COMMUNITY FIRST CHOICE PROGRAM
DO I QUALIFY?
I want to remain living at home and in my surrounding community but need assistance to remain there. If this sounds like you, we can help. CCC partners with the State of Connecticut to offer qualified residents access to Community First Choice, an optional State Plan service which will allow eligible individuals to access Personal Care Assistance (PCA) and other services and supports through self-direction.
I WANT MORE INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING
Community First Choice (CFC) is a federal initiative offered to active Medicaid members as part of the Affordable Care Act. This program allows individuals to receive supports and services in their home. These services can include—but are not limited to—help preparing meals and doing household chores, and assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, transferring, etc.). Educational services are available to help you increase your independence, and learn how to manage your in-home staff.
Upon approval, you will be met by a Connecticut Community Care team of qualified nurses and social workers who will help to determine the right combination of care:
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.
To Apply for Community First Choice or Call 2-1-1.