THE CONNECTICUT HOME CARE PROGRAM
DO I QUALIFY?
I want to avoid going into a nursing home and receive care at home in my own community. If this sounds like you, we can help. As one of four state access agencies, we help more than 15,000 people who meet the age, financial and functional requirements of CHCP to remain living at home while receiving necessary services, instead of being placed in a nursing facility.
I WANT MORE INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING
The Connecticut Home Care Program (CHCP) is a state-sponsored program for older individuals and those with disabilities who are over the age of 65, a Connecticut resident and may be at risk for nursing home placement. Upon approval by the State Department of Social Services, you will be met by a team of Connecticut Community Care experienced nurse and social service care managers who provide:
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).
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.
Care Transition Services
Care Transition Services from all levels of care are offered as part of the CT Home Care Program. Our team is trained in the Coleman and Naylor models of care transitions and a certified Coleman trainer is on our staff.
Apply for Connecticut Home Care For Elders or call DSS at 1-800-445-5394.