How Home Care Works: IDoA’s Community Care ProgramOctober 18, 2021
IDoA’s Community Care Program: The Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA) has a wide array of programs designed to help seniors lead active, productive lives in the manner best suited for them. The IDoA can help seniors find the right type of care with their care coordination services.
They also oversee concerns about nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. But because many seniors would prefer to remain living in their own home independently, IDoA has created programs to deliver community-based services and other home service, like the emergency home response service that allows seniors to get in contact with emergency personnel immediately while living at home, and adult day services that allow seniors who cannot be left alone to still live at home.
But perhaps the most important program IDoA has is the Community Care Program (CCP). CCP delivers home care services to seniors living at home at no cost to them or their families.
What is the Community Care Program?
The IDoA established the CCP in 1979 as a part of Medicaid. The federal program that allows seniors and low-income families to receive care. Medicaid covers Home care, like all CCP services. And it comes at no cost to seniors who qualify for the program. The CCP connects seniors with a home care agency that actually provides the services, while the CCP conducts evaluations of what type of care is appropriate and establishes eligibility standards for the program.
How Does the Community Care Program Work?
It’s actually pretty simple. Seniors who wish to receive services can contact a home care agency, or call the IDoA, to start the process. The IDoA will conduct an evaluation to see what services are needed. These services range from personal care to medication reminders to light housekeeping and laundry. IDoA develops a care plan that is then passed to the home care agency. The agency then works with the senior to select the right in-home caregiver; sets a regular schedule for care, and monitors the care to ensure that the senior’s needs are being met.
Home Care Safety and the COVID-19 Pandemic
It is understandable that many seniors may be uneasy about having someone in their home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be noted the best way seniors can protect themselves is to receive one of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. You can view up-to-date information on the Illinois COVID-19 vaccine plan and vaccination eligibility from the state of Illinois coronavirus response site.
Home Care Powered by AUAF Works with IDoA for You
As a home care agency, Home Care Powered by AUAF can help walk seniors through the process of receiving home care services as a part of the CCP. Our dedicated caregivers and staff provide the highest standard of care, and we look forward to providing you or your elderly loved ones with the best senior care available. Contact us today, or call us at (773) 274-9262.
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