State Licensing for Senior Communities and Care Services in Connecticut

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State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

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P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134-0308
(860) 509-7400

State Commission on Aging

Connecticut Association of Adult Day Centers

Types of Housing/Care Search Definitions
Adult Day Centers Adult Day Centers Adult Day Centers offer a variety of health and social services in a protective group setting. Necessary health, personal care, and social services are provided for adults who do not need the continuous services of a nursing home or institutional setting and are able to leave their homes to come to the center
Affordable Senior Housing Affordable Senior Housing HUD 202 Program that offers rental assistance for seniors who meet the requirements of the federal program.
Assisted Living Services Agency Assisted Living Assisted Living Services Agency provides nursing services and assistance with activities of daily living to clients living within a managed residential community having supportive services that encourage clients primarily age fifty-five (55) or older to maintain a maximum level of independence. Routine household services may be provided as assisted living services by the assisted living services agency or by the managed residential community. These services provide an alternative for elderly persons who require some help or aid with activities of daily living or nursing services in order to remain in their private residential units within the managed residential community.
Chronic & Convalescent Nursing Home Nursing Chronic & Convalescent Nursing Homes are long-term institutions having facilities and all necessary personal to provide skilled nursing care under medical supervision and direction. Nursing Homes carry out simple, non-surgical treatment and dietary procedures for chronic disease or convalescent stages or acute diseases or injuries.
Continuing Care Retirement Community Continuing Care Retirement Community Continuing-care retirement communities (CCRCs) are also sometimes referred to as life-care communities.  Through contractual agreements, continuing-care communities provide residents living accommodations and a wide variety of services, including long-term health and nursing services.  Various levels of care, such as independent living, assistance with daily activities and nursing-home care, are usually provided on the communities’ campuses.  Residents may move from one level of care to another as their needs change.  Each resident must enter into a continuing-care contract with a CCRC in order to obtain residency; the resident must be independent upon admission.  Every resident is required to pay a substantial, lump-sum entrance fee and monthly fees in exchange for lifetime housing and health-related services.  These fees vary depending upon the community, the type of living unit chosen and whether an individual or couple is the occupant.   Continuing-care communities have different policies regarding the availability and terms of entrance-fee refunds.  Housing units can be apartments in high-rise or low-rise buildings, townhouses, garden apartments, cottages or free-standing homes.  Units can range in size from studios to three bedrooms.  Residents are not generally entitled to have equity in their units; instead, they are entitled to lifetime use of their units.  CCRCs are not licensed in Connecticut, but they must adhere to certain statutory requirements (Chapter 319hh of the Connecticut General Statutes, Management of Continuing-Care Facilities).  Various components of their health-care packages, however, are licensed by the State of Connecticut.
Homemaker-Companion Agency Home Care Non-Medical A homemaker-companion is any public or private organization, employing one or more persons that is engaged in the business of providing companion services or homemaker services.
Homemaker-Home Health Aide Agency Home Care A program which provides skilled nursing services and at least one of the following other therapeutic services: physical therapy, speech language pathology, or occupational therapy, medical social services, or home health aide services in a place of residence used as a patient’s home.
Home Health Care Agencies Home Care Home Health Care Agencies are organizations that provide professional nursing services, Homemaker- Home Health Aide Services, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and medical social services in the patient’s home or a substantially equivalent environment. Home Health Care Agency Services are available twenty-four hours per day. Agency personnel are also available to enroll new patient’s twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week.
Hospice Hospice Hospice Care is primarily engaged in providing care to terminally ill patients and their families. The services provided may include physician care, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, counseling, medical social services, Homemaker-Home Health Aides, medical supplies, respite care and acute hospital care.
Residential Care Homes Care Homes Residential Care Homes have facilities and all necessary personnel to furnish food, shelter and laundry for two or more persons unrelated to the proprietor and in addition, providing services of a personal nature which do not require the training or skills of a licensed nurse. Additional services of a personal nature may include assistance with bathing and dressing, preparation of special diets and supervision over medications, which are self-administered.
Rest Home with Nursing Supervision Nursing Rest Homes have facilities and all necessary personnel to provide, in additional to personal care required in a residential home care, nursing supervision under medical direction twenty-four hours per day for elderly or disabled individuals.


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