These are a few organizations in the Chicagoland area that cater specifically to assisting seniors and their needs:
1910 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 100, Lombard, IL
Age Guide offers the Family Caregiver Program and Veteran Independence Program along with other services that are beneficial to seniors and caregivers. The counties Age Guide serves are as follows: DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300, Oak Park, IL
Age Options serves as a central access point for caregivers and seniors to receive information and gain access to benefits. They offer assistance through telephone, personal consultation, and language interpretation for citizens of suburban Cook County.
Aging Care Connections
111 W. Harris Avenue La Grange, IL
Aging Care Connections provides care coordination, benefit access, caregiver support, and programming for seniors and their caregivers. The communities they serve are as follows: Lyons, Proviso, Norwood Park, Riverside, and Leyden townships.
Multiple Locations in Chicago & Suburbs
(312) 655-7700 catholiccharities.net
Catholic Charities offers a host of support for seniors including homemaking services, nutritional programming, and so much more.
6845 S. Western
Catering to the entire family, Chicago Commons offers senior services by way of in-home and adult day care.
Illinois Department on Aging- Chicago Location Michael A. Bilandic Building 160 N. LaSalle Street, 7th Floor Chicago, IL (312) 814-2630 * Can also see local senior satellite centers for assistance.
Illinois Department on Aging – Springfield Location One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100 Springfield, IL Senior Helpline/Benefits Access Program: (800) 252-8966
The Illinois Department on Aging creates, provides funding for, and offers services and benefits to Illinois seniors.
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
355 N. Ashland
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly promotes decreasing social isolation through engaging activities and programming for seniors.
PLOWS Council on Aging
7808 W. College Drive, Suite 5E Palos Heights, IL
(708) 361-0219 plows.org
PLOWS Council on Aging are experts in care planning for seniors and their caregivers. They offer caregiver support, advocacy, nutrition services, and so much more.
Finding Assistance through Care Coordination Units (CCUs)
Care Coordination Units (CCUs) Care Coordination Services provided by care coordinators help older adults and caregivers determine what their specific needs are and what services are available to meet those needs. The care coordinator can discuss community-based services that are funded by the state and federal government and those that an individual can purchase with his or her own resources. Here is a list of all the CCUs in Illinois.