Health Care

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.
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 year.
This benefits survey will help you determine if you could get help to pay for things like food, health insurance, and child care.
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...
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 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.
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 (...
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...
This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.             
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.