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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Danbury, CT for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Danbury, CT below include 18 Assisted Living facilities with 467 reviews. On average in Danbury, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.63 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Danbury

In Connecticut, the state Department of Health is responsible for overseeing assisted living communities. This body ensures that assisted living communities are meeting the health and safety standards set forth in the state laws and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Danbury

  • One of the main draws of living in Danbury is its health care system. The city has 288 doctors for every 100,000 residents, which is quite a bit above the national average of 210 doctors, and it’s home to Danbury Hospital — part of the Nuvance Health system. Seniors can also access world-class health care in nearby New York City.
  • The crime rate in Danbury is well below the national average for both property and violent crime, which can help give seniors and their loved ones peace of mind. Violent crime in Danbury received a score of 12.9 compared to the U.S. average of 22.7, and property crime was scored at 24.6 compared to the national average of 35.4.
  • The cost of living in Danbury is a little higher than both the state and national averages overall. However, some of this can be accounted for in rising home prices, which seniors in assisted living may not have to worry about, and health care is only 2% more expensive than the rest of the United States on average.
  • Danbury gets all four seasons, which can be a good thing for some seniors and a not-so-great aspect for others. Winter lows often drop below freezing, and the area gets around 42 inches of snow per year. However, summers are milder, with highs only getting to the low 80s on average.
  • Connecticut is one of the least tax-friendly states when it comes to seniors. Retirement income, including Social Security, is taxed in this state, which is an important consideration for seniors considering assisted living in this area.

Paying for Assisted Living in Danbury

According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living costs an average of $7,838 per month in Danbury. This is high compared to the statewide and national averages of $6,300 and $4,300, respectively.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The cost of assisted living in Danbury is significantly higher than both the Connecticut and U.S. averages. It’s also the most expensive in the state. New Haven is the closest in cost at $6,445, and both Hartford and Norwich are around $2,000 less at $5,753 and $5,700, respectively. These costs can add up to quite a bit over time, so it’s something Danbury seniors should consider when choosing a place to retire.

Danbury

$7,838

Connecticut

$6,300

The United States

$4,300

New Haven

$6,445

Hartford

$5,753

Norwich

$5,700

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

While assisted living can be helpful for seniors who are still semi-independent, it’s not the only type of senior care available in Danbury. Adult day health care services are the cheapest in this area, with prices coming in at $1,926 per month. Homemaker services run around $4,767 on average, while home health care costs an average of $5,148. Nursing home care is the most expensive type of care in Danbury, and seniors can expect to pay $14,113 for a semiprivate room or $15,208 for a private room on average.

Homemaker Services

$4,767

Home Health Aide

$5,148

Adult Day Health Care

$1,926

Assisted Living Facility

$7,838

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$14,113

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

$15,208

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Danbury

Any resident that qualifies for Medicaid can use the program to pay for assisted living facilities. Low-income individuals who prefer to live in an ALF rather than a nursing home may also receive help through the Assisted Living Waiver Program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.

Financial Assistance in Connecticut

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 Danbury

Seniors in Danbury can take advantage of several area resources and programs that can help them transition to assisted living or have a better quality of life while already in assisted living care.

ResourceContactService
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging(203) 757-5449The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging is a nonprofit agency that helps seniors in Danbury and the surrounding area access beneficial services and programs. Some of the services and programs it provides include legal services for seniors who need help with wills or other issues, transportation services, nutrition services and a hotline to report elder abuse.
Danbury Vet Center(203) 790-4000The Danbury Vet Center helps seniors who served in the United States military access counseling and other mental health services for issues related to their time in service. It can also help them better understand their VA benefits and connect them to other community resources.
Elmwood Hall Senior Center(203) 797-4686The Elmwood Hall Senior Center is available to all Danbury residents who are at least 60 years old. It offers more than three dozen weekly programs, as well as special events throughout the year. Seniors can participate in activities, such as attending lectures, dancing and learning new skills.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Danbury

Danbury-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Connecticut

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Reviewer RC#0119a

I visited this facility

Review of Maplewood at Danbury

Maplewood at Danbury was warm and welcoming. My tour there was very informative. It was a smaller facility. It wasn't one of the big ones. The layouts were a little small for a couple, but they...

Provider response

Thank you for sharing your positive experience at Maplewood at Danbury! We're delighted to hear that you found the community warm and welcoming. We appreciate your insights on the facility's...

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Kristelw

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Maplewood at Danbury

I am so grateful for Maplewood! We moved my mom (age 84) into Maplewood in September of 2023 and she is truly thriving. Her apartment is welcoming with lots of natural light, she is busy all day...

Provider response

Dear Kristel, We're happy to hear about your mom's positive experience at Maplewood! It's heartening to know she's thriving in her welcoming, light-filled apartment, enjoying a variety of engaging...

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Assisted Living

Jerry

I visited this facility

Review of Maplewood at Danbury

The people at Maplewood at Danbury were very cordial, friendly, and professional. The facilities were very nice and it seemed that they would be able to care of my wife. But I could not afford the...

Provider response

Hello Jerry, thank you for taking the time to provide a review for Maplewood at Danbury. We are happy to hear you had a positive experience. We value your input and will share it with the entire...

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