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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Fairfield County, CT for 2024

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Paying for Assisted Living in Fairfield County

According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, Connecticut is among the costlier states in the nation for senior care, including assisted living. On average, seniors in Connecticut pay $6,300 monthly for assisted living services, which is $2,000 higher than the national median of $4,300. In Fairfield County, assisted living facilities charge even more, with average rates coming in at $7,838 monthly. This cost data is based on fees listed for the Bridgeport area, which is located in Fairfield County.  

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The Fairfield County area is the most expensive region in Connecticut for assisted living, with fees coming in at approximately $7,838 per month. Seniors seeking more affordable care have several options within the state, including the New Haven area, where monthly care costs are closer to the state median at $6,445. In the Hartford area, assisted living facilities charge $5,753 on average for services, and in the Norwich area, rates are slightly lower at $5,700. Those willing to look across state lines find even more comparatively affordable options. In the Providence area of Rhode Island, average monthly rates come in at $4,950. In the New York City area of New York, seniors pay $5,991 per month, and in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, fees are a little lower at $5,789. 

Connecticut

$6,300

The United States

$4,300

New Haven Area

$6,445

Hartford Area

$5,753

Norwich Area

$5,700

New York Area, NY

$5,991

Pittsfield, MA

$5,789

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fairfield County

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 Fairfield County

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Area Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut(203) 785-8533The Area Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut serves Fairfield County seniors through a broad range of programs and services. Its Care Network Link is a free online resource that connects site visitors with area providers and special discounts for health services, respite, fall alert systems and hairdressing. The agency operates adult day centers throughout the county and aids older adults in long-term care planning, helping them make informed decisions regarding their future care needs. It also funds community meal programs and offers financial counseling and assistance.
Veterans Affairs(203) 256-3170Fairfield County is home to several veterans’ affairs offices, including one in the City of Fairfield. At this location, veterans obtain assistance with applying for programs that may help cover their care expenses, including the VA pension and the Aid and Attendance benefit. Local representatives can screen veterans for eligibility for VA healthcare services or placement in local veterans’ homes. They can also provide veterans with information about tax exemptions.
Bigelow Center for Senior Activities(203) 256-3166Bigelow Center for Senior Activities is one of several senior centers in Fairfield County. This center offers a variety of exercise programs that are tailored to older adults, including tai chi, stretching and flexibility exercises, dance aerobics and Zumba, and it hosts the Pacers walking club. In addition to exercise classes, members can participate in games that promote mental health and socialization, such as bridge, chess and bingo. The center also hosts trained AARP volunteers every tax season who provide free tax assistance for seniors.
Connecticut Legal Services(203) 336-3851Connecticut Legal Services promotes access to healthcare services and public benefits among seniors in Fairfield County through free legal aid and advice. Through its ongoing Consumer Law Project for Elders, it operates a statewide hotline that provides immediate legal advice and arranges for representation for seniors who have experienced financial exploitation or abuse. The agency helps seniors obtain access to healthcare coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as public benefits that they’re entitled to, such as retirement and disability benefits and cash assistance, which may help them cover assisted living expenses.
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program(203) 744-4700RSVP is a nationwide program that provides volunteer opportunities to those aged 55 and over, letting them serve their community in a capacity that suits their abilities and interests. Volunteer opportunities vary but typically include tutoring or mentoring children in schools or after-school programs, sharing knowledge at local museums and ushering at performing arts centers. In exchange for volunteering, seniors receive supplemental liability insurance, recognition at annual events and in some cases, transportation reimbursement.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fairfield County

Fairfield County-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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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...

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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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Vincent

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Review of Atria Stamford

The people at Atria Stamford were very friendly. It was a nice residential area. The facilities were very appealing, but the add-ons for care were unexpectedly high priced. The staff was very...

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Vincent

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Review of Sunrise of Stamford

Sunrise of Stamford seemed to be a very nice community of people. The staff was helpful. It was smaller than the other place, so it was cozier. There were fewer facilities. The dining hall and...

Provider response

Hi Vincent, Each and every guest who enters a Sunrise community is important to us. It is wonderful to know that you had such a positive experience when touring Sunrise of Stamford. We would be...

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