- Are you wondering how to find the specific services that will help you or a loved one remain at home?
- Do you or a loved one have a need for daily or weekly assistance that is not being met?
- Do you or a loved one have physical limitations that keep you from doing all the things you want or need to do?
- Is staying independent and at home a priority for you or a loved one?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you are not alone. Many older adults share your concerns.
Elder Care Services Can Help!
Through the Care Coordination Program, experienced care coordinators, trained by the Illinois Department on Aging, can meet with individuals and their families in their home. This is a free consultation to assess and discuss needs of the older adult, and review state and local senior services. The purpose of this program is to provide counseling and education about available senior services, and then arrange and link the older adult to programs that are needed.
The staff at Elder Care Services can provide education or link you to services that include:
- Personal Care/House Cleaning
- Adult Day Services
- Financial Management
- Home Delivered Meals
- Health Care
- Housing Options
- Legal Assistance
- Energy Assistance
- Mental Health
- Benefit Access Program
- Care Giver Services/Respite
- Friendly Visitors
- Advance Directives
- Mobility Devices
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Nursing Home Facilities
- And Much, Much More.
We interact in a network of organizations that specialize the needs of the elderly. Whether your needs are physical , emotional, financial, or social, we can help you.
Community Care Program
Elder Care Services works with the Illinois Department on Aging to manage the Community Care Program. This program, at no cost to the individual, provides non-medical assistance to maintain independence and prevent the need for a higher level of care. You and your family might not be aware of services you may qualify for such as:
In-Home Service (Home Care Aides)
These are individuals who come into the home to assist with non-medical services including, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, do laundry or prepare meals. The home care aide can also assist with personal care such as bathing and grooming. Transportation, errands and grocery shopping services are also available.
Emergency Home Response Service
This service is a 24 hour-emergency communication link to assistance outside the individual’s home. This is a two-way voice communication system consisting of a base unit and an activation device worn by the individual. In an event of an emergency, the individual or caregiver can press the button on the device to summon help from the support center. The support center assesses the situation and directs appropriate response whether it be emergency services or a family member. The Emergency Home Response System increases independence and reduces the need for nursing home care.
Adult Day Services
This is a program that provides seniors with the opportunity to interact with others in a supervised setting outside their home. At the Adult Day Centers there are a wide range of social activities to participant in including arts, crafts, card games and current event classes. A noon meal is also provided. These centers can serve the needs of family members who may need respite for care giving responsibilities so they may work outside the home during the day. Select Adult Day centers offer specialized services for individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s or related diseases.
You are eligible for the Community Care Program if:
- You are age 60 and older
- Determined you are physically in need of services
- You meet the asset requirements (This will be explained when a care coordinator comes to your home.)
- You are a resident of Illinois
- You are a US citizen or legal alien
- You Apply for Medical Benefits
If eligible for the Community Care Program, all available services are free of charge. Your Care Coordinator will set up the program for you, and monitor your service to ensure quality, so your needs are met over time.
Making decisions about needed care can be overwhelming for you and your loved ones. Let Elder Care Services provide a helping hand!