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  Assistance in Your Home & Community  

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This section provides information on programs and services that help senior citizens to remain living independently in their own homes. The programs and services mentioned in this section are provided through the Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program, Older American Services, and Senior HelpLine, as well as through various state and federal agencies. Choose a link from the tool bar to the right to locate information on your area of interest.


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  Did You Know?  

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  • The Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers in Grundy County offers a home medication dispensing program. This program is available through a monthly subscription fee and is most beneficial for seniors who have a complex medication regimen and want to continue living independently. The program may also be beneficial for individuals with cognitive impairment or one or more chronic conditions, as well as those who simply want to take their medications properly. The use of the medication dispenser may help reduce medication errors, improve the quality of life for seniors, as well as provide peace of mind for their families.
  • Do you need someone to discuss programs and services in another language? Senior citizens who are not fluent in English and live in the Chicago area can locate an ethnic provider by contacting the Coalition of Limited-English Speaking Elderly, a consortium of ethnic organizations representing 18 different ethnic groups.
  • When an older person needs financial assistance from Medicaid for nursing facility care or Community Care Program services, the federal law on Spousal Impoverishment Prevention helps make sure that the spouse will have the money needed to pay for living expenses by protecting a certain amount of the couple's resources.
  • Senior Centers provide opportunities for socialization, relaxation and participation in a variety of programs and activities, as well as a wide range of services for older adults such as congregate meals, transportation, education, counseling, legal assistance and health screening.

  Centralized Repository Vault  

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  • The Centralized Repository Vault (CRV) is a key project in the overall Management Improvement Initiative, which was signed into law on August 25, 2011, as Public Act 97-0558. The Management Improvement Initiative aims to create greater efficiencies in business related practices and ultimately foster a network in Illinois that will enable a greater level of direct service to our more vulnerable citizens.

Home Assistance Links

Older Adult Services Act
Community Care Program
CCP Reports to the General Assembly
Care Coordination Services
Choices for Care Program
Elder Rights Programs
Emergency Home Response Service
Employment Programs
Home Repair & Renovation
Information & Assistance Services
Limited-English Speaking Assistance
Money Management Program
Nutrition Programs
Outreach Services
Senior Centers
Senior Companion Services
Transportation Services
Veterans Services
Community Care Program Procurement Opportunities

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