26 Assisted Living Facilities near West Haven, CT
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There are 26 Assisted Living Facilities in the West Haven area, with 2 in West Haven and 24 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 177 reviews below for assisted living facilities in West Haven. On average, consumers rate assisted living in West Haven 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include East Haven with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in West Haven, CT
What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Haven
West Haven, Connecticut is located on the shoreline in south-central Connecticut. This beach town features a popular board walk where seniors can stroll, as well as fishing and dining seaside. The population of West Haven is 52,360 and 14 percent are aged 65 and older. West Haven offers many elderly services tailored to the needs of its senior population like dancing, art and exercise classes, day trips and bingo nights. There are also six assisted living facilities from which to choose in West Haven.
In Connecticut assisted living communities are referred to as managed residential communities. Connecticut does not license assisted living facilities, but the Connecticut Department of Health does regulate agencies that provide and manage assisted living services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Haven
- The cost of living in West Haven is higher than the U.S. average, which may be challenging for seniors who are on a budget.
- While West Haven receives more rain and snow than other areas in the U.S., it also has 208 sunny days per year, higher than the national average. For seniors that enjoy being outdoors, the sunny climate may be attractive.
- West Haven offers any resident over 55 special access to door-to-door transportation via a contract with Dattco. Seniors may schedule medical appointments for a small fee and receive free transportation to the West Haven Senior Center. Additionally, free transportation to local attractions and shopping areas is available via the West Haven Senior Shuttle.
Crime rates are lower than the U.S. average in West Haven, so seniors can feel comfortable while exploring the city.
- Retirement income and Social Security benefits are taxed in Connecticut, but seniors who have an adjusted gross income below $50,000 are exempt from the tax.
- West Haven has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in New Haven.
Paying for Assisted Living in West Haven
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in West Haven start around $0 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 Haven 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 West Haven
Connecticut does not fund assisted living through its Medicaid program, but eligible seniors can apply for the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders state Medicaid Waiver to help offset the costs. Seniors can receive help finding an assisted living community and applying for financial aid by contacting the Agency on Aging of South-Central Connecticut.
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 West Haven
West Haven 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 Haven, please visit our Assisted Living in Connecticut page.
The 10 Best Assisted Living Communities in West Haven Area
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Haven
West Haven-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 West Haven, CT
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in West Haven
Review of Seacrest
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. Read more
Review of Seacrest
We chose Seacrest because of price and location. It has room and board, meals, and activities. They have nursing, and they have a doctor that comes in. This is the only place that my wife can affor... Read more
Review of Seacrest
What a beautiful facility/location. The staff are wonderful. It is well kept, the food is home cooked (by a wonderful chef) and they make you feel right at home. Read more