Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD)
According to the website, Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) is a cash assistance program that is available through the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Phone: (866) 451-5763 TTY | Website
Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)
Free counseling and assistance applying for prescription drug assistance programs, including Medicare Part D and "Extra Help". Provides technical assistance, phone support and counseling in order to help Medicare beneficiaries eligible for the Medicare Part D benefit select and enroll in Part D plans.
Phone: (800) 252.8966 | Website
National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging has a Benefits Check Up that you can use to see what benefits may be available to you in your area. There are over 2,500 benefits programs nationwide.
Phone: (871) 527.3900 | Website
Area Agency on Aging
Area Agencies have the primary task of planning and coordinating services and programs for older people in their respective areas. The Area Agencies receive funding from the Department based on a formula which takes into consideration the number of older citizens and minorities in that area, as well as the number living in poverty, in rural areas, and alone.
There are 13 Area Agencies on Aging | Website
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, and Springfield. The chapter provides reliable information and care consultation, support services for families, increased funding for dementia research, and influence on public policy changes. They host various awareness, educational, and caregiver events across the state. The Alzheimer's Association also offers a 24-hour helpline at (800) 272-3900.
Phone: (847) 933-2413 | Address: 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 | Website
Hotline for Families Dealing with Dementia:
Toll-free helpline through Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Phone: (866) 232.8484
or visit their website here.
Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA)
The Illinois Department on Aging is the code department of the Illinois state government that exercises, administers, and enforces all rights, powers, and duties vested in it by the Illinois Act on the Aging.
Phone: (800) 252-8966 | Headquarters in Illinois | Website
This is a public service through the U.S. Administration on Aging, which will connect you to care and services for older adults and their families. Click here for the website. Phone: (800) 677-1116.
Resources for Ages 65+
Please contact the Illinois Respite Coalition at 630.207.8479 for more information about resources in your area.
Statewide Service Locator
Find resources in your area through the Illinois Department of Aging Service Locator available here.