The California Community Transitions (CCT) Program: A Way for a Nursing Home Resident to Return to the Community
Federal funding for the CCT program stopped. There may be funding in the future. If there is funding, California may start the program again. Check our website in the future to find out if this happened.
Federal funding for the California Community Transitions (CCT) program has ended. Funding may become available again, depending on federal legislation and whether the state of California is able to continue the program. Check DRC’s website for more information in the coming months.
Q. What is the California Community Transitions (CCT) Program?
A. The CCT program is a Medi-Cal funded program available through the state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to give people who have their medical coverage through Medi-Cal and live in a medical facility the extra help they need to move from a medical facility to their own home.
Q. How do I qualify for CCT services?
A. If you have your medical coverage through Medi-Cal, and you have resided in a medical facility like a hospital or skilled nursing facility for over 90 days, and you will need services like those you received in the facility to live independently, you qualify for CCT services.
Q. What is the process for the CCT program helping me?
A. First, the CCT Coordinator in your area will come and meet with you to develop a plan for you to move from the facility where you currently reside to a place in the community of your choosing. This could be to your own home, a family home, or your own apartment.
Q. If I cannot afford to rent an apartment and purchase the household things I will need to live there, can CCT still help me?
A. Yes, the CCT program can help you find an apartment that you can afford and pay for things to get you set up in the apartment to get you started. The CCT program can also pay for home modifications, like grab bars and ramps.
Q. Is there more that the CCT program will do to help me?
A. Yes, they will help you to identify all of the things you will need to live in the community. The CCT will help identify which programs will provide these services. Some of these things are skilled nursing care, in-home attendant care (In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)), obtaining medical equipment you will need in your home, transportation, and help to access any other services you will need to be a part of the community you move to.
Q. After the CCT program helps me to get an apartment, get set up, and identify programs and supports that I will need to live in the community, is the CCT program done helping me?
A. No, one of the services that the CCT program provides is case management. The CCT program will keep your case open and provide case management services for 1 year from the time you move to your own place.
Q. How do I get in touch with someone from the CCT program?
A. DHCS contracts with community providers called Lead CCT Organizations to give people CCT services throughout California. Not every county has a CCT however. To find a Lead CCT Organization in your area, visit the following DHCS link: California Community Transitions Project - DHCS - CA.gov
Or, E-mail DHCS to get more information at:
You can also ask a family member, friend, or the facility social worker to help you contact the CCT.
The full list of CCT providers is below:
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY TRANSITIONS (CCT)
LEAD ORGANIZATIONS’ CONTACT INFORMATION
Last Update: February 2017
ACCESS TLC HOME HEALTH CARE
ALWAYS BEST CARE SENIOR SERVICES (ABCSS)
ARCHANGEL HOME HEALTH, INC. (AHHI)
DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER (DMC)
EAST BAY INNOVATIONS (EBI)
FREED CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (FREED)
HEALTH PROJECTS CENTER (HPC)
HOME AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (HHCM)
1-530-343‐0727 / 1-800-400‐0727
Counties served: Butte, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba
INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER OF KERN COUNTY (ILC‐KC)
INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC. (ILC‐SC)
INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER, INC. (ILRC‐SB)
INNERJOY HOME HEALTH SERVICE (INNER JOY)
INSTITUTE ON AGING (IOA)
LASTING INCOME FOR ELDERLY INC. (L.I.F.E.)
LIBERTANA HOME HEALTH OF SHERMAN OAKS (LHH)
LIBERTANA OF FRESNO (LOF)
LIBERTANA OF PALM SPRINGS (LOPS)
LIBERTANA OF SAN DIEGO (LOSD)
PARTNERS IN CARE FOUNDATION (PICF)
Counties served: Los Angeles, Kern, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino
REHABILITATION SERVICES OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (RSNC)
RESOURCES FOR INDEPENDENCE CENTRAL VALLEY (RICV)
SCAN / INDEPENDENCE AT HOME (SCAN / IAH)
SILICON VALLEY INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER (SVILC)
THE CARING CONNECTION (TCC)
VENTURA COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING (VAAA)
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