DSS: Programs for Elders

Programs for Elders

These programs are general Department of Social Services programs that you may be eligible for as an older individual. Further information about Caregiving, Employment, Health Insurance, Health & Wellness, Housing, Legal, Long Term Care Insurance, Nutrition, Volunteerism and other programs is available. Please click here to visit the Aging Services website if the information you are seeking is not on this page. Aging Services Division

   The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program works to improve the quality of life and quality of care of Connecticut residents living in long term care facilities.  Ombudsman activity is performed on behalf of, and at the direction of residents. The Ombudsman Program responds to, and investigates complaints brought forward by residents, family members, and/or other individuals acting on their behalf and all communication is held in strict confidence.  The Program brings residents to the forefront to voice their concerns directly to public officials and supports residents in their quest to shape their own legislative agenda.  The Ombudsman Program offers information and consultation to consumers and providers, monitors state and federal laws and regulations, and makes recommendations for improvements.

Cash Assistance
Employment Services
Food Assistance
Housing Assistance
Bureau of Aging, Community, and Social Work Services
Winter Heating Aid

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