VNA's Older Adult Services offer a variety of services for people over 60 years of age. These services allow you to remain in your home and stay as independent for as long as possible.
VNA is licensed to provide Older Adult services in the Illinois counties of Winnebago and Boone. For more information on Older Adult Services, or to make a referral, please call (815) 971-3748.
Older Adult Services
- Case management. We conduct home visits to link seniors to needed services. One such service is the Community Care Program, a federal- and state-funded program available to seniors who meet income, asset, and need requirements. Services within the Community Care Program include:
- The Homemaker Program, which provides in-home assistance, personal care and general support by trained homemakers;
- The Adult Day Care Program, which provides direct care and supervision to seniors as an alternative to institutional care; and
- Specialized resources for caregivers.
- Choices for Care. This program provides nursing home prescreens for seniors who are seeking admission to a nursing facility. It is designed to provide seniors with choices of long-term care services. Case managers provide a free consultation, which includes a needs assessment, review of service options and costs, and assistance in developing a plan of care.
- Health consultation. VNA-registered nurses conduct basic health screening and consultations at senior high-rises and congregate sites in Winnebago and Boone County. These consultations provide screening, health education, consultation, and if needed, referrals to physician and community resources.
- Illinois Volunteer Money Management Program. This volunteer-based program offers money management services to low-income seniors who need assistance with budgeting, paying routine bills, and keeping track of financial matters. Clients may receive services on either a short-term or long-term basis, and money managers may act as either a bill payer or representative payee. Clients must meet income and asset guidelines. Volunteers are screened and receive specialized training before being matched with a client.
- Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Program. Specially trained case managers investigate and intervene in cases of elder abuse, whether the situation is financial exploitation, physical abuse, emotional abuse, willful deprivation, passive neglect, confinement, or sexual abuse. Case managers provide assistance to the elder so the situation can be resolved. Anyone can report a case of suspected elder abuse, and the information and reporter's name are kept strictly confidential.
It is a mandate of the State of Illinois that healthcare and other professionals in the community report suspected cases of elder abuse.
For more information on Older Adult Services, or to make a referral, please call (815) 971-3748.