Nursing Homes

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 about...
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...
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
A federal government web site that provides information on the Affordable Care Act.Take a video tour of healthcare.gov.