Finding the Right Aging Services

LeadingAge Connecticut member organizations are not-for-profit and mission-driven providers of long term care services and supports. 

LeadingAge Connecticut is a membership organization representing not-for-profit and mission driven provider organizations.  Our members serve elderly and disabled individuals across the continuum of care, including nursing homes, residential care homes, housing for the elderly, continuing care retirement communities, adult day centers, home care agencies and assisted living.  LeadingAge Connecticut also manages the Connecticut Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS), a membership organization of adult day health care providers.

The Not-for-Profit Difference

Help in Selecting a Provider

What is the continuum of long term care?

What are Connecticut's senior housing options?

 

Life Plan Communities aka Continuing Care Retirement Communities

A continuing care retirement community is a community that provides the full continuum of services on one campus – from independent living to skilled nursing care. Residents fund their participation in a CCRC privately through a combination of entrance payments and monthly fees.

"A Guide Book for the Connecticut Consumer: Continuing Care Retirement Communities," prepared by the Connecticut Continuing Care Residents Association: Click Here

LeadingAge CCRC Consumer Booklet

Click Here for a Printable Listing of LeadingAge Connecticut Members

 

LeadingAge Connecticut Membership Listing
Looking for a provider?  You can link below to the list of LeadingAge Connecticut members which represent the full continuum of senior services. Click HERE to go to the LeadingAge Connecticut member list.  Click HERE to go to the Connecticut Association of Adult Day Services members list of adult day services.

Click Above for a Printable Listing of LeadingAge Connecticut Members
 

Helpful Resources

LeadingAge is LeadingAge Connecticut's national affiliate, based in Washington, D.C.

My Place CT: The State of Connecticut's long term services and supports website
The goal of the is website is to provide you easy access to comprehensive information on private and public long-term care (LTC) services and supports in Connecticut, including Home Care, Community Care, Housing, and Nursing Home Care. Helpful information is also available for those who provide care and for people interested in the options for planning for their own future needs.

> Long Term Care Rebalancing / Money Follows the Person (MFP) 

> Department of Consumer Protection for information on Homemaker Companion Agencies

> Understanding the Long Term Care Continuum Brochure

> Skin Care Awareness for Caregivers Brochure

 

State of Connecticut Medicaid Program Website

Long-Term Services and Supports benefit eligibility is one of the most complex areas of Medicaid.  Because Medicaid is a program for the poor or near-poor, there is a rigorous eligibility determination process, in part to help ensure that applicants are not attempting to gain benefits by inappropriate divesting of assets. 

This section of the website provides links to various materials we hope you find helpful in understanding Medicaid long-term care and related matters.

Connecticut Dept. of Social Services (DSS)
DSS is Connecticut's Medicaid agency. It sets rates for Medicaid providers and managed the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, among many others.

 > DSS Consumer Brochures

Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)

DPH regulates a host of health-related organizations.

Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care

Connecticut's innovative public-private partnership to promote the use of long-term care insurance.

Connecticut Department on Housing

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 

Federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid, and many aspects of health care regulation.

Helpful Consumer Information on Medicare.gov 

 > Home Health Compare

 > Hospital Compare

 > Nursing Home Compare

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
Federal agency that provides assistance in the development and operation of subsidized housing.

 

The AARP Connecticut Caregiver Resource Guide is designed as a starting point to help connect consumers, colleagues, clients and constituents to the services and supports they need to help loved ones age in place.  Access a free printable version of the 2015 Connecticut Caregiver Resource Guide at  http://bit.ly/ctcaregiverguide.