do I call for information about one of your homes?
can I get somebody placed into one of your homes?
Visit our Residential Placement page for information on getting
somebody placed into one of our homes
What is the difference between an eight-bed CILA and a sixteen-bed
Other than the size of the home, the main difference between
a CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) and an ICF/DD
(Intermediate Care Facility for persons with Developmental
Disabilities) is the funding stream. CILAs are funded by Medicaid
Waiver grants and ICFs/DD are funded by Medicaid. CILA homes
have fewer regulatory guidelines to meet than do ICF homes.
Who can live in a CILA?
who have a developmental disability as their primary diagnosis
can live in a CILA, provided they have the Medicaid Waiver
funding to support them, or they are private pay.
Who can live in an ICF/DD home?
Individuals who have a developmental disability as their primary
diagnosis can live in an ICF/DD home provided they are eligible
for Medicaid funding, or private pay.
How much does it cost to live in a CILA or an ICF/DD home? Will
I or my ward have personal spending money?
People who live in CILAs receive funding from a Medicaid Waiver
program, and that funding, combined with the person’s
Social Security or other entitlement monies, pays for the
person’s stay. Individuals living in CILA homes keep
$50.00 a month from their Social Security monies to be used
for personal spending.
People who live in ICFs/DD receive funding from Medicaid,
and that funding, combined with their Social Security or other
entitlement monies, pays for that person’s stay. Individuals
living in an ICF/DD home keep $30.00 each month from their
Social Security monies to be used for personal spending.
How can my family member/ward receive CILA funding?
CILA funding availability is determined for the person by
Screening (PAS) agency. The PAS agent will meet
the individual, talk with people close to him/her, will collect
information about the individual (for example, medical information,
psychological information, health information, etc.), and
will then make the funding determination based upon standards
set up by the Illinois
Department of Human Services.
works in the homes, and how are they trained?
Adults, aged eighteen years and older, who have successfully
passed a background check, may work at the homes. Within 120
days of hire, each staff person must successfully complete
a 120-hour training curriculum which includes 40 hours of
classroom training and 80 hours of on-the-job training. Also,
each staff person is certified for First Aid and CPR, and
receives special training to ensure the health and safety
of each person living in the homes.