Fairfield County is a vibrant community of over 940,000 people. The county is home to amenities, such as the award-winning Westport Country Playhouse, a nonprofit regional theater that hosts play readings, free programming and live entertainment throughout the year. Nature lovers enjoy exploring points of interest, such as Stamford’s Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, and the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum provides an engaging glimpse into the county’s history. With its age-friendly amenities, it’s not surprising that more than 16% of the population is aged 65 and over. 

There are approximately 21 assisted living facilities in Fairfield County, providing a variety of options for those seeking this level of care. On average, assisted living is expensive in this region, surpassing state and national rates at $7,838 per month. Assisted living costs can vary between facilities, depending on the location, the cost of local living and the services provided.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Fairfield County, CT

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)

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)

Atria Stamford

77 Third Street , Stamford, CT, 06905

Atria Stamford is a high-rise facility located in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, with sweeping views of Long Island Sound and the Connecticut countryside. Visitors are impressed by beautiful surround … (read more)
Atria Stamford is a high-rise facility located in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, with sweeping views of Long Island Sound and the Connecticut countryside. Visitors are impressed by beautiful surround … (read more)

Just Like Home’s Dogwood Home

62 Dogwood Drive, Shelton, CT, 06484

Dogwood Home is an extraordinary place. It is pretty much a template for what a care home for the elderly should be. One key factor in its remarkable success is that it is small – only six residents. … (read more)
Dogwood Home is an extraordinary place. It is pretty much a template for what a care home for the elderly should be. One key factor in its remarkable success is that it is small – only six residents. … (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)

Sunrise of Stamford

251 Turn of River Road, Stamford, CT, 06905

Sunrise of Stamford provides assisted living and memory care services. The facility is conveniently located approximately 4.5 miles from downtown Stamford near the intersection of Merritt Parkway and … (read more)
Sunrise of Stamford provides assisted living and memory care services. The facility is conveniently located approximately 4.5 miles from downtown Stamford near the intersection of Merritt Parkway and … (read more)

2014

Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull

2750 Reservoir Ave, Trumbull, CT, 06611

Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull is nestled in Trumbull, Connecticut, right beside Maefair Health Care Center and Henry Mucci Highway. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s luxurious common areas, whi … (read more)
Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull is nestled in Trumbull, Connecticut, right beside Maefair Health Care Center and Henry Mucci Highway. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s luxurious common areas, whi … (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)

2022

Atria Darien

50 Ledge Road, Darien, CT, 06820

Atria Darien is conveniently located just off the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike on the ”Gold Coast of Connecticut” towards Norwalk. It is about a half-hour drive to four major hospitals in St … (read more)
Atria Darien is conveniently located just off the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike on the ”Gold Coast of Connecticut” towards Norwalk. It is about a half-hour drive to four major hospitals in St … (read more)

2016

Benchmark at Split Rock

708A Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT, 06484

Benchmark at Split Rock is located in Shelton, Connecticut, near Connecticut Route 8 and Shelton Square Shopping Center. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s modern, well-decorated rooms and its h … (read more)
Benchmark at Split Rock is located in Shelton, Connecticut, near Connecticut Route 8 and Shelton Square Shopping Center. Visitors are impressed by the facility’s modern, well-decorated rooms and its h … (read more)

Maplewood at Darien

599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT, 06820

Located near Norwalk Hospital and Tilley Pond Park, Maplewood at Darien is an assisted living facility in Darien, Connecticut, that gets high ratings from reviewers for their private studio and one-be … (read more)
Located near Norwalk Hospital and Tilley Pond Park, Maplewood at Darien is an assisted living facility in Darien, Connecticut, that gets high ratings from reviewers for their private studio and one-be … (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)

Brighton Gardens of Stamford

59 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT, 06902

Located in a lovely country setting with hiking trails and patios, Brighton Gardens of Stamford in Connecticut ensures residents are comfortable and happy. Seniors love the wonderful sense of communit … (read more)
Located in a lovely country setting with hiking trails and patios, Brighton Gardens of Stamford in Connecticut ensures residents are comfortable and happy. Seniors love the wonderful sense of communit … (read more)

2015

Brookdale Wilton

96 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT, 06897

Brookdale Wilton was very nice. It’s not as new as some of the senior places we visited, but the staff was super. They went the extra mile. The man who interviewed me, Kevin, was outstanding. Even tho … (read more)
Brookdale Wilton was very nice. It’s not as new as some of the senior places we visited, but the staff was super. They went the extra mile. The man who interviewed me, Kevin, was outstanding. Even tho … (read more)

Spring Village at Stratford

6911 Main Street, Stratford, CT, 06614

We saw Spring Village at Stratford assisted living and they’re very friendly and very nice. We saw the dining room, the activities room, and the chapel. They have different floors with the rooms. They … (read more)
We saw Spring Village at Stratford assisted living and they’re very friendly and very nice. We saw the dining room, the activities room, and the chapel. They have different floors with the rooms. They … (read more)

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)

Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

448 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824

Sturges Ridge of Fairfield was excellent. The tour was great, and the staff was great. Because it’s assisted living, they didn’t have full kitchens in any of the apartments. They also didn’t have a wa … (read more)
Sturges Ridge of Fairfield was excellent. The tour was great, and the staff was great. Because it’s assisted living, they didn’t have full kitchens in any of the apartments. They also didn’t have a wa … (read more)

2015

Maplewood at Strawberry Hill

73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06855

I took a tour of Maplewood at Strawberry Hill, and it was nice. I have no issues with them, but my father needed more than they could provide. From what I saw, it looked nice and clean. Everybody seem … (read more)
I took a tour of Maplewood at Strawberry Hill, and it was nice. I have no issues with them, but my father needed more than they could provide. From what I saw, it looked nice and clean. Everybody seem … (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)

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)

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. 

$7838

Fairfield County/Bridgeport Area

$6300

Connecticut

$4300

The United States

$6445

New Haven Area

$5753

Hartford Area

$5700

Norwich Area

$4950

Providence Area, RI

$5991

New York Area, NY

$5789

Pittsfield, MA

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

ResourceContact Service
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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fairfield County