EIUAA Chapter Meeting
Feb. 26, 2015
Neal Welcome Center
8:30 - 9 a.m.: Social Time
9 a.m.: Business Meeting
Representatives from Community Care Systems (CCSI) and Heritage Woods Assisted Living (Charleston) will be our guest presenters.
Discussion will cover history and background of the National Family Caregiver Program, Illinois' Family Caregiver Program, CCSI's Caregiver Advisor Program (the services they offer and how they can help caregivers and families), CCSI Community Care Program, case management, and nursing home screenings. The representative from Heritage Woods will discuss how a Supportive Living facility is an alternative to nursing home care for low-income older persons and persons with disabilities under Medicaid.
They will also discuss how combining apartment-style housing with personal care and other services, residents can live independently and take part in decision-making. Personal choice, dignity, privacy and individuality are emphasized. We encourage caregivers to come along with our annuitants if possible.