Mr. Johnson, left, and his caretaker Reggie Griffin look over Mr. Johnson's checkbook and bank balance. John E. Johnson, who is not eligible for medicaid, receives services for 12 hours per week through Illinois’ Community Care Program. Johnson worries his services will be cut if the state transition seniors like him to a new program. The state employs Reggie Griffin to help Johnson with daily chores so he is able to stay in his home, as opposed to going to an nursing home.
Photography by Jose More