Funding Alternatives


Cost Comparison


Providing daily care for an elderly parent or spouse can be costly.
Adult day care can be an alternative to more expensive full-time care options.

Adult Day Care (5 days/wk): $18,200

Assisted Living (one bedroom): $45,000

Homemaker Services (44 hrs/wk): $47,934

In-Home Health Aide (44 hrs/wk): $49,192

Nursing Home (semi-private room): $85,775

Nursing Home (private room): $97,455

Source: Fenworth 2017 Cost of Care Study


Funding Availability


Help is available!    

Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA)

WCAAA administers two programs that provide funding for family caregivers:

• The National Family Caregiver Program – for families caring for a person 60 and over

• The Statewide Respite Care Program – for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia

Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHC)

Guidelines for Eligibility:

• 65 or older

• One to three critical needs, depending on level of program

• Income eligibility – Call DSS 1(800) 445-5394

• Connecticut Community Care Inc. (CCCI) (203) 596-4800


Other local grants are available.

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