Melisa Loy, RN, Director of Senior Services
Danielle Walls, BS, Supervisor of Senior Services
Jennifer Copeland, MSW, Senior Services Professional
Kellee Ward, Senior Services Professional
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Elder Care Services of Iroquois County investigates reports of suspected abuse of older adults age 60 and over, and adults with disabilities age 18-59. Reports of any suspicions that an adult residing in a domestic setting is being injured, financially exploited, neglected, or otherwise mistreated are investigated. All reports are kept confidential.
Reports are also investigated if concerns exists for someone residing in poor housing conditions, chooses not to seek adequate healthcare or services to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, or utilities, and the adults suffers from a physical or mental disability.
Case Coordination/ Community Care Program
The goal of this program is to help older adults live independently. Care coordinators assist individuals who are age 60 years of age or over in determining eligibility for programs and link them to services that will help them remain in their home for as long as possible. A care coordinator can go to the home at no cost to discuss needs and goals, and to help choose what services may be right to meet those needs. Services include In-Home Services, Emergency Home Response Service, and Respite Services at no cost to those who qualify. Service linkage can also be arranged by the care coordinator.
The Respite Program provides a caregiver with relief from the stresses and responsibilities of constant care of a functionally impaired, older person through the provision of a caretaker for the impaired, older adult.