To the Home Instead Senior Care® network, enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families isn’t just about providing care services. If there’s a way we can make your life a little easier, a little less stressful, a little more manageable, we’re glad to share our resources and care expertise with you.
DHS's Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is the state's lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.
Use the online Rehabilitation Services Web Referral (linked below) to refer yourself or someone else for services.
DRS staff provide services to people with disabilities in 48 local offices located in communities throughout the state. Call toll-free: (800) 843-6154 (Voice, English or Español) or (800) 447-6404 (TTY).
For general questions about DRS, email DHS.DRS@illinois.gov.
This comprehensive website will provide you with information on the many programs and services available through the VA, as well as resources to find local assistance with applying for benefits. If you are looking for in-home care, please ask about the Aid and Attendance Benefit.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Many people find that caring for an aging loved one requires some adaptation.
CaregiverStress.com® is a helpful place to go for resources that cover everything from self care to senior care,
all with the goal of helping you manage, minimize, or prevent stress while making sure your loved one receives the best
Get CaregiverStress.com resources.
If Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia affects someone in your family, this website is for you. You'll
find a wealth of support resources, including free e-learning classes on some Alzheimer's care techniques, information
about care services and an Alzheimer's respite care grant program, tips from experts and other family caregivers in a
dementia support network, and much, much more.
Go to HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com
If you're a family caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, the risk of wandering is one of the potential behavioral symptoms that a loved one could be facing. Wandering could put that person's safety in jeopardy. To help family caregivers keep their aging loved ones safe, Home Instead Senior Care has launched a free alert system, Missing Senior NetworkSM, available at www.MissingSeniorNetwork.com. Sign up your older adult for this service that can help locate a loved one who goes missing or becomes lost.
Learn More at MissingSeniorNetwork.com