Community Care Program (CCP)

Qualifying senior citizens are able to receive free in-home care through the Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program. This program is funded by the State of Illinois through a waiver of the Federal Medicaid program.
 
The purpose of providing In-Home Care 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 the In-Home Care Aide service helps our seniors maintain their quality of life by continuing to live in their own homes.
 
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I have nothing but praise for the staff of the Hellenic Foundation for the excellent service they provide to their clients!
Special thanks to the field supervisors who have never failed to address any of my concerns. They kept in touch with me frequently by phone or in person, even during the pandemic.
 
– J. Zoi

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The Hellenic Foundation has multi-lingual staff members to care for your family’s needs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 60 years or older
  • Resident of the State of Illinois
  • Meet low income requirement: less than $17,500 per individual or $35,000 per couple
  • Apply/Eligible for Medicaid

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.
  • Family In-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
      mingling.

Specific Service Components of In-Home Service Provided by In-Home Care 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 by homecare aide is prohibited. Transportation may be arranged through public transportation.

Apply for The Community Care Program

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How To Apply

STEP ONE
Recognize the need for senior care for yourself or your loved one.
STEP TWO
Call Hellenic Foundation at 773-631-5222  to help you locate your local area Illinois Department on Aging office (Care Coordination Unit –CCU) to complete an Intake/Referral and determine eligibility for free In-Home care.
STEP THREE
Illinois Department on Aging’s guidelines for eligibility:
  • 60 years or older
  • Resident of the State of Illinois
  • Meet low income requirement: less than $17,500 per individual or $35,000 per couple
  • Apply/Eligible for Medicaid
STEP FOUR
Upon determination of eligibility for free care, CCU carries out an in-home assessment to determine the needs of the senior.  Service hours are awarded accordingly.
STEP FIVE
Select your provider of choice.
STEP SIX
  • Become a paid family caregiver
  • Or a caregiver can be provided.

Contact Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine

Toll Free: 1-800-252-8966
TTY: 1-888-206-1327
Email: aging.ilsenior@illinois.gov
Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/ccp

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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