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  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Bristol, CT
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Nursing Home Costs in Bristol, CT

Nursing homes in Bristol charge a monthly average rate of $13,247 for a semiprivate room and $14,950 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The average cost of nursing home care in Bristol is $517 less than the statewide average of $13,764. However, it’s significantly higher than the national average, costing $5,339 more per month. The city with the most affordable nursing home care in Connecticut is Norwich, with monthly rates nearly $500 less than Bristol. Comparative care in New Haven is $157 less, while in Bridgeport, it’s $3,558 more expensive.

Bristol

$13,247

Connecticut

$13,764

United States

$7,908

New Haven

$13,090

Bridgeport

$16,805

Norwich

$12,821

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Bristol, nursing home care is an expensive option, with charges for a semiprivate room coming in at $13,247, while a private room costs $14,950 per month. Meanwhile, older adults who aren’t in need of around-the-clock care can opt for in-home health care. This option can provide almost $8,000 in monthly savings. Assisted living facilities are also a much more cost-efficient option, costing $5,225 per month, slightly over $8,000 less. In-home personal care is significantly less expensive with a savings of approximately 60%.

In-Home Care

$5,329

Home Health Care

$5,577

Adult Day Health Care

$1,896

Assisted Living Facility

$5,225

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$13,247

Nursing Home (private room)

$14,950

Note: Data for Bristol was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Hartford, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Bristol, CT

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free & Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Bristol, CT

Seniors who are making decisions about long-term care may be unsure of where to start. For individualized assistance, seniors can contact their Area Agency on Aging or one of the following programs. Families and caregivers can also take advantage of these services. Staff are trained to provide information about nursing home care, in-home alternatives, Medicare benefits and financial assistance.

ResourceContactService
Bristol Senior Center(860) 584-7895Seniors aged 55 and older can take advantage of free social and medical services offered at the Bristol Senior Center. It provides insurance counseling and government benefits checkups plus transportation, tax preparation assistance and health clinics.
North Central Area Agency on Aging(800) 994-9422This Area Agency on Aging is designed to be a single point of contact for seniors who need more information about resources available in their community, including skilled nursing and in-home alternatives. Staff members can help residents apply for benefits offered by Medicaid and other programs.
Connecticut Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(860) 424-5200Seniors in Bristol and surrounding communities can reach out to the north-central ombudsman for advice about nursing home selection, admission, transfers and care standards. These impartial advocates visit long-term care facilities and provide confidential assistance to address residents' concerns.
Greater Hartford Legal Aid(860) 541-5000GHLA provides free legal assistance to seniors aged 60 and older, low-income families and other vulnerable residents. Attorneys can help with housing, Medicare/Medicaid, government benefits and nursing home rights.
Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs(860) 594-6604Veterans in Bristol are served by the regional DVA office for the First District. Officers can help veterans and their families access state and federal benefits, including pensions, veterans' home placement and financial supplements that can be used for long-term care.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

lalaprz

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

Review of The Pines at Bristol Center for Health and Rehabilitation

From what my relative has told me the aides can be rough when changing or moving them around. My relative also said the food is not good. There a few aides and nurses that are nice. But other then...

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Phillip

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

Review of The Pines at Bristol Center for Health and Rehabilitation

My mother is at The Pines at Bristol Center for Health and Rehabilitation. I would give them 100. They are pleasant and very friendly. The room was always clean, the entrance was clean, and the...

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vanmol

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

Review of The Pines at Bristol Center for Health and Rehabilitation

My sister is there now she cannot get the nurses to wash her,she calls for the bathroom no response,she's been in the same clothes going on 3 days now her laundry not brought up yet 1 week things...

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