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Central West Case Management Unit

A community-based resource for older adults and their families

322 South Green Street, Suite 508,
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: (312) 413-4220
Fax: (312) 413-4239 TDD (312) 996-5905

Overview
Goals
Plan of Care
Services to Older Adults
Service Boundaries

Overview

Central West Case Management Unit offers programs to enable older adults to live as independently as possible and assists family and friends in caregiving responsibilities.

Our professionally-trained staff of case managers perform in-home and hospital-based assessments to evaluate an older person's needs and resources, secure and link them with needed services, and provide ongoing monitoring of the individual plan of care.

Goals

  • Provide quality case management services to frail, older adults living in Chicago's west side neighborhoods
  • Educate the University and larger community through presentations and training
  • Provide opportunities for students and faculty to gain insight into gerontological practice
  • Support innovative models of service, research and evaluation
  • Provide MSW students on-site experience working with older adults

Plan of Care

Through the Illinois Department on Aging Choices for Care program, case managers visit all west side medical centers to assess the older adult prior to discharge. An older adult is able to choose community-based services, if their medical and physical abilities allow, as alternatives to long-term, institutional care.

The older adult, significant others, and the case manager develop an individual plan of care that includes all identified areas which assistance may be needed, including help with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, and household chores.

Services to Older Adults

  • Adult day services
  • Elder abuse investigations
  • Home delivered meals
  • Homemaker services
  • Legal assistance
  • Respite care
  • Supportive counseling
  • Transportation 

Service Boundaries

The Central West Case Management Unit serves older adults residing south of North Avenue, north of the Sanitary Canal, and east of Austin Avenue to Lake Michigan.

Central West Case Management Unit does not discriminate in admission to or employment in programs, activities, or treatment, in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act: the U.S. Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination Employment Act; and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department on Aging.  For more information, call 1-800-252-8966.