just don’t know what we would have done without you.
Thank you for all of your help over the last few weeks. Your caregivers were all terrific and I just don’t know what we would have done without you.

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)

Connecticut Nursing Services

304 Federal Road, Suite 315, Brookfield, CT, 06804

My caregivers are trustworthy, dependable, reliable. I feel safe in my home with a caregiver that is not showing up just for the money. That is very important to me. The office staff is always availab … (read more)
My caregivers are trustworthy, dependable, reliable. I feel safe in my home with a caregiver that is not showing up just for the money. That is very important to me. The office staff is always availab … (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)

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)

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)

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)

VIP In Home Care Services LLC – Hamden, CT

4133 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT, 06518

Our goals at VIP IN HOME CARE SERVICES LLC is providing in-home caregiving services for seniors and their families . We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging fo … (read more)
Our goals at VIP IN HOME CARE SERVICES LLC is providing in-home caregiving services for seniors and their families . We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging fo … (read more)

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

They provide us with a good caregiver. They have good follow-up.
They provide us with a good caregiver. They have good follow-up.

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.

Wilton 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 Wilton:

Norwalk Salvation Army

Address: 14 Byington Place, Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: (203) 866-2125

As part of the national non-profit agency with a variety of services for local communities, the Salvation Army office in Norwalk has many programs to help the elderly in need. This location has a thrift store and food pantry, with discount household goods, free food and discount clothing. Case managers are available to help seniors find resources such as medical care, utility or rent assistance and even volunteer opportunities for those that are able. The Salvation Army is faith-based, with worship services and limited transport to these services available.

Wilton Social Services Department 

Address: Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton, CT 06897
Phone: (203) 834-6240

This agency oversees the Wilton Senior Center, where the elderly can enjoy socialization opportunities, including classes, games and social outings. It also has volunteers on hand to help seniors with managing their government benefits and limited legal aid service. There is a special program for seniors over 65 in Wilton, offering discounts at local businesses. This program is open to all. Proof of residency and age is the only requirement, and volunteers can help seniors find which businesses honor the program. 

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) 

Address: 149 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: (203) 838-8110

Seniors who meet certain income guidelines are eligible for utility bill payment assistance. This program helps those who are below certain income caps or deemed a vulnerable household to pay for their primary heating and cooling expenses. The program also has a limited rental payment assistance program, which is income-based. For those households that use deliverable fuel, such as kerosene or wood, the program also has delivery services. 

Wilton Meals on Wheels

Address: 439 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897
Phone: (203) 762-0566

This volunteer-run program delivers two hot and two cold meals to eligible Wilton seniors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There is no age restriction, but applicants may be required to demonstrate proof of need or inability to prepare their own hot meals.

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.