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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. To be eligible for this program, individuals must be 60 years of age or older and be referred by an approved referral source, such as an Area Agency on Aging (AAA), AAA-funded entity, Care Coordination Unit (CCU), or Adult Day Service (ADS) provider. Older adults may, but do not need to be, receiving aging services through their referring agency at the time of referral.

Referrals are received and processed by the Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP), with whom IDoA partners to administer this program.

Examples of Available Devices Include:

Technology Mobility & Accessibility Aids Smart Home Technology 
iPad or Android tablet with case Cane Video Doorbell
Keyboard Walker Keyless smart lock
Headphones Wheelchair Voice-activated home assistant
Screen protector Shower chair Smart light bulbs
Stylus pen for touchscreen devices Adaptive kitchen tools and utensils Robotic pets
Laptop computer Non-prescription vision and hearing devices  
Wi-Fi router for internet access if needed    
ICC does not provide hearing aids (but does offer other hearing assistance items), prescription items, installed grab bars or shower benches/seats, or electric scooters/wheelchairs.

Devices and usage instructions are provided at no cost to recipients and are theirs to keep (with minimal exceptions for certain loaner devices). Within three months of delivery, IATP staff will contact the recipient to ensure they are satisfied with the product(s) they received.


If you feel you would benefit from the ICC program, contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) or Care Coordination Unit (CCU) to request that a referral be submitted on your behalf. During the referral process, you will be asked to provide brief demographic information and answer questions about your current technology usage. IATP staff will then reach out to schedule a call or home visit to further assess your needs and determine which technology would be appropriate for you.