Acquired Brain Injury (ABI Waiver)


  • 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
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