Home Care Information and Resources

We’re ready to partner with you to support families who care for children and youth who require skilled in-home nursing.

Since the mid-1980s, we’ve operated the Home Care Program on behalf of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).This program supports families who care for loved ones who are medically fragile and require skilled in-home nursing care. Many of our participants also depend on technology for their well-being.

The Home Care Program helps youth remain in their family home with assistance from care coordination provided by nurses and social workers employed by DSCC. Our care coordinators do many things to help support families, such as helping find resources, connecting to service providers, paying for home modifications, accompanying parents to medical appointments, attending Individualized Education Program meetings, assisting with the transition to adult services, etc.

Below you’ll find additional information about Home Care and helpful links for providers who provide in-home nursing and durable medical equipment services.