Living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia often takes the support of others. Understanding and utilizing available resources can be helpful during the journey.
Here are a list or resources for those living throughout Illinois.
Getting Help offers general suggestions for caregivers– From the National Institute on Aging
Eldercare Locator is a Public Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.
The Provider Profile provides information on services in your area for people over 60 – through the Illinois Department on Aging
The Community Care Program provides services, under the Medicaid Program, to seniors who meet the eligibility requirements – through Illinois Department on Aging
The Senior HelpLine provides information on programs, services and links for persons 60 years of age and older- through Illinois Department on Aging
The Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services provides support for people with dementia who under the age of 60.
Adult Protective Services works to prevent abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of person who live in the community – through the Illinois Department on Aging
Care Managers are trained nurses and social workers who provide guidance and assistance regarding changing care needs. – from the Aging Life Care Association
Support for caregivers – the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
Resources in the Community
Adult Day Services are community- based programs which provide programming for individuals living at home. These centers provide interactions with others and respite for caregivers.
Adult Day Services – through Illinois Department on Aging
Adult Day Services in Illinois – from the Illinois Adult Day Services Association
Memory Cafes In Illinois are programs for both the person with dementia and their care partner– from the Memory Café Directory
Resources Available in Your Home
Home Health Care Through Illinois Department on Aging
Long Term Care – From the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare is health insurance for people 65 years of age and older
Medicaid is a jointly funded state and federal program that pays for medical assistance services for those who are qualify.
Networking with Others
Creating Your Care Team offers various toos for coordiantion the help of family and friends– through the Alzheimer’s Association