There are a few programs that provide access to financial support for assisted living services for older adults and adults with disabilities who choose to live in a Managed Residential Community or Congregate Housing.
Congregate Housing for the Elderly:Program for low-income elders over the age of 62 who have temporary or periodic difficulties performing one or more ADLs. Generally for older adults who do not need a nursing level of care.
Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP):Provides subsidized housing alongside personal care, medication administration, meals and other services to eligible residents who have difficulties performing at least three ADLs.
Assisted Living Program:This is a Medicaid-funded program offered through the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) and participants must be eligible for the CHCPE. The Assisted Living Program is open to both Medicaid-eligible individuals and those who are not Medicaid eligible. Persons with incomes over 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines must contribute to the cost of care.
Eligibility for the various housing options available to older adults and people with disabilities may differ across financial and categorical requirements. Generally, these assisted living facilities have the following requirements:
Individuals must be 65 years of age or older.
Must qualify for CT Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE).
The assisted living service agency must be licensed by the CT Department of Public Health.
Types of services and supports that can be used for Affordable Assisted and Congregate Living Options
The specific support and services offered may vary between assisted living service agencies, but each generally provides the following:
Housekeeping, laundry and regularly scheduled meals
Nursing care or assistance with activities of daily living
Transportation for certain needs
Maintenance service for the living units
Social and recreational programs and
Security and emergency call systems
Depending on income and assets, the Assisted Living Program may pay the complete cost of an assisted living stay or only the cost of care services in assisted living communities, but not for room and board.