Elders Overview

Are your health needs changing? Would you like to remain in your home rather than go into a nursing home? Unsure how you would pay for care in your home? The CT Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) is a Medicaid program designed to provide an alternative to nursing home care so you can stay in your home safely and with dignity.

CHCPE is a client-centered home care program which is designed to enable individuals at risk for nursing home placement the option of remaining in the community safely in the least restrictive environment possible.

The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging (SWCAA) administers CHCPE through the Care Management Department. Services are funded through the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Medicaid. To be eligible, a client must be a CT resident, 65 years of age or older, at risk for Nursing Home Placement, and meet financial and functional eligibility criteria.


After a referral to DSS, a qualified Care Manager will perform an Initial Assessment. Final eligibility is determined by the Department of Social Services (DSS). There are three levels of services available in CHCPE. Your Care Manager will help to determine the appropriate service level for you based on your needs and level of eligibility.

Select your question for more information:

  1. Am I eligible for the program?
  2. What happens if I have some savings or a house?
  3. How to Apply
  4. Services Available

CT Home Care Program/CHCPE Brochures now available in these Languages

       1. English

       2. Spanish

Contact Us

(203) 333-9288

1000 Lafayette Blvd., 9th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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