Agency on Aging

Long-Term Care Planning

Sometimes people think long-term care just refers to making sure you have the right insurance. Insurance may be part of your plan, but long-term care is so much more. Long-term care planning covers everything from your future medical care and finances to where you will live and how you will choose to handle legal matters and other things along the way as you age or should you develop a disabling condition.

Long-term care planning ensures that you have a strategy in place that reflects your wishes; that you are allowed to live where and how you wish for as long as possible with adequate support and that your money and other resources are used in the way that you have specified. It also ensures that, if you are caring for a loved one, and you are no longer able to care for them, they will continue to be cared for as you wish for them to be. We can help you plan for your future.

Options counseling

Options counseling is helpful to individuals with disabilities and their caregivers to ensure that a plan is in place that will enable them to remain at home and avoid institutional care. Community Choices counselors complete a comprehensive assessment either in individuals' homes or at AASCC. Based on assessments, counselors work with individuals and their caregivers to develop a long-term plan of care designed to meet the future needs of the individual.

For the State of Connecticut’s Long-Term Services and Supports website, please click here. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website about long-term care and long-term care planning can be visited here.