Assistance In Your Home and Community

  • Choices for Care in Illinois (brochure, 2019 - 984 KB) explains the purpose of the Choices for Care Program and answers questions about how it functions.

  • Community Care Program (brochure, 2019 - 4.65 KB) describes Illinois’ Community Care Program, designed to prevent premature or unnecessary institutionalization by offering in–home, community–based services to eligible adults age 60 and older.

  • Emergency Home Response Service (brochure, 2012 - 307 KB), part of the Community Care Program, this service is a 24-hour emergency communication link to assistance outside the home for older adults with documented health and safety needs and mobility limitations.

  • Older Adult Services Act Annual Report, 2017, (book, 2017 - 1.23 MB) submitted each January to the Illinois General Assembly as required by Public Act 93-1031, it describes the Department's progress toward compliance with the Older Adults Services Act.

    To view more OASA publications, view OASA Resources and Links.

  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (brochure, 2018 - 469 KB) explains this nationwide program, sponsored by Green Thumb, Inc. and other contracting organizations, which provides part-time public service employment for individuals age 55 and older with limited income. A special effort is made to place program participants in jobs that directly benefit other older people.

  • SHIP - (brochure, 2014 - 621 KB) The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

  • State and Federal Programs for Older Adults (book, 2020 - 1.10 MB) describes a wealth of government programs and benefits available to older adults and their families. Toll-free numbers, special numbers for the hearing impaired and other important phone numbers are given, and State Units on Aging are listed.

  • Social Isolation (brochure, 2019 - 1.05 MB) The Department, together with the 13 Area on Agencies, wants to reduce social isolation among older adults. This brochure talks about the services available in reducing social isolation in your community.