IACCPHP was founded to assist homecare agencies with training, promotion of services and advocacy.
Formed in 1988, the Illinois Association of Community Care Program Homecare Providers (IACCPHP) is a trade association comprised of in-home services providers contracted with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) to provide in-home assistance to seniors across Illinois through the Community Care Program (CCP). Members range from large to small providers, both not-for-profit and for-profit providers. Association members work in conjunction with IDoA and other stakeholders to improve CCP services and to enhance other community-based services for seniors.
What is the Community Care Program?
Created in 1979 by Public Act 81-202, CCP is a State program established to prevent premature and unnecessary institutionalization of seniors by providing in-home and community-based services. CCP is managed by the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and is recognized as a national model of in-home and community-based care to at-risk seniors. CCP is one of the 1915(c) waivers for home and community-based services under the Medicaid program. Services under CCP include:
- In-Home Services: Assistance with household tasks, personal care tasks and activities of daily living
- Adult Day Services: Services offered in adult day service centers include health, medication supervision, personal care and recreational/therapeutic activities
- Emergency Home Response Services: A 24-hour emergency communication link to assistance outside the home for older adults with documented health and safety needs and mobility limitations
- Automated Medication Dispenser Services: A portable, mechanical system that can be programmed to dispense or alert the participant to take non-liquid oral medications through auditory, visual or voice reminders
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, the program served approximately 70,700 frail older adults and another 31,200 seniors received services through a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO).
Funding for CCP comes from the State Commitment to Human Services Fund and General Revenue Fund (GRF) as well as Federal Funds, through the Federal Persons Who Are Elderly Medicaid Waiver. The Program saves State tax dollars each year through the avoidance of unnecessary and premature placement of clients into nursing homes or other more costly alternatives-- for every month a Medicaid participant stays on CCP services and out of a facility, the State saves $2,400.
Who is eligible for CCP?
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 ( 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).
If approved for CCP services by a Care Coordination Unit (CCU), a Medicaid application is also required.