19 Assisted Living Facilities near Darien, CT

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Darien, CT

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Atria Darien

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Ledge Road, Darien, CT 06820
"Everything was top notch at Atria. The only issue was understanding the level of care that’s needed, and how much that really cost. That was a not as transparent as the other communities. This was..." More

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Maplewood at Darien

Provides: Assisted Living
599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
"very modernized, clean and beautiful. I am looking for my mother and i had the opportunity to look at this amazing facility. this community is at the top of my list. the staff was friendly and..." More

The Residence at Selleck’s Woods

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Parklands Drive, Darien, CT 06820
"The Residence at Selleck's Woods is a big facility, all brand-new, very nice, with lots of activities. The rooms were very nice, the outside space is not significant, but it's still a very nice..." More

16 Assisted Living Facilities near Darien, CT

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Atria Stamford

Provides: Assisted Living
77 Third Street , Stamford, CT 06905
"My visit to Atria Stamford was excellent. They were very thorough in showing us around, then we had an excellent lunch. They spent a lot of time giving us all the facts and all the details. We saw..." More

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Sunrise of Stamford

Provides: Assisted Living
251 Turn of River Road, Stamford, CT 06905
"Sunrise of Stamford is nicer and newer than the previous community I visited. Since it's right off Merritt Parkway it's in a great location. The staff was great, the person who gave me the tour was..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Rosewood on the Sound

Provides: Assisted Living
59 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
"Unbelievably Clean! The people at the facility extremely friendly! And there is a lot of activities to keep busy with! From all the places I checked out both in New York and New Jersey this is..." More

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The Greens at Cannondale

Provides: Assisted Living
435 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT 06897
"Over two years have gone by since I first reviewed the Greens, and I can still say without hesitation that my sisters and I remain thrilled and relieved by the care that our parents are receiving..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Brookdale Wilton

Provides: Assisted Living
96 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897
"My visit to Brookdale Wilton was a positive experience. The place was well-maintained, clean, and nicely laid-out. The location is good, because it's close to some restaurants and shopping areas...." More

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Caring Star 2015

Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855
"Maplewood at Strawberry Hill is the best of all. It's small, nice, and feels comfortable. It doesn't feel like being in a facility, because it's almost like an extended home. It's more cozy, and..." More

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Brighton Gardens of Stamford

Provides: Assisted Living
59 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT 06902
"I moved my husband to Brighton Gardens last month. They had a beautiful wood garden outside. They have a very affordable private room with private bathroom. John's room is on the first floor. It is..." More

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Maplewood at Southport

Provides: Assisted Living
917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT 06890
"brand new and spacious rooms. staff is always friendly and happy to talk to. they know their residents and are welcoming. residents are able to enjoy interactive activities with other residents..." More

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Brightview on New Canaan

Provides: Assisted Living
162 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850
"The design-build community features residential apartments and personalized assistance and care services for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Known for offering a..." More

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Sunrise of Wilton

Provides: Assisted Living
211 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897
"For more than 35 years, Sunrise Senior Living has been committed to providing seniors the best possible support, rooted in the latest research, and theories of aging. We take a holistic approach to..." More

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Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

Provides: Assisted Living
448 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
"Benchmark Senior Living at Sturges Ridge of Fairfield in Fairfield, CT is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life..." More

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The Bristal at Armonk

Provides: Assisted Living
90 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504
"My mom has been at the Bristol in Armonk, Ny shortly after they opened. The current Wellness nursing starting with the head nurse Jody Bellantoni and then including Carol and Anthea are loving..." More

The Parsonage Cottage

Provides: Assisted Living
88 Parsonage Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830
"Parsonage Cottage is a wonderful place for your loved one to live happily in a great setting. My father, Vincent Meli was a resident here. He enjoyed all of the amenities as well as the staff who..." More

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Provides: Assisted Living
122 Palmers Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902
"Edgehill is the perfect blend of countryside beauty and rich cultural life. Our lush, park-like campus is located in the heart of Lower Fairfield Country, where you will enjoy elegant and Community..." More

The Mews in Greenwich

Provides: Assisted Living
1/2 Bolling Place, Greenwich, CT 06830
"We had a nice meal at The Mews. The food was delicious. The place was lovely and the staff was really nice. There were a lot of activities for the residents. However, they do not take Title 19. " More

Palouse Country Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
503 South Hilltop Lane, Fairfield, CT 99012

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Darien

    Darien is a small town located on the Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, Connecticut. It has a relatively small senior population, with 12 percent of the town's 21,000 people aged 65 and older. Mostly independent seniors who need some help with daily activities can find accommodation in one of the area's 15 assisted living facilities. Connecticut's Department of Public Health Facilities Licensing and Investigations Section licenses and monitors facilities in the state.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Darien

    • The Darien area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Norwalk Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Darien's overall crime rate is 13 crimes per 1,000 residents. Around 64 percent of Connecticut's other towns and cities have a lower crime rate; however, the rate is lower than average when compared to American communities of a similar size. This may be reassuring to seniors' families  who are concerned about their safety.
    • Fairfield County, including Darien, received passing grades for both 24-hour and annual particle pollution in the State of the Air 2018 report. However, the county received a failing grade for ozone pollution, which may impact the health of seniors with respiratory illnesses.
    • Norwalk Transit provides public transportation in the Darien area and passengers aged 65 and over are eligible to pay half fares. There's also a door-to-door paratransit service.
    • The Sperling index rates Darien's overall cost of living at 306, which is 206 points higher than the national average. This is mainly due to the high cost of housing. While everyday expenses, such as healthcare and groceries, are still high, they are closer to the national median, which may make the town more affordable for those on a fixed income.
    • Darien has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, an organization that provides resources to help seniors maintain and improve their quality of life, as well as one senior center.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Darien

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Connecticut

    $7,547.00 Darien
    $6,810.00 Wilton
    $6,247.00 Norwalk
    $6,195.00 Ridgefield
    $6,127.00 Fairfield
    $4,997.00 Stamford
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Darien start around $7,547 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 Darien 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 Darien

    Seniors in Darien who receive Social Security benefits may be eligible for financial assistance through the Optional State Supplement (OSS). Connecticut does have the Home Care Program for the Elderly, which provides funds to residents of select assisted living facilities, but it's not currently available in Darien.

    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 Darien

    Darien 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 Darien, please visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Darien

    Darien-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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    Assisted Living near Darien, CT

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Darien

    • Review of Maplewood at Darien

      Maplewood at Darien was the nicest facility that we looked at. They had very good staff, and it's one worth definitely considering. The staff was very friendly, welcoming, and had good follow-up. T... Read more

    • Review of The Residence at Selleck’s Woods

      The Residence at Selleck's Woods is a big facility, all brand-new, very nice, with lots of activities. The rooms were very nice, the outside space is not significant, but it's still a very nice fac... Read more

    • Review of Maplewood at Darien

      The Team at Maplewood Darien have been amazing since we transitioned my Mother there 3 months ago. You really get a feeling of community from the very beginning and the staff are 100% involved with... Read more

      Sara Young
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