Senior Services

Organization Name
Website Address
Phone Number
847-303-0303
Description

303 Taxi will dispatch to taxis in Suburban Cook, Lake, DuPage, and parts of McHenry and Kane counties. Whether your trip is to a residence, the train, the airport, or the Loop, 303 Taxi affiliates will provide the fastest, friendliest service to get you there.

Organization Name
Address
233 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL
60068
Phone Number
847-698-1400
Categories
Description

A-Abiding CARE, Inc. has an experienced staff of home health caregivers committed to meeting the individual needs of the elderly, chronically ill, disabled or recuperating client in homes in Chicago and Chicago North and Northwest Suburban Communities.
Services:
Certified Nurse Assistant(CNA)and Nurse Assistant(NA): Bathing, feeding, transfer assistance, non-sterile dressing changes, meal preparation, wellness check, accompany to doctor, therapy, errands, etc.
Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): Sterile dressing change, medication administration, monitoring medical status and other skilled nursing procedures.

Call 847-698-1400 for rate structure.

Address
222 North LaSalle St., Suite 710, Chicago, IL
60601
Contact Email
Phone Number
866-448-3613
Fax
312-372-2204
Parent Organization
Description

National nonprofit for persons age 50 and over with offices in every state. Information, education and advocacy. Membership benefits include consumer discounts.

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Fax
847-869-6183
Parent Organization
Description

Older drivers’ refresher class promotes driving safety.

Public Notes

For more information and locations, visit https://www.aarp.org/auto/driver-safety

Organization Name
Address
Administration for Community Living
330 C St SW
Washington, DC
20201
Contact Email
Phone Number
AOA: (202) 401-4634, Eldercare Locater: (800) 677-1116
Parent Organization
Description

The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.

Also runs the Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, Office for American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs. Office of Long-term Care Ombudsman Programs. and Older Americans Act and Aging Network.

Visit the links below for more information about the network and community-based organizations working to support older adults:

 

Organization Name
Address
2521 Gross Point Road, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Josh Mitzen, Director
Phone Number
847-401-4460
Fax
847-745-0963
Description

Care management for seniors, the disabled and the mentally ill. Care managers provide:
• Expert assessments and reports
• Act as family liaison
• Support as needed
• Screening, arrangement and monitoring of in-home help or other services
• Care planning
• Reviewing legal, money, and medical issues.
• Consultation with necessary professionals
• Friendly visiting
• Crisis management and intervention
• Placement and care referrals.

Public Notes

Eligibility Criteria: Seniors, the disabled, and the mentally ill.
Fee policy: All cases are private pay. Case management $100/hour with no charge for travel time/mileage/incidental costs.
Intake Process: Call anytime.

Address
1775 Dempster Street Park Ridge, Illinois
60068
Contact Person
Jeri Srur-Kwaak, Supervisor
Phone Number
(Main) 847-723-2210; (Older Adult Services) 847-296-0737
Description

The main purpose of the Adult Day Hospital-Intensive Outpatient Program is to provide short term intensive treatment in order to: Stabilize acute symptoms of mental illness/behavioral health issues; Improve functioning of daily living; Increase understanding of mental illness/behavioral health issues; Improve coping skills to maintain optimal behavioral health and Link patients to community support services to maintain progress made in the outpatient program.

The Adult Day Hospital-Intensive Outpatient Program multidisciplinary team consists of:  Psychiatrists, a Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Social Workers-Master of Social Work,Registered Nurse-Master of Science Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist-Master of Science, Chaplain-Master of Divinity and an Administrative Assistant.

The multidisciplinary team has advanced training in the field of behavioral health. The Adult Day Hospital-Intensive Outpatient Program consists of group therapies which involve: treatment goal setting group, group psychotherapy, psychological-education group, occupational therapy group, expressive therapy group, copings skills building group, medication education group and relaxation group.

Address
1775 Dempster St, Park Ridge, IL
60068
Phone Number
Senior Services: 847-723-7770; General Line: 847-723-2210
Description

The mission of the Older Adult Services program is to enrich the quality of life of the elderly through a full range of services that respond to the needs and desires of each individual across the aging continuum.

Services include:
Information assistance
Adult Day Services
EXPRESSIONS (memory care)
Senior Advocate
Home-delivered meals
Lifeline Emergency Response
Counseling

Organization Name
Address
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300, Oak Park, IL
60301
Phone Number
708-383-0258
Fax
708-524-0870
Description

AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, plans, advocates, coordinates and funds services for older persons and their families in suburban Cook County.

Organization Name
Address
901 Maple Ave. Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-475-4000
Fax
847-475-8316
Description

Albany Care is a 417-bed Intermediate Care Community dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals suffering from chronic mental illnesses. The staff of licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, case managers, consulting psychologists and physicians provide confidential assessments and care plans for psychiatric behavior problems.
Eligibility Requirements: Persons with mental illness.
Fee Policy: Albany Care is approved for Medicaid, Medicaid Pending, and many private insurances.
Intake Process: Admissions Office, 847-475-4000

Organization Name
Address
2520 Gross Point Road Evanston, IL
60201-4929
Contact Person
Katie Cryst, Administrator
Phone Number
847-328-6000
Fax
847-328-6166
Parent Organization
Description

Alden Estates of Evanston offers short-term rehabilitation, transitional care and post-acute services. Alden Estates of Evanston has been setting the standard in short-term rehabilitation and exceptional customer service with its exclusive post-acute rehabilitation programs – OrthopedicPro™, CardioPro™ PulmonaryPro™ and NeuroStrokePro™ – as well as luxurious accommodations and five-star amenities. We offer everything and more to get you back on your feet – and home – as quickly and safely as possible.

Organization Name
Address
Mailing Address: PO Box 77072 Charlotte, NC 28271
28271
Phone Number
888-932-7747 (information center)
Fax
800-350-0771
Description

A resource directory for locating and evaluating Chicago area retirement communities, assisted living facilities, Alzheimer’s care, and nursing homes. Library Reference Department has copies of the print version. To request a copy, e-mail:info@alternativesforseniors.com.

Address
2100 Pfingston Avenue Suite 3000, Glenview, IL
60025
Phone Number
877-570-7020
Description

Comprehensive, compassionate and multidisciplinary care program that focuses on individuals coping with memory problems. The team consists of a neurologist, geriatrician, neuropsychologist, registered nurse and licensed clinical social worker, all specializing in memory disorders. The goal of the program is to diagnose, treat, and manage the patient’s care in conjunction with his/her primary care physician.
Family Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month at Glenbrook Hospital.

Phone Number
847-328-5147, 800-227-2345
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.

Website Address
Address
55 East Monroe St. #3420, Chicago, IL
60603
Phone Number
312-346-1805 or 800-342-2383
Fax
312-346-5342
Description

We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. We deliver services to hundreds of communities. We provide objective and credible information. We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

Website Address
Address
8361 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL
33166
Phone Number
305-592-3422 or Toll-Free: 888-592-3469
Description

American Medical represents over 400 manufacturers and offers supplies and medical equipment which meet a variety of needs and budgets. Training is provided for every piece of equipment sold.

Address
1800 N. Main Street, Suite 215, Wheaton, IL
60187
Phone Number
Toll Free: 800-223-9776 or 630-933-4392
Description

The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center is part of a national network of information and referral centers throughout the United States. The Center provides information, referrals, educational programs and support services to anyone with questions or concerns about Parkinson disease. Health care providers can also utilize the Center for the latest information on research and treatment of Parkinson Disease.

Address
1123 Emerson Street, #200, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Jeanie Ramsey, Exec. Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-7274
Fax
847-864-7295
Description

Argentium Care (formerly SASI) is a community-based nonprofit which helps seniors and other adults who, due to aging, illness or injury, need assistance at home. Agency provides caregivers who assist clients with personal care and other activities of daily living. Caregivers are Argentium employees; clients pay Argentium for services. Wellbeing call service is free of charge. Argentium Care is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide home care as a Home Services Agency.

In 2017, SASI merged with Senior Connections, which has become a free standing program of SASI. The Senior Connections program will remain free of charge to all participants.

Address
35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 2260, Chicago, IL
60602
Phone Number
312-372-2080
Fax
312-372-2081
Parent Organization
Description

The Arthritis Foundation is here to help you learn to control and better manage your arthritis and provides programs such as : medical referral list; educational seminars; literature; arthritis coping education support groups; self-management programs; exercise programs; speakers bureau; professional education. If you live with pain, stiffness, and swelling or are already diagnosed with one of 120 types of common arthritis, the arthritis foundation may be a valuable resource for you.

Organization Name
Address
2634 W Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL
60645
Phone Number
773-743-8998
Description

Providers of health and medical supplies for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Organization Name
Address
950 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 300 Northbrook, IL
60062
Phone Number
847-510-5750
Fax
847-423-5151
Description

At BrightStar Care of IL – Evanston, owned by Jeff Emrich/Carl Kettler, our home care agency provides quality home care, caregivers, and medical staffing solutions to families and businesses in the Cook County area. We offer compassionate care, peace of mind and exceptional service — any time, any place.

Local owners Jeff Emrich and Carl Kettler provide the highest quality LifeCare, KidCare and healthcare Staffing solutions to families and businesses throughout the northern suburbs. Compassionate care and peace of mind — any time, any place!

Both Jeff and Carl know how important it is to find quality care for loved ones. They will do everything possible to help clients maintain their lifestyle and independence. Services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a staff member is always on call. Nurse Care Manager, Lee Brodne, RN, supervises every case to ensure that each client and family receives the highest level of care and service.

Address
600 Haven St.
The Great Room Kitchen
Evanston, IL
60208
Phone Number
847-491-2026
Parent Organization
Description

Campus Kitchen coordinates donations of unserved dining hall food, prepares and delivers meals to area social service agencies, low-income seniors and families, and provides service learning opportunities for Northwestern students. Currently preparing and delivering 750 meals per week, Campus Kitchens also welcomes volunteers not associated with Northwestern University.

Organization Name
Address
1030 Central St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Dan Bulf, Business Manager
Phone Number
847-475-9173
Description

18-hole, par 60 public golf course designed by Todd Sloan and built in 1922. Open daily, 7am to dusk, spring through fall. Reasonable greens fees, junior and senior fee discounts; pull carts and riding carts available for rental. Individual and group lessons.
The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association manages Evanston’s only golf course. Formally Peter N. Jans Community Golf Course (1982) and Frank Govern Memorial Golf Course and now called Canal Shores.

Organization Name
Contact Email
Phone Number
800-825-5234
Fax
1-719-941-9556
Description

Caption First serves individuals and organizations by providing high-quality communication access, converting the spoken word into the written word, any time and anywhere. Focusing on the dignity of individuals and the success of their clients.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1400 Main St., Waltham, MA
02451
Contact Person
Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO
Contact Email
Phone Number
(781) 642-5900
Description

Care.com is a subscription service listing local child care, pet care, senior care, tutoring, private lessons, and housekeeping providers. Subscribers may search listings of babysitters, nannies, pet sitters and more. Care providers may also post services. Basic Members(nonpaying) will not be able to contact caregivers, request background checks, or review caregiver references.

Address
Caremark Inc, Attn: Customer Care Support Team PO Box 659576 San Antonio, TX
78265-9576
Phone Number
1-877-321-2652
Description

The National League of Cities (NLC) Prescription Discount Card is a FREE program offered to help you save money on the high cost of prescription medications. This prescription discount card is brought to you by your city government in collaboration with the NLC. Use the card anytime your prescriptions are not covered by insurance. The NLC Prescription Discount Card program is available only to member cities of the National League of Cities.
Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you are able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.

Public Notes

Eligibility: Most major retail pharmacy chains such as Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart and Rite Aid accept your prescription discount card.
Fee Policy: While savings on each prescription may vary, this program saves an average of 23 percent off of the pharmacy’s regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In addition, you may save even more through mail service by choosing from our list of select medications.

Organization Name
Phone Number
312-655-7700
Description

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.

Address
6212 S. Sangamon St., Chicago, IL
60621
Phone Number
773-808-2962
Categories
Description

The Lunch-n-More Catering and Food Service Enterprise is an innovative social enterprise which serves as a culinary job training program for special populations in need of employment, including those at risk of homelessness, homeless veterans, women in recovery, and refugees in Chicago. The program also employs high-risk, low- income youth in the summer months. What began as a pilot “boxed lunches” initiative by clients participating in Catholic Charities Cooke’s Manor Program for veterans in recovery, has now expanded to provide healthy, nutritious meals for seniors and children 18 years and younger. Lunch-n-More provides meals for the Summer Food Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), home-delivered meals and congregate meals.

Eligibility Requirements: Seniors who are home bound and require delivery, or who take their meals in a congregate setting at a senior center.

Fee Policy: free
Intake Process: Call ahead or come visit.

Address
Archdioscese – 835 N Rush St, Chicago, IL
60611
Contact Person
Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator and CEO
Phone Number
312-655-7700 (Catholic Charities) and 312-534-8200 (Archdiocese)
Parent Organization
Description

Oversees more than 150 programs in Cook and Lake counties, serving families and individuals of all ages. Service Programs. Evanston residents are not limited to, but may first contact  North Region, 1717 Rand Rd., Des Plaines, IL, 847-376-2121.

Organization Name
Address
3525 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL
60653
Phone Number
312-534-7899
Fax
312-534-0394
Description

The Catholic Office of the Deaf is an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Office provides for the pastoral, spiritual,religious education, and social justice issues of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in metropolitan Chicago. It is also the site of the official listing of signed/interpreted masses in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Organization Name
Address
1580 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 310 Park Ridge, Illinois
60068-0453
Phone Number
847-823-0453
Fax
847-824-8437
Categories
Description

The Center of Concern was founded in 1978 by five women who realized that there was a need for social services for seniors in the Maine Township area. The Center is an independent, not-for-profit social service agency, with a special focus on assisting families as they cope with aging spouses and parents.

Address
P.O. Box 1265, Evanston IL
60204
Contact Person
Adrian Brewington, President
Phone Number
847-504-1470
Description

Nonprofit organization of African American men, founded in 1958 by Evanston police officers, Andrew Rodez and William Logan, jr. Supports activities beneficial to youth, seniors and families in the North Shore communities. Awards over 200 youth scholarships annually, provides holiday food baskets, and supports other community youth activities, such as Fellowship of Afro-American Men youth basketball league.  Hosts annual fundraising gala.

Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chessmen_Club_of_the_North_Shore/

Website Address
Address
4801 Southwick Drive, Suite 610, Matteson, IL
60443
Phone Number
312-895-4300
Description

Since 1990, CAIRS has been professionally serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in greater Chicago. Founded by one Deaf and Hard of Hearing person and one hearing interpreter, CAIRS is one of the largest and oldest agencies serving the metropolitan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. In addition to the provision of interpreter services, CAIRS engages in vital resource development, community building and extensive charitable giving activities. CAIRS is proud to serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community and is grateful for this very important privilege!

CAIRS ONGOING MISSION OF SERVICE – ALL THAT WE DO

  • CAIRS provides Interpreting Services on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week.
  • CAIRS Mission, Vision and Values statements prioritizes service excellence.
  • CAIRS serves and supports the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in the areas of focused charitable giving, education and community networking.
  • CAIRS serves and supports the interpreter community by funding educational workshop throughout the year, managing the CMP Sponsor Program and collaborating with the Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) and the Indiana Interpreter Certification Program.
Address
60 E. Van Buren St, Chicago, IL
60605
Contact Person
Robyn J. Shareef| Manager, Property Office/Occupancy
Contact Email
Phone Number
312.913.7886
Parent Organization
Description

CHA has nearly 9,400 senior units in dozens of buildings located throughout Chicago. More than 98 percent of our senior housing stock has been rehabilitated with updated kitchens, new appliances, renovated bathrooms and upgraded heating/cooling systems.

Address
1850 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL
60608
Contact Person
Janet Szlyk, President & CEO
Phone Number
312-666-1331
Fax
312-243-8539
Description

The Chicago Lighthouse is well regarded nationally as a model agency for the wide range of programs provided to make a comprehensive, wrap-around menu of services that address an individual’s changing needs across a lifetime. Through world-class programs in rehabilitation, education, employment and independent living, we improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages every single day.

Eligibility Requirements: Persons who are blind or visually impaired.

Public Notes

Housed under our roof are the nation’s oldest and most prominent Low Vision Clinic; one of the few clock manufacturing facilities left in the U.S. in which our visually impaired workers produce clocks that are distributed around the world; a nationally acclaimed school for children with multi-disabilities; an innovative Legal Clinic to assist people who are blind in combating discrimination; and a VA program to assist veterans in all 50 states.

Phone Number
(312) 997-3686
Description

Understanding the unique needs and challenges of each patient is at the core of our approach to low vision rehabilitation at the Forsythe Center. During your comprehensive low vision examination, a specially trained optometrist will examine your eyes and provide more information about your specific eye condition.  After the evaluation, our team of experts will recommend an individualized rehabilitation plan that may include recommendations for vision devices, technology and/or supplementary Lighthouse services.

To schedule an appointment, please contact our Low Vision Clinic at (312) 997-3686. Please see our clinic locations to schedule an appointment near you.

Public Notes

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
Eligibility Criteria: For anyone who is blind or visually impaired.

Website Address
Address
1415 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL
60640
Contact Person
Allison Follmer
Phone Number
773-769-5500
Description

Chicago Methodist Senior Services provides a continuum of services and residences to support the needs of older adults at every step of life.

Wesley Place:  Short-term rehabilitation and Long-term skilled nursing
Call 7 days a week – (773) 769-5500
1415 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Hartwell Place:  Memory care assisted living
5520 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Covenant Home of Chicago:  Assisted/Supportive living
2720 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Computer Services:  Computer and digital skills classes
1415 W. Foster
Chicago, IL 60640

Winwood Apartments:  Affordable senior housing
1406 W. Winona St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Glenwood Apartments:  Affordable senior housing
5021-5027 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Address
565 West Adams Street, Suite 600, Chicago, IL
60661
Phone Number
(312) 906-5050
Fax
(312) 906-5299
Description

The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent is a teaching law firm with a dual mission—to provide high-quality clinical education to more than 150 student interns and externs who enroll each semester, and to deliver outstanding and competitively priced legal services to our clients.

We offer client legal services in the following practice areas – please note that all of the attorneys charge legal fees for their services:

Criminal Defense Litigation
Plaintiffs Employment Discrimination
Civil Rights Litigation
Entrepreneurial Law
Family Law
Immigration Law
Vaccine Injury Law
Open Government
Tax Law

Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Karen Hawk
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

Singing group for men and women age 55 and older. Practices are Fridays 10:30 a.m.- noon. Auditions every Friday at 12:00 p.m Meets at Levy Senior Center.

Address
121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 104 Chicago, IL
60602
Phone Number
312-744-7050
 Toll Free: 
TTY: 312-744-4964

Fax
312-744-3314
Description

MOPD promotes total access, full participation and equal opportunity for people with disabilities of all ages in all aspects of life. It seeks to accomplish this mission through a multi-faceted approach that includes systemic change, education and training, advocacy and direct services.

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to meet the diverse needs of the more than 600,000 individuals with disabilities who live and work in Chicago. MOPD’s goal is to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation.

MOPD offers services and information related to accessibility compliance; accessible housing; deaf and hard of hearing services; disability resources; employment services for people with disabilities; public policy and public affairs; training services; transportation and parking; and youth employment services.

MOPD Field Office: 2102 W. Ogden Avenue
 Chicago, IL 60612   (312-744-6673)

Eligibility Requirements: Any Chicago resident living with a disability.

Address
2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Audrey L. Thompson, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Phone Number
847-448-8173
Categories
Description

Fifteen member commission appointed by the mayor; advocates on behalf of older Evanstonians, identifies the needs of older residents and develops programs to meet those needs. Sponsors educational forums and provides information about senior services available in Evanston.
Programs: Subsidized Taxi Program, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Handyman Program, Vehicle Sticker Discount Program.

Address
909 Lake Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-4311 OR dial 311 locally
Categories
Address
300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Audrey Thompson
Phone Number
847-448-8173
Description

The City of Evanston partners with a licensed and bonded contractor to provide basic home maintenance repairs for income-eligible seniors (age 65 and older) living in their own home, condo or apartment. There is either no charge or a minimal charge for supplies. Services include repairs needed so a senior can remain at home.

To qualify:

  • Gross Annual Income must be $42,100 or less for one individual; $48,100 or less for two individuals; and $54,100 or less for three individuals. If a senior has other individuals who are 18 or older (family or not), living in their home, the income of those individuals is considered in the gross household income.

TO ACCESS THE SERVICE

  • A cardholder may call (847) 448-8250 or e-mail LevyCenter@cityofevanston.org to place a request for services.
Address
300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Audrey L. Thompson
Phone Number
847-448-8173
Description

Long-term Care Ombudsmen protect, defend, and advocate for residents by:

  • Informing residents and their families of their rights
  • Resolving complaints
  • Providing information on residents needs/concerns to their families, facility staff and their community and;
  • Advocating for good individualized care

The Ombudsmen Program is available to:

  • Residents of any long-term care facility
  • Friends and relatives of persons who live in long-term care facilities
  • Long-term care facility staff members and administrators with resident-related concerns
  • Individuals and families who are considering nursing home placement as a long-term care option
  • The community at large

 

When contacted, an Ombudsman will:

  • Listen to resident and family concerns
  • Keep all information confidential
  • Involve the resident and/or family in the investigation and resolution plan and
  • Seek to resolve problems within the facility

Reasons to contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program…

  • To report a problem or concern;
  • To seek information about long-term care facilities;
  • To learn more about Illinois’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; or
  • To get answers to questions about:
    -Facility services or standards;
    -Medical coverage;
    -Resident rights; and/or
    -Transfer or discharge.
Public Notes

Licensed Long-Term Care Facilities – Evanston Only

Address
Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Bob Dorneker, Interim Director
Phone Number
847-448-8237
Fax
847-448-8051
Description

The Evanston Parks/Recreation and Community Services Dept. oversees a wide range of services: Cultural Arts, Ecology, Forestry, Parks, Recreation, Youth Engagement, Senior Services and Disability Services. The divisions offer a variety of programs for children, teens, adults, seniors, and people with special needs.

Cultural Arts Division: Promotes the arts in Evanston and provides information about the arts and arts events. Presents free events including Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, Ethnic Arts festival, Starlight concerts, and Arts Week.

The Ecology Center: Strives to foster a greater appreciation, awareness and knowledge of the natural environment and our interdependence with it through educational programs and services.

Address
1454 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Demitrous Cook, Police Chief
Phone Number
847-866-5000, TTY: 847.866.5095
Description

The police department is committed to a Partnership with the Evanston community, serving it professionally and lawfully. All members of the department strive to enhance this Partnership with the community and to solve problems as part of his or her daily tasks, recognizing that maintenance of the highest standards of ethics and integrity is imperative for the continued improvement of local policing in Evanston. The Evanston Police Department is committed to fostering values that serve a diverse population and its needs.

In addition to its focus on the Partnership, the department esteems the following values for its members:
• Integrity
• Courtesy
• Professionalism in upholding the law
• An organizational climate of trust and respect
• Respect for tradition while encouraging an atmosphere that allows for innovation and change

Address
1454 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Demitrous Cook, Police Chief
Phone Number
847-866-5000 OR dial 311 locally
Description

The police department is committed to a Partnership with the Evanston community, serving it professionally and lawfully. All members of the department strive to enhance this Partnership with the community and to solve problems as part of his or her daily tasks, recognizing that maintenance of the highest standards of ethics and integrity is imperative for the continued improvement of local policing in Evanston. The Evanston Police Department is committed to fostering values that serve a diverse population and its needs.

In addition to its focus on the Partnership, the department esteems the following values for its members:
• Integrity
• Courtesy
• Professionalism in upholding the law
• An organizational climate of trust and respect
• Respect for tradition while encouraging an atmosphere that allows for innovation and change.

Organization Name
Address
2100 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Devon Reid, City Clerk
Phone Number
847-448-4311, or 311 locally.
Description

The City Clerk attends all City Council meetings and produces the official minutes of all City sponsored meetings. All ordinances and resolutions are processed through this office and kept as permanent records in the municipal library. The municipal code is updated throughout the year by ordinances that amend the code. The Clerk is the custodian of books, records, and papers of the City of Evanston. The City Clerk is the only full-time elected official.

The City Clerk provides many important services to Evanston residents. Premier among the office’s programs is its election services, with its primary goal to provide the greatest convenience to voting. The Clerk’s Office is responsible for all matters involving elections, and the Clerk is the local election official. Evanston residents can register to vote in the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s election duties include, but are not limited to, voter registration and re-registration, receiving nominating petitions, and supplying absentee ballot request applications.

The Clerk is the custodian of the City and Township Seal and affixes its impression on documents when required. By state statute, the Clerk is the keeper of the City’s records which includes minutes and ordinances, distributing, publishing and providing security for legal documents such as ordinances, resolutions, proclamations, agreements and minutes of the City Council meetings.

The Clerk is also involved in the verification and distribution of temporary handicapped parking placards. All petitions and communications addressed to the City Council are received by the Clerk and communicated by the Clerk at Council meetings. The Clerk also issues notices of regular and special meetings of the City Council.

Those interested in obtaining information from the City Clerk’s office may request it by filing a Freedom of Information Act request either by phone, email, fax or in person. Citizens can also obtain FOID (Firearm Owner Identification) Card applications from the Clerk’s office as well. All of the services that have been mentioned are available Monday thru Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. The Clerk’s Office is closed on weekends and established recognized Holidays.

Address
2100 Ridge Ave., #1300 Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-4311, or 311 locally
Description

Responsible for disabled person’s reserved spaces.

Contact Person
Audrey L. Thompson, Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Phone Number
847-448-8250, 847-448-8173
Parent Organization
Description

The City of Evanston offers a special low-cost taxicab service to Evanston seniors over the age of 65, and residents with ambulatory disabilities who are income-eligible. The registered taxicab rider uses taxicab coupons in place of cash for each taxicab ride. The taxicab drivers are reimbursed by the City for each validated coupon. Service area includes anywhere in the City of Evanston with no in-between stops.

Organization Name
Address
5250 Old Orchard, Suite 300, Skokie, IL
60077
Phone Number
(847) 983-3522
Description

Comfort Keepers® provides in-home care that makes a difference in the lives of seniors and
other adults. For more than a decade, clients and their families have entrusted their care to
us in hundreds of local communities. Whether we’re providing companionship or in-home safety solutions, we offer the care and support that improves a senior’s quality of life and enables independent living at home.

Website Address
Address
8765 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL
60631
Contact Person
Alicia Biermann, Director of Human Resources
Contact Email
Phone Number
773 867 4000, 773-867-4004 TTY:773 867 4168
Fax
773 867 4165, 773-867-6904
Description

Community Alternatives Unlimited is a private not-for-profit organization providing independent case management services to individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including development disabilities, mental health needs, hearing, visual, and physical impairments. Our mission is to provide services to those with short or long term disabilities and for persons to have alternatives in their community.

Public Notes

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5 pm, closed Sat/Sun
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, mental health needs, hearing, visual, and physical impairments.
Fee Policy: Private not-for-profit corporation, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance.
Intake Process: Call for an appointment

Address
420 Lake Cook Rd, Suite 112, Deerfield, IL
60015
Phone Number
847-948-0860
Description

At Companion Services of America our mission is to ease the burden and give peace of mind to our families by providing quality personal home care services for your loved ones as well as respite care for family members. We are committed to enhancing our client’s quality of life, maximizing their independence and preserving their dignity, safety and well-being. Our dedicated caregivers work as an extension of any family to promote a strong sense of security, compassion and companionship.

Organization Name
Address
6160 N. Cicero Avenue, Suite 402, Chicago, IL
60646
Contact Person
Sam Tatel
Phone Number
866-910-9020
Fax
773-725-9900
Description

Provides companionship for senior citizens in their own homes and support with appointments, grocery shopping and errands, assistance with basic daily living activities and laundry. Also provides respite and support for family caregivers. All companions are trained, bonded, and insured. Companions for Seniors is covered by many long term care insurance policies.

Phone Number
773-769-9000
Categories
Description

As a member of Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services, Computer Services shares a history of over 118 years. We offer private lessons, group classes and repair and maintence.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1015 Howard St., Evanston, IL (Adult Day Services)

Mailing Address: Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL 60645 (Main Office)
60202
Contact Person
Judy Holstein (Evanston) Adult Day Services
Contact Email
Phone Number
Adult Day Services (Evanston) – 847-492-1400; Main Office – 773- 508-1000
Fax
773- 508-1028
Description

Adult day care services, Evanston and Deerfield: activities, outings, meals and snacks provided. Specialized Alzheimer’s program offered. Also manages several senior apartment buildings in Chicago and Skokie (independent living)and Weinberg Community for Senior Living in Deerfield (assisted living); skilled nursing care facilities in Skokie and Deerfield.
Wide range of resources for the elderly and caretakers.

Public Notes

Office Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm. Client Hours: 9:30am to 3:00pm.

Website Address
Address
9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60076
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-674-7210
Description

Lieberman Center, a CJE SeniorLife skilled healthcare community with 240 private rooms, is a destination of choice for older adults who want personal attention and positive medical outcomes in a warm, secure and home-like setting.
Lieberman Center offers the following residential healthcare programs:
•Short-term rehabilitation at the Haag Pavilion (Medicare)
•Long-term care for those with complex medical needs
•Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit
•Respite Program for up to 30 days
•Palliative and Hospice Care

Phone Number
773-508-1000, 877-725-0569
Description

Timely, non-emergency, handicapped-accessible transportation for older, wheelchair bound/and or disabled adults. Available upon appointment, Medicar can provide transportation to/from medical appointments, outpatient tests, dialysis, home following discharge from a hospital stay, etc.

Public Notes

timely, non-emergency, handicapped-accessible transportation for older, wheelchair bound and/or disabled adults?

Upon appointment, our Medicar service can provide transportation to/from

medical appointments
outpatient tests
dialysis
home following discharge from a hospital stay

Organization Name
Address
3755 E. Main St., Suite 165, St. Charles, IL
60174
Phone Number
800-281-2273 or 630-845-0680
Fax
630-444-1688
Parent Organization
Description

CovenantCare Hospice (Hospice of CovenantCare) provides Medicare-certified Hospice Service which may be supplemented with Personal Support Services (homemaker services, respite care, companionship).
CovenantCare provides hospice and home care services for Westminister Place, Evanston.

Organization Name
Address
1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 111, Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Charlotte Bishop
Phone Number
847-869-5118 ext 511
Fax
847-869-0410
Description

Our professional geriatric care managers and special needs case managers can be your eyes and ears when you simply cannot. You can count on us to help you manage both your care-giving responsibilities, and those of your family and your work that cannot be ignored…or postponed.
Provide elder care services in:
– Geriatric Care Plans
– Assisted Living Consultations
– Retirement Communities Consultations
– Home Care Management
– Nursing Home Consultations
– Senior Home Safety

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 211, Northbrook, IL
60065
Contact Person
Trina Meyer, DDS Coordinator
Phone Number
847-498-0385
Fax
847-498-0394
Parent Organization
Description

Volunteer dentists and specialists serve eligible patients who are without income or low income, and are elderly, permanently disabled or qualify as medically fragile. Application.

Organization Name
Address
120 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202-3622
Contact Person
Cathy Singer, Assistant Administrator
Phone Number
847- 869-7744
Fax
847-869-1332
Description

Skilled nursing facility residence; offers physical, occupational and speech therapy, and wound care.

Address
1001 Emerson Street, Evanston, IL
60201-3147
Contact Person
Carla Cooper-Dudley , Site Manager
Phone Number
847- 864-0052
Fax
847-864-8152
Description

Independent living, low income housing apartments for the elderly subsidized by HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Unfurnished, efficiency and 1-bedroom apartments with basic kitchen appliances. Contact Ebenezer-Primm Towers for complete details about current vacancies and housing applications.

Organization Name
Phone Number
1-800-677-1116
Description

A nationwide  service which helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors.

Organization Name
Categories
Description

Research site for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care.

Address
3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-492-2950
Description

Founded in 1904, Presbyterian Homes is an independent, not-for-profit and faith-based organization providing the highest level of quality independent living residential communities, health-care programs, and services for older adults from diverse backgrounds.

Address
1560 Sherman Ave. Suite 535 Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-492-0990
Fax
847-492-0904
Description

Encore Senior Leadership Evanston is for local residents and those committed to Evanston who are retired or making the transition to retirement and want to serve the community in significant volunteer and leadership capacities. Participants range from those in their 50’s through their 80’s.
Encore benefits Evanston by tapping into the experience, skills and energy of seniors. As the same time, the program benefits seniors who, research shows, are more optimistic and physically healthier when they are engaged in volunteer activity.

Website Address
Address
1698 First Street, Highland Park, IL
60035
Phone Number
847-433-8960
Categories
Description

Counseling Services for people whose lives are touched by epilepsy. ESNI staff has found a significant improvement in attitudes and patterns of adjustment when these difficult and painful feelings are expressed and death with by a professional counselor attuned to the unique characteristics of epilepsy. Support groups interrupt the sense of isolation and alienation commonly experiences among the seizure-disordered and their families, as well as providing accurate and reliable information about epilepsy. These groups are dedicated by a staff counselor. The components of the counseling program offer an opportunity for clients to deal with the personal meanings and adjustment to epilepsy. ESNI’s newsletter, EPILIFE, is our most effective communication tool. Community Education Programs are held throughout the year. The programs are held in hospitals and are publicized va EPILIFE, media releases and mailing and distribution of flyers.

Eligibility Criteria: People whose lives are touched by epilepsy.
Fee Policy: ESNI is a United Way agency rich in resources.
Intake Process: Call for an appointment.

Organization Name
Address
20 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago, IL
60602
Phone Number
312-341-0022, 800-537-2632; TTY: 800- 610-2779
Fax
312-541-7544
Description

Equip for Equality is an independent, private, not-for-profit organization designated by the Governor in 1985 to implement the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System in Illinois. The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities. Equip for Equality provides free legal services and self-advocacy assistance to people with disabilities in the areas of discrimination, assistive technology, special education, guardianship defense, abuse and neglect, and community integration. Equip for Equality provides self-advocacy training to people with disabilities and family members on topics including the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment, transportation, voting, Ticket to Work, special education and guardianship.

For legal help, click here.

To report abuse, neglect or exploitation to authorities, click here.

Organization Name
Address
724 Forest Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-869-3310
Categories
Description

When you need to dispose of a lifetime accumulation of belongings and sell the family home, downsize and relocate across the country, or move into assisted living, you can rely on Essex. Our experience, advice and expertise help to value your possessions, reduce the stress and labor of sorting and disposing of personal property and ease the transition.

Services Include:
•    Personal property and fine jewelry appraisals
•    Fine jewelry sales and liquidation
•    Personal property sales and liquidation
•    Estate clean-outs

Organization Name
Contact Person
Maret Thorpe
Phone Number
847-328-1281
Description

Serious chess in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for adults (high school and older.)  Junior players rated 900+ are welcome to play in our weekend tournaments. Beginners welcome. Membership is free. Sets provided, but bring clocks. Meets at Levy Senior Center,300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston IL 60202.

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Karen Hawk
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Fax
847-448-8250
Description

Presents annual spring and fall productions starring local youth ages 8-through eighth grade and on occasion members of the Levy Senior Center.
Rehearsals and productions are held at the Levy Senior Center.

Phone Number
847-570-2380
Categories
Address
840 Dodge Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Elizabeth Gordon, Director
Phone Number
847-864-3721
Fax
847-864-4601
Parent Organization
Description

Evanston/Skokie Valley Senior Services provides a broad range of social services to older adults and their families at no charge or very low cost. Clients may be seen in their homes by a professional staff of case managers and counselors. Staff are also based at Evanston Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Rush North Shore Hospital, Evanston’s Levy Activity Center, Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Nutrition Site, and Evanston’s Ebenezer-Primm Towers. The agency serves Evanston, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, and Niles east of Harlem Avenue.

Support Services for Seniors.

Public Notes

Offers classes, special programs, fitness center, and a variety of social services to support the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self respect, and promote their participation in all aspects of community life.

Organization Name
Address
1971 2nd St, Highland Park, IL
60035
Phone Number
847-612-9094
Description

Eye Can See Clearly, founded in 2003, stocks over 300 products to help the visually impaired customer with over 70 different magnification solutions. Customers are helped by Richard who is visually impaired and tests all products sold for quality and value.  No appointment necessary.

Address
P.O. Box 429098, San Francisco, CA
94142-9098
Contact Person
Betty Lucas
Phone Number
800-222-3937
Description

EyeCare America is a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care.

Organization Name
Address
2120 Lincoln Ave. Evanston, IL (St. Matthew’s Church)
60201
Contact Person
Harriet Brandt, coordinator
Phone Number
Main: (847) 902-0320; 847-869-4850 (for St. Matthew’s Church)
Fax
847-869-4701
Description

An interfaith volunteer program of trained volunteers providing free supportive services to frail, chronically ill, disabled, and lonely individuals of any age or economic status.

Services provided by Faith in Action include: Friendly visiting; shopping assistance; light housework/chores; transportation; telephone assistance; reading and listening.

Address
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20580
Phone Number
toll free 877-FTC-HELP (382-4357)
Parent Organization
Description

Information source for consumer frauds and scams, recalled products, filing a consumer complaint, reporting identity theft, getting your free credit reports, registering for the Do Not Call list, and other consumer issues.

Public Notes

Midwest Region
Federal Trade Commission
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 1825
Chicago, IL 60603

Website Address
Address
Main Office
8000 W. 186th St
Tinley Park, IL
60487
Phone Number
708-532-1199, toll free 800-972-8530
Fax
708-532-4499
Description

Fitzsimmons Home Medical Equipment provides a number of adaptive and support devices such as beds, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and support stockings. Also available: durable medical equipment such as portable oxygen, and CPAP’s and BiPAP’s, including all accessories. Customers are seen by a licensed and certified respiratory therapist.

Hours of Service: Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5:30 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm.  24 hour emergency service and after hours set-ups are available 7 days a week.
Eligibility Criteria: Medicare guidelines, Blue Cross/Blue Shield HMO
Fee Policy: Per insurance policies.
Intake Process: Call store for an appointment.

Address
1655 Foster St., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8254
Fax
847-328-2026
Description

A community recreation facility with programs for adults and children, including a fitness center, dance studio, regulation gymnasium, and auditorium space. Provides extensive after-school and summer programs for children, School Day Off programs and Senior Lunch, served every Wednesday.

Organization Name
Address
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Ebony Joy
Phone Number
847-448-8260 or 847-448-8254
Description

Presents community-centered theater arts programming with a commitment to diversity and creative excellence highlighting African American and African Diaspora-centered storytelling. Provides hands-on training for directors, set, light and costume designers, performers, and theatre enthusiasts in its full stage productions. Performances take place at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.
Classes and programs for teens, adults, and seniors.

Address
Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8254
Description

Formed in 1957, this group of seniors has over 100 active members. It is the oldest senior organization in the City of Evanston and consistently meets every Wednesday at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center to socialize, address their program agenda, acknowledge the sick and shut in, and provide announcements of current events in the community. Their annual Fashion Show attracts over 200 supporters annually.

Website Address
Address
977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140, Vernon Hills, IL
60061
Contact Person
Steve Sroka, Associate Events Manager
Phone Number
847-680-0100
Description

The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. (FFB) is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. The Foundation has over 50 volunteer-led groups across the US. These dedicated volunteers raise funds, increase public awareness, and provide support to their communities. The Chicago Chapter provides local newsletters, support groups, and meetings with informative speakers.
Eligibility Criteria: Anyone or family member who would like to become involved.
Fee Policy: None, but donations are accepted.

Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Address
3150 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights, IL
60005
Phone Number
877-464-4909
Description

• Complimentary home visit to assess your moving needs
• Coordination and oversight of the move
• Customized computer floor plan design
• Network of resources, real estate agents, movers, handymen, estate sales, decorators, etc.
• Arrangement of estate sales/clean outs
• Pre-sorting of what to take
• Packing/unpacking services
• Setting up of your new home
• Scheduling specialized air and ground transport

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Leslie Wilson
Phone Number
847- 448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

Activity club for senior citizens. Meets Fridays at 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Address
840 Dodge Ave, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.864.3721
Description

North Shore Senior Center’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program, which is operated and overseen by staff in our Niles Senior & Family Services Office, provides information and assistance for older adults who are raising young children.

Through this program, seniors can receive emotional support, parenting education, respite and financial counseling/assistance while they navigate the challenges of raising their grandchildren.

Participants meet monthly at the Levy Senior Center in Evanston. The meetings include a healthy meal and separate activities for the grandchildren, whose parents are absent for many reasons, including incarceration, addiction and mental health issues.

Case managers on staff at North Shore Senior Center’s Niles Senior & Family Services Office act as program facilitators. Guest speakers are often invited to address such topics as discipline, promoting educational achievement, teen dating and understanding social media.

Address
1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 405, Chicago, IL
60608
Phone Number
800-949-4232
Fax
312-413-1856
Description

Great Lakes ADA Center’s mission is to increase awareness and knowledge with the ultimate goal of achieving voluntary compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. This is accomplished within targeted audiences through provision of customized training, expert assistance, and dissemination of information developed by various sources, including the federal agencies responsible for enforcement of the ADA.
We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA’s mission to “make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality.”

Services: Online learning opportunities; training; programs and services; publications; ADA audio conference; ADA legal webinar series; accessible technology webinar series.
Eligibility Criteria: For everyone with a disability who wants to live a life of freedom and equality.

Organization Name
Address
500 Asbury Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Ashliegh Henri
Phone Number
847-316-3320
Fax
847-637-0722
Description

124-bed, sub-acute rehabilitation and skilled care facility; offers speech, physical and occupational therapies. Short term care following hospital stay.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
510 North Avenue, Libertyville, IL
60048
Contact Email
Phone Number
800-876-7267 or 847-680-7700
Fax
847-816-7689
Description

Handi-Ramp employees are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service by delivering personalized, high-quality, and cost efficient solutions to meet the needs of clients. Provides portable ramps, boarding ramps, galvanized steel ramps with handrails, aluminum ramps, handi-tracks, threshold ramps, deck ramps, suitcase ramps, and window-well covers. Information about accessibility and referrals.

Handi-Ramp offers the following products:
Wheel chair ramp systems: in aluminum, galvanized Steel, and concrete.
Van Ramps: including high mounted, rear door, side door, and universal van ramps.
Portable Wheel Chair Ramps: multifold portable ramps, suitcase ramps, track ramps, and threshold ramps.
Wheel Chair Lifts: stair glides, platform, and portable wheel chair lifts.

Public Notes

Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-7:00 pm

Organization Name
Address
2121 S. Goebbert Rd. Arlington Heights, IL
60005
Contact Person
Jordan Friedman
Phone Number
847-228-1320 or 847-228-1006 for 55 and older volunteers
Fax
847-228-1327
Description

Recruits volunteers in Northern Cook and Northern DuPage counties on behalf of 140 social service agencies and schools, and provides training and consulting to member agencies.

Public Notes

Volunteer Connections Program: refers individuals and groups interested in volunteering to partner agencies and schools

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: refers volunteers ages 55+ to affiliated partner agencies and schools; performs on-going tracking and follow up as well as recognition events for volunteers.

Organization Name
Address
6700 Washington Ave. South
Eden Prairie, MN
55344
Phone Number
800-328-8602
Description

Starkey Hearing Foundation has provided more hearing help to people in the United States than to any other country. Hear Now is our application-based program that provides hearing help to low-income Americans. Each person we help is fit with new, top-of-the-line digital hearing aids that are customized to their hearing loss.

Website Address
Address
North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield IL
60093
Contact Person
Ana Pinshower
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.784.6079
Description

The HLAA provides a monthly educational presentation for anyone experiencing or interested in learning about hearing loss. HLAA opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss. Meetings are the second Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. There is a requested donation of $15 per year.

Public Notes
Address
3048 N. Wilton, Chicago, IL
60657
Phone Number
773-296-7589
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Heartland Health Centers is a federally qualified health center organization serving Chicago’s north side. Last year, our ten locations provided nearly 21,000 patients with a medical home where they could receive comprehensive primary care, oral health care, and mental health care services. We’re open to the entire community – the uninsured as well as those who have Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance. We offer free interpretation services in over 35 languages and ensure that care is provided in a culturally competent way. Our sites include four community health centers, four school based health centers, and two sites co-located with agencies providing mental health and substance abuse services.

Organization Name
Address
4872 W. Dempster, Skokie, IL
60077
Phone Number
847-679-6400
Categories
Description

Help At Home provides services through the Illinois Department on Aging. The missions of Help at Home, Inc. is to benefit and enhance the lives of the elderly, disabled, and their families, by providing care and assistance in their homes. Help At Home, Inc. believes that “keeping people in the familiar surroundings of their home and community truly enhances their overall quality of life” through homemaker services including:

Organization Name
Address
3131 Simpson Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Carol Tatarowicz
Phone Number
847- 866-1615
Fax
847-570-3497
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Assisted living on the campus of Westminster Place. A variety of floor plans for sheltered-care apartments all with full bath and some with kitchenettes. Access to fitness center, activity rooms and lounges. Meals, housekeeping, stand-by assistance with bathing and dressing, emergency call systems and 24-hour security are included for all residents and additional supportive services as needed.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1736 Quincy Ave., Unit 155, Naperville, IL
60540
Phone Number
630-654-9200; 800-288-8303; TDD/TTY: 800-536-8890
Description

Offers assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired. Product line includes amplified telephones, emergency contact telephones, portable phone amplifiers, personal listening systems, wireless TV headsets, alarm clocks, and wireless accessories such as neck loops for cell phone users.

Public Notes

Eligibility Criteria: Anyone needing products for the hearing impaired and other disabilities.
Fee Policy: Extended warranty plans available.

Organization Name
Address
430 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, IL
60043
Phone Number
847-853-7777
Fax
847-853-8777
Categories
Description

In-home care. Non-medical home care may include meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, personal care. Live-in or hourly. Extensive experience with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s. Hospital to home transitions, Cognitive Therapeutics. Licensed, bonded, insured.

Address
1200 Central Ave, Suite 385, Wilmette, IL
60091
Phone Number
847-328-2000
Description

Provides well-trained, experienced home health aides or certified nurse’s aides, giving personal care services to individuals, either in private homes, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities. Staff can prepare meals, escort older adults for shopping or appointments, remind patients about medication, provide help with bathing or dressing or simply provide companionship for the individual and respite for the caregiver and family. Additionally, HomeCare Assistants can be retained to supplement hospice or home health care services.

Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and a member of the Home Care Association of America.

Address
2380 East Dempster Street, Des Plaines IL
60016
Phone Number
847-493-4800; 877-742-7447 (toll free-24/7)
Parent Organization
Description

Medicare certified, state licensed provider of adult home care and home medical equipment services in the Chicago area. Home Health Services include skilled and specialized nursing, occupational and physical therapy, speech language pathology, medical social work, pharmacy and home health aides. Resurrection Home Medical Equipment provides hundreds of different products to aid recuperation in the home setting.

Address
3200 Grant St., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-492-7348
Categories
Description

Presbyterian Homes is an independent, not-for-profit and faith-based organization providing the highest level of quality residential communities, health-care programs, and services for older adults from diverse backgrounds.

Through its programs and activities, Presbyterian Homes seeks to embody the values of the Christian tradition for persons of all faiths by attending to their physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Through the Geneva Foundation, Presbyterian Homes assists older adults with limited financial resources. By offering a comprehensive continuum of care and a nurturing environment, Presbyterian Homes encourages older adults to experience the fullness of life in community with dignity, joy, and the maximum level of independence their health will allow.

Address
8822 Niles Center Road 2nd Floor, Skokie, Illinois
60077
Phone Number
847-673-1250
Fax
847-673-1252
Parent Organization
Description

Franchised provider of comprehensive, non-medical companionship and non-medical home care services for the elderly. Offers respite care, long-term care, Alzheimer’s care.

Organization Name
Address
4747 W. Peterson Avenue, Suite 305, Chicago, IL
60646
Phone Number
773-777-2273
Categories
Description

Personal care providers

Services include:
•24 hour live-in or hourly CNA, PCA, companion or nanny care
•Facility sitters
•Assistance with personal hygiene
•Meal preparation and cooking
•Run errands
•Medication reminders
•Escort to appointments
•Bath and tuck-in service
•Housecleaning, laundry, organizing, de-cluttering and packing
•Medical equipment and home safety installation referrals
•Hair care, pedicure and manicure referrals for home or facility locations
•Massage therapy referrals for home or office locations
•Doctor, dentist, accountant and social worker referrals for house calls
•RN patient assessments, visits, and supervision
•Caregivers and relievers dispatched without delay
•24 hour answering service, 24 hour on-call case managers

Organization Name
Address
1954 First Street #216, Highland Park, IL
Phone Number
847-527-8550
Categories
Description

HomeWatch CareGivers offerings focus on services that allow a family and their loved one to have the comfort and security of home while receiving the supporting care they need. HomeWatch Caregivers offers the widest array of services. These plans are flexible and may include the following:
•Dementia care (Alzheimer’s care, memory care)
•Elder care for chronic conditions (diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, heart disease, lung disease)
•Outpatient surgery assistance
•Hospital discharge assistance
•Elderly care (events and travel, 24 hour care)

Serving Highland Park, Lake County, Fort Sheridan, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Highwood, and Lake Forest

Address
405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL
60201
Phone Number
800-425-4444 or 773-989-1695
Description

Program Name: Housecalls and Community Palliative Care

Description of Service:
• Adult and pediatric hospice care
• Adults and pediatric palliative care at home or in clinic
• Integrative therapy services
• Free bereavement support
• Volunteer support
• Latino Outreach
• Veteran’s Care
• Inpatient care at Centegra Specialty Hospital in Woodstock

Eligibility Criteria: Seniors coping with serious illness, end of life and loss.
Fee policy: All hospice and palliative care appropriate residents who are referred to us, regardless of their ability to pay.

For immediate assistance, please call 1-800-425-4444, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Organization Name
Address
432 Poplar Dr Wilmette, IL
60091
Phone Number
800.366.1232 or 847-256-5000
Categories
Description

HCR ManorCare is a leading provider of short-term, post-hospital services and long-term care with decades of experience helping patients and their families. Our growing network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies provide an exceptional brand of care.

Public Notes

P.O. Box 10086 Toledo, OH 43699-0086

Address
3200 Grant St., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-492-7348
Categories
Description

Presbyterian Homes is an independent, not-for-profit and faith-based organization providing the highest level of quality residential communities, health-care programs, and services for older adults from diverse backgrounds.

Through its programs and activities, Presbyterian Homes seeks to embody the values of the Christian tradition for persons of all faiths by attending to their physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Through the Geneva Foundation, Presbyterian Homes assists older adults with limited financial resources. By offering a comprehensive continuum of care and a nurturing environment, Presbyterian Homes encourages older adults to experience the fullness of life in community with dignity, joy, and the maximum level of independence their health will allow.

Address
1779 Winnetka Road, Northfield, IL
60093
Contact Person
MaryLu Osterberg or Cynthia Phon
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-242-6250
Fax
847-242-6275
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

House of Welcome Adult Day Services specializes in adult day services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Also provides early stage memory loss support groups and an Alzheimer’s family support group.

Website Address
Address
2300 Noyes Court, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
John LeFlore, Community Manager
Phone Number
847-328-7190
Categories
Description

The Victor L. Walchirk Apartments are independent living, one-bedroom unfurnished apartments with refrigerator, range, and air conditioner. The building includes library, community rooms, and occasional social or educational activities. There is a live-in custodian, 24 hour phone for maintenance emergencies, and heat is included.

Eligibility Criteria: 62 year of age or older.
Fee Policy: Rent is 30% of adjusted gross income or market rate, whichever is lower.
Intake Process: Call for information and availability.

Website Address
Address
1900 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Liliya Tkacheva, Community Manager
Phone Number
847-869-0870
Categories
Description

The Jane R. Perlman Apartments are independent living, one-bedroom, unfurnished apartments with a refrigerator, range, and air conditioner. The building includes library, community rooms, and occasional social or educational activities.

Eligibility Criteria: 62 year of age or older.
Fee Policy: Rent is 30% of adjusted gross income or market rate, whichever is lower.
Intake Process: Call for information and availability.

Address
7648 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Bruce Rasey, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-262-6622
Fax
773-262-6645
Description

Howard Area Community Center is a social service agency that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. HACC has four sites: the Main Center, the Youth Center, the Employment Resource Center, and the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center. All of our services and location addresses are on the website at www.howardarea.org/

Address
Crime Victim Services Division, Office of the Attorney General, 100 W Randolph Street, 13th Floor, Chicago, IL
60601
Phone Number
312-814-2581
Parent Organization
Description

The Illinois Attorney General Office Crime Victim Services Division offers programs to support victims and families of violent crime in order to help them meet their challenges and regain peace of mind. These programs include:

The Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Program, the Domestic Violence Fund, the Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA) Program, the Automated Victim Notification (AVN) System, the Statewide Victim Assistance Program, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, and the Illinois Victim Assistance Academy. Other resources include workshops, training & conferences, downloadable resources, and links.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/victims.

Address
Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Customer Support and Services, 100 South Grand Avenue East, 2nd Floor, Springfield, Illinois
62762
Phone Number
1-800-843-6154; 1-800-447-6404 (TTY)
Description

State of Illinois Dept. of Human Services/Dept. of Rehabilitation Services offers programs for adults with visual impairments to enable them to work and participate fully in family and community life. Includes vocational rehabilitation, independent living skills instruction, and a business enterprise program.
Hotline:800-843-6154, V/TTY: 800-447-6404, web: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32305

Address
525 W. Jefferson St., Ground Floor, Springfield, IL
OR
122 S. Michigan Ave, 7th and 20th Floors, Chicago, IL 60603
62761
Phone Number
800-252-4343
Fax
217-524-8885
Description

File a complaint to the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding quality of care issues, such as allegations of actual or potential harm to patients, patient rights, infection control, and medication errors.  Click here for the complaint form.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Complaints are limited to hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, end-stage renal dialysis units, ambulatory surgical treatment centers, rural health clinics, critical access hospitals, clinical laboratories (CLIA), outpatient physical therapy, portable X-ray services, community mental health centers, accredited mental health centers (only Medicare Certified), comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, Free Standing Emergency centers, alternative health care delivery and health maintenance organizations (HMOs).

Public Notes

Mailing address:
Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Care Regulation, Central Complaint Registry, 525 W. Jefferson St., Ground Floor, Springfield, IL 62761

Address
401 South Clinton Street
Chicago, Illinois
60607
Phone Number
1-800-843-6154
Description

DHS’s Division of Rehabilitation Services is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.

Find a list of all Chicago-area rehabilitation offices here.

Address
One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62702-1271 (Springfield Office); Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle St., Suite N-700, Chicago, IL (Chicago Office)
60601
Phone Number
Springfield Office: 1-800-252-8966; Chicago Office: 312-814-2630
Categories
Description

The Illinois Department on Aging serves and advocates for older Illinoisans and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life.

Senior HelpLine:
(8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
1-800-252-8966
1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
aging.ilsenior@illinois.gov

Benefit Access Program:
(8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
1-800-252-8966
1-888-206-1327 (TTY)

Adult Protective Services:
1-866-800-1409
1-888-206-1327 (TTY)

Address
One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62702-1271 (Springfield Office); Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle St., Suite N-700, Chicago, IL 60601-3117 (Chicago Office)
Phone Number
Sp24-hour Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-866-800-1409, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
Parent Organization
Description

Toll-free, 24-hour, statewide hotline for reporting suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of people with disabilities ages 18-59 and seniors living in Illinois.

Address
One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62702-1271
Phone Number
800-252-8966 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
Fax
217-785-4477
Parent Organization
Description

Professional staff briefly assess needs, send literature and write referrals for a range of services such as case management, Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, legal services, transportation, employment and nutrition services .

Address
One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100
 Springfield, IL 62702-1271
62702
Phone Number
1-800-252-8966, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY) (SENIOR HELP LINE)
Description

The Adult Protective Services Program is locally coordinated through 45 provider agencies, which are designated by the regional Area Agency on Aging and the Department on Aging. Case workers from these agencies conduct investigations and work with adults with disabilities and seniors in resolving abusive situations. All abuse caseworkers are trained and certified by the Department.

Address
201 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois 62763-0001
or
401 South Clinton Chicago, Illinois 60607
60607
Contact Person
Julie Hamos, HFS Director
Phone Number
217-782-2570
Fax
217-782-5672
Description

Illinois’ Medical Assistance Programs, consisting of Medicaid and numerous other medical programs, cover children, parents or relatives caring for children, pregnant women, veterans, seniors, persons who are blind, and persons with disabilities.
Division of Medical Programs Directory

Website Address
Address
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 501, Springfield, IL 62701
62701
Contact Person
Ann Ford, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
(800) 587-1227 or (217) 525-1308. Both numbers are TTY compatible.
Fax
(217) 525-1312
Description

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living is the statewide association representing the 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois. INCIL is an authoritative source of information about the accomplishments and needs of Illinois CILs and about issues, services and legislation most critical to promote independent living for all persons with disabilities.

Organization Name
Phone Number
866-215-3462
Description

Illinois Rx Buying Club in conjunction with Medco Health Solutions offers a discount prescription plan for both generics and brand name drugs. Savings average 20% at over 2500 pharmacies in Illinois. There is also a mail order service for savings.

Eligibility Criteria: For Illinois residents, income eligibility requirements apply, please contact the organization to determine whether you are income eligible. Please call Illinois Rx Buying Club member services to request an enrollment form or with questions regarding the program.
Fee Policy: $10 annual non- refundable administrative fee.

Address
Unit
 501 S. Second St. Rm. 541 Springfield, IL 62756
62756
Phone Number
217-782-2709
Description

Secretary of State facilities are not authorized to issue Persons with Disabilities License Plates or permanent parking placards. Disability license plates and permanent placards may only be issued through the Springfield office.

The Secretary of State’s Office issues the following plates and placards: Disabled Parking Placards: four types of parking placards: Meter-exempt permanent placards; non-meter exempt permanent placards; temporary placards; organization placards; and Disability License Plates.

Eligibility Requirements: Persons with disabilities who are authorized for special parking placards or license plates by a registered physician.
Fee Policy: Call 217-782-2709 for more information.
Intake Process: Call the Springfield Secretary of State’s Office for registration and requirements.

Address
125 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone Number
800-426-0709
Fax
630-734-5055
Description

The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center (ITBOC) provides library service to individuals who are unable to read regular print due to a visual or physical impairment. ITBOC serves all of Illinois (outside of the city of Chicago) as part of the state and national network of Talking Book and Braille Service libraries. Program features:
* Digital audio and braille books and magazines mailed to the patron’s home or available for download.
* Easy to use digital players loaned to patrons to listen to talking book materials.
* Service is tax supported, so there’s no out-of-pocket expense, even for postage.
* More than 84,000 titles available for adults and children, across all genres including bestsellers and non-fiction.
* Reader Advisors available to assist with ordering books and reading selection.
* BARD Mobile apps to download audio and braille books to iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.
Eligibility Criteria: People who are unable to read or use standard printed material due to a temporary or permanent visual, physical, or reading disability.
Fee Policy: There is no charge for the service.
Intake Process: Applications available upon request or via website.
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

Organization Name
Address
1615 Emerson St, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Carla Cooper-Dudley, Building Manager;
Phone Number
847-570-4850
Fax
847-570-4890
Categories
Description

Independent living, low income housing apartments for the elderly subsidized by HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Unfurnished, 1-bedroom apartments with basic kitchen appliances. Contact Jacob Blake Robinson Manor for complete details about current vacancies and housing applications.

Organization Name
Address
1900 Sherman St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Silvia Lule, Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-0870
Fax
847-869-2550
Categories
Description

Subsidized by Housing Authority of Cook County for low-income elderly. Independent living, 1 bedroom unfurnished apartments with refrigerator, range, air conditioning, library, community rooms and occasional social and educational activities.

Description

The mission of Joining Forces for Affordable Housing is to advocate for affordable housing solutions by partnering with organizations that support people in need in North Suburban Cook County.
– We engage human services agencies and other organizations that serve people in need to mobilize their constituents to take action.
– We build on research and advocacy efforts that already exist—helping to expand their reach and their impact through our membership.
– We provide opportunities for individuals and organizations to learn about affordable housing and participate in advocacy at multiple levels.
– We seek to build awareness and support for affordable housing to pave the way for change.

Address
Administrative Office: 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL
60010
Phone Number
Referrals: 224-770-2489; Main Phone: 847-381-5599
Description

JourneyCare helps patients realize their quality-of-life and end-of-life goals one day at a time through pain and symptom management, compassionate care, specialized therapies and a range of social services.
A community based, mission driven not-for-profit agency, JourneyCare serves patients in McHenry, Lake, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Boone, Will, Winnebago, DeKalb and Kendall counties—regardless of their ability to pay.

Services:
• Adult and pediatric hospice care wherever the patient calls home, and at our two inpatient centers
• Adult and pediatric palliative services
• Complementary therapy services, including art, massage, music, aroma, Healing Touch Therapy
• Grief support for adults and children
• Community and professional education
• Volunteer support
• Latino Outreach
• Veterans’ Services include specialized social services and support for those who have served our country
• Inpatient care provided at the free-standing Pepper Family Hospice Center in Barrington and at the Woodstock Hospice Center within the Centegra Specialty Hospital in Woodstock

A licensed and credentialed hospice for your benefit. Accredited by The Joint Commission—JourneyCare has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, a designation awarded to about 25-percent of healthcare organizations nationally, and has held full accreditation since 1996
• Medicare certified, Licensed in the state of Illinois

Eligibility Criteria: Hospice is available for people with any life-limiting illness or condition—a person who has an illness or condition that is no longer responding to medical treatment, or a person whose physical conditions are unlikely to benefit from available medical care and continued treatment will prolong suffering or lower quality of life.
Fee Policy: Hospice coverage is available through Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), the Medicaid system of Illinois, and most insurance policies. Commercial insurance for hospice coverage does vary, so families should of course check with the patient’s employer or insurance provider. For patients and families in need, JourneyCare provides care regardless of ability to pay.

Organization Name
Address
1140 East Northwest Highway, Palatine, Illinois
60074
Contact Person
Beth Nabors, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-963-9163
Fax
847-963-9120
Description

Provides shelter and services to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County. The Hope Day Center is a day resource center which offers a wide range of free services.
PADS Shelter Program provides hospitality, food, and overnight emergency shelter to the homeless between October 1 and April 30, seven days a week (including holidays).
Pathways Housing Readiness Program prepares people to become housing ready, while providing referrals and placement and follow-up services.

Organization Name
Address
3048 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL
60659
Phone Number
773-764-9780
Fax
773-764-9781
Description

Affiliate of Presence Health Partners; Presence Saint Francis Hospital.
Dr. Joseph practices internal medicine providing home medical visits and services for the elderly.

Eligibility Criteria: For those who are unable to drive to a doctor’s office
Fee Policy: Covered by Medicare, most major insurances accepted.
Intake Process: Patients may be seen same day. Please call numbers listed for information.

Pager: 708-999-8915

Organization Name
Address
1555 Oak Avenue, Evanston IL
Contact Person
Lynne Lukas, llukas@presebyterianhomes.org
Phone Number
847-864-5460
Fax
847-866-2129
Parent Organization
Description

Independent living, assisted living and long term care community for seniors near downtown Evanston. One and two bedroom unfurnished apartments.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1552 Barclay Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL
60089
Contact Email
Phone Number
800-606-5264; 847-537-2257
Description

Lang offers affordable solutions to all home health care needs with a full range of equipment and supplies to meet accessibility needs. Products may be for sale or rent: automotive seating, bathroom equipment, home modification, hospital beds, motorized wheelchairs, platform lifts, power lift chairs,ramps and platform lifts, respiratory therapy, scooters, seating and positioning equipment, stair lifts.

Address
6300 West Touhy Avenue Niles, IL
60714
Phone Number
847-410-5108
Description

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Address
6300 West Touhy Avenue Niles, IL
60714
Phone Number
847-410-5108
Description

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Organization Name
Phone Number
312-341-1070
Fax
312-341-1041
Description

Free legal aid for low income people in Cook County. Legal Aid Chicago offers a range of legal services in five main areas of law:

Family and Safety
House & Apartment
Money & Debt
Work & Employment Rights
Health, Disability & Basic Needs
Immigration

LEGAL AID CHICAGO CLINICS
Legal Aid Chicago partners with volunteer attorneys and community organizations to offer free community-based legal clinics throughout the city of Chicago. Learn more about our upcoming walk-in clinics by calling 312-423-5938.

LEGAL AID CHICAGO COURT-BASED HELP DESKS

Legal Aid Chicago partners with volunteer attorneys and community organizations to offer free help desks inside the federal and municipal courthouses. Learn more about our help desks here.

Address
300 Dodge Ave., Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Fax
847-869-6183
Description

The Levy Senior Center Foundation and the City of Evanston partnered on the purchase of a 22-passenger bus to shuttle members to and from the Levy Senior Center. The bus also takes community members to local grocery stores on Wednesday. Please call 847-448-8250 to schedule a ride. The Levy Senior Center is also a designated RTA registration site to apply for a RTA Reduced Fare Card or a RTA Ride Free Card.
The Levy Senior Center offers a variety of classes & programs geared for ages 55 and better. Programs include health & exercise, dance, art classes, day trips, book clubs, discussion groups and concerts. The Levy Senior Center Fitness Room is opened for Levy Center members Monday – Friday from 7am until 9pm; Saturday & Sunday from 9am until 2pm. For non-members the hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 9am & 5pm to 9pm; Saturday & Sunday from 9am until 2pm.

For more information on programs or classes contact the Levy Senior Center, 847-448-8250 or go to http://www.cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation/levy-senior-center.

Organization Name
Address
300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Leslie Wilson
Phone Number
847- 448-8250
Fax
847-869-6183
Description

Variety of programs geared for ages 55 and over. Programs include health/exercise, dance, sports, arts, trips, and concerts.
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fitness Room For Levy Center members,hours are Mon.-Fri.,7am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm. For non-members,hours are Mon.-Fri., 7am-9am and 5-9pm; Sat. and Sun.9am-2pm.

Address
8881 Liberty Lane, Port St. Lucie, Florida
34952
Phone Number
800-633-2001
Description

Liberty Medical Supply provides home delivery, nationwide, of health care products and supplies related to diabetes, sleep apnea, ostomy, and urology. Additionally, Liberty Medical offers personalized service and diabetes information from specially trained representatives; help with insurance forms; friendly reorder reminders; and free shipping.

Eligibility Requirements: Anyone who lives with, or is a caretaker for, a person living with a chronic condition.
Fee Policy: Liberty accepts Medicare and most private insurance.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
100 S. Saunders Road, Suite 150 Lake Forest, IL
60045
Phone Number
(847) 857-9133
Description

– Be the “eyes and ears” for the geographically
distant family
– Coordinate services from dentist appointments
to complex surgical procedures
– Evaluate alternative options for care and
arranging second opinions
– Evaluate level of care and options available in
the community
– Be named as the health care power of attorney
to provide an alternate decision maker if the
need arises
– Crisis management for the unplanned events
that consume the family
– Create Lifecare Plans for personal injury
settlements
– Advocate for the best care in all settings including hospitals, assisted living and long-term care
– Manage simple day to day needs such as groceries, outings, housekeeping and bill paying
– coordinate clients’ participation in major events such as vacations, weddings and graduations
– Negotiate bills with medical providers and other services
manage paperwork from bill paying to filling out insurance forms
– Assist clients in obtaining reverse mortgages
– File for government entitlements, Social Security Disability, Medicaid and Medicare

Address
210 W. Campus Drive Suite B Arlington Heights, IL
60004
Contact Person
Jim Whittington
Phone Number
847-215-9490
Fax
847-590-1728
Description

Lifeway Mobility is a local provider of accessibility solutions, and have been proudly serving the Chicago area for over 30 years. We sell and install stair lifts, wheelchair ramps and lifts, residential elevators, and modify bathrooms for improved safety and independence. Visit our showroom in Arlington Heights, or contact us for a free remote or no-contact consultation!

Organization Name
Address
7000 N. McCormick Blvd. 
Lincolnwood, IL
60712
Phone Number
847-673-7166 or 888-325-0862
Description

Options for independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing and rehab.

Organization Name
Phone Number
847-568-0181
Description

The fun never ends with the Lincolnwood Social Club! Members age 55 years and better go on great day trips to theater performances, cultural events, concerts, lunch outings, and sporting events. Monthly in-house activities include guest speakers and entertainers, monthly social mixers, holiday and seasonal parties, and drop-in programs including exercise, bridge and Mah Jongg. The Lincolnwood Social Club is a great way to meet new people and enjoy all that the Chicagoland area has to offer.

Intake process: Please call our office for more information

Organization Name
Address
5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 260, Skokie, IL,
60077
Contact Person
Randi Israel or Lori Abad
Phone Number
847-470-1703
Fax
847-470-1784
Parent Organization
Description

Professional Geriatric Care Managers make arrangements for a full range of services for the elderly and their families, including information and referral, assessment, crisis intervention, analysis of housing options, durable powers of attorney, entitlements, arrangements for transportation, home care, adult day care, legal and medical services and psychotherapy. Also offers guardianship services though not-for-profit organization, Eldercare Guardianship, Inc.

Address
2900 W. Peterson Ave Chicago, IL
60659
Phone Number
773-262-7181
Description

At Loving Care, we believe that no one should have to leave their cherished home. We have exceptional, pre-screened caregivers who provide the necessary compassionate care to maintain clients in their own home environment with dignity, such as assistance with personal care, grooming, bathing, medication reminding, household chores, and more. Caregivers also assist clients with light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, and, of course, companionship. Our caregivers are sensitive to the needs of others. Our caregivers can also provide extra, but necessary, care in a hospital, nursing home, or Assisted Living settings.

Organization Name
Address
1603 Orrington Avenue Suite 1800, Evanston, IL
60201-5019
Contact Person
Mary Leary, mleary@matherlifeways.com
Phone Number
847-492-7500
Fax
847-492-6789
Description

Mather LifeWays is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1941 that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by creating Ways to Age Well. Through senior living, community-based initiatives, and research on aging, it creates programs, places, and residences for today’s young-at-heart older adults.

Organization Name
Address
425 Davis Street, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Mary Leary
Phone Number
847-492-7400
Fax
847-492-6789
Parent Organization
Description

The Mather is a Life Plan Community for those 62 and better located steps from downtown Evanston and Lake Michigan. The Mather offers resort-style amenities, a variety of restaurants, and the peace of mind that comes with living in a Life Plan Community.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1000 Grove St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Sandra (Candy) Falcon for Men’s Residence
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-7400, ext. 214
Fax
847-475-7959
Description

Sports, fitness, and wellness programs for preschoolers through senior citizens. Offers daycare and after school enrichment programs, summer camps, tutoring, dance classes and music lessons, American Red Cross courses, swimming and a variety of sports programs. Active volunteer program.
Birthday party rentals.
Preschool/Daycare Child Care center, preschool music, swimming, kindergarten readiness
Youth/Teens trips, tutoring and mentoring, special programming
Summer Day Camps

Organization Name
Address
1100 W. Cermak Road, Suite C-500, Chicago, IL
60608
Phone Number
312-243-2223
Description

MD at Home gives our patients the attention and personal services you come to expect from a primary care physician. It is our purpose to provide quality comprehensive and cost-effective physician services to the homebound patient in the comfort and safety of their own home.

Eligibility Criteria: Serving Chicago, Rockford, Cook County, Dupage County, Northern Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Boone County.

Organization Name
Address
1123 Emerson Street, Suite 213, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Debi Genthe, Executive Director
Phone Number
847- 332-2678
Fax
847- 251-1423
Description

Delivers nutritious meals Monday through Saturday between 11:30a.m. and 1:00p.m. to the elderly, disabled and those unable to take care of their nutritional needs. Meals are delivered on holidays if requested. No age or income restrictions; fees are based on a sliding scale to accommodate clients on a limited income.

Website Address
Phone Number
800-MEDICARE (63342273)
Website Address
Address
70 E Lake St, Chicago, IL
60601
Phone Number
312-368-9070
Description

For more than 100 years, Mental Health America of Illinois has been the leading non-profit, non-governmental, statewide organization in Illinois concerned with the entire spectrum of mental and emotional disorders. MHAI is dedicated to promoting mental health, working for the prevention of mental illness and improving care and treatment for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders.

MHAI maintains a number of initiatives and services to help carry out our mission to promote mental health, prevent mental illnesses and improve care and treatment for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders.

Initiatives:
•Consultation and Training Services
•Changing Minds Campaign
•Suicide Prevention Education and Outreach
•TeenScreen
•Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
•Disaster Mental Health
•School & Community Assistance Team (S.C.A.T.) Project

Organization Name
Phone Number
773-561-1444, 847-251-0303, 847-623-2000
Description

Handicap-accessible vans for rent.

Website Address
Address
7541 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL
60645
Contact Person
Santosh Kumar, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-465-3105
Fax
773-465-0158
Description

Provides: community care program, hot meal program, senior opportunities and services, citizenship and immigration help, computer training, outreach and interpretation, light and heat energy assistance, English as a second language, youth program, and a summer youth program.

Address
820 Davis Street, Suite 218 | Evanston, Illinois 60201; 5210 Main Street | Skokie, Illinois 60077
60201
Contact Person
Roxanne Nava, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-425-7500
Fax
847-676-8135
Parent Organization
Description

Adult Protective Services provides support to seniors and adults with disabilities and investigates any allegations of abuse or neglect. Counseling & Family Services: A variety of counseling programs offered for families, individuals, and youth, case management, linkage to legal aid and support groups. Child & Adolescent Mental Health: A program that promotes psychological, social and emotional development through individual, family, community support and linkage to psychiatric services. Family Support and Prevention: A program for Evanston residents that enhancing parenting skills and family functioning. Adoption Preservation: A program that offers home-based services for adoptive and subsidized guardianship families. Parenting Fundamentals: An evidenced-based parenting course that gives parents the skills to help their children live fulfilling and productive lives.
Serving Evanston, Skokie, Niles, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, and Golf.

Contact Person
Debra Feldman, President
Phone Number
847- 913 -1700
Description

Association of professional geriatric care managers who work privately with older adults and their families to create a plan of care that meets the needs of the older adult. The association is committed to working toward the highest quality of care for the elderly and their families through education, advocacy, and high standards of practice. This organization provides a Directory of Care Managers searchable by location.

Address
2050 Claire Court, Glenview IL
60025
Phone Number
847-467-7423
Description

Offers a comprehensive range of services for seriously ill people and their families, including Palliative Care, Hospice Care, and Grief Support Services.
Care is provided where the patient resides, or in the Hospice Pavilion in Glenview or Hospice Suite at Northwest Community Hospital.

Organization Name
Address
5050 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL
60077
Contact Person
Hector Medina, General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
1-877-275-4907
Parent Organization
Description

Wheelchair accessible vans for personal use or commercial vans for business. Van conversions and stowage lift, transfer seat, hand controls or other mobility equipment. For sale or rent.

Organization Name
Address
Main Office:
1702 Sherman Avenue; Evanston, IL

Performance and Rental Space:
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mark George, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-905-1500
Fax
847-905-1502
Description

Offers concerts, private and group instruction in voice and all musical instruments for all ages and levels of ability at several locations. Community performing groups include Community Symphony, Chorale, New Horizons Band and several other string and voice ensembles for children, teens and senior adults. Financial aid available. Online registration at www.musicinstituteofchicago.org.

Summer Camps include Art of the Jazz Band, Musical Theater, Duo Piano Festival, Chamber Camp for Winds and Musikgarten classes for parent and young children together.

Organization Name
Address
8822 Niles Center Road, Suite 101, Skokie, IL
60077
Contact Person
Jackie Melinger, Owner
Phone Number
847-581-6476
Description

Formerly Sprau Advocate Group.  Helps seniors in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs maintain their independence by assisting them with household and daily money management, insurance claims, records organization, tax issues. Services are available on an hourly or a per project basis.

Public Notes

Client advocates can assist in tax organization, bill paying, coordination of health insurance claims, troubleshooting with vendors, setting up file systems, following through on consumer complaints, managing calendars, scheduling appointments, daily money management, navigating Medicare and many other tasks based on individual need.

Website Address
Address
1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 220, Vienna, VA
22182
Phone Number
703-942-5711
Fax
703-563-9504
Description

Professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs. Elderlaw Membership Directory can be used for referrals.

Website Address
Phone Number
800-252-3337
Description

NAFC’s objectives are to destigmatize incontinence, to promote preventive measures, to motivate individuals to seek treatment, and to provide collaborative advocacy and service for those who are affected by this problem. NAFC offers publications and services, such as: brochures detailing what every woman and man should know about bladder and bowel control, disease-specific booklets on Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s Disease, the Caregiver’s Desk Reference, and the Blueprint for Continence Care in an Assisted Living Setting, a guidepost of standards offering simple, cost-effective practices for the prevention, assessment, management, and treatment of bladder control problems in assisted living.

Website Address
Address
228 Seventh Street, SE Washington, DC
20003
Phone Number
(202) 547-7424
Fax
(202) 547-3540
Description

Trade association for homecare, hospice and home health agencies. Home Care/Hospice Agency Locator is a comprehensive database of more than 20,000 home care and hospice agencies, searchable by zip code.

Address
525 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1510
Chicago, IL
60661
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-421-4500 or 800-344-4867
Fax
312-421-4544
Description

The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. We achieve our mission through the delivery of programs and services to people with MS and their families, and through support of research into the sponsorships, and fundraising campaigns.

Eligibility Criteria: Membership is open to all.
Fee Policy: Free for individuals with MS

Website Address
Phone Number
800-327-4545
Categories
Description

The National Parkinson Foundation has created a global network serving the needs of the Parkinson’s community including:39 Centers of Excellence at top medical centers across the globe, including 24 in the U.S. and 15 internationally; care Centers at leading community hospitals in North America; U.S. chapters and support groups serving 100,000 people with Parkinson’s and their families.

Call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline 1.800.4PD.INFO (1-800-473-4636) for answers to all your questions. Staffed by nurses, social workers and therapists, the Helpline is here to support you in any possible way, including:

  • Current disease information
  • Medical issues including symptoms and treatments
  • Health and social care
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to health professionals and community resources for local support

The Helpline is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. We can assist you in either English or Spanish. You can also email us with a question at any time: helpline@parkinson.org.

Organization Name
Website Address
Contact Email
Phone Number
1-800-787-6537
Description

National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
840 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
Phone Number
847-864-3721
Description

Classes, special programs, interest groups, travel and day trips and social services to support the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self respect, and promote their participation in all aspects of community life.

Organization Name
Address
1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 1800, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Marie O’Connor, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-721-1413
Fax
847-492-7513
Description

Assists seniors living in their homes by recommending service providers for transportation, household help, personal care, home maintenance, professional services and food. Volunteers may be available for some services. All providers are thoroughly screened by North Shore Village and some may offer discounted rates. Monthly program calendar.
Membership is currently open to adults over age 60 in Evanston, Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Rogers Park.  Member dues support the volunteer services of the organization.

Organization Name
Address
4901 Searle Parkway, Suite #160, Skokie, ILContact: Rita Ori
60077
Contact Person
Victoria Braund, M.D., Director
Phone Number
847-475-2001
Description

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Home Health Services provides the highest level of quality care to help homebound patients recuperate after an illness, injury or surgical procedure. An integral part of the NorthShore system, Home Health draws on the full resources of four hospitals, and a vast network of physicians and affiliated specialists, all connected through an advanced electronic medical records (EMR) system.

Address
Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847.570.2700
Address
2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, OR 909 Davis St., Ste. 160, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-425-6400
Description

Offers a full spectrum of services for individuals suffering from depressive or anxiety disorders. Intensive programs including partial, or day, hospital treatment programs, intensive outpatient programs and individual therapy. A key part of treatment is education for both patient and family. People faced with emotional problems or mental problems need to acquire new sets of skills and also need to know all resources available to them.

Parent Organization
Description

Northshore provides special programs in areas such as orthopaedics, sports medicine, neurology, women’s health, cancer, work conditioning and wound care. In addition to individual therapy, we offer a variety of group classes in aquatics, orthopaedic yoga and Pilates, to name a few.

Website Address
Address
251 E. Huron Chicago, IL
60611
Phone Number
312-926-4600
Description

Our program assures patients that each day can be enjoyed in physical and emotional comfort. Our team of physicians, nurses, social workers, pastoral counselors, bereavement counselors, volunteers and other healthcare professionals provide holistic, home-based support to patients and families.

Address
2315 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208
Phone Number
847-491-3165
Fax
847-467-7141
Parent Organization
Description

The Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning offers clinical services to help infants through older adults strengthen everyday hearing, speech-language and learning abilities.
Offers comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing aid selection, evaluation and dispensing, cochlear implant consultation and rehabilitation, hearing loss management classes.

Address
320 E Superior, Searle 11, Chicago, IL
60611
Phone Number
312-908-9339
Fax
312-908-8789
Parent Organization
Description

Conducts research to discover how the brain coordinates mental functions such as memory, language, attention, and emotion, and passes the benefits of this research to patients with brain diseases that impair cognitive function. Trains researchers and clinicians who want to work in this field.
Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic.

Address
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL
Mailing: Alliance for Lifelong Learning P.O. Box 367 Skokie, IL
60077
Phone Number
847-982-9888
Fax
847-635-1448
Description

The Emeritus Program offers residents a variety of noncredit
classes geared to the needs of “the student that wasn’t born
yesterday!”, including intellectually engaging experiences with expert
speakers and lecturers for the 55+ student.

The program includes weekly lectures in a variety of topics relevant to
our senior population. These programs are offered both at the Des
Plaines and Ray Hartstein campuses and also at a number of off-site
locations in the Oakton Community College district.

Oakton’s highly regarded instructors and speakers are experts in their
respective fields and present lectures giving seasoned students the
opportunity to share valuable learning experiences with their peers in
areas such as Art, Cinematic Arts, Current Events, Health and Fitness,
History and Philosophy, Humanities, and Literature.

For more information, please call 847.982.9888.

Address
Adult Guardianship Division, Domestic Relations Division 69 W. Washingon St., 7th flr Chicago, IL 60602
Juvenile Division, 2245 W. Ogden Ave., 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60612
60602
Phone Number
312-433-4300
Description

The Office of the Cook County Public Guardian represents those persons routinely ignored by society. We have three divisions devoted to championing for the rights of children and adults.  In our Juvenile Division, we act as lawyers for abused and neglected children. In our Adult Guardianship Division, we act as guardian for adults with disabilities and their estates. Our third division, the Domestic Relations Division, focuses on representing children in highly contested custody cases.

Address
9511 Harrison St. Des Plaines, IL
60016
Phone Number
847-294-4264 or 1-866-274-8023 (If outside the State of Illinois: 1-708-338-7500)
Description

The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission protects the rights and promotes the welfare of persons with disabilities. By providing legal representation, investigating complaints of rights violations and providing state guardianship for Illinois’ population with disabilities, the Commission has given voice to those who have previously gone unheard.

Organization Name
Address
1880 Oak Ave, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-501-5760
Fax
847-905-0523
Description

Open Communities’ mission is to educate, advocate and organize to promote just and inclusive communities in north suburban Chicago. We seek to eradicate housing discrimination, in all of its forms and against all persons, because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, or source of income. Quality housing is a human right; fair housing is the law.

To further our goal of promoting housing justice, Open Communities engages in activities that encourage fair housing practices, including landlord-tenant dispute resolution, foreclosure prevention counseling, community education, and advocacy to make our communities more welcoming for everyone.

Serving: Highwood, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook, Glencoe, Northfield, Winnetka, Glenview, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Evanston, Skokie, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Niles, Golf and Lincolnwood.
Services:
•Fair Housing Enforcement and Education
•Foreclosure & Predatory Lending Prevention
•Landlord/Tenant Complaint Investigation

Hours of Operations: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Open Communities fights discrimination through Fair Housing education and advocacy; counsels local homeowners in Foreclosure Prevention; and works to create better living environments through its Landlord and Tenant Advice Program.
Open Communities trains and sends volunteers into the field to pose as home-seekers – renters or buyers. Volunteers submit factual reports of their experience to help determine if a pattern of discrimination exists. Individuals from all ethnic and racial groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about becoming a Civil Right Investigator: 847-501-5760.

Organization Name
Address
1419 West Carroll Ave. Chicago, IL
60622
Contact Email
Phone Number
877-672-4862
Fax
800-430-0255
Description

Orbit Medical designates a customer support professional to work with clients to assess their needs. Through Orbit Medical, customers can obtain a power wheelchair at little or no cost through Medicare, most private insurances, and PPO’s, with prior authorization. They can also provide oxygen equipment and hospital beds. Orbit Medical offers free insurance filing, handling of all paperwork, home delivery, and in-home setup.

Address
Skokie, IL
60077
Contact Person
Mara Lazar
Phone Number
847-744-5610
Description

Whether it’s the passing of a loved one, the changing needs of an aging parent, or just moving to a smaller home, we can help manage your belongings so they aren’t managing you. Let us help you with the overwhelming task of disposing of your unnecessary objects.
Free in-home consultations to provide customized organizing strategies and downsizing solutions that best fit your needs.
Services:
Estate Liquidation/Estate Sales, Downsizing Guidance, Space Planning, De-Cluttering, Room Staging, Match you with your appropriate service provider, Donate items on your behalf, Manage your move-sort, pack, ship, Coordinate Appraisal Services, Sell your valuables (and some not so valuable!). Many customers have used a portion of their item sales to cover the cost of our services.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
Pace Headquarters
550 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL
60005
Contact Person
Customer Relations
Phone Number
847-364-7223, option 3
Parent Organization
Description

Pace provides suburban bus, call-n-ride and dial-a-ride services as well as regional ADA paratransit, vanpool and rideshare matching services for the residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.

Website Address
Contact Person
http://www.pdf.org/en/contact_us
Phone Number
800-457-6676 or 312-733-1893
Categories
Description

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. PDF funds promising scientific research and supports people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
6220 Kingsbridge Drive, Cary, IL
60013
Phone Number
847-829-4437
Description

Paxem, Inc. provides services to the residential and commercial sectors in regards to moving and organizing. We are Senior Move Managers (senior relocation experts) and are knowledgeable in all aspects of moving. Paxem’s mission is to help families through the transition of moving or right-sizing while respecting each individual’s needs. We are solution oriented and will accommodate all requests efficiently and respectfully, because we understand what you are going through.
Residential, estate sales, and business moving options offered.

Organization Name
Address
906 Davis St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Christine McCall
Phone Number
847-492-1778
Fax
847-492-0320
Description

Treatment for drug dependency and addiction. Extensive substance abuse prevention counseling for adults and youth.
Youth early intervention program for at-risk teens, outpatient program for teens who meet the diagnostic criteria for substance abuse diagnosis, and intensive treatment program for teens struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

Individualized treatment plan for young adults and adults struggling with substance abuse and addiction.
Specialized treatment for older adults with alcohol, prescription and/or illegal drug misuse or abuse problems.

For more information, contact Christine McCall, Clinical Director, 847-492-1778, cmccall@peerservices.org

Address
906 Davis Street Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Christine McCall, MSW, LSW, CADC, Clinical Director
Phone Number
847-492-1778
Fax
847-492-0320
Description

PEER Services’ Adult Treatment Program is an award-winning specialized outpatient treatment program that helps adults and seniors with alcohol, prescription and/or illegal drug misuse or abuse problems. We offer confidential individual therapy as well as group help and support.

Note: Office also in Glenview at 3633 West Lake Avenue, Suite 305.

Address
Corporate Office: 297 Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ
07601
Phone Number
800-441-1898
Fax
201-441-9108
Organization Name
Address
3200 Grant Street, Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Todd F. Swortzel, President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone Number
800-896-9095
Description

Presbyterian Homes is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization that creates and manages communities for older adults with a comprehensive continuum of care. Offers independent and assisted living, home health services, rehabilitation services, nursing care, memory care, and adult day services.
Locations in Evanston:
Westminster Place
The Highlands of Evanston
Ten Twenty Grove
King Home

Address
355 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-316-6280
Parent Organization
Description

Presence Saint Francis Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services department provides licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as licensed physical and occupational therapy assistants and rehabilitation technicians.

Following a referral/prescription for treatment, patients are thoroughly evaluated by a therapist to assess their current condition.

Address
7521 Madison St, Forest Park, IL
60130
Contact Person
Horatio Esparza
Phone Number
708-209-1500
Description

Progress Center directly assists persons with disabilities to establish lives in the community. We serve and support people with disabilities of all ages to increase and maintain independence. We also assist families and communities.

Organization Name
Address
1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect, IL
60056
Phone Number
847-685-9900
Fax
847-294-9613
Description

Hospice provides support and guidance for patients and the families coping with loss and the end of life. Hospice care can be provided in the patients home, the home of a loved one, an assisted living community, a long-term care facility or a hospital. The hospice team includes a physician, nurse, social worker, home health aide, chaplain, volunteer and bereavement counselor. The hospice team visit and assist the patient and family on a regular basis, as determined by individual needs.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
2225 Tanglewood Dr, Aurora, IL
Phone Number
630-892-7267
Description

We help people stay put. Our Stair Lifts, bath tub lifts, wheelchair ramps and more help people to live comfortably in their own home. Services include: ramps; lifts; bathtub lifts; toilet lifts; safe walking solutions; safe transport solutions; and vehicle solutions. Rental options are available.

Organization Name
Address
620 Madison St., Evanston, IL
Mailing: 535 Custer St., Evanston, IL 60202
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847- 869-0660
Description

Sunday Service 10:00am

The Harvest is a natural foods co-op offering fair prices on bulk foods and dairy products. Members of the co-op pay a small annual membership fee or volunteer at the co-op monthly.

Website Address
Address
345 E. Superior Street – Chicago, IL
60611
Phone Number
800-354-7342
Description

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is the world’s leading hospital and research enterprise in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Treats

– Amputation & Limb Deficiencies
– Arthritis & Joint Conditions
– Brain Injuries
– Cancer Rehabilitation
– Pediatric Rehabilitation
– Spinal Cord Injuries
– Stroke Rehabilitation
– Sports & Back Rehabilitation
– Women’s Health

Also offers exercise classes in Evanston.

Website Address
Address
345 East Superior Street Chicago, IL
60611
Phone Number
312-238-1051
Description

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is an independent, 501(c)3, non-profit organization. It is the world’s leading hospital and research enterprise in physical medicine and rehabilitation, having virtually defined the entire field during the last half of the 20th century. RIC also embodies the future of rehabilitation care, and possesses the intellectual, physical, human, brand, and spiritual capital to sustain and advance this worthy cause for an underserved population.

Address
6352 N. Lincoln Ave. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL
60659
Phone Number
773-775-4677
Parent Organization
Description

Right at Home offers caregiving services for almost any family and practically any situation. Our in-home care lets loved ones enjoy healthy lives in the comfort of a familiar environment. We tailor our care to your unique situation through a Custom Care Plan.
Right at Home is a leader in the in-home senior care industry. Our trained caregivers provide quality in-home care for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to maintain their independence.

Public Notes

We are an in-home care company that happens to operate through independently owned and operated home care franchisees. We’re not a franchise company trying to do business in the home care industry. Because of this, the safety and well being of our clients comes first for everyone.

Address
1401 South California Boulevard Chicago, IL
60608
Phone Number
773-522-5863
Description

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-bed rehabilitation hospital located on Chicago’s west side. It offers a therapeutic environment of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, both for adults and children.

Public Notes

Located on the West and Southwest sides of Chicago, Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, Sinai Community Institute and Sinai Urban Health Institute.

Phone Number
708-383-0258 or 877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627)
Description

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.

Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.

Participants must be at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.

Public Notes

SCSEP grantees include state agencies and 15 national non-profit organizations. For more information on SCSEP programs in your area, use America’s Service Locator or call the Toll-Free Help Line at 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627).

Organization Name
Address
1426 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Richard Steele
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-425-1748
Description

S A M is a non-sectarian social organization of men over 55 who are retired or semi-retired and wish to participate in a variety of activities with men of a similar age and situation.
Meetings are held primarily in Evanston, but membership is open to all.
Currently active groups are book, movie and general discussion groups, sports-themed and photography groups.  Open to suggested activities, topics and interests.

Public Notes

President: Rich Steele info@samgroupil.org
Secretary: Bob Moss bobmoss@samgroupil.org
Treasurer: Terry Michaels treasurer@samgroupil.org
Director: Karl Berolzheimer
Director: Mike Johnson

Organization Name
Address
77 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 442, Chicago, IL
60604-3511
Contact Person
John Hosteny (Chicago office)
Phone Number
800-424-8867; Chicago office: 312-353-3622
Fax
312-353-6496 (Chicago office)
Description

Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of citizens 55 and older to meet community challenges through its three programs: Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).

Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most. We help them become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.

Address
1965 W Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL
60609
Contact Person
Eliu Irizarry, Director of SMCNP
Phone Number
(773) 523-5758
Fax
773-261-0536
Description

Food program for new mothers, children 5 and 6 years of age, residents 60 years and older. List of food distribution sites throughout Chicago.

USDA food and nutrition program administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services and operated by Catholic Charities.

Organization Name
Address
1428 Washington St.
Phone Number
312-752-0055
Parent Organization
Public Notes

Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for care. We connect families with great caregivers and caring companies to help you be there for the ones you love.

Address
7464 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
60626
Phone Number
773-381-8700
Description

Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Midwifery; and Family Practice. Languages spoken include: English, Spanish, Polish, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, French, and Korean.

Payment Options:
All patients are welcome at ACCESS regardless of if you have insurance. Medicare, Medicaid, CountyCare, All Kids, and most insurance plans are accepted. We also offer a sliding fee scale program for those that are uninsured and not eligible for any other type of insurance coverage based on income, family size and the type of services needed. Any payment that is required for your visit is due at the time of your appointment.

Hours of Operation: M-F 8AM-6PM, Saturday 8AM-12PM

Public Notes

Chicago area’s provider of community health care, Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) has 35 health largest centers, located throughout Chicago, Cook and DuPage counties, and serves as the medical home for more than 175​,000 patients each year. Founded in the early 1990’s, ACCESS is a federally-qualified health center (FQHC) organization accredited by The Joint ​Commission and strives to improve the health and wellness of our communities.
Access Community Health also operates ACCESS Evanston-Rogers Park at 1555 w. Howard St., Chicago IL 60626, 773-7647146.

Address
City of Evanston Senior Services, 300 Dodge Ave (Levy Ctr.); Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Audrey Thompson
Phone Number
847-448-8173
Fax
847-869-6183
Parent Organization
Description

Through the Illinois Department on Aging, the state long term care ombudsman protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for people who reside in long term care facilities (nursing homes). This is done through regional ombudsmen who have a hands–on working relationship with the residents and staff of the facilities within their program areas.

Contact
For more information on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, contact…

the Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine;
a Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman​ Program;
a Regional Home and Community Ombudsman​ Program.
For more information on the Pioneer Approach to Long Term Care and the Illinois Long Term Care Ombudsman program, see also:

Publications related to the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program