1 Assisted Living Facility in Canaan, CT
The average cost of assisted living in Canaan is $5,125 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Torrington with an average starting cost of $4,410.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Canaan. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Canaan 4.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Rhinebeck with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Canaan
Canaan, which includes the area of Falls Village, is a small town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with a population of about 1,200 people. The area boasts old-world charm from historic buildings as well as natural scenery along the Appalachian Trail.
For local senior citizens, Litchfield County has four assisted living facilities, with one in Canaan, two in Torrington and one in the city of Litchfield. Assisted living facilities throughout Connecticut serve people 55 and older in managed residential communities (MRCs), which may be licensed by the state as assisted living service agencies.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Canaan
- The climate in Canaan may delight snow-loving seniors, as the area sees an average annual snowfall total of 66 inches. The brisk winter temperatures reach an average low of 13 degrees Fahrenheit, but the summer brings a warm average high of 82 degrees.
- Canaan is more affordable for seniors than other parts of Connecticut, with a cost of living 16 percent lower than the state average. The prices are primarily lower for housing, transportation and miscellaneous goods. Compared with the rest of the nation, Canaan costs two percent higher than average.
- Canaan is one of the safer areas for seniors, as the local crime rate is 67 percent lower than the U.S. average. The odds of experiencing any type of crime in Canaan are one in 108.
- The air quality may be troublesome for people with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions. Litchfield County was graded F by the American Lung Association for ozone pollution.
Dial-A-Ride transportation is provided in Canaan on Tuesdays and Thursdays by the Northwestern Connecticut Transit District bus. NCTD also offers inter-regional curb-to-curb service Monday through Thursday. Seniors can ride free for a suggested donation.
- The Litchfield County region contains points of interest for seniors to enjoy arts and culture, such as the Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk, the Land of Nod vineyard and winery, live events and celebrations and Beckley Furnace State Park.
Paying for Assisted Living in Canaan
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Canaan start around $5,125 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Canaan and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Canaan
Seniors in Connecticut who are at risk of requiring care from a nursing home may be eligible for financial help to pay for assisted living services through the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE). Social Security Income recipients may also qualify for an optional state supplement or income exclusion depending on their living arrangements.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Canaan
Canaan and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Canaan, please visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Canaan
Canaan-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Connecticut are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Canaan
Review of Geer Village
My relative really likes being in Geer Village. It's a beautiful place with lots to do, and so far he hasn't had any issues. The staff is very friendly, and we haven't had any problems, except one ... Read more
Review of Geer Village
Geer Village is a place with very comfortable apartments. I like that there are interesting lectures in the local institution called the Taconic Learning Center throughout the year, and it also has... Read more
Review of Geer Village
My cousin was moved to Geer Village from rehab, where she had a small furnished apartment, but she only survived a week there. She wasn't there very long. That was a very excellent facility. She ha... Read more