Main Content

Home
Self-Help

Seniors

This section of our website is for people 60 and older. Click on links below to find more information or contact the local office as listed on the left.

For debt collection issues, financial abuse, scams or other consumer problems, call the Consumer Law Project for Elders at 1-800-296-1467. For more information, click on Financial and Debt Issues below.

Nursing Homes

For non-institutional health care providers (doctors, therapists, nurses, etc.), Connecticut statutes govern a patient's right to access his or her medical records.

How do I apply for admission to a nursing home?  What are the steps in the application process? What financial information can a nursing facility request? Once I am on the waiting list, when will I be admitted?

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 the laws on bed reservation?

This article discusses nursing home complaint procedures.

The Department of Social Services administers the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) and 1915(i) State Plan Option-Fee for Service. Its purpose is to enable individuals 65 or older to remain at home in a safe environment and not be unnecessarily institutionalized.

Medicaid (also called Title 19) is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.

How do I choose a nursing home?

Connecticut state law and federal law prohibit forced room-to-room transfers (also referred to as "intra-facility transfers") with very few exceptions. This article gives an explanation of the law on room-to-room transfers.

Call Legal Aid for Help

If you are 60 or over, you can get help from legal aid by calling the office directly. Click here to find your legal services office by town.

Consumer Law Project for Elders (statewide): 1‑800‑296‑1467

Bridgeport Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑809‑4434 or 203‑336‑3851

Greater Hartford Legal Aid: 860‑541‑5000

New Haven Legal Assistance: 203‑946‑4811

Stamford Connecticut Legal Services: 203‑348‑9216

Waterbury Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑413‑7797 or 203‑756‑8074

Willimantic Connecticut Legal Services: 1‑800‑413‑7796 or 860‑456‑1761

Get help from 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 or go to 211ct.org for help with services in your community.

Tell us what you think

Was this website helpful? Take a quick survey.

This section of our website is for people 60 and older. Click on links below to find more information or contact the local office as listed on the left.

For debt collection issues, financial abuse, scams or other consumer problems, call the Consumer Law Project for Elders at 1-800-296-1467. For more information, click on Financial and Debt Issues below.

Nursing Homes

For non-institutional health care providers (doctors, therapists, nurses, etc.), Connecticut statutes govern a patient's right to access his or her medical records.

How do I apply for admission to a nursing home?  What are the steps in the application process? What financial information can a nursing facility request? Once I am on the waiting list, when will I be admitted?

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 the laws on bed reservation?

This article discusses nursing home complaint procedures.

The Department of Social Services administers the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) and 1915(i) State Plan Option-Fee for Service. Its purpose is to enable individuals 65 or older to remain at home in a safe environment and not be unnecessarily institutionalized.

Medicaid (also called Title 19) is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.

How do I choose a nursing home?

Connecticut state law and federal law prohibit forced room-to-room transfers (also referred to as "intra-facility transfers") with very few exceptions. This article gives an explanation of the law on room-to-room transfers.