What is the Community Care Program?
The Illinois Department on Aging's Community Care Program helps seniors to stay in their own homes by providing in-home and community based services. The Community Care Program aims to help seniors maintain their independence as an alternative to nursing home placement. The Community Care Program will provide services to a senior that meet all the current eligibility requirements.
What the Community Care Program is not...
What Services are offered?
Adult Day Service
Automated Medication Dispenser Service (AMD)
Emergency Home Response System
In Home Service
Community Care Program Guidelines and Qualifications
- 60 years of age or older
- Illinois Resident
- U.S. Citizen or Legal Alien
- Score of 29 Points on the DON (15 Under Part A) - the DON is part of the in home assessment and will be explained in detail by the case manager at the home visit
Have non-exempt assets of $17,500 or less
What are the asset levels?
- Apply For Medicaid if necessary
- Will I have to Apply For Medicaid?
A Medicaid application will need to be completed if an exemption is not met; exemptions are based on asset level.
The assets that are counted are Checking and Savings account balances, cash on hand, life insurance policy with a cash value, prepaid burial policy, CDs, stocks, bonds, trusts, IRAs, annuity, real estate other than the primary residence, and vehicles other than the primary vehicle
$0 - $4,000 - you will qualify for services and will have to apply for Medicaid
$4,001 - $17,500 - you will qualify for services and will not have to apply for Medicaid
$17,501 or above - you do not qualify for services
- $0 - $6,000 - you will qualify for services and will have to apply for Medicaid
- $6,001 - $35,000 - you will qualify for services and will not have to apply for Medicaid
- $35,001 or above - you do not qualify for service
- If any couple where only one person is going to get service; please call the Care Coordination Unit for more information
What needs to be provided at the home assessment?
- Driver's License/State ID
- Social Security Card
- All Insurance cards - Medicare/Medicaid/Private Insurance, etc.
- Medications - the medication bottles or a list from your Doctor or Pharmacy
- Monthly Income - such as social security, pension, railroad retirement, etc.
- Checking/Savings account balances
- Additional Checking accounts
- Additional Savings accounts
- Cash on Hand
- Life Insurance (Cash Value)
- Prepaid Burial Policy
- Real Estate - other than the primary residence
- Additional vehicles - other than the primary vehicle