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  Gambling & Seniors  

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Gam-Anon – A self-help organization that assists people in resolving the problems they are facing due to the gambling problem. Illinois Hotline: (708) 802-0105, National: (718) 352-1671

Gambling Addiction Assistance, Illinois Gaming Board

Gamblers Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Chicago Hotline: (312) 346-1588

Illinois Casino Gaming Association – A not-for-profit organization representing the riverboat gaming industry in Illinois. It is also committed to promoting responsible gaming and offering support mechanisms for people in need of help. 24/7 Help Line/Referral Service: 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537)

Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, at Proctor Hospital and BroMenn Regional Medical Center – Established in 1979 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, the Institute offers a wide variety of services and programs to meet the growing need for hospital-based addiction recovery treatment. Phone: 1-800-522-3784

National Center for Responsible Gambling – A national organization exclusively devoted to funding scientific research on pathological and youth gambling. Phone: (816) 453-9964

National Council on Problem Gambling – The mission of the Council is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education. 24-Hour Confidential National Helpline: 1-800-522-4700

The Outreach Foundation for Problem and Compulsive Gamblers – A Speakers Bureau serving the state of Illinois by promoting public awareness of the disease known as compulsive gambling. Phone: 1-866-LAST-BET (1-866-527-8238)

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  Grandparents & Children  

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All Kids, Healthcare for all children, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

The Brookdale Foundation Group, New York, NY

Families and Children, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center – A national legal resource that is a collaboration between Casey Family Programs, the American Bar Associationís Center on Children and the Law, and Generations United.

Grandparent Information Center, AARP

Home Safety for Dementia Care by Weill Cornell Medical College is an award-winning web site that provides information on best practices and home safety for dementia care.

Homeless Education Technical Assistance Program, an Illinois State Board of Education initiative to disseminate information to Illinois schools and shelters as to the educational rights and needs of homeless children and youth.

Illinois Immunization Program, Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Department of Human Services

Grandparents who are raising their family's children might also receive assistance through...
  • Child care services
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
  • Family case management
  • Employment-related child care and youth services

Illinois State Board of Education

Publications, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Publications, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Publications, Illinois Department of Human Services

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Illinois Department of Human Services

Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a food assistance program, Illinois Department of Human Services

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  Housing Options & Nursing Homes  

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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.

American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging – 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

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

Illinois Commerce Commission
information and services relating to...

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

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

Family, Home, and Legal, AARP

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

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

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

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.

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

Nursing Homes: Guide to Choosing, AARP

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

Nursing Homes in Illinois, 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 Ė 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

Web Resources related to Nursing Home Residentsí Rights

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  Income / Insurance / Health Care Costs  

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American Public Human Service Association – developing, promoting, and implementing public human service policies that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults

Health Care Choices, AARP – a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies

Healthfinder, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – guide to reliable health information

Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan – a state insurance program for persons who are unable to obtain private health insurance and who can qualify under Section 7 of the CHIP Act, and for federally eligible individuals who qualify under Section 15

Illinois Department of Insurance, Division of Insurance

Illinois Health Care Cost Containment Council

Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Information State Health Policy Program, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – a model for the use of electronic communication to disseminate health information by state health agencies, and to provide information on health issues and activities of the program's state grantees

Medical Assistance Programs, Illinois Department of Public Aid

Medicare, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare & Medicaid Services Centers, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – the largest US foundation devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans

Social Security Administration

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  Intergenerational & Volunteer Programs  

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Corporation for National & Community Service – engages Americans of all ages in service to help strengthen communities

Senior Corp, Corporation for National & Community Service – a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges

Illinois Intergenerational Initiative, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale – a movement to involve all generations in promoting quality lifelong learning

Volunteerism and Community Service in Illinois

Memory Makers, Illinois Storytelling Festival – intergenerational storytelling

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Illinois General Assembly – Legislation and Laws; Senate; House of Representatives; and Legislative Agencies

"Thomas" Legislation Review, The Library of Congress

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

The White House

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  Prescription Drug Assistance  

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare

Find a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, Medicare

Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs Directory, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) – represents the countryís leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) – information on Medicare drug coverage

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  Veterans Services  

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Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

Illinois Veterans' Homes, Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

Military License Plates, Office of the Secretary of State

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans' Rights Bureau, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

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