The Connecticut Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Connecticut. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $22.00 an hour for home care to $13,916 a month for skilled nursing care, Connecticut is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Connecticut Key Statistics

  • 24.3% of the Connecticut population is aged 60 or over with 12.2% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • Connecticut is regarded as one of the least tax friendly states, with the fourth highest property tax in the USA and the only state with a gift tax. There are no local sales taxes however, so you’ll pay only the statewide rate of 6.35% on everyday purchases.
  • 56.1% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Connecticut senior (65+) is $52,631.
  • 80,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Connecticut.

Choosing Long Term Care in Connecticut

  • Connecticut Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Connecticut is $22.00, making Connecticut less expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Connecticut Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Connecticut is $1,842 per month making Connecticut more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Connecticut Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Connecticut is $4,880 per month making Connecticut more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Connecticut Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Connecticut is $13,916 per month making Connecticut more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Connecticut Senior Services

Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability Services

Address: 55 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105-3730

Phone Number: 860-424-5055

Toll-Free: 800-537-2549

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Connecticut State Plan on Aging

Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders

Connecticut Elder Justice and Advocacy

To make a report:

(Toll-Free) Protective Services for the Elderly Referrals:

In State: 1-888-385-4225

Out of State: Call Infoline at 1-800-203-1234

(After Hours) Protective Services for the Elderly Emergencies:

In State: Call Infoline at 211

Out of State: Call Infoline at 1-800-203-1234

To Fax a report:

Report Form For Protective Services For The Elderly

Fax: 860-424-5091

Address: Connecticut Department of Social Services, Division of Social Supports and Services, Social Work Services, 10th floor, 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105-3730 

Connecticut Support for Caregivers

Connecticut Health Care Fraud

Resources:

To report suspected fraud call Connecticut SMP at 1-800-994-9422

Connecticut Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Ombudsman Office (Toll free): 1-866-388-1888

Phone (Central Office): 860-424-5200

E-mail: ltcop@ct.gov

Connecticut Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Connecticut Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Call CHOICES at 1-800-994-9422 to speak with a counselor in your area.

Connecticut Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Connecticut Area Agencies for Aging

Senior Resources Agency on Aging – (Eastern, Middlesex, Shoreline areas)

Address: 19 Ohio Avenue, Norwich CT 06360

Phone: (860) 887-3561

Toll Free (in-state only): 800-690-6998

Fax: 860-886-4736

Website

North Central Area Agency on Aging – (North Central areas)

Address: 151 New Park Avenue, Box 75, Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 724-6443

Toll Free: 1-800-994-9422

Fax: 1-860-251-6107

Website

Agency on Aging of South Central CT – (South Central areas)

Address: 117 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473

Phone: (203) 785-8533

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Southwestern CT Agency on Aging – (Southwestern areas)

Address: 1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: (203) 333-9288

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Western CT Area Agency on Aging – (Western areas)

Address: 84 Progress Lane, Waterbury, CT 06705

Phone: (203) 757-5449

Toll Free: 800-994-9422     

Fax: 203-757-4081

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Connecticut Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Connecticut Senior Health Studies

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