Residential Care Homes (RCH)

Overview

Beginning in November 2015, staff from the DSS Home and Community Based Services Unit will be visiting all Residential Care Homes that house persons receiving services under the Home Care Program for Elders. The purpose of the visit is to assess the homes' compliance with the settings requirements issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in January of 2014. These visits are being conducted as a follow up to informational sessions that were conducted for the RCH association and surveys that were requested of the homes' last year.

Please follow this link to the information bulletin which outlines the settings requirements that staff will be looking for. CMS has told DSS that it views Residential Care Homes as provider owned and controlled homes and expects that the settings should comply with those specific requirements.

Please direct questions to Kathy Bruni, Director HCBS Unit at 860-424-5177 or George Chamberlin, Program Manager at 860-424-5859.