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  Community Care Program  

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"...helping older people live independently"

Established in 1979 by Public Act 81-202, the Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program helps senior citizens, who might otherwise need nursing home care, to remain in their own homes by providing in-home and community-based services.

...aimed at assisting seniors to maintain their independence and providing cost effective alternatives to nursing home placement.

The Community Care Program provides services to any person who applies for the program and meets all current eligibility requirements.

Reports to the General Assembly

Pursuant of Public Act 98-0008, the Illinois Department on Aging provides a bi-monthly report to the General Assembly on the Community Care Program goals as outlined in the legislation.

  Who is eligible?  

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People who...

  • Are 60 years old or older;
  • Are U.S. citizens or legal aliens;
  • Are residents of Illinois;
  • Have non-exempt assets of $17,500 or less (Non-exempt assets do not include home, car, or personal furnishings.); and
  • Have an assessed need for long term care (scoring 29 points or higher on the "Determination of Need" form).
    NOTE: Although the level of income does not affect eligibility for the program, an income level is established for each client to determine the client’s ability to contribute to the cost of care.


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Three ways to locate an Adult Day Service Provider and/or In-Home Service Provider near you...

The Community Care Program is also mandated to implement the following:


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For more information on the Community Care Program, contact the Senior HelpLine.

See also publications and Web sites related to this program:

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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