In-Home Service

Helping People 60 and Over To Live Independently at Home.

Are You Eligible?

In-Home Service is offered only for qualifying participants. You are eligible for services if you are:

  • 60 Years or Older
  • Determined by a Case Manager to be physically in need of service, meaning you are moderately impaired
  • A resident of Franklin or Williamson County.

What is the Cost?

If your family income is below the federal poverty level, the Illinois Department of Aging will pay the entire cost of the service; you will not be charged a fee.
If your family income is above the federal poverty level, WCPA offers private pay service.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for the WCPA Homemaking Services, call 618-988-1585 and ask for the Outreach Department.
They will be able to assist you in any questions you may have or be able to direct you to the correct case assessment personnel.

What Do the In-Home Service Do?

In-Home Service is designed to help you remain more independent, in your own home, by assisting with daily living tasks. Williamson County Program on Aging promotes healthy living and by offering such services. WCPA helps take the first step in assuring that all applicants are assisted in achieving the best that their environment can offer.

Our In-Home Service will do light housekeeping chores, prepare meals, assist with bathing or grooming, do medication reminders, take you shopping for essential foods or prescriptions, and provide transportation to your physician or other necessary appointments as authorized by the plan of care.

Our In-Home Service is allowed to do:

  • Prepare Meals
  • Dishes
  • Sweeping
  • Vacuuming
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Assist with Bathing
  • Assist with Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Essential Shopping
  • Rides to Appointments


What We Don’t Do:

In-Home Service is designed to help with light house work and assistance.
Our In-Home Service is NOT allowed to do:

  • Gardening
  • Outside Work
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Moving of Furniture
  • Child & Pet Care
  • Home Repair
  • Medical Services


Equality Among WCPA Applicants

Williamson County Programs on Aging does not discriminate in admission to the program or treatments of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment; and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against , you have a right to file a complaint with the Executive Director, Robert Childers.