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AgeOptions Homepage l

Connecting Older Adults
with Options for Living Well

 

AgeOptions helps older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers in suburban Cook County, Illinois, live their lives to the fullest by empowering them with information and resources. We partner with a network of nonprofit community-based organizations and can connect you or someone you care for with programs and services in your community, such as:

  • Telephone assistance to answer questions and link callers to the resources they need

  • Assistance in identifying and applying for benefits

  • Nutritious meals

  • Intervention and education to prevent fraud, abuse and neglect

  • Caregiver support

  • In-home care
     
  • Adult day services

  • Help making Medicare choices 

  • Workshops for people with ongoing health conditions

  • Help moving out of a nursing home

  • Employment and volunteering opportunities

Click on the blue boxes at the top of the page to find assistance, services and programs.

 

 

BenefitsCheckUp®

Find help paying for food. Click here to start using BenefitsCheckUp yourself, or call AgeOptions for more information at (708)383-0258.

AgeOptions Interactive Referral Page

Click here to find your local Care Coordination Unit (CCU), using your home address. It will provide you with contact information for the CCU. Contacting the CCU will initiate the process to determine eligibility and connect you to appropriate meal services, adult protective services, and caregiver services.

Fraud Alerts

Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) sends email Fraud Alerts every other Monday. Click here for the alerts, which contain fraud-related news articles, information about current scams in Illinois or other parts of the U.S. and useful health care or fraud-related resources.

Elder Abuse, Neglect & Financial Exploitation Intervention & Prevention

To report suspected elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, call the Illinois Department on Aging’s Elder Abuse Hotline at (866)800-1409. Reports may be made anonymously. Click here for more information or call AgeOptions at (708)383-0258.

 

 

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AgeOptions' COVID-19 Coronavirus Response

Click here to go to the Emergency Preparedness web page.

The AgeOptions Emergency Preparedness web page has checklists, a situation summary and sources and materials to keep older adults and caregivers, as well as our partners and funded agencies, informed about alerts, public health recommendations and how to prepare and plan for emergencies.

 

You'll find links to reliable sources such as the Illinois Department on Aging, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health and more.

 

There are also links with information in languages other than English.