Family Caregiver Program

Tailored Care Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Whether it is arranging medical appointments, providing transportation, managing finances, or coordinating care, family caregivers often handle multiple aspects that affect the well-being of their loved ones.

To address the needs of family caregivers, AgeGuide has partnered with Tailored Care (T-CARE) to strengthen the capacity of its providers to support family caregivers.

Are you a caregiver? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Take this quick and easy caregiver self-assessment questionnaire:

northeasternil.tailoredcare.com

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Special Funding

Are you living with or caring for someone with dementia? Financial assistance is available! Funds are available for a limited time.

Need help staying at home? We can help with:

  • Chore, housekeeping and grocery shopping services
  • Assistance with rent/mortgage and/or utilities, short term medication and supplies
  • Home improvements for accessibility and safety
  • Transportation including ride services, vehicle adaptions and gas cards

Need help caring for a loved one with dementia? You can use the money for:

  • Technology such as wander prevention systems, Amazon Alexa devices, security cameras, robotic pets and sensory quilts
  • Dentures, hearing aids and wearable GPS devices
  • In home, facility or adult day services for short term respite

There are no financial restrictions for this Program. Funding is available through June 30, 2022 or until it runs out.

For more information, contact Colette Jordan at (630) 785-2616 or [email protected]

Special Funding Opportunity

The Illinois Respite Coalition would like to make Emergency Respite Care funding available to any family in need of respite. For the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 (through June 30, 2022), we can approve up to $500 for those in need of a break.

This includes:

  • Families who have exhausted IDOA-funded respite hours
  • Families who qualify for IDOA-funded respite hours but the local AAA is out of funds for the respite program.
  • Families currently applying for IDOA-funded respite hours
  • Families who have not yet applied for IDOA-funded respite hours.
  • Families who do not qualify for IDOA-funded respite hours (These families will remain eligible next fiscal year.)

Care Coordinators and families are welcome to call us for more information: (866) ILL-RESP.

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Family Caregiver Program

You may be a daughter, a son or a spouse, a sister or brother, a niece or nephew—or simply a good friend. You do what you need to do to help an older family member or friend in need. You are a family caregiver, and you are not alone!

The Family Caregiver Support Program provides valuable resources for those who are giving unpaid care to adults age 60+ and for those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. The program includes:

  • Caregiver Resource Centers provides informaiton, resources and support for those giving unpaid care to adults age 60+ and those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, or for relatives age 55+ raising children under 18 or giving unpaid care to adults with disabilities. Services include respite services and supplemental funds to help pay for short term services, adaptive devices and supplies not covered by insurance.
  • Respite Services provide alternatives to take a break from caring of your loved one in the home or at another location.
  • Gap-Filling Services offers options to obtain support in unforeseen circumstances covering a variety of items to assist you.
  • Legal Services to help you take care of your loved ones.
  • Caregiver Counseling Centers provide resources to improve and protect the well-being of those giving unpaid care to adults age 60+ and those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, and for relatives age 55+ raising children under 18 or giving unpaid care to adults with disabilities. These programs help coach/counsel you through troubling times, such as how to bring the family together or to help the older adult accept needed services.
  • Training and education provides ways you can take care of yourself and to learn “how-to” care giving skills to aid your loved one.
  • Support groups provide a place to share experiences and understand that you are not alone.

Caregiver Support Programs are available in the eight counties AgeGuide serves: DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. If you would like further details about the Caregiver Support Program or services for older adults, contact AgeGuide at (800) 528-2000 (toll-free in Illinois).

Family Caregiver Funded Partners

DuPage County

DuPage County Community Services

www.dupageco.org/seniorsvcs
(630) 407-6500
(800) 942-9412

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage

www.metrofamily.org
(630) 784-4838

Grundy County

Grundy County Health Department

www.grundyco.org/health
(815) 941-3404

Kane County

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

www.seniorservicesassoc.org
Elgin: (847) 741-0404
Aurora: (630) 897-4035
(800) 942-1724

Kankakee County

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

www.catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
(815) 933-7791

Kendall County

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

www.seniorservicesassoc.org
(800) 339-3200
(630) 553-5777

Kendall County Health Department

www.kendallhealth.org
(630) 553-9100

Lake County

Family Service of Lake County

www.famservice.org
(847) 432-4981

McHenry County

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

www.seniorservicesassoc.org
Crystal Lake: (815) 356-7457
McHenry: (815) 344-3555
(800) 339-3200

Independence Health and Therapy

www.independencehealth.org
(815) 338-3590

Will County

Senior Services of Will County

www.willcountyseniors.org
(815) 723-9713

Relatives Raising Children Program

You may be a grandmother, grandfather, aunt or uncle raising a child in place of the parents. You are taking responsibility for the child because the parents are unable or unwilling to do so. You are a family caregiver, and you are not alone!

The Relatives Raising Children Program provides valuable resources for relatives age 55+ who are raising children 18 and under or with severe disabilities. The program includes:

  • Caregiver Resource Centers give information, resources and support for relatives age 55+ raising children under 18 about available services. The Centers assess your situation and help connect you to programs to assist you.
  • Respite Services provide alternatives to get a break from caring for the children at home or in another location.
  • Gap-Filling Services cover a variety of services to assist you and obtain support in unforeseen.
  • Legal Services to help you assume care of the children.
  • Caregiver Counseling Centers provide resources to improve and protect the well-being of those giving unpaid care to children under 18. The Centers help coach/counsel you through troubling times, such as how to understand raising a special needs child.
  • Training and education provides classes to teach family and non-parent relative caregivers how to meet their loved ones needs.
  • Support groups provide a place to share experiences and understand that you are not alone.

Caregiver Support Programs are available in the eight counties AgeGuide serves: DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. If you would like further details about the Caregiver Support Program or services for older adults, contact AgeGuide at (800) 528-2000 (toll-free in Illinois).

Relatives Raising Children Funded Partners

DuPage County

DuPage County Community Services

www.dupageco.org/seniorsvcs
(630) 407-6500
(800) 942-9412

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage

www.metrofamily.org
(630) 784-4838

Grundy County

Grundy County Health Department

www.grundyco.org/health
(815) 941-3404

Kane County

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

www.seniorservicesassoc.org
Elgin: (847) 741-0404
Aurora: (630) 897-4035
(800) 942-1724

Kankakee County

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

www.catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
(815) 933-7791
(815) 523-9918

Kendall County

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

www.seniorservicesassoc.org
(800) 339-3200
(630) 553-5777

Kendall County Health Department

www.kendallhealth.org
(630) 553-9100

Lake County

Family Service of Lake County

www.famservice.org
(847) 432-4981

McHenry County

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

www.seniorservicesassoc.org
Crystal Lake: (815) 356-7457
McHenry: (815) 344-3555
(800) 339-3200

Independence Health & Therapy

www.independencehealth.org
(815) 338-3590

Will County

Senior Services of Will County

www.willcountyseniors.org
(815) 723-9713

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