Kenneth Young Center - Community Mental Health and Senior Services

Senior Services

 

People generally want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible, and we work with people aged 60 and older and their families to help them do just that.  We offer services and help find resources so they can maintain their dignity and independence in the community.








Overview

 

Support Groups and Educational Programs

Kenneth Young Center's Seniors Services Department is committed to providing ample resources to help seniors, caretakers, families and loved ones through difficult and confusing transitions and questions. Please see our list of currently available programs:

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Grandparents raising their grandchildren have a unique need for support. In this group they'll give and get support from other grandparents, share ideas and experiences about raising grandchildren, and get information about resources available to them.

This support group meets the first Monday of every month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at:

  Kenneth Young Center  
  1001 Rohlwing Rd.  
  Elk Grove Village, IL 60007  

View more information about our Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group.

If you are planning on attending this group, please call Daxa Sanghvi at 847.524.8800 x168.

Caregiver Support Group

If you provide care for a family member or a loved one who depends on you for help with shopping, driving, personal care, medicines, finances, etc., please attend this support group.  You will meet other caregivers, exchange ideas, learn about available resources, receive support and feel empowered.

This support group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at:

  Kenneth Young Center, Senior Services Department  
  1001 Rohlwing Road  
  Elk Grove Village, IL 60007  

View more information about our Caregiver Support Group.

For more information or to register, please call Daxa Sanghvi at 847.524.8800 x168

 

 

Assistive Devices = An Easier Life with Independence (Educational Program)

As technology advances, new devices are being developed to help seniors maintain independence by utilizing creative solutions, modifications and adaptions. Occasionally we offer an Educational Program to explain these devices to help seniors live safe, independent lifestyles.  Check back here for information on the next scheduled program (TBD), but for now, please Watch a video about this program. Begin watching at 33:00 minutes to view Daxa Sanghvi.

Information / Assistance

 

Seniors or caregivers call for help, and we provide information and connections to community services.  If an in-home assessment is needed, our intake process is initiated.

In-Home Assessment

A care coordinator visits the home of the senior to conduct a comprehensive assessment of needs.

Care Coordination

With the input of the senior a care plan is developed. The case manager continues to monitor as needs change. Care coordinators coordinate community based services.

For seniors who meet income and disability guidelines, case managers can engage the Illinois Department on Aging Community Care Program (CCP), which includes homemaker services for personal care, shopping, meal preparation and household assistance.  These intensive in-home services are meant to prevent premature nursing home placement.  CCP also provides adult care, which offers a safe, structured rehabilitative environment and provides caregiver respite.

Advocacy and Support

Assistance in providing eligibility screening and applications for public care benefits.

Special Services

CHOICES

When frail elders and their families are considering nursing home placement, KYC staff screens applicants for eligibility and assesses for community based services, nursing home placement, or other long term options. KYC staff also completes screens in area hospitals.

Please click here to view our Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities brochure

Additional Senior Services

    

"HOME" Support Program

Helping Older Adults Manage Every Day

  • Volunteer in-home visitors
  • Shopping assistance
  • Respite for caregivers

Home Delivered Meals

Hot noontime meals are delivered Monday through Friday to those who are unable to manage preparing their own and are homebound.

Money Management

Assistance with check writing, account balancing, budgeting and other financial tasks

Chore Housekeeping

Assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, light maintenance

Elder Abuse Response

Response, assessment, intervention following reports of elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation

Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)

Provides assistance with applying for Illinois Cares Rx, Medicare D, and Medicate Savings Programs

Caregiver Resources

Education on resources and skills for the care of an elderly family member or friend. Tips for self-care and respite, peer support in self-help groups, individual and family counseling.