October 23, 2015

Connecticut Communities for Older Adults

Last September, the non-partisan Connecticut Legislative Commission on Aging (CoA) delivered a webinar presentation on creating livable communities for Connecticut’s older adults, titled “Planning and Zoning in an Aging Connecticut.” It highlighted new approaches to city planning that benefit elderly constituents, including municipal elderly living initiatives, outdoor libraries, and “Complete Streets,” a method to make streets safer for pedestrians. More information on these topics and others can be found on CoA’s Livable Communities website, which offers resources and helps Connecticut citizens plan for an aging population.

During the presentation, the commission also discussed the difficulty elderly individuals and their families face in finding the “right” place to call home when more help becomes necessary for daily living. Seniors must determine the level of care and services that are right for them. Options include home health care, which provides some services right in an individual’s home, and nursing homes, which provide a much higher level of care in a community setting.

Using data from Connecticut’s eLicense website, we created a searchable map of every licensed assisted living, home health care, residential living and other facility in the state. You can search by facility type or city. Click here to use the interactive version of the map shown below!