Illinois Valley Wellness Resources

Detailed Information

Supporting Seniors and Disabled in their Homes

RESOURCE REFERRAL LIST: A list of providers that have a background check,

confirmed references and an interview. The referral list consists of caregivers, handymen,

yard workers, firewood assistance, housekeepers, pet and computer helpers.

WELLNESS CHECKS: A social worker will go out to a home and do a wellness check

on a senior or disabled citizen when family, friends or care providers are concerned

about their wellbeing.

SENIOR COMPANIONS: I.V. Wellness Resources is a Volunteer Base for the United

Community Action Network (UCAN) Senior Companion Program. This free program is

for income qualifiying, isolated seniors that need assistance with shopping, errands, light

housekeeping, meals or socialization.

HOME SAFETY EVALUATIONS: A Registered Nurse (R.N.) can go to a senior or

disabled citizen’s home to do a low cost safety evaluation in their home and can also

do medication checks and help with a physician visit question list. The R.N. will leave a

safety checklist and make recommendations.

CARING CALLERS: This is a volunteer program for seniors and disabled citizens that

are isolated and need a phone buddy to make friendly wellness checks. The Caring

Caller can make daily or weekly phone calls as needed to prevent loneliness and

promote safety and friendship.

FREE NEWSPAPER ADS: I.V. Wellness Resources provides free classified ads in the

local newspaper for seniors to advertise for health or household needs that they may


HEALTH INFORMATION: Each week in the Illinois Valley News, I.V. Wellness

Resources sponsors the Senior Spotlight that provides a senior bulletin with the Food &

Friends menu along with health and medical information.

For all services please call program coordinator Laura Mancuso at 541-592-9781.

All services are provided to Illinois Valley residents only.

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