Welcome to our

HAS Care website!

Welcome to our HAS Care website! We want our community to have many resources to provide adequate care to our aging loved ones. We believe that the caregiver and the care recipient are one and the same, so we strive to bring resources that look after the wellbeing of both. We welcome your feedback to continuously improve our website because it serves our beloved Hispanic community of New London, Connecticut. We also welcome guests from surrounding communities!

Assessing

Assessing the situation of a loved one

The needs of older parents, relatives, and friends are manifested in a gradual and progressive way. Under certain conditions, however, these needs can become unexpectedly apparent.

Assessing Checklist

For additional information on how to assess your loved one´s situation, please read:

https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/basics/info-2017/assessment-checklist.html

Resources

www.caregiveraction.org/resources/10-tips-family-caregivers
www.caregiveraction.org/family-caregiver-toolbox
www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator
www.caregiver.org/state-list-views?field_state_tid=6

CARING for
a loved one

Congratulations! You have family or friends who love you and who want to assist you so that your life is easier. Sometimes it’s not easy to give up independence, but do know that your caregiver(s) mean(s) well and that they are also struggling to keep you comfortable and to balance their caregiving role with other life aspects. You are definitely a TEAM now, and need to take care of its members for the wellbeing of all.

Healthcare

Paying for Services,
Medicare, Providers

Resources

Senior Resources Agency on Aging

Senior Resources Agency on Aging

This organization provides information and services to the elderly population in our region. The latter include individuals with disabilities, their families and care providers who all seek to maintain or improve the quality of life, independence and wellbeing of our loved ones. By indicating your role (senior citizen, family member, caregiver or service provider) you will access updated and relevant information.

In addition, if you request it, a staff member can contact you.

Contact information:

19 Ohio Avenue, Suite 2
Norwich, CT 063360

Email: seniorinfo@seniorresourcesec.org

Toll free (in-state only) 800-690-6998

Phone 860 887 3561

My Place CT

My Place CT

MyPlaceCT.org​ is a free web-based resource from the State of Connecticutdesigned to help older adults and people with disabilities live at home or in thecommunity with optimal independence, health and wellbeing. It helps peopleexplore their options and features current information on a wide range of servicesand supports – all in one place

Medicare
Medicaid &
Social Security

Medicare Medicaid & Social Security

The Healthcare, ​​https://hispanicalliancesenior.care/health-care/​ page onthis site provides an introduction to Medicare and Medicaid for more detailedinformation please visit the official US Government Medicare websitehttps://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/your-medicare-coverage-choices/whats-medicare​.

Medicaid

My Place CT,​​https://www.myplacect.org/learn/medicaid-and-medicare/​, offersexcellent overview of Medicaid and Medicare benefits. Otherwise, please alsorefer to the official Medicaid, ​https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/index.html​, site

You can find online information on your retirement, spouse or survivor benefitsfrom the comfort of your home. You can also reach them by phone by calling1-800-772-1213 or visit the Social Security offices nearest you

Social Security offices in New London County

2 Shaws Cove
Room 101
New London, CT 06320

55 Main St.
Suite 380
Norwich, CT 06360

Emergencies
Dial 911
Crisis & Helpline
Dial 211

Modal Title

Emergencies Dial 911 Crisis & Helpline Dial 211

911 is the universal emergency number for everyone in the United States. 911 isto be used for circumstances only.

2-1-1 is a program of United Way of Connecticut and is supported by the State ofConnecticut and Connecticut United Ways. 2-1-1 is your one-stop connection tothe local services you need including: elder care, food, housing, utility assistanceand crisis intervention. Dial 2-1-1 or search online at​​www.211.org​. 2-1-1 isavailable 24 hours a day every day of the year. Multilingual assistance and TDD(Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) access is also available. All calls areconfidential. The United Way of Connecticut’s goal is to help meet the needs ofConnecticut residents by providing information, education and connection toservices by helping people find and access the health and human services theyneed, including food, shelter, and other basic needs.

Living / Housing Arrangements

LIVING / HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS

Please add the information with the heading “Living Arrangements” already foundat the end of the page titled (Healthcare)

Retirement Facilities

Retirement Facilities

Coming soon...

Home Health
Care Agencies

Home Health Care Agencies

Coming soon..

Long Term
Care Facilities

Long Term Care Facilities

This organization provides information and services to the elderly population in our region. The latter include individuals with disabilities, their families and care providers who all seek to maintain or improve the quality of life, independence and wellbeing of our loved ones. By indicating your role (senior citizen, family member, caregiver or service provider) you will access updated and relevant information.

In addition, if you request it, a staff member can contact you.

Contact information:

19 Ohio Avenue, Suite 2
Norwich, CT 063360

Email: seniorinfo@seniorresourcesec.org

Toll free (in-state only) 800-690-6998

Phone 860 887 3561

Senior Centers in Southeastern
Connecticut

Senior Centers in Southeastern Connecticu

A senior centers provide helpful resources to older adults, they are a place forsocialization, enriching senior’s health, meals, transportation & more. They are a type ofcommunity center where older adults can congregate to fulfill many of their social,physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. More important, senior centers are avaluable resource obtaining assistance in finding senior resources and se

Connecticut Hospice Care

Connecticut Hospice Care

Coming soon…

Connecticut Respite Care Program

Connecticut Respite Care Program

Coming soon…

CT Home Care
Program for Elders (CHCPE)

CT Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE)

This organization provides information and services to the elderly population in our region. The latter include individuals with disabilities, their families and care providers who all seek to maintain or improve the quality of life, independence and wellbeing of our loved ones. By indicating your role (senior citizen, family member, caregiver or service provider) you will access updated and relevant information.

In addition, if you request it, a staff member can contact you.

Contact information:

19 Ohio Avenue, Suite 2
Norwich, CT 063360

Email: seniorinfo@seniorresourcesec.org

Toll free (in-state only) 800-690-6998

Phone 860 887 3561

State
Associations

State Association

You have this information in what previously labeled “In the State of Connecticut” underthe originally designed RESOURCES / SERVICES section

Connecticut
Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program

Connecticut Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program

Coming soon..

Food / Meals

Food / Meals

The Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc coordinates food and nutritionprograms for retired persons in Southeastern Connecticut including Meals on Wheels.They are committed to improving the health of the community by providing propernutrition for seniors to age in place at home.

For more information please view the website or phone them directly by calling1-800-889-1365.

 
 

Transportation

Transportation

For statewide transportation resources for seniors please us this link to the the State ofConnecticut senior transportation resources page,https://www.myplacect.org/services-and-supports/transportation/

In southeastern Connecticut, senior centers provide transportation assistance and resources. Manysenior centers also offer transportation for seniors. For more information please contact your center.

Additional transportation information may be obtained from the Senior Centers of Eastern Connecticuttransportation page ​https://seniorcenterct.org/?s=transportation​ website. The New London SeniorCenter has a Southeastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium https://seniorcenterct.org/eastern-connecticut-transportation-consortium/​ information page.

The New London Senior Center, ​https://seniorcenterct.org/new-london/​ provides transportationservices for members.

Mondays – Fridays: Transportation to/from the Senior

Center and Escort Medical Transport 8:40 – 3 p.m.

Mondays – Shopping at Walmart

Tuesdays – Shopping at Shop Rite

Wednesdays – Transportation to/from the Senior Center & Trips

Thursdays – Shopping at Stop & Shop

Reservations required. Please call us at least 24 hours in advance.