Looking for a Caregiver Agency in Chicago?August 29, 2019
Homecare Powered by AUAF has served as a Chicagoland elderly home care agency for over 25 years. We understand the decision on home care isn’t always a simple one, but we want to make that decision easier.
As a provider of Homecare for over 25 years, we at Homecare Powered by AUAF have a dedication to serving the elderly adults of all the communities that we reach. Hence, we are proud to provide in-home caregivers to Chicago, IL.
Why Choose This Elderly Care Service Within Chicago, IL?
We have a dedication to the diverse communities that we serve. Our roots of service are based in the Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE). From our beginnings, Homecare Powered by AUAF and our senior care services sought to serve the diversity among our communities.
If you are unable to come to our office we can send a representative to you. Make sure to give us a call at 773.274.9262 and we will be sure to send a representative over.
Can I Become a Caregiver in Chicago?
Homecare Powered by AUAF offers a competitive hourly rate of $14 an hour to our caregivers. This rate is dependent upon performance. Successful performance is completions and submission of monthly task sheets and timely punch in and out. Take note that this amount is higher than the average pay rate for caregivers around the country. At Homecare powered by AUAF, we are dedicated to providing the best service through our caregivers.
Qualifications for Our Chicago Caregivers
There are certain state caregiver requirements that you will have to meet to care for the elderly. You will have to meet the minimum of 8 hours of training required by any Illinois caregiver in addition to AUAF training. Though, you don’t need to worry about finding and completing any of the requirements on your own. Once your application is approved and you are hired, AUAF will provide you with the necessary training to complete.
At Homecare Powered by AUAF, our caregivers all go through a mandatory training. There is no license that in-home caregivers can receive. You will just complete the certification that shows you have met basic Illinois and AUAF requirements. We require training so that our services remain consistent and of the best quality to all of our clients.
Does Medicaid Provide In-Home Care Services in Chicago?
The Illinois Department on Aging has a program called the Community Care Program. It is this program that allows senior citizens to receive in-home care. If you are eligible for Medicaid, then you are eligible to be covered for home care through the Community Care Program.
It’s important to understand that in the state of Illinois and in the case of home care agencies in Illinois, home care agencies serve as a middle ground. Homecare Powered by AUAF trains and assigns home care aides. But, assessment and coverage of a home care recipient is determined by a a Care Coordination Unit (CCU).
Though, this doesn’t mean any more steps in the process for you. If you are applying to be a recipient of home care, you would still apply with Homecare Powered by AUAF. Hence, it is from there that Homecare Powered by AUAF will notify a CCU about your application for home care. A representative from a CCU will come to asses your need for home care. Hence, you will become a client and be assigned a home care aide by AUAF after your level of need is determined.
Can I Receive Home Care Assistance in Chicago if I don’t have Medicaid?
You don’t only have to qualify or be a Medicaid recipient to receive home care. When you apply through Homecare Powered by AUAF to receive home care, you will be assessed by an outside organization(a CCU) for your eligibility, as mentioned above. Hence, it is this outside organization that will determine if you will be covered by Medicaid or by a separate insurance agency. All Homecare by AUAF clients are provided with caregivers. And it is a CCU that will assess your need for a caregiver.
What are The General Eligibility Requirements of In-Home Care Services in Chicago, IL?
These are the general requirements as defined by the Illinois department on Aging. Though, there are always exceptions in place. So you should always apply for home care services through Homecare Powered by AUAF, and receive your assessment from a CCU before trying to determine your own eligibility.
- 60 years old or older;
- U.S. citizens or legal aliens;
- Are residents of Illinois;
- Have non-exempt assets of $17,500 or less (Your home, car, or personal furnishings are classified as exempt assets.); and
- Have an assessed need for long term care (to be at risk for nursing facility placement as measured by the Determination of Need (DON) assessment)
Maybe you have found yourself wanting to provide elderly in home care services in Chicago, IL. On the other hand, you could be considering providing home care services to a parent in the Chicago, IL area. Whatever the case, Homecare Powered by AUAF can help you move forward in your process.
Find out more about being a caregiver for AUAF. Whether you want to be a caregiver for your parent, or want to pursue caregiving as a career, be sure to consider the quality reputation of Homecare Powered by AUAF.
Be sure to reach out to us at 773.274.9262. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and walk you through the process.
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