East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging

Mission Statement

"We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Older Americans and their families by providing information about and access to a variety of services in their community in the 16 counties of East Central Illinois"


East Central Illinois
Area Agency on Aging, Inc.


1003 Maple Hill Road
Bloomington, IL 61705-9327
Telephone Numbers:

309-829-2065
Seniors may call toll free:
1-800-888-4456
Fax: 309-829-6021

Email: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. What does the Area Agency on Aging do?

A. The AAA is a regional non-profit organization serving:

        -persons 60 years of age & older

        -persons who provide care for older adults

        -grandparents raising children.

The AAA works for older adults by:

        -representing their interests before public officials

        -assessing their needs & developing programs accordingly

        -administering federal & state funds in support of community-based services

Services provided by the AAA:

        -linking older adults & their families to local services

        -helping older workers seeking employment & training

        -advocates for residents of Long Term Care facilities

 

Q.  Where can I get help applying for the Benefit Access Program (formerly Circuit Breaker program)?

A. The AAA can refer you to a service provider in your area.  Call toll free: 1-800-888-4456.

 

Q. Where can I get help to repair my home or build a ramp?

A. All areas in the East Central Illinois area have Senior Information Service providers.

         -They can advise you about home repair, renovation, handicapped accessibility & assistive devices.

         -They provide information to help maintain seniors in the least restrictive environment.

         -Contact AAA  at 1-800-888-4456 for your local Senior Information Service provider.

 

Q.  My Mother is moving here from another state.  I have to work & cannot take care of her. Where can I find affordable housing with supportive services?

A. Each of our 16 counties has a Case Coordination Unit.

        -They have professionals who can consult with you & your mother about options for housing, in-home care, etc.

        -They will also assist in finding appropriate organizations to provide needed services.

        -Another service provided in our area is Caregiver Advisor.

        -They can advise you about your role as a family caregiver.

 

Q. My father is being discharged from a nursing home against his will. Where can we turn for help?

A. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program serves as advocates for residents in LTC facilities.

         -They can advise your father about his rights as a resident.

         -They will assist in filing the appeal of the involuntary discharge.

         -The Ombudsman program can be contacted at our toll free number (1-800-888-4456).