Senior Care Services (Community Care Program)
Community Care Program 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 and friends are welcome 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 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) and
- 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 landline/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 providing 24-hour technical support.
Referrals for Additional Services
We are always willing to help connect you with other Livingston County services and resources that may be helpful. A Care Coordinator will conduct an evaluation to determine if you are eligible for the many programs available to senior citizens in the Livingston County area, including:
- SNAP Benefits
- LIHEAP (utility assistance)
- Home Delivered Meals
- Respite for Caregivers
- Senior Health Insurance Program
- Government Cell Phones
- Determination of need eligibility for Managed Care Organizations
- Wellness Clinics/Vaccinations
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to meeting with you!