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Housing Options & Nursing Homes

Elder Care, Help Guide – care and housing information and options

Illinois Commerce Commission, information and services relating to financial assistance programs for help with utilities.  

Housing & Senior Citizens, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD Exchange, resources that will connect seniors experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless.

Illinois Department of Public Health – Nursing Homes in Illinois, a website with information about the Nursing Home Care Act; How to Select a Nursing Home; A Listing of Illinois Nursing Homes; Types of Nursing Homes; Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violators; and Nursing Homes with No Certification Deficiencies.

Illinois Housing Search, provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs. Property managers can list their property at no cost.

Illinois Home Modification and Assistive Technology Program, Illinois Department of Human Services, provides a listing of resources for Illinois consumers, non-profit organizations, and businesses. It also provides links to product and research information.

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP), Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services – helping low income residents save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living,  a statewide organization made up of 24 Centers for Independent Living in Illinois

LeadingAge, advancing the vision of healthy, affordable, ethical long-term care

Housing, Elders and Families, U.S. Administration on Aging:

  • Assistive Technology

  • Home Remodeling

  • Housing Services

  • Independent Living

  • Nursing Facilities

  • Consumer Services

  • Electricity

  • Natural Gas

  • Water and Sewer

Long-Term Care, Medicare – how to plan for long-term care, choose a nursing home, etc.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs – assisting eligible low-income households pay for winter energy services

National Center for Assisted Living, the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association, the nation’s largest organization representing long term care

Nursing Home, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Bureau of Long Term Care, administers the program that reimburses nursing facilities for care provided to Medicaid-eligible residents. See also: Nursing Home Services and Information for Couples (HFS 3191).

Nursing Homes: Guide to Choosing, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Nursing Homes: Guide to Choosing, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violations, Illinois Department of Public Health

Supportive Living Program, administered by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, is a service-enriched housing option available to Medicaid-eligible individuals that allows elderly, age 65 years and older, or adults, ages 22 – 64 years, with disabilities who would otherwise need nursing facility care. SLFs consist of apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms while providing services such as intermittent nursing, personal care, medication oversight, meals, housekeeping, laundry and 24-hour security.

Tech Connect, Illinois Assistive Technology Project Demonstration and Loan Center – Promoting Independent Living through Technology