Home Care in Connecticut

The southernmost state in New England, Connecticut is a popular destination for residents of the New York metropolitan area looking for a scenic getaway — particularly during October, when fall colors are most vibrant. Known as the “Constitution State” for its nation-building contributions following the Revolutionary War, Connecticut is rich with historic Colonial landmarks in cities like Hartford and New London. The southern coastline along the Long Island Sound includes Hammonasset Beach State Park, as well as New Haven, the state’s second-largest city. Here you’ll find Yale University, the antique carousel at Lighthouse Point Park, and the famous New Haven-style thin crust pizza. Although Connecticut can be a bit more expensive than other states, you’ll find it to be a serene, picturesque escape from the big city and an excellent retirement destination.

Currently, Connecticut has more than 25 home care agencies that provide home health aides for seniors who live alone at home. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of home care services in Connecticut to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

The median monthly cost of home care, or in-home care, in Connecticut is about $4,600, according to Genworth.

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Connecticut Home Care Regulations

Each state regulates senior living care differently. Because home care providers offer similar services to assisted living, states may regulate home care within their assisted living guidelines. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to provider records in Connecticut.

In Connecticut, home care — or in-home care — is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Connecticut is less affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 129
  • Groceries: 114
  • Housing: 145
  • Utilities: 128
  • Transportation: 112

Demographics

About 18% of Connecticut’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Connecticut leaned liberal.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 55% voted Democratic
  • 41% voted Republican
  • 4% voted third party

Population

  • Median age: 41
  • Over the age of 55: 32%
  • 2018 population: 3,572,665
  • 2020 population: 3,570,236
  • Estimated 2025 population: 3,564,172

Miscellaneous

  • 28% regularly attend a religious service
  • 46% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 2,597 congregations
  • There are 109 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Connecticut’s climate is divided into two main sections, with the northern area classified as humid continental and the lower section — bordering the Long Island Sound — classified as humid subtropical. All of Connecticut typically has four distinct seasons, including warm summers, cold winters, and a decent amount of rain and snowfall. Northern Connecticut tends to have colder temperatures in the winter compared to the coastal region of the state to the south, where the humidity is usually higher and winters are milder. Given its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Connecticut is prone to severe weather like hurricanes and nor’easters.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 69%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 4”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 5” (March)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 41 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 54 in July (Moderate)

Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 49°F
  • Average summer temperature: 70°F
  • Typical summer high: 86°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 52°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 29°F
  • Typical winter high: 44°F (December)
  • Typical winter low: 12°F (January)

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