11 Assisted Living Facilities near Mystic, CT

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Mystic, CT

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Caring Star 2016

Academy Point at Mystic

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Academy Lane, Mystic, CT 06355
"My mother moved into Academy Point in Mystic in 2018 after falling several times in her home. Her last fall resulted in a severe leg break which required extensive surgery. She was bedridden in a..." More

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Masonicare at Mystic

Provides: Assisted Living
45 Clara Drive, Mystic, CT 06355
"Masonicare (Masonicare At Mystic) is a very friendly, brand-new place. The rooms are brand new. They have a library, a pool, and some nice areas to eat. The food is excellent. The staff is great...." More

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Caring Star 2015

Atria Crossroads Place

Provides: Assisted Living
One Beechwood Drive, Waterford, CT 06385
"I have toured this property for my mother. Just walking through the front doors has such a welcoming feeling. The apartments were quite large with lots of light and nice views. The dining room ~..." More

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Elmbrook Village

Provides: Assisted Living
380 Salem Turnpike, Bozrah, CT 06334
"My mom is already at Elmbrook Village At Bozrah. It's been very good. It's really friendly. The staff and also the clientele, the people that are living there, are very friendly. The place is only..." More

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Crescent Point at Niantic

Provides: Assisted Living
417 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
"Crescent Point at Niantic was a small and very tight community. They offer a lot of outside events during warmer weather. It's right in the heart of Niantic, which is very cool. It was lovely, but..." More

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Caring Star 2015

The Elms Retirement Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
22 Elms Street, Westerly, RI 02891
"I've been to The Elms Retirement Residence. It is unbelievably beautiful. They have a lot to offer and it's just a wonderful place. They were very accommodating. They answered all our questions and..." More

Golden Years Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
118 High Street, Westerly, RI 02891
"I was there January 2015 to do a tour and I was so impressed with the place. I had been in the facility a few years ago and the owners have done a lot of renovations to the place. It looks so..." More

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Complete Care at Groton Regency

Provides: Assisted Living
1145 Poquonock Road, Groton, CT 06340
"Groton Regency Center has multiple levels of care. They have a nursing home, a mid level, and then assisted living. You go in the front door, and there’s a security individual there to check you..." More

Sachem Home

Provides: Assisted Living
33 Sachem Street,, Norwich, CT 06360
"Sachem Homes is an assisted living facility. They provide meals and the residents either have their own rooms or shared room. They have 24-hour staff. It caters to smaller community. The meals are..." More

Sheltering Arms Retirement Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
165 McKinley Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360
"Sheltering Arms just didn’t have the best levels of services. It wasn’t quite on the level of assisted living, and that’s why it just wasn’t working for my mother anymore. I can say that it was a..." More

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Fountainview Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
88 Clark Lane, Waterford, CT 06385

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mystic

    Mystic was once a shipbuilding village and a safe harbor for ships to weather a storm. It is now home to the Mystic Seaport Museum, many old sea captain's houses and around 4,000 people.

    There is a sizable senior population in Mystic with over 29 percent of the population aged 65 and over. There are nine assisted living facilities in the area catering to this population, all licensed by the Department of Public Health Facilities Licensing and Investigations Section. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mystic

    • All retirement income is subject to income tax in Connecticut, including pensions, retirement funds and Social Security. Some exemptions are made for Social Security Income for seniors on low incomes. Sales taxes in the state are close to the national average and groceries are exempt, which may help seniors save money for their assisted living budget.
    • The air quality in New London County, including Mystic, is mixed. The county received a B grade for 24-hour particle pollution and a failing grade for ozone pollution in the State of the Air 2018 report. Seniors with respiratory conditions may wish to investigate how this will impact their health.
    • Public transport in Mystic is provided by South East Area Transit (SEAT). Reduced fares are available to riders aged 65 and over. SEAT also has a curb-to-curb paratransit service available for people unable to use the regular service, which some seniors may be able to take advantage of.
    • Seniors interested in arts and culture may enjoy a visit to the Mystic Museum of Art, which has exhibitions as well as workshops for seniors interested in nurturing their own artistic side. Mystic Dark Room presents theater and ballet performances for seniors who enjoy live entertainment.
    • The Mystic area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The cost of living in Mystic is ranked 140 on the Sperling index, which is 40 points higher than the national average. This is largely due to the high cost of housing and seniors will find that while everyday expenses like groceries and healthcare are still high, they are closer to the national average.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Mystic

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Connecticut

    $5,250.00 Mystic
    $4,688.00 Madison
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,995.00 Waterford
    $3,897.00 East Greenwich
    $2,855.00 Coventry

    Assisted Living costs in Mystic start around $5,250 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 Mystic 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 Mystic

    Seniors in Mystic who receive Social Security Income may be eligible for financial assistance through the Optional State Supplement (OSS). The Home Care Program for the Elderly is available to residents of select assisted living facilities in Connecticut, but none of these facilities are in Mystic.

    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 Mystic

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mystic

    Mystic-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 Mystic, CT

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Mystic

    • Review of Masonicare at Mystic

      We toured Masonicare at Mystic. To us, their common areas were large, but they had more like an institution kind of feel to them, not a homey feel. And so for somebody with memory care, there's som... Read more

    • Review of Academy Point at Mystic

      My mother moved into Academy Point in Mystic in 2018 after falling several times in her home. Her last fall resulted in a severe leg break which required extensive surgery. She was bedridden in a ‘... Read more

      Amy Fraher
    • Review of Academy Point at Mystic

      I toured Academy Point at Mystic. I was told by one of the residents that the food was extraordinary, but I did not experience it myself. They showed me a studio, a one bedroom that was like a clas... Read more

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