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64 Assisted Living Communities in New Haven County, Connecticut

The average cost of assisted living in the county is $3,435 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 64 Assisted Living Communities in New Haven County and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in New Haven County, CT

  • Assisted Living: $3,435
  • Nursing Home Care: $12,136
  • In-home Care: $4,290
  • Adult Day Health Services: $2,004

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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in New Haven County



June 1, 2023

I am/was a resident of this facility

I enjoyed my stay. They helped me a lot with my recovery. I will tell all my friends about Whitney Rehab! They are great.

Roseann D


October 13, 2022

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

All in all, it has been good. The general facility is clean and welcoming. Everyone is very friendly on the staff. Sarah has been extremely helpful with everything and responds to out calls and/or emails/ texts immediately. She has communicated our needs to the appropriate staff and as assisted in transferring our mother to more appropriate rooms. Brenda, and of course Livia, are always welcoming and willing to help! Sheena at the front desk is very friendly and welcoming. Jen on the third floor has also been very helpful and thorough. Fiona has been informative and helpful, and Al from maintenance has been very helpful, come quickly and is very accommodating.



April 6, 2022

I am/was a resident of this facility

Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center helped me get back on my feet. They have a great rehab program.



February 23, 2022

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

My 96 year old mother was at Whitney Rehab. Although, going from living on her own in her own home to living in a nursing home was absolutely not my mom\'s desire, it became the only safe choice for her. We could not have been more satisfied with the care she received and the way we, the family, were treated by all staff. From Sheena, at the front desk, always being a bright spot, to Brenda in Patient Relations who was able to assist my mom and us several times, to Sally the social worker, Josh and his PT/OT team, Agata in Billing - all were always available and willing to listen and assist us. I cannot say enough about how grateful we are for their being so caring and compassionate, from David who, among other things, cheerfully brought my mom her lunch tray each day, to Nurse Maria who kept us informed of all changes, to the many other staff who I was able to observe and be so pleased by with the way they took care of my mother. Whitney Rehab went above and beyond in their care of my mom.

Roberta Tolster


May 26, 2021

I am/was a resident of this facility

This is now the second time that I have been back at Advanced Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. When they told me at the hospital that I was going to need rehab I immediately knew where I wanted to go. Nobody wants to go to a nursing home but if you have to, this is really the place to go. Everyone is so caring. I’ve only been on the first and the 3rd floor but everyone is just wonderful.



May 13, 2021

I visited this facility

I visited Cedar Woods, and I was very impressed. It was a small apartment, but I thought there was plenty of space inside, and it was nice. They had activities. The food looked like it was good, and they have 3 meals a day. What I liked was the apartment, I thought it was nice. They had bingo, but I'm not sure what else. They have an exercise room, and they have a room that shows movies. They have lovely grounds, and they have barbecues outside too. The facility was very clean.



April 13, 2021

I visited this facility

We loved Solstice Senior Living at Guilford. Mom's actually gonna move in there. We liked that it was a community where she could get involved. Since COVID happened, they've cut down a bit, but they have social hours, and I know the dining room is opening April 1. They got the OK from the state that they can open the communal dining area again. She lives by herself and she's all alone, so it would be really good for her to make friends and get into a little community kind of living center. They feed them all three meals, and they are included in the monthly fee, they take care of the linens every week, they do housekeeping every week, she gets a Med-E-Lert sensor, and she can have a pet. They're pet friendly. It was very nice, and it's very close to my home, so I think that was the biggest selling point. She's right down the street. They provide transportation to visits, they will take her to the doctor's appointment and bring someone in with her, so she'd have an assistant with her or someone to take care of her. The staff member was wonderful, very informative, explained everything, and went over everything with us. She didn't pressure us into anything at all, and she gave us enough time for my sister to run all the finances. If things should change that somehow we couldn't do it, we can get out of it right now. We put the deposit in, but should something change, there's no penalty if we change our mind before then. They have an on-site laundry for them to do their own laundry, but it's not open right now due to COVID, and that's the downfall. I'll have to take her laundry out, but that's supposed to be back open soon. We met the greeting people at the front door, and a few of the residents, and they were all really nice. The food menu had a big variety, there are specials every day where you can pick from hot dogs or chicken. If you don't want the special, they have another little menu that you can choose from, and they also deliver it to your room if you don't want to eat in the dining room. It's not like cafeteria food. We did virtual tours of the other places, and we liked this the best. The apartments were really nice and set up really conveniently for her. She's got macular degeneration and it's very hard for her to get around, and they have those accessible tubs, walk-in tubs, and they're changing the toilet for her. They're getting her a high-rise toilet instead of a regular toilet. They're redoing the floors and everything to accommodate her, so it's really nice.



March 20, 2021

I visited this facility

I visited Atria Larson Place in Hamden. It's nice, but because of COVID we couldn't really take a full tour, and they also haven't had all their vaccines yet. It's very clean, and they took precautions, so everyone was wearing gloves and masks, and I felt very comfortable there. They showed me the rooms. They had one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, they had different sizes, and they were all very nice with good configurations. They were all very nice. It was a very nice community, and they were very accommodating. They also have a very good record.



March 10, 2021

I visited this facility

Solstice Senior Living at Guilford was lovely, and the tour was fine. It's just too far out. We prefer the location of Madison because it's in town. The staff was very nice. The apartments are lovely. They have a library and an exercise area. The facility is large.

Map of New Haven County, Connecticut

Assisted Living Costs in New Haven County

According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care study, the cost of assisted living in New Haven County is a bargain compared to many other areas. At $3,435, the monthly cost is almost $600 below the national average and around $1,300 lower than the Connecticut average.

In comparison to Bridgeport ($5,940), the state’s most expensive city for assisted living, seniors here save over $2,500 per month. Prices in the Norwich area are about $800 higher than in New Haven County at $4,300 per month, while rates in Hartford are over $1,800 more expensive at $5,250.

Note: Data for senior care costs in New Haven County wasn’t available, so data for the New Haven area was used instead.

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Care Cost Comparison

While the price of assisted living in New Haven County is the lowest statewide, costs for other care options vary greatly. Adult day health services average $2,004, homemaker services cost about $4,290 and hiring a home health aide costs around $4,719 per month. Seniors who require a nursing home level of care can expect to pay more than three times the price of assisted living or just over $12,000 per month. When planning a budget for senior care, it’s important to factor in living expenses associated with in-home care options. Groceries, utilities, property taxes and maintenance are all additional costs often covered by assisted living facility fees.

Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in New Haven County

Medicaid in Connecticut

New Haven County seniors who meet the eligibility requirements can receive health care coverage and long-term care services through the Connecticut state Medicaid plan known as HUSKY Health

To qualify for HUSKY Health for long-term care, seniors must be legal residents of Connecticut and aged 65 and older or have a qualifying disability. The asset limit for applicants is $1,600 for individuals and $3,200 for married couples both seeking care. These asset limits don’t include personal belongings, one vehicle, household furnishings, prepaid funeral and burial arrangements and a primary home with equity less than $878,000. Additionally, an applicant’s gross monthly income can’t exceed 300% of the Supplemental Security Income federal benefit rate, which currently equates to $2,313.

New Haven County seniors can apply for HUSKY Health online or by calling (877) 284-8759.

Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders 

The CHCPE waiver was created to help Medicaid-eligible seniors who require a nursing level of care remain in their homes or communities. Those unable to live independently may use this waiver to ease the financial burden of moving into a managed residential community, Connecticut’s name for assisted living facilities. This waiver is not an entitlement and may require placement on a waiting list due to statewide enrollment limits.

Depending on an applicant’s income and resources, the waiver may cover the entire cost of assisted living or just care services, so some seniors may have to pay for room and board.

For more information or to start the application process, visit the Connecticut Department of Health and Human Services online portal or call (800) 445-5394.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Connecticut State Supplement for the Aged, Blind and Disabled

The CSSABD program provides cash assistance to qualified seniors who have at least one source of income, such as Social Security benefits, veterans benefits or Supplemental Security Income. To be eligible, applicants must be aged 65 or older or have a qualifying disability. Monthly income levels must be below the state-determined standard of living and assets can’t exceed $1,600 in value for individuals or $2,400 for married couples.

To apply for the CSSABD, call the Connecticut Department of Social Services Benefit Center at (855) 626-6632, complete an online application or visit the New Haven field office at 50 Humphrey Street to apply in person.

Elderlife Bridge Loan

New Haven County seniors can apply for a bridge loan through Elderlife Financial to help pay the initial costs of moving to an assisted living facility. These loans offer terms of up to 12 months and are ideal for seniors waiting for long-term funding sources to become available, such as Social Security or veterans benefits or proceeds from the sale of a home. Elderlife allows up to six family members to apply to increase a senior’s approval odds. Approval decisions are made quickly, and many applicants receive funding for their loans within 24 hours. Seniors have the option of opening a line of credit or receiving a lump sum payment.

To learn more or apply, contact Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Seniors planning for their future care needs may consider a long-term care insurance policy to help pay for assisted living. These policies are designed to cover many of the care expenses that come with illness or aging. Coverage and monthly premiums are based on an applicant’s age and health history and may vary between providers. 

The State of Connecticut has partnered with local insurance agencies to create the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. To learn more about LTC insurance, New Haven County seniors can contact their local insurance agent or call (860) 418-6318.

Senior Centers in New Haven County

The south-central portion of New Haven county is home to 23 senior centers , and an additional seven are found in the northern half of the county. These centers provide nutritious daily meals along with a variety of organized social events, recreational activities and educational classes to keep older county residents engaged. Most offer senior-friendly fitness options and provide basic health services, such as vaccinations and blood glucose and pressure checks. 

Area Agency on Aging

The two New Haven County Area Agency on Aging offices help seniors access local programs and resources and advocate for their rights.  Area Agency on Aging
1 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 785-8533 Western CT Area Agency
84 Progress Ln., Ste. 1, Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 757-5449

Veterans Resources

New Haven County veterans with medical and mental health needs can visit the West Haven VA Medical Center. Information and help with VA benefits and pensions is available at the Veterans Affairs Advocacy and Assistance office in Waterbury. 

West Haven VA Medical Center
950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-5711

Veterans Affairs Advocacy and Assistance Office
55 W. Main St., Ste. 140, Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 805-6340

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