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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Community Care Program -- Helping Older Adults Stay Home

Taken from PLOWS Council on Aging Newsletter January-February 2015

 The Community Care Program (CCP) is designed to help persons, age 60 and over, live independently, in their own homes for as long as possible. Services available under this program include In-Home services, Adult Day Care and Emergency Home Response.  The Community Care Program is a State of Illinois program and there is no cost to eligible participants.


In order to begin the process for services, PLOWS sends a Care Coordinator to your home to determine your eligibility for the program.


If you qualify for CCP services, your Care Coordinator will work with you to determine your needs, set up services that are appropriate for you, and keep in touch with you to make sure the services continue to meet your needs.


Qualifications established by the Illinois Department on Aging for the Community Care Program open the program to individuals who:

  • are 60 or older
  • are U.S. citizens or legal aliens
  • have assets of $17,500* or less for a single person, not including home, car, or personal furnishings
  • are determined physically in need of service, meaning you are at least moderately impaired

Help is a phone call away.  If you would like to know more about this service, please call 708-361-0219.

*determining asset guidelines for couples is more complex and will vary depending on certain factors.  This can be explained during the care coordinator's home visit.

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