Caregiver Services- Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities. Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers. Supplemental services can include assistive devices, home modification, legal assistance, transportation, school supplies and any other gap filling service which attempts to address a short-term caregiver emergency.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Support Groups-Grandparents and older relatives over the age of 55 raising grandchildren/children are also eligible for services under the Illinois Family Caregiver Support Program.
Congregate meals-Congregate Meals are nutritious meals served to individuals 60+ and their spouse, in a congregate setting. Congregate meals are offered for a suggested donation but no one will be turned away for the inability to pay.
Home delivered meals-When 60+ or persons with disabilities cannot leave their homes and cannot personally prepare nutritious meals, home delivered meals are an available option.
Transportation-supported by your local Senior Center working in collaboration with Rides Mass Transit. Transportation to and from your home to the Senior Center as well as shopping day and to your local appointments.
Strong for Life -Strong for Life is a strengthening exercise program designed by physical therapists for use by older adults to improve strength, balance, and overall health.
Job Fair-Inviting those 55+ to attend a workshop dedicated to Resume writing, job search, job links, interview training and employers on site for job opportunities.
Elder Abuse-The Elder Abuse and Neglect Program works to prevent abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of senior citizens living in the community.
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Aging and Disability Resource Center-creating a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for Seniors and individuals with disabilities through resources and referrals.
Senior Medicare Patrol-(SMP) Program empowers consumers to prevent healthcare fraud. Detect Medicare & Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse. Report Medicare & Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse.
Senior Employment Specialist Program-Serving individuals 55+ which consists of upgrading existing skills, development of new skills, exposure to educational opportunities, and counseling and assistance in finding and keeping a job to help improve their lives.
Benefits Access Application (formerly Circuit Breaker)-BAA is for Illinois Residents, age 65 or older or with a disability, and who meet certain income requirements to receive license plate discounts.
Respite Services-Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities. Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers or to have someone come inside home two days per week/limited to 24 hours per month.
Legal Services - Legal Services – providing legal services to Senior Illinoisans 60 years of age or older. Appointments taken at your local Senior Center.
Ombudsman-The Illinois Long Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for people who live in long term care facilities.
VIP- The Veterans Independence Program is designed to meet the identified
needs of the Veteran to assure health and safety and feasible alternatives
to Nursing Home Care. http://www.vopillinois.org/
Chronic Disease Self Management Program - is an effective self-management education program for people with chronic health problesm. The program specifically addresses arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease, but teaches skills useful for managing a variety of chronic disease, but teaches skills useful for managing a variety of chronic diseases. This program was developed at Stanford University.