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Connecticut law on medical records generallyFor non-institutional health care providers (doctors, therapists, nurses, etc.), Connecticut statutes govern a patient's right to access his or her medical records.
Can’t afford to pay for health care? You might be able to get help from Medicaid. It is free for some people with very low income. If your income is too high, you may be able to get Medicaid after you spend some of your money. (Also known as a Medicaid “spend-down.”) This article also tells...
This article discusses nursing home complaint procedures.
OverviewThe Department of Social Services administers the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) and 1915(i) State Plan Option-Fee for Service.
Are you worried about paying for a very long stay in a nursing home? Medicaid is a federal health insurance program that might help pay for your care. Read this to find out who can get Medicaid, what it pays for, how to apply, what happens to your wife or husband who still lives at home, and more...
See the legal aid article, Are You Eligible For Medicaid?
If you are on Medicare, you have medical expenses you pay yourself (called “out-of-pocket” expenses). These expenses may include monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance or co-pays. Read this article to find out about programs that may pay some of your out-of-pocket expenses.
Learn how to apply for a Medicare Savings Program.
This workbook was developed by the Connecticut Legal Rights Project to help you prepare a legal document called an advance directive. An advance directive allows you to influence your health care treatment when you are unable to do so.
OverviewPlease contact your Area Agency on Aging, CHOICES coordinator, for assistance. Click here for more information.
This benefits survey will help you determine if you could get help to pay for things like food, health insurance, and child care.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over. It is dedicated to addressing their needs and interests.
The Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns.
This online service, created by The National Council on Aging and other partners, screens for federal, state and some local private and public benefits for older adults (ages 55 and over). BenefitsCheckUp also provides a detailed...
A national non-partisan education and advocacy organization that identifies and promotes policy and advocacy solutions to ensure that elders and people with disabilities have access to Medicare and quality health care.
Formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Federal agency responsible for administering the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act...
Connecticut's five Area Agencies on Aging are private non-profit corporations established to provide leadership and resources to meet the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population.They research and evaluate elderly issues, and offer...
The Attorney General represents the interests of the people of the State of Connecticut in all civil legal matters involving the state to protect the public interest, and to serve as legal counsel to all state agencies.
The Connecticut Commission on Aging is a non-partisan state agency of the CT General Assembly.They are committed to promoting policies that enhance the lives of the present and future generations of older adults.
Promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.
Mission is to:Meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care.Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one's own home and community.Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the...
State Unit on Aging Main office, 860-424-5274 Toll Free (in State), 1-866-218-6631 Application forms by mail1-800-609-5627 Alternate Care Unit1-800-445-5394860-424-4904 CHOICES Program860-424-5322 Connecticut Medicare Assignment Program (...
This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
The goal of this web site is to provide easy access to information on private and public long-term care (LTC) services and supports in Connecticut, including: home care, community care, housing, and institutional/nursing home care.
Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for residents of skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes and managed residential care communities (also known as assisted living...
The federal agency overseeing health and human service programs.
Oversees Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, child care, child support enforcement, child abuse and neglect, etc.
This article provides elderly living in Connecticut with a list of state-funded and/or affiliated organizations and service providers. Covers the Food Stamp Program (now known as SNAP), adult day care, homecare, the Connecticut...
The goal of the FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership is to reduce the cost of medicine for children, families and individuals by distributing a free prescription drug discount card. Anyone can use this card. Follow the link above to...
The U.S. Government's official web portal for Senior Citizens. Extensive links to online information, services and resources.
A list of common legal words and their definitions compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Branch. If you didn't find what you were looking for in the Connecticut Judicial Branch glossary, try this glossary of legal terms by the U.S....
A federal government web site that provides information on the Affordable Care Act.Take a video tour of healthcare.gov.
HUSKY Health is the State of Connecticut’s public health coverage program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, adults without children, and pregnant women.
Infoline (2-1-1) is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per...
The largest independent source of health care information and assistance for people with Medicare.
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related...
NAMI-CT offers a variety of support groups throughout the state in conjunction with its local affiliates, including groups for parents, siblings, spouses, and parents of children and adolescents, and people with psychiatric disorders....
NCOA is a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them.
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
Information about drug company programs to provide prescription drugs to the needy.
Applications may be obtained from, and filed with the local Area Agency on Aging.For more information or an application form, call 1-800-994-9422.             
Connecticut Elder Law links page. This information is maintained to benefit the elderly in Connecticut and nationwide by providing a resource to attorneys, caregivers, and others assisting the elderly.
This web site contains links to Connecticut and federal statutes, regulations, and cases important to Elder Law -- maintained by Attorney Lisa Nachmias Davis and a must for any Connecticut Elder Law Attorney.
The U.S. Government's official web portal section for Senior Citizens.
Serves Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge.
Connecticut’s program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling, Eligibility Screening.This program provides information to persons age 60 and older and persons with disabilities. It is a cooperative...
The Community Renewal Team Inc. is an anti-poverty agency serving people and families throughout the Connecticut River Valley.
Eastern, 860-887-3561North Central, 860-724-6443South Western, 203-333-9288South Central, 203-785-8533Western, 203-757-5449CHOICES Statewide, 1-800-994-9422Eastern, 860-887-3561North Central, 860-724-6443South Western, 203-333-9288South...
AARP ConnecticutAARP (National)(860) 240-7544 Administration on Aging (U.S.) Alzheimer's Association Connecticut ChapterAlzheimer’s Association (National)1-800-356-55021-866-3MEMORY Northern Central Regional Office860-956-9560 South...
The Department of Social Services provides a broad range of services to the elderly, people with disabilities, families, and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance...
Infoline (2-1-1) is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per...
Mission is to provide free primary health care for persons over the age of 18 who are uninsured or under insured and have limited financial resources.Serves Newtown, Sandy Hook, Botsford, Hawleyville, Dodgingtown, Roxbury and Bridgewater.
The North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA) is a regional non-profit organization based in Hartford that provides planning and management of funding and advocacy for services to older persons and their caregivers in the 38-town North...
Mission is health and healing through excellence, compassionate care and reverence for the spirituality of each personLocated in Hartford.
Connecticut's Area Agencies on Aging are private, nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of older persons as a focal point and resource center for information, program development and advocacy.Serves Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn,...
Funds supports services such as nutrition, in-home, legal, health, adult day care/respite, transportation, senior centers and outreach/social support. Also researches and evaluates elderly issues, offers community education related to the...
The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities ("P&A" or "OPA") is an independent state agency established to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.In...
Statewide Legal Services is a telephone hotline helping callers with legal problems in Connecticut. They talk to callers about many different non-criminal legal problems. Some of the problems they can talk to you about include family,...
Provides healthcare and community services to Norwich and the surrounding areas.Locations in Colchester, Groton, Jewett City, New London, Noank, Norwich, Waterford.
The WCAAA is a private non-profit organization that receives federal and state funds, which are distributed to adult day care centers, local social services agencies, nutrition, and transportation programs. All programs are available to...