Torrington offers classic New England charm in the northwest region of Connecticut. This riverside community offers an affordable cost of living, low crime rates and access to health care, making it an attractive option to retirees seeking long-term care. It has a large senior community that makes up a fifth of its 36,000 residents, which it supports with amenities such as the local senior center, community-based programs and numerous assisted living facilities.
Assisted living is a residential long-term care option that offers comfort and convenience for older adults who don't require medical care and monitoring but need assistance with some daily activities. Residents can enjoy three meals daily and a variety of recreational activities and benefit from services such as scheduled transportation, housekeeping and maintenance services and laundry care. Rates vary depending on the amenities a facility has, but in general, residents pay $5,225 per month for this level of care. This exceeds the state norm of $5,129 and the national average of $4,500.
This guide outlines some of the programs that help seniors afford assisted living in Torrington. It also provides an overview of some of the community-based programs that support seniors' comfort and independence.