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GREENE COUNTY

 

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 | Logan
Macoupin | Mason | Menard | Montgomery
Morgan | Sangamon | Scott

 

Reference to a title and subtitle refers to the

title of the Older Americans Act which

authorizes the funding of specific services.

TITLE IIIB ACCESS SERVICES

 

Transportation
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
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 SERVICES

 

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

Access Assistance
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 procedures.

Counseling
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).

Legal Assistance
see definition for Title IIIB Legal Assistance

Respite Care
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.

Gap-filling
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.

Ombudsman
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.

Training
Attendance at training related to elder rights.

 
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