Empowering people to thrive as they age.

Legal Assistance

AgeOptions can make referrals to organizations that provide assistance in settling non-criminal legal matters, protection of legal rights, advocacy and education.

Services and Programs from AgeOptions

Suburban Cook County Elder Risk Detector

Legal Risk Detector

What is a Legal Risk Detector?

A legal health check-up tool designed to be used by social workers, medical personnel and other allied professionals to screen an older individual for risks of the following legal problems: housing, debt, health care, financial exploitation and elder abuse.

Why Should You Consider Using the Risk Detector?

The Risk Detector has many benefits: it identifies legal issues that your client may not realize he or she is facing; it provides the advocate with an assessment report that categorizes the client’s risk as “low,” “medium” or “high” as well as identifying red flag issues.

Access the Tool

The legal Risk Detector tool is coming soon. It is intended for adults aged 60 and older or adults with disabilities aged 18-59 living in Suburban Cook County. If this doesn’t apply to you, you can find legal information at https://www.legalaidchicago.org/
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

Illinois SMP: Empowering Consumers to Prevent Healthcare Fraud.

Suburban Cook County Fatality Review Team

The Suburban Cook Adult Fatality Review Team examines deaths associated with suspected abuse and or neglect of persons aged 18-59 with a disability and older adults 60+ years old residing in a domestic setting.

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

The ADRC offers information to help older adults, caregivers and people with disabilities make decisions about care.