The Illinois Department on Aging has a Community Care Program focused on “helping older people live independently” Their service helps seniors that might otherwise need nursing home care, remain in their own homes by providing in-home and community-based services. Providing cost effective alternatives to nursing home placement with the intend to allow seniors to maintain their independence and stay at home.
The Community Care Program provides services to any person who applies for the program and meets all current eligibility requirements. The Community Care Program is one of the waivers for home and community-based services under the Medicaid Program.
Eligibility requirements are as follows: