Long Term Care Facility (LTC)

Generally defined as a facility providing skilled nursing services and chronic care for the elderly.  There may be several levels of care within a Long Term Care Facility: short-term rehabilitation, long-term care for the geriatric population, and dementia care.

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Chronic Care Nursing Homes (CCNH)

Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) or Rest Home with Nursing Supervision (RHNS) – facilities that provide nursing supervision and services but not usually to the degree that is necessary in an SNF.

Residential Care Homes and Rest Homes refer to community style residences.  Within LTC a Residential Care Home will follow licensure regulations.

Assisted living refers to independent living, which provides care for a fee, when needed.  A certain distinct amount of independence is expected from the resident.

Life Care Community

A facility offering independent living and often assisted living with SNF on premises.  Generally a “buy-in” required.

Continuing Care Community

A retirement community that provides all levels of care including independent living and nursing care levels.  Generally no “buy-in” and each level of care has its own price structure.

Long Term Care Facilities within the Northwest Corner of CT:

Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Canaan, CT (860) 824-5137


Noble Horizons (Whitridge Wing/Riga Residence/Wagner Terrace)

Independent and residential living in cottages or apartments; Intermediate Nursing Care and Short Term Rehabilitation; Skilled Nursing Care and Memory Impaired Care; Outpatient rehabilitation (physical, occupational and speech)

Salisbury, CT (860) 435-9851


Sharon Health Care Center, Sharon, CT (860) 364-1002


Residential Care Home:

 Morning Star Retirement Home, Kent, CT (860) 927-3272

The Cobble at Noble Horizons, Salisbury, CT (860) 435-9851

Assisted Living:

Brandywine Living, Litchfield, CT (860) 467-1897


Geer Village (860) 824-2600


  • CT Partnership for Long Term Care Information Line

    (800) 547-3443   ctpartnership.org

  • State Long Term Care Ombudsman (Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes)


    Serve as advocates to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of Long Term Care facility residents.  Complaints about nursing homes are investigated by the Ombudsman.

  • Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA)

    www.wcaaa.org     Waterbury: (203) 757-5449 or (800) 994-9422

    Fax: (203) 757-4081

    The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (WCAAA) is a private, non-profit organization which manages and provides comprehensive services through person-centered planning for older adults (age 60 years and older), caregivers, and individuals with disabilities, in order to maintain their independence and quality of life.  Through Federal, State and grant funding partnerships, the agency serves 41 towns in Western and Northwestern CT.  The agency services include:  home-based client assessments to determine need for long-term care supports; chore and transportation services; emergency fuel programs; adult day care; congregate and home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels), support to family members and friends caring for loved ones with a diagnosis of dementia/Alzheimer’s and related disorders, and provides free, unbiased and commission-free, one-to-one counseling on Medicare, Medicaid and related benefits.  WCAAA empowers Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and family members on detecting, and reporting errors, fraud and abuse in Medicare and provides referrals for behavioral health counseling. The agency also funds some senior center programs and free, evidence-based health self-management workshops for those with chronic pain, diabetes, or other chronic conditions.