Nursing homes are licensed facilities that provide 24-hour care to people with unstable or chronic conditions who are not able to live independently or with support in the community.
The Department of Public Health licenses nursing homes at two levels of care:
- Chronic and Convalescent Nursing Homes (CCNH), which are skilled nursing facilities and
- Rest Homes with Nursing Supervision (RHNS), which are intermediate care facilities.
Nursing homes can be licensed in one or both categories. Some nursing homes have special units for people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
Learn More: To find more information on nursing home options please visit Nursing Home Compare. The CT Long Term Care Ombudsman Program provides advocacy for residents of nursing homes, assisted living and residential care homes. In addition, Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federal demonstration program that can help people living in nursing homes transition back into the community. Visit the Money Follows the Person page for more information.