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Assisted Living in Norwich, CT

From visiting a museum to watching baseball, the approximate 40,125 residents of Norwich, Connecticut, have plenty to do. Founded in 1659, the city is also wonderful for history buffs. It’s also the site of Backus Hospital, making it easy to get health care 24/7. Based on a score of 100 for the national average, the city’s cost of living score is lower than the national and Connecticut averages. 

Some of the city’s estimated 6,821 seniors live in assisted living communities in and near Norwich, where they can find friendship, entertainment options and assistance with daily needs. They pay approximately $4,300 every month for assisted living, which is $200 less than the national average and almost $1,000 less than Connecticut’s average.

There’s much for seniors in Norwich to consider about moving into an assisted living facility. This guide provides information about major contributing factors, including costs, local programs and tips for paying for senior care. 

2 Assisted Living communities in Norwich, CT | 7 nearby communities

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1. Norwichtown Rehabilitation

93 West Town Street, Norwich, CT, 06360

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Sheltering Arms Retirement Residence, Norwich, CT

2. Sheltering Arms Retirement Residence

165 McKinley Avenue, Norwich, CT, 06360

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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7 matching communities nearby Norwich

1. Atria Crossroads Place

One Beechwood Drive, Waterford, CT, 06385

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Academy Point at Mystic

20 Academy Lane, Mystic, CT, 06355

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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3. Elmbrook Village

380 Salem Turnpike, Bozrah, CT, 06334

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Fountainview Care Center

88 Clark Lane, Waterford, CT, 06385

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Douglas Manor

103 North Rd, Windham, CT, 06280

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. St Josephs Living Center

14 Club Rd, Windham, CT, 06280

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Apple Rehab Uncasville (Orchard Grove)

5 Richard Brown Dr, Uncasville, CT, 06382

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Norwich

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Connecticut. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in Norwich

Seniors in Norwich pay $4,300 monthly on average to live in an assisted living facility.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Norwich

There’s an $829 difference between assisted living costs in Norwich and the state average of $5,129, the latter of which is $629 more than the national average.






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Norwich’s monthly assisted living cost is much lower than the other Connecticut cities surveyed as well as most of those in neighboring Massachusetts. Fees reported in Springfield—a city a little over an hour away in Massachusetts—are higher at $5,048 with New Haven, CT a close second at $5,088. The next largest cost gap of $1,973 is with Bridgeport ($6,273) and then Hartford ($5,225), the capital of Connecticut, has a median assisted living cost that’s almost $1,000 more than that of Norwich. The only exception to these higher fees is in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, more than 2 hours from Norwich, where seniors pay $2,216 less per month.  




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How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Norwich

Paying for assisted living Connecticut

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Connecticut.

Norwich Assisted Living Resources

Resource Contact Service 
Rose City Senior Center(860) 889-5960The Rose City Senior Center on Mahan Drive in Norwich welcomes those who are 55 and up. The senior center hosts trips to professional baseball games and offers classes and presentations. Hair services, massage therapy and other well-being services are available by appointment. Membership is open to Norwich residents and those who live out of town. Transportation is available, including to local medical appointments.
Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging(860) 887-3561The Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging is located on Ohio Avenue. Resources include the Senior Medicare Patrol program, CHOICES – Medicare counseling, Healthy Living Programs and the Benefits Check Up service.
Norwich Vet Center(860) 887-1755The Norwich Vet Center on Cliff Street in Norwich is open weekdays. Referrals and counseling services are available. There’s a parking lot for visitors.
Otis Library(860) 889–2365The Otis Library offers events, programs and services that can benefit seniors, including the “Lawyers in Libraries: Free Legal Clinic,” the “Changing Minds Book Club” and the virtual “SciFi and Fantasy Fans Unite” programs. Seniors can learn dozens of languages for free via Pronunciator, and history-loving residents may enjoy the Edward & Mary Lord Local History & Genealogy Room.
Three Rivers Community College(860) 215-9064Three Rivers Community College allows seniors aged 62 and over who meet the requirements the opportunity to take certain courses without paying for tuition. Some classes are in person; others are virtual. A course search feature is available via the TRCC website.

Norwich Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Norwich area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and regulations for assisted living in Connecticut