Health Care and other resources
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL 60451
Silver Cross is the only hospital in Illinois to be named a 100 Top Hospital National Award Winner for the past 5 years!
Will County Health Department
501 Ella Avenue, Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 815-727-8480 Phone: 815-727-8690 (TDD) Fax: 815-727-8484
407 W Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: 815-727-5065 Fax: 815-727-0136
Will-Grundy Medical Clinic
"The Free Clinic" provides at no charge, primary, diagnostic, therapeutic, and referral medical and dental services to those who have no other access to such care.
A non-sectarian agency serving children and adults with developmental and mental disabilities in a variety of residential and day programs.
Family Counseling Center
Individual, family and group psychotherapy. Marital counseling and conflict management services. Consumer credit counseling services for families in financial debt.
Crisis Line of Will County, IL
Crisis Line is dedicated to providing help to people in need. Crisis Line of Will County serves a geographical area which includes Will, Grundy, Southern DuPage, and portions of Southwestern Cook Counties.
Illinois Alcohols Anonymous
Our website provides free resources for people at any stage of their recovery journey, along with a local AA meeting directory. https://alcoholicsanonymous.com/aa-meetings/illinois/
This organization is dedicated to providing senior living resources for the elderly. The website discusses all services available for seniors living in Illinois, outlines helpful state programs for seniors and allows to find assisted living facilities in every city, village and county in Illinois.
Many people think of Medicare as a program for people who are 65 and older. While this is true, some may not know that a younger person with a disability can also qualify for Medicare coverage. Not every disability is a qualifying one, so it’s important to understand if you meet the requirements before you take the time to apply. The following guide is for people under the age of 65 who have questions about whether or not they might be eligible for Medicare. Even if you're under the age of 65, you can qualify for Medicare if you have certain disabilities. https://www.medicareplans.com/medicare-coverage-for-people-with-disabilities/
ILLINOIS MEDICAID LONG TERM CARE PROGRAMS, BENEFITS & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program, so its rules, coverage plans and even its name all vary by state. This article focuses on Illinois Medicaid Long Term Care for seniors. This is different from regular Medicaid, which is for low-income people of all ages. In Illinois, Medicaid is also called the Medical Assistance Program and it is administered by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Medicaid will help pay for long term care for Illinois residents in a nursing home, their own home, the home of a loved one, assisted living facilities, memory care units and adult foster care through one of three programs – Nursing Home / Institutional Medicaid, Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Waivers and Aid to Aged Blind and Disabled (AABD) Medicaid.
Technology Guide For Seniors
The guide is easily accessible, compatible with screen reader technology, and equipped with larger font making it very reader friendly. Our optimized guide also lists all the latest and greatest technology for seniors who wish to age in place.
How Technology Benefits Senior Citizens by AT&T
The guide covers information to make the lives of seniors more convenient by highlighting existing technology.
The Department on Aging Benefit Access Program (Formerly known as the Circuit Breaker Program)
Allows for the Secretary of State's office to provide reduced-fee license plates aimed toward senior citizens and persons with disabilities with specific qualifications. Applications and benefit access guidelines are available on the Department of Aging website at www.illinois.gov/aging or call toll free (800) 252-8966 OR (866) 206-1327 (TTY) Seniors may also receive application assistance at a local, participating senior center. Upon approval, each application is effective for two years.
The discount only applies to the following plate types: standard passenger, B-truck, persons with disabilities, recreational vehicles weighing up to 8,000 pound and military license. Only one discount per household per year.
Help for African Americans
There are many people who call the state of Illinois home. Some of them at times may need to know about special helpful programs that will provide assistance to those experiencing financial difficulties. Knowing about the programs can make a world of difference and ensure that one’s basic needs are being met. There are several programs that offer financial help for African Americans in Illinois.