LA CARE

Resource Directory

 

 

The purpose of this tool is to provide a framework of services available for individuals and families living with symptoms or a diagnosis of memory loss, with a particular emphasis on the Latino/a community in the Chicagoland area.

The first page shows a color-coded table of contents outlining the main topics presented in this tool. Specific service providers and organizations with contact information will be included by color-coded section in the latter parts of the tool. This is not a comprehensive list of services but is meant to serve as a guide and a starting point for individuals and families managing changes in cognition. Given the changing nature of social services, we are not able to include all available resources or handle all changes in services. Please contact service organizations directly to confirm availability of resources.

If you or your loved one is undocumented, you may not qualify for some of the services listed within this tool. Please contact services you are interested in directly for further inquiry.

Sincerely,

 

The Latino Alzheimer’s Coalition for Advocacy, Research, and Education

 
 

If you notice/suspect changes in a loved one, seek help by talking to:

  • Primary Care Provider
  • Neurologist (may need referral from your primary care provider)
  •  Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America for guidance to a local diagnostic evaluation centers and tips on what questions when getting a diagnosis (Spanish-speaking assistance available)

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If your loved is diagnosed with dementia, the following agencies can be contacted for assessment of services needed and guidance on what is available:

  • Local Area Agency on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Center
  • Illinois Department on Aging Hotline

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If your loved one needs additional care, here are some types of care options available:

  • Adult Day Program – a facility that provides a safe environment, activities, and staff who pay attention to the needs of a person with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Home Health Care – provide care and or company to individuals in their homes
  • Residential Care – an option for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who need around the clock care. These facilities can include nursing homes.

*Adult day centers and home care services can provide a much needed break. While the person with Alzheimer's is at the center, you'll have time to rest, run errands or finish other tasks.

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If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you are not alone. Please reach out for help---these organizations are a good place to start:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Centers
  • Alzheimer’s Association 24-hour helpline (Spanish-speaking assistance available)
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America National Toll Free Helpline

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If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, here are resources to help you plan for his or her care:

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If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, they may be eligible to participate in research:

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Advocate Family Medicine - Ravenswood Memory Assessment Clinic

4600 N. Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, IL. 60640

(773) 561-7500

www.advocatehealth.com

Specializes in diagnosing memory problems.


Alexian Brothers Memory & Cognitive Disorders Center

Various locations in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs.

1(847) 981-3630

https://www.alexianbrothershealth.org/neurosciences/services/memory-disorder

Provides diagnostic expertise, treatments, and research.


American Brain Foundation (American Academy of Neurology)

201 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55415

(800) 879-1960

patients.aan.com/findaneurologist

Provides Find a Neurologist service by subspecialty, name, or area.


Illinois Neurological Institute - Memory Loss Diagnostic Center

535 Roxbury Road Rockford, IL, 61107

(815) 387-1717

www.osfhealthcare.org/services/neurosciences


Janesville Geriatric Assessment Center - Mercy Clinic South

849 Kellogg Ave #2 Janesville, WI, 53546

(608) 755-7960

mercyhealthsystem.org/ourphysicians/?pid=1&spec=Neuropsychology


Loyola University Medical Center - Alzheimer's Disease & Memory Disorder Center

2160 S. First Avenue Maywood, IL, 60153

(888) 584-7888 

www.loyolamedicine.org/neurology-neurosurgery/alzheimer's-dementia-and-memory-disorders


Mercy Crystal Lake Medical Center

390 Congress Pkwy., Suite. M Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

(815) 455-0850

mercyhealthsystem.org/location/mercyhealth-crystal-lake-east


Mercy Woodstock Medical Center

2000 Lake Avenue Woodstock, IL, 60098

(815) 337-7100

mercyhealthsystem.org/location/mercyhealth-woodstock


Midwest Consultants for Cognitive Medicine

501 N. Riverside Drive #114 Gurnee, IL, 60031

(847) 282-4421

www.brainchecknow.com/#!doctors/cjg9

Referral from a medical doctor, neurologist, or psychologist. No referral from a primary care provider required.


Neurobehavioral Associates, P.C.

10730 W. 143rd Street, Suite 37 Orland Park, IL, 60462

(800) 564-0863

www.neurobehavior.org/Who_ We_Are/Entries/2014/2/21_Laura_Re nteria%2C_PhD%2C_ABPP-CN.html


Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic - Northwestern Medical Group

676 N. Clair Street, Suite #945, Chicago, IL, 60611

(312) 695-9627

brain.nm.org


Northshore University Neurological Institute: Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Program

2180 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, IL, 60026

1 (877) 570-7020

northshore.org/neurologicalinstitute/centers-and-programs/alzheimersdisease-and-memory-disorders-program

Provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care for individuals coping with memory loss.


Rush Memory Clinic

600 S. Paulina Street, Suite 130 Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-3333

www.rush.edu/services/memoryclinic

Provides comprehensive evaluations for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. To make an appointment, individuals must have a referral from their primary care provider. Also see Research.


Rush University Senior Care

Professional Building

1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 955 Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-7030

myrush.rush.edu/PhysicianPractices/univseniorcare/Pages/default.aspx


University of Chicago - Outpatient Senior Health Center & Memory Center

7101 S. Exchange Avenue Chicago, IL, 60649

(773) 702-5700

www.uchospitals.edu/visitor/offsite/south-side/south-shore.html

Provides Consultations in Memory Center Assessment and the Successful Aging for Frail Elders (SAFE) Clinic


UIC Geriatrics Clinic

1801 W. Taylor Street, Suite 1 Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 413-3631

chicago.medicine.uic.edu/depart ments___programs/departments/med icine/geriatric_medicine

Days of service are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. The Clinic can serve as the primary provider for elderly patients or a consult physician when we get referrals from other primary providers dealing with dementia, Alzheimer's, or geriatric problems.


University of Wisconsin Memory Assessment Clinic

2880 University Avenue Madison, WI, 53705

(608) 263-7740

www.uwhealth.org/locations/clinic_detail.jsp?sublocationId=377


AgeOptions

1048 Lake Street, Suite 300 Oak Park, IL, 60301-1102

(708) 383-0258

http://www.ageoptions.org/index.html

Caregiver support partnership for south and west suburban caregivers. Offers Caring Together, Living Better (CTLB) program. Information available in Spanish


A Place for Mom

701 5th Avenue, Suite 3200 Seattle, WA, 98104

(206) 285-4666

www.aplaceformom.com/alzheimers-care

Provides a searchable database of assisted living facilities with memory care services, and checklists to determine if that is the best option for your loved one.


ARCH National Respite Network

(206) 632-5208

http://archrespite.org/respitelocator



CarePathways

(877) 521-9987

www.carepathways.com

A searchable database created and maintained by nurses to provide information about senior care and housing options.


Cicero Area Project

5243 W. 25th Street Cicero, IL, 60804

(708) 222-8301

http://www.chicagoareaproject.org/affiliate s/cicero-area-project-darcadiohotmailcom

Volunteer-based program in which churches and community organizations work with Age Options to develop and provide services to support family caregivers in the south and western suburbs. Offer caregiver reunions on Saturdays.


Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE)

53 W. Jackson, Suite 1340 Chicago, IL, 60604

(312) 461-0812

http://clese.org

Association of long term care providers matches ethnic consumers with care provider of similar cultural backgrounds. *Only available in Chicago.


Community Care Program

One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100 Springfield, IL, 62702-1271

Senior HelpLine: (800) 252-8966

http://www.illinois.gov/aging/Communi tyServices/Pages/ccp.aspx

Government program assists low income older adults who require help with activities of daily living by helping to pay for home and community based services including: care management, in-home care, adult day care, transportation and home delivered meals.


Caring Hearts Adult Day Center

505 South Quentin Road Palatine, IL, 60067

(847) 991-1112

https://www.agingcare.com/local/Cari ng-Hearts-Adult-Day-Center-PalatineAdult-Day-Care-IL


Casa Central

1343 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL, 60622

(773) 645-2300

http://www.casacentral.org/programs/senior

Senior Programs includes an adult day center (Adult Wellness Center) and Home Care Services. Information available in Spanish.


The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago (City of Chicago Region)

721 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL, 60654

(312) 655-7700

http://www.catholiccharities.net/About Us/ServiceAreas/SeniorServices.aspx

Senior Services Area provides comprehensive services so seniors are able to continue to live independently or with caregivers in their own homes and communities. Information available in Spanish.


Choices for Care Program

One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100 Springfield, IL, 62702-1271

Senior Helpline: (800) 252-8966

http://www.illinois.gov/aging/Community Services/choices/Pages/default.aspx

Government program offers counseling on housing options for older adults and their families.


Illinois Adult Day Services Association (IADSA)

P.O. Box 10401 Peoria, IL, 61612

(217) 359-7387

http://www.iadsa.com/home _page0.aspx

Offers online directory that allows consumers to locate adult day care providers in their community. Database consists of member providers of IADSA.


Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council (IHHC)

100 East Washington Street Springfield, IL, 62701

(217) 753-4422

http://www.ilhomecare.org/

Offers online directory that allows consumers to locate in-home care providers in their community. Database consists of member providers of IHCC.


Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (ILHPCO)

The PMC Group

902 Ash Street Winnetka, IL, 60093

(847) 441-7200

https://il-hpco.org/

Provides information and referral services for hospice and palliative care in Illinois. Its website provides a search tool that allows user to locate hospice programs in their communities.


Latino Alzheimer's & Memory Disorders Alliance

1600 W. Lake Street Melrose Park, IL, 60106

(708) 223-8571 Ext. 107

www.latinoalzheimersalliance.org

Community organization working to empowers Latino caregivers and families of those afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders by providing education, skill building training and support programs. Also provides training programs to healthcare providers. Information available in Spanish. See also Support, Education, & Counseling and References.


LeadingAge

2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, D.C., 20008-1520

202-783-2242

www.leadingage.org

Provides a searchable database of aging services, including assisted living, nursing care, and home meal delivery.


National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)

11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 800 Fairfax, VA, 22030

(877) 745-1440

www.nadsa.org

Use this national website database to find adult day services in your area.


Nursing Homes- Illinois Department of Public Health

Nursing Home Hotline: (800) 252-4343

http://www.idph.state.il.us/healthca/nurs inghometestjava.htm

Government website provides information on nursing homes in Illinois. Use their search tool to find licensed nursing homes by city, county or zip code and facility name.


Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 600 Chicago, IL, 60601

(312) 353-1133

https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaidchip-program-information/bytopics/long-term-services-andsupports/integrating-care/program-ofall-inclusive-care-for-the-elderlypace/program-of-all-inclusive-care-forthe-elderly-pace.html

A PACE program in Illinois coordinate and provide the entire continuum of care and services to their older enrollees with chronic care needs to enable them to continue living safely in the community as long as possible. Care and services include:

  • Adult day health care
  • Medical care
  • Home health care and personal care
  • All necessary prescription drugs
  • Social services
  • Respite
  • Hospital and nursing home care when necessary

Solutions for Care

7222 W. Cermak Rd, Suite 200 North Riverside, IL, 60546

(708) 447-2448 x127

http://www.solutionsforcare.org

Provides a several programs (caregiver support, care coordination, and adult protective services among others) for older adults that enhance independent living. Monthly Spanish speaking caregiver support group offered the first Monday of every month at 10 AM, but if there is a holiday, it is moved to the following Monday.


Support

 

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800 Chicago, IL, 60631

(847) 933-2413

www.alz.org/Illinois and http://www.alz.org/espanol/overviewespanol.asp

HELPLINE 800-272-3900 available 24/7 all year and services available in Spanish. Spanish language portal and the Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Center (English) to find resources, materials. Also see Community Services & Care Options.


Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter

Spanish Language Caregiver Support Group ( Last Sunday of every month, 2-4 pm )

Interfaith Leadership Project

1510 S. 49th St. Cicero, IL 60804

www.alz.org/illinois or 800-272-3900

A safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


City of Chicago Senior Services

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/d epts/fss/dataset/senior_centers.html

Information available in Spanish.


Illinois Area Agencies on Aging (AAA's)

1615 W. Chicago Avenue, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL, 60622

(312) 744-4016

https://www.illinois.gov/aging/PartnersProviders/Pages/aaa-main.aspx

AAAs offer aging services, including:

  • Information and assistance

  • Care management

  • Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)

  • Legal assistance

  • Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)


Illinois Respite Coalition (IRC)

4015 N. Oak Park Avenue Chicago, IL, 60634

Cell: (630) 207-8479

Office: (773) 205-3627 x3627

http://www.illinoisrespitecoalition.org/

Coalition of organization of caregivers that promote services and support for families. Coalition website serves as a resource for caregivers and those who work with caregivers providing online respite provider lists by county and information on respite helpline. Information available in Spanish.


Illinois Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

https://www.illinois.gov/aging/Commu nityServices/caregiver/Pages/caregiv er_links.aspx

FCSP services for family caregivers are provided through local Caregiver Resource Centers and include:

  • Information

  • Assistance

  • Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training

  • Respite care

  • Limited supplemental services, such as transportation and home modifications


Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance

1600 W. Lake Street Melrose Park, IL, 60106

(708) 223-8571 Ext. 107

http://www.latinoalzheimersalliance.org

Offers Alzheimer’s disease and dementia specific Spanish-speaking caregiver support groups. Information available in Spanish. See also Community Services & Care Options and References.


Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

(800) 252-8966

http://www.illinois.gov/aging/ship/Pages/ab outship.aspx

Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

 

Education

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor New York, N.Y., 10001

Toll-Free Helpline: (866) 232-8484

(646) 638-1542

https://www.alzfdn.org

Memory Evaluations handout in Spanish: http://www.nationalmemoryscreening.org/s ecure/13/nmsd/new4/Evaluaciones%20De %20La%20Memoria.pdf


Bright Focus Foundation

22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD, 20871

(800) 437-2423

http://www.brightfocus.org/

Information available in Spanish.


Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving

785 Market Street, Suite 750 San Francisco, CA, 94103

(800) 445-8106

https://www.caregiver.org/national-center-caregiving

Information available in Spanish.


The Alzheimer’s Association

(800) 272-3900

Resource Community Finder.

Also see:

  • Preparing for your doctor’s visit: http://www.alz.org/documents/national/ed _doc_checklist.pdf

  • Getting a diagnosis

    • Spanish: http://www.alz.org/documents/greaterillino is/Diagnosis_.pdf

    • English: http://www.alz.org/documents/greaterillino is/Diagnosis.pdf

They also offer message boards and blogs at https://www.alzconnected.org, support groups for caregivers at http://www.alzheimersillinois.org/support_groups/, and a virtual library with fact sheets and brochures at http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_pu blications.asp.

Information available in Spanish. Also see Community Services & Care Options.

 

Counseling

 

Centro Castilo for Personal and Family Wellbeing

6250 W. North Ave., 1st Floor Chicago, IL, 60639

(773) 622-6218

http://www.centrocastillo.com/Contact_Us.html

Information available in Spanish.


In-Home Counseling for Seniors

(847) 903-5604

http://www.inhomecounselingforseniors.com/


The Circuit Court of Cook County - Elder Justice Center

Richard J. Daley Center

50 West Washington Street, Concourse Level, Room CL-16 Chicago, IL, 60602

(312) 603-9233

Information and services available in Spanish for seniors ages 60 and older that are residents of Cook county.


ElderLawAnswers

150 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor, Box #15 Providence, RI, 02903

(866) 267-0947

http://www.elderlawanswers.com/

Search for an attorney local to your area, or browse resources and information on financial and legal issues of aging and/or caring for an Alzheimer's patient.


Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF)

120 S. LaSalle Street, Suite. 900 Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 341-1070

http://www.lafchicago.org/gethelp/client-services

Information available in Spanish.


National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

National Center on Elder Abuse, c/o University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics

1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 22 Bld. A-6, Alhambra, CA, 91803

(855) 500-3537

https://ncea.acl.gov/


Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (Northwestern University)

320 E. Superior, Searle 11 Chicago, IL, 60611

(312) 908-9339

http://www.brain.northwestern.edu/

Under research tab, there are various research studies dealing with Alzheimer's Disease


National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers

https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/ alzheimers-disease-researchcenters

On the right side of the web-page you will find various links to news, research centers, or clinical trials. Information available in Spanish.


Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

600 S. Paulina Street, Suite 1022 Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-3333

Investigators at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center focus on four main areas of research, including risk factors, neurological basis of the disease and improving diagnosis and treatment. The Latino CORE study is a long term epidemiological study looking at the specific risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease about healthy older Latino adults.


A Family’s Story Around Caregiving

1600 W. Lake Street Melrose Park, IL, 60106

(708) 223-8571 Ext. 107

www.latinoalzheimersalliance.org/video_caregiver.html

Information available in Spanish. See also Community Services & Care Options and Support, Education, & Counseling.


Dementia Friendly America

www.dfamerica.org

A multi-sector, national collaborative to foster communities that are equipped to support people with dementia and their family and friend caregivers by becoming "dementia friendly."

Email available: info@dfamerica.org


Let's Talk About Alzheimer's Disease PDF Booklet

http://www.hispanichealth.org/member---publications.html


Let’s Talk About Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease PDF Booklet

http://www.hispanichealth.org/member---publications.html


National Caregivers Library

901 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 100 Richmond, VA, 23236

(804) 327-1111

www.caregiverslibrary.org

An extensive online library for caregivers with articles, forms, checklists and links to topics/specific external resources.


National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)

1201 L Street, N.W. Washington, D.C., 20005

(202) 842-4444

www.ncal.org

Represents long-term care providers; contains information for consumers on assisted living.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Caring Info

(800) 658-8898 or HelpLine in Spanish: (877) 658-8896

www.caringinfo.org

Information available in Spanish.


National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) 

1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 632 Washington, D.C., 20036 202-332-2275

www.ltcombudsman.org

Click "Locate an Ombudsman" to find a professional to serve as an advocate for your family as you deal with decisions concerning long-term care for your loved one.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Health

NIH Neurological Institute, P.O. Box 5801, Bethesda, MD, 20824

(800) 352-9424

www.ninds.nih.gov

Provides general information on Alzheimer's disease, websites and some publications on its Alzheimer's disease page. (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health). Information available in Spanish.


Supportive Living Facilities (SLFs) Waiver

www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalClients/HCBS/Pages/slf.aspx

Government program assists low income adults living in assisted living facilities delay placement into a nursing home by providing the following services

  • In-home care
  • Emergency home response
  • Social/recreational programming
  • Transportation
  • Supplemental Services

Persons with Disabilities Waiver

www.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/Persons%20w%20Disabilities%20Waiver.pdf

Government program assists Medicaid eligible individuals age 59 or younger who require nursing level of care remain independent in their own homes by helping to pay for home and community based services including:

  • In-home care
  • Adult day care, respite
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Personal emergency response system
  • Home adaptations
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Home delivered meals