Offices Providing These Services

Clay County Senior Services

832 W. North Avenue C-2
Flora, IL 62839-1033
Phone: (618) 662-7304
Toll Free: 888-618-7304

Crawford County Senior Services

Phone: (217) 347-5569
Toll Free: 800-232-1790

Effingham Senior Services

209 South Merchant Street
Effingham, IL 62401-2427
Phone: (217) 347-5569
Toll Free: 800-232-1790

Fayette County Senior Services

112 N Kennedy Blvd
Vandalia, IL 62471-2701
Phone: (618) 283-4122
Toll Free: 866-618-4122

Jasper County Senior Services

Phone: (217) 347-5569
Toll Free: 800-232-1790

Jefferson County Senior Services

409 Harrison St
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 242-3505

Lawrence County Senior Services

Phone: (618) 662-7304
Toll Free: 888-618-7304

Marion County Senior Services

120 East Green St
Centralia, IL 62801-3338
Phone: (618) 533-4300
Toll Free: 800-295-2903

Richland County Senior Services

Phone: (618) 662-7304
Toll Free: 888-618-7304

Senior Services - Overview

 

Senior Services Overview

Senior Services provides residents, aged 60 and older, a number of programs and services that facilitate healthy aging.  The Illinois Department on Aging, Midland Area Agency on Aging and Southeastern Illinois Agency on Aging provide funding and technical assistance for programs and services.  Effingham City/County Committee on Agings' Senior Services is awarded the contract as the Case Coordination Unit (CCU) for the Counties of Clay, Crawford, Effingham, Fayette,  Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland and Marion in Illinois.   

Case Management:  Provides follow-up, monitoring and advocacy to ensure implemented plans of care continue to meet the needs and wishes of the older adult.

Adult Protective Services:  Refers all reported cases of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation to Adult Protective Services.  A trained caseworker investigates each report and works with the older person to resolve the abusive situation.  People who report suspected cases of elder abuse are assured of confidentiality.  

Flexible Community Services:  This grant provides limited emergency funding to meet needs for products or services for which there is no alternative funding.  By definition it targets our most elderly, frail and at risk seniors with unmet needs for medical care and supplies, household support, access or transportation and home modification.

Residential Repair and Renovation:  Provides limited funding for minor home modifications to frail older adults, to enhance their ability to function independently.

Money Management: A volunteer based program that assists seniors who may be having difficulty paying bills, balancing their checkbooks, negotiating with creditors, or making a budget.  Community Care Program clients and vulnerable seniors who are victims of exploitation can receive free assistance from an insured volunteer.  Income and asset guidelines apply. 

Outreach:  Contact with seniors who may be isolated due to transportation, housing, or language barriers.  Efforts are made to educate and engage these individuals and their caregivers about resources and services they may need.

Family Caregiver Support Program:  A federally funded program that provides information and assistance, respite services, emergency support, and legal assistance to caregivers of older persons and grandparents raising grandchildren.  Services may include respite in the form of home health care, adult day services, or nursing home placement on a short-term basis.  Emergency gap-filling services are also available in the form of respite care, home modification, transportation, assistive devices, and financial assistance.

Senior Transportation:  Service providers in each of the nine counties in our footprint provide the needed services of  transportation to those disabled and adults over 60.