Homemakers perform light household duties such as cooking and meal preparation, general
housecleaning and running errands. They also remind the patient when it’s time to take
medication, and help the patient follow a prescribed diet. Their focus is on maintaining
patient's households rather than providing hands-on personal care.
Companions provide comfort and companionship to patients who, for safety or medical
reasons, should not be left alone. Some may also assist with household tasks.
Independent Living Skill Development (ILST) are individually assigned to improve
or maintain the ability of the waiver participant to live as independently as possible
in the community. ILST assists in assessment, training, and supervision of an individual
with self-care, medication management, task completion, communication skills,
interpersonal skills, socialization, sensory/motor skills, mobility, community
transportation skills, reduction/elimination of maladaptive behaviors, problem
solving skills, money management, pre-vocational skills and skills to maintain a household,
assist a participant in returning to, or expanding the waiver participant's involvement in meaningful activities.
ABI Recovery Assistants implement a comprehensive care plan developed by a
licensed professional clinical social worker, physician or licensed care professional
to implement. Services Include Medication cuing, and monitoring; develop, maintain or
enhance independent functioning skills in the areas of sensory-motor, cognition,
personal grooming, hygiene, toileting, etc.; Assist in developing and maintaining
friendships of choice and skills to use in daily interactions; Provide support to
explore job interests, retirement options; Provide opportunities to participate in community activities;
Provide support to complete work or business activities; Training and supervision to
increase or maintain self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills to participate in own community; Overnight care.
Chore Services is a one-on-one hourly service that helps maintain a clean, sanitary,
and safe living environment for persons with disabilities who are unable to complete
chore activities on their own. Chore Services includes heavy household chores such as
washing floors, windows, and walls; snow removal, lawn care, tacking down loose rugs and
tiles; and moving heavy items of furniture in order to provide safe access and egress.
ABI Waiver Request Form
ABI and Medicaid Waiver Eligibility
- Connecticut residents who are eligible for all Medicaid-covered services
- 18 through 64 years of age
Able to participate in the development of a service plan
in partnership with a Department of Social Services social worker or have a conservator to do so
- Income and assets are reviewed for eligibility