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Comprehensive Care in Residential Settings

Comprehensive Care in Residential Settings (CCRSs) is a demonstration project that offers a social model of affordable assisted living in the state of Illinois. These facilities combine affordable rent with state-assisted care services provided through the Department on Aging's Community Care Program (CCP). The actual services are tailored to each individual resident through assessment completed by a Care Coordination Unit (CCU).

Eligibility to Receive Services

  • 60 years old or older;
  • Either U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens within the specific categories;
  • Residents of Illinois;
  • Have non-exempt assets of $17,500 or less (Your home, car, or personal furnishings are classified as exempt assets.); and
  • Have an assessed need for long-term care (to be at risk for nursing facility placement as measured by the Determination of Need (DON) assessment).
  • Apply for and, if eligible, enroll in Medicaid 


Services include, but are not limited to:

  • 24-hour Security
  • 3 meals per day
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Emergency Response System
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Medication Management



CCP and CCRS services are coordinated on a community level by local organizations called Care Coordination Units (CCUs) that are part of our Aging Network. To find your local CCU, use our map tool.