28 Assisted Living Facilities near Norwalk, CT
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There are 28 Assisted Living Facilities in the Norwalk area, with 4 in Norwalk and 24 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Norwalk is $6,950 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,595. Cheaper nearby regions include Darien with an average starting cost of $6,690.
To help you with your search, browse the 159 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Norwalk. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Norwalk 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Darien with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Norwalk, CT
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Norwalk
Just 45 minutes from New York City, the coastal city of Norwalk, Connecticut is home to some of the best boating and public beaches in the state. Its population of close to 90,000 residents includes a 14% demographic of seniors aged 65 and older.
In Norwalk and its surrounding communities, 22 assisted living facilities are available to provide care for seniors who need help with activities of daily living. The Department of Public Health recognizes two categories of assisted living in Connecticut: assisted living services agencies and residential care homes (RCHs).
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Norwalk
- The Norwalk area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Norwalk Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- While winters can be cold, the climate in Norwalk is considered temperate compared to the rest of the state. It scores a 51 out of a possible 100 in terms of its overall comfort index, with average winter temperatures in the 20s and summer highs climbing to the mid-80s.
- At 149.5, the cost of living in Norwalk exceeds not only the national average of 100, but also the statewide average of 118.4, meaning seniors may need to adjust their spending habits to cover the cost of assisted livings services.
- Seniors and their families may be happy to learn that the Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area is ranked as one of the safest mid-sized cities in America. On a scale to 100, Norwalk receives a 19.9 for violent crime and 27.9 for property crime, lower than the U.S. national averages of 22.7 and 35.4 in the same categories.
- The Norwalk Transit District runs local bus, shuttle and train commuter services across the city and several neighboring communities. Elderly passengers receive a 50% discount. In addition to its fixed routes, Norwalk Transit offers a Wheels2U free on-demand shuttle, as well as Dispatch-A-Ride door-to-door transportation.
- Norwalk has an array of community resources for seniors, including The Senior Umbrella, an organization that acts as Norwalk's municipal agency for the elderly, as well as a senior center.
Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Norwalk
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Norwalk start around $6,950 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk
Seniors in Norwalk have access to financial assistance through both Medicaid waiver programs and state-funded programs. The Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) helps seniors in assisted living services agencies with the cost of care services, or the full cost of living in some cases. Seniors in RCHs are eligible to receive an optional state supplement (OSS) through the Department of Social Services to help with the costs of room and board.
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 Norwalk
Norwalk 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 Norwalk, please visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Norwalk
Norwalk-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.
Other Options in Norwalk, CT
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Norwalk
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