DSS: CHCPE Alternate Care Unit

CHCPE Alternate Care Unit

Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE)
Home and Community Based Services Unit
This Web site explains the CT Home Care Program for Elders including who is eligible for the program, what services are available, how to apply for services, and how to contact the program. 
To be eligible, applicants must be 65 years of age or older, be a CT resident, be at risk of nursing home placement and meet the programís financial eligibility criteria. To be at risk of nursing home placement means that the applicant needs assistance with critical needs such as bathing, dressing, eating, taking medications, toileting.  The CHCPE helps eligible clients continue living at home instead of going to a nursing home. Each applicantís needs are reviewed to determine if the applicant may remain at home with the help of home care services.   For more information on eligibility criteria, please see the link below.
Services may include:
Care Management Services
Adult Day Health Services
Companion Services
Home Delivered Meals
Homemaker Services
Assisted Living Services
*Personal Care Attendant Services - family members are NOT eligible to be paid for taking care of relatives with very rare exceptions. 
*Chore Assistance - only available as part of a package of services to applicants who meet all other eligibility criteria. 
Adult Family Living (NEW!)
Co-Pay Requirement
Clients who are on the state-funded portion of the program are required to pay a 7% copay per Public Act 11-6.  The care manager assigned to you can explain the process in detail.  Failure to pay the copay will result in the termination of services under the CT Home Care Program for Elders.  
Assisted Living Demonstration Program residents (The Retreat), Hebert T. Clark, Smithfield Gardens and Luther Ridge) are excluded from copay requirements, per Section 17b-347e of the CT General Statutes.
Applied Income

If a clientís income is over the Medicaid limit, they may be required to contribute towards the cost of their care. If a clientís income exceeds the set amount, the client will be responsible for paying a monthly applied income amount. The  amount may be lowered with certain items submitted and taken into consideration. These are: paying from own funds for additional services, prescriptions, health insurance, and providing additional support to his/her spouse, medical bills.

Making a Referral
Referrals can now be accepted online at: https://www.ascendami.com/CTHomeCareForElders/default/
For more information, or to start the application process, please call 1-800-445-5394 (toll-free) or 860-424-4904 locally in the Hartford area and select option 4.

The State of Connecticut wants to give you an opportunity to stay home instead of going to a nursing home. That is the purpose of the Home Care Program For Elders. You can find out whether you may qualify for any of the services from this program by by following this link and completing the request form.
PROGRAM INFORMATION:  Click on the links below for more information:
General Program Information
Assisted Living 
For further information about Assisted Living Facilities in CT, see www.ctassistedliving.com/providers.cfm
CT Home Care Progrqam for Disabled Adults
CHCPE Annual Report
Providers who wish to enroll as CHC Service Providers can fill out the enrollment application online at www.ctdssmap.com ---Provider---Enrollment.  Please read the instructions carefully before starting the enrollment wizard.  All required information must be submitted to complete the application. Paper enrollment applications are no longer accepted.  The provider manual can be accessed at www.ctdssmap.com ----Publications----Provider Manuals.  Information about the changes for providers can be found on the home page of www.ctdssmap.com and clicking on "Welcome to the CT Home Care Progam Implementation".  Provider may also access free provider billing training sessions conducted by HP.
Provider Email Address: Providers with questions about new enrollment procedures or claim concerns may email the Alternate Care Unit at AlternateCare.dss@ct.gov.

Content Last Modified on 3/13/2015 9:44:31 AM