Aging and Disability Resources

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  • 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.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • 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.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care

    The state of Connecticut provides Connecticut residents with unbiased information about the need for long-term care; the ability to find and purchase quality, affordable long-term care insurance; and a way to get needed-care without depleting assets.

    Agency: Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Living Services

    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.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Long-Term Services and Supports - LTSS

    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.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Long-Term Support for Family Caregivers

    Support to help family caregivers find services for their loved ones. Provides an array of services like information, referrals to support groups and short term respite in the home to help relieve caregiver stress.

    Agency: State Unit on Aging
  • Medicare Fraud Prevention Information

    Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program - recruits and trains volunteers to educate seniors to protect themselves against health care fraud, consumer scams, detection of fraudulent activities and assists with reporting suspected health care fraud to appropriate entities.

    Agency: State Unit on Aging
  • Medicare Savings Program

    The State of Connecticut offers financial assistance to eligible Medicare enrollees through our 'Medicare Savings Programs.' These programs may help pay Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Money Follows the Person

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Money Follows the Person Program

    Money Follows the Person is a Federal demonstration project dedicated to assuring Connecticut residents access to a full range of high quality, long-term care options that maximize autonomy, choice and dignity.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • MyPlaceCT

    My Place CT helps individuals understand how to access long-term care services and supports. The portal includes a website and call center, as well as career opportunities for caregivers. It asks consumers about their needs and shows how they can pay for care and also lists housing, long-term care insurance and transportation options.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

    Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is an important benefit for Medicaid members who need to get to and from Medicaid-covered medical services but have no means of transportation.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • The CHOICES Program

    Connecticut's program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling, Eligibility Screening. This program provides information to persons age 60 and older as well as to people with disabilities, and is comprised of both staff, in-kind professionals from local service agencies and volunteers.

    Agency: State Unit on Aging