Family & Home

 Services

 

 

https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/disability-guardian-request
Person with Disability Guardian Request
GP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Various forms available on GAC site. This link includes the disclaimer for the forms.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/beaches
Private and Public Beaches
GP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
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/IDPH/nursing-homes
Illinois Nursing Homes
GP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Illinois has approximately 1,200 long-term care facilities serving more than 100,000 residents, from the young to the elderly. These facilities are licensed, regulated and inspected at least annually by IDPH. IDPH also assists the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with certifying these facilities for participation in federal payment reimbursement programs. IDPH also provides a listing of nursing homes and resources to help residents select nursing homes.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/probate-dupage County
Probate Forms - DuPage County
GP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Various Forms on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DuPage County. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/assistance-seniors
Find Assistance in My Home & Community for Seniors
GP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
CCP is a major initiative to prevent the unnecessary intstitutionalization of older adults in Illinois, ages 60+ who have difficulty with household and personal care tasks. Services include in-home, adult day and emergency home response.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/food-assistance-wic
Food Assistance for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/homeless-assistance
Obtain Homelessness Prevention Assistance
GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
The Homeless Prevention Program provides assistance and supportive services directly related to the prevention of homelessness to eligible individuals and families who are in danger of eviction, foreclosure or homelessness or are currently homeless.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardian-ward-visit
Office of the State Guardian Ward Visit Form (for OSG Volunteer Visitors use only)
GP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
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. 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/home-nursing-agencies
Home Nursing Agencies
GP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
A Home Nursing agency is an agency that provides services directly in order to deliver skilled nursing and home health aide services to persons in their personal residences. Agency provides services that would be required to be performed by an individual licensed under the Nurse Practice Act on a shift schedule, one-time, full-time or part-time, and/or intermittent basis.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/human-rights-reports
Human Rights Authority Reports
GP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
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.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/electric-utility-choices
Compare Your Electric Utility Choices
GP0|#afe2e942-9206-4b2e-9a96-f107d4ec6d09;L0|#0afe2e942-9206-4b2e-9a96-f107d4ec6d09|ICC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Learn about electric competition and how to choose a supplier
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IHDA/rental-property-listing-registration
Rental Property Listing Registration
GP0|#5b3a0951-fb98-4004-a7c7-43a98b4dbce6;L0|#05b3a0951-fb98-4004-a7c7-43a98b4dbce6|IHDA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Property owners and managers, including Housing Authorities and private landlords, can use Ilhousingsearch.org to manage their property listings free of charge. Property owners can register and manage their listings online or via phone and fax.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DCEO/community-services
Illinois Community Services Search
GP0|#21ccef1c-8d27-463f-bf34-1ff63ba98aab;L0|#021ccef1c-8d27-463f-bf34-1ff63ba98aab|DCEO;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
The Illinois Department of Commerce administers several programs and services that are designed to strengthen Illinois communities, improve energy efficiency, build neighborhoods, and create opportunities.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/whatis-elder-abuse
What is Elder Abuse?
GP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Abuse takes many forms and, in most cases, victims are subjected to more than one type of mistreatment. Elder abuse can include physical, sexual or emotional abuse; confinement; passive neglect; willful deprivation; or financial exploitation.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/pregnancy-parenting-assistance
Pregnancy & Parenting Assistance
GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Whether you are thinking about having children someday, are a mom-to-be, or already have children, find information and learn about programs that may help you as you navigate these important stages in your life.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/find-youth-services
Find Youth Services & Assistance
GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
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/DOI/health-care-provider-complaint
Health Care Provider Complaint Form
GP0|#76375b67-de2d-4e69-bdd8-7314315c9703;L0|#076375b67-de2d-4e69-bdd8-7314315c9703|DOI;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
DOI makes sure all insurance companies, HMOs, producers selling insurance in Illinois and other regulated entities obey state insurance laws. The Department provides consumer information and investigates complaints about companies and producers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/skilled-care-facilities
Skilled Care Facilities
GP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
IDPH regulates Skilled Care Facilities, which are a type of nursing home.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/mental-health-medicaid-waiver
Mental Health Medicaid Waiver 1915 c
GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Information and notifications for the Mental Health Medicaid Waiver 1915 c
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/hospital-directory
IDPH Hospital Directory
GP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
IDPH maintains a directory of all the hospitals in IL
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/grandparents-raising-grandchildren
Find Assistance for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
GP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
IDoA and the Illinois Task Force on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren work to locate, assist, and promote awareness of grandparent-headed households. The program has established support groups; financial and technical assistance; and referral assistance.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/developmental-disability-services
Developmental Disability Services
GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Search for county and statewide resources for individuals with developmental disabilities
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/ship
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
GP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. The helpline can answer questions on Medicare, Medicaid, enrollment, drug plan information, and more.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/access-quality-affordable-child-care
Access Quality, Affordable Child Care
GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
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.