Connecticut Community Care improves lives

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:56
Written by Susan Corica

Staff Writer

BRISTOL - “Legions of elders and individuals with disabilities are living life on their own terms in the communities of their choice. The personal and systemic challenges often seem insurmountable to them as they do to all of us at times. But we never give up. We advocate and search for reliable services and benefits to support living at home in one’s own community. Ours is truly a worth charge.” Molly Rees Gavin, President of Connecticut Community Care.

For the past 40 years, CCC has improved the lives of thousands of individuals of all ages and abilities, helping them to achieve their dreams to live how and where they choose. They are Connecticut’s premier and largest care management organization and are dedicated to partnering with individuals, families and supporters so that all people may remain independent and living at home.

Headquartered in Bristol, with regional offices in Watertown and North Franklin, the CCC team is comprised of care management professionals who make it their business to stay abreast of the latest trends in health care, specifically those related to care management services, including elder care, persons with disabilities, caregivers and providers.

Arriving at the decision to seek care at home isn’t easy, but when you or a loved one think the time may be right, it’s important to know that you have a trusted place to rely on first. CCC is your first step in the care at home process. As experienced care managers, rather than recommend a litany of services, the CCC team assesses your personal situation first, listens to your family caregivers, then provides an independent review of options and help to coordinate care at home. They function as your partner and problem-solver, helping to assess the situation, set personal goals, mediating and negotiating complicated medical needs, among other activities.

On any given day, CCC’s 200-plus specially trained geriatric care managers are on the road in homes across the state working to thoroughly understand clients’ needs, with the goal of helping them live the life they choose at home and in their own communities. As independent care managers, they are careful to recommend only the services you need, making for better outcomes and cost value. They know first-hand that when clients receive care management services at home hospitalizations and emergency room admissions are greatly reduced, healthier outcomes are realized, and greater cost value is achieved.

For more information, contact Connecticut Community Care at 860-589-6226 or visit ctcommunitycare.org.

Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or scorica@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General Business, General News, , Central CT Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:56. Updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:58.