Congregate housing provides residents with private living accommodations, moderate supportive services, common areas of dining, and social and recreational activities. These communities furnish at least one daily meal, which is usually included in the monthly fee, housekeeping services and a variety of social and recreational activities. They are intended for individuals who are basically self-sufficient but need a few services to help them to live independently. Congregate housing does not generally offer in-unit assistance or health care services. Individuals who must be supervised, who require three meals a day or who need daily assistance or extensive services are usually NOT candidates for congregate housing. Congregate facilities are not licensed and staff may not dispense medication or provide nursing services.
STATE FINANCED CONGREGATE HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY
The state financed Congregate Housing for the Elderly Program is a publicly subsidized congregate housing program for low income elders age 62+ who have temporary or periodic difficulties with one or more essential activities of daily living. Services include housekeeping, emergency call systems in each room, 24 hour security, and community meals. Typically, residents have private living quarters and dine communally in a central dining area.
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SOURCES: Connecticut State Department on Aging: Aging Services Manual : http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2514&q=442474
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2021