Community Care Program

Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program helps older adults, who might otherwise need nursing home care, to remain in their own homes by providing in-home services.

This program is aimed at assisting older adults to maintain their independence and providing cost effective alternatives to nursing home placement. Services include comprehensive care coordination, adult day services, in-home service such as cleaning, preparing meals, laundry and running errands, emergency home response services, and automated medication dispenser service.

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 1915(c) waivers for home and community-based services under the Medicaid Program. For more information, visit the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).

Who is eligible?

People 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 (Your 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).


Community Care Program Partners

Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA)
(800) 252-8966
(800) 206-1327 (TTY)


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