Services

Central Point of Entry
Helps older adults and families locate the proper services to fit their needs.

Case Coordination
Assessment and Case Management with older adults to enable them to continue living independently  and/or exploration and assistance with long term care options.  Professional  Case Managers assist persons who are experiencing financial, personal, family, and health problems.

Chore/Homemaker Program
Provides light housework, laundry, and shopping assistance.  May also assist with personal care and meal preparation.

Community Care Program
Case Management for older adults  who receive state-supported services which include:  Adult Day Service, In-Home assistance, and Emergency Home Response services.  Call to inquire for eligibility guidelines.

  • Adult Day Service:  Care and supervision of older adults in a group setting outside the client’s home.  Services may include counseling, exercise therapy, and social activities.  Adult Day Services gives you the opportunity to meet others in your age group, enjoy a hot meal together, work at crafts together, etc.  Transportation is provided or arranged.
  • In-Home assistance:  Offers non-medical support by supervised home care aides who have received specialized training in the provision of home care services.  Home care aides perform/assist in client’s personal care tasks, such as dressing, bathing and grooming, and environmental tasks, including meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, and shopping.
  • Emergency Home Response Service:  Offers a 24-hour electronic device that enables older adults to secure help in an emergency.

Caregiver Support Services
Services expressly tailored to provide education and support to caregivers.  Our caregiver specialist is trained to address common caregiving issues.  Appointments can accommodate evening and weekend hours.  Call or email at info@plows.org to learn more.

Respite Service
Trained in-home workers provide an interval of rest and relief to primary caregivers.

Home Delivered Meals Program
Provides one to two meals per day, Monday through Friday.  This program is for older adults who are unable to prepare their own meals due to illness or disability.  Other subsidized or private meal options are available throughout the remainder of PLOWS service area.  Call for more information and to arrange assessment.

Benefits Advocacy
Screens for eligibility, clarifies benefits, assists with applications and appeals. 

Adult Protective Services
Our agency has been designated as an Elder Abuse Provider Agency by the Illinois Department on Aging and Age Options to investigate reports of suspected physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as confinement, passive neglect, willful deprivation, and financial exploitation.  Comprehensive casework services are available to vicitims of abuse as they seek alternatives in their difficult situations.  Anyone can report a case of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in good faith and be immune from liability.  All information is kept completely confidential.

Shared Housing Program
Links persons interested in sharing living arrangements, household expenses and duties.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Information and referral to relative caregivers, as well as gap filling assistance.

Choices for Care
Screens persons in need of long term care options