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Nursing Homes

Admissions and Waiting Lists How do I apply for admission to a nursing home? Nursing homes must provide application forms to anyone asking for one.
This article answers these questions and more: Who pays for a nursing home bed when the resident is in the hospital? Will Medicare or Medicaid pay the facility to reserve my bed when I am temporarily absent from the facility? What are...
This article discusses nursing home complaint procedures.
What are feeding assistants?Feeding assistants are nursing home employees who assist in the oral feeding of residents without complicated feeding problems.
What is Medicaid? Medicaid is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.
Money Follows the Person is a program for nursing home residents who want to live more independently in the community.
How do I go about choosing a nursing home?
OverviewConnecticut state law and federal law prohibit forced room-to-room transfers (also referred to as "intra-facility transfers") with very few exceptions.
OverviewNursing homes are generally prohibited from moving residents. They can transfer or discharge residents from the home only for certain reasons and, even then, only when they follow specified procedures.
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...
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.
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...
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 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....
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...
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...
HCR ManorCare is a leading provider of short- and long-term medical and rehabilitation care.Located in:Avon: 860-678-7500Farmington: 860-677-4060Hamden: 203-281-5700
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 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...
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,...
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...

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If you are 60 or older, call your local legal aid office.

Eastern CT (Willimantic area): 800-413-7796 or 860-456-1761

Western CT (Waterbury/Litchfield County): 800-413-7797 or 203-756-8074

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