Our Community Reintegration Program assists people with disabilities that are independent and want to take charge of their own lives in leaving nursing homes to return to community life with proper supports. This program is intended as a one-time only process to help with the initial set up of basic living arrangements, as well as linking individuals to services available to live independently.
This program is grant-funded through the Division of Rehabilitation Services. Medicaid also partially reimburses this program. The monies in this grant are used to help fund security deposits and first month’s rent, as well as provide furniture, assistive technology, household items, and groceries.
The Transition Coordinator provides assistance with personal assistant management training, if needed; makes referrals of personal assistant services, if eligible; locates and secures housing, locates assistive devices and equipment and arranges home remodeling to ensure independent safe functioning if moving back to their personally owned home.
Qualifications for the program:
- Open to recommendations of staff regarding referrals for other services and demonstrates a willingness to follow through
- Follow all action steps to complete reintegration
- Demonstrate initiative in meeting goals
- Resides in a facility licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. *Some exclusions apply*
- Lives in Illinois
- A U.S. citizen or legal immigrant
- Ages 18-years-old and older
- Severe disability which will last for 12 months or the duration of life
- No more than $17,500 in non-exempt assets
- Receives or applies for Medicaid benefits