22 Assisted Living Facilities near Shelton, CT

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Shelton, CT

Caring Star 2016

Benchmark at Split Rock

Provides: Assisted Living
708A Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
"Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock is pretty much brand new, so the interior is beautiful. The staff was wonderful too, and it's a perfect location for us. They have the best location. They had..." More


Wesley Heights - Wesley Village

Provides: Assisted Living
580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
"Crosby Commons (Wesley Heights) was a great place. It's just what I wanted, and I have friends there. I had an excellent meal there. The staff seemed very friendly. They have a lot of activities..." More

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Provides: Assisted Living
584 Long Hill Ave, Shelton, CT 06484
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19 Assisted Living Facilities near Shelton, CT

Caring Star 2019

The Hearth at Southbury

Provides: Assisted Living
655 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488
"Everyone at the facility has been welcoming and very helpful. Staff goes out of their way to make the residents comfortable. Very supportive environment." More

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Spring Meadows Trumbull

Provides: Assisted Living
6949 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611
"We went to Spring Meadows Trumbull, and it’s absolutely gorgeous but very expensive. The staff was delightful, caring, and the rooms were more like hotel rooms. The whole facility looked more like..." More

Caring Star 2016

Carriage Green at Milford

Provides: Assisted Living
77 Plains Road, Milford, CT 06461
"Carriage Green at Milford is excellent and very clean, and the people are very nice and caring. My dad has already gotten his way around after just moving in, and he's enjoying a lot of their..." More

Caring Star 2014

Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull

Provides: Assisted Living
2750 Reservoir Ave, Trumbull, CT 06611
"Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull's rooms are all great. They have physical therapy rooms, many activities, and the staff is fabulous. My mother-in-law is a resident here." More


Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

Provides: Assisted Living
35 Hamden Hills Drive, Hamden, CT 06518
"Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden was lovely. The staff was awesome and the people seemed very happy. It was shiny, new, and it had interesting things to do and look at. I would have loved it if my..." More


Maplewood at Orange

Provides: Assisted Living
245 Indian River Road, Orange, CT 06477
"Maplewood was exceptional, that would have been our top choice. It was a modern facility with different levels of care, which was important. The location was opportune for us and very elegant. They..." More


Atria Stratford

Provides: Assisted Living
6911 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614
"Atria Stratford was excellent and a good deal. It was really nice and a great setup for the people. There's a place to eat and a movie theater. The staff was very helpful and polite. The location..." More


Coachman Square at Woodbridge

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
"My mother is in Coachman Square at Woodbridge now in Connecticut. She's been staying here for quite a while now. It really helped her a lot especially emotionally. They have a beautiful scenic..." More


Maplewood at Southport

Provides: Assisted Living
917 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT 06890
"Opening Summer 2019 Leasing Gallery open 7 days a week. Now accepting reservations for residency. Visit us at 1720 Post Rd. Fairfield, CT. Maplewood at Southport boasts a full suite of..." More


The Watermark at East Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
611 East Hill Road, Southbury, CT 06488
"The facilities were absolutely spotless and people were extremely pleasant. It has a full salon and spa, with a year-round heated pool (and a gas fireplace with cozy chairs at one end of the room),..." More


The Watermark At 3030 Park

Provides: Assisted Living
3030 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
"Everything I saw at The Watermark At 3030 Park was a five. The place is nice and new. It has been refurbished and it is completely renovated. It is very nice. I was showed a couple of rooms, and..." More


Linden at Woodbridge

Provides: Assisted Living
330 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
"Brookdale Woodbridge was very nice, warm, friendly, and well-kept. I thought it would be a nice place to live. The staff was very nice. I was impressed with their memory care unit. They had a..." More

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Provides: Assisted Living
588 Ocean Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516
"We loved Seacrest, and that’s probably where we’re going to go. It’s a great place, and it had everything we needed. The rooms were beautiful, spotless, and clean, and there was no odor of any kind. " More


Atria Larson Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1450 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
"I visited Atria Larson. The rooms were very good; I saw a one bedroom apartment. The dining room was set up like a cruise ship. They have Bingo and other card games. " More

Smithfield Gardens Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
26 Smith Street, Seymour, CT 06483
"I was pleased with the fact that Smithfield Gardens Assisted Living was comparable to other places, although it wasn't as nice. It's a government subsidized facility and it's not brand new and..." More


Glendale Center

Provides: Assisted Living
4 Hazel Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770
"It always seemed filthy, and the food was disgusting, but Grandma seemed happy here. The staff was nice enough and she made many good friends who shared her room. They had events for the seniors in..." More


Soundview Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Care Ln, West Haven, CT 06516
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

Fairfield Care

Provides: Assisted Living
503 South Hilltop Lane, Fairfield, CT 99012


Church Hill Village

Provides: Assisted Living
Corner of The Boulevard and Church Hill Road, N...
"Opening Summer 2019 Located in beautiful Newtown, our historic New England town Assisted Living and Memory Care location offers luxury retirement apartments and specializes in senior care...." More

Assisted Living near Shelton, CT

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Shelton

  • Review of Benchmark at Split Rock

    Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock is pretty much brand new, so the interior is beautiful. The staff was wonderful too, and it's a perfect location for us. They have the best location. They had ... Read more

  • Review of Benchmark at Split Rock

    My mother is in Benchmark at Split Rock. The place is very nice and it's only three years old. The staff is very good. They have had some changes that they had to work through a little bit, but it'... Read more

  • Review of Benchmark at Split Rock

    Benchmark is fairly new. My mom has a pretty nice room that is good for her. She gets all her meals. There are some people who are super good and there are some who are not. They can improve on the... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Shelton

The city of Shelton, like much of Connecticut, has a small-town New England feel. There are 41,296 people in Shelton with three Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in town and an additional 18 in the surrounding area. Assisted Living Facilities in Connecticut are referred to as managed residential communities (MRC) and primarily serve adults 55 or older who need assistance with health, nursing or activities of daily living (ADLs). Connecticut doesn't license ALFs, but the agencies who provide these services. These "assisted living service agencies" are licensed by the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Shelton

  • Shelton lies in Fairfield County which received mix ratings from the American Lung Association. The Ozone grade is poor with an F ranking, while the Particle Pollution 24-hour score is a B. Seniors with a respiratory illness may be adversely affected by these conditions.

  • The nearby city Newtown is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.

  • The Shelton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Griffin Health in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • The cost of living in Shelton is 35.9 percent higher than the U. S. national average. Seniors without a lot of expendable income should consider how this could affect their finances.

  • The climate in Shelton is typical for the Northeast. Shelton receives 33 inches of snow per year and experiences January low temperatures of 19 degrees. While summer is comfortable with an average high of 82 degrees, seniors make have difficulty staying active during the winter.

  • The crime rate in Shelton is very low compared to the national average. Violent crime ranked 20.9 out of 100 compared to the U. S. average of 31.1. Property crime is even lower at 18.6 to 38.1. This may give seniors and their loved ones an added sense of security.

Paying for Assisted Living in Shelton

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Connecticut

$6,997.00 Newtown
$5,950.00 Bridgeport
$4,500.00 Shelton
$4,462.00 Trumbull
$4,000.00 US
$3,390.00 Woodbridge

Assisted Living costs in Shelton start around $4,500 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 Shelton 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 Shelton

Eligible residents of Connecticut seeking financial aid for assisted living costs can apply for the state's Medicaid waiver program, the Connecticut Homecare Program for Elders (CHCPE). Seniors in private assisted living facilities have access to a small CHCPE pilot program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Connecticut page. Financial Assistance in Connecticut Financial Assistance in Connecticut

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 Shelton

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Shelton

Shelton-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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