CHSP – Congregate House Services Program
The Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) provides a wide variety of supportive services to help eligible seniors, temporarily disabled individuals and persons with disabilities live independently at home. To qualify for services under the program, an individual must live in one of the following senior housing sites and need assistance in at least three of the daily living activities defined in the Federal Regulations listed below.
The following housing sites are serviced through the grant:
- Gan-Aden 1 & 2, Willimantic
- Gan-Aden South, Willimantic
- Eastwind Village, Plainfield
- Cedar View Village, Plainfield
- Moosup Manor in Moosup
- Salem Village, Brooklyn
- Westfield Village, Danielson
- Little River Acres, Putnam
Daily Living Activities:
Eating – Cooking and preparing meals
Dressing – Occasional assistance
Bathing – Assistance with getting in/out of the tub or shower
Toileting – Transferring on/off the toilet
Grooming – Assistance with washing hair, foot care
Transferring – Getting in/out of bed and chairs
Walking – Indoors and outdoors
Household Management Activities – Assistance with housework, grocery shopping, laundry and getting to/from one location to another for activities such as doctor appointments, shopping, errands, etc.
For those individuals who qualify and agree to services under the CHSP, a care plan is developed by the Resident Services Coordinator along with the individual. Supportive services which are available on the basis of need are as follows: care planning, coordination and monitoring of services, congregate meals, housekeeping, home health aides, foot care, companion, transportation and personal emergency response systems (Lifeline). All services budgeted for through the program are contracted out with local providers in the community. The care plan is then brought before a Professional Assessment Committee (PAC) for approval of services as well as any recommended follow-up on a particular individual. Subsequent six-month re-assessments are completed with each active client and again presented to the PAC. The costs of services are shared by the participant, a Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Rural Development grant, Senior Resources and the State Department on Aging.
For more information about the Congregate Housing Services Program, please call 860-887-3561 or 1-800-690-6998.