MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON
DO I QUALIFY?
If you or a loved one are currently living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, you may have options that include returning to your home and your community and to retaining maximum independence and freedom of choice. Money Follows The Person is a federal demonstration grant, received by the CT Department of Social Services from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Money Follow The Person is a federal initiative offered by the State of Connecticut to enhance community services and support to those who have resided in nursing facilities for at least three months. Under MFP, Connecticut will receive, for those transitioning back to the community, an enhanced Medicaid match of nine million dollars over five years, being reimbursed for 75 percent of costs for the first year back in the community instead of the customary 50 percent. This federal support is a financial incentive for our state to reduce the use of more expensive institutional care for Medicaid recipients. The approach is more cost-effective for taxpayers and is expected to lead to improved quality of life for older adults and people with physical and developmental disabilities and mental illness. People transitioning back into the community have the choice of where they want to live, whether it’s the person’s own home, a family member’s home, an apartment or congregate living.
We provide individualized care plans are created based on a person’s need. CCC transition coordinators will provide one-to-one assistance with community supports, system navigation, accessing resources and living arrangements.
Call 1-888-992-8637 or visit http://www.ct.gov/moneyfollowstheperson