My Place CT: Connecticut’s Long-Term Care Resource Portal

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My Place CT: www.myplacect.org, was created by Connecticut’s Department of Social Services to help individuals understand how to access long-term care services and supports. It includes a website and call center, as well as career opportunities for caregivers. It asks consumers about their needs and shows how they can pay for care and also lists housing, long-term care insurance and transportation options.

HOW My Place CT CAN HELP: 

  1. Determining what type of services an individual and/or caregiver may need with activities of daily living for themselves or a loved one
    • Visit the website for resources and a list of agencies that can help with the assessment process
  2. Services and programs to assist with in-home or community supports
    • How to locate food, adult day care, respite care, home safety, assistive technology services, and much more
    • Agencies and centers that can help to locate long-term care supports
    • Service Provider Directory
    • Help with interviewing and hiring a caregiver – Self-Directed Supports Hiring Guide Toolkit available
  3. Financial assistance options available to pay for care and support
    • Connecticut Medicaid Programs
    • Self financing options
    • Assistance with housing costs
  4. Locating housing and transportation resources
    • Find a place to live
    • Older Adult housing resources
    • Persons with disabilities housing
    • Home modifications
    • Transportation options 
  5. Health Care career and training options
    • Training and education
    • Health Care job descriptions
    • Job search tips and links

To find out more about long-term care insurance, please visit Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2995&q=383408

For individuals wanting to work in this growing field of in-home caregiving, visit the Connecticut Department of Social Services website, www.CaringCareers.org, to connect individuals to information and resources about the many opportunities in this growing labor market.

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SOURCES: Connecticut Department of Social Services: My Place CT website; Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care website
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST MODIFIED: April2017