Our Mission: Alternatives supports the independence and quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families.

Care Coordination Program

Alternatives’ Care Coordinators are experts in the field of aging (certified by the Illinois Department on Aging) who will sit down and help develop a plan of care that will meet the individual’s/caregiver’s needs so that they can remain in their homes for a longer period of time.

Who do we help?

If you or your loved one:

  • Has difficulty remaining in one’s home because of physical/functional issues
  • Needs help after a stay in the hospital or nursing home
  • Is feeling overwhelmed and needs a break from caring for a loved one

What we can do:

  • We visit you in your home
  • We provide a free, complete analysis of your needs using the Illinois Department on Aging’s comprehensive tool
  • We develop a comprehensive care plan based on your individual needs
  • We have the resources to help you
  • We follow up periodically to make sure you are happy with the plan
  • We offer a reassessment to re-evaluate needs (after hospitalization, move to a new environment, loss of caregiver, etc.) at any time
  • We help transition individuals over the age of 60 back to the community from the hospital or a nursing home stay
  • We provide counseling and resources for overwhelmed caregivers
  • Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project:
    We can re-locate eligible and willing persons from long-term care facilities back into their town or city. Staff will help locate a place to live and develop a plan for living within their income. Individuals must have been in a qualified institution for at least 6 months and must be a Medicaid recipient in order to qualify for additional funds to pay for deposits, furniture, household goods, etc.

    What Happens When I Call?

    A care coordinator will talk to you to help you determine your needs.