Jan Hochadel

State Senator

Jan Hochadel

Deputy Majority Leader


June 2, 2023

Senator Jan Hochadel Leads Passage Of Bill Regarding Adult Day Centers

State Senator Jan Hochadel (D-Meriden), Senate Chair of the Aging Committee, led Senate Passage of a bill that will create a plan to increase the number of people eligible to receive Adult Day services under Connecticut’s home-care program.

House Bill 6677, ‘An Act Concerning Adult Day Centers,’ will strengthen the quality of care with a team of licensed health care professionals to help someone at home.

“I am so thankful for the services that we were given when my father was sick,” said Sen. Hochadel. “My mother would not have been able to provide the necessary care for him without the help we received. These programs are necessary to continue the quality of life for our seniors aging at home in Connecticut.”

HB 6677 will require the Commissioner of Social Services to develop a plan with recommendations on how to: lower the age of eligibility to make people with conditions such as early onset dementia eligible for adult day services; amend the Medicaid plan to lower the age of eligibility; and establish a program of all inclusive care for the elderly.

More families are choosing to have loved ones grow older at home. Adult Day centers are instrumental in helping these people maintain their independence and dignity while enhancing their quality of life.

Adult Day centers also provide a lifeline for family members who are taking care of loved ones at home.