Your home, neighborhood, and way of life can affect your health. In this section, you’ll find information on health coverage options, health management and prevention, care for your mind, body, and spirit; and how mental health can affect your daily life.
Your health and well-being are connected to your ability to live, learn, work, and play.
Employer-Provided Health Insurance
Employer-provided health insurance is coverage offered by an employer, as an employee or family member of an employee. Some employers also provide health insurance coverage for retirees and family members. These plans are usually different at each company. Visit Access Health CT to learn more about health insurance options.
Medicaid is a state health insurance program that provides a complete health care benefits package including preventive care, primary care, specialist visits, hospital care, behavioral health services, dental services and prescription medications to eligible low-income individuals.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for older adults, people with disabilities and individuals living with End-Stage Renal Disease. Benefits can be received through different programs and policies either from the government or a private insurance company.
Veterans’ Health Administration
The Veterans’ Health Administration is a complete medical benefits package provided to eligible veterans including preventive, primary, and specialty care; prescriptions; mental health care; home health care; care for older adults and extended care; medical equipment and prosthetics. Many veterans qualify for free health care, while some pay modest co-payments. Visit the Veteran Services page to learn more.
Managing Chronic Disease and Pain
Dealing with chronic disease or pain can affect your daily life. Learn about the actions you can take to manage it.
A fall can pose a risk of serious injury and can suggest other medical problems. There are several measures you can take to prevent the risk of a fall.
It’s important to stay organized and properly manage multiple medications. Learn about the strategies you can use to safely keep track of your prescriptions.
Geriatric assessments consider the state of the mind, body, and spirit when assessing an older adult’s physical and mental health, ability to perform daily activities, and their environment in order to improve their quality of life.
The holistic health approach considers the needs of the whole person, rather than specific illnesses, body parts or symptoms. Holistic health is designed to help individuals experience the best well-being in all areas of life.
Mental Health and Addiction
There is a connection between mental health, mental illness and substance abuse. Learn about the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and resources to treat them.
When memory loss starts to get in the way of your daily life, it may be a sign of an illness or disease. Learn about how to identify and manage memory loss.
Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
Older adults and people with disabilities can be abused, neglected, and taken advantage of by family members, friends, caregivers, and others. It’s important to identify the different warning signs and types of abuse and take action.