Home Care Providers in Decatur, IL

Elder Hand — Private care in Decatur, IL
The name Community Home Environmental Learning Project, Inc (CHELP) brings to real focus choices for care offered to the citizens of Decatur, Illinois and Macon County. Since 1977, CHELP's story has been unique and full of promise. In September 1976, the Department of Community Development, City of Decatur, drew from the facilities of Richland Community College and Millikin University to develop an outreach educational program. The purpose was to reverse the decline of neighborhoods in the intercity and provide meaningful employment for talented senior citizens 55 years of age and older.
In 1981, grants for the Chore-Housekeeper Program were submitted to the East Central Illinois Agency on Aging (ECIAAA). CHELP started with two chore-housekeepers and thirteen clients. This program is funded by the Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA) and the Illinois Department of Human Services – Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).

These two programs are designed to provide housekeeping and personal care to persons who are disabled and are unable to do the necessary household tasks for them to live at home rather than with their adult child or in a nursing home. CHELP will focus on providing services which promote independence. The elderly struggle to stay out of nursing home and hospitals. They need assistance with food preparation, laundry, housekeeping, and other daily activities. CHELP is here to help. The day to day administration of the CHELP Program is the responsibility of Diane Drew, Executive Director. Diane has been with CHELP since November of 1985 and became Director in 1999.

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If you are interested in learning more about CHELP, please don't hesitate to call us today at 217-422-9888.