RVNAhealth Chronic Care Program Aims to Keep People Healthy at Home.
The RVNAhealth Chronic Care Program supports individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities at home by providing nonskilled nursing assistance to monitor their general health needs.
This program aims to keep people healthy at home by providing regular home visits which include:
- head-to-toe assessments to monitor for any change in conditions which would necessitate a higher level of care,
- medication pre-pours and tracking of medications (we do not dispense medications),
- personal care, which is provided through certified home health aides.
Through these visits, patients receive maintenance support for chronic conditions like diabetes, congestive heart failure, arthritis, COPD, to name a few, using a comprehensive plan designed in conjunction with the patient’s doctor to meet individual needs and goals.
The RVNAhealth Chronic Care Program allows individuals to remain in their own homes as opposed to an institutionalized healthcare setting. The Chronic Care Program is supported by several different Medicaid waiver programs which allow individuals to receive services, based on individual needs and goals, at a reduced cost. These services can include homemakers, companions, and nonskilled nursing (aides), nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and medical social work. Most of these programs require the patient to pay a small fee to participate.
Individuals must necessitate a level of care that would require the individual to be in a medical setting if they were not receiving in-home or community care. Typically, this means that regular daily activities necessitate hands-on assistance, like bathing, dressing, eating, etc. There are also financial qualifiers that determine eligibility. For further information on RVNAhealth Chronic Care Management programs, please email Olivia DoVale or call 203-438-5555 x2.
Care Coverage–Connecticut Waiver Programs
Connecticut offers several waiver programs for elderly individuals (aged 65 years or older) and those with physical and developmental disabilities. Eligibility is based on patient location and individual need. The most commonly used Connecticut waiver programs that RVNAhealth services are
- Southwestern CT Agency on Aging and Independent Living (SWCAA) assists individuals living in southern Fairfield County who require support to remain in the home or those transitioning to community living.
- Connecticut Community Care, Incorporated (CCCI) assists individuals living in northern Fairfield County requiring support to remain in the home or those transitioning to community living.
- The Katie Beckett waiver program serves children and young adults statewide who have severe disabilities and are 22 years old or younger and would normally not qualify financially for Medicaid due to family income. This program is limited to 325 clients concurrently but does offer a waiting list.
- Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA).