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If you or a loved one are in an institutionalized setting, such as a nursing home, and would like to learn more about your options to move to your community, read more. Connecticut has transition services to assist people based on their individual needs. Even if you don’t qualify for the Money Follows the Person program, there are other services the Department may offer to assist you. Complete an application to access services.
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Opens in a new window
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program works to improve the quality of life and quality of care of Connecticut residents living in long term care facilities. Ombudsman activity is performed on behalf of, and at the direction of residents. The Ombudsman Program responds to, and investigates complaints brought forward by residents, family members, and/or other individuals acting on their behalf and all communication is held in strict confidence. The Program brings residents to the forefront to voice their concerns directly to public officials and supports residents in their quest to shape their own legislative agenda. The Ombudsman Program offers information and consultation to consumers and providers, monitors state and federal laws and regulations, and makes recommendations for improvements.
Alzheimer's Respite Care Program Opens in a new window
This program offers relief to stressed caregivers by providing information, support, the development of an appropriate plan of care, and services for the individual with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
National Family Caregiver Support Program Opens in a new window
The National Family Caregiver Support Program, created by the Administration on Aging, and established via the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act by the 106th Congress, helps families sustain their efforts to care for older relatives. Under this caregiver program, Connecticut’s State Unit on Aging, the Aging Services Division, works in partnership with the five Area Agencies on Aging.
Connecticut Home Care for Elders (CHCPE)
To be eligible, applicants must be 65 years of age or older, be a CT resident, be at risk of nursing home placement and meet the program’s financial eligibility criteria. To be at risk of nursing home placement means that the applicant needs assistance with critical needs such as bathing, dressing, eating, taking medications and toileting. The CHCPE helps eligible clients continue living at home instead of going to a nursing home. Each applicant’s needs are reviewed to determine if the applicant may remain at home with the help of home care services.
Connecticut Long-Term Care Website Opens in a new window
Most people will need assistance with activities of daily living at some point in their lives, whether due to aging, injury, illness or disability. Knowing what kind of help is needed and available and how to obtain it is not an easy task. Whether you need help now or are exploring future options for yourself or a loved one, this web site can assist you. (Please note this is an external website not maintained by the Department of Social Services)
Fact Sheet: Overview of Medicaid Waiver Programs in Connecticut
Connecticut Long-Term Services & Supports -- consumer information and caregiver career guidance website: www.MyPlaceCT.org Opens in a new window