3 Assisted Living Facilities near Ridgefield, CT

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Ridgefield, CT

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Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield...

Provides: Assisted Living
640 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
"I went to visit Ridgefield and liked that the people were very nice. The staff was really wonderful, caring, and couldn’t do enough to assist and help. I really liked the place a lot. They had a..." More

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Atria Ridgefield

Provides: Assisted Living
55 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
"For more than 20 years, Atria Senior Living has offered Fairfield County families vibrant communities where opportunities to stay active, eat well, connect with neighbors and achieve personal goals..." More

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1 Assisted Living Facility near Ridgefield, CT

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The Greens at Cannondale

Provides: Assisted Living
435 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT 06897
"Over two years have gone by since I first reviewed the Greens, and I can still say without hesitation that my sisters and I remain thrilled and relieved by the care that our parents are receiving..." More

Assisted Living near Ridgefield, CT

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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ridgefield

  • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings was very nice but very expensive. The staff was very helpful and informative. Everything was very nice and topnotch. The person who gave me the tour ... Read more

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  • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    We toured Ridgefield Crossings. It was very nice and gave us an idea of what a facility is like. The staff was very friendly, answered our questions, showed us the different parts of the community,... Read more

    Eva K.
  • Review of Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings

    My mom is at Ridgefield Crossing, and it’s really an excellent place. It’s a little bit pricey, but the reason we picked it for my mom is because as your health deteriorates, they don’t kick you ou... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ridgefield

Ridgefield is a serene community nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains of Connecticut. This affluent, 300-year-old city is home to the state’s only national park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, and has a medium- sized population of which 17.2 percent are seniors. These seniors are served by one assisted living facility in town and 18 more in the surrounding area. The Connecticut Department of Public Health does not license assisted living facilities individually, but it does regulate Assisted Living Service Agencies which provide services for assisted living. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ridgefield

  • Seniors can find plenty of arts and culture in Ridgefield at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Keeler Tavern Museum as well as the Ridgefield Playhouse and the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.
     
  • Like the rest of the Tri-state area, Ridgefield’s weather has warm, wet summers and freezing winters. Temperatures can drop to lows of 18 degrees Fahrenheit in January with snowfall of around 39 inches per year. Summers have highs of 82 degrees in July and rain falls at an average of 51 inches annually. These extreme seasonal weather conditions can have an impact on seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors.
  • The cost of living in Ridgefield is 81 percent higher than the U.S. average, however, this high percentage is almost exclusively due to housing costs. Transportation costs also come in high at 45 points above national medians. Grocery and healthcare costs are comparable to U.S. averages, offering some financial relief to seniors living on a tight budget.
  • Seniors can feel safe living in Ridgefield due to the very low crime rate; it is safer here than in 95 percent of other U.S. cities. Violent and property crime received scores of 18.2 and 17.4 out of 100 (high crime) respectively. 
     
  • Senior residents who don’t drive can get around town on the Bus Loop which provides free transportation to seniors. Rides for Ridgefield offers seniors access to alternative transportation options. 
     
  • Ridgefield has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Commission on Aging which provides the Ridgefield Directory of Senior Services, a resource for services and opportunities for seniors as well as one other senior center.


Paying for Assisted Living in Ridgefield

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Connecticut

$7,900.00 Darien
$7,900.00 Norwalk
$6,997.00 Newtown
$6,741.00 Wilton
$6,325.00 Danbury
$6,117.00 Ridgefield
$4,462.00 Trumbull
$4,000.00 US

Assisted Living costs in Ridgefield start around $6,117 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 Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield

Seniors who are looking for financial aid for assisted living in Ridgefield can apply for Connecticut’s Assisted Living Program, a state medical waiver program within the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE), and the Community First Choice Program, a program that helps Medicaid members with activities of daily living. 

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 Ridgefield

Ridgefield 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ridgefield

Ridgefield-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.