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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.

General Resources

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 Illinoisfrom 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

Home Care Association of America

Residential Care

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

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