About the Community Care Program

The Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program (CCP) helps senior citizens (aged 60+), who might otherwise need nursing home care, to remain in their own homes by providing in-home and community-based services.  


Who is eligible?
People are eligible if they...

  • Are 60 years old or older

  • Are U.S. citizens or legal aliens

  • 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)

For more in-depth information from the Illinois state government, see our Resources Page or you may call us directly at 847-470-4701.

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