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Cost of Connecticut Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Connecticut is $5,575 per month.

The monthly base rate for Connecticut assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Connecticut is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Connecticut. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New York$4,100
Rhode Island$5,325

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Connecticut Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Connecticut require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Connecticut may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Connecticut. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Connecticut. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Connecticut probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Connecticut - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Connecticut?
    Connecticut will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Connecticut requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Connecticut.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Connecticut for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Connecticut Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at

Helpful Connecticut Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Connecticut? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Connecticut licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Public Health, Health Care Quality and Safety, Facility Licensing & Investigations Section
(860) 509-7400
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Connecticut? Your local Connecticut long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Connecticut
Local: (860) 424-5200
Tollfree: (866) 388-1888
Are you aware of all the Connecticut health-based programs available to you? Your Connecticut Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Local: (860) 509-8000
Are you familiar with the Connecticut Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Connecticut AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Connecticut regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Connecticut AAA below:

Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 333-9288
Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
New Haven, CT
(203) 785-8533
Senior Resources Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
Norwich, CT
(860) 887-3561
North Central Area Agency on Aging
Hartford, CT
(860) 724-6443
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
Waterbury, CT
(203) 757-5449

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