Senior Service Programming at MSV
Marillac St. Vincent is committed to empowering seniors in Chicago through programs and services that improve their quality of life. We accomplish this by offering intensive supports to at-risk seniors, community-based case management, food delivery and friendly visiting to mobility-limited seniors, monthly enrichment meetings for able seniors, and nursing home rights education.
Intensive Case Advocacy & Support (ICAS) Program
Sponsored by a generous grant from the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and HUD, Marillac St. Vincent provides comprehensive supportive services to at-risk, self-neglectful seniors throughout Chicago to ensure safety, stability and the ability to successfully age in place.
Community-Based Case Management
We offer individualized assessment, person-centered planning, care coordination, advocacy for vulnerable seniors who need support with obtaining food and meals, transportation assistance, financial management, moving assistance, and more.
We offer companion services to alleviate isolation and loneliness for seniors who lack other social supports. These services are provided by our Senior Services case managers, other seniors who have been trained to provide friendly visiting, and adult visiting companions. Our staff and volunteers make a positive difference through regular friendly visits and may include sharing meals and assistance with daily tasks such as shopping or reading mail. Our volunteer companions act as a second set of eyes and ears for our most isolated seniors.
We provide a safe and nurturing environment for mobile, active seniors on the West Side to meet each month. Take Charge meetings offer socialization, sharing a meal, and educational experiences through speakers. The Take Charge day trips offer enriching opportunities such as a boat cruise or museum visit.
An extension of Take Charge, Coffee Club is an additional monthly meeting for fellowship and light refreshments. It is another opportunity for the seniors to engage with each other as well as MSV staff. There are opportunities for games, art activities, socializing, and other small group activities.
We work to stabilize West Side seniors who have limited mobility and are often home alone. Over 70 seniors who are on low, fixed incomes receive regular phone calls, well-being checks, and monthly groceries that often includes fresh produce and meat. Homebound seniors also receive help accessing utility assistance and other public benefits as needed. Each senior receives a Christmas gift as well. These safeguards help vulnerable older adults safely remain in their homes while staying connected to the community.
Colbert Consent Decree Education and Outreach
The Illinois Colbert Consent Decree states that low-income nursing home residents have a right to live in the least restrictive environment that is safe for them. Our Colbert Education and Outreach workers provide outreach and engagement to Colbert Class Members to educate them about their rights, and to make referrals when requested.
For more information on Take Charge and Homebound Elderly, please call 773-584-3265.
For more information on ICAS, Community-Based Case Management, or Companion Services, please call 312-278-4214.
For more information on Colbert Education and Outreach, please call 312-278-4234.