Senior Services

The Center of Concern’s experienced caseworkers and trained volunteers provide quality counseling and services to seniors and the disabled in Maine Township. We offer a variety of programs to help seniors live with dignity and independence.

In Home Support/Case Management Assessment

Our staff provides a personalized, in-home assessment to introduce residents to effective resources and the care they need. Once assessed, residents are provided with free or subsidized case management services to address the needs and challenges related to aging.

Eligibility

  • 50+ years
  • Live in Maine Township

Telephone Reassurance

Our Telephone Reassurance program is a well-being check for lonely or secluded seniors. Daily calls from trained volunteers connect seniors to our community through conversation insights to improve quality of life.

Eligibility

  • 50+ years or disabled person
  • Lives in Maine Township
  • Lives alone

Friendly Visiting

The Friendly Visitor program matches volunteers with isolated seniors looking for companionship and support. The volunteer visits the senior 1-2 times per month on a schedule that works for everyone. Friendly visitors may do light housekeeping, errands, prepare a meal, or take a senior out. But mainly, volunteers visit seniors in their home to talk, play games, and spend time together.

Eligibility

  • 50+ years or disabled person
  • Must be assessed by staff
  • Live in Maine Township

Chore Assistance

The Chore program connects seniors with trained aides who assist with housekeeping services and household maintenance projects, seasonal chores, and minor home repairs.   Learn More

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

The Center of Concern Alzheimer’s Caregiver support group is a safe place to learn, exchange strategies and tips, as well as meet other caregivers coping with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The group meets once a month and is facilitated by trained staff. The free meetings take place at the Center of Concern and are opened to anyone caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

Eligibility
Primary caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

Intergenerational Programs

Our Intergenerational program connects seniors with students from local elementary, middle, and high schools. From pen pals to web /social media education, our intergenerational programming benefits all ages. To get involved with our Connecting for Good program and other intergenerational initiatives click the link at the top of this page.
Eligibility

  • Registered for services
  • 50+

 

Are there service fees?

Most Center of Concern supportive services for seniors and family caregivers  are free of charge. Please see below for additional information about our service area and possible service fees.

The Center of Concern Service Area is primarily Maine Township in northern Cook County, Illinois.  Most all of our senior support services are provided free of charge and select services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis for residents of Maine Township.  

If you are not a resident of our designated service area, you may pay a service fee for individual services depending on the service you are requesting, the availability of COC staff to provide the service, and the nature of the service requested.

Below is the pricing schedule for Center of Concern out of service area services:

Phone counseling – with a Center of Concern case manager experienced in effective resources and resources to assist the elderly or disabled is a flat fee of $40 per hour or $20 per half hour.

Office visits - with case managers conducted at the Center of Concern are $100 for an Initial Assessment and $60 for additional office sessions.

Home visits - service sessions conducted in your home by Center of Concern staff are $200 for an Initial Home Assessment and $125 for additional home sessions.


 

Inquire online about ANY of our Senior Services

or

Contact our HELPLINE at 847.268.4213

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