Home Care in Ridgefield, CT

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Home Care in Ridgefield, CT

About Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Situated in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the 300-year-old community had a population of 25,033 at the 2020 census. The town center, which was formerly a borough, is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place.

Directions from Ridgefield, CT to Home Care Advantage

Ridgefield
Connecticut 06877

Head west
39 sec (292 ft)

Take Danbury Rd and US-7 N/Sugar Hollow Rd to Lee Farms Rd in Danbury
12 min (7.0 mi)

Drive to your destination
1 min (0.3 mi)

Home Care Advantage, LLC
83 Wooster Hts Rd Suite 125, Danbury, CT 06810

Senior Home Care in Ridgefield, CT
Senior Home Care in Ridgefield, CT

What Is Companion Care in Ridgefield, CT?

Companion care can be a lifeline for elderly who are unable to conduct simple household duties or activities at home. Whether it’s doing laundry, grocery shopping, cooking meals, or going for a walk outside, Home Care Advantage is always prepared to step in whenever needed so that our clients can preserve their independence for as long as possible.

Seniors can maintain their routines and live independently in their own homes with companion care at home.

If you need a care professional to assist with daily duties such as cooking, cleaning, and running errands, but do not require the added care that comes with an older loved one who may be bedridden or incontinent, companion caregiving is your best option.

It is estimated that about 18 million people in the United States require some type of assistance with their everyday tasks.

This is becoming more common as baby boomers age and subsequent generations grow up expecting and deserving a good quality of life even if they no longer work outside the home.

Companion care services provide essential assistance for those who are unable to run errands or keep up with basic household chores. Companion care provides friendship when needed – this gives family caregivers peace of mind knowing someone will be checking in on their loved one throughout the day.

Care professionals assist care recipients in making their daily lives easier and safer. Some of these tasks include doing errands for them, such as grocery shopping or picking up medications; at other times, they will plan and cook regular meals as well as minor housekeeping responsibilities. Medication reminders are frequently one of the care professional’s duties.

Caregivers are available to help people enhance their quality of life in various ways. They accompany clients on appointments and social trips, and they participate in general conversation and friendship activities.

Aging in solitude is more than a situation; it’s a disease. Companion care provides social engagement and regular companionship for lonely seniors, breaking the cycle of elderly isolation that can lead to health concerns.

Important Senior Care Information For Ridgefield, CT

Founders Hall

Founders Hall provides a diverse program of social, educational and physical fitness programs for today’s active seniors in a warm, fun and stimulating atmosphere.

193 Danbury Road,
Ridgefield, CT 06877

T: 203-431-7000
E: foundershall@founders-hall.org

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tues, Thur: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Founders Hall is overseen by a board of directors and managed by an executive director with a staff of eight.

Each year, Founders Hall holds four semesters of interesting and dynamic classes, taught by 75 instructors. Fitness classes run year-round. Outside of the classroom, there are scores of opportunities for members to connect with other members and interests they want to pursue. 

Visit our classes and events sections to learn more.

Although the building was closed to members in March, 2020 due to the coronavirus, Founders Hall continued to provide programming – albeit mostly virtually – throughout the pandemic. Members were invited to return to the building on a reservation basis on June 1, 2021.

Today members have been invited back into the building for classes, seminars, and events. A signed waiver is required.

 

Social Services

Ridgefield Department of Social Services, located at Town Hall, offers a wide array of services, many especially for seniors. 

Visit ridgefieldct.org/social-services or call 203-431-2754. Karen Gaudian is Ridgefield’s Municipal Agent for the Elderly. 

Her email address is municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org. 

Tony Phillips, LCSW, is the Social Services Director. 

His email address is socialservices@ridgefieldct.org.

Connecticut’s Department of Aging and Disability Services offers programs and services to maximize opportunities for independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults. 

Visit portal.ct.gov/AgingAndDisability or call 860-424-5055.

 

Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield is a non-profit organization that provides nourishing meals to those needing assistance. 

Visit mealsonwheelsofridgefield.org or call 203-438-8788.

Boxwood Alliance, a collaborative community-supported, free, aging-in-place resource for older adults in Westchester and Putnam counties, their families and their caregivers. 

Visit theboxwood.org or call 914-764-3014..

 

RVNAhealth (formerly Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association) provides home and community healthcare services as well as special programs that help seniors and their families. 

Visit rvnahealth.org or call 203-438-5555.

Ridgefield Senior Gold Benefit Program provides discounts to various community amenities. 

Visit ridgefielddevelopment.com/senior-gold-program/.

 

R.U.O.K., sponsored and supported by the Ridgefield Women’s Club and the Ridgefield Firefighters’ Association, offers a free service of daily telephone calls to check on safety. Call 203-438-6777.

Transportation

Rides for Ridgefield is a transportation provider alliance that can put you in touch with service that fits your needs for a ride. Call 203-894-RIDE (7433) Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Leave a message at other times and you will receive a callback. http://www.RidesForRidgefield.org

SweetHART Demand response transportation is provided by HARTransit to Ridgefield residents for transportation within the community and, on a limited basis, to Danbury. Service is available with advanced reservations to Ridgefield residents who are 65 years or older and those with mobility disabilities. Visit HARTransit.com or call 203-744-4070.

 

Town Bus The Town of Ridgefield offers a free weekly bus route. The schedule may be found on the Town website at ridgefieldct.org/community/pages/town-bus-loop.

Part of the town center is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as Ridgefield Center Historic District.

The district was added to the Register in 1984 and includes representations of mid-19th-century revival, Late Victorian, and Colonial revival architectural styles. 

Noted architect Cass Gilbert purchased historic Keeler Tavern within the district and renovated it for his use as a summer home.

Roughly bounded by Pound Street, Fairview Avenue, Prospect Ridge, and Whipstick Roads, the district was added on October 7, 1984.

In addition to the town center historic district, there are a number of individual properties and at least one other historic district in the town that are NRHP-listed:

  • Benedict House and Shop: 57 Rockwell Road (added 1998)
  • Branchville Railroad Tenement: Old Main Highway (added 1982)
  • Frederic Remington House: 154 Barry Ave. (added 1966)
  • Hugh Cain Fulling Mill and Elias Glover Woolen Mill Archeological Site (added 1985)
  • J. Alden Weir Farm Historic District: 735 Nod Hill Road and Pelham Lane (added 1984; see Weir Farm National Historic Site, below)
  • Keeler Tavern: 132 Main St. (added 1982)
  • Lewis June House: 478 N. Salem Road (added 1984)
  • March Route of Rochambeau’s Army:
  • Ridgebury Road: Ridgebury Road, from intersection with Old Stagecoach South (added 2003)
  • Phineas Chapman Lounsbury House: 316 Main Street, also known as the Ridgefield Veterans Memorial Community Center[27] (added 1975)
  • Ridgebury Congregational Church: Ridgebury Road and George Washington Highway (added 1984)
  • Thomas Hyatt House: 11 Barlow Mountain Road (added 1984)
  • West Mountain Historic District: state road 855 (formerly Route 102) (added 1984)

We are committed to providing excellent care for our clients, just as we would care for members of our own family.

Home Care Advantage provides premier Companion Care at Home for seniors and families in Danbury, Bethel, Easton, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Southbury, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and surrounding areas.

Companion Care vs. Personal Care

When you need home care for an aging loved one, picking on the appropriate service can be difficult. Companion care services tend to focus on social needs, whereas personal care services stress physical needs.

When deciding on elder care, understanding the difference between companion and personal care is critical because they both give different benefits based on a client’s particular needs.

Home care companions may help with laundry, cooking a delicious meal that isn’t just leftovers from the night before, and errands such as grocery shopping. They also offer emotional support to those who are bereaved or struggling in their daily lives as a result of disease or disability.

We may recommend personal care services for a variety of reasons. Personal care is offered for persons who need direct physical assistance due to a chronic health condition that impairs their capacity to bathe, dress, feed themselves, and so on.

If your loved one struggles with these tasks but does not require assistance from another person to complete them successfully on his/her own, companion care may be more appropriate. 

Home care provides companionship so the individual can enjoy life’s activities without needing constant supervision; this type of service also includes meal preparation and light housekeeping duties such as laundry if needed.

Additional Non-Medical Home Care Support Services for those who are experiencing the following:

  • Recuperating from Illnesses or Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Joint Replacements
  • Heart Disease
  • Being Bed-bound
  • Surgery Rehab
  • Stroke Rehab
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Terminal Illness

We believe in quality control and supervising in a proactive manner.  Therefore, we will be checking with both you and the caregiver to be in front of any issue or concern that could arise.

When your aging loved one needs home care in the Danbury, CT area, Home Care Advantage is there. Our home care services are available 24/7. Click now to get started.

Home Care Advantage Services

Through Home Care Advantage, you or your loved one now have the opportunity to receive the type of care and services that you deserve in a respectful and attentive manner. Home Care Advantage takes the tried and true approach to care that puts emphasis on compassion, sensitivity and open communications with you and your loved one.  

We will respect your home, privacy, feelings and the traditions that you follow.  Be assured that our caregivers are competent in providing all of the following services in a manner that brings peace of mind and healing to the soul so that you can remain safe and independent in the comfort of your home.

Through Home Care Advantage, you or your loved one now have the opportunity to receive the type of care and services that you deserve in a respectful and attentive manner. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Care in Ridgefield, CT

Typical home services include but are not limited to the following: Personal Care, housekeeping and laundry, shopping and cooking, transportation, and medication reminders. For a complete list of our services, click on our Services page for detailed descriptions of all current services offered by Home Care Advantage.

In our view, there are two reasons to consider home care. First, choose home care if the duties required to live at your residence are becoming too much to handle alone. Second, choose home care if a health condition puts you at risk of falling or self-neglect.

We Danbury CT and surrounding areas including Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven Counties.

No. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy.

When you set up service with Home Care Advantage, we’ll decide together on a Service Plan or Plan of Care. This is turned into a duty sheet for the caregiver to follow. We monitor and supervise the work to make sure your caregiver is following this plan.

Yes. Wherever you call home, that is where we will serve you. Many of our clients live in senior living communities.

Yes. All of the caregivers are fully employed by Home Care Advantage and are paid directly through our payroll department. Our staff is our greatest resource and we pay them at competitive rates.

By design, we plan for continuity and for you to have as few different caregivers as possible. There may be times when your assigned caregivers is on vacation or is out due to illness. We will give you as much advance notice as possible before putting in a replacement caregiver.  Our goal is to ensure that your needs are met and make your experience pleasant and seamless. If the schedule calls for more than one caregiver, don’t worry. We have a system that allows one caregiver to communicate your likes and dislikes to a colleague so that we can provide excellent service without disruption.

You may contact our office directly by phone at: (203) 744-8380 and speak with a supervisor or with the Owners of Home Care Advantage.

The first thing that typically happens if you hire your own caregiver is that she won’t show up! That is the beginning of the headaches. Then there are the licenses, taxes, injury liability, training, background screening, monitoring . . . and the list goes on. You get the idea. If you want to sleep peacefully at night, leave the headaches to us!
We do same day assessments and can have the Service Plan of Care in place within 48 hours. We know that this is particularly important for seniors who are being discharged from rehabilitation centers. In less urgent circumstances, we prefer to have a two week preparation period.