COmmunity Care Program Info

The Community Care Program is funded by the State of Illinois’ General Revenue Funds as directed by the legislature and through a waiver of the Federal Medicaid program. Providers are responsible for knowing and following, the Illinois Administrative Code regulations. Homecare Aide service is defined in the Illinois Administrative Code as: “General non-medical support by supervised home aides who have received specialized training in the provision of homecare aide services”.

The purpose of providing Homecare Aide service is to maintain, strengthen and safeguard the functioning of individuals in their own homes in accordance with the authorized Plan of Care. This means that Homecare Aide service helps older people maintain their quality of life by continuing to live in their own homes, by helping them with some of the tasks they can no longer complete on their own.

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Community Care Program at Hellenic Foundation

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age 60 or older
  • Determined physically in need of service – meaning at least moderately impaired
  • Resident of the State of Illinois
  • Meet the asset requirements, which will be explained to you when the care coordinator comes to your home
  • Apply for Medical benefits

Home Care Aides

  • CCP is funded by the State of Illinois. Unless determined by CCU during assessment process, there is no cost to the participant.
  • Home Care Aides – Trained and Assigned by the Hellenic Foundation.
  • Preferred Home Care Aide.
    • Family member can apply and be hired as the participant’s preferred home care aide.
    • Family member with the participant’s power of attorney is not eligible.
    • Family member and participant cannot have joint bank accounts or other financial

Specific Service Components of In-Home Service Provided by Homecare Aides:

  • Teaching/performing of meal planning and preparation
  • Routine housekeeping skills/tasks (e.g., making and changing beds, dusting, washing dishes, vacuuming, cleaning and waxing floors, keeping the kitchen and bathroom clean and laundering the client’s linens and clothing);
  • Shopping skills/tasks
  • Home maintenance
  • Performing/assisting with essential shopping/errands may include handling the client’s money (proper accounting to the client of money handled and provision of receipts are required).
  • Assisting with self-administered medication, which shall be limited to: reminding the client to take his/her medications; reading instructions for utilization; uncapping medication containers; and providing the proper liquid and utensil with which to take medications.
  • Observing client’s functioning and condition, reporting changes to the supervisor, as defined by the Plan of Care.
  • Performing/assisting with personal care tasks that are not medical in nature, such as:  shaving, hair shampooing, drying and combing, bathing and sponge bath, shower bath or tub bath, toileting, dressing, nail care, brushing and cleaning teeth or dentures and preparation of appropriate supplies, positioning/transferring client, and assisting client with exercise/range of motion, as defined by the Plan of Care.
  • Escort to or for the following: essential errands/shopping, essential client business with or on behalf of the client, as defined by the Plan of Care. Transportation may be provided by homecare aide or client is prohibited. Transportation may be arranged through public transportation.

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How To Apply

Contact the Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine to be referred to the appropriate loacl agency.

After the initial personal information intake, a Care Coordination Unit in the client’s area, contracted by the Illinois Deptartment on Aging, will be notified and work with with the client to determine their needs. The Case Manager will create a Plan of Care to address those needs and forward it to the provider.

The client chooses their in-home services provider, such as Hellenic Foundation, who will send a homecare aide to the home to provide services, according to the determined Plan of Care.

Contact Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine

Toll Free: 1-800-252-8966
TTY: 1-888-206-1327

Need Assistance Applying?

Contact Hellenic Foundation at (773) 631-5222, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm or fill out the form below (English, Greek, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian) and we will help you forward your information to the Illinois Department on Aging.

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