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In Home Assistance

Programs that provide assistance in performing routine household, yard and personal care activities for frail elderly individuals, people with disabilities, eligible needy persons or for families whose normal routines have been disrupted by an emergency. The objective of in-home assistance is to help the recipient to sustain independent living in a clean, safe and healthful home environment.

Gentiva Health Services
Location: Joliet, IL
Website: www.gentiva.com
Phone: 815.935.0046
Home health care agency providing professional services.
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Home Care Personal Services, Inc.
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.935.5339
Provides homemaker and assistive services, case/care management services, and LTC assessments.
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Illinois Department of Human Services - Office of Rehabilitation Services
Location: Kankakee, IL; Danville, IL
Website: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/ors/
Phone: 815.939.4422
Provides rehabilitation services to severely disabled, physically or mentally impaired citizens who cannot obtain gainful employment.
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Illinois Department on Aging
Location: Springfield, IL; Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.state.il.us/aging
Phone: 217.785.2870
Distributes federal and state funds to thirteen Area Agencies on Aging which reallocate the money to serve older people.
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Iroquois County Public Health Department
Location: Watseka, IL; Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.2483
Promotes health through school and community health programs, environmental health, and maternal/child health. Home health care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services that can be provided to recovering, disabled, or chronically ill persons.
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Iroquois Memorial Hospital
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.iroquoismemorial.com
Phone: 815.432.5841
Regional health care provider for the area offers a full range of acute, extended, and off-site primary care services.
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Options Center for Independent Living
Location: Bourbonnais, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.optionscil.org
Phone: 815.936.0100
Non-residential, not-for-profit, community-based organization that promotes independent living for people with disabilities by providing information/referral, advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, free equipment loan, community reintegration program, personal assistance program, TTY distribution, sign language interpreter referral, assistive technology center for people with vision impairment, vision services, and youth services.
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The Arc of Iroquois County
Location: Watseka, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: http://www.thearcirq.org/
Phone: 815.432.5288
Promotes opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and empowers people to choose goals with which they are satisfied.
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Volunteer Services
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.5785 or 815.432.4440
Provides assistance to the 60 years old and over population of Iroquois County through outreach and referral, transportation, mobile meals, homemaker, in-home, and respite care.
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A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
189 E. Court Street, Suite 600
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org