The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in West Haven, CT for 2023
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There are 33 Assisted Living Facilities in the West Haven area, with 2 in West Haven and 31 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 208 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 North Haven with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in West Haven, Connecticut
Just Like Home's Dogwood Home
62 Dogwood Drive, Shelton, CT, 06484
"Dogwood Home is an extraordinary place. It is pretty much a template for what a care home for the elderly should be. One key factor in its remarkable success is that it is small - only six residents. These residents are not in an institution, th..."READ MORE
The Village at Mariner's Point
111 South Shore Dr, East Haven, CT, 06512
"We toured The Village at Mariner's Point for my sister-in-law, and it was a lovely facility. They had tablecloths and cloth napkins for lunch. We talked to a couple of ladies that have lived there for eight years, they live in different parts of t..."READ MORE
Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull
2750 Reservoir Ave, Trumbull, CT, 06611
"Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull had a good appearance. It's well-maintained. The apartment was a good size and well maintained, too. The staff was knowledgeable and very professional. The dining area was clean. They have the normal clubs and there's..."READ MORE
Atria Larson Place
1450 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06517
"We like the fact that Atria Larson Place is very convenient for people who have mobility issues. We appreciate the fact that there are plenty of activities to keep them active and to not necessarily feel like it is just somewhere you go when you'r..."READ MORE
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Carriage Green at Milford
77 Plains Road, Milford, CT, 06461
"I toured Carriage Green at Milford. The tour was fine. I thought it was really excellent. They have everything you ever need. The staff showed me three different rooms. The two 1-bedrooms were perfect. I wasn't interested in the studios, but the..."READ MORE
Benchmark at Split Rock
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 really pretty porches outside at the back. The kit..."READ MORE
The Hearth at Gardenside
173 Alps Road, Branford, CT, 06405
"The Hearth at Gardenside is assisted living. They provide three meals a day in the dining room. The rooms didn't have full kitchens. There was just a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a sink. Overall, the rooms were small. The staff described w..."READ MORE
Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden
35 Hamden Hills Drive, Hamden, CT, 06518
"My mother has been in Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden for 9 days now. We chose it for her because she can be on her own there and still have lots of help and 24-hour care. It's very easily accessible for wheelchairs and walkers. There are lots ..."READ MORE
Spring Village at Stratford
6911 Main Street, Stratford, CT, 06614
"I chose Spring Village at Stratford for my aunt because of the price and the quality of service. They have a lot of staff, and they all care. They all speak and read English and they are all credentialed and know what they're doing. My aunt loves ..."READ MORE
Coachman Square at Woodbridge
21 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT, 06525
"Coachman Square at Woodbridge was bright and sunny. Everyone was very nice. The rooms were sufficient in size as well as the bathrooms. They had a little ice cream parlor and a place where they could get popcorn, in addition to regular dining. It ..."READ MORE
Masonicare at Ashlar Village
74 Cheshire Rd, Wallingford, CT, 06492
"We like Masonicare at Ashlar Village. My father stayed there for two weeks. It's very organized and very clean. The people are wonderful. Everybody comes up to you and introduces themselves. The nurses and the director knew exactly what was going ..."READ MORE
Linden at Woodbridge
330 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT, 06525
"Linden at Woodbridge is very nice and they're in the process of renovations. The people who showed us around were very nice, too. We interviewed with the nurse and she was very helpful. The people had taken a lot of time with me toward the visit t..."READ MORE
Wesley Heights at Wesley Village
580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT, 06484
"Wesley Heights at Wesley Village was very nice and very clean. The staff was excellent. The rooms were very clean, it was excellent living. You'd have to bring your own furniture, but it was very well kept. We saw their menus, and they had quite s..."READ MORE
The Watermark At 3030 Park
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 they are very nice. Everything was new."READ MORE
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
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.
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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.
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.