Visiting Nurses Association - Program and Services
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Older Adult Care
Older Adult Services
VNA's Older Adult Care offers a
variety of services for persons over 60 years of age. These services allow individuals
to remain in their homes and stay as independent as long as possible.
VNA is licensed
to provide Older Adult services in the Illinois counties of Winnebago and Boone.
Older Adult Services include:
Choices for Care
Home visits conducted linking
seniors to needed services. One service is the Community Care Program, a federal
and state funded program, which provides services to individuals who meet income,
asset and need requirements. Services 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 individuals
as an alternative to institutional care; and specialized resources for caregivers.
This program provides nursing home prescreens for clients seeking
admission to a nursing facility. It is designed to give individuals choices of long
term care services. Case managers provide a free consultation which includes an
assessment of the client's needs, review of the service options and their costs,
and assistance in developing a plan of care.
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, referral to physician and community
The Illinois Volunteer Money Management Program
program offers money management services to low income elders who need assistance
with budgeting, paying routine bills and keeping track of financial matters. Clients
can be served on either a short-term or long-term basis with money managers acting
as either a bill payer or a representative payee. Clients have to meet income and
asset guidelines. Volunteers are screened and receive specialized training before
being matched with a client.
Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Program
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. Assistance is given 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 health care 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