Please visit the links below for general information on entitlement programs.
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Adult Protective Services
Call 24/7 to make a report of suspected abuse to an older adult or person with disability. Abuse can include verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, financial, or neglect.
Adult Protective Services – 24 hour hotline 866-800-1409
Adult Protective Services – Catholic Charities (local) 847-253-5500
Adult Protective Services – resident of Long Term Care 888-401-820
Resource for individuals suffering dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers
AgeOptions – Local Area Agency on Aging for Hanover Township
Resource for information and referrals in suburban Cook County
Catholic Charities Northwest
Provides intake for various services like Home delivered meals, Community Care Program, and emergency response, as well as caregiver and respite services
CEDA – Community Economic Development Agency of Cook County
Resources and workshops available to Cook County residents; Partner for administration of LIHEAP programs
Community Crisis Center
24/7 Emergency hotline to provide safety, hope, advocacy, respite, and education for those affected by crisis or violence. Hotline number is 847-697-2380 (English) or 847-697-9740 (español).
Consumer Safety Guide
Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm.
Federal search engine for locating services; available nationwide
Illinois Attorney General
Resources and fact sheets for consumer protections and scams
Illinois Department on Aging
Access point for aging services in Illinois
Link to Benefit Access application
Illinois Department of Human Services
Information on state programs like SNAP, Medicaid, nursing homes
Illinois DHS Application for Benefits Eligibility
Web portal for online applications for SNAP, Medicaid, and other DHS programs
Source for information and resources related to Medicare questions. Can also call the nationwide hotline number at 800-633-4227
Features a wide range of information and support related to seniors and mesothelioma cancer. Content is verified with doctors before publication.
A social services organization devoted to assisting patients with mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
National Council on Seniors Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Resources and information for individuals facing addiction
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Resources and fact sheets for LGBT older adults and their caregivers
Social Security Administration
Source for information and resources related to Social Security questions. Can also call the nationwide hotline number at 800-772-1213
Virtual Utility Bill Clinic through Citizens Utility Board (CUB)
Virtual Utility Bill Clinic
A great resource for how to submit bills for electronic review.
Age Well DuPage Resource Guide
Comprehensive guide to services in DuPage County
Caregiver Resource Guide
Helpful information and resources for caregivers to a person with dementia
You Gave, Now Save Resource Booklet
Comprehensive Guide to programs and resources for older adults