Under Title III of the Older Americans Act, Senior Resources provides funding for home and community based services. While not all services are funded in all areas, the following is a list of the various services which may be funded with Older Americans Act funding.
For information on the availability of the services in your area, please call Senior Resources at 860-887-3561 or 1-800-690-6998.
What is Money Follows the Person?
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federal demonstration program that helps Medicaid-eligible individuals currently living in long-term care facilities – such as nursing homes, hospitals and other qualified institutions – successfully transition back into the community.
Who is eligible?
To participate in the program, a person must be eligible for Medicaid and living in a long-term care or hospital setting for at least three months. He should have an interest in living in the community and be eligible for one of the community service packages.
How does it work?
Based on the person's individual needs, MFP provides the funds, services and support he needs for a successful transition into the community. In addition to returning to his home, housing options include individual apartments, assisted living and group homes. A care management team will assess what level of care – including the type and amount of services - the person will need to be safe while in the community.
How do I learn more?
For more information or to make a referral to the program please visit the Money Follows the Person web site at www.ct.gov/dss/mfp or call 1-888-99CTMFP (1-888-992-8637).
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Senior Centers are places where older adults can come together for services and activities that reflect their experience and skills, respond to their needs and interests and support their independence and involvement in the community. Each center is a unique operation with a direction and focus determined by its community and participants.
These centers may provide health and wellness programs, nutrition services, educational and recreational activities, arts and humanities programs, transportation, volunteer opportunities, counseling, information and referral services, frail and special needs programs and other supportive services. They also serve as community resources for information about aging related issues, support for family caregivers and training for professionals, para-professionals and students.
A directory of Senior Centers in our 56 town region is available for viewing and/or download in pdf format at the following link:
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Volunteer
SMP volunteers are concerned citizens, who empower seniors to prevent health care fraud through outreach and education. SMP volunteers will work in communities by volunteering their time, educating seniors, beneficiaries, family members, and caregivers on ways to prevent Medicare fraud.
Senior Resources is the designated Area Agency on Aging in Eastern Connecticut and as such is responsible for distributing Title IIIB funds from the Older Americans Act to community-based agencies to provide services to individuals age 60 and older. Funds are allocated to encourage comprehensive and coordinated systems to serve older individuals to:
- Secure and maintain maximum independence and dignity in a home environment;
- Remove individual and social barriers to economic and personal independence;
- Provide a continuum of care for vulnerable older individuals, and
- Secure the opportunity for older individuals to receive managed in-home and community-based long-term care services.
Title IIID funds of the Older Americans Act for Evidence Based Health Promotion Programs are also available.
Documents relating to the process are posted below.
Title III Process Questions
Senior Resources - Agency on Aging provides four multidisciplinary peer networks (called "M-Teams") in Eastern Connecticut. M-Teams focus on elder issues. Membership is free and open to persons who serve the aging population, such as case managers, senior center personnel, care facility staff, health care providers, housing staff, discharge planners and the like. Members are expected to maintain regular attendance. Meetings allow an opportunity for confidential case discussion. The M-Team is an ideal opportunity to get help with a challenging case, learn about upcoming events and discover vital resources. It's also an ideal platform for members to promote their specific services and agencies.
M-Team Membership Form
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WHAT IS TRIAD
Triad is a national community policing initiative involving law enforcement professionals, older adults and community groups partnerlng to reduce criminal victimization of older persons and enhanclng the delivery of law enforcement services to these individuals.
Triad activities attempt to prevent crime, implement education program and provide assistance to older adult victims of crimes. To reduce the fear of crime prevalent among older Americans, Triad also attempts to identify misconceptions and educate older adults about criminal activity. Triad promotes and facilitates ongoing information exchanges between law enforcement and the older adults they serve.
What are the purpose and goals of TRIAD?
- To increase awareness of crimes against senior citizens
- To sponsor programs for senior citizens to reduce fear of crime and educate older citizens about preventative measures they can take to protect themselves.
- To emphasize the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of senior citizens as crimes.
- To improve communication and understanding between seniors and law enforcement.
- To improve communication and understanding of the different roles of elder abuse agencies, and other community organizations.
As a community leader or individual interested in stopping abuse of older individuals, you can join the efforts of your local Triad.
Contact Senior Resources at 860-887-3561 or 1-800-690-6998 for more information on TRIADs in your area.
The Advisory Council acts as the grassroots arm of Senior Resources and as such is instrumental in the research, development and monitoring of our four year Area Plan. The Area Plan is a roadmap for delivering services, allocating funds and planning education and outreach activities.
The Advisory Council involves individuals from the community who have a broad based knowledge of the needs and desires of older individuals.
For more information about joining our team as an Advisory Council member, please contact us at 860-887-3561.