Stamford, Connecticut, is home to over 129,000 residents, and 14.4% of them are ages 65 and older. These seniors can receive medical attention at premier facilities including Yale New Haven Health Long Ridge Medical Center and Stamford Hospital. They also have close access to Norwalk Hospital, Greenwich Hospital and other high-performing health care providers. Nursing home care in Stamford is quite expensive, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. A semiprivate room here has an average cost of $14,113 per month, compared to the national average of $7,756.

Nursing homes provide skilled nursing and 24/7 supervision, services that may not be feasible for some people still living at home. These facilities commonly offer personal assistance, meals, social programs and dementia support. This makes nursing homes more expensive than other senior living options. Home health care or assisted living can be more suitable and affordable arrangements for individuals who do not require such extensive care.

This guide explores the costs of nursing homes and other types of senior care. It also offers local resources designed to aid Stamford’s aging residents and their families.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Stamford, CT

Edgehill

122 Palmers Hill Road, Stamford, CT, 06902

My mother was in Edgehill for rehab. The care depends on the nurse on duty. I wasn’t 100% satisfied, and I think they tried, but I don’t think there was enough information when you go in. There was a … (read more)
My mother was in Edgehill for rehab. The care depends on the nurse on duty. I wasn’t 100% satisfied, and I think they tried, but I don’t think there was enough information when you go in. There was a … (read more)

St Camillus Center

494 ELM ST, Stamford, CT, 06902

I chose St. Camillus Center because it’s on the same street as to where I live, so I could come and visit, but some people did not do their job, while some did. They missed my husband’s antibiotics an … (read more)
I chose St. Camillus Center because it’s on the same street as to where I live, so I could come and visit, but some people did not do their job, while some did. They missed my husband’s antibiotics an … (read more)

Courtland Gardens Health Center

53 Courtland Ave, Stamford, CT, 06902

My parent was put in the memory care wing here by my brother. It is terribly understaffed. There are no activities other than a person who reads to the residents a couple times a week. There is on … (read more)
My parent was put in the memory care wing here by my brother. It is terribly understaffed. There are no activities other than a person who reads to the residents a couple times a week. There is on … (read more)

Long Ridge Of Stamford

710 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT, 06902


Smith House SNF

88 Rockrimmon Rd, Stamford, CT, 06903


The William and Sally Tandet Center

146 W Broad Street, Stamford, CT, 06902


Long Ridge Post-Acute Care

710 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT, 06902


King Street Rehab

787 King Street, Rye Brook, NY, 10573

King Street Rehab is well appointed and clean. The rooms are lovely, yet expensive. The management cares about nothing other than receiving payment immediately and mopping the corridors continuously. … (read more)
King Street Rehab is well appointed and clean. The rooms are lovely, yet expensive. The management cares about nothing other than receiving payment immediately and mopping the corridors continuously. … (read more)

Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. DBA Health and Rehabilitation Center

76 West Rock Road, Norwalk, CT, 06851

The facility it self may not be new and exciting looking however the care is phenomenal. Prior to Mom going into a facility we as a family looked at many options between Southbury and Norwalk some ni … (read more)
The facility it self may not be new and exciting looking however the care is phenomenal. Prior to Mom going into a facility we as a family looked at many options between Southbury and Norwalk some ni … (read more)

Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation & Health Care Center

1165 King St, Greenwich, CT, 06831

I had my father stay here for 3 weeks. He did very well and loved the therapy. Its not like he wanted to be there but overall he and I were very pleased with everything they offered.
I had my father stay here for 3 weeks. He did very well and loved the therapy. Its not like he wanted to be there but overall he and I were very pleased with everything they offered.

Fairview Health Of Greenwich

1188 King St, Greenwich, CT, 06831

worst place send mom and dad please don’t send no love one here to die my mother broke her hip/leg they kept her there for few day then send her to hospital were she had broke hip there always working … (read more)
worst place send mom and dad please don’t send no love one here to die my mother broke her hip/leg they kept her there for few day then send her to hospital were she had broke hip there always working … (read more)

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk

34 Midrocks Drive, Norwalk, CT, 06851

My wife is at Autumn Lake. The care seems good but their communication is really bad. Particularly given this condition of the pandemic, the communication is not what it ought to be. The people seem v … (read more)
My wife is at Autumn Lake. The care seems good but their communication is really bad. Particularly given this condition of the pandemic, the communication is not what it ought to be. The people seem v … (read more)

The Nathaniel Witherell

70 Parsonage Rd, Greenwich, CT, 06830

The worst facility. There is no communication, unskilled nurses with zero compassion and its a circus. We took my Mom out after five days. She NEVER used to complain and was in tears there because, as … (read more)
The worst facility. There is no communication, unskilled nurses with zero compassion and its a circus. We took my Mom out after five days. She NEVER used to complain and was in tears there because, as … (read more)

Waveny Care Center

3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT, 06840

It seemed like the staff at Waveny Care Center was there because they had to be there and seemed overwhelmed. They did what they had to and did it right, but they didn’t do anything extra. They had a … (read more)
It seemed like the staff at Waveny Care Center was there because they had to be there and seemed overwhelmed. They did what they had to and did it right, but they didn’t do anything extra. They had a … (read more)

The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

1000 HIGH ST, Port Chester, NY, 10573

I visited my grandfather one time and immediately knew that I had to remove him from this facility. It looks modern when you first walk in, but the rooms are in poor condition. The TV remote was fil … (read more)
I visited my grandfather one time and immediately knew that I had to remove him from this facility. It looks modern when you first walk in, but the rooms are in poor condition. The TV remote was fil … (read more)

Lourdes Health Care Center

345 Belden Hill Rd, Wilton, CT, 06897



Nursing Home Costs in Stamford, CT

In Stamford, nursing home semiprivate rooms cost an average of $14,113 per month. Private rooms cost $15,208 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Comparing average monthly rates of semiprivate rooms in nursing homes, Stamford’s prices are more than $6,300 higher than those in the average American city. Stamford’s costs also exceed Connecticut’s statewide median monthly cost of $12,927.

Stamford residents pay the highest average prices for nursing home care compared to other cities throughout Connecticut. Seniors in the New Haven area see an average cost of $12,395, which is about $1,700 below Stamford’s median. The Norwich Area has an average cost of $12,463, falling $1,650 under prices here. The average nursing home in the Hartford Area charges $13,079, which is about $1,000 less than what Stamford facilities charge.

$14113

Stamford

$12927

Connecticut

$7756

The United States

$12395

New Haven

$12463

Norwich

$13079

Hartford

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Families in Stamford might find it helpful to explore the costs of different senior care options for their aging loved ones. The least expensive arrangement is adult day health care, which has an average rate of $1,926 per month. Home care costs $4,767, and home health care costs $5,148 per month. Assisted living facilities charge an average of $7,838. Nursing home care, the priciest option, comes at $14,113 per month for a semiprivate room and $15,208 for private quarters in Stamford.

$1926

Adult day health care

$4767

Home care

$5148

Home health care

$7838

Assisted living

$14113

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$15208

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Stamford was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bridgeport, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Stamford, 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 Resources for Seniors in Stamford, CT

Stamford’s seniors and their families can turn to the following resources for personal assistance, medical support, financial aid and advocacy services. These programs can help delay entry into a nursing home. They may also help ease the transition into an out-of-home arrangement easier if that becomes the best option.

ResourceContactService
SilverSource(203) 324-6584As an Aging and Disability Resource Network Partner, SilverSource provides information, case management, counseling and financial support for Stamford’s older residents who wish to age at home. This agency helps seniors meet urgent medical needs for home health care, prescription medications, eyeglasses, hearing and medical equipment. They also assist with food, rent and utilities. The Ride to Wellness program transports seniors to and from medical appointments as well.
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging (SWCAA)(203) 333-9288SWCAA helps aging adults and their families navigate options for senior care, with the goal of supporting long-term independence. Through the CHOICES program, the agency provides free, unbiased health insurance counseling. SWCAA can connect elders with the Connecticut Home Care Program and Community Options programs including the Personal Care Assistant Waiver, Community First Choice and Money Follows the Person. Caregiver support and dementia respite care are also available.
Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)(860) 424-5200Connecticut’s LTCOP provides free guidance on choosing a nursing home and informs long-term care consumers about their rights. This program also receives and works to resolve complaints regarding care quality, privacy and violation of dignity. The LTCOP advocates for nursing home residents by tracking pertinent legislation and empowering interested individuals to watch and contribute to public hearings.
Connecticut Legal Services (CLS)(203) 348-9216CLS offers free civil legal counseling to seniors ages 60 and over with low income. Online self-health materials and a legal hotline are available for information and guidance on aging-related issues including Medicare, nursing home services, consumer law and financial exploitation. CLS can also represent clients in court and other forums as needed.