The ct home Care Program for Disabled Adults Pilot Program [new]

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The CT Home Care Program for Disabled Adults Pilot Program [new]
The CT Home Care Program for Disabled Adults (CHCPDA) Pilot Program offers a package of home-based services to a maximum of 50 persons, age 18 – 64, with degenerative, neurological conditions, who are not eligible for other programs, who need case management and other supportive services.
Services may include:

Care Management Services

Adult Day Health Services

Chore Services

Companion Services

Home Delivered Meals

Homemaker Services

Assisted Living Services

Personal Care Attendant Services

Referrals to the Disabled Adult Pilot Program are accepted from any applicant with a neurodegenerative disease, an applicant’s family member, home health agency, social worker, health care provider, or anyone who has permission to act on behalf of the applicant to the make the referral. Referrals are accepted by telephone by calling 1-800-445-5394 (toll-free) or 860-424-4904 locally in the Hartford area. Applicants should be prepared to provide accurate information about income and assets. Referrals cannot be completed without income and asset information. Applicants are processed on a first come, first served basis in the order the referrals are received.

Eligibility Criteria

Functional Needs

To qualify for services, you must be age 18-64 with a primary diagnosis of a degenerative neurological condition such as Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob or Pick’s Disease; institutionalized or at risk of institutionalization and need help with at least 3 of the following critical needs: bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, eating/feeding, meal preparation or medication administration. A person with 4 or more errors on the Mental Status Questionnaire who needs supervision due to cognitive deficits, may be eligible if they need assistance with 2 other critical needs.

Financial Criteria

Applicants must be screened for financial eligibility. The asset limit is $32,868.00 for a single applicant or $43,824.00 for a married applicant. Individuals whose monthly income exceeds $1,734.00 may be required to contribute towards the cost of care.

Exclusion Criteria

The following are not eligible to participate in this pilot program:

For more information or to make a referral to the program, call 1-800-445-5394 (toll-free) or 860-424-4904 locally in the Hartford area.

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