21 Assisted Living Facilities near New Haven, CT
Also serving communities of East Haven, Branford.
There are 21 Assisted Living Facilities in the New Haven area.
To help you with your search, browse the 136 reviews below for assisted living facilities in New Haven. Better rated regions include West Haven with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in New Haven
The city of New Haven, known as The Elm City, is home to Yale University, Yale Hospital, The Shubert Theatre, and half a dozen museums. Seniors living near here will find a plethora of events featuring diverse music, art, history and food.
There are no assisted living facilities in the city of New Haven. The majority are found in nearby areas throughout New Haven County in locations such as Woodbridge, Southbury, Wallingford, and Hamden, Meriden, Waterbury and West Haven. All assisted living communities in Connecticut are regulated by the Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in New Haven
- New Haven has a temperate climate, which means it has cool winters and hot summers. Winter temperatures average in the 20s while summers average in the 80s. There is no dry season in Connecticut with precipitation falling an average of 72 days a year. That doesn’t mean it’s ever cloudy, because New Haven has an average of 205 sunny days per year.
- The cost of living in New Haven is only a little bit above national average. With the U.S. national average at 100, New Haven is at 108. Purchases such as groceries, health care, transportation and utilities are all higher than national average. However, the cost of housing is lower which benefits seniors staying at assisted living facilities.
- Unfortunately, New Haven has a very high crime rate when compared to national average. Violent crime is the most common consisting of assault, murder and physical robbery. The New Haven violent crime average is 91 with 100 being the most violent. Property crime is also high. U.S. average for property crime is 38 while New Haven sits at 64. The fear of crime might deter seniors from choosing to live in the area.
- For the majority of residents in Connecticut, Social Security benefits are not taxable. That means you get to keep all of your check for your own use. The only exceptions are single filers that have a federal AGI at or over $50,000 and joint filers with a federal AGI at or over $60,000. These residents must pay partial taxes on benefits.
- New Haven is home to the Yale New Haven hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals in the entire world. It is also one of the highest ranked hospitals, according to US News, with high ranks in geriatrics, heart surgery and diabetes.
- The Department of Elderly Services in New Haven provides assistance to senior residence on financial, house or legal needs. The service runs three senior centers: Atwater, Dixwell/Newhallville and East Shore. All three host events to keep members active and happy.
Paying for Assisted Living in New Haven
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in New Haven start around $0 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 New Haven 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 New Haven
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.
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 New Haven
New Haven 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 New Haven, please visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New Haven
New Haven-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.