Skilled Nursing Near Danbury, CT

Compassionate, person-centered skilled nursing

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For short- and long-term needs, Ridge Crest was once again selected by U.S. News & World Report for the second year running as one of the Best Nursing Homes in Connecticut in 2019.

With accommodations for up to 62 residents, Ridge Crest is close to many area hospitals in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and our services are available to both residents and nonresidents of Meadow Ridge. The nursing home is conveniently located near the communities of Fairfield, Danbury, and Norwalk.

The Things That Keep Me Going Everyday

Hear from CNA Kimberly Wedderburn about our caring and skilled staff at Ridge Crest.

A senior woman is being assisted by a health care professional

First Class Hospitality

With countless comforts and eager-to-help staff, we may not look like a skilled nursing option. That’s no accident. Our goal, every day, is to make you feel at home. Here are a few services and amenities our residents love:


  • High staff-to-patient ratio for optimal care
  • Personalized care plans developed in collaboration with residents, physicians and family members
  • Coordination of care services and therapies
  • Medication administration
  • 24-hour emergency response system
  • Full housekeeping and laundry services
  • 24-hour security
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments (available at additional cost)
  • Full-service main and private dining rooms with nutritious meals designed by our executive chef and served by our dedicated wait staff
  • Hospice care


  • Private and semiprivate rooms available
  • Whirlpool tub
  • Two salons offering hair and nail services
  • Massage services
  • Indoor pool, sauna and sundeck (pool is equipped with a chair lift)
  • Guest suites for your out-of-town guests
  • Planned social, cultural and recreational activities created specifically for skilled nursing center residents
  • Secure outdoor walking garden and patio
  • Activity room
  • TV, phone and internet service provided at no charge

Memory Care Services

Staff at Ridge Crest receive in-depth training across multiple disciplines, including annual training from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners course on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care. We take the time to learn each resident’s history and establish a personal relationship that’s further enhanced by high staff-to-resident ratios and low staff turnover.

Our physical, occupational and speech therapists are trained in dementia care too. Their training provides them with person-centered, stage-specific dementia care capabilities from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Learn how Occupational Therapy helps people with dementia. 

For more information about specialty services at Ridge Crest, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Medical director, attending physician, or advanced practice registered nurse on-site
    five days a week
  • Director of nursing
  • Registered nurses
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Dietician
  • Social worker
  • Therapeutic recreation director
  • Licensed speech, occupational, physical and respiratory rehabilitation therapists available seven days a week
  • Wound surgeon weekly rounds
  • Infection preventionist

Ridge Crest provides long-term nursing care and short-term rehabilitation on a Medicare and private-pay basis.

Skilled nursing is for those who need greater care while recovering from a hospital stay. Professional, compassionate, support is delivered around the clock by licensed professionals, including RNs, LPNs, Certified Nurse Aides and Certified Medication Aides. We also offer custom programs that encourage maximum social interaction and preserve dignity.

Skilled nursing is usually required after an illness or injury. These are some conditions that often require skilled care for seniors:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac failure
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Other major illness
  • Hip or bone fracture
  • Fall-related injury
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Severe osteoarthritis

We offer an extensive list of clinical capabilities. To view the full list, please download our PDF below:


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Potential candidates for long-term nursing care include those who are dealing with an ongoing health condition or disability, chronic or severe pain, a chronic medical condition, permanent disability, dementia, or those who need help with activities of daily living.

Contact us for more information about short-term and long-term care at Ridge Crest.