Assisted Living: private pay alternative for people needing assistance with activities of daily living but wishing to live as independently as possible. Residents are not able to live by themselves but do not require constant care either. Help with eating, bathing, dressing, laundry, housekeeping, and assistance with medications is available. Many also have centers for medical care. The care is not as intensive as that offered at a nursing home.
Supportive Living: for low-income older seniors under Medicaid. Combines apartment-style living with personal care and other services. Residents live independently and take part in decision-making. Personal choice, dignity, privacy and individuality are emphasized.
Click on the following link for Supportive Living Listing Chicago Supportive Living Listing
Nursing Homes: also called intermediate care, provide long-term care for people who cannot be cared for at home or in other types of facilities. They provide care for individuals who need nursing care without being in a hospital. A doctor supervises this type of care. Costs for long-term nursing homes generally run around $50,000 a year. A substantial portion of these costs may be covered by Medicaid or private insurance.
Click on the following link to view Long Term Care Facilities in the CDFSS Regions
For information on Independent Living assistance through the Department of Community Development click on the following link: HRAIL Program
For additional information on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program click on the following link www.state.il.us/aging
For additional information on Assisted Living and Shared Shared Housing Establishments, click the following link to Illinois Department of Public Health, www.idph.state.il.us
For additional information on Supportive Living facilities, click the following link to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, www.hfs.illinois.gov
For additional information on Assisted Living, Nursing Homes and choosing an Alzheimer's/ Dementia Facility, click the following link, www.AgingSolutions.info
For additional information on Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing: www.aging-parents- and-elder-care.com/pdf/NursingHomeChk.pdf
For more information on this program, call 312.744.4016.