Caring for someone is rewarding, but it can also be difficult and stressful. Caregiving can impact the physical and emotional health of caregivers, who often neglect their own needs while caring for others. If you are a caregiver, you are not alone. More than one million Illinoisans are facing the same challenges, questions, and decisions about caring for an older adult.
The Caregiver Advisory Program provides information and support services to help caregivers cope with their caregiving roles. The program can help caregivers locate these and other services:
You must be providing informal (unpaid) care for an older adult age 60+, or you must be an older adult (60+ caring for an adult with disabilities (caregiver CAN be a parent).
If you are interested in learning more about how this program can help caregivers, please contact our office at (217) 379-9281, or email us at [email protected].