Home Care - Long Term Services and Support
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Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD
The Department of Social Services Waiver for Persons with Autism provides home-and community-based services to individuals with autism who do not have an intellectual disability (a full IQ score of 70 or higher).
Community First Choice
Are you or a loved one living in the community and need assistance to remain there? The Affordable Care Act created an optional State Plan service which will allow eligible individuals to access Personal Attendant Care (PCA) and other services and supports through self-direction.
The State of Connecticut offers a variety of services to help eligible individuals who need support to live at home or to return to community living. Many of the programs are administered under a Medicaid ‘waiver,’ meaning that Connecticut has received federal approval to waive certain Medicaid requirements to meet the service needs of older adults and adults with disabilities in the community.
Connecticut Home Care Program For Elders
The Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders helps individuals to stay at home instead of going to a nursing home. Many people in nursing homes might have been able to stay in their homes if they had assistance with personal care, cooking and cleaning
Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE)
This program provides services to help eligible residents live in the community. Eligible applicants must be 65 years of age or older, 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. CHCPE helps clients continue living at home instead of going to a nursing home. Each applicant’s needs are reviewed to determine if he/she may remain at home with the help of home care services.
Electronic Visit Verification
The Department of Social Services is proud to announce a unique partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Sandata Technologies, LLC. in the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV).
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby and Office of Policy and Management Undersecretary Anne Foley, announced the release of Connecticut’s Strategic Plan to Rebalance Long-Term Services and Supports, including a town-by-town projection of Connecticut’s long-term care needs and strategies to meet those needs, on January 29, 2013.
Money Follows the Person
The Personal Care Attendant Program
The Department of Social Services operates the Personal Care Attendant Program that assists eligible adults who need assistance to remain at home. The goal of the PCA program is to provide an alternative to entering an institution and to have greater independence in a community setting.