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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/home-services-placement-directory
IDPH Home Services Placement Agencies Directory
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A Home Services Placement agency is an agency that acts as a placement agency for the purpose of placing individuals as workers providing home services for consumers primarily in their personal residences. Services provided include assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, personal laundry, and companionship provided to an individual in his or her personal residence, which are intended to enable that individual to remain safely and comfortably in his or her own personal residence. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/hospital-report-card
Illinois Hospital Report Card
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Consumers have a right to access information about the quality of health care provided in Illinois. The report card can help residents to become a more informed consumer and to make better health care choices. The public can access information on quality and safety data, nurse staffing, patient satisfaction and costs of services in hospitals and surgery centers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/hr-volunteer-application
Human Rights Authority Volunteer Application
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The Human Rights Authority is the division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission statutorily empowered to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities including persons with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and the aged disabled. There are nine Authorities, organized by geographic region, throughout the state. The Human Rights Authority is unique in its use of citizen volunteers to conduct these investigations and make corrective recommendations. As such, Regional Authorities are always seeking to fill vacancies as they occur as well as maintain a pool of potential volunteer members for times when the need arises.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/death-ward
Death of a Ward
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Form for a "Guardian of Person Use". Guardianship terminates upon death of the ward. A petition to notify the court of the ward's death and close the guardianship case is attached. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/disability-complaint-form
Disability Complaint Form
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The Human Rights Authority exists to conduct investigations of complaints of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities. ​The Human Rights Authority assures confidentiality to the extent possible under the conditions of an investigation of rights violations. Please list in detail your complaint or complaints.  If you have more than one complaint, please list them numerically. Completion of this complaint form is not a requirement of a complaint to be investigated; however, the information that you provide will assist the HRA during the review of potential case acceptance.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardianship-volunteer-form
Guardianship Volunteer Form
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Office of State Guardian's (OSG) mission is to improve the quality of life for wards of OSG by empowering volunteers to provide companionship and to advocate for person-centered individualized services. Anyone interested in volunteering should complete the Office of the State Guardian Volunteer Form. Volunteers will commit to visit wards at least once a month for a minimum of one year and communicate with the State Guardian about their health, progress, and service needs through completing the OSG Ward Visit Form form. OSG will provide direction, training and resources to assist volunteers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/beaches
Private and Public Beaches
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To prevent illnesses associated with swimming at Illinois beaches, each licensed beach is inspected annually to determine that required safety features are in place and there are no sources of possible pollution such as sewage discharges. These inspections are done either by the Illinois Department of Public Health or a local health department, or, in Chicago, by the Chicago Park District. The Department also requires that each of the 335 licensed public beaches be sampled every two weeks to determine that bacterial levels in the water are within limits established in the Swimming Facility Code (77 Ill. Admin. Code 820). The maximum E. coli level allowed – 235 colony-forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100mL) – is based on guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for recreational waters.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/reduce-energy
Reduce Energy Usage & Cut Energy Costs
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Information to assist with reducing energy usage
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/disability-guardian-request
Person with Disability Guardian Request
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Various forms available on GAC site. This link includes the disclaimer for the forms.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/home-nursing-placement
Home Nursing Placement Agencies
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A Home Nursing Placement agency is an agency that acts as a placement agency, in order to deliver skilled nursing and home health aide services to persons in their personal residences.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/home-health-agencies-dir
Home Health Agencies Directory
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Home Health Agencies are public agencies or private organizations that provide skilled nursing services and at least one other home health service.  The services provided to a person at his or her residence are accordance to a plan of treatment for illness or infirmity prescribed by a physician or podiatrist.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/electric-utility-choices
Compare Your Electric Utility Choices
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Learn about electric competition and how to choose a supplier
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/healthy-women-application
Healthy Women Application Request
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Health information and services provided by IDHS and other state agencies
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/standby-guardian
Standby Guardian Form
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Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. The guardian of a disabled person may designate in any written document, including a will, a person qualified to be appointed as standby guardian or successor standby guardian of the person or estate, or both, of the disabled person. According to Section 11a-5, a standby guardian is someone who has been appointed by the court as the person who will act as guardian of the disabled person when the disabled person's guardian dies or is no longer willing or able to make and carry out day-to-day care decisions concerning the disabled person. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/home-services-directory
Home Services Directory
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Home Services Agencies provide services directly through workers providing home services for consumers primarily in their personal residences.  Services provided include assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, personal laundry, and companionship provided to an individual in his or her personal residence, which are intended to enable that individual to remain safely and comfortably in his or her own personal residence. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IHDA/obtain-foreclosure-assistance
Obtain Foreclosure Assistance
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The Illinois Hardest Hit Fund® program provides mortgage assistance to homeowners who have experienced at least a 15 percent income reduction due to a qualifying hardship event and who meet the eligibility criteria.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/ameren-energy-assistance
Ameren Energy Assistance
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Consumer Services: Educate consumers on utility issues, help resolve customer/utility disputes Transportation: Oversees trucking insurance and registration, railroad safety, relocation and safety towing, household goods moving companies
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDHR/fair-housing-charge-discrimination
Fair Housing Charge of Discrimination
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The Fair Housing Division of the Illinois Department of Human Rights ("the Department") investigates charges involving real estate transactions (housing) on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation (including gender-related identity), national origin, ancestry, age (40 and over), marital status, physical, mental and perceived disability, familial status (children under 18), pregnancy, military status, and unfavorable discharge from military service.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/public-utility-complaint
File a Public Utility Complaint
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You can ask a question or file a utility complaint with the Commission
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/manufactured-home-communities
Manufactured Home Communities (Mobile Home Parks)
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IDPH has responsibilities relating to manufactured homes. To ensure quality living conditions for people who reside in manufactured home communities, IDPH licenses all parks with 5 or more sites (except those located in home rule units). Staff inspects each park annually for license renewal, at which time they check the water supply, sewage disposal system, electrical system, lighting, road conditions, spacing of homes, and garbage disposal. The IDPH staff also review plans for all new parks and any additions to existing ones.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/access-quality-affordable-child-care
Access Quality, Affordable Child Care
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Provides working families of low income with access to affordable, quality child care. IDHS also supports services for families looking for care including free referrals to child care providers and consumer education information.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/find-youth-services
Find Youth Services & Assistance
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Find information for services and assistance available to youth, including youth who are in trouble with the law, life skill training, and pregnancy prevention.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DCFS/adopt-child
Adopt a Child
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent for the State of Illinois. You have decided to make a significant contribution to aid a child away from home.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/human-rights-reports
Human Rights Authority Reports
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This is a link to Human Rights Authorities published findings/reports of their investigations that are available for the public to review. The Human Rights Authority is the division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission statutorily empowered to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities including persons with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and the aged disabled.