HELP THAT’S HERE TO STAY

In the early 1970’s, public policy concerns regarding long term care focused on the potential for community care options verses nursing home placement. Throughout the decade following the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid, institutional care flourished throughout the country. Federal funds were available for capital construction costs as well as ongoing patient care reimbursement. This strong institutional bias on the part of government funding left thousands of elders with no option to in-patient care. Federal policy makers, alarmed at the unprecedented nationwide increase in nursing home beds, launched demonstration projects throughout the country to test community care options.

In 1974, Connecticut was awarded a federal grant and Connecticut Community Care (CCC) founder, Joan L. Quinn, implements Triage, a model project to test community-based care as an alternative to nursing home placement.

Today, Connecticut Community Care (CCC) is a statewide nonprofit making differences in the lives of thousands of all ages and abilities, helping them to live on their own terms in communities of their choice.

WE’RE PROUD OF OUR MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENTS

CCC and CMA are again deemed “The Best” in home care by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Members of the first class of CCC Corporators are welcomed.

The Community Living Consultant Service to provide tools and one-on-one coaching for those who employ their own Personal Care Assistants is launched.

1974:

Connecticut is awarded a federal grant and CCC founder, Joan L. Quinn, implements Triage, a model project for Connecticut to test community-based care as an alternative to nursing home placement.

 

1980:

Connecticut Community Care (CCC) opens its doors with a caseload of approximately 1,400 frail elderly clients.

 

1982:

CCC serves 3,185 clients, a 75% increase since its inception.

 

1985:

CCC establishes the Independent Living Fund to assist individuals with unique service needs.

 

1987:

CCC is chosen to administer the Preadmission Screening/Community-Based Services Program (PAS/CBS), a Medicaid waiver program.

 

1990:

CCC serves 10,606 individuals in all its programs.

 

1992:

PAS/CBS is modified and renamed the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders.

 

1993:

CCC receives a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to define and propose guidelines for the practice of case management services for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

 

1994:

CCC publishes “Guidelines for Case Management Practice Across the Long Term Care Continuum,” still in use today as a training guide for those wishing to become certified in care management.

 

1996:

CCC completes work on a case management credentialing examination.

 

1997:

CCC develops CyberCam, a technologically advanced care management information system. Care Management Associates (CMA), CCC’s private-pay division, is established.

 

2000:

Care Management Associates partners with the Connecticut Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society to support individuals with MS.

 

2004:

CCC designs an innovative telecommuting pilot project with the support of Telecommute Connecticut to decrease travel and enhance flexibility for care managers.

 

2007:

The Connecticut Home Care Program for younger individuals with disabilities, ages 18 – 64, is launched and CCC meets its first consumer through the program. CCC and CMA are deemed “The Best” in home care by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

 

2009:

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) program begins and CCC starts work with the first group of consumers who formerly resided in nursing homes. CCC is also awarded funding by the Department of Development Disabilities to develop self-directed services for individuals who will employ their own Personal Care Assistants.

 

CCC and CMA are again deemed “The Best” in home care by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Members of the first class of CCC Corporators are welcomed.

2010:

CCC is ranked Number One among the 50 Best Mid-sized U.S. Nonprofits to work for in the “Nonprofit Times” Best Places to Work Recognition Program.

 

The Community Living Consultant Service to provide tools and one-on-one coaching for those who employ their own Personal Care Assistants is launched.

2011: 

With the support of the Department of Social Services Money Follows the Person initiative, CCC offers community living, housing and transition coordination services to consumers returning to the community from skilled nursing facilities.

 

2012:

CCC is awarded funding by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Community -based Care Transitions Program to implement CommPass 2C, to improve care transitions for Medicare beneficiaries in nine hospitals in North Central and Eastern CT. CCC is named a Top Workplace for the second year in a row.

 

2013:

CCC is awarded generous support from the Carmen and Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc. to implement a care transitions program in Danbury Hospital and is named a Top Workplace -- one of twenty companies to earn this distinction three years in a row since the inception of the award.

 

2014: 

CCC receives federal Administration for Community Living funding through the State Department of Aging and Department of Public Health to conduct Live Well and Live Well with Diabetes chronic disease self-management programs, and is awarded second year funding from the Carmen and Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc. to expand care transitions efforts at Danbury Hospital.

 

2015:

With generous support from the John H. and Ethel G. Noble Charitable Trust, great strides are made to advance LGBT inclusion efforts initiatives. The “Getting it Right Practical Implementation Guide to Becoming an LGBT Responsive Organization” was published to help organization leaders move their inclusion efforts forward. Also, The LGBT Moveable Senior Center, an initiative that connects LGBT adults to healthy aging services and supports offered by community Senior Centers, is well underway and has gained national recognition by the federally-funded LGBT National Resource Center.

 

2016:

With continuing support from The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc., CCC coordinates the successful launch of the Danbury Aging In Place Council and furthers its work to assist the City of Danbury in becoming a “model” for livable communities of the future, providing a database listing of older adults, launch of a new website, offering important resources, and development of a network of trained professionals dedicated to helping elders navigate government and health-care services.

 

CCC is awarded its largest technology grant ever, a $824,265, to update and improve technology used to track and administer client services.

$373,706 in grants is placed back into communities to raise awareness of key issues, including LGBT awareness and diabetes self-management outreach.

CCC Chief Financial Officer Joseph Consorte is recognized as top CFO in the region by The Hartford Business Journal.

Population served broadens with 13.8% served in 2016 under 65 compared with 0.6% in 2015.

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