The Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (https://portal.ct.gov/DSS/Health-And-Home-Care/Connecticut-Home-Care-Program-for-Elders/Connecticut-Home-Care-Program-for-Elders-CHCPE), pays for medical and non-medical support services which are needed by frail individuals ages 65+ to avoid institutionalization. Funded services include case management, visiting nurse services, home health aides, chore assistance, homemakers, adult day care, home delivered meals, companion services, respite care, transportation, emergency response systems, and other services necessary to support independent living. The cost of services cannot exceed the cost of institutional care. The purpose of the program is to keep frail elders from being institutionalized. There are no income limits for the program, but the cost of care is calculated according to a sliding fee scale. Asset limits depend upon income level. The benefit of program participation for eligible seniors who must pay for full cost of care is that they can receive the case management and care oversight services that Connecticut Home Care Program case managers provide.
Making a Referral:
Referrals can now be accepted online at: https://www.ascendami.com/CTHomeCareForElders/default/
For more information, or to start the application process, please call 1-800-445-5394 (toll-free)
and select option 4.
For additional information on long-term care resources and information, visit the State of Connecticut’s, My Place CT website: www.myplacect.org
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by program name: Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Social Services
PREPARED BY: 211/jm
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: May2021