Program Name: Community Care Program (CCP)
Organization: Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA)
Address: One Natural Resources Way

Suite 100

Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: Senior HelpLine: 1-800-252-8966
Fax: N/A
TDD: Dial Illinois Relay at 711
Application Deadline: N/A
Program Start Date: Year-round
Program End Date: Year-round
Application Guidelines:
CCP services are coordinated on a community level by local organizations called Care Coordination Units (CCUs) that are contracted with IDoA and funded to perform assessments of older adults to determine eligibility for the program; develop person-centered plans of care; and coordinate services for older adults served by the program. To find your local CCU, use this map tool.
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
Established in 1979, IDoA’s CCP helps older adults, who might otherwise need nursing home care, to remain in their own homes by providing in-home and community-based services. Aimed at assisting seniors to maintain their independence and providing cost effective alternatives to nursing home placement, the program provides non-medical services to older adults including comprehensive care coordination, adult day services, in-home service, emergency home response services, and automated medication dispenser service.
Year Program Established: 1979
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Individuals who:
Are 60 years old or older;
Are either U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens within the specific categories;
Are residents of Illinois;
Have non-exempt assets of $17,500 or less (a home, car, or personal furnishings are classified as exempt assets); and
Have an assessed need for long-term care (to be at risk for nursing facility placement as measured by the Determination of Need (DON) assessment performed by the CCU).
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding: N/A
How Must Funds Be Used:
IDoA reimburses contracted providers and CCUs for providing authorized services to older adults.