Home Care for Disabled Adults
The CT Home Care Program for Disabled Adults Pilot Program
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
Home Delivered Meals
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.
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.
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.
The following are not eligible to participate in this pilot program:
- Persons who would qualify for the Personal Care Assistance Waiver
- Persons whose primary disability is Mental Illness or Mental Retardation
- Persons who are either Medicaid active or eligible for Medicaid
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.