Profiles of Real People: Taking It One Step At A Time

Pamela lived in long-term care facilities for nearly ten years. After a decade in skilled care, her conservator, considers this a “really good discharge” as Pamela has maintained her health and well-being very well in the community with the help of Money Follows the Person. The transition coordinator was instrumental in making this a quick and smooth process along with the facility social worker.… Read More >

Livable Cities: Ready When You Are

Livable Cities: Ready When You Are” explores how New Haven is creating a more livable community for people at every stage of life with respect to transportation—the hub of any community. Doug Hausladen, Director of Transportation and the Acting Director of the Parking Authority for the City of New Haven, delves into how the city is creating more livability by connecting to people’s everyday lives. Learn what New Haven is doing to take care of “the whole person, their whole life.… Listen Now >

Profiles of Real People: Healing Gifts In Home

Susan, former Emergency Room nurse found herself on the other side of the healthcare system after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She became so sick from the chemotherapy that at one point she needed 24/7 care and was admitted to a skilled nursing facility. For eleven months she spent up to 3 hours a day working with the physical therapists in the rehabilitation gym determined to get stronger. As she started gaining back her strength, a housing coordinator from Money Follows the Person (MFP) introduced her to how this program could help her transition back to her town with supports.… Read More >

A new movement to prevent falls

Connecticut has plans to help people literally get back on their feet. Several towns in Connecticut will be offering Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB), an evidence-based program that reduces falls among older adults by 55%. Dianne Stone, Director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center explains.… Read More >

Profiles of Real People: A place to live with gratitude

Nancy is what many would refer to as a warrior. In the years prior to her admission to a skilled nursing facility, she endured a divorce from an abusive husband. As a result, Nancy was left with a lack of finances and post-traumatic stress disorder. After many months of hard work and recovery, the facility social worker introduced Nancy to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. MFP then gave her the opportunity to expand her success into the community.… Read More >