Agency on Aging

In-Home Assistance for Your Family Member

As a caregiver, you are supporting your loved one’s wish to remain as independent as possible. Help is available.

Does your loved one need help staying safely at home?

Assistance is available to help your family member maintain their independence living safely at home. An individualized plan might include: care management, home health services, meal preparation, home-delivered meals, companion services, homemaking, assisted living services, personal care attendant services or attendance at an adult day center.

Through the Connecticut Home Care Program, services may be available at no cost or for a modest fee for individuals needing assistance with daily living activities.

Are you the caregiver for a veteran?

Veterans who need assistance with activities of daily living (such as bathing and getting dressed) and/or instrumental activities of daily living (such as fixing meals and taking medicines), may be eligible for the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services  program through the Veterans’ Administration.

Veterans served by this program are able to hire their own caregiver to assist with daily living activities (called a personal care assistant). Veterans receive the support of a service broker to assist them in assessing their needs and accessing these services.

Is your loved one returning home from a long-term care facility?

Money Follows the Person is a federal demonstration program that helps Medicaid-eligible individuals currently living in long-term care facilities – such as nursing homes, hospitals, and other qualified institutions – successfully transition back into the community.

Based on your family member's needs, MFP provides the funds, services and support need for a successful transition into the community. In addition to returning to their own home, housing options include apartments, assisted living, congregate living and group homes.

AOASCC Specialized Care Managers work with your loved one to assess their situation and to develop a plan for returning to the community.  If eligible, assistance is provided to access programs that can provide care management and home care services.  Housing Coordinators and Transition coordinators provide one-to-one assistance with community supports, system navigation, accessing resources and living arrangements.