CCU – AGING

Illinois Department on Aging

Guide to Benefits – 508 Compliance

Comprehensive Care Coordination

This service is available to individuals age 60 and over who are in need of long term care services to remain safely in their home. Comprehensive Care Coordination includes a comprehensive needs assessment, development of a personalized plan of care and care monitoring. There is no fee to receive this service, although some community based services may have fees or eligibility guidelines attached to them. Assessments may be completed on nursing home residents who are considering a return home. Assessments are conducted by highly trained case managers who have special skills and experience in working with older adults.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Livingston County Public Health Department

Case Coordination Unit

Phone: 815-844-7174 ext. 241

Michelle Fitzsimmons

TDD: 800-526-0844

Fax: 815-842-3291

 

Community Care Program

This program is designed for persons age 60 and over who are in need of long term care to remain safely in their home.

Services

Homemaker – help with housekeeping, laundry, shopping, meal preparation, personal care.

Emergency Home Response – 24 hour emergency communication link to a professionally staffed support center via a land line telephone. This service is provided by a two way voice communication system consisting of a base unit and an activation device worn by the client.

Eligibility

       60 or over

       Physically or cognitively impaired

       A resident of Illinois

       A U.S. citizen or legal alien

       Assets under $17,500 for a single person – some assets are exempt

       Must apply for Medicaid

MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

(PATHWAYS TO COMMUNITY LIVING)

This program helps to relocate residents of long term care facilities back into the community. Transition Coordinators assist eligible clients to locate housing while providing funds for furniture, household items, security deposits, etc. Individuals must have been in a qualified long term care facility for at least 6 months and must be Medicaid eligible.