ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY
DO I QUALIFY?
We are uniquely qualified to partner with The Brain Injury Alliance of CT through the State of Connecticut’s ABI and PCA waiver programs to provide care management services to individuals (age 18-64) with acquired brain injury or to those with chronic, severe, and permanent disabilities, in the community should they meet the Department of Social Services’ criteria for eligibility. We are strong advocates for those qualifying individuals who live outside of institutions and in nursing facilities who, under these programs, are allowed services in their own home and community settings.
I WANT MORE INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING
The Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Medicaid Waiver program offers a range of non-medical, home and community based services, to maintain adults who have an acquired brain injury (not a developmental or degenerative disorder), in the community. Without these services, the adult would otherwise require placement in one of four types of institutional settings. Adults must be age 18-64 to apply and meet other requirements.
Once admitted into the program, you will be met with a Connecticut Community Care team of skilled and experienced care mangers to coordinate care by providing:
An in-depth evaluation of an individual's current situation including health, function, cognition and emotional status, living environment, financial situation, and available support system.
Care Plan Development
A personalized care plan is created by the individual, the family and the care manager that addresses the current and long-term care goals of that person taking into consideration personal or cultural preferences.
Care managers work with the person and family to access services to meet the individual’s identified desires, dreams and goals. They ensure the implementation of services and make sure those services run smoothly. Coordination of services may include: home health agencies, homemaker and companion services, adult day centers, transportation, assistive technology and more.
In addition, care managers provide education on self-directed supports to people who choose to hire and manage their own personal care assistants (PCAs).
Care managers monitor progress to ensure that the plan continues to meet the person’s goals. Care managers are available 24/7 to assist in emergencies and discuss concerns. Plans are modified as necessary.