Community Care Program Case Coordination Units (Senior Care Services)

Community Care Program – What are Case Coordination Units (CCUs)?

The CCUs at the Livingston County Health Department have care coordinators that are experts in the field of aging and certified by the Illinois Department of Aging who will provide you with a free in-home comprehensive assessment. This comprehensive, person-centered assessment will give your coordinator an in-depth look into your current needs so that, with your input, they may help design a person-centered plan of care that is developed just for you. If you choose, family members & friends are welcomed to participate in this assessment as well. The certified staff will also provide you with information and referrals to many programs throughout Livingston County. Once on the program, our certified coordinators will provide you with comprehensive case management that will include monthly phone contacts, in-home visits (every six months or as needed) and follow-up on all the information/referrals that were provided. Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently in their own homes and communities.

Who is Eligible?

  • Sixty (60) years of age or older,
  • An Illinois resident and resident of Livingston County,
  • A U.S. citizen or legal resident,
  • Impairments in Activities of Daily Living and/or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living,
  • Meet the financial asset requirements (explained by the coordinator during the home visit),
  • Apply for Medical benefits through the Department of Human Services if required, or be already on Medicaid.

CCU Core Services

Home Care Aide – This aide provides non-medical assistance such as housekeeping, laundry, shopping, meal preparation, transportation, medication reminders and personal care.

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

Automated Medication Dispenser (AMD) – AMD service is a portable, mechanical system programmed to dispense or alert seniors to take medications through auditory or visual reminders. It also provides tracking and notifies caregivers of a missed medication dose as well as provide 24 hour technical support.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to meeting with you!

Care Coordination Unit Coordinator – Amy Lucas

Email: alucas@lchd.us

Phone: 815-844-7174 ext. 230

TDD: 800-526-0844

Fax: 815-842-2408