Danbury, Connecticut, is a small to midsize city about 55 miles outside of New York City. It has a population of around 87,000 people, and approximately 13.7% are seniors who are at least 65 years old. Danbury’s proximity to New York and the Atlantic seaboard, along with its low crime rates, make it an enticing choice for retiring seniors.

Assisted living care lets seniors who are still able to take care of most of their needs maintain their independence for as long as possible while providing them with assistance when needed to ensure they remain safe and healthy. It’s often considered an intermediate option between living alone and receiving full around-the-clock nursing care. Seniors in Danbury can expect to pay around $7,838 per month for an assisted living community, which is more than a $3,000 increase over the U.S. average.

In this guide, seniors can find an overview of the costs of assisted living in Danbury and the surrounding areas, as well as the costs of other types of senior care. It also provides a list of local resources that serve seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Danbury, CT

2016, 2020

Maplewood at Danbury

22 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT, 06810

Maplewood at Danbury is located in Danbury, Connecticut, part of the New York City metropolitan area. This assisted living and memory care facility offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with in-roo … (read more)
Maplewood at Danbury is located in Danbury, Connecticut, part of the New York City metropolitan area. This assisted living and memory care facility offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with in-roo … (read more)

2019

Spring Village of Danbury

8 Glen Hill Road, Danbury, CT, 06811

My mother-in-law is moving into Spring Village at Danbury. We chose this place because of its accessibility, cost, and because the staff were caring. They offer interactive activities, and they were v … (read more)
My mother-in-law is moving into Spring Village at Danbury. We chose this place because of its accessibility, cost, and because the staff were caring. They offer interactive activities, and they were v … (read more)

Keystone Place at Wooster Heights

66 Wooster Heights, Danbury, CT, 06810

My mom is a resident of Keystone Place at Wooster Heights. It is very much a welcoming home. The residents and staff are very friendly, helpful, and supportive. They have a two-bedroom, a studio, and … (read more)
My mom is a resident of Keystone Place at Wooster Heights. It is very much a welcoming home. The residents and staff are very friendly, helpful, and supportive. They have a two-bedroom, a studio, and … (read more)

2013

Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

640 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT, 06877

Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut and offers assisted living and memory care for seniors. Clean, spacious and modern with a gorgeous main living sec … (read more)
Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut and offers assisted living and memory care for seniors. Clean, spacious and modern with a gorgeous main living sec … (read more)

2013, 2015

The Village at Brookfield Common

246A Federal Road, Brookfield, CT, 06804

The Village at Brookfield Common is located in Brookfield, Connecticut, a quaint town in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Housing options include studio apartments, one-bedroom apar … (read more)
The Village at Brookfield Common is located in Brookfield, Connecticut, a quaint town in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Housing options include studio apartments, one-bedroom apar … (read more)

Maplewood at Newtown

166 Mount Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT, 06470

Maplewood at Newtown is located in a quiet, wooded area in Newtown, Connecticut. Residents at the facility praise its campus, noting the beautiful courtyard and deck, as well as the decor and well-app … (read more)
Maplewood at Newtown is located in a quiet, wooded area in Newtown, Connecticut. Residents at the facility praise its campus, noting the beautiful courtyard and deck, as well as the decor and well-app … (read more)

Motif by Monarch

655 Main Street South, Southbury, CT, 06488

Everyone at the facility has been welcoming and very helpful. Staff goes out of their way to make the residents comfortable. Very supportive environment.
Everyone at the facility has been welcoming and very helpful. Staff goes out of their way to make the residents comfortable. Very supportive environment.

Pomperaug Woods

80 Heritage Rd, Southbury, CT, 06488


The Greens at Cannondale

435 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT, 06897

The Greens at Cannondale, located in the residential community of Wilton, Connecticut, is located on ten acres of landscaped grounds conveniently located right off Route 7 and near shopping and restau … (read more)
The Greens at Cannondale, located in the residential community of Wilton, Connecticut, is located on ten acres of landscaped grounds conveniently located right off Route 7 and near shopping and restau … (read more)

Ridgefield Station Senior Living

55 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT, 06877

It was brand new and extremely luxurious. My mom was not able to see the activity centers because of the pandemic, and that’s why she didn’t pick that one. The staff was well informed and very busines … (read more)
It was brand new and extremely luxurious. My mom was not able to see the activity centers because of the pandemic, and that’s why she didn’t pick that one. The staff was well informed and very busines … (read more)


Meadow Ridge

100 Redding Road, Redding, CT, 06896

<p>At Meadow Ridge, you’ll enjoy a distinctive lifestyle with refinements such as luxurious apartment homes, gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and exquisite amenities. With our Lifecare plan, you … (read more)
<p>At Meadow Ridge, you’ll enjoy a distinctive lifestyle with refinements such as luxurious apartment homes, gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and exquisite amenities. With our Lifecare plan, you … (read more)

Church Hill Village

2 The Boulevard, Newtown, CT, 06470


Spring Meadows Trumbull

6949 Main Street, Trumbull, CT, 06611

Spring Meadows is located in the southwestern Connecticut city of Trumbull, approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport. It sits in the shadow of the Tashua Recreation Area, which is home to the Tashua … (read more)
Spring Meadows is located in the southwestern Connecticut city of Trumbull, approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport. It sits in the shadow of the Tashua Recreation Area, which is home to the Tashua … (read more)

The Watermark at East Hill

611 East Hill Road, Southbury, CT, 06488

The Watermark at East Hill is located in the lovely town of Southbury, Connecticut. This pet-friendly community offers a variety of services ranging from assisted living to memory care. Residents can … (read more)
The Watermark at East Hill is located in the lovely town of Southbury, Connecticut. This pet-friendly community offers a variety of services ranging from assisted living to memory care. Residents can … (read more)

Chestnut Grove-New Milford

200 Chestnut Grove, New Milford, CT, 06776

My mother and I have been to Chestnut Grove to visit some of her friends, and it was nice. The attendants and the residents there were very nice, too. Everything was very homey, and if you need to go … (read more)
My mother and I have been to Chestnut Grove to visit some of her friends, and it was nice. The attendants and the residents there were very nice, too. Everything was very homey, and if you need to go … (read more)

The Plaza at Clover Lake

838 Fair Street, Carmel, NY, 10512

The Plaza at Clover Lake is situated in Carmel, New York and offers assisted and independent living. Residents and guests give high ratings to this facility’s overall visual appeal, especially the lig … (read more)
The Plaza at Clover Lake is situated in Carmel, New York and offers assisted and independent living. Residents and guests give high ratings to this facility’s overall visual appeal, especially the lig … (read more)

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.

$7838

Danbury

$6300

Connecticut

$4300

The United States

$6445

New Haven

$5753

Hartford

$5700

Norwich

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.

$4767

Homemaker Services

$5148

Home Health Aide

$1926

Adult Day Health Care

$7838

Assisted Living Facility

$14113

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$15208

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Danbury was not available, so data for the closest city, Bridgeport, was used instead.

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.

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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.

Resource

Contact

Service

(203) 757-5449

The 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.

(203) 790-4000

The 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.

(203) 797-4686

The 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.

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