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Illinois Care Connections (ICC)

The Illinois Care Connections (ICC) program provides technology and assistive devices to older adults living in the community, with the goal of enhancing their overall well-being and quality of life. Aging Network partners, including Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), AAA-funded entities, Care Coordination Units (CCUs), and Adult Day Service (ADS) providers, can refer individuals aged 60+ to the program using an online referral form. Older adults do not need to be enrolled in CCP or receive Older Americans Act services at the time of referral.

How to Make a Referral

Referring agencies must submit an online referral form for each older adult they are referring to the ICC program. The form is designed to be completed in collaboration with the older adult and includes questions about their current technology usage, as well as a three-question assessment for loneliness.

Referrals are received and processed by the Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP), with whom IDoA partners to administer this program. Once a referral has been submitted, IATP staff may follow up with the referral source and/or the older adult to request additional information to determine which technology and/or assistive devices may best meet their needs.

Who Would Benefit?

An older adult may benefit from the ICC program if they:

  • Live alone and/or are physically unable to leave the house for social activities.
  • Are not as strong or agile as they used to be and have difficulty moving around their home.
  • Have arthritis or another health condition that affects their ability to perform certain movements.
  • Have difficulty hearing or reading small print.

Available Devices Include:

Technology  Mobility and Accessibility Aids  Smart Home Technology

iPad or Android tablet with case


Video doorbell



Keyless smart lock



Voice-activated home assistant

Screen protector

Shower chair

Smart light bulbs

Stylus pen for touch screen devices

Adaptive kitchen tools and utensils

Robotic pets

Laptop computer

Non-prescription vision and hearing devices


Wi-Fi router for internet access, if needed



For more information about the ICC program and how to refer an older adult: