This section provides definitions of services funded by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland.
To learn who provides these and other services in a particular
county, click on the name of the county.
Cass | Christian
| Greene | Jersey
Macoupin | Mason
| Menard | Montgomery
Morgan | Sangamon
Reference to a title and subtitle refers to the
of the Older Americans Act which
the funding of specific services.
TITLE IIIB ACCESS SERVICES
Transporting older persons to and from community facilities
and resources for purposes of acquiring/receiving services,
to participate in activities or attend events in order to
reduce isolation and promote successful independent living.
Service may be provided through projects specially designed
for older persons or through the utilization of public transportation
systems or other modes of transportation.
TITLE IIIB COMMUNITY SERVICES
Legal Assistance shall include arranging for and providing
assistance in resolving civil legal matters and the protec¬tion
of legal rights, including legal advice, research and education
concerning legal rights and representation by an attorney
at law, a trained paralegal professional (supervised by an
attorney), and/or a law student (supervised by an attorney)
for an older person (or his/her representative).
TITLE IIIC – NUTRITION SERVICES
Congregate Meals (IIIC-1)
The provision of nutritious meals in a congregate meal setting
to promote better health and to reduce isolation.
Home Delivered Meals (IIIC-2)
The provision of nutritious meals to older persons who are
homebound because of illness or incapacitating disability
or are otherwise isolated.
TITLE IIID – DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION
Routine Health Screening
Services provided to assist individuals to secure and maintain
a favorable condition of health by helping them to identify
and understand their physical condition and to secure and
utilize necessary medical treatment. The primary focus of
this service is to identify and evaluate the health needs
of older persons and to link them to the health care system.
Medication Management Screening and Education
Services to educate and assist older persons to use medication
properly, to manage health problems, and to prevent incorrect
medication use and adverse interactions.
TITLE IIIE - NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES
A service that assists caregivers in obtaining access to the
services and resources that are available within their communities.
To the maximum extent practicable, it ensures that the individuals
receive the services needed by establishing adequate follow-up
The service is provided to caregivers to assist them in making
decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiver
roles. This includes counseling to individuals, support groups
and caregiver training (of individual caregivers and families).
see definition for Title IIIB Legal Assistance
Services which offer temporary, substitute supports or living
arrangements for care recipients in order to provide a brief
period of relief or rest for caregivers.
Training and Education
Providing individuals with opportunities to acquire knowledge
and skills suited to their interests and capabilities.
Assistance to meet individual needs of older persons living
in a non-institutional setting and their caregivers for purposes
of maintaining independence, providing a safe environment
and/or delaying institutionalization. Eligible individuals
include: (1) Caregivers who are informal caregivers for persons
60 years of age and older; (2) Persons 60 and older who are
raising children age 18 or younger.
VII SERVICES (ELDER RIGHTS)
Elder Abuse Multi-disciplinary Teams
Developing and implementing a voluntary Multi disciplinary
Team (M-Team) that will act in a technical advisory role to
an elder abuse provider agency.
The Long Term Care Ombudsman program is a statewide long term
care resident advocacy program established and operated by
the Illinois Department on Aging in order to protect and improve
the quality of care and the quality of life for residents
of long term care facilities in Illinois through individual
and systemic advocacy for and on the behalf of the residents.
This includes the promotion and the cultivation of best practices
within long term care services, and through the promotion
of family and community involvement in the long term care
facility. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a resident-centered
program, and makes every effort to assist, empower, represent,
and intervene on behalf of the resident.
Attendance at training related to elder rights.