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Assisted Living in New Haven County, CT

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 14 assisted living facilities in New Haven County and 30 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

The Village at East Farms

180 Scott Road
Waterbury, CT

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The Village at East Farms in Waterbury, Connecticut, is a cozy country estate situated on a picturesque 34-acre wooded hilltop.

The Hearth at Southbury

655 Main Street South
Southbury, CT

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For Connecticut seniors seeking a retirement community that is rich in New England charm with the supportive services that promote independence, visit The Hearth at Southbury.

The Hearth at Tuxis Pond

100 Bradley Road
Madison, CT

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Welcome to The Hearth at Tuxis Pond, a premier senior living and memory care community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care.

The Village at Kensington Place

511 Kensington Ave
Meriden, CT

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The Village at Kensington Place’s beautifully manicured campus, surrounded by woodlands, provides the setting for leisure activities and comfortable outdoor sitting areas.

Carriage Green at Milford

77 Plains Road
Milford, CT

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Nestled into a residential neighborhood in the New England town of Milford, Carriage Green at Milford provides excellent assisted living accommodations and services.

Coachman Square at Woodbridge

21 Bradley Road
Woodbridge, CT

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Nestled in the quaint town of Woodbridge, Coachman Square at Woodbridge provides area seniors with excellent assisted living and memory care options.

Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

35 Hamden Hills Drive
Hamden, CT

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Situated on a hilltop overlooking Hamden just south of Sleeping Giant State Park, Maple Woods at Hamden provides assisted living and memory care accommodations and services.

The Village at Mariner's Point

111 South Shore Drive
East Haven, CT

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Set atop a hill and boasting majestic views of the ocean, The Village at Mariner's Point provides a wide range of retirement living options for area seniors.

The Hearth at Gardenside

173 Alps Road
Branford, CT

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Welcome to The Hearth at Gardenside, a premier senior living and memory care community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Maplewood at Orange

245 Indian River Road
Orange, CT

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Maplewood at Orange provides local seniors with a place to experience excellent assisted living and memory care services and amenities.

Linden at Woodbridge

330 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT

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Across the street from a roadside farmer’s market, Brookdale Woodbridge is a charming and supportive senior community tucked away in the countryside.

The Watermark at East Hill

611 East Hill Road
Southbury, CT

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The Watermark at East Hill in Southbury is a community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing

Glendale Center

4 Hazel Ave
Naugatuck, CT

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Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing personalized care programs to facilitate recovery and improve well-being.

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Soundview Center

1 Care Lane
West Haven, CT

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Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing personalized care programs to facilitate recovery and improve well-being.

Reviews of New Haven County Assisted Living Facilities

The Hearth at Tuxis Pond

Review by CaringReviewer139959 | Consumer

I chose The Hearth at Tuxis Pond because we lived in Madison for 25 years. The facility is outstanding. The food is good. The dining area is restaurant type, and they have a menu.

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The Village at East Farms

Review by S.T.R | Consumer

I visited The Village at East Farms and the staff was nice. I just thought it was a little quiet. The people were very nice, I just didn't like the way it was set up. It didn't seem as open and friendly as the other places I've visited.

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The Village at East Farms

Review by John | Consumer

I'm satisfied with The Village at East Farms. It's very nice, and they're pretty active here. They have various entertainment now and then and a men's club. I play cards and various games. The people I am in contact with are very nice and very accommodating. I'm surprised how good the food is. We have three meals a day...

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The Village at Kensington Place

Review by Visitor | Consumer

We visited The Village at Kensington Place. I was very impressed with the environment, the cleanliness, and the ability to shift from one level of need to another without necessarily going right to a memory care. The staff seemed fine.

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Linden at Woodbridge

Review by Joann | Consumer

Brookdale Woodbridge was very clean and friendly. I visited five different times and I just always got a good feeling. My mom's experience was good and she didn't have anything negative happen to her. She loved the people who took care of her, so it was a very positive and upbeat experience for her. The food and social...

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Linden at Woodbridge

Review by Caring Daughters Who Thought They Did Best | Consumer

We are writing on behalf of our mom. If there were an option to have zero stars in a rating, we would quickly note just that as our mom's three and a half months* in Brookdale’s Clare Bridge Dementia Unit were the most destructive months of her/our life. When we took mom for an interview to determine if she would be...

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Map of New Haven County Assisted Living Facilities

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.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas

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

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.

Assisted Living Resources in New Haven County

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. 

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

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

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