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Nursing Homes and Institutional Settings

Nursing homes and other institutional settings provide 24-hour monitoring, personal care, skilled nursing and, in most cases, skilled rehabilitative services. You may be able to receive these types of care in your home by accessing supportive services through community-based agencies or by living in a congregate living arrangement where supportive services are available. There are two basic levels of care: intermediate and skilled.

Services and Fees

Care and services include, but are not limited to:

  • adaptive aids/supplies/equipment
  • health monitoring
  • hospice care
  • personal care
  • psychological services
  • room and board
  • skilled nursing services
  • social activities
  • therapies

Costs vary by facility and services provided. Payment options include private resources, long-term care insurance or Medicaid. In limited circumstances, Medicare or Medicare Supplemental Insurance will cover limited nursing facility stays.  Many facilities accept Medicare and/or Medicaid as payment.

Quality of Standards

The Department of Public Health (DPH) has stringent standards for nursing homes and institutional care settings, both of which are inspected yearly to make sure they are in compliance. When choosing a facility, be sure to ask about  the latest inspection report.

Learn more. If you want to compare quality of care at nursing facilities in your area, please visit the Medicare.gov website. To find out about community options, please visit the Money Follows the Person website. Or call the Department of Social Services at 1-888-992-8637 (Toll Free).

CT Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)

The CT Long Term Care Ombudsman Program provides advocacy for residents of nursing homes, assisted living and residential care homes.

Learn more. Please visit More Resources/Take Action.

Date Modified: 08/08/2017

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