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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in West Hartford, CT for 2024

There are 44 Assisted Living Facilities in the West Hartford area, with 6 in West Hartford and 38 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in West Hartford is $4,415 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,735.

To help you with your search, browse the 191 reviews below for assisted living facilities in West Hartford. On average, consumers rate assisted living in West Hartford 4.32 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Newington with an average rating of 4.53 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Hartford

West Hartford, located in central Connecticut, is one of the 50 best places to live in the United States, according to Money magazine. Nearly 18 percent of the town’s 63,000 residents are seniors. With 23 assisted living facilities in West Hartford itself, and another 113 in the surrounding towns, local seniors have many choices.

Connecticut’s assisted living facilities are home to seniors who need assistance with personal care tasks. These facilities are licensed as assisted living services agencies by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Hartford

  • The West Hartford area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Hartford Hospital and UConn John Dempsey Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
  • Winters in West Hartford are cold and snowy, with lows in the teens and an average of 36 inches of snow per year. However, summers are warm, with highs in the 80s. Seniors who participate in winter activities, like snowshoeing, may appreciate the climate.
  • West Hartford’s cost of living is 27.6 percent higher than the national average. Housing costs are the biggest factor, though other budget categories, such as healthcare and transportation, are also more expensive. Other towns in Connecticut may be more suitable for seniors on tight budgets.
  • Connecticut has been ranked one of the least tax-friendly states for retirees by Kiplinger. Social Security benefits aren’t exempt from state income tax, and neither are retirement plans or private pensions. Seniors who want to lower their tax burdens may want to consider retiring elsewhere.
  • Seniors in West Hartford can browse the town’s many museums and galleries, including the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society. They can also visit any of the town’s 39 historic sites, such as the Sarah Whitman Hooker House. Concerts, plays and sporting events are offered year-round at the nearby University of Hartford.
  • West Hartford has one of the highest crime rates in the state. Its crime rate is higher than 95 percent of communities in Connecticut. This is largely driven by property crime, and the risk of becoming a victim of violent crime is extremely low: only 1 in 942.

Paying for Assisted Living in West Hartford

Assisted Living costs in West Hartford start around $4,117 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 West Hartford 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.

Cities in Connecticut

Hartford

$7,180

West Hartford

$4,117

Farmington

$4,052

US

$4,000

Rocky Hill

$3,847

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in West Hartford

West Hartford seniors may be eligible for assistance through the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, a Medicaid waiver program. Connecticut also provides top-up payments to SSI recipients who live in assisted living facilities through the optional state supplementation program.

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

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 West Hartford

West Hartford 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 West Hartford, please visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Hartford

West Hartford-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Connecticut

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Michael

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of AVIVA West Hartford

My mom moved into AVIVA West Hartford, and it was great. It seems like the best value for quality of care. It's a beautiful facility at an affordable price. The move-in was pretty easy. The...

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George

I visited this facility

Review of AVIVA West Hartford

We are choosing AVIVA West Hartford for my dad. The building was extremely nice. It's got a lot of character to it because it used to be a school. It's not like a cookie-cutter place where not all...

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Assisted Living

Richard

I visited this facility

Review of AVIVA West Hartford

AVIVA West Hartford was nice. It was actually an old school that was renovated into all living quarters. It was very nice, but it was an older building. They didn't have as many two-room apartments...

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