Apostolic Christian LifePoints serves adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. These are disabilities which occur prior to age 21 and result in delays or impairments in motor skills, communication skills, self care skills, learning skills, etc. These disabilities result in the need for ongoing, intensive training to increase independence as an adult. Specific eligibility is determined by the state and federal governments which oversee these services. Anyone who has questions or is interested in applying for services from the agency should contact the Mission and Social Services Department of Apostolic Christian LifePoints.
Apostolic Christian LifePoints was conceived by the church to assure that the people in the church and community who have disabilities could be provided services of high quality and in a Christian setting. The services of Apostolic Christian LifePoints are overseen by a board of directors appointed by the Apostolic Christian Church.
Apostolic Christian LifePoints intends to provide for the necessary services for each client without regard to the client's ability to pay. The services of the agency are licensed and funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Human Services. In order to be licensed and funded the services must comply with all relevant regulations.
Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge is a 74-bed facility which is licensed and Medicaid certified as an Intermediate Care Facility for Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled.
Timber Ridge provides for the residential and training needs of people who have intellectual/developmental disabilities and are in need of a high level of personal care and medical care. All residents are assessed and provided a full range of services including training in personal, social and leisure skills and speech, occupational and physical therapy. Services are designed to maximize community integration, independence and normalization. There are nurses and “direct support professionals” (DSPs) on duty 24 hours a day.
All of the residents attend a developmental day program or a vocational training. Most of these are independent programs in the community. For those who are unable to leave the facility regularly an alternate day program is provided in the facility.
Oakwood Estate & Linden Estate
Oakwood Estate and Linden Estate are smaller facilities which are licensed and Medicaid certified as Intermediate Care Facilities for Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled.
Linden Estate serves 16 people who are ambulant and not in need of regular nursing services. They receive training for personal, social, leisure, community and domestic skills.
Oakwood Estate serves 12 people who are in wheelchairs and need some additional nursing services. They receive a high level of assistance with personal care along with training for personal, social, leisure, community and domestic skills.
The residents of Oakwood and Linden either are employed or attend a community day program. For clients who are retired or employed part time the agency may provide alternate day services. Professionals offer support for residents who have special therapy needs. There is DSP staff on duty 24 hours a day.
The Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs) are services provided for clients living in the community in homes provided by the agency. The recipients of these services are eligible for Medicaid. These services are provided by arrangement with the Department of Human Services and the Department shares in determining who will receive these services.
DSPs assist CILA clients with their personal care, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, shopping and banking. They also assist with activities, eating out, and other community events.
These settings are inspected by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the services are monitored by the Department. Each client receives an array of assessments and then services are provided to meet these needs. The size of the living arrangements varies from 4 to 6 people and a full range of services are provided 24 hours a day. The clients receiving these services are not in need of regular medical services or intervention.